Commercial Products Committee

Chair: Amanda Wiesenhofer
Board Liaison: Frances Whaley, Kishwaukee College
CARLI Staff Liaison: Nicole Ream-Sotomayor
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Taylor

Name Constituency Term Institution
Pam CipkowskiPrivate Institutions2019-2022Lake Forest College
Marie MartinoCommunity Colleges2019-2022Moraine Valley Community College
Jeffrey MatlakPublic Universities2018-2021Western Illinois University
Will MidgleyPrivate Institutions2018-2021University of Illinois at Chicago
Thane MontanerCommunity Colleges2018-2021Prairie State College
Kavita MundlePublic Universities2017-2020University of Illinois at Chicago
Heather ParisiPrivate Institutions2019-2022Dominican University
Megan RuenzPrivate Institutions2019-2022Wheaton College
Amanda WiesenhoferCommunity Colleges2017-2020Lincoln Land Community College

Body to which the group reports: Board of Directors

The CARLI Commercial Products Committee works with the CARLI staff and members to encourage cooperation and collaboration in identifying, evaluating and recommending the purchase and/or brokering of electronic information resources. The committee will identify and promulgate efficient and cost effective best practices, licensing and negotiating principles. The committee will advise on maximizing the consortium’s economies of scale and leverage in negotiations with commercial creators and third party providers of content.

The committee may be assigned projects by the Board of Directors, or may independently develop projects and initiatives within the scope of its charge or in collaboration with other ad hoc groups. The committee will identify educational and training needs within its scope of responsibility and its collaboration with other CARLI committees and ad hoc groups, and will develop workshops, seminars, webinars, or other education opportunities to meet the needs of the membership. The committee will facilitate the development and use of statistical measures to inform decision making at both the institutional and consortial levels. The committee will prepare appropriate documentation and reports, and will submit an annual report of its activities and accomplishments to Board of Directors.