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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 News December 19, 2014

Holiday Hours

The CARLI Office will be closed for the holidays December 24–January 2. ILDS will not provide delivery service on December 24, December 25, December 31, or January 1.

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 November 21, 2014

CARLI Holiday Hours

The CARLI office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 27-28, and ILDS will not provide delivery service on those days.

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:

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