Public Services Committee

Chair: Chad Kahl
Chair: Cynthia Kremer
Board Liaison: Spencer Brayton, Waubonsee Community College
CARLI Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Clarage
CARLI Staff Liaison: Denise Green

Name Term Institution
Caitlin Archer-Helke2019-2023Saint Xavier University
Jessica Bastian2020-2024Illinois Central College
Krista Bowers Sharpe2019-2022Western Illinois University
Chad Kahl2018-2023Illinois State University
Cynthia Kremer2019-2022Joliet Junior College
Ashley McMullin2021-2024DePaul University
Nestor Osorio2017-2022Northern Illinois University
Arlie Sims2021-2024Columbia College Chicago
Lesley Wolfgang2019-2022Saint John's College of Nursing

Body to which the group reports: Board of Directors

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 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 Public Services 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 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.