Library Committee Handbook

Electronic Resources Management Group


The purpose of the new Electronic Resources Management Group (ERMG) is to bring together individuals who work with the management of licensed, purchased, and free electronic resources at UIUC Library. The main focus will be to discuss ways to continually improve and enhance access to all our e-resources. The group is charged with examining the different pieces of electronic resources management and then to work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive plan for dealing with the "back-end" work regarding e-resources, including the acquisition, licensing, cataloging, creating and maintaining the systems/databases to manage the data and knowledge bases concerned with these technical activities, and the intersection of electronic resource management and the dissemination of e-content through various search mechanisms.

The group's work is carried out in consultation with CAPT, and other library groups as /prappropriate, and will report back on a semi-monthly basis.

Areas of Concentration


The committee will be made up of the Electronic Resources Librarian, who will chair the committee; the Head of Content Access Management (CAM); the Head of Help Desk & Applications Support and Coordinator for Integrated Library Systems; the Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS); the Collections Management Librarian; a Research Programmer from Systems; a Research Programmer from Technical Services; an E-Resources Research Programmer; an E-Resources Support Specialist; and an E-Resources Support Personnel


Wendy Shelburne, chair - Electronic Resource Librarian
Michael Norman - Head, CAM
Peggy Steele - Head, Help Desk & Applications Support Coordinator for Integrated Library Systems
Sarah Shreeves - Coordinator, IDEALS
Leslie Rios - Collections Management Librarian
Sharif Islam - Research Programmer from Systems
Stephanie Baker - Research Programmer from Technical Services
E-Resources Research Programmer
E-Resource Support Specialist
Darlene Chirolas, Lisa Fielder, Janet Weber, Helen Zhou - E-Resource Support Personnel