PSWG Meeting Minutes: June 20, 2012

Conference call

Members attending:
Jane Currie (chair), Loyola University Chicago; Sue Franzen, Illinois Central College; Andrew Lenaghan, Joliet Junior College; April Levy, Columbia College; Matthew Rutherford, Newberry Library; Bruce Stoffel, Illinois State University

Members absent:
Sandra Fritz, Illinois State Library; Sean McCarthy, Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; Marianne Ryan, Northwestern University

Staff attending:
Elizabeth Clarage; Jennifer Masciadrelli


  • The agenda was approved as distributed with one correction.
  • The May meeting minutes were approved.
  • The meeting adjourned at 1:20 PM.


  • Chicago State University Open House
    • Evaluation reports were sent to Fatemeh Asadi, Director of Public Services, Chicago State University and to plenary speakers David Stern and Tom Peters.
  • Joint Program
    • The Collections Working Group and PSWG joint program, titled Fostering Healthy Relationships: Faculty Education & Outreach, will be held at Joliet Junior College on 7/12/12. Details are in the registration page at at
      • 60 participants have registered for the joint program to date.
      • Luncheon discussions will be facilitated using questions that will be revisited during the final program session. Those questions are:
        1. Collection Development: How might you create an assessment tool that identifies the key service areas for review?
        2. Reference & Liaison Services: Describe your newer services that are possible only by using new tools and techniques.
        3. Instruction: Describe in what ways you are addressing (in the classroom and/or virtually) the ever more complicated aspects of curriculum-based individual and group research support?
        4. R&D: In what areas are you conversing and collaborating with faculty about possible enhancements to teaching and research support?
      • Registrants will receive the questions in advance of the program.
      • Any member attending the joint program at Joliet Junior College on 7/12/12 willing to assist at the morning registration table is asked to contact Elizabeth.
  • Year End
    • A volunteer to serve as Chair of the PSWG is still needed for 2012-2013. Contact Elizabeth and Jen to express interest.
    • April, Matt, and Bruce are concluding their participation in the PSWG. Their service is very much appreciated.
    • Andrew, Marianne, Sandy, Sean, Sue, and Jane will continue with their second or third years of participation.
    • Anne Buchanan (Saint Xavier University), Leslie Rios (Lincoln Land Community College), and David Stern (Illinois State University) will be joining the PSWG for 2012-2013.
    • Elizabeth and Jen have made enormous contributions as our CARLI Staff Liaisons. We are grateful!
    • Continuing members should watch their e-mail for an announcement concerning the August in-person meeting in Champaign.