Thu, Apr 6, 2023 / 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have questions about the Illinois Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources (SCOERs) grant? Do you need help filling out your application for Round 3 of the subawards? Or did you already receive a subaward and need guidance creating your OER or ancillary materials?

Please join us as our weekly Office Hour. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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Mon, Apr 10, 2023 / 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Google Voice can be used as an alternative to a traditional desk phone and/or your personal mobile number.  Come to this session for an introduction to Google Voice.

Presenter: Olivia Morris

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Sponsored by Metronet

Tue, Apr 11, 2023 / 12:00pm to 1:30pm

CARLI is pleased to offer a course with Acting Head of Scholarly Commons and Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Sara Benson. This course is designed for the Illinois SCOERs grantees and is open to all CARLI members. In creating Open Educational Resources you might find that you need to use an article or image that has traditional copyright. If you must use a copyright protected item, learn about how to conduct a fair use analysis and, in the alternative, how to ask for permission to use a copyright protected item in your work.

If you are interested in attending, please pre-register for the event.

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Tue, Apr 11, 2023 / 12:30pm to 1:30pm

If you’re newer to your position in interlibrary loan, or you have years of experience and would like a refresher, this session is for you.  Join Jenny Rosenfeld from the OCLC Resource Sharing Team on an overview of OCLC resource sharing services. She’ll guide you through a number of the features, some of them newer, that will help you speed fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests to save time for you and your library users.  

She’ll also cover these specific topics:

  • How to set up Local Holdings information and knowledge base information
  • ILL workflows using Automated Request Manager
  • How to tell reciprocal agreements from the Lending Request screens
  • How to input call numbers into the Lending Request Screens
  • How to use Off-System Requesting


Jenny Rosenfeld is a Senior Product Analyst for resource sharing at OCLC. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University and 12 years of experience working in academic and public libraries. She brings practitioner experience to the product development process—designing innovative workflow solutions for libraries.

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Sponsored by FLVC

Tue, Apr 11, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In our work, most of us have created content for a presentation, but have you taken the steps to ensure the content that you share is accessible to the widest audience possible? This presentation will give you the tools to begin. After a general overview on digital accessibility, we will delve into the nitty gritty of creating accessible slide presentations. The presenter will demonstrate how to create accessible presentations using Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint. We will cover layout options, titles, contrast ratio, colors and fonts, link text and alternative text, animations, speakers notes, and tools for checking accessibility.

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Sponsored by Minnesota Libraries

Tue, Apr 11, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This demonstration and talk will present two products developed as digital twins of nature using geospatial datasets, visualized in an immersive augmented reality application, The AR Perpetual Garden App, and a virtual reality application, The Virtual UCF Arboretum. Both have been used in IRB approved research studies on learning outcomes that have shown learning gains up to 40% but were no different than a booklet. Many important emotions were found to be strongly, positively, and significantly correlated to learning gains, increasing engagement, motivation, and possibly long-term retention.  The design process, development, and evaluation of the learning outcomes will be covered. This talk may be of interest to anyone who wishes to construct effective immersive informal learning applications of the natural world for communication, learning, and engagement. 

Maria C. R. Harrington Ph.D. is an American information scientist and artist. She is an Associate Professor of Digital Media, in the Games and Interactive Media Program, Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida.

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Sponsored by ASERL

Wed, Apr 12, 2023 / 10:00am to 11:00am

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Wed, Apr 12, 2023 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

Monthly meeting of the CARLI Discovery Primo VE Committee. Held the second Wednesday of each month at 11am.

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Wed, Apr 12, 2023 / 11:30am to 12:30pm

Providing the right kind of storage with the right number of copies for your digital files can make the difference between losing and saving your organization's digital cultural heritage. If you are completely new to digital preservation storage, or simply need a refresher or tips for how to work with your IT department, this webinar will help you improve storage at your institution. The instructor will cover requirements for storage environments as well as several affordable and scalable options to meet small and mid-size organizations' needs for storage.

The BLC is proud to partner with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) for this series of five virtual programs on digital preservation practices. 

Presenter: Tara Puyat, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC 

From her office near Eugene, Oregon, Tara Puyat provides consultations, training programs, assessments, and disaster assistance to a variety of cultural heritage organizations nationwide, with a focus on the western United States. In 2022, Tara presented or co-presented webinars on collections security, audiovisual collections, emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, and renovation and moving projects as well as NEDCC’s popular Preservation 101 web course. 

Prior to her tenure at NEDCC, Tara worked in museums with cultural and natural history collections in Oregon and Alaska. She most recently served as Collections Manager at the Lane County History Museum in Eugene, OR, where her work included environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, cataloging, and artifact housing initiatives. Tara holds an MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University in the UK as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and an MA in Musicology from the University of Oregon.

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Wed, Apr 12, 2023 / 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Start With Students: A Virtual Chat with the Executive Director of Project Information Literacy, Dr. Alison Head.

Date: 12-1 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2023


The CARLI Instruction Committee in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign would like to invite you to a Zoom virtual chat with Dr. Alison Head, Executive Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL).

Centering around the question “Why do most students use campus libraries, but far fewer turn to librarians for help?,” Dr. Head will lead an engaging discussion highlighting major findings from PIL’s twelve studies about student research for courses and everyday life. These findings will highlight what students can teach us about their information habits and strategies. PIL’s model for the undergraduate research process as a tool for building student success and use of library services will be discussed as well. Dr. Head will draw from the 2022 report “The Project Information Literacy Retrospective: Insights from more than a decade of information literacy research, 2008-2022” to frame the discussion on how PIL’s empirical research findings can inform information literacy and library practice.