Public Services Committee

Past Chair: Lesley Wolfgang
CARLI Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Clarage
CARLI Staff Liaison: Denise Green

Name Term Institution
Beth Hultman2023-2026Elgin Community College
Jennifer Lau-Bond2022-2025Harper College
Charity Ringel2024-2027University of Illinois Springfield
Gretchen Schneider2023-2026Oakton College
Kimberly Shotick2023-2026Northern Illinois University
Dawn Sterning2024-2027Prairie State College
Diana Sykes2024-2027Erikson Institute
Simone Williams2022-2025Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lesley Wolfgang2022-2025Saint John's College of Nursing

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

The CARLI Public Services Committee works with the CARLI staff and members to encourage cooperation and collaboration in the development, enhancement and dissemination of models of public service that benefit all users of CARLI member libraries. The committee will identify efficient and cost-effective best practices. The Public Services Committee will collaborate with other CARLI committees and ad hoc groups to discuss issues of common interest and to facilitate joint program planning.

The committee may be assigned projects by the Governance Board, or may independently develop projects and initiatives within the scope of its charge or in collaboration with other ad hoc groups. The Public Services 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 committees, and will develop workshops, seminars, webinars, or other education opportunities to meet the needs of the membership. The committee will prepare appropriate documentation and reports, and will submit an annual report of its activities and accomplishments to Board of Directors.