Commercial Products Committee Meeting: July 24, 2023


Members Attending: Chad Buckley (Illinois State University), Jessica Harris (University of Chicago), Michele Hunt (Northern Illinois University), Sarah Johnson (Eastern Illinois University), Ann Johnston (Olivet Nazarene University), Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Ashtin Trimble (Black Hawk College)

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

Members Absent: Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Scott Thomson (Rush University)


CARLI Updates

There were no CARLI updates this month.



Third Iron - the committee will continue discussion at the September meeting

Other Business

  • CARLI staff and committee members introduced themselves.
  • Jenny introduced the general work of the committee and proposed that the committee work on re-vamping the vendor proposal process this year. This could include looking at CARLI’s vendor expectations/requirements, the information requested from vendors, as well as the committee’s process for reviewing proposals.
  • Nicole briefly covered CARLI’s committee guidelines and discussed committee communication methods. This year the CPC will use Box to share committee documents.
  • Chair/Co-Chairs – Marie and Michele expressed an interest in co-chairing the committee this year. Thane had also expressed interest at the June meeting. CARLI staff will follow-up via e-mail.
  • The committee discussed the standing meeting schedule for the year and decided to meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. beginning in September.


  • Minutes from the June 8 meeting were approved.
  • The committee decided that future meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m., via Zoom. The meeting minute taker will be determined alphabetically by last name.
  • The committee will skip meeting in August; recurring meetings will begin September 12.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

Tasks Assigned

  • CARLI staff will follow-up via e-mail with Marie, Thane, and Michele about co-chairs for this committee year.
  • CARLI staff will schedule and send invites for upcoming meetings.

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 1 p.m. via Zoom
  • Schedule of upcoming meetings:
    • Tuesday, October 10, 1 p.m. via Zoom
    • Tuesday, November 14, 1 p.m. via Zoom