Board of Directors

Chair: Richard Darga
Chair-Elect: Cindy Fuller
Past Chair: Dennis Krieb

Name Constituency Term Institution
Anne CraigEx OfficioCARLI
Richard DargaEx Officio2017-2018Chicago State University
Jeff DouglasPrivate Institutions2017-2020Knox College
Cindy FullerPrivate Institutions2016-2019Millikin University
Cate KaufmanCommunity Colleges2016-2019Illinois Central College
Dennis KriebCommunity Colleges2015-2018Lewis and Clark Community College
Tammy Kuhn-SchnellCommunity Colleges2017-2020Lincoln Land Community College
Taran LeyPublic Universities2017-2018Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Michael LorenzenPublic Universities2017-2020Western Illinois University
Cathy MayerPrivate Institutions2017-2018Trinity Christian College
Greg McCormickEx Officio2016-2019Illinois State Library
Lydia Morrow RuettenPublic Universities2016-2019Governors State University
David SternPrivate Institutions2015-2018Saint Xavier University
Frances WhaleyCommunity Colleges2017-2018Illinois Valley Community College
John WilkinPublic Universities2015-2018University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scope of work:
The Board of Directors provides oversight and consultation on all aspects of CARLI’s services, programs, and development, except for those activities reserved for the member institutions. The Board of Directors sets strategic direction, reviews and approves the detail and the total of the organizational budget each year, advises and gives recommendation on the hiring and evaluation of the CARLI Senior Director, and provides advice and input to the University of Illinois in matters relating to the Consortium.

Member election/appointment and terms:

The Board of Directors consists of twelve voting members:

  • Elected members: Nine voting members are elected by the Governing member institutions: three from public universities; three from private colleges, universities, and research libraries; and three from public community colleges. Members are elected for a 3-year term. A voting member must be the director of a Governing member’s library.
  • Appointed members: Three voting members are appointed annually by the elected members of the Board of Directors: one from public universities; one from private colleges, universities, and research libraries; and one from public community colleges. Members are appointed for a one-year term.

Ex officio members of the Board of Directors include the CARLI Senior Director and a representative from the Illinois State Library. Neither of these ex officio members will have voting privileges.

Expected reporting frequency:

The Board of Directors will meet quarterly during each fiscal year (July 1–June 30). The agenda for the meeting will be posted to the CARLI web site in advance and minutes of each meeting will be posted to the CARLI web site no later than 30 days after each meeting.

The Board of Directors will arrange and preside at an annual meeting, open to staff of all member libraries and at an annual assembly of the directors of all member libraries or their designees.