Summer Meeting 2023

Orbis Cascade Alliance’s Summer Meeting will be held virtually July 18-20, 2023 with the theme of Community-Collaboration-Change.

All updates will be shared with Alliance members through the Announce email list. Please contact Elizabeth Duell to join the list.


Summer Meeting is supported by and provided to all Alliance members. There is no cost for Alliance member staff to attend.

Here are the steps for registration:

  • Complete the registration form, which includes reading and agreeing to the Orbis Cascade Alliance Code of Conduct.
  • Receive a confirmation email within two business days of submitting the form.
  • Receive Zoom confirmation emails for each session selected from the registration form.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 12 at 5pm PDT.

Schedule Overview

Full Schedule

For more information about a session, select its linked title below to view the description, Alliance program area, and recording status.

Day 1 – Wednesday, July 18 at 1pm-4pm PDT

1:00 – 2:00pm

Welcome & Opening Comments
Mark Dahl (Lewis & Clark College), Board Chair 23-24 & Maija Anderson, Interim Executive Director

Opening Keynote
Relationship and Obligation: Moral Imperatives in Professional Service
Scott Cline

2:00pm – 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:00pm

Conversation on Ethical Library Staffing & Funding
Holly Wheeler (Mt. Hood Community College); Michelle Bowie (Gonzaga University); Jennifer Wells (Oregon State University)

3:00pm – 3:15pm


3:15pm – 4:00pm

Consortial Training Community Conversation
Amy Coughenour (Orbis Cascade Alliance)

Copyright First Responders Speak about Fair Use
Elsa Loftis (Portland State University); Kael Moffat (Saint Martin’s University); Rachel Bridgewater (Portland Community College)
Facets in Primo VE
Blake Galbreath (Washington State University); Junghae Lee (University of Washington); Kelley McGrath (University of Oregon); Casey Mullin (Western Washington University)

Day 2 – Wednesday, July 19 at 9am-12pm PDT

9:45am – 10:00am


10:00am – 10:30am

Do You Have a VPAT: Incorporating Accessibility into Subscription Renewals
Karen Spence (University of Washington); Faye Christenberry (University of Washington); Hana Levay (University of Washington)
Your RSF Community
Lori Hilterbrand (Orbis Cascade Alliance) & Emily Moxley (Central Oregon Community College)
Building a Bridge: A Library Outreach Program for Students in Transition
Heidi Senior (University of Portland) & Xan Arch (University of Portland)

10:30am – 10:40am


10:40am – 11:10am

Demonstration of a Homegrown MARC Search Tool
Ron Chesko (Western Washington University)
Overdue and Lost? Find Your Way in Alma
Paul Gardner (Oregon Health & Science University); Sara Trott (Oregon State University); Ruby O’Connor (Central Oregon Community College); Chrissy Hursh (University of Oregon); Kaitlin Cushman (Gonzaga University)
Remediating Harmful Language in CONTENTdm Metadata
Junghae Lee (University of Washington); Martha McTear (University of Washington); Benjamin Riesenberg (University of Washington)

11:10am – 11:20am


11:20am – 12:00pm

Library Life Hacks: Tips for Library Work
Facilitated by Bill Kelm (Willamette University)
DEI Journeys & Collaborations
Facilitated by Robert Perret (University of Idaho) & Emily Moxley (Central Oregon Community College)
Zines & Libraries: An Open Chat
Facilitated by Maria Cunningham (Oregon Health & Science University)

Day 3 – Thursday, July 20 at 9am-12pm PDT

9:00am – 9:45am

9:45am – 10:00am


10:00am – 10:45am

ArchivesSpace Assessment Module: A Case Study on Planning and Implementation at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
Conor Casey (University of Washington); Eve Kausch (University of Washington); Elaine Speer (University of Washington)
ELUNA Enhancements Process: Learn from the Experts on Crafting Meaningful Enhancements
Mary Grenci (University of Oregon) & Anne Pepitone (University of Washington)

Consortial Training Community Conversation
Amy Coughenour (Orbis Cascade Alliance)

10:45am – 11:00am


11:00am – 11:20am

Growing CollectionBuilder: Building Community and Collaborations with an Open Source Digital Exhibit Framework
Julia Stone (University of Idaho) & Evan Peter Williamson (University of Idaho)
Collaboration at Every Step: Implementing Collection Development Guidelines at UW Tacoma
Erika Bailey (University of Washington) & Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman (University of Washington)

Panel Discussion
Resource Sharing Refresher: A Day in the Life of Physical Requests in Transit
LoriAnn Bullis (Western Oregon University)

11:20am – 11:30am


11:30am – 12:00pm

Show & Tell: Pet Stories, Haunted Stacks, & More
Facilitated by Dawn Mosher (Eastern Washington University)
UX for Researchers in Archives
Facilitated by Robert Perret (University of Idaho)
Nailed It/Failed It: Patron Engagement
Facilitated by Dulce Kersting-Lark (University of Idaho)