Systems (SYS)

The Systems Program provides support for Alliance-wide systems, including Ex Libris Alma management, Primo discovery, and other services. In close collaboration with the Systems Team, the program provides broad oversight and leadership for technologies used by Alliance programs, teams, and members. This includes investigation of new solutions, support for their implementation, and the ongoing assessment of existing systems against emerging needs.

System Team Charge

The Systems Team provides broad oversight and leadership for technologies used by Alliance programs, teams, and members. As experts for the consortium, the team investigates new solutions, oversees their implementation, and continually assesses existing systems against emerging needs and technological change to ensure agility and achieve improved functionality, efficiency, and interoperability. The team also monitors vendor compliance with Service Level Agreements and general performance of customer support.

Team Members

Margaret Alexander

Core Systems Librarian

University of Oregon

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Ron Chesko

IT Systems Admin

Western Washington University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Doug Eriksen

Chair, Systems Team and Alma Enhancements Project Group

Director of Library Systems & Technology

Seattle University

Term: July 2020 – June 2021

Blake Galbreath

Core Systems Librarian

Washington State University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Ben Hunter

Council Liaison, Systems Team; Chair, Shared Integrated Library System Task Force 2020

University of Idaho

Pronouns: he/him

Hui Zhang

Digital Services Librarian

Oregon State University

Term: July 2019 – June 2021

Institutional Representatives

Michele DeSilva

Central Oregon Community College

Ping Fu

Central Washington University

Kathleen Veldhuisen

Chemeketa Community College

Mark Kremkow

Clackamas Community College

Pavel Popov

Clark College

Jeremiah Kellogg

Eastern Oregon University

Merri Hartse

Eastern Washington University

Alex Rolfe

George Fox University

Pronouns: he/him

Linda Ackers

Lane Community College

Jeremy McWilliams

Lewis & Clark College

Bahram Refaei

Linfield University

Heather White

Mt. Hood Community College

Linh Le

Oregon Health & Science University

Karen Kunz

Oregon Institute of Technology

Margaret Mellinger

Oregon State University

Michelle Lenox

Pacific University

Maria Wagner

Portland Community College

Ed Hill

Portland State University

Jim Holmes

Reed College

Stefanie Gorzelsky

Saint Martin’s University

Natalee Vick

Seattle Pacific University

Jane Connelly

Seattle University

Jim Rible

Southern Oregon University

Ahniwa Ferrari

The Evergreen State College

Rami Attebury

University of Idaho

Margaret Alexander

Core Systems Librarian

University of Oregon

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Bonnie Parks

University of Portland

Hilary Robbeloth

Chair, Discovery & User Experience Team; Project Lead, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series Program Group

University of Puget Sound

Anne Pepitone

University of Washington

Mark Copsey

Walla Walla University

Alex Merrill

Washington State University

Stewart Baker

Chair, Primo Customization Standing Group and Primo Release Testing Standing Group

Western Oregon University

Ron Chesko

IT Systems Admin

Western Washington University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Kun Lin

Whitman College

Paul Ojennus

Chair-Elect, Primo Customization Standing Group

Whitworth University

Craig Milberg

Council Liaison, Unique & Local Content Team

Willamette University

Pronouns: he/him