Commercial Products Committee

Chair: Megan Ruenz
Board Liaison: Matt Ostercamp, North Park University
CARLI Staff Liaison: Nicole Ream-Sotomayor
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Taylor

Name Term Institution
Neil Das2021-2023Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jessica Harris2021-2024University of Chicago
Michele Hunt2021-2024Northern Illinois University
Sarah Johnson2021-2024Eastern Illinois University
Edith List2021-2022Principia College
Marie Martino2019-2022Moraine Valley Community College
Megan Ruenz2019-2022Wheaton College
Mary Tatro2021-2023Augustana College
Amanda Wiesenhofer2021-2023Lincoln 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.