Preservation Committee Meeting: February 13, 2017

Conference call

Members Attending:

  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University 
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University 
  • Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
  • Anne Thomason, co-chair, Lake Forest College

Members Absent:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Meghan Ryan, National Louis University

Staff Attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson


CARLI announcements:

  • The Illinois Library Association Annual Conference is in Tinley Park this year on October 10-12. CARLI staff asked if the group has interest in submitting a session proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 24. Jamie asked if the conference is relevant to academic libraries overall, recalling how sessions for academic libraries have been poorly attended. GM suggested a poster as a possible proposal, and CARLI staff will determine if posters will be accepted and if there is a separate proposal deadline. 
  • There is no new information regarding the budget.
  • Upcoming CARLI events/programs:
    • March 9 – Webinar: Librarian Transformation – Teaching Disciplinary Courses
    • March 17 – Public Services Committee Open House: Makerspaces at UIUC
    • April 3 – Public Services Committee Open Houses: Makerspaces at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library & Northwestern University
    • April 25 – Public Services Committee Open Houses: Makerspaces at Chicago Public Library & Illinois Institute of Technology
    • April 28 – CARLI Forum on Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance at Governors State University
    • All registration information (if available) is available through the CARLI Calendar:
  • A new ebook interface is coming in June 2017 for the consortium’s EBL ebooks – ProQuest Ebook Central. Upcoming webinars about the change:
    • March 2 & 14 - Webinar: Introduction to ProQuest Ebook Central
    • March 9 & 15 - Webinar: ProQuest LibCentral Overview 

Member announcements: none


  • Webliography
    • Library binding is complete and the list needs to be updated to reflect this.
  • Events
    • Registration opened for the April 10 Collections Care workshop. Enrollment is at 15 with a few on the waiting list. Committee members are asked to register if they intend to come. Planning is continuing, and we are in good shape.
    • Anne will not be able to attend the Committee’s April 11 in-person meeting at ISU, but she hopes to call in at least a little bit.
    • Planning for the July 11 event continues. Jennifer Teper will conduct a 1 to 1.5 hour session. Due to the state budget, event attendees will likely be on their own for lunch, and also for coffee and snacks. It was noted that if morning coffee is not provided, the registration form should let people know. CARLI confirmed that Ms. Teper’s mileage will be reimbursed. The Presidential Library will offer her free parking. 


  • Greg MacAyeal was confirmed to take minutes.
  • The agenda was approved with one correction.
  • The January 9, 2017 minutes were approved.
  • The meeting adjourned at 10:26.

Tasks Assigned

CARLI will confirm when proposals for Poster Sessions for the Illinois Library Association Conference are due.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Schedule of Preservation Committee Meetings:

  • March 13, 2017: 10:00 – 11:30 (Melanie Schoenborn is assigned to take minutes.) 
  • April 10, 2017: Collections Care Workshop 9:00 – 5:00, Illinois State University
  • April 11, 2017: 9:30 – 3:00, Illinois State University
  • May 8, 2017: 10:00 – 11:30 
  • June 12, 2017: 10:00 – 11:30

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