Library Staff



What is a library staff advisory group?

Advisory groups will meet regularly to make recommendations for best practices and system settings, and to assist CCS in updating documentation and procedures.

How were advisory groups selected?

Each library director nominated staff members from their library to serve on one of six advisory groups. From these nominations, CCS assigned staff to each advisory group.

How are items added to advisory group agendas?

Agenda items are contributed by library staff in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Help desk tickets about issues affecting all CCS libraries

  • Topics brought up at technical group meetings where additional discussion and input is needed

  • Polaris configuration decisions CCS and Innovative staff need additional library staff insight on

Library staff can suggest an item for discussion by emailing CCS staff will prioritize agenda items as needed.

How often do advisory groups meet?

Most advisory groups meet quarterly. Meeting dates are listed below, along with meeting agendas and summaries as they become available. All meetings are held at the CCS office in Arlington Heights. If you would like to attend an advisory group meeting, please email the CCS liaison for that group to RSVP.

Questions? Email us. 


Meeting Dates

Advisory Group Members

  1. Anastasia Rachmaciej, Park Ridge

  2. Barb Majka, Mchenry

  3. Stacy Mora, Fremont

  4. Louise Neidorf, Wilmette

  5. Erin Seeger, Northbrook

  6. Robin Smith, Highland Park

  7. Jeff Ray, Morton Grove

CCS Liaison: Mieko Fujiura-Landers

eContent Task Force

Meeting dates to be determined.

Advisory Group Members:

  1. Tim Longo, Evanston

  2. Liz McClain, Glencoe

  3. KatieRose McEneely, Fremont

  4. Elizabeth Munoz, Lake Villa

  5. Kim Murphy, Prospect Heights

  6. Chris Renkosiak, Lincolnwood

  7. Teri Room, Glenview

CCS Liason: Rebecca Malinowski


Meeting Dates

  • August 16, 2018, 9:30 am: AgendaMinutes

  • November 15, 2018, 9:30 am

  • February 21, 2019, 9:30 am

  • May 16, 2019, 9:30 am

Advisory Group Members

  1. Marcia Beach, Highland Park

  2. Choosri Goebel, Lake Forest

  3. Beth Klein, Prospect Heights

  4. Alicia Parmele, Algonquin

  5. Mona Reynolds, Cary

  6. Paula Shapiro, Evanston

  7. Natalie Ziarnik, Ela

CCS Liaison: Debra Wischmeyer

Database Management

Meeting Dates

Advisory Group Members

  1. Emily Compton-Dzak, Winnetka

  2. Denise Faler, Crystal Lake

  3. Ann Finstad, Glencoe

  4. Lynn Firman, Lake Villa

  5. Tony Hahn, Des Plaines

  6. Mick Jacobsen, Zion

  7. Diane McNulty, Cary

  8. Kathy Milfajt, McHenry

  9. Cyndi Rademacher, Niles

  10. Sara Scodius, Northbrook

  11. Tori Sergel, Lake Forest

  12. Jo Smolzer, Huntley

  13. Helga Scherer, Morton Grove

CCS Liason: Rebecca Malinowski, Debra Wischmeyer

IT/Sys Admin

Meeting Dates

  • October 16, 2018, 9:30 am agenda

  • April 16, 2019, 9:30 am

Advisory Group Members

  1. Allen Bettig, Glenview

  2. Warren Dawkins, Ela

  3. Sean Epple, Zion

  4. Denise Grandon, Mchenry

  5. Jason Katsion, Fox River Valley


CCS Liaison: Marcin Urbanski


Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Dates:

  • July 11, 2018, 9:30 am

  • October 10, 2018, 9:30 am

  • November 7, 2018, 9:30 am

  • January 9, 2019, 9:30 am

  • April 10, 2019, 9:30 am


Advisory Group Members

  1. Calah Goehring, Huntley (Year 1)

  2. Jamie King, Niles (Year 1)

  3. John Lavalie, Des Plaines (Year 2)

  4. Penny Ramirez, Crystal Lake (Year 2)

  5. Lori Sutherland, Algonquin (Year 1)

  6. Jessica Thomson, Wilmette (Year 1)

CCS Liaison: Kathy Schmidt