CARLI Board Minutes: May 4, 2020

Via Zoom

Members attending: Fred Barnhart (Northern Illinois University), Spencer Brayton (Waubonsee Community College), Anne Craig (CARLI), Rebecca Donald (Trinity International University), Jeff Douglas (Knox College), Cindy Fuller (Millikin University), Karen Janke (Erickson Institute), Jacob Jeremiah (Oakton Community College), Tammy Kuhn-Schnell (Lincoln Land Community College), Taran Ley (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), Greg McCormick (Illinois State Library), Pattie Piotrowski (University of Illinois at Springfield), John Pollitz (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), John Small (North Central College) Frances Whaley (Kishwaukee College)

Staff attending: Margaret Chambers, Elizabeth Clarage, Diane Day, Gordon Fellows, Kristine Hammerstrand, Jenny Taylor


  • The Board approved the proposal to reduce membership fees by 10% for FY 2021, with recalculation of the fees for FY 2022. 
  • The Board approved the proposal to pause until FY 2022 the Professional Development Reimbursement Program and the Mobile Digitization Lab.
  • The Board approved the extension of the deadline of the committee reports and annual projects to August 15. 
  • The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

Tasks Assigned: 

  • CARLI staff will communicate with the Governing Directors regarding the change in membership fees, the changes in previously announced programs for FY2021, and to gather information regarding fiscal projections for their institutions.
  • CARLI staff will investigate options and develop models for expending funds to further support e-resource subscriptions, additional membership fee relief, and purchase of consortially shareable e-books. Models will be disseminated to the Board via email for further discussion. 
  • CARLI staff will work with the OER Task Force to develop a plan for transitioning to virtual OER training.

Upcoming Meetings

  • 2020 Board meetings
    • Friday, June 12, 2020 (via Zoom)
  • 2020 Executive Committee meetings (via conference call): 
    • Wednesday, June 3, 2020