Technical Services Committee

Chair: Megan Kelly
Chair: William Schultz
Past Chair: Mingyan Li
Past Chair: Gayle Porter
Board Liaison: Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, Lincoln Land Community College
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Masciadrelli
CARLI Staff Liaison: Ted Schwitzner

Name Term Institution
Kathryn Dauksza2019-2022Illinois State Library
Sarah Holmes2021-2021Northern Illinois University
Megan Kelly2019-2022Newberry Library
Mingyan Li 2018-2021University of Illinois at Chicago
Robin Mize2019-2022University of Illinois at Springfield
Gayle Porter2017-2021Chicago State University
Joan Schuitema2018-2021Illinois State University
William Schultz2018-2021Eastern Illinois University

Body to which the group reports: Board of Directors

The CARLI Technical Services Committee works with the CARLI staff and members to identify, develop, and encourage cooperation and collaboration in matters related to acquisitions, cataloging, authority control, serials and electronic resources management. The committee will pay special attention to technical services operational and policy issues as they relate to library management systems operated and supported by the consortium. The committee will identify efficient and cost-effective best practices, workflows, and training opportunities all while exploring means to promote Technical Services professional advocacy. The Technical 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 Technical 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.