Commercial Products Committee

Chair: Michele Hunt
CARLI Staff Liaison: Nicole Ream-Sotomayor
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Taylor

Name Term Institution
Chad Buckley2023-2026Illinois State University
Jessica Harris2021-2024University of Chicago
Michele Hunt2021-2024Northern Illinois University
Sarah Johnson2021-2024Eastern Illinois University
Ann Johnston2023-2026Olivet Nazarene University
Marie Martino2022-2025Moraine Valley Community College
Thane Montaner2022-2025Prairie State College
Scott Thomson2022-2025Rush University
Ashtin Trimble2023-2026Black Hawk College

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

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 Commercial Products Committee acknowledges historical, structural, and systemic injustice, values the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will ensure that CARLI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded in their work. 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.