CARLI News February 22, 2023

The CARLI Office Has Moved!

CARLI has completed the move to our new office space at 1704 Interstate Drive, Champaign, in the Illinois Heartland Library System building. CARLI now occupies our own designated space in the building, and will share the training/conference space with IHLS. The new space offers us significant cost savings that can be directed back into programs and services that serve all of the patrons and staff at our member libraries. 
Effective immediately, our new address is:

1704 Interstate Drive
Champaign, IL 61822
CARLI Support emails, our phone numbers, and our email address have not changed as noted below.

217-244-7593 or Toll Free: 866-904-5843

If you have any questions regarding the relocation, please email us at .

CARLI Scholarship: Apply by June 1

The CARLI Scholarship helps to grow the profession by providing 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. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. The scholarship amount for the 2023-2024 academic year (August 2023-May 2024) will be $1,000. For information, or to apply, visit the CARLI Scholarship web page.

Give to the CARLI Scholarship Fund!

We would like to thank our donors for their generous contributions to the scholarship. You can give to the scholarship fund online. The minimum donation is $5.00. We hope you will consider supporting future librarians and help CARLI grow the profession with a contribution.

If you have any questions about the CARLI Scholarship, please contact .

CARLI Counts Cohort 4 

Please join us in extending our congratulations and support to the newly chosen CARLI Counts Cohort 4! The Project Staff is excited to present the program to 18 new participants starting in March 2023. 

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value.

Training and Supervising Student Workers: 2-Part Series 

Please join the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee for a 2-part series of discussions on training and supervising student workers.

For each session, you will hear from two presenters who will talk about their experiences supervising student workers, followed by discussion with attendees.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Presenters: Gretchen Schneider (Oakton College, OAK) and Claire Salvati (Judson University, JUD) Register here.
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m. 
    Presenters: Erich O’Connor (University of Illinois- Springfield, UIS) and Liz Hollendonner (Millikin University, MIL) Register here.

If you are planning to attend both sessions, you need to register for each one. The Zoom connection details will be different for each date. Both sessions will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Discussion Series on Open Access in Libraries 

Topic #1: Overview of Open Access Publishing & Business Models
Wednesday, March 1, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

The Commercial Products Committee invites you to a series of talks on open access. We want to create a place to informally discuss libraries' work with the publishing models, business models, and management challenges related to open access. The three sessions planned will be informative and provide space to discuss your experiences, lack of experience, desire for specific knowledge, and generally a place to chat with fellow library workers on the topic.

The first session will begin with a short presentation providing an overview of the open access landscape in terms of libraries' relation to open access publishing and business models, challenges, and current trends. Afterwards, an open discussion will be held where folks can ask questions about the presentation and resources shared, as well as participate in a guided discussion about how your library currently engages with open access models. Please come with questions!

Registration is required. 

Future sessions of this series will cover community college and small libraries' implementation of OA (April 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.) and managing OA content (May 3, 10:00–11:00 a.m.).

Share, Show, and Tell: Electronic Reserves

The CARLI Resource Sharing Committee's March 31 webinar will be an open discussion where we invite our colleagues to share, show, and tell how your library manages electronic resources.

Starter questions for discussion may include:

  • Does your library support eReserves? Why or why not?
  • What is your eReserves workflow?
  • What technologies are you leveraging to provide this service?
  • What are the challenges to offering this service?
  • What barriers are preventing libraries from offering this service?

Please register for this event. This session will not be recorded to promote a more open conversation. 

CARLI New Directors Institute

CARLI staff have been busy planning an in-person two-day New Directors Institute May 24–25. This program is geared towards new directors (typically in their role for 3 or less years) but all directors at CARLI member libraries are welcome to attend. Seats at this event are limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please see the event details on the CARLI Calendar.

Save the Date: 11th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

Save the date to attend the 11th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase to be held online, Thursday, June 1.

The call for presenters and the opening of registration are both forthcoming.

Fiscal Year 2024 E-Resources Selection Cycle April 4–May 15

CARLI is currently working with vendors to get pricing for fiscal year 2024 databases. We anticipate opening the selection system to libraries around April 4 and closing it on May 15.

We are currently working on a renewal agreement with ProQuest for their Alexander Street products, including the hosting fees that will be due for video collections CARLI purchased on behalf of members in 2013. We are also hoping to negotiate a new agreement with Kanopy for their Kanopy Base video product.

Illinois SCOERs Round Two Trainings

CARLI and the Illinois Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources (SCOERs) team are pleased to announce another series of training events related to the creation of OER. These workshops are designed to build expertise in our member libraries in the areas of Instructional Design, Accessibility, Copyright and Creative Commons, and 3D Printing. This training series is made possible through generous funding from FIPSE and the U.S. Department of Education. While these events are designed for Illinois SCOERs awardees, all staff at CARLI member libraries are encouraged to attend. Please register for events you are interested in prior to each event.

Exploring the Basics of Instructional Design
Thursday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Please join Computing Assisted Instruction Specialist, Emily Boles, from University of Illinois Springfield, as she takes the IL SCOERs grantees through the basics of Instructional Design. This workshop is open to all who are interested in how Instructional Design can benefit your teaching and your students. 

Copyright Basics and Creative Commons Licensing
Monday, April 3, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Learn how copyright is formed, licensed, and how to find copyright free or openly licensed images and articles with Sara Benson, Acting Head of Scholarly Commons and Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign .

Permissions and Fair Use
Tuesday, April 11, 12:00–1:30 p.m.

In creating Open Educational Resources you might find that you need to use an article or image that has traditional copyright. If you must use a copyright protected item, learn about how to conduct a fair use analysis and, in the alternative, how to ask for permission to use a copyright protected item in your work. CARLI is pleased to offer this second course with Acting Head of Scholarly Commons and Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Sara Benson. 

Instructional Design and Open Educational Resources
Thursday, April 20, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Now that you understand the basics of Instructional Design, Computing Assisted Instruction Specialist, Emily Boles, from University of Springfield, will take you through the benefits of incorporating instructional design techniques into your Open Educational Resources. 

What is Accessibility and Why is it Important?
Monday, May 22, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

In this session Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss what accessibility is and why it is important for the creation of Open Educational Resources. 
Incorporating Accessibility into your OER Project.
Monday, June 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

CARLI is pleased to offer a second course on accessibility with Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ann will instruct participants in some of the particulars of creating accessible documents, offering tips and tools for designing accessible open educational resources.
Creating H5P Interactions
Thursday, June 15, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join Computing Assisted Instruction Specialist, Emily Boles, from University of Springfield at a workshop on Creating H5P Interactions. In this workshop, Emily will cover getting started with the standalone H5P tool. She will also cover which interactions are accessible, how to create them, and how to think about adding them to an open text for instructor use.

CARLI Open Education Week 2023 Events

The CARLI Open Educational Resource Committee invites you to celebrate Open Education Week, March 6–10, by attending a series of free webinars, sharing your successes, and contributing your OER Aspirations and Takeaways during Open Education Week on our community padlet . Find all events and activities on the CARLI Open Education Week 2023 webpage.


Making Sense of "Affordable" Course Materials Models 
March 8, 2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Institutions are continuously hearing about new models and strategies for making course materials more affordable to students. The ever changing nature of technology and digital resources can make it hard to cut through the buzzwords and understand the real details of each "pitch" and the potential impact on students. Presenters Nicole Allen and Katie Steen-James, SPARC, will outline the facts and characteristics of common models to make course materials more affordable and untangle some of the arguments that come up in meetings with outside vendors. The goal is to help participants establish a deeper understanding of each model and develop effective strategies for engaging in discussions about these models on campus that center on students and equity.

OER in Practice: A Faculty Discussion 

March 8, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 

Faculty members from College of DuPage, Columbia College Chicago, and Moraine Valley Community College share their experiences implementing Open Educational Resources in their courses. 

Panelists include Jeanne Petrolle, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago; Professor Joel Quam, chair of the Geography Department at College of DuPage; and Nicholas Hackett, Associate Professor of Biology at Moraine Valley Community College.

Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERS Open Educational Resources

Please join CARLI and the Open Educational Resource Committee for a series of programs highlighting the upcoming publications of Illinois SCOERs Round One awardees. The Illinois SCOERs awards are made possible because of a generous grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the United States Department of Education's Open Textbook Pilot Program. 

Program 1, March 6, 10:00–11:15 a.m. 

Dr. Diana Zaleski from the University of Illinois Springfield discusses The Psychology of Exceptional Children, an OER textbook that will be used in undergraduate exceptional child courses. Ancillaries included with the textbook include a 3D printing assignment encouraging students to develop assistive devices and adaptive equipment.

Also, Dr. Karen Vuckovic from the University of Illinois Springfield with speak on Essentials of Pharmacology, an original open access textbook intended for nursing students using an innovative visual approach.

Program 2, March 7, 2:00–3:15 p.m. 

Dr. Jacqueline Samuel from National Louis University will discuss her project Cultural Humility in Public Administration. The addition of Cultural Humility as lens for framing various approaches to Public Administration is what makes this text unique.

Health Sciences Librarian Amber Burtis, together with Professor Tim Davis from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will outline Davis’ Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Professions.

Dr. Lonetta Oliver, Dean of Humanities at Illinois Central College will discuss Nurse Assistant Training. The OER focuses on nursing and elder care students, filling gaps that current texts do not address, such as life and soft skills.

Program 3, March 9, 12:00–1:15 p.m. 

Dr. Barbara Anderson, the Head of the Instruction/Learning Library at Roosevelt University will elaborate on a collaborative project between Roosevelt University, DePaul University, and Harper College entitled Development and Implementation of Open-Access Problems and Activities for Health-Focused Chemistry Courses. The OER materials will be used for chemistry classes that are taught for nursing students as well as other health science majors.

Professor Juhelia Thompson from Morton College will elaborate on her work in the area of Diverse Approaches to Language Development, which educates students about the developmental stages of humans from a cognitive, physical, cultural, and biological perspective.

The Female Reproductive System and Women's Health Through a Multidisciplinary Lens is a collaborative project between a Carle Illinois College of Medicine/the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign team led by Dr. Samar Hegazy and Professor Judith Thorn, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment at Knox College. This OER will serve as a hub for learning about the conditions affecting the female reproductive system and women's health throughout the lifespan from different perspectives.

OER Success Stories

The CARLI OER Committee is gathering OER Success Stories to celebrate how CARLI members have furthered OER initiatives on your campuses! To add your success stories to this list, please send your description to !

OER Aspirations and Takeaways

Please share on the OER Aspirations and Takeaways padlet what has inspired you during OpenEd Week. What have you learned? What great things are you planning?

OER Updates

OER Office Hours

Please join the CARLI OER Committee on March 21, 1:00–2:00 p.m. for Zero Textbook Cost Programs

OER Office Hours are intended as a space for CARLI members to have a conversation, to share their current experiences, and to learn from each other. They will not be recorded; however, discussion points will be shared after each session.

Registration for each session is required. 

NEW! CARLI Open Pedagogy Workshop

The CARLI OER Committee invites CARLI members to share with their teaching faculty an opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about Open Pedagogy on April 25 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
When you use Open Pedagogy in your classroom, you are inviting students to be part of the teaching process, participating in the co-creation of knowledge. In this online workshop, you will learn the definition and context of Open Pedagogy, view innovative examples being applied in a variety of subjects and formats, and work with other attendees to create an assignment that you can use in your own class. 

Space is limited and registration is required. 

CARLI Registration Support for Creative Commons Certificate Program for Academic Librarians

CARLI is pleased to offer partial registration support for up to 30 people from CARLI member institutions who would like to participate in the Creative Commons Certificate Program.  

Creative Commons (CC) licensing is a type of license commonly used with open educational resources. The course delves into the Creative Commons licenses and open practices. The 10-week certificate courses are run as asynchronous, online trainings, with options for synchronous discussions. 

The total cost of the program for a CARLI attendee after discounts and reimbursements would be $225. All CARLI members qualify for the $200 reimbursement on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 30 registrants. To qualify, members must register for a course that begins prior to June 30, 2023.

To register for the course and receive the MHEC discount:

  1. Navigate to the Course Registration and select "CC Certificate for Academic Librarians, June 2023".
  2. On the checkout page, enter the promo code (MHEC15) before completing your order. The Midwest Higher Education Compact (MHEC) offers a 15% discount for its members. Illinois as a state is a member. All CARLI members qualify for this discount.
  3.  Pay for the course and keep a copy of your payment receipt. Payment at time of registration will be $425.00.
  4. To receive CARLI's $200 reimbursement you will need to email  for the additional documentation needed to make your request.

In return for CARLI's financial contribution to your registration cost, we are asking that you provide CARLI with at least two of the assignments that you will complete during the course of the certificate program so they can be shared on the CARLI web site and all CARLI members may benefit from the projects that you completed.

If you have questions, please send an email to .

CARLI-OER Email List

CARLI has established an email list for CARLI members to discuss and learn more about Open Educational Resources. Any person from a CARLI institution may subscribe to the email list

Newly added Open Access Collections Activated in I-Share Network Zone

Ex Libris adds new Open Access Collections to the Community Zone each month. Many of these collections provide access to useful materials to CARLI members and their users.

CARLI has convened a group to regularly review these new collections. The group consists of representatives from the Collection Management Committee, Commercial Products Committee, Discovery Primo VE Committee, E-Resources Management Committee, and Technical Services Committee. This group identifies the open access collections that meet selection criteria to be activated via the Network Zone so that the materials are available for all I-Share members. 

The CARLI Collection Management Committee first identified the selection criteria as it applied to Open Access Books. In 2021, the Committee updated the criteria to include additional material types.

The first set of reviewed collections were added to the I-Share Network Zone on January 31.

Electronic Collection Public Name

  • African Journals Online (Open Access)     
  • Cambridge Open Access Books and Elements      
  • Duke University Press Open Access Journals     
  • EBSCOhost ebook Open Access     
  • Getty Research Institute     
  • Project Muse Open Access Journals     
  • University of Chicago Press Open Access 

If you have any questions about the process or the collections, please send a message to .

Professional Development Alliance Events

The following programs from the Professional Development Alliance are currently on the calendar. Programs are offered on a wide variety of subjects. Check out everything the alliance is making available to our libraries!

  • February 23: CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials 
  • February 23: CARLI Counts Curriculum Release Party!
  • February 28: Managing Escalated Patron Situations Face to Face: Your Questions Answered
  • March 1: Uprooted, Nomadic, & Displaced
  • March 2: Library Freedom Project: Privacy in the Library
  • CARLI Open Education Week Events:
  • March 6: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERS Open Educational Resources, Program 1
  • March 7: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERS Open Educational Resources, Program 2
  • March 8: Making Sense of "Affordable" Course Materials Models
  • March 8: OER in Practice: A Faculty Discussion 
  • March 9: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERS Open Educational Resources, Program 3 
  • March 9: Instructional Strategies for Info Lit Instruction
  • March 13: Metronet Learnabouts: Podcasts
  • March 21: Doing the Work: Practical Equity-Centered Change Projects by Real Cultural Change Agents
  • March 22: Choosing Happiness
  • March 29-31: FLVC’s OER Bootcamp
  • April 4: Intentionally Recruiting for Diversity in Librarianship: Reflections on a Year Later
  • April 10: Metronet Learnabouts: Google Voice
  • April 11: Accessibility Toolkit:  Making Presentations Accessible
  • April 18: Accessibility Toolkit:  Making Documents and PDFs Accessible
  • April 25: CARLI Open Pedagogy Workshop 

To register for an event, visit the CARLI Event Calendar. Recordings of past CARLI-sponsored PDA events are available on the Professional Development Alliance website when permitted by the presenter. 
Are you interested in presenting on a topic for CARLI members and the Professional Development Alliance? Or, would you like to moderate a follow up discussion for an upcoming program? Email to become more involved in CARLI's continuing education efforts!

Honest Conversations about Finding Personal/Professional Life Balance Series, Session 2: Choosing Happiness
March 22, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Come out and learn how to be intentional about choosing happiness. We will be challenged to look at various aspects of your life that impact your happiness. We will learn the importance of self-care when focusing on happiness. We will also learn how various relationships impact your happiness long term. 

Paula R Jenkins is the owner and CEO of LFS Consulting LLC which specializes in Leadership and Financial Solutions. 

Please register to attend.

CARLI Counts Curriculum Release Party!
February 23, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Join Anne Craig, Lisa Hinchliffe, and Debbie Campbell for the virtual CARLI Counts Curriculum Release Party! Learn about these great OERs available from the CARLI Counts project, funded by IMLS.

CARLI Counts: Analytics and Advocacy for Service Development 

  • Trainer Workbook
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Participant Workbook

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant Number RE-95-18-0084-18.

Debbie Campbell, Program Sustainability for CARLI Counts, Library Services Coordinator, CARLI
Anne Craig, Principal Investigator, Senior Director, CARLI
Lisa Hinchliffe, Co-Principal Investigator, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Please register to attend.

Intentionally Recruiting for Diversity in Librarianship: Reflections on a Year Later
April 4, 10:00–11:00 a.m. 

The Diverse Librarianship Career Training and Education Program, launched in 2021, is a call to action in response to the serious lack of diverse representation in library and information science professions. This grant project aims to create a pathway model for breaking down barriers in recruitment and retention of diverse librarians by introducing high school seniors to librarianship. With the program now in its second year, program staff return to reflect on what they have learned and to highlight the work that has been completed on the forthcoming toolkit.

Please register to attend.

Call for Information About Tools You Use with Alma

CARLI staff often hear the questions, "What are other libraries doing with [a topic]?" and "What [devices] work with Alma?" These questions are sometimes challenging for us to answer, since we're not operating a physical library. The best ones to answer that question are you, our members.

For a future Alma & Primo VE Open Office Hours, CARLI would like to have members of the community share some information about devices, applications, and other products that libraries have found valuable in working with Alma and Primo VE every day. Some examples might include:

  • Barcode scanners and/or wands
  • Label printers and software
  • Receipt printers
  • Mobile devices for inventory
  • Barcode label stock
  • Self-check workstations 

We would ask if you could share just a few minutes of information on how you selected the product, what it takes to configure it for use, and how well it does the job you need. Please contact CARLI by March 10 at if you would like to share some information at the Thursday, June 8 Office Hours session. We can work with you if you'd like to record your information in advance.

Preservation Tip

Archival Preservation 101: Digitization and Digital Archiving 
Rob DeLand, Head Librarian and Archivist, VanderCook College of Music

The volume of digital content available in a variety of formats has exploded in recent years as processing and storage costs have come down and demand has increased. The ability to easily make a wide range of materials available electronically has vastly increased usage over the days when a researcher might have been expected to take a trip to the repository in question to view the items they desire. Digitization can also help preserve rare and fragile items by making their content available without requiring that the originals be handled. But, digitization comes with new responsibilities. These include digitization planning, format decisions, and organization of digital objects.

To learn more about the Digitization Process and Digital Archiving, please read the full article.  

To read all Archival Preservation 101 articles in this series, please visit the project web page

Other Library News

ILLINET ILL and RB Statistical Survey Now Open

The ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Reciprocal Borrowing (RB) Statistical Survey is now available at ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Statistical Survey. Libraries are required by administrative rule to complete the State Library's annual survey of interlibrary loan traffic [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200 (a) (2) (O)]. The FY 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) ILLINET ILL and RB Statistical Survey must be completed by Friday, March 31, 2023.
The ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code governs interlibrary loans among ILLINET member libraries. ILLINET member libraries should review this code to ensure that the library continues to meet resource sharing requirements necessary for continued library system membership. Libraries can also view their ILL statistics online. For questions regarding the ILLINET ILL and RB Statistical Survey, or for username and password assistance, please contact the State Library at 800-665-5576, option 2. For technical assistance, contact Counting Opinions, at or at 866-850-8366.

iPRES 2023: "Digital Preservation in Disruptive Times" Call for Contributions

iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, iPRES had held annual conferences in rotation around the globe on four continents. iPRES brings together scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects and to collaboratively solve problems.
iPRES 2023 will be held in Urbana-Champaign, hosted by the University of Illinois September 19–22! In addition to the conference, you won’t want to miss out on the exciting Chicago Site Visits on Saturday, September 23, where you’ll get to experience the city's vibrant culture and community. And that's not all: keep an eye out for more information on the conference program, keynote speakers, and other exciting details, which will be released in the coming weeks. So mark your calendars and get ready to join us for an unforgettable experience at iPRES 2023! 

Call for Contributions: 
Contribute content for the conference by submitting short and long papers, panels, posters, workshops, and tutorials ahead of the Call for Contributions deadline of March 10 . Learn more about how to contribute at

Registration and Information:
Early-bird registration for the conference opens on March 20. Visit the iPRES 2023 web site for more information and to register.

Call for Nominations for 2023-2024 IACRL Executive Board

Want to make a difference in the Illinois academic library community? Looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Consider running for an Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) office.

If you are interested in running for Secretary or Vice President/President-Elect, or you would like to nominate someone else, please contact , IACRL Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, no later than Friday, March 10. Candidates will need to submit a biography and picture for inclusion on the ballot, by Friday, March 17. The elections will run from April 1 to April 30, and IACRL will announce the winners in early May.

Please visit the ILA website for more information about the responsibilities and terms of each office.

MLA Handbook Plus

MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook, the second edition of the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, as well as a video course that teaches the principles of MLA documentation style through a series of short videos paired with quizzes, plus a final assessment.  For information on other updates:

If you would like to learn more, conduct a trial for your institution, or have any other questions, please contact Christina Shea at .

Reprints Desk Presentation with MIT

Are you ready to take your library experience to the next level? In the upcoming webinar series "Bringing Users Back to the Library", explore how Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) can help you get the most out of your research!
Join in for the first episode of our series on Article Galaxy Scholar, featuring Patrick Page, Resource Sharing Manager from MIT and Felicity Walsh, Head of Information Delivery and Library Access Services (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
What you can expect in this webinar:

  • What prompted MIT to research and implement AGS.
  • How did they evaluate AGS solutions for their library system?
  • Tips and tricks learned along the way.
  • Benefits of using AGS in relation to institutional subscriptions.

Register for the first edition with MIT, being held on February 28, 10 a.m. PT. 

OER Campus Kickstart: Award for Growing Illinois OER Programs

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is excited to announce that they are opening applications for the OER Campus Kickstart: Award for Growing Illinois OER Programs. If you have been looking for a way of getting financial incentive to your faculty to take on OER projects, this is an opportunity for you. Apply using this form

This award provides funding for financial incentives to smaller college campuses and campuses with little or no support for OER programming to take some of their first steps. The intended outcome is collaboration between academic faculty and librarians to implement Open Educational Resources in their courses and help establish OER programs on their campus. Applications are due March 31, 2023.

Awarded applications will receive $500 toward implementing OER in a course during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Faculty and librarian collaborators are free to decide how the $500 award is used. 5 applications will be selected to each receive a $500 award. 

For the full details, please see the ILA web site.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates

March 5  Alma Monthly Release 

April 2    Alma Monthly Release


February 23    Technical Services Committee
February 23     Resource Sharing Committee

March 1      Executive Committee
March 7      OER Committee
March 8      Public Services Committee
March 8      Discovery Primo VE Committee
March 9      Commercial Products Committee
March 10    Governance Board Meeting
March 15    Collection Management Committee
March 16    E-Resources Management Committee
March 21    Instruction Committee
March 22    Preservation Committee
March 23    Resource Sharing Committee
March 23    Technical Services Committee

April 4       OER Committee
April 12     Public Services Committee
April 12     Discovery Primo VE Committee
April 13     Commercial Products Committee
April 18     Instruction Committee
April 19     Collection Management Committee
April 20     E-Resources Management Committee
April 26     Preservation Committee
April 27     Technical Services Committee
April 27     Resources Sharing Committee 

Webinars, Forums, Workshops and Training

February 23     CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials
February 23     CARLI Counts Curriculum Release Party!
February 23     Illinois SCOERs Office Hour

March 1       Open Access Talk Series
March 1       Training/Supervising Student Workers – UIS & Millikin
March 2       Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
March 6       Open Education Week: Get to Know the New, upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER Program 1
March 7       Open Education Week: Get to Know the New, upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER Program 2
March 8       Open Education Week: Making Sense of Affordable Course Materials Models
March 8       Open Education Week: OER in Practice, A Faculty Panel Discussion
March 9       Illinois SCOERs: Exploring the Basics of Instructional Design
March 9       Open Education Week: Get to Know the New, Upcoming Illinois SCOERs OER Program 3
March 9       Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
March 9       Illinois SCOERs Office Hour 
March 16     Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
March 21     OER Office Hour: Zero Textbook Cost Programs
March 22     Choosing Happiness
March 23      Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
March 30      Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
March 31      Share, Show and Tell: Electronic Reserves

April 3          Illinois SCOERs: Copyright Basics and Creative Commons Licensing
April 4          Intentionally Recruiting for Diversity in Librarianship: Reflections on a Year Later
April 5          Governing Directors Check-in
April 6          Open Access Talks Session 2
April 6          Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
April 11        Illinois SCOERs Permissions and Fair Use
April 13        Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
April 13        Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
April 17        Primo VE Usability Webinar: Part II
April 20        Illinois SCOERs: Instructional Design and Open Educational Resources
April 20        Illinois SCOERs Office Hour
April 25        CARLI Open Pedagogy Workshop
April 27        Illinois SCOERs Office Hour

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

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