Holiday Hours

The CARLI Office will be closed for the holidays December 24–January 2. ILDS will not provide delivery service on December 24, December 25, December 31, or January 1.

December 19, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

CARLI seeks teams of academic library staff members for ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover): The 21st Century Technology and Leadership Skills Institute for the States, hosted by the Illinois State Library.

This continuing education initiative will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield, March 23–26, June 22–25 and October 26–29, 2015. The ILEAD USA states partnering with Illinois are Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.

December 12, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

CARLI is seeking proposals for its FY2015 Research Subsidy Program. Funded by the CARLI Board of Directors, the research awards will support research projects in Governing member libraries. Projects should have the potential to impact libraries and the library profession positively, have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature, and be of interest or use to CARLI libraries. Total funding for FY2015 is $25,000.

December 9, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

This morning at 7:14AM Monday, December 8th, the SOLR search index for VuFind "local" catalogs failed (there is a separate SOLR index that handles deduplicated "consortial" searches). The java process controlling the index was pinned at 100% CPU and no requests were being processed. At 7:34AM this morning, the SOLR service was restarted restoring service. At 11:22AM the service went offline again and was restarted.

December 8, 2014
By: Brandon Gant


From Frisk Collection of Alaska Mission Journals (North Park University) in CARLI Digital Collections.


"Two months have gone by in which this book has been entirely neglected. Because of work and night wake etc. came we behind and then ambition was lost."

So admits Dr. Carl O. Lind on page 45 of the logbook kept by five different Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries over the course of twelve years in Unalakleet, Alaska.

December 4, 2014
By: Digital Collections

CARLI Holiday Hours

The CARLI office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 27-28, and ILDS will not provide delivery service on those days.

November 21, 2014
By: Michelle Huls


From Seven Settlement Houses-Database of Photos (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.


Thanksgiving is upon us. The local grocery stores feature prominent displays of cranberries, sweet potatoes and cans of pumpkin pie filling, and I am making a list of the ingredients I need for my apple pies—my annual contribution to the family dinner.

November 20, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Regional History Collection (Western Illinois University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Mystery! Intrigue! Anglican church music!





November 7, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Sharing Our Past, A Visual History (University of Saint Francis) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Students getting ready to strut their stuff!

October 24, 2014
By: Digital Collections

E-Resources: Calendar Year 2015 Database Selection Period

The Database Selection Period for new subscriptions and renewals for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015 will run through mid-November. CARLI staff will send a detailed announcement and instructions to the E-Resources Contacts and CCG email lists when the password-protected CARLI selection database is available. For additional information contact with the subject line: CY15 Database Brokering.

October 13, 2014
By: Michelle Huls