Public Services Committee Meeting: June 17, 2020

Zoom / Conference Call

Members attending: Caitlin Archer-Helke (Saint Xavier University), Jessica Bastian (Illinois Central College), Krista Bowers Sharpe (Western Illinois University), Aaron Harwig, co-chair (College of DuPage), Chad Kahl (Illinois State University), Cynthia Kremer (Joliet Junior College), Nestor Osorio, co-chair (Northern Illinois University), Elizabeth Sterner (Governors State University)

Members absent: Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing)

CARLI Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Denise Green


  • Made minor revisions to Annual Report for resubmission.
  • Confirmed committee roster for 2020-21.
  • Aaron and Nestor will continue as committee co-chairs for 2020-21.


  • Member Announcements:
    • College of DuPage – Virtual graduation took place June 11. Two campus building reopened June 15 for Spring students to fulfill lab requirements. Library building still closed until further notice.
    • Governors State University – Campus still discussing plans for August and Fall semesters. New president begins July 1.
    • Illinois Central College – Library still physically closed, Fall plans under discussion/TBD, labs open for selected students. Provost leaving. OpenAthens fully implemented.
    • Illinois State University – Milner Library public opening postponed until August. Curbside delivery has begun. Open by appointment a possibility.
    • Joliet Junior College – Campus and Library closed. May reopen labs by end of June. OpenAthens implemented.
    • Saint Xavier University – Campus still deciding closing/opening.
    • Western Illinois University – Library closed to public, likely until August. May only be part of Library open. Delivery by appointment.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • Alma/Primo VE – on track for go live on June 24. Please wait for emails/announcements before starting bib checking.
    • Wiley eBook consortial access – bib records coming to Alma.
    • Oxford eBooks coming soon.

Tasks Assigned

  • Aaron Harwig took minutes.
  • Elizabeth and Denise will seek an additional committee member for 2020-21.


  • Reviewed PSC Annual Report and made suggestions for web page.
  • Discussed committee roster and chairs for upcoming year and thanked Elizabeth Sterner for her service on the committee
  • Discussed the status of curbside delivery within CARLI and individual institutions
  • Aaron thanked everyone for their service during a very challenging year.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • To be determined.