SUNYLA Midwinter 2020

Life After Migration:  Making Alma and Primo work for Everyone

February 7, 2020 (10:00am – 3:30pm EST)

Migrations to new Library Services Platforms can be challenging, but they also provide opportunities for improvement.  In July of 2019, SUNY Libraries went live with Alma and Primo.  The 2020 SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference, Life After Migration: Making Alma and Primo work for Everyone, is an opportunity to learn from the trials, tribulations, and successes of those who have migrated to Alma and Primo.  Our presenters, representing a variety of public and private institutions from across the country, will focus on the ways that libraries have changed their library instruction, their in-house workflows, and their discovery interface to better suit their patrons after going live with ALMA and Primo.  Come share your experiences and join your library colleagues at the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference on February 7, 2020 (10:00am – 3:30pm EST).

Technology requirements for attendance:  Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone.  Zoom will be used for this conference and is free for use by attendees.  

You do not need to be a SUNYLA member in order to attend this free conference.  

Register now:

SUNYLA’s Midwinter Virtual Conference Committee:
Jennifer DeVito, Stony Brook University
Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo
Jill Locascio, SUNY Optometry (chair)
Carrie Marten, SUNY Purchase
Jessica McGivney, SUNY Farmingdale
Jennifer Parker, SUNY Cortland


10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Session 1:  Organizing Chaos: Training for a Library Service Platform Migration, by Jennifer Koerber (SUNY Shared Library Services)

10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Session 2:  Teaching Primo to Every Student: Incorporating Primo Instruction into an Online Information Literacy Course, by Kris Stacy-Bates, Erin Thomas, and Cara Stone (Iowa State University Library)

11:00 A.M. – 11:10 A.M.

Break (10 minutes)

11:10 A.M. – 11:40 A.M.

Session 3:  A New Discovery – Marketing Primo to Faculty and Students, by Rocco Cremonese (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)

11:40 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.

Session 4: Enabling Better Feedback to Make Primo Work for You, by Christopher Gross (George Washington University)

12:10 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.


1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Session 5: Configuring Local Facets and Resource Types in Primo VE, by Katie Gohn and Andrea Schurr (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Session 6: Customizations in Primo VE, by Kaci Resau (Washington & Lee University)

2:00 P.M. – 2:10 P.M.

Break (10 minutes)

2:10 P.M. – 2:40 P.M.

Session 7:  Working Towards a User Management “Revolution” in Alma, by Chris Martin (Loyola University Chicago)

2:40 P.M. – 3:10 P.M.

Session 8:  Tired of Migration? Time for some REST … APIs, by Alexa Torchynowycz (Davidson College)

3:10 P.M.