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Board of Directors Election

Voting is now open for seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. Each of the CARLI constituencies—Community Colleges; Private Colleges and Universities; and Public Universities—will elect one new Board member for a three-year term (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2018).
 
Voting will remain open until 5 pm on Friday, May 8, 2015.
 

2015 Board of Directors Election - Call for Nominations Now Open

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.
 

CARLI News March 30, 2015

2015 Board of Directors Election

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors, the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

CARLI is Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Committees

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on 9 advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.
 

Register Now for Resource Sharing Open House Events

Registration is now open for the following 3 Resource Sharing Open Houses. At each location there will be a work flow tour and discussion period. These events, sponsored by the Resource Sharing Committee, are open to all CARLI members. 

CARLI News Feburary 26, 2015

Personal Knowledge Management Webinar

Please join us for the Personal Knowledge Management webinar on Tuesday, March 17, 10 am–11 am, sponsored by the CARLI Public Services Committee.

What is Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)? It involves a range of relatively simple and inexpensive techniques and tools that anyone can use to:

Open Application Period for I-Share Participation

CARLI is seeking interested, qualified CARLI governing member libraries to participate in I-Share, the shared Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system currently operated by CARLI and used by 85 CARLI libraries. Libraries joining in this implementation round would begin migration planning in fall 2015 and go “live” on Voyager and in the I-Share union catalog in early summer 2016. A brief summary of I-Share costs and benefits is available at from the I-Share overview page.

CARLI News January 29, 2015

CARLI-Sponsored Library Management System Webinars

As part of CARLI’s project to seek a replacement for the Voyager software over the next few years, CARLI and the I-Share Next Task Force have invited firms that offer library management software to academic libraries and consortia to conduct an informational webinar about their product for CARLI Governing Member Libraries. 

CARLI-sponsored Library Management System Webinars

As part of CARLI’s project to seek a replacement for the Voyager software over the next few years, CARLI and the I-Share Next Task Force have invited firms that offer library management software to academic libraries and consortia to conduct an informational webinar about their product for CARLI Governing Member Libraries. 

These webinars are open to any staff of CARLI governing member libraries. You may watch the webinar at the time it is presented, or watch a recording of it on your own schedule. Links to webinar recordings will be announced when they become available.

I-Share Next Task Force Seeks Specification Team Members

The CARLI I-Share Next (ISN) Task Force is coordinating the effort related to the selection of the next generation of I-Share, i.e., a shared library management system that will ultimately replace Voyager for CARLI’s I-Share participant institutions. They are coordinating all planning, analysis, specification compilation, Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation and proposal review; they will identify the finalist options; and they ultimately will recommend a final preferred solution to the CARLI Board.

Mandatory Annual Library Certification Process Now Underway

Each year, all Illinois library system member libraries (including all CARLI libraries) must complete the Illinois State Library’s mandatory library certification in order to qualify for State Library system services, programs and grants. The certification must be completed by March 31, 2015.

CARLI Seeking Proposals for FY2015 Research Subsidy Program

CARLI is seeking proposals for its FY2015 Research Subsidy Program. Funded by the CARLI Board of Directors, the research awards will support research projects in Governing member libraries. Projects should have the potential to impact libraries and the library profession positively, have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature, and be of interest or use to CARLI libraries. Total funding for FY2015 is $25,000.

CARLI Seeks Academic Library Teams for 2015 ILEAD USA

CARLI seeks teams of academic library staff members for ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover): The 21st Century Technology and Leadership Skills Institute for the States, hosted by the Illinois State Library.

This continuing education initiative will be held at the University of Illinois Springfield, March 23–26, June 22–25 and October 26–29, 2015. The ILEAD USA states partnering with Illinois are Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.

CARLI News October 14, 2014

E-Resources: Calendar Year 2015 Database Selection Period

The Database Selection Period for new subscriptions and renewals for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015 will run through mid-November. CARLI staff will send a detailed announcement and instructions to the E-Resources Contacts and CCG email lists when the password-protected CARLI selection database is available. For additional information contact with the subject line: CY15 Database Brokering.

Register by October 22 for the 2014 CARLI Annual Meeting

Register now to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. The meeting will feature research findings from CARLI libraries, as well as reports of annual projects from CARLI committees. 

Sessions topics will include:

Committee Annual Reports Available

CARLI's committees play a vital role in the ongoing success of the organization, and the service of all of our volunteers maintains the tradition of commitment to developing and maintaining quality programs and services that enhance CARLI’s reputation in Illinois and beyond. We encourage you to take time to review the committee annual reports and projects for FY2014.

Expand Access to your Digital Collections Through CARLI

If your library has not already done so, please consider contributing to our "Other CARLI Collections" portal. This initiative was designed to expose digital collections at CARLI libraries that are hosted outside of CARLI's installation of CONTENTdm.

CARLI Seeking Research Presentations for the 2014 CARLI Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting sessions will highlight research conducted by staff members from CARLI libraries. If you have conducted research that you think would be of interest to a CARLI audience, the Annual Meeting Planning Committee would like to encourage you to submit a proposal by completing a short survey. The Planning Committee is also interested in hearing from you if you would like to suggest sessions that you have seen presented in other venues.
 

Save the Date: 2014 Annual Meeting and Directors' Meeting

The CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.  The 2014 Annual Meeting sessions will highlight research conducted by staff members from CARLI libraries.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. More information about both of these meetings will be available soon.

CARLI News June 19, 2014

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