Technical Services Committee

Chair: Tammie Busch
Chair: Susan Howell
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jennifer Masciadrelli
CARLI Staff Liaison: Ted Schwitzner

Name Term Institution
Tammie Busch2021-2024Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ellen Corrigan2023-2026Eastern Illinois University
Jodi Craiglow2021-2024Trinity International University
Brent Eckert2023-2025Rock Valley College
Stephanie Fletcher2023-2026Illinois Institute of Technology
Gail Heideman2023-2026Knox College
Susan Howell2021-2024Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Lauren Noel2022-2025Columbia College Chicago
Jackie Zook2022-2025Northeastern Illinois University

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

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 Governance Board 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, 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.