Wed, Oct 13, 2021 / 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Naomi House, CEO of

During the last year and a half of living under COVID, have you found yourself evaluating your career path, where you work, whether you like it, if you feel supported, feel safe, or feel like you matter? And have your answers led you to begin reevaluating your priorities? A better work/life balance, perhaps? Flexible schedule, remote work options? A workplace culture of inclusion and collaboration? Perhaps you’ve considered whether you could live and work in another country, or branch off on your own and start your own business! Join Naomi House, CEO of the popular webzine and jobs list (formerly I Need a Library Job), as she discusses how the pandemic has affected what we consider desirable traits in our workplaces and jobs, and shares her experiences and tips for how and where to search for library-related jobs.

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Sponsored by Atla

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

How can information professionals use existing community structures outside of libraries to teach people information literacy and critical thinking skills? What does it look like to take our professional skills into spaces in our personal lives? In this session we'll explore how one librarian took information and news literacy workshops to local churches, helping them address misinformation and distrust within their communities. These workshops use existing structures in church congregations to provide space for people to learn information literacy skills as well as reflect on the ways their faith impacts their online habits.

Rachel Wightman is an academic librarian and a firm believer in connecting people to people and people to information. By day she is the Associate Director for Instruction and Outreach at Concordia University, St. Paul but during evenings and weekends, she has taken her passion for teaching to church congregations, offering workshops in news and information literacy.  

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Sponsored by Minnesota Libraries

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Presenter: David Hill, Professor and Head of the School of Architecture at NC State University

Libraries are important community hubs and one of the most essential public building types in the 21st century. This presentation offers a visual comparison of well-known historic and contemporary examples to illustrate how libraries have evolved over time, addressing social and technological changes. What lessons have designers learned from the past, and what innovations in library design are creating vital public places, strengthening communities, and offering new opportunities to learn?

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Sponsored by NC LIVE

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a panel discussion where librarians share their diverse perspectives on being the “only one” or “one of the few” BIPOC librarians in their library. 
These discussions will reveal their varied lived experiences while navigating in a predominantly white profession and predominantly white library institution.  
During this important talk, panel members will discuss what support, if any, they receive from leadership, navigating workplace politics, balancing diversity work within their traditional job duties and any advice they would give organizations for future DEI recruitment strategies.


  • Michael Fitts - Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Melinda M. Livas - Student Services Librarian, University of California, Davis
  • Fatoma Rad - Acquisitions Librarian, Farmingdale State College

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Sponsored by ASERL


Thu, Oct 14, 2021 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

CARLI is offering libraries the opportunity to learn more about Alma and Primo VE with bi-weekly Open Office Hours. Library staff may join the webinar to ask questions, raise concerns, and hear from CARLI staff and your I-Share library colleagues.

Session runs from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is not necessary. Session will be recorded.

To connect to the Office Hours webinar via a web browser:
Meeting URL:

Meeting ID:     862 6121 8231
Password:    575711

To connect to the Office Hours webinar via phone:
  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID:     862 6121 8231
Password:    575711

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Fri, Oct 15, 2021 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Who should attend/watch the recording?

  • If your institution does NOT allow local requesting (aka, does not allow your patrons to request your library’s materials), you do NOT need to attend this webinar.
  • If your institution does allow local requesting, those who are interested in knowing more about configuration settings in Alma that affect the ability of your patrons to request your library's materials may wish to attend the webinar/review the recording.
  • If your institution does allow local requesting, those at your institution who are responsible for Alma Fulfillment configuration will want to attend the webinar/review the recording.

When Alma is determining whether to send a request to an institution listed in the ROTA, Alma does two checks: a) the item is in an available status and that b) the item’s associated TOU permits requesting.
Unfortunately, Alma does those two checks separately: first a check for available, then a check for requestable. So, when an institution has multiple copies of a title, Alma does NOT make sure the SAME item is both requestable AND available.

  • For example, if a library has a physical copy of a title sitting on the shelf in Special Collections (available, but not requestable) and a circulating copy in Main Stacks that is currently not on shelf because it is missing/lost/charged (requestable, but not available), Alma will still send the request to this institution, and will “queue” the request to the requestable but not available copy (Main Stacks copy), even though other copies of the title are currently available in I-Share.

During the week of August 30, 2021, CARLI Office Staff reviewed the "Requestable for I-Share" Request rules in each institution’s fulfillment units, and will add an additional input parameter to prevent I-Share requests from queueing on non-available items.
At that time, we made no changes will be made to Request rules for local patrons, and no changes to Request rules that prevent I-Share patrons from placing requests.

  • When announcing the change, CARLI Staff also announced that we would hold a webinar in September to discuss how to make similar settings updates for local patrons; to have a little more time to prepare, the date was postponed to October.
    • This webinar is that webinar.
    • Why a webinar? The decisions that institutions would need to make for local patrons are more nuanced than the consortial settings for I-Share patrons.


Mon, Oct 18, 2021 / 10:30am to 12:00pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee meets monthly.

This virtual meeting is held via Zoom / Conference Call.

Tue, Oct 19, 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, October 19 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.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 / 9:00am to 10:30am

The CARLI Collection Management Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month.

This virtual meeting is held via Zoom / Conference Call.

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 / 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Monthly Committee meeting: Contact for attendance details.