Diversity & User Experience (DUX)

The Diversity and User Experience Team provides broad support and leadership on user experience, informed by our dedication to DEI and anti-racist principles, broad accessibility of services and resources, and community building and sharing. The DUX Team creates, supports, and administers standing groups and projects that:

Advocate for the user experience and accessibility in development and application of software, tools and other resources in libraries, including discovery platforms and reference services, through:

  • Developing best practices for user testing, including usability and accessibility testing
  • Coordinating with individuals engaged directly in user testing
  • Coordinating with the Systems Team, Alliance staff, and vendors regarding development of discovery platforms
  • Providing training and documentation for public services and instruction staff focused on accessibility practices, search and discovery, and user experience topics

Promote DEI culture and climate across our membership in both our internal structure and workforce, and our public facing services and resources by:

  • Engaging with member institutions to determine training needs, existing strengths, and local priorities
  • Researching and sharing best practices and useful resources
  • Providing training and documentation
  • Monitoring and assessing progress toward DEI priorities across our organization and membership

Respond to the needs and interests of member libraries and their staff through:

  • Monthly open calls designed to facilitate communication and community building through discussions, trainings, and information sharing
  • Open lines of communication and opportunities for feedback and participation
  • Panel and stand-alone training sessions that address emerging issues and priorities
  • Maintained awareness of concerns and impacts in our communities of practice

For transparency, beginning in July of 2021, the DUX Team meeting agendas and notes are available on Google Drive. If you see something that you’d like more information about, please contact us.

Team Members

Zachary Grant

Chair, DUX Accessibility Standing Group FY23

Clark College

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Perri Moreno

University of Idaho

Term: July 2022 – July 2023

Lara Nesselroad

Chair, Diversity & User Experience Team FY23

University of Oregon

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Lorena O’English

Washington State University

Term: July 2022 – July 2023

Robert Perrett

Chair, DUX DEI Standing Group; Chair, Archival Collection Discovery & Management Standing Group FY23

University of Idaho

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Pronouns: he/him

Diane Prorak

University of Idaho

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Jennifer Wells

Oregon State University

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Institutional Representatives

Michele DeSilva

Chair, Central Analytics Standing Group FY23

Central Oregon Community College

Lauren Wittek

Central Washington University

Theresa Yancey

Chemeketa Community College

Sarah Nolan

Clackamas Community College

Zachary Grant

Chair, DUX Accessibility Standing Group FY23

Clark College

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Katie Townsend

Eastern Oregon University

Qing Stellwagen

Eastern Washington University

Justin Otto

Eastern Washington University

Pronouns: he/him

Zach McNay

George Fox University

Nicole Gustavsen

Gonzaga University

Claire Dannenbaum

Lane Community College

E. J. Carter

Lewis & Clark College

Amanda Fleming

Linfield University

Janette Hansen

Mt. Hood Community College

Paul Gardner

Chair, Fulfillment Standing Group FY23

Oregon Health & Science University

Tracy Scharn

Oregon Institute of Technology

Sagan Wallace

Chair, Discovery & User Experience Team

Oregon State University

Pronouns: they/them

Jason Felton

Pacific University

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan

Portland Community College

Catherine Davenport

Portland State University

Laura Buchholz

Reed College

Kael Moffat

Saint Martin’s University

Janet Hauck

Seattle Pacific University

Carlos Torres

Chair-elect, Primo Customization Standing Group FY23

Seattle University

Tom Dodson

Southern Oregon University

Leah Cover

The Evergreen State College

Diane Prorak

University of Idaho

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Patrick Patterson

University of Oregon

Stephanie Michel

University of Portland

Nick Triggs

University of Puget Sound

Anne Pepitone

Chair, Primo Release Testing Standing Group FY23

University of Washington

Doug McClay

Walla Walla University

Jeff Barnhardt

Warner Pacific University

Blake Galbreath

Chair, Norm Rules Standing Group

Core Systems Librarian

Washington State University

Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon

Western Oregon University

Curt Pavia

Western Washington University

Emily Pearson

Whitman College

Marianne Bracke

Chair, Discovery Training Coordination Standing Group

Whitworth University

John Repplinger

Willamette University