Collection Management Committee Meeting: November 17, 2021

Zoom / Conference Call

Members attending: Dan Blewett, co-chair (College of DuPage), Chad Buckley (Illinois State University), Janice Derr (Eastern Illinois University), Keith Eiten, co-chair (Wheaton College), Lorene Kennard, (University of St. Francis), Jayna Leipart Guttilla (Illinois Valley Community College), Niamh McGuigan, (Loyola University Chicago), Scott Thomson (Rush University), Kris Veldheer (Catholic Theological Union)

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

Discovery Prime VE Task Force Liaison: Amy Killebrew (Columbia College Chicago)

E-Resources Management Task Force Liaison: Andrea Imre (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)


  • October meeting minutes were approved.

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Lorene Kennard.


  • Member Announcements:
    • Keith Eiten (Wheaton College): University has purchased Microsoft Power BI to assist with tracking analytics on collection development budgets.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • There is a new CARLI Ebooks webpage.
    • Records for most consortial ebooks are now in the catalog.
    • The calendar year database selection system, mostly journals, is now closed. Most spend is about the same. Community colleges spending is down 12% from last year.


  • Weeding – no report
  • Open Access Ebooks Subcommittee
    • The subcommittee is reviewing collections to see if they meet the criteria established for open access collections.
  • Alma Analytics Subcommittee
    • Instead of looking at creating new reports, focus on existing reports and how they work. Identifying what information and reports may be gathered from Alma without the need to use Analytics. Reviewing resources available on previous subcommittee created site to confirm if the resources are still relevant. Jen shared a link to the shared analytics page on the CARLI website. See Shared Analytics Reports that your institution can run" section of this page: Andrea pointed out that there are canned reports in the Dashboard portion of Analytics that may be of interest.
  • DEI Subcommittee
    • The subcommittee had a discussion about evaluating collections and the idea of evaluating what resources are being checking out. Also, local situations impact DEI modifications to collection. Subcommittee is looking for collection development policies that have DEI language so we can offer suggestions for members if they want to update their collection development policy.
  • Committee discussed Rialto.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The Collection Management Committee will meet next on December 15, 2021 at 9am.

Committee Meetings:
December 15, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022