Events

Thu, Jun 13, 2024 / 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, Jun 13, 2024 / 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, Jun 13, 2024 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

CARLI is offering libraries the opportunity to learn more about Alma and Primo VE with monthly 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:   815 5698 7672
Password:     200726

To connect to the Office Hours webinar via phone:

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 868 6323 9304
Password: 480414

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Thu, Jun 13, 2024 / 3:00pm to 5:00pm

These optional sessions are intended for the 2024 New I-Share Libraries: CCC, CLC, CTS, ECC, PSC
Please only register if you are at one of those 5 institutions.
(If spaces remain, we will open registration to staff at current I-Share institutions; please wait for that announcement.)

To Register: Use the "Register" tab at the top of this page.

The same content is presented 4 times. You do not need to register for more than one session, unless you want to repeat the training.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm (Session 1)
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Session 2)
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Session 3 - this session)
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm (Session 4)

Planned topics:

  • Logging in and Retrieving Requests
  • Processing Requests that Can Be Filled
  • Processing Requests that Need Additional Attention
  • Processing Requests that Cannot be Filled
  • Preparing Filled Request for Sending
  • Route Items in for the Hold Shelf
  • Charging Materials from the Hold Shelf to the Patron
  • Return Items to Item's Home Library
  • Route Items in to "Return Home"
  • Determining the current status of your patron's request
  • Staff Workflow for Placing Requests on Behalf of a Patron
  • Best Practices: Alma Hold Shelf Maintenance
  • Best Practices: Handling Local/AFN Requests When Library is Closed

We plan for these sessions to be "hands on" with examples provided to attendees so they can follow along.
If the Alma Sandboxes are too slow for this in real-time (we will find out!), attendees will be asked to watch during the session, and will be provided with a recording of the session to do the examples on their own time (contacting CARLI staff with questions).

Fri, Jun 14, 2024 / 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fri, Jun 14, 2024 / 11:00am to 1:00pm

These optional sessions are intended for the 2024 New I-Share Libraries: CCC, CLC, CTS, ECC, PSC
Please only register if you are at one of those 5 institutions.
(If spaces remain, we will open registration to staff at current I-Share institutions; please wait for that announcement.)

To Register: Use the "Register" tab at the top of this page.

The same content is presented 4 times. You do not need to register for more than one session, unless you want to repeat the training.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm (Session 1)
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Session 2)
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Session 3)
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm (Session 4 - this session)

Planned topics:

  • Logging in and Retrieving Requests
  • Processing Requests that Can Be Filled
  • Processing Requests that Need Additional Attention
  • Processing Requests that Cannot be Filled
  • Preparing Filled Request for Sending
  • Route Items in for the Hold Shelf
  • Charging Materials from the Hold Shelf to the Patron
  • Return Items to Item's Home Library
  • Route Items in to "Return Home"
  • Determining the current status of your patron's request
  • Staff Workflow for Placing Requests on Behalf of a Patron
  • Best Practices: Alma Hold Shelf Maintenance
  • Best Practices: Handling Local/AFN Requests When Library is Closed

We plan for these sessions to be "hands on" with examples provided to attendees so they can follow along.
If the Alma Sandboxes are too slow for this in real-time (we will find out!), attendees will be asked to watch during the session, and will be provided with a recording of the session to do the examples on their own time (contacting CARLI staff with questions).

Tue, Jun 18, 2024 / 9:00am to 3:00pm

Please share this message with anyone in your institution who may be interested in participating.

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 12th annual Instruction Showcase, to be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, June 18th.

CARLI members and Illinois LIS students are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and are encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee's theme this year: New Directions and New Users.

Proposals can be for a 5 minute lightning talk with 5 minute q&a, 20 minute presentation including q&a, or a 20 minute presentation AND 20 minute guided participant workshop.

To submit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CARLI-InstructionShowcase2024


Submission Timeline

  • Proposals due Friday, March 8th by 5pm Central Time
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee week of March 28th
  • Submitters will be notified by April 5th.

The committee is seeking proposals for topics in the following areas:

  • New Directions in Technology
  • Lesson Plans for New Users
  • Case Studies of New Collaborations

All proposals should be a maximum of 250 words. Proposers may submit supplementary materials such as associated links or resources.

Proposers will also be asked to indicate their preferred length of time for their presentation:

  • 5 minute lightning talk with 5 minute q&a
  • 20 minute presentation including q&a
  • 20 minute presentation AND 20 minute minute guided participant workshop on their proposed topic

New Directions in Technology
Presenters are invited to share a new use of technology in library instruction. The definition of “technology” is broad, and can include as examples a particular tool used in the classroom, online course or a digital learning object, or incorporating AI into library instruction.

Proposals should include the tool being used, how it was applied to instruction, and successes or challenges experienced while teaching. The proposal can include elements such as connections to the ACRL Framework or other pedagogical theories.

Lesson Plans for New Users
Tell us about a lesson plan you made for a population that is new, either because of shifting demographics or a new opportunity for engagement with a student population. Examples of “new” users could include student populations such as dual-credit, continuing education, trade schools, and English Learners. You might also focus on a new class offering, new student population, or users often not represented in presentations at other library conferences.

Proposals should include an overview of the lesson plan or learning activity and describe the target population. The proposal should include a lesson plan (template available), which includes elements such as learning objectives, intended audience, materials used, activities, assessment of student learning, and connections to the ACRL Framework or other pedagogical theories.

Case Studies of New Collaborations
Collaboration is key to developing successful library instruction sessions and programs. Presenters are invited to share a case study on how they fostered a partnership with students, faculty, academic units, or library colleagues, etc. beyond the scope of a single classroom instruction session. The focus should be on the full process of the collaboration, from start to finish.

Proposals should include the origin of the partnership, goals of the partnership, the outcome, what attendees can learn, and potential future directions.


Please send any questions to

Wed, Jun 19, 2024 / 12:00am to 11:45pm
Wed, Jun 19, 2024 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Do you have questions about the Illinois Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources grant (SCOERs) or the OER funding from the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library? Do you need help filling out your application for the Illinois State Library grants? Or did you already receive a subaward and need guidance creating your OER or ancillary materials?  

If so please feel free to join us with all your OER related questions. Registration is not required.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84245967645?pwd=VkVQeGRQQVIvdXA2dWg4Umx4UU5rQT09

Meeting ID: 842 4596 7645
Password: 271282

Thu, Jun 20, 2024 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Gather with CARLI staff and your technical services colleagues across the consortium to discuss technical services topics, from acquisitions and cataloging workflows for physical resources to electronic resources management. Sessions may include how-to presentations, discussions of consortial practices, and opportunities for everyone to ask and answer questions on different issues.

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