Mon, Sep 20, 2021 / 10:30am to 12:00pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee meets monthly.

This virtual meeting is held via Zoom / Conference Call.

Tue, Sep 21, 2021 / 10:30am to 12:00pm

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 on Tuesday, September 21 from 10:30am-noon central.

Sessions are scheduled for every other week, alternating between Tuesday mornings at 10:30am and Friday afternoons at 2pm.

CARLI Office Staff will be online to work with your questions and to facilitate the discussion.

This session will be recorded for CARLI staff use; since Fulfillment involves patron data, the CARLI office will evaluate if it is fitting and valuable to post segments of the session for later review.

To register: Select the Register tab at the top of this page.
Connection information will be sent to registrants the day before.

Additional sessions of "Let's talk about Fulfillment (I mean Alma, not life's purpose)" are scheduled/have occurred.
Please register for future sessions if interested, or review past sessions for the discussion notes. All sessions are listed on the CARLI Event Calendar.

Tue, Sep 21, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

TikTok is a popular social media app that allows users to create and share short, bite-size videos. While teenagers and young adults have made up the vanguard user group of this platform since its start in 2017, millennials and older generations have increasingly joined the app in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially known for its viral dance crazes and lip syncing challenges, TikTok has grown to become a rich community space for knowledge and skill sharing.

TikTok is a ready medium for librarians to create virtual content and reach younger generations where they are at. This presentation will share how one academic librarian uses TikTok to fight misinformation by teaching digital media literacy skills. The presenter will also provide a short tour of the app, share how to create your first video, and showcase how other librarians have creatively used this app to engage their communities.

Natalie Ornat is the Humanities Librarian and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Natalie holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as a 2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader and a 2012 Teach For America corps member.

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Sponsored by ASERL

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Develop leadership at every level of your library after hearing the experiences of two veterans in the field in this practical and inspiring session. Former library director Maxine Bleiweis found ways to open up opportunities to all staff members through daily practices that helped staff become their best and step forward in the library, the community and the profession. Kate Byroade went from shelver to library director to statewide leader with the encouragement of wise supervisors and an adventuresome spirit. You’ll come away with ideas to put immediately into action and a plan for a longer strategy.    

Kate Byroade is the director of the Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester, CT. She is a Past President of the Connecticut Library Association and has done just about every library task over the course of her 36-year library career.

Maxine Bleiweis broke every rule as a public library director, encouraged eating and drinking in libraries, initiated the first maker space, and hired a WWE employee to manage new initiatives. She’s now helping librarians have the courage to do great things as a consultant.

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Sponsored by ASERL

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 / 10:30am to 12:00pm

Gather with CARLI staff and your technical services colleagues to discuss Alma technical services topics, from acquisitions and cataloging workflows for physical resources to electronic resources management. Each session will include how-to presentations, discussion of consortial practices, and opportunities for questions and answers from CARLI and colleagues alike.

To register click the Register Tab above.

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Rodney Freeman, founder of the Black Male Archives, will spend some time walking us through his initial ideas to final creation of this amazing project. The objective is to capture, curate, and promote positive stories about Black men to combat the negative images portrayed in the media.  Rodney recently left his library director position to dedicate himself to making his dream a reality.   During this webinar, he will also provide us with a demonstration on all the features of the archive and how libraries and archives can use this material for instruction and DEI related activities.  Come with your questions and suggestions on how to support Rodney's work.  

Rodney Freeman is a librarian, archivist who believes the practice of preserving your stories and memories is essential.  Rodney presents on a range of topics from diverse library leadership, digital collections, and programming while also presenting issues surrounding digital preservation and 3D modeling. In 2018, Rodney developed a platform called The Black Male Archives. 

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Sponsored by ASERL

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 / 2:30pm to 3:30pm

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network and the LA Board of Regents were recently awarded two grants to address the affordability of dual enrollment general education courses in Louisiana. Please join LOUIS and a panel of librarians and faculty involved in the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Program and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. In this panel discussion, we will touch on the goals, implementation, and expected impact of these programs. The panelists will discuss their motivation for participation, the campus needs that they hope to address, and the experience thus far.

Register for this event. 

Sponsored by LOUIS

Sun, Oct 3, 2021 / 2:00am to 3:00am

Ex Libris will be performing maintenance on our I-Share Alma and Primo VE environments to apply the latest release.

This upgrade will occur between 2:00am-3:00am Central.  Access to your environment may be unavailable during the time of installation.

Update schedule
Alma Release Notes
Primo VE Release Notes
Ex Libris System Status Page - CARLI I-Share Environments are on ALMA NA06 and PRIMO VE NA06

Wed, Oct 6, 2021 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time. In this 2-part series, you will learn about 3D Printing and develop an understanding for how the technologies can be implemented in the Academic Library.

Register for Part 1 - October 6, 2:00 p.m. CST: Learn about the hardware and software that drives 3D Printing, see a live demo, and learn about what technologies are currently available. 

Register for Part 2 - October 20, 2:00 p.m. CST: Learn about the role of 3D Printing in the Academic Library, see examples from across the nation, and learn tips for how to implement your own 3D Printing service.

Elisandro Cabada

Elisandro Cabada is an Assistant Professor and the Medical and Bioengineering Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he provides emerging technology services to support higher education. His research interests include studying the barriers to access, pedagogical affordances, and application of emerging and immersive technologies in research and instruction. Elisandro is a recipient of the 2021 Best Emerging Technology Award, awarded by the ALA RUSA Emerging Technologies Section.

Sponsored by CARLI.


Thu, Oct 7, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm