Technical Services

As articulated in its Strategic Agenda, the Orbis Cascade Alliance is committed to projects that will help its libraries work together and work more efficiently.

Collaborative technical services is a shared set of practices and staffing for acquisitions, cataloging, serials and related functions that maximizes the collective efficiency of these operations within Alliance libraries. The goal is to bring a sense of oneness to Alliance collections while creating efficiencies which enable libraries and their staff to focus on expanding and improving library services and discovery.


2017-present: Shared Technical Services is now overseen by the Shared Content & Technical Services Team.

2015-2017: Shared Technical Services was overseen by the Collaborative Workforce Program, advised by the Collaborative Workforce Team and the Technical Services Working Group.

2009-2014: The Collaborative Technical Services Team (2010-2014) and the Collaborative Technical Services Task Force (2009) provided leadership for shared technical services across the Alliance.

To learn more about the history of collaborative technical services at the Alliance, please visit our collection of archived documents.

Institutional Representatives

Cat Finney

Central Oregon Community College

Jennifer Ryder

Central Washington University

Shannon Eagles

Chemeketa Community College

Sarah Nolan

Clackamas Community College

Cheryl Davenport

Clark College

Sarah Rowland

Eastern Oregon University

Rose Sliger Krause

Eastern Washington University

Alex Rolfe

George Fox University

Pronouns: he/him

Shenae Hennagir Barkas

Gonzaga University

Andrew Tessandori

Lane Community College

Laura Tucker

Lewis & Clark College

Steve Silver

Linfield University

Holly Wheeler

Mt. Hood Community College

Caroline Reul

Oregon Health & Science University

Christine St.Clair

Oregon Institute of Technology

Pronouns: she/her

Brad Engelbert

Oregon State University

Michelle Lenox

Pacific University

Maria Wagner

Portland Community College

Linda Absher

Portland State University

Sierra McKinney

Reed College

Catherine Chapman

Saint Martin’s University

Natalee Vick

Seattle Pacific University

Rick Block

Seattle University

Jan Juliani

Southern Oregon University

Tim Markus

The Evergreen State College

Rami Attebury

University of Idaho

Mary Grenci

University of Oregon

Bonnie Parks

University of Portland

Willow Berntsen

University of Puget Sound

Erin Grant

University of Washington

Mark Copsey

Walla Walla University

Jeff Barnhardt

Warner Pacific University

Lihong Zhu

Washington State University

Camila Gabaldon

Western Oregon University

Madeline Kelly

Western Washington University

Paige Morfitt

Whitman College

Paul Ojennus

Whitworth University

Carol Drost

Willamette University