Diversity & User Experience (DUX) Open Calls

Open Calls

Open Calls are the Fourth Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm (Pacific). Beginning with January 2022, DUX Open Calls use a running agenda format for the year, with the newest meeting consistently at the top of the document. This offers easy context and searchability.

Login information is included at the top of the agenda. Contact Elizabeth Duell if you would like to be added to the DUX Discussion List to receive the Open Call reminders and other program information.

The DUX Team encourages all Alliance member staff to attend our open calls, especially if your work includes user experience, accessibility, or diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you have a question to ask or an issue to bring up with the community, contact Amy Coughenour or use the Anonymous Ask form!

Agendas and Recordings

2022 Agenda and Recordings

FY2023 Running Agenda

  • September 27, 2022 – Recording (forthcoming)
    • Updates and scope overview
    • Discussion to plan for the upcoming year

January-June 2022 Running Agenda

  • June 7, 2022Recording
    • Primo Updates – testing changes when VE is live, sandbox reminders – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DTCSG Presentation: Facets & Full Record Display Fields – Bill Kelm (Willamette)
    • InstantILL – integrating InstantILL into your discovery layer – Bill Kelm (Willamette)
    • Synonyms File – suggested additions
  • May 3, 2022Recording
    • Primo Updates – April & May VE release – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DTCSG Presentation: Using JavaScript Customization to Link from Primo to Library Shelving Maps – Blake Galbreath (WSU)
    • Team and Group Recruitment Summaries
  • April 5, 2022Recording
    • Coming Changes to DUX including name change, draft charge, DEI Standing Group, Primo’s move to Systems, and the Program Manager search – Sagan Wallace (OSU) & Lori Hilterbrand (Alliance)
    • Accessibility Days – call for proposals, brainstorming, and scheduled dates – Sagan Wallace (OSU)
  • March 1, 2022Recording
    • Primo Updates – March VE release – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DTCSG Presentation: Search Algorithms – Kate Wimer (GFU)
    • Accessibility Protip: Making Emails more Accessible! – Emily Pearson (Whitman)
  • February 1, 2022Recording
    • Primo Updates – VE, PBO, Enhancements – Anne Pepitone (UW)
    • Synonyms file for Primo discovery – Lori Hilterbrand (Alliance)
    • Primo VE for the Reference/Instruction Librarian – Kathleen Veldhuisen (Chemeketa) – Recording / Recording Captioned
  • January 11, 2022Recording
    • Primo VE Updates – Indexing holdings data, VE Cookbook introduction, NERS enhancement season – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • Screenreader Challenge – Andy Andrews (UW)
    • DTCSG Presentation: Collection Discovery – Laura Buchholz (Reed)

2021 Agendas and Recordings

  • December 7, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • December Primo VE Release – Quicklinks to CDI, Custom Order for “Get It,” Hide “Offensive Subject Terms,” My Library Card updates – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • PCSG Update – Paul Ojennus (Whitworth)
    • DTCSG Training: Searching Primo for Unique & Local Collections – Eva Guggemos (Pacific)
    • DEI Speaker Series discussion of Kalani Adolpho’s presentation and series wrap up – Sagan Wallace (OSU)
  • November 2, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • DTCSG Training: Connecting to Wikipedia – Heidi Senior (UPORT)
    • November Primo and VE Release – Exclude ebooks from CDI, collection search, journal coverage in brief display – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • Accessibility Protip: Recap of NWHeat presentation – An Overview of OCR [the Office for Civil Rights] and How Accessibility Laws Apply to Digital Accessibility in Higher Education – Gloria Doherty (GFU)
  • October 5, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • Accessibility Protip: Google Docs Formatting – Emily Pearson (Whitman)
    • What do you wish Primo could do?
    • Discussion about Jessica Rios’ and Enrique Diaz’s DEI Session on The Power and Promise of UX
  • September 7, 2021Agenda, Recording
    Caveat – there was a Zoom malfunction during the open call that led to some instability of the video
    • August Primo Release – More pagination mayhem, SAML certs, Unpaywall – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • Accessibility Protip: Why Overlays are Bad – Andy Andrews (UW)
    • Primo’s Newspapers Search: Identifying Authentic News Articles in the 21st Century – Kimberly Willson-St.Clair (PSU)
  • August 3, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • August Primo Release – More pagination improvements, Unpaywall, CDI matching – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DUX Priorities for FY22 – UX Consultancy, UX/Accessibility Day, Open Call Content Planning – Sagan Wallace (OSU)
    • Discussion about Sojourna Cunningham’s DEI Session on The Culture of Fit
  • June 1, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • May Primo Release – Pagination and Hyphenation – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • Panic Gathering Analytics: Primo Analytics Dashboards and the Pandemic – Anne Pepitone (UW)
    • Discussion about the DEI Session on Partnering with Black Students by Emily Daly
  • May 4, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • Preview of the May Primo Release – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DTCSG Library Ebooks: Opportunities and Challenges – Robin Ashford (GFU)
    • Discussion about the DEI Session on Participatroy Design by Young & Brownotter
  • April 6, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • DTCSG Introduction to Primo Analytics for User Experience – Paul Ojennus (WW)
    • Discussion about the Emily Drabinski session on Critical Librarianship
  • March 2, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • February Primo Release Update – Stewart Baker (WOU)
    • DTCSG Usability Testing Training Series part 4 – Ben Rearick (WSU)
    • AngularJS Discussion
  • February 2, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • February Primo Release Introduction – Kimberly Willson (PSU)
    • Primo VE Accessibility Cases Study – Emily Pearson (Whitman)
    • Primo VE Survey Open Discussion
  • January 5, 2021Agenda, Recording
    • Primo VE at WSU – Blake Galbreath (WSU)
    • DTCSG Usability Testing Training Series part 3 – Ben Rearick (WSU)
    • DUX wins a Helmer Grant – Hilary Robbeloth (UPS)

2020 Agendas and Recordings

2019 Agendas and Recordings

2018 Agendas and Recordings

2017 Agendas and Recordings