Instruction Committee Meeting: December 16, 2020

Met via Zoom

Members Attending: Dee Anna Phares (co-chair), Northern Illinois University; Christina Norton (co-chair), Bradley University; Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College; Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois Chicago; Joshua Avery, Wheaton College; Molly Mansfield, Dominican University; and Amy Hall, National Louis University.

Members absent: Kristin Allen, Harper College

Staff Attending: Debbie Campbell and Denise Green

Guests: None


  • Minutes of the Nov 18 meeting were approved prior to the meeting.
  • The CARLI Instruction Committee will not offer an article club in the Spring 2021 term but will offer an informal chat about issues relevant to instruction and working with patrons. Potential date will be March 3 (1-2pm) in 2021.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 2:27pm.


  • CARLI is preparing to turn off requesting/lending in Primo during the holidays.
  • CARLI is setting a new term loan (due May 7) for i-share patrons.
  • CARLI is no longer charging processing fees/fines as of Jan 1, 2021 (save for community patrons, etc.)
  • CARLI will be turning overdue notifications on.
  • CARLI’s Public Services Committee will be having a discussion around pandemic-related changes and what might be kept/changed on Jan 21.
  • Attendees in the 70s at the Primo VE: In Practice Event.
  • Instruction Showcase is tentatively set for Friday, May 21, 2021 with a save the date going out in Jan of 2021.    

Tasks assigned:

  • Everyone should contribute their comments on the COVID’s Impact on CARLI libraries' Reference and Instruction Services survey document before Dec 21, 2020.
  • Everyone should look over the ACRL Bibliography on the ACRL Framework Toolkit @ and put their name next to a section to sign up to review/edit that section.
  • Christian and Molly will put out feelers to see what may be useful topics for the Instruction Showcase. 

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January, 12 2021 via Zoom