Commercial Products Committee

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

Name Term Institution
Jessica Harris2020-2021University of Chicago
Edith List2020-2021Principia College
Marie Martino2019-2022Moraine Valley Community College
Will Midgley2018-2021University of Illinois at Chicago
Jim Millhorn2020-2021Northern Illinois University
Thane Montaner2018-2021Prairie State College
Kavita Mundle2017-2021University of Illinois at Chicago
Megan Ruenz2019-2022Wheaton College
Amanda Wiesenhofer2017-2021Lincoln 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 Commercial Products Committee acknowledges historical, structural, and systemic injustice, values the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI), 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.