Resource Sharing Committee Meeting: December 17, 2015

Conference Call

Members attending: Bryan Clark (Illinois Central College), Susan Duncan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Sandy Engram (Illinois College of Optometry), Kelly Fisher (Eureka College), Sarah Mueth (University of Illinois Springfield), Marcella Nowak (College of DuPage), Jeff Ridinger (Illinois State University)
Members absent: Amy LeFeger (National-Louis University), Jennifer Stegen (Loyola)
Staff attending: Debbie Campbell, Lorna Engels


  • Minutes of the 11/19/15 meeting approved
  • Meeting adjourned at 2:54 PM.


  • CARLI Announcements:
    • CARLI office closed December 24, 2015-January 4, 2016.
      • Call CARLI office if there is a service outage, not support email because it is not monitored when office is closed.
    • Review CARLI newsletter sent 12/17/15
    • Paige Weston retiring 12/31/15
  • Open House updates coming after first of year

Discussion of annual project:

  • Jeff Ridinger developed a draft for the annual project and Resource Sharing group approved the draft.
  • Next steps for the project:
    • Continue to look for resources to add to bibliography
      • Survey of how libraries are using OA resources—can be January listserv discussion topic
        • Questions to be developed first week of January. Possible questions to ask:
          • Do you utilize OA resources?
          • When in the article request filling process do you use them?
          • Do you use OA for subject specific requests? e.g., science or medical articles
        • Question will be posted to listserv week of January 11, 2016.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

  • Next Meeting: Thursday, January 21, 2016 by phone. Marcella Nowak will take minutes.
  • Schedule of Resource Sharing Committee Meetings:
    • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
    • Thursday, March 18, 2016