About

CARLI Office

The CARLI Office is located at 100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303, Champaign, IL 61820-7233. The CARLI Office is staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Central Time, Monday through Friday, except on national and University of Illinois holidays.

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History & Governance

Illinois academic libraries have acted consortially for over 30 years. Since CARLI began operations in 2005, this collaboration has grown increasingly effective and coordinated, establishing CARLI as one of the premiere library consortia in the United States. Our 138 member libraries–individually and collectively–are committed to meeting the information and research needs of their 650,000 students, faculty and staff.

CARLI products, services, and programs include the I-Share integrated library system; E-resources licensing and subsidized core resources; SFX link resolverdigital collections; statewide collections awards and programs; training and continuing education; statewide physical delivery; network, system, and database administration; and help desk/online problem reporting and resolution

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Mission & Values

The Consortium leads Illinois academic libraries to create and sustain a rich, supportive, and diverse knowledge environment that furthers teaching, learning, and research through the sharing of collections, expertise and programs.

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Strategic Priorities

CARLI is committed to fulfilling its established mission, and thoughtfully balances ongoing support and development of critical existing services and programs with the pursuit of excellence and innovation. CARLI demonstrates its ongoing commitment to resource sharing, through the continued maintenance and development of its integrated library management system, and the provision of meaningful electronic resources, through brokering, subsidization and cost-sharing agreements. While identifying and planning new initiatives defined by the strategic priorities, CARLI will seek to actively expand the participation of qualified libraries in I-Share. Emphasis will be placed on clarifying and communicating the value of CARLI to members and their stakeholders.

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