Collection Management Committee Meeting: February 14, 2019


Members attending: David Bell (Eastern Illinois University); Chad Buckley (Illinois State University); Kelli Getz (DePaul University); Connie James-Jenkin (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy); Gretchen Schneider, co-chair, (Oakton Community College); Kimberly Shotick (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Members absent: Dan Blewett, co-chair (College of DuPage), Paolo Gujilde (National Louis University), Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)

CARLI staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Jen Masciadrelli


  • Member announcements:
    • EIU has a theater archive that is going into the IR, but it would be a good candidate for the CLIR grant. Their building renovations are moving forward. They are trying out various SpringShare products. They have a space exploration exhibit.
    • DePaul filled several positions, more are open.
    • Oakton is celebrating 50 years of being open. There is a tenure track position open. There is an Oakton Reads program.
  • CARLI Updates:
    • CARLI is getting geared up for the transition to ALMA. 20 libraries applied to be “vanguards” and 5 will be selected sometime next week.
    • CLIR Hidden Collections grant survey is open until 2/15.
    • Created Content Committee hosted a linked data webinar. The next one will be linked data in the catalog. The third is about digitization projects using linked data.

Tasks Assigned

  • Kimberly Shotick took minutes.
  • David will take minutes next meeting.
  • Kimberly will come up with titles and a description for the breakouts and will send to Kelli, Dan, Jen, and Elizabeth.
  • Gretchen will send the UB webinar info to CMC for feedback.


  • January minutes were approved with corrections.
  • The full list of OA titles recommended by the subcommittee was approved.
  • Purchased eBooks Statistics: Tabled until next meeting.
  • CMC will offer two breakouts for the Change Management Forum.


  • Change Management Forum
    • The event is full. Very full.
    • The five attendees from CMC are: Kelli, Paolo, Michelle, Gretchen, and Kimberly.
    • Breakout 1: Changes in collections: Budget crisis, what to keep, open access materials, and textbooks.
    • Breakout 2: Project Management Tools.
  • Open Access eBooks
    • CARLI is loading the first collection at the end of the month.
    • 48 libraries have opted in.
    • The full list of OA titles recommended by the subcommittee was approved.
  • Purchased eBooks Statistics
    • Tabled until next meeting.
  • Textbook Reserves
    • Survey was extended to March 8th.
  • UB Stats
    • Webinar topics were discussed.
  • CARLI Scholarly Communications website
    • Connie and David volunteered to review the website.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be a conference call on March 14, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:00 am.