Instruction Committee Meeting: January 8, 2020

Met via Skype
Members attending: Amy Hall (co-chair), National-Lewis University; Marielle McNeal (co-chair), North Park University; Kristin Allen, Harper College; Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago; Joshua Avery, Wheaton College; Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College; Molly Mansfield, Northeastern Illinois University; Christina Norton, Heartland Community College; Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University.

CARLI Staff: Lorna Engels, Debbie Campbell and Emily Wros

Guests: None


  • Updates about the Instruction/Public Services joint sub-committees will be added to the agenda of future meetings.  The previous document that was designated for updates has been deleted.
  • The deadline for the Spring webinar proposals is February 11, 2020.


  • Training dates for Alma/Primo VE  are available on the CARLI website. There are still a lot of openings! Attendees that are traveling more than 30 miles, can be reimbursed for their travel expenses.


  • Instruction/Public Services Subcommittees:
    • The Research and Literature review subcommittee has been disbanded. Members have been advised to join one of the other subcommittees. 
    • The User Experience and Useability subcommittee has been merged with the Customization subcommittee. 
    • Updates about the subcommittee will be provided during monthly meetings.
  • Twitter Chat:
    • The committee is waiting until the presenters for the Spring webinar have been decided before scheduling a Spring twitter chat. 
  • Fall Article Club:
    • There are currently 21 people registered. 
    • The announcement was shared with all of the LIS programs in the state. 
    • A list “guiding questions” will be sent out via the final announcement and also posted on the CARLI website. 
  • Instruction Showcase: 
    • A “save the date”  email announcement will be sent to CARLI members this week. 

Tasks assigned:

  • Committee members will review the questions for the Spring Article Club before our February meeting. 
  • Amy will update the call for proposals for the Spring webinar. The deadline for proposals (Feb 11th) will be added. 
  • Debbie will set up a survey monkey for the webinar proposal submissions. 
  • Debbie will send out a “save the date” announcement for the Instruction Showcase.
  • Kristin will provide an update about the CARLI workshop at the February meeting. 

1:36 p.m.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

Next Meeting: February 12, 2020

Schedule of Instruction Committee Meetings:

  • February 12, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 10, 2020