CARLI News December 17, 2015

CARLI Holiday Hours

The CARLI office will be closed from December 24 through January 1 and will reopen on January 4. ILDS will not provide delivery service on December 24, December 25, December 31 or January 1. Business will resume on January 4.

Please or call toll free 866-904-5843 to report any problems or concerns. Callers will have the option to page a tech support staff person to report a system outage or any other serious problem. CARLI staff will respond to all other issues and reports when regular business hours resume.

Paige Weston Retires from CARLI

Paige Weston, Senior Library Services Coordinator at CARLI, will retire at the end of 2015. We extend our thanks to Paige for her more than 20 years of service to ILCSO and CARLI. We wish her many years of happy, healthy retirement. Paige herself says, “I wish I could say ‘goodbye’ and 'thank you’ to each of you individually. It has been a joy and an honor to collaborate with all you splendid colleagues, together seeking better resource sharing in Illinois. I look forward, indeed, to a happy and healthy retirement, and leave the CARLI Office with my heart full of gratitude for the many happy years that preceded retirement (it hardly ever felt like work). All the best! pw"

CARLI Collaborative Monograph Collection Interest Survey

The CARLI Collection Management Committee is exploring interest in collaborative collection development of monographs. The committee will use survey results to help coordinate future opportunities for collaboration, which may include meetings, webinars, workshops, or other activities. Past CARLI collaborative projects have included consortially funded print and ebook demand driven acquisitions programs.

The survey will be available until January 8, 2016. 

Coming Soon: Public Services Committee Spring 2016 Open Houses 

The Public Services Committee is planning a series of Open Houses for the Spring Semester. The libraries involved will share their use of free or easily available software to enhance reference, circulation, student worker management and other aspects of library user services. More information will be available in the new year. 

Illinois State Library’s Annual Online Library System Certification Begins Jan. 4

The annual online certification process for libraries that are members of a regional library system begins January 4, 2016. The annual certification process is required of all CARLI member libraries in order to remain eligible for CARLI membership, and to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The window for certification will close March 31, 2016.
All CARLI libraries are also required to complete the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Traffic Survey. This survey must be completed before submitting the annual online certification. The survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, March 31. I-Share libraries should consult the Statistics section of the CARLI web site or the article in the I-Share Section below for more information about using UB Stat 4 to complete your ILLINET survey.

More information about certification is available at the State Library’s Annual Library Certification Web page as well. 

I-Share:  Survey Help for I-Share Libraries

The end of calendar year 2015 brings the annual season for filling out academic library surveys. These include the ILLINET/Illinois State Library ILL report and the IPEDS, ACRL and ARL surveys. 

Please see section 3 of the CARLI web page on “The I-Share Annual Statistics Package”  for advice on using Voyager reports and CARLI's Annual Statistics Package to help fill out these surveys. CARLI staff recently revised the page to reflect changes in survey questions and definitions, especially from the IPEDS and ACRL. For your convenience, CARLI's page will link you to the IPEDS, ACRL and ARL sample forms, instructions and glossaries. 

Other Library News

IFLA 2016 Information Literacy Satellite Conference

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is seeking for papers to be presented at the IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Preconference to be held at DePaul University's, Lincoln Park Campus in Chicago on August 11-12th, 2016. This preconference is being held in conjunction with the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Conference in Columbus, OH on August 13-19, 2016. 

This satellite conference will feature both practice and theory on the myriad ways in which primary sources and museum collections can be integrated into instructional programs.

Proposals are welcome from library and museum practitioners, educators, and researchers from around the world. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Instructional Design and Delivery
    • Active learning and class session design
    • Beyond the humanities: connecting with the sciences and social sciences
    • Visual literacy
  • Program Administration
    • Assessment and analytics
    • Mapping to learning outcomes and institutional mission
    • Programmatic, developmental approach vs. one size fits all
  • Resources
    • Traveling trunks and online teaching kits
    • Building online collections and using digital objects in instruction
    • Professional development/instructional design resources 

Proposal formats can include research papers, practical presentations, panels, interactive workshops, pecha kucha/lightning rounds, and poster sessions.

All proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2016, using the Proposal Submission Form.

For complete details visit the event web page. You may also contact  or , for further information.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Holiday Hours

December 24-January 1     CARLI Office Closed

January 18                        CARLI Office Closed


December 22            Created Content Committee

January 4                 Technical Services Committee
January 5                 Commercial Products Committee
January 13               SFX System Committee                  
January 14               Public Services Committee
                               Collection Management Committee 
January 21               Resource Sharing Committee
January 25               Preservation Committee
January 26               Created Content Committee

February 1                Technical Services Committee
February 2                Commercial Products Committee
February 10              SFX System Committee
February 11              Public Services Committee
February 15              Preservation Committee
February 18              Collection Management Committee
                               Resource Sharing Committee
February 23              Created Content Committee

Consult the CARLI calendar for the most current list of meeting times and locations.

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