Collection Management Committee Meeting: April 27, 2018


Members Attending: Deb Blecic, co-chair (University of Illinois at Chicago), Daniel Blewett (College of DuPage), Chad Buckley (Illinois State University), Theresa Embrey (Pritzker Military Museum & Library); Gretchen Schneider (Oakton Community College), Niamh McGuigan (Loyola University Chicago), Kimberly Shotick (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Members Absent: Connie James-Jenkin (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy), Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)

CARLI Staff Attending: Elizabeth Clarage

CARLI Staff Absent: Jen Masciadrelli


  • CARLI Update:
  • Members interested in attending the ACRL Scholarly Communications event should inform Elizabeth ASAP.
  • Member announcements:
  • Loyola will be posting 3 librarian positions in the coming weeks focused on: assessment, metadata, and TBD.
  • UIC is hiring an assessment librarian.


  • Project Updates:
    • Education: some titles have been purchased, but few have been cataloged.
    • Open Access eBooks:
      • Will be available local like Hathi Trust
      • The scope of the current project is just for eBooks. It could be expanded in the future.
      • Policy and procedures were discussed.
      • Preamble or introductory paragraph will be added to support future expansion and/or alterations
  • One-time purchase project was not a success. There was little participation.
  • There were 77 eBooks ordered for the eBook purchase project.
  • Annual Project: the group collaborated on the “deliverable” for the annual project, due May 31. Individual sections were assigned for members to work on with a deadline of May 11.The Google Doc was reworked and is available at:

Tasks Assigned

  • Kimberly Shotick took minutes.
  • Michelle Oh will take minutes at the next meeting.
  • By May 11, members will draft their assigned sections of the annual project.


  • The minutes from the March meeting were approved with corrections.
  • Preamble or introductory paragraph will be added to the Open Access eBooks document to allow for future expansion and/or alterations.
  • One-Time Purchase project was not successful and will not continue next year.
  • Education project will focus on outreach to expand resource usage in the coming year.

Next Meeting

The meetings will be a Conference Call meeting with Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect Meeting, URL to join:
(217) 332-6338, (312) 994-8410, (888) 983-3631
Conference ID: 65857927

Tuesday, May 22, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 8, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.