Commercial Products Committee Meeting: January 12, 2023


Members Attending: Amy Fry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jessica Harris (University of Chicago), Michele Hunt (Northern Illinois University), Sarah Johnson (Eastern Illinois University), Mary Tatro (Augustana College), Scott Thomson (Rush University), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Denise Green, Marisa Tolbert

Guests Attending: Bill Komanecki (Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing)

Members Absent:  Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College)


CARLI Updates

  • Jenny shared that work has begun for Fiscal Year 2024, including work on a contract with Kanopy Base.
  • CARLI has received member pledges for the CARLI FY24 ebook program, and discussions are beginning with vendors.
  • Nicole shared that CARLI is getting good response from the "E-Resources Usage Statistics Survey." The survey will be available through the end of January.
  • Denise mentioned the Instruction Committee's event on Friday, January 27th, entitled "Re-examining Instruction Practice: New Year's Instructional Resolutions," and shared a link to several upcoming PDA events.



There were no proposals under consideration this month.

Annual Project

  • Michele reported that she finalized and submitted the survey to CARLI staff for distribution.
  • The committee agreed that Save the Date emails should be sent out a least a month before the events. Michele will write up and submit the Save the Date announcement to CARLI staff by Friday, January 13th.
  • CARLI staff will send out the announcements and will add the OA talks on the CARLI calendar. The first Save the Date announcement will also have a link to the survey.
  • The committee decided to have 3 sessions instead of 4 sessions, to avoid having a session in June
  • Dates selected for the OA talks are as follows:
    • Wednesday, March 1, 10-11 AM
    • Thursday, April 6, 1-2 PM
    • Wednesday, May 3, 10-11 AM


  • Minutes from the December meeting were approved.
  • Dates were selected for the OA talks

Tasks Assigned

  • Michele will write up and sumbit the Save the Date announcement to CARLI staff by January 13.
  • CARLI staff will distribute the Save the Date, along with the survey link, to relevant listservs and include the announcement in the January CARLI newsletter

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11 a.m. via Zoom
  • Schedule of upcoming meetings:
    • Thursday, March 9
    • Thursday, April 13