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    Managing User Roles

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    To manage user roles, you must have one of the following roles:
    • User Manager
    • User Administrator
    For convenience, circulation desk operators can be deleted, exported, or imported by running batch jobs (see Running Manual Jobs on Defined Sets).

    Adding Roles to Users

    You add a role to a user by:
    • Assigning a job category to the user when creating the user (see Adding Users)
    • Selecting a role profile that is defined on the Profiles List page (see Configuring Role Profiles)
    • Selecting roles individually
    To add roles to a user:
    1. On the Find and Manage Users page (Administration > User Management > Find and Manage Users), locate the user and select Action > Edit.
    2. Add roles to the user using one of the following methods:
      • Click Add Role. The Add New Roles page appears.
        Add New Roles Page
        For a list and description of the roles that can be configured for users, see User Roles – Descriptions and Accessible Components.
        The Add New Roles page provides details about the privileges associated with each role.
        Select the check boxes of the roles you want to assign to the user and click Add Role. The new roles are added to the User Roles section of the User Details page, as shown in the following example.
        User Roles Section on User Details Page
      • Click Add from Profiles. The Profiles List page appears.
        Profiles List Page
        The Profiles List page displays all the defined role profiles (predefined by a system administrator—see Configuring Role Profiles). Use the Role Filter to filter the list.
        Select the required role profile and click Select. The individual roles are added to the User Roles section of the User Details page.
        User Roles Area on User Details Page
    3. Click Save. If you selected multiple roles, the Find and Manage Users page appears. Roles that require additional configuration (such as selecting a scope) remain inactive until you configure them. If you selected a single role, the User Roles Details page appears; select the role details and click Save again. See Editing Roles Assigned to Users.

    Editing Roles Assigned to Users

    To edit a role assigned to a user:
    1. On the Find and Manage Users page (Administration > User Management > Find and Manage Users), locate the user and select Actions > Edit. The User Details page appears.
      User Details Page
    2. In the User Roles area, scroll to the role you want to edit and either click the role name link in the Role Name column or select Actions > Edit. The User Roles Details page appears.
      User Roles Details Page
    3. Edit the required information. Role Information Fields lists details of the fields on this page.
      Role Information Fields
      Field Description
      Role name The name of the role (cannot be changed).
      Scope This field is mandatory, even though the field appears without a red asterisk.
      • For roles that always apply to the entire institution – Scope is set to the institution and cannot be changed.
      • For roles set on the library/campus level – Scope appears as a drop-down list. Select the required campus/library (or the institution, if it is available) to which the role applies.
      After selecting the scope, some roles require additional information in the Role Parameters section, such as a service unit or configuration desk. Configure these parameters, as described in User Roles – Descriptions and Accessible Components.
      To add multiple libraries/campuses, add the role to the user multiple times, selecting a different library/campus each time.
      If you reduce a user's scope to library-level from institution-level, or remove a library-level scope from a user, the user can no longer manage those entities that are assigned to him/her but are now out of scope.
      Status From the predefined drop-down list, select whether the status is Active or Inactive.
      Expiry date The date after which the user no longer has the role.
      Click the Expiry date box and select the required date from the Calendar dialog box.
    4. Click Save Role. The edited role is saved, and the User Details page appears.
    5. Click Save. The user details are saved, and the Find and Manage Users page appears.

    Removing Roles from Users

    You can remove roles assigned to a user.
    To remove roles from users:
    1. On the Find and Manage Users page (Administration > User Management > Find and Manage Users), locate the user for which you want to remove roles and select Actions > Edit.
    2. Remove a role using one of the following methods:
      • Select Actions > Remove for the role you want to remove and click Confirm in the confirmation dialog box. The role is removed from the User Details page.
      • From the list of roles in the User Roles area, select the check box for the roles you want removed, and click Remove Selected. The selected roles are removed from the User Details page.
    3. Click Save. The user details are saved, and the Find and Manage Users page appears.

    User Roles – Descriptions and Accessible Components

    The following table describes the roles that can be configured for users and the Alma components that each user role can access. All users can search the repository (Resource Management > Search > Repository Search) and view analytics subscriptions (Administration > Analytics > Subscribe to Analytics).
    User Roles
    Module Role Accessible Components Description Scope
    User Management User Administrator ADMINISTRATION:
    • Find and Manage Users
    • Purge User Records
    • Loan Desk/Department Operators
    • User Management Configuration – Configuration Menu
    Manages all aspects of user management, including configuration aspects such as setting up and running user synchronization actions Institution
    User Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Find and Manage Users
    Manages user information, such as roles, blocks, and contact information Institution
    Acquisitions Acquisitions Administrator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Exchange Rates Report
    • Configuration Menu
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages acquisitions configurations, such as PO review rules, reporting codes, and running acquisitions related jobs Institution
    Fiscal Period Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages copy ledger, rollover jobs, and editing of fiscal period tables when assigned in conjunction with the Acquisitions Administrator role Institution
    Fund Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Funds and Ledgers
    • Transfer Funds
    • Move Funds in Hierarchy
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages all fund-related actions, including allocations and transactions, creating, updating, and closing funds Institution / Library
    Fund-Ledger Viewer ACQUISITIONS:
    • Funds and Ledgers
    Views funds and ledgers only Institution / Library
    Invoice Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Search for Invoice
    • Create Invoice
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Review
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Approve
    • Waiting for Payment
    • Vendors
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages invoice creation, review and approval activities, and assigning invoices to other operators Institution / Library
    Invoice Operator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Search for Invoice
    • Create Invoice
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Review
    • Waiting for Payment
    • Vendors
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Creates, edits, and reviews invoices Institution / Library
    Invoice Operator Extended ACQUISITIONS:
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Delete Invoice
    Has Invoice Operator privileges and can also delete invoices
    Must be combined with Invoice Operator.
    Institution / Library
    Ledger Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Funds and Ledgers
    • Transfer Funds
    • Move Funds in Hierarchy
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Enables creating and editing ledgers, adding funds and allocations, performing transactions, and updating ledgers and funds Institution / Library
    License Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Licenses
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages activities related to licenses and license amendments Institution
    Purchasing Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • All Purchase Order Lines, Purchase Order, and Import Processing options, except Delete PO
    • Vendors
    • Funds and Ledgers
    • Licenses
    • Exchange Rates Report
    • Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    • Community Zone Updates Task List
    • Start New Import
    • Monitor and View Imports
    • Resolve Import Issues
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages authoritative purchasing operations, such as reviewing and approving POs, activating electronic resources, assigning PO lines to purchasing operators, and linking licenses to PO lines. Can also view vendor data, ledgers and funds, and invoices. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Purchasing Operator ACQUISITIONS:
    • All Purchase Order Lines and Import Processing options, except Delete PO
    • Package
    • Purchase Order – Review
    • Vendors
    • Funds and Ledgers
    • Licenses
    • Exchange Rates Report
    • Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA)
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    • Community Zone Updates Task List
    • Start New Import
    • Monitor and View Imports
    • Resolve Import Issues
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages all purchasing operations, including creating, reviewing, and updating PO lines, managing electronic resources, and linking licenses to PO lines. Can also view vendor data, ledgers and funds, and invoices. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Purchasing Operator Extended ACQUISITIONS:
    • Delete PO
    Can delete PO lines.
    Must be combined with Purchasing Operator.
    Institution
    Receiving Operator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Receive
    • Receiving Department Items
    • Scan in Items
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages the arrival of both physical and electronic purchased items, and can delete orders. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    You must assign a service unit when configuring this role.
    Institution / Library
    Receiving Operator Limited ACQUISITIONS:
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Receive
    • Receiving Department Items
    • Scan in Items
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Has Receiving Operator privileges, but cannot delete orders. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    You must assign a service unit when configuring this role.
    Institution / Library
    Selector ACQUISITIONS:
    • Search for PO Line
    • Manage Trials
    • Search for Invoice
    • Receiving and Invoicing – Review
    • Vendors
    • Funds and Ledgers
    • Licenses
    • Manage Patron Purchase Requests
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages selecting new resources for acquisition Institution
    Selector Extended ACQUISITIONS:
    • Delete Patron Purchase Requests
    Deletes patron purchase requests. Institution
    Trial Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Search for PO Line
    • Manage Trials
    Manages electronic resource trials and evaluations as part of preprocessing for acquisitions, and manages the Trial Operator. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
    Trial Operator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Search for PO Line
    • Manage Trials
    Manages electronic resource trials and evaluations as part of preprocessing for acquisitions. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
    Trial Participant NONE An individual invited to participate in an electronic resource trial Institution
    Usage Data Operator   For future use Institution
    Vendor Manager ACQUISITIONS:
    • Vendors
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages all aspects of the institution’s vendor records Institution / Library
    Fulfillment Circulation Desk Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    Manages circulation desk actions, such as loans, returns, and renewals, with block override options; can add, edit, and delete notes, change due and return dates, add and remove blocks, mark items as lost, and change items.
    You must assign a circulation desk when configuring this role.
    To configure this role for multiple circulation desks in the same scope, assign the desks as multiple parameters in the same role.
    Library
    Circulation Desk Operator FULFILLMENT:
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    Manages circulation desk actions, such as loans, returns, and renewals; can add, edit, and delete notes, change due and return dates, mark items as lost, handle fines and fees, and perform offline circulation.
    You must assign a circulation desk when configuring this role.
    To configure this role for multiple circulation desks in the same scope, assign the desks as multiple parameters in the same role.
    Library
    Circulation Desk Operator – Limited FULFILLMENT:
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    Has Circulation Desk Operator privileges, but cannot perform deletion activities.
    You must assign a circulation desk when configuring this role.
    Library
    Course Reserves Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    Manages reserve and reading list assignments Institution / Library
    Course Reserves Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    Works with course reserves to create reading lists and move requests Institution / Library
    Fulfillment Administrator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Create Fulfillment Sets
    • Bulk Change Due Dates
    • View Restore Request Jobs
    • View Overdue and Lost Loan Jobs
    • Close Lost Loans Jobs
    • Transfer Requests
    • Configuration Menu
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Load Desk/Department Operators
    Manages fulfillment-related configurations, such as policies, terms of use, fulfillment units, and circulation desks Institution
    Fulfillment Services Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Approve Digitization Requests
    • Monitor Requests & Item Processes
    • Reading Lists
    • Items Requiring Action
    Manages the library’s authoritative fulfillment service actions, such as course reading list assignments, assigns digitization requests, and assigns and handles resource sharing requests Institution / Library
    Fulfillment Services Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Monitor Requests & Item Processes
    • Courses
    • Reading Lists
    • Items Requiring Action
    Manages the library's fulfillment services related to course reserves and reading lists, as well as move requests.
    You must assign a service unit when configuring this role.
    Institution / Library
    Instructor Does not operate with Alma directly. Creates and manages reading lists using Leganto. Institution / Library
    Patron USER MANAGEMENT:
    • User Details - Fines/Fees tab
    Receives services from the specified library (if the institution is specified, the patron receives services from all libraries in the institution). Services include receiving loans, placing requests for physical items, and digitization of items. Institution / Library
    Requests Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Manage Exports
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Monitor Requests & Item Processes
    • Create Fulfillment Sets
    • Items Requiring Action
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Run a Job
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages the request fulfillment steps, including creating requests, picking up items from shelves, and placing items in transit and on hold shelves.
    You must assign a circulation desk when configuring this role.
    Library
    Resource Sharing Partners Manager FULFILLMENT:
    • Partners
    • Rota Templates
    Manages resource sharing partners, to define the types of communication available between Alma and the resource sharing system. Also manages rota templates, to enable attaching a group of partners to a resource sharing request. Institution / Library
    Work Order Operator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Receiving Department Items
    • Scan In Items
    • Licenses
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    Manages internal library requests, such as digitization activities.
    You must assign a service unit when configuring this role.
    Institution / Library
    Inventory Collection Inventory Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Top Level Collections
    Can create and edit any sub-collection and move sub-collections between parent collections. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Collection Inventory Operator Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Top Level Collections
    Can create and edit top level collections, delete top level and sub-collections, and elevate a sub-collection to a top-level collection. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Deposit Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Deposit Profiles
    • Deposit Return Reasons
    • Deposit Decline Reasons
    • Patron Deposit Templates
    Manages deposit configuration. For more information, see Configuring Deposits. Institution / Library
    Deposit Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Search Deposits
    • Approve Deposits
    • Staff-Mediated Deposits
    Approves deposits. For more information, see Deposit. Institution / Library
    Deposit Operator Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Search Deposits
    • Approve Deposits
    • Staff-Mediated Deposits
    Approves and declines deposits. For more information, see Deposit. Institution / Library
    Digital Inventory Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Manage Exports
    • Add Digital Representation
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Run a Job
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages the institution’s digital inventory, including adding digital representations to the repository, running and monitoring processes, and creating and managing sets.When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    The Metadata Types are not functional.
    Institution / Library
    Digital Inventory Operator Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Delete Digital Inventory
    Can delete digital inventory. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    Must be combined with Digital Inventory Operator.
    Institution / Library
    Electronic Inventory Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Add Local Electronic Collection
    • Add Local Portfolio
    • Manage Electronic Resource Activation
    Manages the institution’s electronic inventory, including adding local electronic collections, and local portfolios, managing electronic resource activation, and creating and managing sets. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
    Electronic Inventory Operator Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Delete Electronic Inventory
    Can delete electronic inventory. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    Must be combined with Electronic Inventory Operator.
    Institution / Library
    Physical Inventory Operator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    • Add Physical Item
    Enables adding inventory records to the repository for the library and/or institution’s print materials, and creating and managing sets.
    A user cannot perform the following functions for libraries outside his or her defined scope: edit or withdraw an item from the physical items results on the Repository Search page, or edit, withdraw, duplicate, toggle missing, open predicted items, or bind items from the Items List page. A role's scope has no effect on physical inventory manipulation performed by a batch job. As a result, at an institution level, you must ensure that the physical item changing jobs are run only by users with higher privileges. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    Institution / Library
    Physical Inventory Operator Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Delete Physical Inventory
    Can delete physical inventory. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record.
    Must be combined with Physical Inventory Operator.
    Institution / Library
    Repository Administrator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    • Configuration Menu
    Manages institution and library configurations related to inventory. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Repository Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Manage Exports
    • Community Zone Updates Task List
    • Manage Electronic Resource Activation
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Run a Job
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages authoritative inventory-related actions, including adding, editing and deleting notes, creating and removing blocks, managing inventory operators, assigning e-resource activation to operators, managing inventory, managing repository jobs, and adding, editing, deleting, and linking inventory in the MD Editor. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution / Library
    Catalog Catalog Administrator RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Manage Exports
    • All Cataloging Options
    • Manage Electronic Resource Activation
    • Start New Import
    • Monitor and View Imports
    • Resolve Import Issues
    • Configuration Menu
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Run a Job
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages administrative aspects of catalog management, including cataloging configuration; can perform cataloging activities for bibliographic and holdings records, including adding and monitoring import/export processes and creating and managing sets. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
      Catalog Manager RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • Manage Exports
    • All Cataloging options
    • Manage Electronic Resource Activation
    • Start New Import
    • Monitor and View Imports
    • Resolve Import Issues
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • Run a Job
    • Monitor Jobs
    Manages the institution's catalog records, including cataloging activities for bibliographic and holdings records, adding and monitoring import/export processes, and creating and managing sets. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
    Cataloger RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Sets
    • All Cataloging options
    Performs cataloging activities for bibliographic and holdings records only, and creates and manages sets. When deleting the last item associated with a bibliographic record, can also delete that bibliographic record. Institution
    Cataloger Extended RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Delete Records
    • Manage Authorities
    Manages bibliographic records, holdings, and authority records. Can perform deletion on Cataloger activities.
    Must be combined with Cataloger.
    Institution
    Miscellaneous API Analytics Read   Enables an external application to call the retrieve Analytics Object as XML Web service. For details on this Web service, see https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/soap/analytics. Institution
    API Fulfillment Read   Enables reading Alma fulfillment tables when using the Alma Software Development Kit (SDK). For details on APIs, see: Institution
    API Fulfillment Write   Enables an external application to call all the fulfillment Web services. For details on APIs, see: Institution
    API Infra Read   Enables an external application to call the Infra API. For details on APIs, see: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis Institution
    API Label Printing Read   Enables creating a physical item label for printing when using the Get Label for Printing Web service. For details, see https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/soap/bib. Institution
    API Resource Management Read   Enables an external application to call the Publishing MARC by MMS Id APIs. For details on APIs, see:
    https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis
    Institution
    API User Information Read   Enables an external application to call the Get User Details Web service, supplying the user name and password of a user with this role. For details on the user management Web services, refer to https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/soap/user. Institution
    API User Information Write   Enables an external application to call all user management Web services, supplying the user name and password of a user with this role. For details on the user management Web services, refer to https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/soap/user. Institution
    Designs Analytics RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • All Analytics options
    Enables creating, revising, and updating Alma Analytics, and exposing analytics to other staff operators Institution
    Discovery - Admin   For future use Institution
    General System Administrator ACQUISITIONS:
    • Exchange Rates Report
    • Configuration Menu
    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
    • Manage Exports
    • Configuration Menu
    FULFILLMENT:
    • Create Fulfillment Sets
    • Bulk Change Due Dates
    • View Restore Request Jobs
    • View Overdue and Lost Loan Jobs
    • Configuration Menu
    ADMINISTRATION:
    • All Processes and Sets options
    • Find and Manage Users
    • Load Desk/Department Operators
    • User Management Configuration – Configuration Menu
    • General Configuration – Configuration Menu
    • Monitor Jobs
    • Run a Job
    Acts as overall manager of all Alma system configurations Institution
    Letter Administrator ADMINISTRATION:
    • General Configuration – Configuration Menu
    Manages letter configurations, such as Letter Activity and Letter processes Institution
    SDK Write   Enables writing and updating Alma tables when using the SDK (Alma Software Development Kit) for APIs. Institution

    Managing Circulation Desk Operators

    Circulation desk operator roles can be deleted, exported, or imported in Alma using batch jobs. For example, you can export a list of existing users, modify the list, and reimport it into Alma to streamline ongoing patron role assignments. This is often useful when managing a high turnover of part time or temporary student workers in the library.
    Before choosing the Delete or Import options, you must prepare the necessary Excel files that contain details of the circulation desk operator roles you want to delete or import. For details of the structure of the Excel file, see Creating Excel Files for Import or Deleting Circulation Desk Operators.
    To manage circulation desk operators:
    1. On the Load Desk Operators page (Administration > User Management > Load Desk/Department Operators), click Add Job. The Add Job page appears.
      Add Job Page
    2. Select the type of operation you want to run (Delete, Export, or Import). The Add Job page refreshes with different fields according to your selection.
      If you select Delete or Import, the Add Job page refreshes as follows.
      Add Job Page – Delete or Import Option
      If you select Export, the Add Job page refreshes as follows.
      Add Job Page – Export Option
      The fields shown in the above image appears after completing the first sub-steps in the step below.
    3. If you selected Delete or Import:
      1. Click (Browse) and select the Excel file you want to delete or import.
      2. Click Update. The batch job runs and is listed on the Load Desk Operators page.
      3. Continue with step 4.
      If you selected Export:
      1. From the Library drop-down list, select the library from which you want to export circulation desk operators. The Add Job page refreshes to show the Desk drop-down list.
      2. From the Desk drop-down list, select the desk from which you want to export circulation desk operators.
      3. Click Export. The Opening File Export dialog box appears.
        Opening Export File Dialog Box
      4. Select whether you want to Open or Save the export file. If you select to save the file, it is saved in your default downloads folder. If you select to open the file, Excel opens, displaying the export file records as shown in the following example.
        Example of Exported Circulation Desk Operators
        At the same time, details of the batch job are added to the Load Desk Operators page.
    4. Click Back. The Load Desk Operators page appears, showing a new batch job added to the list of jobs.
      To view the job details, select Actions > View for the job whose details you want to view.
    The following is an example of a job report with no exceptions (failures).
    Job Report Page – No Exceptions
    The following is an example of a job report with exceptions (failures).
    Job Report Page – With Exceptions
    To view the job events, on the Load Desk Operators page, select Actions > Events for the job whose events you want to view.
    The following is an example of an events report.
    Events Report Page

    Creating Excel Files for Import or Deleting Circulation Desk Operators

    Before importing or deleting circulation desk operators in Alma, you must create an Excel file with the appropriate details of the circulation desk operators to be deleted or imported.
    The Excel file must have the extension .xls.
    Files with the .xlsx extension are not currently supported.
    The Excel file must have the following column headings in row 1, columns A through E:
    • User Identifier
    • Role Type
    • Library Code
    • Expiry Date
    • Desk Code
    Enter the information for each circulation desk operator in the appropriate columns from row 2 and onward.
    The following is an example of an Excel file created for importing or deleting.
    Example of Delete/Import Excel File
    To create an Excel file for deleting circulation desk operators:
    1. Export all the circulation desk operators for a particular library and desk to an Excel file.
    2. Edit the Excel file by removing all the circulation desk operators you do not want deleted.
    3. Save the file and use it as the deletions file as described in step a.
    To create new circulation desk operators based on existing circulation desk operators:
    1. Export the existing circulation desk operators to an Excel file.
    2. Edit the file by removing any excess records of operators you do not want to import.
    3. Save the file and import it as described in step a.

    Roles Managed at the Library Level

    The following roles can be managed at the library level:
    • Circulation Desk Manager
    • Circulation Desk Operator
    • Circulation Desk Operator - Limited
    • Collection Inventory Operator
    • Collection Inventory Operator Extended
    • Course Reserves Manager
    • Course Reserves Operator
    • Deposit Manager
    • Deposit Operator
    • Deposit Operator Extended
    • Digital Inventory Operator
    • Digital Inventory Operator Extended
    • Electronic Inventory Operator
    • Electronic Inventory Operator Extended
    • Fulfillment Services Manager
    • Fulfillment Services Operator
    • Instructor
    • Invoice Manager
    • Invoice Operator
    • Patron
    • Physical Inventory Operator
    • Physical Inventory Operator Extended
    • Purchasing Manager
    • Purchasing Operator
    • Receiving Operator
    • Receiving Operator Limited
    • Repository Administrator
    • Repository Manager
    • Requests Operator
    • Resource Sharing Partners Manager
    • Vendor Manager
    • Work Order Operator