Tue, Dec 12, 2023 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee for a conversation focusing on the handling of lost & replacement fees and on potentially enlisting other institutions in the item recovery process.  

Questions for discussion include:

  • Do you have a replacement cost and how did you determine this cost?
  • Do you accept replacement copies and under what conditions?
  • Do you waive a replacement fee and if so, when and how much?
  • Do you enlist the patron’s home institution for help and if so, when?

Grab a beverage, bring your thoughts and feedback, and join us so we can learn together and support each other!

This discussion will not be recorded to encourage conversation.

Register using the link at the top of this page.

Tue, Dec 12, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Commercial Products Committee, held via Zoom.

Contact CARLI liaisons, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor or Jenny Taylor, for connection information.

Wed, Dec 13, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The CARLI OER Committee invites those at Illinois libraries to an informal discussion of Local OER Programming.

If you are working on local OER and affordable programs, please join and share your thoughts and experiences and learn from your Illinois library colleagues. 

This discussion is led by Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College. 

OER Community Chats are not recorded; however, discussion points will be shared afterwards. 

Pleaseregister to attend.

Wed, Dec 13, 2023 / 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 Dec. 13, 2023, 1:00-3:00 pm

Wed, Dec 13, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Monthly meeting for the Technical Services Committee.

Wed, Dec 13, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

From developing a research question to finding key articles for a literature, different AI tools can be used to make the process more efficient and effective.  Do you need seed articles for a research topic?  Do you want to make sure that none of your references have been retracted? Are you looking for a generative AI tool that will give you actual versus hallucinated citations? Let’s head into the winter break with new tools to play with. This interactive talk will allow participants time to follow along as we speed date our way to going beyond Chat GPT.


Denice Lewis started at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library in March 2019. She received her BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and graduated with her MLIS from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2019. In between Electrical Engineering and Library Science, Denice picked up an Associates in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).Denice’s research interests are the digital information literacy skills of incoming freshmen, mentoring for BIPOC early career librarians, as well as the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and information literacy.

Register to attend. 

Hosted by the ASERL Professional Development Committee

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 / 9:00am to 9:30am

CARLI is seeking member participation for the FY25 Ebook Program (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025).

This program is open to CARLI members.

Please email for the connection information.

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 / 9:30am to 11:00am

The CARLI OER Committee meets monthly.

This virtual meeting is held via Zoom / Conference Call.

Contact for attendance details.

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 / 10:00am to 11:30am

The CARLI Resource Sharing Committee meets monthly via Zoom. Contact Committee co-chairs or CARLI Office Staff with questions.

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Libraries win when we position ourselves as advocates and partners during vendor negotiations. This webinar provides a robust foundation in negotiation theory and practice for newcomers to library-vendor negotiations. In addition, the webinar equips veteran negotiators with fresh ideas and strategies for success.

The presenter will share key concepts, as well as practical techniques and real-world situations: how to negotiate as part of a library consortium, how to tailor your negotiation strategies to the vendor or the type of product or service, use data to make your case, create winning arguments, determine your priorities, know your own strengths and style as a negotiator, and think creatively to overcome stalemates and achieve win-win outcomes. This session will wrap up with hands-on exercises involving real-world negotiation scenarios.

While designed for library workers who participate in vendor negotiations, this session will share concepts and methods that benefit attendees across diverse professional contexts.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key negotiation concepts, strategies, and methods.
  • Identify common obstacles and opportunities during negotiations.
  • Recognize which negotiation techniques to use in a range of situations.
  • Apply concepts and methods learned to practical negotiation scenarios.

Register to attend.

Sponsored by Boston Library Consortium