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Working Group members

Name Institution Role(s)
Jennifer Ward
University of Washington
Stefanie Buck Oregon State University
Megan Drake Pacific University
Allie Flanary Portland Community College Joint Appointment to the SILS Training Working Group
Ray Henry Washington State University
Hilary Robbeloth University of Puget Sound
Barbara Valentine Linfield College


The Discovery Working Group oversees implementation of Primo and reports to the Shared ILS Implementation Team. In this role the Discovery WG is charged to

  • Create a common discovery experience that maximizes the user experience, enhances support efficiency, and is responsive to important individual differences at member libraries.
  • Determine and document central and local responsibilities.
  • Create, implement, and update a standard Primo template for institutions migrating to Primo.
  • Work with the SILS Program Manager as lead in the management of the “installation level” of Primo that applies to all members.
  • Recommend policies to the Shared ILS ITeam. The ITeam is, in turn, empowered to identify and implement consortium-wide policies, procedures, standards, and workflows.
  • Consult and communicate with discovery leads at member institutions.
  • Serve as an expert resource for member libraries.
  • Advise the Training Working Group on issues related to discovery.
  • Provide the SILS ITeam with recommendations for the consortial management of discovery after implementation (January 2015+).
(From John Helmer email to the Alliance Announce listserv, November 27, 2013.)