Resource Sharing Committee Meeting: July 23, 2013

CARLI Office, Champaign

Members attending:  Kathleen Bloomberg (Illinois State Library), Susan Duncan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jennifer Funk (McKendree University), Sandra Harris (Olivet Nazarene University), Sarah McHone-Chase (Northern Illinois University), Matt Ostercamp (North Park University), Amanda Pippitt (Millikin University), Jeff Ridinger (Illinois State University)

Members absent: Deirdre Rawls (Robert Morris University)

Staff attending: Debbie Campbell, Lorna Engels, Susan Singleton

Guests:  None


  • Amanda Pippitt will serve as committee chair in FY14.
  • Kathleen Bloomberg will serve a two year term on the committee.
  • The committee will meet via conference call on the first Thursday of each month, beginning in September.  The conference calls will be scheduled for 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • No conference call meeting will be held in January.
  • Post a monthly discussion topic to the ResShare-ig email list such as how library materials with a “missing” status are handled in each library.  The CARLI staff will post the first question in early August.  Topics discussed include how library materials with a “missing” status are handled, how damaged materials are handled; and how libraries handle open hold shelves.
  • The meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.


  • Susan Singleton, Executive Director, reported on the committee’s role including addressing resource sharing beyond I-Share and producing something (report, white paper, best practices, etc.) for the board and members.
  • CARLI timelines for appropriate lead time must be followed when planning a forum or webinar, etc.
  • Recent CARLI office initiatives include the Linux upgrades and designing a consortial e-book project for monographs.
  • The print patron driven acquisition project will last another two years.

Tasks assigned:

  • Prior to the next meeting, think about a possible white paper topic.  Ideas discussed during the meeting include perceptions of E-books by CARLI library patrons and directors; the impact of e-books and serials on consortial resource-sharing statistics.
  • Prior to the next meeting, think about a possible webinar. Possible topics include ideas for more resource sharing among I-Share and non-I-Share members and ILLINET borrowing processes.
  • Continue discussion of Spring 2014 open houses with associated break out session topics.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

  • Next Meeting:  Conference call, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Schedule of CARLI Resource Sharing Committee meetings:  Conference calls on first Thursday of each month, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., beginning in September and skipping January.