Cataloging Standing Group (CSG)

Cataloging Standing Group Documents

Technical Services Working Group Documents

Makeup and Charge

The Cataloging Standing Group (CSG) works under the auspices of the Alliance Shared Content and Technical Services (SCTS) Team. CSG is composed of staff from Alliance member libraries with expertise and interest in cataloging and metadata management. The group also includes the Program Manager for Technical Services.  

Critical and ethical cataloging is an ongoing priority of the CSG. We commit to upholding the values embodied in the Cataloging Code of Ethics and maintaining transparency regarding our policies & procedures. We acknowledge that some language used in resource description may be offensive or harmful and we will work with the broader Alliance community to identify ways our practices and policies can be more inclusive. 

Pursuant to these guiding principles, the CSG:

  • Monitors national and regional trends in cataloging and metadata theory and practice; emerging cataloging and metadata issues; and requests and problems identified by the Alliance cataloging community.  Reviews and makes recommendations to address those issues within the Alliance.
  • Pursues the use of inclusive metadata within the Alliance. We will continue to adapt our approach as cultural norms and language evolve.
  • Advises on and responds to cataloging and metadata technical training needs and recommends solutions and/or plans. Creates and maintains training outlines, documentation, policies, and best practices.
  • Provides resources to help Alliance members advocate for quality cataloging/metadata as an integral part of user service.
  • Collaborates with other Alliance groups to achieve the strategic goals of the Alliance.


Reed David

Washington State University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Erin Grant

Chair-elect, Shared Content and Technical Services Team

University of Washington

Term: December 2018 – June 2022

Mary Grenci

University of Oregon

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Paige Morfitt

Co-Chair, Cataloging Standing Group

Whitman College

Term: December 2018 – June 2022

Bonnie Parks

Co-Chair, Cataloging Standing Group

University of Portland

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Holly Wheeler

Mt. Hood Community College

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Lihong Zhu

Washington State University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022


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Lesley Lowery

Program Manager, Technical Services

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 632-4446

Pronouns: she/her/hers