CARLI News September 28, 2022

Register Now: 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meeting

Please join us for the 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 4 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. We are excited about our keynote speaker, Victor Jones Jr.. Victor Jones Jr. (he/him/his) serves as the Director of DEIA for the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he provides leadership and advocacy within the Library to promote a workplace culture that supports all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Prior to this role, Jones worked as a graduate recruiter for the iSchool at Illinois, where he built pipelines and created programming to diversify BIPOC student access to the information professions. The afternoon will feature table talks to gather input about the CARLI Strategic Plan. Staff at all CARLI member libraries are encouraged to attend. The agenda and registration are available from the event page.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. Directors should also register for this meeting if they are planning to attend. A separate registration is required for each meeting. 

Space is limited. Registration for both meetings closes Thursday, October 27.

A special room rate of $149 has been arranged at the I-Hotel and Conference Center for those who are planning to travel to Champaign on Thursday, November 3. This room block is only available until October 1. Please book your rooms as soon as possible if you are planning to stay overnight in Champaign. Use this direct booking link to make your reservation at the reduced rate. 

CARLI Strategic Priorities

CARLI invites you to help shape our next strategic plan. Please share your thoughts on a quick survey, which will be open through October 15.
We also invite you to join us for a Zoom session about the next plan. Please register for the event you would like to attend:

Oct. 4, 2–3 p.m.
Oct. 5, 10–11 a.m.
Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation:  

  • What's the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What's your library's biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI's value to you individually? To your organization?

 As soon as details of the updated strategic plan are finalized, we will share them with the membership.

We look forward to hearing from you!

E-Resources Updates

CY23 Selection System

The selection system for CY23 subscription commitments will be open on or around October 10 and will remain open until November 11. Libraries will be advised when the system is open for your selections through the e-resources contacts listserv. Any changes to this will also be sent through this list. Make sure your library has up-to-date contact information, so you don't miss any important e-resources news! Send any changes to your e-resources contacts to .

Negotiating New Contracts

CARLI is in negotiations with AAAS to renew their journals. We are also negotiating with MIT Press and hope to offer their Direct to Open ebook model.

Statista and CARLI

CARLI will not be renewing its agreement with Statista for the term beginning July 1, 2023. As Statista does not allow subscriptions of less than 8 months, we will not be processing any new subscriptions or renewals.

CARLI member libraries will need to negotiate new subscriptions and renewals directly with Statista.

Illinois SCOERs

Availability of Second Sub-Grant Application Cycle

CARLI is pleased to announce the availability of a second round of applications for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the Illinois SCOERs (Support for Creation of Open Educational Resources) program. This project has been fully funded by an additional $1 million supplemental grant to the University of Illinois System/CARLI, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.

While the primary focus for the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants remains courses related to "The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan," we have expanded the focus to include any subject area for large enrollment courses with high textbook costs.

CARLI will award a minimum of eight grants as part of Illinois SCOERs. Each applicant team may request up to $60,000.

CARLI recommends that interested parties fill out the Illinois SCOERs Intent to Apply form prior to October 1, 2022.

For detailed information and to access the application materials, view the Illinois SCOERs Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Completed application packets should be emailed to Project Director, . The submission deadline for the completed application packets, including all requested documents, is November 1, 2022.

For more information visit our project website.

For the most up-to-date information, join the Illinois SCOERs email list.

Weekly Office Hours 

Illinois SCOERs staff is hosting weekly office hours every Thursday from 3–4 p.m. If you have questions about the grant, need help filling out your Round 2 application or you received a subaward in the first round and have questions, join us via Zoom. No registration is required. Check the CARLI Calendar for connection information on the Thursday you wish to attend. 

Illinois SCOERs: Creating H5P Interactions 

Please join CARLI and Emily Boles on October 21 at 11 a.m. for 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. Please register for this event on Zoom.

For all upcoming Illinois SCOERs events please visit the CARLI Calendar. These events are geared towards Illinois SCOERs applicants or recipients but are open to anyone from a CARLI Governing Member institution. If you see something of interest, please register and attend. 

Check back often as new workshops will be added to the calendar this fall.

Registration Support for OEN's Certificate in OER Librarianship Program

Interested in a deeper dive around Open Educational Resources (OER) or need support in implementing an OER program at your institution from experts? Consider applying for the Open Education Network (OEN) Certificate in OER Librarianship Program.

On October 13, CARLI will host an information session of CARLI members who have completed this certificate program. They will share their experience and answer your questions about the program. If interested in learning more, please register by October 12. 

What is the Certificate in OER Librarianship Program

The program includes online content, mentor-led cohort meetings, and program development support. A culminating final project helps participants put what they have learned into action. Librarians who successfully complete the eight-month program will receive a Certificate in OER Librarianship from the Open Education Network. 

Participants will:

  1. Gain fluency in defining open education, including its core benefits, challenges, and potential;
  2. Identify local collaborations and alliances that support faculty needs around OER adoption, use, and creation;
  3. Design and build sustainable open education programming based on local considerations, culture, strategic alignment, and goals;
  4. Develop strategies for measuring and articulating the impact of open education on multiple constituents to various audiences; 
  5. Connect and collaborate with a cohort of librarians dedicated to developing OER initiatives across the country. 

CARLI Funds Available for Member Registration Fees

In support of CARLI member libraries' OER efforts, the Open Educational Resources Committee is pleased to announce that funding is available for up to five CARLI member librarians to attend the Open Education Network's Certificate in OER Librarianship Program.

How to Receive CARLI Support for this Program

Submit your application to the OEN by November 4, 2022, 11:59 p.m., Central Time. If you are accepted into the OEN Certificate in OER Librarianship Program, immediately notify  that you would like CARLI's support for the program. 

Please note that other scholarships are available. 

  • The OEN offers general scholarships for attendance. CARLI member librarians SHOULD NOT apply for a general scholarship. 
  • The OEN has a number of full scholarships for librarians who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). CARLI member librarians who qualify SHOULD apply for one of these scholarships as the OEN BIPOC scholarships may increase the total number of Illinois librarians that would receive financial support to attend this program. For questions about available scholarships or other questions about the OEN Certificate in OER Librarianship, please see OEN's Frequently Asked Questions.

Acceptance by the OEN is required but does not guarantee CARLI support. CARLI will notify member librarians within seven working days to confirm if CARLI support is available. If more than five applicants are accepted into the program by the OEN and subsequently request CARLI support, the OER Committee will select recipients for this support based on the promotion of geographic and library type diversity. Once approved by the OER Committee, CARLI will reimburse the program registration fees up to $970.

In return for CARLI's support of attendance, each librarian attendee must fulfill certain requirements:

  1. Become a trainer for CARLI, joining the cohort of "System Leaders" as trained by OEN
  2. Contribute content for the CARLI Open Illinois Initiative on the CARLI website
  3. Make a presentation to the CARLI membership during a webinar, meeting, or other event about the certificate program

If you have questions, please send an email to .


OER Office Hours

Please join the CARLI OER Committee for informal discussions this semester.

October 11, 1–2 p.m. Designing Faculty Incentive Programs for OER   

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. If you have any questions, please send an email to .

Creative Commons Certificate Program - Member Feedback Requested

CARLI would like feedback via Survey Monkey on member interest in the Creative Commons Certificate Program. Creative Commons offers an in-depth course for librarians about the Creative Commons licenses, open practices, and the ethos of the Commons. CARLI is interested in learning if there is member interest in this program and to what extent members are able and willing to support the cost of the program. 

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!

October 6     FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Dismantling Barriers to Student Success through Affordable Learning Materials
October 12   Managing Difficult Conversations
October 13   Get Started with Augmented and Virtual Reality
October 17   Learnabout Google Calendar
October 18   Understanding Emotional Intelligence
October 27   FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Teaching Jacksonville History at FSCJ: Strategies for an Affordable and Rigorous Course
October 27   Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics

November E-Resources Learning Series:

  • November 1      The Link Didn't Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems
  • November 10    Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing
  • November 10    Vendor Relations: More Than Invoices and Sales Calls!
  • November 14    No E-Resources Librarian Is an Island
  • November 16    The Use of Python to Support Technical Services Work In Academic Libraries
  • November 17    Electronic Resources Usage Statistics (Save the Date) 

November 14    Learnabout Google Meet

To register, visit the CARLI Event Calendar. Recordings of past CARLI-sponsored PDA events are available when permitted by the presenter. 

If you have a topic you would like to see as a continuing education program, send your idea to .

Managing Difficult Conversations
October 12, 10–11 a.m.

This one-hour workshop will discuss the nature of and challenges in holding difficult conversations, and strategies to overcome those challenges and increase the likelihood of success. Polls, discussion/chat, and Q&A will be used to involve the audience to ensure that specific fears and concerns are addressed. Tools and references will be provided or identified to support participants in putting learning into action.

Joellen M. Austin is the Deputy Director for Management for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  She has worked at NIH in positions of progressing management responsibilities since 1989. Ms. Austin is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, and currently serves as an internal coach to employees across NIH.  

Garry Sanders is Principal, AssistLeadership, LLC and is an Executive Coach having earned a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and the designation of Professional Certified Coach by The International Coaching Federation. He is coaching leaders and team members at universities, businesses, and government agencies around the United States.

Please register for this event.

Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics
October 27, 1–2:30 p.m.

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more! 

Mark McCarthy is a Senior Accessibility Engineer at the University of Illinois System Office's Administrative Information Technology Services. He is primarily responsible for ensuring the accessibility of university applications and services, providing assistance and guidance where necessary. In addition, he also works directly with several campus units to assist in accessibility testing and remediation work, provides training to other departments and units, serves on the advisory committee for the IT Accessibility Liaison program, and is an instructor for UIUC's Information Accessibility Design and Policy certification program.

He is an Illinois-certified professional in Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP), a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ARIA Authoring Practices and Working Groups, working with colleagues internationally to promote accessibility, equity, and inclusion. His areas of interest include gaming accessibility; social justice and inclusion and advocacy; user-centered design; and the intersections of identity, gender and sexuality, and disability.

Please register for this event.

E-Resources Learning Series: The Link Didn't Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems
November 1, 1–2:30 p.m.
Whether from the link resolver, the library catalog/discovery platform, or a vendor's interface, our patrons will find links to articles that don't work. How can librarians investigate these reports? This presentation will cover basics of investigating, solving and (hopefully) reducing such errors in today's academic research library. Some examples will focus on Alma/PrimoVE, however the general troubleshooting principles apply to all library systems and interfaces. 

Denise D. Green has worked for CARLI since October 2014. She's had a long career in reference, instruction, e-resources & link resolver management and staff training in Ohio and Illinois academic libraries. She advocates for public services librarians learning more about e-resources, authentication and troubleshooting to better support our students, faculty and all patrons.

Please register for this event.

E-Resources Learning Series: Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing
November 10, 10–11 a.m.
How do you make sure accessibility is addressed in your e-resources offerings?  You write it into your library's license agreements!  But licensing can be very complicated and vague, which is why many libraries don't know what to include or to ask for.  We'll talk briefly about why accessibility is important, but mostly will focus on what we should be expecting from vendors to make our e-resources accessible and keep vendors accountable.

Jenny Taylor is CARLI's associate director of e-resources and manages the consortium's brokering program.  Accessibility has long been an important issue for her, as disability has affected many people in her life.  She has worked with various stakeholders to make sure CARLI's e-resources contracts have strong accessibility language and helps libraries understand what they can do to help patrons access resources based on varying needs.

Please register for this event.

I-Share Updates for September

ELUNA Learns 2022

As in previous years, CARLI has purchased a block of registrations for the 2022 Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) online webinar series, ELUNA Learns. These sessions will be recorded, and the recordings will be available for a year to those who register. These sessions are normally $25 per person; the CARLI block will be available free to I-Share library staff on a first come first served basis while our supply lasts.

Currently, not all course descriptions and session dates have been finalized. We will update our information as it becomes available from ELUNA. 

To take advantage of the CARLI purchase, please register through CARLI and not on the ELUNA website. 

CARLI will process your registration with ELUNA and they will follow up with two emails directly to you. 

First you will receive a registration confirmation email (please ignore the text about how to pay for your registration). You will then receive a second email from ELUNA with the webinar access credentials. This email will be sent approximately one day before each scheduled session for which you registered.

Please note that ELUNA's policy is that these registrations are for one individual only and are not for group use.

To register: complete the PDF Form and attach it to an email, and send it to , with "ELUNA learns" in the subject line.  Please complete a separate form for each person registering.

Ex Libris "Request to join Resource Sharing Directory in Alma"

Last week, Ex Libris sent all Alma customers an email encouraging them to join the Resource Sharing Directory in Alma. 

CARLI recommends that I-Share libraries do not take any action on this request until CARLI staff are able to consult with Ex Libris to evaluate if this has any consequences for our I-Share network environment. We will send an announcement as soon as we have more information!

Let's Talk About Fulfillment (I Mean Alma, Not Life's Purpose)

If you'd like to talk with CARLI staff and your CARLI library colleagues about Alma Fulfillment and Automated Fulfillment Network workflows, known issues, and Q & A, join us online every other Friday at 2 p.m. for fall sessions of "Let’s talk about Fulfillment (I mean Alma, not life’s purpose)".

This fall, we are planning to begin each session with a presentation on a planned topic, followed by open Q & A with attendees as time allows. The initial presentation will be recorded for posting to the CARLI website. Attendees will be able to unmute their microphones and/or utilize the chat for participation.

Please register for the sessions you would like to attend: 

Send any questions to .

Preservation Tip: Archival Preservation 101: An Introduction to the Preservation of Archival Material

Jade Kastel, Music Librarian, Western Illinois University

Archival Preservation 101 is a series of articles, to be written by the CARLI Preservation Committee over the course of the next year, designed to introduce topics in the preservation of archival material that would be of use to CARLI members. For instance, how do you formulate a preservation plan for the archival collections you already have?  How do you set priorities? How do you preserve emails and other born digital material? What are the pros and cons of Cloud storage vs. physical storage; and should you utilize both? How are websites archived? How do you preserve digital materials, like eBooks, PDFs, photos, and videos? How can you preserve or use obsolete technology? Is anyone archiving social media? Who’s preserving video games and, more importantly, can we play?

CARLI members may often find themselves in situations where they need to familiarize themselves with archives and preservation. This series will add confidence and provide grounding in preservation issues while giving suggestions you can use for work or personal applications. We will cover how to preserve archival collections and provide suggestions to fund preservation projects.
For institutions, how does preservation play a role in making collections available and accessible? What are unique challenges posed in each institution and what should you do with the items you already have? For the individual, do you have 1,000 pet pictures? What file type should you be using for your photographs and how safe is your Cloud really?

We hope you’ll  with your preservation questions! Stay tuned to the CARLI Newsletter for more articles in the CARLI Preservation Committee’s series Archival Preservation 101.

Other Library News

Data Storytelling for Librarians

At 2 p.m. on September 30, everyone is welcome to attend a free webinar, Data Storytelling for Librarians, aimed at librarians working in public and community college libraries. The webinar will be recorded and shared with all who register. This work is funded as an IMLS planning grant with co-PI Matt Turk (and with RA Xinhui Hu).

To learn more about the upcoming webinar and Data Storytelling Toolkit for Librarians (DSTL) future events:

Twitter: @uiucdstl 

The primary audience is working US librarians who face data storytelling challenges every day as publicly funded organizations, but everyone is welcome to attend. 

Please forward to any public librarians and community college librarians who might benefit from this webinar.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates

October 2        Alma Monthly Release

November 6           Alma Monthly Release
November 8          CARLI Office Closed: Election Day
November 24-25   CARLI Office Closed: Thanksgiving Break


October 4       OER Committee
October 12     Public Services Committee
October 12     Discovery Primo VE Committee
October 13     Commercial Products Committee
October 18     Instruction Committee
October 20     E-Resources Management Committee
October 27     Resource Sharing Committee

November 1    OER Committee
November 4    Governing Directors Meeting
November 4    CARLI Annual Meeting
November 9    Public Services Committee
November 9    Discovery Primo VE Committee
November 10   Commercial Products Committee
November 15   Instruction Committee
November 17   E-Resources Management Committee
November 30   Executive Committee

Webinars, Forums, Workshops and Training

October 4      Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies
October 4      CARLI Strategic Planning Open Conversation
October 5      CARLI Counts Alumni Check-in Session
October 5      CARLI Strategic Planning Open Conversation
October 6      Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours
October 11     OER Office Hour: Designing Faculty Incentive Programs for OER
October 12     Managing Difficult Conversations
October 13     OER Certificate in OER Librarianship Program
October 13     Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
October 13     Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours
October 14     Let's Talk About Fulfillment (I Mean Alma, Not Life's Purpose)
October 20     Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours
October 24     Instruction Committee Event
October 26     Technical Services Q&A
October 27     Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics
October 27     Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours
October 28     Let's Talk About Fulfillment (I Mean Alma, Not Life's Purpose)

November 1    E-Resources Learning Series: The Link Didn't Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems
November 2    CARLI Counts Alumni Check-in Session
November 10   E-Resources Learning Series: Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing
November 10   Alma Primo VE Open Office Hours
November 10   Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours
November 11   Let's Talk About Fulfillment (I Mean Alma, Not Life's Purpose)
November 16   Technical Services Q&A
November 17   Weekly Illinois SCOERs Office Hours

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

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