Wed, Apr 25, 2018 / 10:00am to 11:15am

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Thu, Apr 26, 2018 / 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Heartland Community College

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) as they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI’s OTN membership.

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

CARLI plans to create an attendee document for those that attend in-person. This will be shared only with those that attend in-person. This will help attendees to identify others that are also working on OER. Please indicate on the registration form if you would prefer to “opt out” and not have your name and email on this document.


  • Dave Ernst, PhD: Director, Center for Open Education; Executive Director, Open Textbook Network
  • Sarah Faye Cohen: Managing Director, Open Textbook Network

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN’s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants’ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

Registration: Due to expected high interest in these workshops, CARLI is limiting registration to 2 people per CARLI member library.

CARLI will establish a waitlist. 

If registration is not full on March 15, CARLI will open registration to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

To register for the April 26 program at Heartland Community College, please click on the "Register" tab above. Due to limited space, all registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED. Registration will close Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Register for the April 23 program at Governors State University (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Register for the April 24 program at Loyola University Chicago (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Register to receive the connection information for the video streaming of the April 24 program (8:55 am - 4:00 pm)

If you will need accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs

Heartland Community College
Community Commons Building (CCB), Room 1407
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Campus Map

08:30 - 09:00 AM Check-in, Coffee/Tea
09:00 - 09:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals
09:45 - 10:45 AM Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions: activity + discussion
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 AM Tools & resources for open textbook programming: the Open Textbook Network
11:30 - 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 - 02:15 PM Workshop training on affordability, student academic success, and open
02:15 - 02:30 PM Break
02:30 - 03:30 PM

Developing programs on your local campus

  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Developing incentives

03:30 - 04:00 PM

What do I do now?

  • Actions you can take: activity
  • Customizing your deck
  • Local workshop logistics

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 / 9:00am to 10:30am

Meeting of the Collection Management Committee

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Conference ID: 65857927

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Adobe Connect to share documents:

Tue, May 1, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Webinar Description:

Maybe you scanned decades of college yearbooks or the student newspaper, or you digitized a treasure trove of personal letters from a Civil War soldier or historic photographs from your local community. But, once you create these digital collections, how do you connect this unique content to your users or researchers? In this program, the panelists will discuss strategies for promoting digital collections, from identifying your target audience to sharing content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.


Rachel Cole is the Public Services Librarian for Northwestern University’s Transportation Library, one of the largest transportation information centers in the world. She is responsible for outreach, instruction, and reference services for students and faculty of the university’s Transportation Center, as well as campus-wide and to a global community of transportation researchers.

Lindsay Harmon is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Lewis University, where her responsibilities include promoting library collections via social media. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa.

Sata Prescott is the Project Manager for the Albert Johannsen Project, a CLIR-funded large-scale dime novel digitization project of Northern Illinois University in partnership with Villanova University. Sata has also worked on projects related to North Carolina medical history and newspaper runaway slave ads with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Registration deadline: Please register no later than Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

Wed, May 2, 2018 / 10:00am to 11:30am

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Adobe Connect

Fri, May 4, 2018 / 8:00am to 4:30pm

Check-in from 8:00 - 9:00 am; Program begins at 9:00 am

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow – One Day Workshop

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CARLI are pleased to host the Association of College and Research Libraries Scholarly Communications Roadshow.

The day begins with an overview of scholarly communication fundamentals including open access, copyright, and library engagement.

For the afternoon sessions, the expert presenters will offer a deep dive into the following specific areas:

  • Institutional Repositories
  • Open Education
  • Outreach and Programming

This one day workshop will be provided to attendees free of cost and lunch will be provided. 

However, space is limited. Please register early and let us know if your plans change and you will no longer be able to attend. We expect to have a waitlist for this exciting event.


  • Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries
  • Rachel G. Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer at University of California Berkeley

Who should attend

The workshop is appropriate for those with administrative responsibilities, with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication or digital publishing, as well as liaisons and any others who are seeking to advance their professional development in scholarly communication.

CARLI member libraries are especially invited to attend.

Location & Directions

The iHotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign 61820

Parking: Free

Driving directions


Due to expected high interest in this workshop, registration will initially be limited as follows: 

  • February 19 - March 21: CARLI Members may register.  There is a limit to two people per CARLI member.
  • March 22-April 4: Registration will be opened to all who are interested including those from non-CARLI institutions.
  • April 4: Registration closes.

A wait list may be instituted if there are limited remaining spaces.

To register: Please click on the "Register" tab above. Due to limited space, all registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED. Registration will close Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

Mon, May 7, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Laws of Illinois web site has been recognized by the Governor's Office of the Illinois Bicentennial as an officially designated Project celebrating Illinois' 200th birthday. The site was recognized as an important resource for Illinois history and genealogy.

Join Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University, for a webinar on May 7 at 2 pm to learn more about the Laws of Illinois web site.

The web site links to digitized volumes of the Laws of Illinois (to 1920), laws from 1971 to the Present available on the General Assembly website, Illinois Revised Statutes and territorial laws for the Northwest, Indiana and Illinois territories. It includes volumes from the WIU and Illinois State Libraries, other libraries, volumes in Google Books, and the Hathi Trust Digital Library. The text of most volumes is searchable. Indexes to the Laws of Illinois digitized by the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois State Library are also linked from the site. WIU volumes were digitized with funds from CARLI.

The webinar will be held in Adobe Connect. Join the webinar

Wed, May 9, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

Meeting of the Created Content Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

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Conference ID: 25037927

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Wed, May 9, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2:00-3:00pm, CARLI staff will present a webinar for I-Share Libraries about the New VuFind catalog.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Current status and future plans for New VuFind
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Features in New VuFind
  • Differences between New VuFind, VuFind 0.6, and Classic WebVoyage
  • Introducing New VuFind at your Library
  • New VuFind and I-Share Next

A time for questions and answers will be held after the presentation.

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CARLI website in the week after the event.

More details coming soon!

Mon, May 14, 2018 / 8:00am to 5:00pm

Where? ISU Alumni Center (1101 North Main, Normal, Illinois 61761)
Cost? $50 for CARLI member librarians (Cost subsidized by CARLI, Limit 45 attendees)
What’s included? Light breakfast, lunch, and printed workshop materials

Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, CARLI are partnering to bring the Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop to Normal on May 14. This one-day workshop focuses on engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships. The workshop will be led by Jenny Dale (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Kate L. Ganski (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Cohorts from the same institution are encouraged to attend and work together on their information literacy curriculum.

For more details on the workshop and presenters bios see: