Public Services Committee: May 12, 2016

Conference Call

Members attending: 

Becky Brown, College of DuPage; Susan Franzen, Illinois State University; 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, Cory Stevens, Lake Forest College.
Members absent: Raeann Dossett, Parkland College; Paula Garrett, Illinois Math and Science Academy

CARLI staff:

Denise Green, attend. Elizabeth Clarage,absent.


•    Elmhurst College has a new president.
•    UIU libraries are having many construction projects this summer.   

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.
  • There have been Open House site volunteers including Ann Giffey (Knox College) and possibly Amy Jo Caulkins (Carl Sandburg College).


  • All talked over the Productivity Tools List and final details of the web page. Members will send input by May 20.
  • The committee reviewed the draft Committee Annual Report.
  • Transition to new Chair is July 1st.


  • Minutes for last meeting were approved.
  • 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. The committee agreed that both would be finalized by May 20th before the Memorial Day weekend.
  • June meeting canceled.
  • Sue Franzen and Cory Stevens elected Co-Chairs for 2016/17.

Tasks Assigned:

  • Jen Sauzer took minutes.
  • All committee members will review and send comments regarding the Annual Project to the group by May 20.    

Next Meeting Date and Deadlines:

To be determined.