Commercial Products Committee

Chair: Chad Buckley
CARLI Staff Liaison: Mary Burkee
CARLI Staff Liaison: Cindy Clennon

Name Term Institution
Chad Buckley2014-2017Illinois State University
Xiaotian Chen2016-2019Bradley University
Denise Cote2014-2017College of DuPage
Lynnette Fields2015-2018Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ann Johnston2014-2017Olivet Nazarene University
Hilary Meyer2015-2018Triton College
Jim Millhorn2016-2019Northern Illinois University
Heather Parisi2015-2018Dominican University
Lesley Wolfgang2016-2019Lewis University

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.