Primo Customization Standing Group (PCSG)



Best Practices


The Primo Customization Standing Group (PCSG) will work under the auspices of the Alliance System Team. It will be composed of staff from Alliance libraries with familiarity in the areas of Primo and appropriate technologies (e.g., AngularJS, CSS). The standing group will have at least one member from the Systems Team (SYS) and one member from the Discovery and User Experience Team (DUX). The standing group will comprise approximately 4-5 members and will work closely with the Orbis Cascade Alliance staff.

Outcomes for this standing group include:

  • Identify customization needs by establishing a submission workflow.
  • Select customization proposals that are appropriate across Alliance libraries and that are suitable for use in the Primo Central Package; provide feedback through public forums on the customization selection process.
  • Develop proposed customizations or recruit experts outside the standing group to develop them; create and maintain guides for best practices.
  • Publish documentation to Orbis Cascade Alliance website See Primo Toolkit; provide training through Systems Open Calls and produce other training materials as needed.
  • Maintain customizations by testing them against quarterly Primo releases and updates to Primo Open Discovery Framework; communicate maintenance schedules to the Alliance.


The Primo Customization Standing Group started as the Primo Customization Working Group in July of 2017.


Ron Chesko

Chair, Norm Rules Standing Group

IT Systems Admin

Western Washington University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Jeremiah Kellogg

Eastern Oregon University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Jeremy McWilliams

Lewis & Clark College

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Paul Ojennus

Chair, Primo Customization Standing Group

Whitworth University

Term: July 2020 – June 2023

Carlos Torres

Seattle University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Lauren Wittek

Discovery & User Experience Liaison, Primo Customization Standing Group

Central Washington University

Term: July 2020 – June 2022

Hui Zhang

Digital Services Librarian

Oregon State University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023


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Tamara Marnell

Program Manager, Systems

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 654-5598

Pronouns: she/her/hers