CARLI News May 31, 2023

2023 CARLI Governance Board Election

The election and appointment process for the new members of the CARLI Governance Board is now complete. 
Directors elected to 3-year terms are: Carolyn Ciesla (Elmhurst University), Geoff Pettys (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), and Morgann Quilty (Parkland College).
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Devon Powell (South Suburban College), Claire Stewart (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Nathan Thebarge (Trinity International University). 
All newly elected and appointed terms will begin on July 1, 2023. Please join us in welcoming these new members of the CARLI Board.

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting & Directors Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the CARLI Annual Meeting, to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. There will be a meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors preceding the annual meeting.

Registration information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

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 .

Illinois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective

CARLI invites those at Illinois not-for-profit institutions of higher learning (community colleges, private colleges and universities, public universities, and others) to share via email with your students the "Illinois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective." This survey was developed by CARLI and its Open Educational Resources Committee to help identify Illinois students’ needs regarding affordable course materials and interest in Open Educational Resources or other affordable course material options. 

This survey has been approved by the University of Illinois' Office for the Protection of Research Subjects. The survey can be distributed throughout 2023 and it can be shared during more than one academic term. Learn more about this survey, view two possible student outreach messages for distributing the survey to students, and a review version of the survey questions without completing the live survey on the project website.  

311 students representing Illinois community colleges and public universities have already completed the survey since its opening on April 5!

CARLI staff are happy to answer any questions about the survey and assist you in completing campus approval forms as you work towards sharing the survey on your campus.

Bring your questions to our upcoming Open Office Hours for the Illinois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective on June 8 and July 13. 

Or, email questions at any time to .

Illinois SCOERs 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 the events you are interested in prior to each event.

Recordings of these sessions will be available on the CARLI website after captioning is complete. 

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 Illinois 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. 

OER Updates

Virtual Course: Understanding and Promoting Open Educational Resources

Virtual Course: Understanding and Promoting Open Educational Resources

CARLI is pleased to offer this 3-week synchronous and asynchronous course on open educational resources on June 7, 14 and 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Attendees should plan to attend each live session. 

This virtual course is designed to help the novice person learning about open educational resources to apply the information from this program to build their own local programs and workshops. The program is open to all CARLI members.

The program contains both synchronous (three live 90-minute Zoom sessions) and asynchronous (readings, videos, etc.) to be completed before each live session. The live sessions will include presentations, but the aim of the program planners is that these will incorporate a flipped classroom model to build community among participants as all share and discuss the topics.

Registration is available until June 6 or until the course is full. Course materials will be sent to registrants the week prior to the first live session. 

This program will be offered multiple times throughout the year. Please contact if you have questions.

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. 

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!

  • June 8: Improving Student Parent Learning Through Design of a Family Study Room
  • June 14: ChatGPT in Action: Real-World Applications for Librarians
  • June 20: Intersection Between Cognitive Disabilities and the User Experience
  • June 21: At First You Don't Succeed: Lessons from Two Semesters in the Credit-Bearing Classroom
  • July 12: Racial & Gender Bias in Search Engines
  • July 27: The Road Less Taken: Communication and Collaboration vs. Perspectives and Assumptions
  • August 1: An Endless Game of Catch-Up: Exploring the Impact of ChatGPT on Research and Learning in Higher Education 

To register, 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? to become more involved in CARLI's continuing education efforts!

Preservation Tip

Archival Preservation 101: Preservation of Video Games in Libraries
Melina Avery, Senior Conservator, University of Chicago Library

In many libraries, the Preservation staff is responsible for more than books. Occasionally, a video game cartridge from the 1980s or 90s comes through the conservation lab at the University of Chicago. They’re usually not damaged, but they do need protective housing to stay clean and safe. We put them in the same kind of pamphlet binder that we would use for a small book and return them to the stacks. I knew that these games could be checked out by our patrons, and that the consoles needed to play them were in the University’s Weston Game Lab at the Media Arts, Data and Design (MADD) Center. I was curious about how my university approached video game preservation, and I was also curious about how the history of game play can be preserved and taught.

To learn more about the preservation of video games, please read the full article.

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

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates

June 4     Alma Monthly Release
June 19   CARLI Office Closed for Juneteenth

July 2     Alma Monthly Release
July 4     CARLI Office Closed for Independence Day


June 6     OER Committee
June 7     CARLI Executive Committee
June 8     Commercial Products Committee
June 14   Public Services Committee
June 14   Discovery Primo VE Committee
June 15   E-Resources Management Committee
June 16   Governance Board
June 20   Instruction Committee
June 21   Collection Management Committee
June 22   Resource Sharing Committee
June 22   Technical Services Committee
June 28   Preservation Committee

Webinars, Forums, Workshops and Training

June 1         11th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase
June 5         Incorporating Accessibility into Your OER Project
June 7         Understanding and Promoting Open Educational Resources: Session 1
June 8         Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
June 8         Illnois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective Open Office Hours
June 14       Understanding and Promoting Open Educational Resources: Session 2
June 15       Creating H5P Interactions
June 21       Understanding and Promoting Open Educational Resources: Session 3
June 28       Technical Services Q&A

July 11        Primo VE Usability Webinar Part II
July 13        Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
July 13        Illnois Course Materials Survey: Student Perspective Open Office Hours

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

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