Technical Services Committee Meeting: January 25, 2017

conference call

Members attending:
Melissa Burel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville); Mary Konkel (co-chair; College of DuPage); Nicole Ream-Sotomayor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Cynthia Romanowski (Governors State University); Ann Heinrichs (Catholic Theological Union); Joelen Pastva (co-chair; Northwestern University); Sandy Roe (Illinois State University); Keith Eiten (Wheaton College); Jessica Grzegorski (Newberry Library)

CARLI staff attending: 
Jen Masciadrelli

CARLI staff absent:
Nicole Swanson


Committee member announcements:

  • Mary Konkel and Cynthia Romanowski reported on presentations made at ALA Midwinter that they were involved with.

CARLI reports:

  • CARLI staff are working with another group of new CARLI libraries that will be joining I-Share.
  • The I-Share Next RFP is still working its way through the University of Illinois procurement process.  Currently the I-Share Next Task Force is considering revisions to the RFP that were suggested by the U. of I. purchasing department.


  • Subcommittee on Updating the CatER Documents Report (Mary) 
    • Mary Konkel reminded committee members to continue reading and commenting on the CatER document in Google docs.  The goal is to have comments completed by Feb. 15, 2017, and prepare to finalize the document at the Feb. 22, 2017 meeting.
    • Mary will send “mini reports” after Feb. 15 for committee review.
  • Spring forum – topic: Collections data analysis and maintenance
    • Call for proposals was reissued by e-mail and by the CARLI listservs.  Three proposals have been received so far, two on database maintenance and one on assessment.
  • Annual project:
    • We continued discussion of our annual project
    • Agreed that format of explanatory sections would be more in bulleted format, rather than narrative, to allow easier scanning of content by users.
    • Since the final format of the annual project will be a web page, we decided to think of useful in-line links and where they would be appropriate.
    • We decided that members should review the annual project on the Box workspace, and choose two projects section no. 5 that would be worth writing about in the finalized version of the project.


•    Minutes of the January 4, 2017, meeting were approved.
•    The meeting was adjourned at 10 AM.

Tasks assigned:

•    All members: Review the CatER document in Google Docs and make any edits or comments regarding content by February 15, 2017; be prepared to finalize at the February 22, 2017 meeting.
•    All members: Consider reaching out to specific people who may be able to present at the Spring forum on a given topic.
•    All members: Review the annual project on the Box workspace, and choose two projects section no. 5 that would be worth writing about in the finalized version of the project.

Meeting dates and deadlines:

  • Next meeting: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:00 AM–10:30 AM, via conference call
  • Schedule of Technical Services Committee meetings (all via conference call):
    • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:00-10:30 am
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:00-10:30 am
    • Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 9:00-10:30 am
    • Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00-10:30 am
  • Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, to review and comment on the CatER document located on the Google Docs drive. 

Respectfully submitted,
Keith D. Eiten