Public Services Committee Meeting: March 7, 2019

Conference Call / Adobe Connect

Members attending: Rachel Bicicchi (Millikin University), Marissa Ellermann (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Aaron Harwig, co-chair (College of DuPage), Nestor Osorio (Northern Illinois University), Katherine Sleyko (Prairie State College), Reina Williams (Rush University)

Members absent: Chad Kahl (Illinois State University), Joanna Kolendo, co-chair (Chicago State University)

CARLI staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Denise Green


  • Minutes for February 7, 2019 meeting were approved.
  • Members will work on annual project as specified in Tasks Assigned.
  • Meeting adjourned @ 2:50pm.


  • Member Announcements:
    • Millikin’s president is retiring. The search for replacement will launch soon.
    • COD’s presidential search is ongoing.
    • NIU seeking a new provost, and faculty are unionizing for first time in the institution’s history.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • Five Vanguard libraries have been selected (out of 25 volunteered) for Alma/Primo integration. Libraries selected are Newberry Library, North Central College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Duties include data transfer, testing, etc.
    • CARLI Commercial Products Committee will host Emerging Issues in E-Resources: Usage Statistics and Streaming Video forum @ iHotel on March 26.
    • CARLI Preservation Committee will host a Preservation Workshop on enclosures at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on May 8.

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Aaron.
  • Aaron reports back on Change Management Forum @ UIC on April 2.
  • Nestor forwards annual project files to Elizabeth/Denise.
  • Everyone contribute to project files on Google Drive site.
  • Everyone review introduction and purpose of project.


  • Change Management Forum in final stages of planning for April 2. 30 people on waitlist. Agenda will be posted week of March 11. Aaron will attend.
  • Committee discussed organization of files and folders in putting together annual project and agreed to adopt Nestor’s proposal structure.
  • Nestor mentioned identifying up to 25 assessment methods.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • Committee meetings: Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:00pm CDT
  • Deadlines:
    • Committee Annual Report, Friday May 31, 2019
    • Annual Project, Friday May 31, 2019