Primo Enhancements Project Group (PEPG)

The Primo Enhancements Project Group is tasked with supporting Alliance participation in ELUNA’s Primo enhancements cycle.


The charge of the project group is defined in the ELUNA Membership Proposal adopted by the Alliance Board early in 2015. In brief, the process outlined by that document includes the following steps:

  • During the first two weeks of the review period (when the enhancement list has gone out but voting has not yet begun), the Alliance forms a team that will review the full list of enhancement requests to determine which ones are important for the Alliance to move forward. These will be enhancements that impact all or most Alliance libraries, so they reflect our shared needs.
  • A survey will be sent out to all member institutions. Institutions will be asked to prioritize Alliance-identified enhancement requests.
  • The survey will provide a text-entry opportunity for institutions to identify any enhancement requests that didn’t make the Alliance list but are a high priority for that institution. This will allow the Alliance team to identify any areas where votes might cancel each other out and handle those on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Alliance will analyze the resulting data and provide Alliance libraries with a list of enhancements to vote on, and a recommendation on how to distribute the 80 points allotted to the Alliance vote.
  • Institutions will be free to use the remaining 20 vote points for either institutional needs or to further support the Alliance-identified shared interests.


  • 2021 Ballot Items
    • 6693 Advanced search: add support for “exact only” currently #2 in ranking and pointing list
    • 7253 Local fields should display and be searchable only in that local Primo instance currently in the top 20
  • 2020


Eli Gandour-Rood

University of Puget Sound

Term: July 2019 – June 2021

Jessica Martinez

University of Idaho

Term: July 2020 – June 2021

Perri Moreno

University of Idaho

Term: July 2020 – June 2021

Lorena O’English

Washington State University

Term: July 2020 – June 2021

Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Portland State University

Term: July 2018 – June 2021

Hui Zhang

Digital Services Librarian

Oregon State University

Term: July 2020 – June 2021


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Lori Hilterbrand

Program Manager, Resource Sharing & Fulfillment and Discovery & User Experience

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 246-2471

Pronouns: she/her/hers