Boopsie Library Mobile App Offering Special Discount Pricing

Boopsie, an industry leader in making mobile apps for libraries, is offering a special discount pricing opportunity for CARLI libraries. Boopsie supports over 4,000 library locations worldwide, including the libraries of Vanderbilt University, Brown University, USC Health Sciences, and the University of Colorado School of Law.

CARLI Executive Director Susan Singleton to Retire in July 2016

Susan Singleton, CARLI Executive Director and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois, will retire in July 2016. Singleton, who has held the position since January 2006, was the first Executive Director hired after CARLI was created from the merger of the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP), the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL), and the Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization (ILCSO). 

Dennis Krieb is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Dennis Krieb, Director of Institutional Research and Library Services at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, and a member of the CARLI Board of Directors since 2011, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award for 2015.

Register for the CARLI Governing Directors Meetings

All Directors of CARLI Governing member libraries are invited to attend any one of three Governing Directors meetings to be held in October. Meetings will be held in Chicago and Springfield on the following dates: 

CARLI News September 15, 2015

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

The 2015 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. Look for registration information later this month.

Illinois State Library Selected as DPLA Service Hub

Illinois State Library has been selected as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Illinois State Library will share Service Hub responsibilities with the Chicago Public Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

CARLI News July 30, 2015

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

Plan to join us on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. More information about the meeting will be available in August.

I-Share Next Update

The I-Share Next Task Force is still working on the specifications for the RFP for the product that will ultimately replace Voyager. The Task Force met with a UI Purchasing representative and State of Illinois Procurement Officer in July to make sure the Task Force’s evaluation plans comply with all regulations. 

CLOCKSS Offering Discount to CARLI Governing Members

CLOCKSS has agreed to special pricing for CARLI Governing member libraries that wish to support the archive. To encourage participation, CLOCKSS is pleased to offer all CARLI Consortium members a 10% discount on the annual participation fees, with a special discount price for small libraries.

CARLI News June 30, 2015

CARLI Budget Reduction Beginning July 1, 2015

While there is no final information available about the state budget at this time, CARLI was directed to model a 20% permanent budget reduction in operating expenses beginning July 1, 2015. CARLI is committed to protecting Governing member access to EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and I-Share. Rather than make cuts to our most critical programs, we are instead limiting initial reductions to current programs and services that will have a less severe effect on the patrons of member libraries in FY16.

Upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is Complete

The CARLI Office is pleased to report that the upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is complete.