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Icon Large for Alliance Central Staff The Alliance Central Staff (ACS) works with the Alliance Board, the Alliance Council,  vendors, and member groups to help the Alliance achieve its goals.

Initiatives

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Develop a Copyright First Responders hub
Fund two additional Copyright First Responders cohorts and provide logistical support for CFR Retreat.
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Develop a Memorandum of Understanding for data sharing
Establish policies and develop a new MOU, and act on recommendations adopted by Council.
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Investigate open source shared ILS projects
Explore the viability of the Alliance participating in FOLIO development or a different open source ILS project, and determine if an open source solution is a viable shared ILS alternative.
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Manage resource sharing rota
Ensure equitable borrowing and lending levels for resource sharing throughout the Alliance.
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Manage Salesforce cases
Submit and monitor Salesforce cases, identify and share trends, surface high-priority cases with direct communications and regular meetings.
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Strategize for consortial training
Develop a cohesive strategy, approach, and guidelines for training across the Alliance.
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Conduct an RFP process for shared ILS
Plan to conduct an RFP process prior to the end of the current Ex Libris contract.
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Develop an Alliance-wide mentorship program
Develop member library staff to have a broad base of knowledge and skills that support Alliance activities.
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Manage courier service
Ensure the courier service is functioning within contracted parameters; review and adjust pricing as necessary; support Alliance members and dropsites participating in the service.
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Alliance Central Staff also

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Build capacity for members
Develop work that both supports Alliance priorities and engages member participants; assess contributions and provide timely feedback to participants.
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Build member engagement and outreach
Develop program area goals that align with Alliance's strategy and build engagement for member staff, recruit team/group participants, and support relationship-building across member institutions.
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Develop and support events
Maintain consistent and reliable practices around Alliance meetings and events.
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Document and disseminate collaborative work
Track and maintain lists of all Alliance groups and participants, produce reports on member contributions, and maintain records of past work.
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Improve organizational communication
Develop a strategic communications plan; identify and migrate to improved tools in support of that plan.
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Manage Ex Libris relationship
Represent the Alliance to Ex Libris management in meetings and communications.
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Manage IT infrastructure and system configurations
Manage physical and virtual resources for both Alliance staff and member use.
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Manage member groups
Conduct meetings in person and online; orient new team/group members to Alliance-level work; maintain supporting documentation; ensure clear operational goals and scope; coordinate team/group work across program areas and program managers.
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Provide executive support
Support governance- and executive-level decision-making and informational needs.
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Report data and statistics
Support assessment activities at member and participating institutions, enable data-driven decision making on use of resources and accreditation of member institutions.
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Themes

 

Status

Icon Strengthen Member Institutions Strengthen Member Institutions
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On Hold/Not Started
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Improve Access to Information
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Inspire Knowledge Creation
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Equip Students for Success