CARLI Annual Meeting

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Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


Chancellor Ballroom
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign

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PowerPoint Slides

10:15–10:25 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of the CARLI Governance Board
Matt Ostercamp, Chair, CARLI Governance Board
Director, Brandel Library, North Park University

Recording - Part 1 (10:15 - 11:20 a.m.)

10:25–10:35 a.m. Remarks
Sarah M. Zehr Gantz, PhD
Senior Assistant Vice President of Academic Initiatives and Policies, University of Illinois System
10:35–11:20 a.m.      Keynote Address
"Are 'Lazy Girl Jobs' the Future of Work, or a Silent Rebellion Against Productivity?"

Elaina Norlin, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)

In today's rapidly evolving work landscape, the concept of "Lazy Girl Jobs" has sparked a heated debate. On one hand, this viral term refers to those coveted positions that offer generous pay, easy, stress-free assignments, flexibility, remote options, promising a dreamy work-life balance. Yet, hidden beneath this alluring promise lies a phenomenon known as "quiet quitting," a subtle form of employee disengagement.  Many experts feel “checking out” is a rebellion against the persistent imbalance between work and life, a silent protest against the notion that the 40-hour workweek is both outdated and stifling.

In this engaging presentation, we'll delve into both sides of this compelling issue. On one hand, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped priorities for countless employees, leading them to discover newfound passions and embrace a slower-paced life.

However, we must also consider the flip side. If everyone embraces a 'Lazy Girl' approach and productivity and creativity decline, how can organizations compete for vital resources in an increasingly competitive world?

Quiet quitters, those who abandon their roles due to unfulfillment, often discover “checking out” does not guarantee happiness. So, what truly makes employees happy? Let's embark on a thoughtful discussion to explore the delicate equilibrium between flexibility and productivity in the workplace.

Elaina Norlin is the Professional Development Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer, and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, organizational development, marketing and persuasion and communications. Author of three books, she has delivered over 100 workshops, training sessions, presentations, and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence, and conflict management. Self-motivated and results oriented, she is well known for her ability to juggle many projects at once.

11:20–11:30 a.m. CARLI Scholarship
Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director

2023 Scholarship Recipients

  • Amanda Helm, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Kaitlyn Mae Weger, Olney Central College, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Recording - Part 2 (11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

11:30–12:30 p.m.

CARLI Update
Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director

Ebooks and Shared Serials Storage
Elizabeth Clarage, Director, Collection Services, CARLI

I-Share Update
Jen Masciadrelli, Assistant Director, CARLI User Services

Illinois SCOERs
Michele Leigh, Senior Coordinator, Open Illinois, CARLI

12:30–1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch
CARLI Counts Poster Discussion
1:15–1:30 p.m. Digital Equity Funding
Regional Library System representatives Leslie Bednar (Illinois Heartland Library System); Monica Harris and Anne Slaughter (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Recording - Part 3 (1:15 - 2:55 p.m., paused during Topical Table Talks)

1:30–2:30 p.m. Topical Table Talks
2:30–2:45 p.m. $3 million State OER Funding for Academic Libraries (page 203)
Compliance with PA103-0100
Greg McCormick, Director, Illinois State Library
2:45–2:55 p.m. Wrap-up

Event Sponsors

Event sponsorships fund the CARLI Scholarship! The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gold Sponsors

Ex Libris Clarivate Logo and Link

EBSCO Logo and Link

Silver sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

American Chemical Society logo  Gale, part of Cengage Group

Midwest Library Service    OCLC

Wolter Kluwer

Pixo Tech     Wiley