Diversity & User Experience (DUX)

The Diversity and User Experience (DUX) program provides broad support and leadership on user experience, including accessibility of services and resources. We’re a collaborative community whose work is informed by our dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist principles.

We look toward connections and intersections beyond technology and systems, with a focus on the practices and philosophies of enhancing user experiences. These connections include public services and member access–areas of library work where we directly assist, support, and engage with patrons, user communities, and library workers.

For transparency, beginning in July of 2021, past DUX Team meeting agendas and notes are available on Google Drive.

DUX Program Days 2024

DUX Program Days will be held virtually June 4-6 from 1pm to 4pm each day. During those three hours each afternoon, we’ll share, talk, and learn about elements of library work that make the DUX community who we are: DEI, anti-racism, user experience, accessibility, reference services, teaching and learning. And most importantly, how these elements intersect with and inform each other.

The schedule is now available, and registration is open!

Institutional Representatives

Michele DeSilva

Central Oregon Community College

Chelsea Riddle

Central Washington University

Theresa Yancey

Chemeketa Community College

Jane Littlefield

Clackamas Community College

Zachary Grant

Chair, DUX Accessibility Standing Group FY24

Clark College

Kim Olson-Charles

Eastern Oregon University

Justin Otto

Eastern Washington University

Pronouns: he/him

Qing Stellwagen

Eastern Washington University

Zach McNay

George Fox University

Kate Wimer

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

Oregon Health & Science University

Tracy Scharn

Oregon Institute of Technology

Sagan Wallace

Oregon State University

Pronouns: they/them

Jason Felton

Pacific University

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan

Portland Community College

Catherine Davenport

Portland State University

Angie Beiriger

Reed College

Janet Hauck

Seattle Pacific University

Carlos Torres

Seattle University

Tom Dodson

Southern Oregon University

Leah Cover

The Evergreen State College

Diane Prorak

Co-Chair, DUX Community Engagement FY24

University of Idaho

Stephanie Michel

University of Portland

Peggy Burge

University of Puget Sound

Anne Pepitone

Chair, Primo Release Testing Standing Group FY24

University of Washington

Doug McClay

Walla Walla University

Jeff Barnhardt

Warner Pacific University

Blake Galbreath

Core Systems Librarian

Washington State University

Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon

Western Oregon University

Curt Pavia

Western Washington University

Emily Pearson

Whitman College

Sophia Du Val

Whitworth University

John Repplinger

Willamette University