Public Services Working Group

CARLI Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Clarage
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Masciadrelli

Body to which the group reports: Board of Directors

This committee was discharged June 30, 2013.

Scope of work:
The CARLI Public Services Working Group will advise the CARLI Board and staff on the consortial aspects of public service issues. The PSWG will identify issues of critical concern and make recommendations on how these issues may be addressed through continuing education, best practices, shared tools, etc.

Member appointment and terms:
Members are appointed for 3-year terms beginning on July 1. A rotation system has been established for the expiring terms whereby approximately one third of the committee membership is appointed each year.

Expected reporting frequency:
The committee chair will submit a written report of committee’s activities to the CARLI Board at the end of the fiscal year. Additional updates on activities may be requested by the CARLI Board throughout the year.

Coordination:
The chairs of the Collections Working Group, the E-Resources Working Group, the Preservation Working Group and the Public Services Working Group will meet, at least twice a year, to share what their groups are discussing, in order to reduce duplicative efforts and identify opportunities for collaboration

Tasks required on completion of work:
Recommendations for new or enhanced CARLI products, services and programs should be sent to the Products & Services Vetting Committee or the Program Planning Committee. The chair will forward other documents dealing with staffing, policy, and budget issues to the CARLI Board for review and approval.