Summer Meeting 2023

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

See the session descriptions for presentation materials and recordings.

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 – Tuesday, 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)