CARLI News May 23, 2018

Final Results from the 2018 Board of Directors Election

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 are: Rebecca Donald (Trinity International University), Frances Whaley (Illinois Valley Community College), and John Pollitz (Southern Illinois University Carbondale).
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Fred Barnhart (Northern Illinois University), Shannon Wenzel (University of St. Francis), and Micheal Kott (Morton College). 
Please join us in welcoming these new members of the CARLI Board.

CARLI Committee Appointments Complete for 2018

CARLI has completed the annual appointment process for CARLI committees. Staff from 45 member libraries will serve on CARLI Committees in 2018-2019. As in previous years, we will keep the volunteer list on file for any additional openings that may occur throughout the year. We offer our sincere thanks to all those who volunteered to serve on CARLI committees.

New VuFind Overview Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording of the New VuFind Overview webinar for I-Share libraries is now available on the New VuFind FAQ page. If you missed the live webinar presented on May 9, 2018, you can now watch the presentation, download the PowerPoint slides, and listen to the Q&A held after the webinar. A written summary of the Q&A portion with links to related resources will be posted on the page soon.

OER Task Force Updates

Discovering Spanish OERs
Annette Alvarado, Loyola University Chicago, Reference and Instruction Librarian

At Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work something new and exciting is coming this Fall 2019 semester. The school is offering a bilingual MSW in Social Work, where 90% of the coursework will be done in Spanish, but 100% online. 

I am bilingual, thanks to my mother who is from Guadalajara, Mexico. Due to this the Social Work Librarian, Susan Wardzala, asked me to partner with her in finding resources vital to the curriculum of the program in Spanish. Through some meetings with the instructors I was able to put together a LibGuide, with a page emphasizing Spanish Open Educational Resources. It was very exciting to research and see that in Latin America and Spain there are many Open Access repositories, some by universities and others by organizations.

The LibGuide is still in draft form, but I would like to share, because if there are any other resources you are familiar with please contact me. I would love to add more, otherwise feel free to share and use the resources I have put together. Here is the link:

Susan Schultz, DePaul University, Business and Social Sciences Librarian, Reference, Instruction and Academic Engagement

During the month of May, the DePaul University librarians strengthened their efforts to increase awareness of open educational resources (OERs) on two fronts.

First, Kindra Morelock and Sue Shultz presented a PechaKucha titled Open Textbooks: Myths, Debunked at DePaul’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference for faculty and instructors. The high-energy presentation style allowed Kindra and Sue to persuasively present key issues and statistics about the high cost of textbooks and dispel five common myths about open textbooks.

The second effort was the launch of two separate surveys designed to gather data about the impact of textbook costs on DePaul students and gauge awareness and use of OERs by DePaul faculty. Stay tuned for news about our analysis of both surveys later this summer.

Illinois Fire Service Institute Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop

The CARLI Preservation Committee is sponsoring a Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 8:30 am–4:15 pm. The workshop will be held at the Illinois Fire Services Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign.  

This workshop will include presentations by a fire professional, hands-on fire extinguisher training, burn simulation, and practice recovery of library materials. Jennifer Teper, Bud Velde Preservation Librarian and Head of Preservation Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead the salvage and recovery discussion and exercise. 

Please see the CARLI website for complete information and registration.

If you have questions, please send them to

Preservation Tip

What is the CARLI Last Copy Program?
Susan Howell, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Libraries are increasingly constrained for space as book stacks reach capacity. Even libraries who have been fortunate enough to build off site storage facilities are rapidly filling them faster than anticipated. Inevitably, they must face the need to evaluate collections and weed in order to free up space. This need is balanced against what we must retain for the support of the teaching and research missions of our institutions. With the pressure to retain resources combined with the burden of space, libraries must decide what to retain and what to de-accession. 

Continue reading the full article.

View this and other articles written by Preservation Committee members on the topic Communicating the Value of Preservation.

Other Library News

Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Register today for the 2018 GLRSC conference in Perrysburg! You won’t want to miss the keynote from Delaware County District Library′s director, George Needham—Promises and Pitfalls of 21st Century Resource Sharing.  

Other highlights include…

  • Tours of the NW Book Depository and its high-density storage system
  • The latest news on resource sharing from OCLC′s Alena Miller & Annie Silva
  • Break-out sessions and lightning talks led by your colleagues from around the region, covering topics from open textbooks (and other OERs) to delivery solutions to data-driven decision-making and more.
  • Check out our full list of events  

Head to BEFORE May 29th for the best rate!

Congratulations to Mary Case

Mary Case from University of Illinois Chicago was selected as the ACRL Member of the Week for the week of May 14, 2018. You can read the entire interview on the ACRL web site

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Date

May 28                    CARLI Office Closed for Memorial Day

Forums, Workshops and Training

May 31                     6th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

June 13                     IFSI Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop
June 13                     Access Training


June 6                      Technical Services Committee
June 6                       Executive Committee
June 8                       Collection Management Committee
June 11                     Preservation Committee
June 11                     Instruction Committee
June 11                     Public Services Committee
June 13                     Created Content Committee
June 15                     CARLI Board of Directors Meeting
June 18                     Commercial Products Committee
June 19                     OER Task Force
June 20                     Resource Sharing Committee

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

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