Collection Management Committee: February 11, 2014

Conference Call

Members attending: Jeffry Archer, University of Chicago; Chad Buckley, Illinois State University; Pam Hackbart-Dean, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Chair pro-tem); Jane Hopkins, Greenville College; John Small, North Central College; Todd Spires, Bradley University

Members Absent: Kim Fournier, chair, William Rainey Harper College; Nichole Novak, Illinois Institute of Technology; Susan Prokopeak, Joliet Junior College; Lynn Wiley, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage; Jen Masciadrelli


  • At U of Chicago, they are ready for their public launch of VUFind.
  • At ISU they have been conducting interviews for the Dean of the Library position.
  • CARLI announcements
    • Jen announced that the “new I-Share libraries” are now all integrated into the Universal Catalog and Universal Borrowing.
    • Elizabeth announced that the CARLI eBook PDA project is progressing; an announcement will go out this week from CARLI that EBL will be contacting libraries for authorization information next week. Elizabeth is working on a webpage to explain more about the project as details become available.


  • The first of the three Weeding webinars is Feb. 28.  Jen and Elizabeth are preparing the registration forms and announcement to go out the end of the week.
  • The eBooks PDA forum will be June 2 at the iHotel in Champaign. Elizabeth reported that the group is still finalizing speakers and topics.
  • We will work on the Committee Whitepaper focused on weeding issues more at the March and April meetings. People should continue to post ideas on the wiki.

Tasks Assigned

  • Jane was selected to take Minutes.
  • The Semi-annual Review of the Scholarly Communications Webpage will be conducted by Pam, Jeffrey, and John.


  • Elizabeth reported that people should register soon for the IACRL Preconference, as registrations are coming in fast (101 are already registered out of 120 seats).

The meeting was adjourned at 11 am.

Next Meetings:

  • Conference calls from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: March 11, May 13, June 10
  • In-person meeting at the CARLI Office, Champaign 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Thurs. April 10