Central Public Services

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What We Do

Central Public Services facilitates access to information resources for students, faculty members, and staff in all academic programs and disciplines at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as constituents of affiliated institutions, Illinois residents, and the global community in all its diversity. It offers innovative, high-quality reference, instruction, and interlibrary loan services; develops and manages interdisciplinary collections and web resources; and trains and supports contributors to the Library web site.

Central Public Services


  • Carissa Phillips, Chair
  • DoMonique Arnold
  • Sara Benson
  • Belinda Bolivar
  • Sarah Christensen
  • Evie Cordell
  • Alex Deeke
  • Maria Emerson
  • Kirsten Feist
  • Merinda Hensley
  • Lisa Hinchliffe
  • Sara Holder
  • Ayla Stein Kenfield
  • Eric Kurt
  • Piper Martin
  • Michelle Reed
  • Janelle Sander
  • Sanga Sung
  • Mary Ton
  • Dan Tracy
  • Wenjie Wang
  • David Ward
  • Cherie’ Weible
  • Jen-Chien Yu
  • Mark Zulauf
  • Kristen Blankenship, Non-Voting Member
  • Laura Poulosky, Non-Voting Member
  • Michelle Self-Ballard, Non-Voting Member

Division Policies

Central Public Services Bylaws: PDF

CPS Principles

  • To simplify access to the Library’s services and collections
  • To increase user competence.
  • To increase use of the Library, both onsite and remote.
  • To increase collaboration within and across divisions for improvements in access, service, efficiency, and productivity.
  • To provide stewardship for the Library’s collections in all formats.
  • To maintain core central services to offset the decline in decentralized services … across the board cuts are no longer viable; central service points must be adequately staffed if they are to meet user demands that were previously met elsewhere.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes

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  • 2017-2018
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