Commercial Products Committee Meeting: May 8, 2020


Members Attending: Jeffrey Matlak (Western Illinois University), Will Midgley (University of Illinois at Chicago), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Heather Parisi (Dominican University), Megan Ruenz (Wheaton College), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

Members Absent:  Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor


CARLI Updates

Jenny and Nicole have been working to get all the discounts from our vendors entered into the selection system.  They have both been fielding questions and comments from libraries during the open window.  Jenny clarified that all pricing entered into the system is good for one year and will be prorated if a library wants to subscribe to a product after July 1, 2020.  Libraries can contact Jenny by email to add any subscriptions they desire after the May 15, 2020 selection window has closed.

CARLI is working on a tentative eBook arrangement expected to begin July 1, 2020.  Jenny continues to put effort into consortial eBook purchases given the increase in remote learning.



There were no product proposals to discuss.

Annual project planning

CARLI has extended the deadline for Annual Project completion to Aug. 15, 2020.  CARLI staff have been busy with the open selection system but hope to finalize our webinars for our annual project before our next meeting in June.

Tasks Assigned

CARLI staff will continue to work on webinar planning.

Meeting Dates

Next Meeting: Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

Schedule of CARLI CPC Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. over Zoom