Public Services Committee Minutes: May 21, 2018

Conference Call

Members Attending: Rachel Bicicchi (Millikin University); Marissa Ellermann (Southern Illinois University Carbondale); Susan Franzen, co-chair (Illinois State University); Aaron Harwig (College of DuPage)

Members Absent: Nancy, Anne-Marie Eggleston Green (Kishwaukee College); Nester Osorio (Northern Illinois University); Cory Stevens, co-chair (Lake Forest College); Nancy Weichert (University of Illinois at Springfield)

CARLI Staff Attending: Denise Green

CARLI Staff Absent: Elizabeth Clarage


  • CARLI Announcements:
    • No major announcements.  Training and events coming up.  Instruction showcase May 31. In June, there will be more Voyager training.  This week there is Voyager cataloging training. In June, the Preservation Committee is sponsoring a training on recovering from fire and damage in a library.  Very productive round of CARLI events in April and May.
    • New committee members for next year – Chad Kahl from Illinois State University, Reina Williams from Rush University, and Katherine Sleyko from Prairie State College.
    • Thank you to Sue Franzen, Anne-Marie Eggleston Green, and Cory Stevens for your service! All three will be rotating off the committee.
  • Member Announcements:
    • SIU announcement – John Howard Carter is retiring from SIUC. He is an associate dean of technical services.


  • Approve minutes from last meeting.
  • The Chair for 2018-2019 will be selected at the next meeting.

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Marissa Ellermann.


  • Draft of report of the annual activities of committee: – Prepared by Denise, Elizabeth, and Cory.  Thank you!
    • Need description of goals for the past year.
    • Examine changes in services models and spaces.
  • Draft webpage for annual project at
    • Still compiling photographs. May create short summaries of each event.  Sue has agreed to write a description of the open houses. They will be finished hopefully by the end of this week.
    • Is using publishers’ abstracts verbatim on the resources list ok? We decided that we think it is fair use.
  • Open Houses feedback reviewed.
    • Overall the feedback was positive.  A few complaints about the food (not vegetarian/vegan), but most people found it useful and felt the time was adequate.
    • One good idea was to utilize a microphone at future events.  Either bring one from the CARLI office or ask that the hosting space provide one.
    • Better than average comments!

Next meeting

Monday, June 11, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.