Summer Meeting 2019

The 2019 Alliance Summer Meeting was held July 10th, 2019 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA.

Slides and Files


Analytics 101

Presenter: Dominic Doneux, Ex Libris

Slides: Analytics 101 (PPTX)

Analytics 201


  • Rami Attebury, University of Idaho
  • Alyssa Ferguson, Washington State University
  • Paul Ojennus, Whitworth University


Description: Solving problems with Analytics: see how we used Analytics to help answer questions about our patrons’ needs and behaviors. We will walk through how we built our reports and discuss how you can adapt them for your library.

Primo Analytics

Presenter: Amanda Schmidt, Ex Libris

Slides: Primo Analytics (PPTX)

Tableau Web Data Connector

Presenter: Alyssa Ferguson, Washington State University

Slides: Using the Tableau Web Data Connector with Alma Analytics (PPT)


Getting Started with APIs


  • Blake Galbreath, Washington State University
  • Tamara Marnell, Central Oregon Community College
  • Jeremy McWilliams, Lewis & Clark College

Slides: Getting Started with Ex Libris APIs (PPTX)

Demo: Getting Started with APIs – Alma Hours (MOV)

Description: This session will cover the basics of using Ex Libris APIs to interact with data from Alma or Primo. See examples of APIs in use at Alliance institutions, and learn how to implement an Alma or Primo API in a custom application.

Open Access


  • Gabriele Hayden, University of Oregon
  • Franny Gaede, University of Oregon
  • Dawn Lowe-Wincenson, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Pamela Pierce, OHSU
  • Hui Zhang, Oregon State University

Slides: Open Access Summer Meeting Presentations 2019 (PPTX)

Description: What is the collective meaning for openness to librarians and what are its impacts to our profession? At this Open Topic Session, panelists will discuss projects and initiatives to support openness in teaching, research, and scholarly communication at their institutions. Each panelist will speak briefly and attendees will come away with concrete approaches to open that can be implemented at their institution. Attendees and panelists will work toward an Alliance definition of “open” and focus on how institutions can work together.

Team and Group Presentations

DUX Initiatives 2019 and Beyond

Presenter: Anne Pepitone, Interim Alliance Discovery Coordinator

Slides: DUX Initiatives 2019 & Beyond (PPTX)

E-Resources in the Strategic Plan

Presenter: Jesse Holden, Orbis Cascade Alliance

Slides: E-Resources in the Strategic Plan (PPTX)

Orbis Cascade Ebook Program

Presenter: Ebook Standing Group

Slides: Orbis Cascade Ebook Program (PPTX)

Systems Team Presentation

Slides: Summer Meeting 2019 Systems Team Session Slides (PPTX)

Summer Meeting Program Group

  • Mary Grenci (UO)
  • Molly Gunderson (PSU)
  • Merri Hartse (EWU)
  • Kate Jones (SOU)
  • Holli Kubly (UO)
  • Jada Pelger (UPS)
  • Pamela Pierce (OHSU)
  • Elizabeth Duell (Orbis Cascade Alliance)