Public Services Committee: April 14, 2016

Conference Call

Members attending: Becky Brown, College of DuPage; Raeann Dossett, Parkland College; Paula Garrett, Illinois Math and Science Academy; Anne-Marie Eggleston Green, Kishwaukee College; Jennifer Sauzer, Co-Chair, Columbia College Chicago; Richard Stokes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Julia Venetis, Co-Chair, Elmhurst College
Members absent: Susan Franzen, Illinois State University; Cory Stevens, Lake Forest College;

CARLI staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Denise Green


  •     CARLI Report
    • New libraries joining I-Share from July 1st include: Black Hawk College, Moline; Meadville-Lombard Theological School, Chicago; and South Suburban College, South Holland.
    • New Selection System for online e-resources is coming.
    • Search continues for a Senior Director for CARLI to replace Susan Singleton upon her retirement in July 2016.
    • The call for volunteers to serve on CARLI committees ends April 29th.


  •  Open Houses Wrap-up
    • Denise sent the committee a link to the Open House surveys. Responses were largely positive: attendees expressed that they like face-to-face events. Also noted was that they would like the opportunity to experiment with particular tools, e.g., in a hands-on session.  Library tours were well received and the Open Houses were well attended.
    • Survey data will be incorporated into the final project.
  •   Productivity Tools List
    • We agreed we need website improvements for easier editing, to add columns and accommodate notes.
    • PDF format would be useful for downloading or printing.
    • Landscape orientation is preferred.
    • Columns to include: tool, type, URL, cost, maximum number of users and what’s included for free versions, mobile capability, compatible platforms. Eliminate the expert version column.
  • Need a Committee Chair or Co-Chairs for 2016/17
    • Transition to new Chair is July 1st.


  • Final Project and Report Wrap-up
    • Open House feedback will be incorporated in the Annual Report.
    • Both the Final Project and Report are due by May 31st. We agreed that we would finalize them by May 20th before the Memorial Day weekend.

Tasks Assigned

•    Paula Garrett took minutes.  
•    Denise will talk to the CARLI webmaster about moving to a more accessible website and see if we can add columns & accommodate notes.
•    Jen will email the Annual Report draft before the May meeting.
•    Julia will send Cory and Sue an email since they were unable to attend the April meeting.

Next Meeting Date and Deadlines:

•       Our next conference call is May 12th at 1:30 pm.