I-Share Acquisitions and Serials Team

Past Chair: John Ballestro
Past Chair: Kati Donaghy
Past Chair: Melissa Laytham
Past Chair: Sharon Nelson
IUG Liaison: Tom Goetz, Harper College
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Masciadrelli

Body to which the group reports: I-Share Users' Group (IUG)

This committee was discharged June 30, 2013.

Scope of Work:

The I-Share Acquisitions & Serials Team focuses on the operational effectiveness and development of functionality related to Acquisitions and Serials processes in the consortium's ILS product(s), current and future. Because no system operates in isolation, from time to time the Team may also share expertise and communicate issues, concerns, best practices, innovations, and emerging trends in acquisitions and serials librarianship in general to the CARLI membership and/or governing bodies.

Specific responsibilities of the Team include:

  • The I-Share Acquisitions and Serials Team advises the I-Share Users’ Group (IUG) and the CARLI staff on issues related to the shared integrated library system and related systems and consortial policies, practices and future directions as outlined in the Team charge

  • To investigate member library needs for assistance with the ILS product or with acquisitions/serials processes in general, recommend mechanisms to the CARLI staff and/or governing bodies by which this assistance could be provided, and assist in the implementation of recommended mechanisms when appropriate.

  • To develop consortial-wide documentation, best practices, training resources, continuing education opportunities and communication mechanisms to assist the membership in the use of the ILS product, its interoperability with other consortially- licensed products, and/or with acquisitions/serials processes in general.

  • To provide mechanisms whereby member libraries can communicate with each other and can share and access locally-developed materials such as documentation, best practices, training materials, reports, etc. related to the ILS product or acquisitions/serials processes.

  • To identify and document problems or issues with the ILS product and communicate them to CARLI staff.

  • To assist CARLI staff as needed with testing, documentation and training issues related to ILS product upgrades or conversions.

  • To collaborate with other CARLI groups as appropriate to maximize resource and knowledge sharing within the consortium.

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 team chair will submit a written report of team’s activities to the chair of IUG at the end of the fiscal year. Additional updates on activities may be requested by IUG throughout the year.

Staff or Board liaisons:
One CARLI Office staff representative will serve as the liaison. IUG will appoint a liaison to the team. The IUG Liaison to the team will report on team plans and activities at the IUG meetings. The Liaison will report back to the team on plans and activities discussed at IUG.

Tasks required on completion of work:
The chair will forward all documents to IUG for review and approval.