Library Services Outage

Most library web services (including this site)  will be unavailable Wednesday, June 1st, between 5:45 am and 7:15 am due to planned maintenance on electrical feeders on the WSU Pullman Campus. We anticipate services will return on schedule.

Until services return, you may find materials at WorldCat Discovery.


Alex Merrill
Head of Systems and Technical Operations
Tenured Faculty
Pullman - Holland/Terrell Libraries

As Systems/Operations Manager, I support and coordinate the work of the desktop support group that resides within the Library Systems Unit. The Systems/Operations Group has the responsibility of supporting 400+ computers for both public and library personnel use.

As Digital Initiatives Librarian I manage the WSU Libraries CONTENTdm installation and corresponding server software and hardware (including streaming media support). I also act as technical point person on an array of on-going digital projects and perform training and support duties as needed for the on-going digitization of library materials.

I am local project coordinator for the Western Waters Digital Library (currently being supported by an NEH grant) and serve on the GWLA Digital Collections Committee. I am currently managing the digitization of the J. Elroy McCaw Memorial Film Collection supported by an award by the Apex Foundation.

I am the technical lead for the local installation of Metalib (SearchIt!@WSU) and am backup for SFX (FindIt!@WSU). I am coordinating the efforts to move our web site into a Content Management System. I also serve on a number of committees and working groups both internal and external to the libraries.