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Brandon Gant

April 1, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

2015 Board of Directors Election

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors, the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

March 30, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

The I-Share Next Task Force continues to work on the system specifications that will be included in a Request for Proposal for a library management system to ultimately replace Voyager. After putting out a call for volunteers who have expertise in various functional areas, the Task Force assembled membership rosters for four “Specification Teams” to review the draft specifications and take them to a higher level of detail.

March 30, 2015
By: Margaret Chambers

From Railroads in the Midwest: Early Documents and Images (Knox College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

I had a difficult time choosing a single photo from this collection to feature this week because I fell in love with so many. But, finally, I could not tear myself away from these two guys eating lunch. Although the photo was taken over a hundred years ago, it feels as fresh as if it were taken yesterday.

March 27, 2015
By: Digital Collections

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on 9 advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

March 23, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

March 18, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

Registration is now open for the following 3 Resource Sharing Open Houses. At each location there will be a work flow tour and discussion period. These events, sponsored by the Resource Sharing Committee, are open to all CARLI members. 

March 16, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

From Seedbed Mathematics Teaching Journal (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Being that historical and archival documents often serve as the source material, it’s no wonder that digital collections tend to be dominated by black and white. As another monotonous, gray winter nears its end, it occurred to me that a little bit of color would be nice--but not too much. At this point in the season, anything more colorful might be optically overstimulating.


March 13, 2015
By: Digital Collections

From Jacksonville Collection (MacMurray College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

One page in this book in particular caught my eye: a sprawling, massive building towering above the trees on what appears to be the outskirts of town...


March 6, 2015
By: Digital Collections

From: Prairie State College

The Spectrum (1961)

Are you ready for March Madness? While college basketball fans eagerly await Selection Sunday, the young men on the 1961 Bloom Community College basketball team look ready to take on any challengers.





March 6, 2015
By: Digital Collections