Collection Management Committee Meeting: May 19, 2021

Zoom / Conference Call

Members attending: David Bell, co-chair (Eastern Illinois University), Dan Blewett, co-chair (College of DuPage), Chad Buckley (Illinois State University), Keith Eiten (Wheaton College), Lorene Kennard, (University of St. Francis), Niamh McGuigan, (Loyola University Chicago), Scott Thomson (Rush University)

Member absent: Kelli Getz (DePaul University)

CARLI Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Jen Masciadrelli, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor


  • Minutes of the April 2021 meeting were approved with one correction.

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Keith Eiten.
  • Committee members should review the weeding e-books document, in preparation for final approval at June meeting,
  • Subcommittee members should supply David Bell with short summaries of their activities for the year so that he can add to the committee’s annual report.


  • No Member Announcements
  • CARLI Announcement:
    • The CARLI consortial e-book program for FY 2021-22 is nearly finalized; CARLI will announce details soon.


  • Informal Zoom chats: Consensus was that they went well and were well-received. We should consider doing them again in the future. Masciadrelli suggested that Bell put this into the annual report both as a summary and a recommendation for the FY22 committee.
  • Weeding E-books recommendations: Reviewed the finalized version of the document. One addition was suggested -a statement about e-books that are difficult to use or have intrusive DRM. All committee members should review the document in preparation for final approval at June meeting.
  • Membership for 2021-22: Because of the FY21 CARLI Board's call to review committees, no new members were added in 2020-21, thus at the end of this year's term, six members will be rotating off the committee. Three current committee members (Buckley, McGuigan, and Blewett) agreed to continue their service, and three new members will be added for 2021-22.
  • Ideas for 2021-22 committee: Suggestion was that the committee should work on Alma Analytics for next year, especially in the area of how to share searches and reports.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Committee Meetings: June 16, 2021

Deadlines: Annual report due by May 31, 2021