Discovery Primo VE Committee

Chair: Lindsey Skaggs
Past Chair: Colin Koteles
CARLI Staff Liaison: Jessica Gibson
CARLI Staff Liaison: Amy Maroso

Name Constituency Term Institution
Andrew BelongeaPrivate Institutions2024-2027Columbia College Chicago
Allan BerryPublic Universities2024-2027University of Illinois Chicago
Margaret HellerPrivate Institutions2024-2027DePaul University
Thom JencksPrivate Institutions2024-2026North Central College
Colin KotelesCommunity Colleges2022-2025College of DuPage
Matthew ShortPublic Universities2022-2025Northern Illinois University
Lindsey SkaggsPublic Universities2022-2026Illinois State University
Nathan ThebargePrivate Institutions2023-2026Trinity International University
Cassie WagnerPublic Universities2024-2025Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

The Discovery Primo VE Committee works with the CARLI staff and members to optimize the discoverability of materials in Primo VE through efficient and cost-effective best practices, documentation, and programs. The committee will promote a user-focused approach and encourage cooperation and collaboration in matters related to individual library and consortial discovery of resources, usability, and accessibility. The Discovery Primo VE Committee will collaborate with other CARLI committees and groups to discuss issues of common interest, to facilitate joint program planning, and to advocate for enhancements to the Primo VE software platform.

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 Discovery Primo VE 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 the Board of Directors.