Public Services Committee Meeting: May 24, 2021

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), Cory Stevens (Lake Forest College), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing)

Member absent: Nestor Osorio, co-chair (Northern Illinois University)

CARLI Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage, Denise Green

Board Liaisons attending: Rob Morrison (National-Louis University)


  • Aaron Harwig will handle final edits and submission of final Summary of Committee Activities by May 31.
  • June Meeting was moved from June 28th to June 14th.


  • Member Announcements:
    • COD: Interim Assistant Provost of Instruction Lisa Stock’s appointment made permanent; library still closed for summer; and fall plans TBD.
    • ICC: Library still operating virtually; will officially reopen August 2nd, when the plan is to fully reopen for fall.
    • ISU: Terri Goss Kinzy named president of ISU (first female president); ISU on track to be fully open to community by fall.
    • LFC: Library now open to community patrons.
    • SJC: Expecting normal fall operations; still masking; and possible vaccination mandate.
    • SXU: Normal fall operations expected; library stacks fully open.
    • WIU: Union negotiations in progress; library only open to WIU community and admitted students.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • Ex Libris Knowledge Days 2021 is approaching in June, and CARLI will hold informal discussion sessions after each workshop for I-Share members.
    • Crowdfunded CARLI ebook updates were shared. Wiley is opening up the backfiles for Year 2, while Oxford will have fewer subjects available and no OUP Partner Presses.

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Aaron Harwig.
  • Aaron Harwig will make final edits to Summary of Committee Activities document and submit to Margaret Chambers before May 31st.


  • Committee reviewed and approved minutes from April 26th meeting.
  • Committee discussed and approved a plan to finish up punch list items for Summary of Committee Activities before May 31st deadline.
  • As the final meeting for the Public Services Committee originally fell late in the month (June 28th), the Committee decided to reschedule to June 14th.
  • Committee wished Cory Stevens well on her next professional endeavor at her final meeting.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Committee Meetings: Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM CDT

Deadlines: Submit Summary of Committee Activities by Monday, May 31, 2021.