Thu, Mar 14, 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, Mar 14, 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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Fri, Mar 15, 2024 / 10:00am to 11:00am

When we think about library advocacy work, we often think about issues impacting libraries; but what about library workers? Why is library advocacy work important now? This panel discussion brings together library workers (academic, public, and school) who are advocating for libraries in different ways. The discussion will focus on how library workers can advocate on issues impacting the profession and our communities. We need to talk and think about strategy and how we come together to communicate our issues, identify solutions, and partner with our communities. Join us for this discussion!


Dr. Tiffeni Fontno, Director, Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University, TN
Lance Werner, Executive Director, Kent District Library, MI
Amanda Jones, School Librarian, Livingston Parish, LA


Dr. Ray Pun, Academic & Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education
Elaina Norlin, Professional Development, ASERL

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Sponsored by ASERL

Tue, Mar 19, 2024 / 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Join us for an enriching session on leveraging NoveList Plus to find diverse and inclusive titles for your readers' advisory toolkit. In this training, we'll explore advanced search strategies tailored to unearth books that celebrate a wide range of cultures, perspectives, and voices. 

Learn how to navigate NoveList Plus to recommend literature that reflects the diversity of your community and engages readers from all walks of life. 

This session will equip you with the skills to enhance your readers' advisory services with a rich tapestry of stories. Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your literary horizons and connect readers with books that resonate with their unique experiences.

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Sponsored by NC LIVE

Wed, Mar 20, 2024 / 10:00am to 11:00am
Wed, Mar 20, 2024 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Host: Lisa Jones, EBSCO Trainer (

Learn about EBSCO Experience Manager and EBSCOadmin
These two administrative tools manage interface and searching customizations, profile creation, authentication, reporting and more for most of your EBSCO resources. Learn how to access and navigate these sites along with the key areas of control within each area to include new EBSCOhost customizations.

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Meeting will be recorded.

Additional information:
Need your new EBSCOhost user interface preview link? Ask EBSCO's support team by opening a case in EBSCO Connect call (800) 758-5995.

New EBSCOhost Interface Transition Center Information

EBSCO Experience Manager account creation and FAQ

Check your Preferred Authentication settings in EBSCOadmin to ensure the new user interfaces use your authentication method(s).

Review additional help documents, videos and new UI roadmap information on

Wed, Mar 20, 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.

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Meeting ID: 842 4596 7645
Password: 271282

Thu, Mar 21, 2024 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join CARLI as we discuss a distributed shared print journal storage solution from the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST). The webinar will be presented by Alison Wohlers, Manager Shared Print Programs, California Digital Library. There is no cost to attend this Zoom webinar.

This event will be recorded.

Registration is required.


  • What is WEST?
    • WEST by the Numbers
    • What the Trust provides
    • What’s happening in 2024-2025
    • Membership and Cost-share
  • CARLI Member Questions


Alison Wohlers is the Shared Print Program Manager at the California Digital Library. As such, she leads collaborative print management efforts in the UC Libraries system and the Western Regional Storage Trust. Alison is also involved in the leadership of national shared print federations and initiatives as a

  • continuing member and past chair of the Partnership for Shared Book Collections Operations Committee
  • continuing member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance Operations Committee
  • co-coordinator of the CDL, CRL and HathiTrust Collaboration for Shared Print 


The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is a distributed shared print journal archiving program founded in 2010 and hosted by the California Digital Library at the University of California. WEST members collaborate to collectively preserve and provide continued access to print collections in the long-term. This work is rooted in data-driven decision-making and sustainable practices that leverage group action to augment local capacity for strategic collection management and development.

WEST Mission and Vision

Value of WEST Infographic

Example Membership Agreement

Mon, Mar 25, 2024 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

As a follow up to the popular series "Why I Left the Profession -- DEI Perspective," "Why Do I Stay -- The DEI Perspective" series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of many obstacles and challenges. This series was inspired by the wonderful Kenya Flash who passed away last year after a short illness.  


April M. Hathcock is the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy and Faculty Affairs Coordinator at New York University Libraries on Manhattan, an ancestral island of the Lenni Lenape. 

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS earned her MSLS from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. Her research interests include professionalism, ethics, racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, and the role of communities of practice in practical academic librarianship. She is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations (ACRL 2016) and author of two annotated bibliographies. In her daily and long-term work, Kendrick has transformed library programs, services, and culture via creativity, leadership, and advocacy. She is committed to centering well-being, creativity, and empathy in the workplace and promoting career clarity and rejuvenation to workers. In 2019, Kendrick was named the Association of College and Research Libraries Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.

Scott A. Hughes is the Director of Libraries for Goodwin University and the University of Bridgeport. His previous professional experience includes positions as Senior Librarian for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; City Librarian for the Bridgeport Public Library; Director for the Trenton Free Public Library; Executive Director for the Geneva Free Library; and Library Development Specialist and Regional Consultant for the New York State Library.

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Sponsored by ASERL

Wed, Mar 27, 2024 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

How are libraries still doing the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) across their systems with or without dedicated staff? This three-part series brings professionals from all levels and types of libraries together to discuss how the work of DEIA is going and ongoing considering the Supreme Court’s overturning of Affirmative Action, state budgets defunding DEIA initiatives, the disappearance of “diversity roles” after three years of prolific hiring to these strategic roles only to see resignations and firing of DEIA organizational leaders from these same roles. We’ll discuss if libraries have moved the needle towards becoming inclusive libraries and what should be the priorities for libraries going forward. Panelists will share their experiences, progress, challenges, and changes in doing the work of DEIA in their respective libraries.


Eric Glenn, the inaugural Director of Belonging, Engagement, and Organization Development for Virginia Tech's university libraries and President of the Black Caucus, earned a B.S. in Neuroscience on an athletic scholarship at King University. At Virginia Tech, he pursued a master's in Counselor Education while working part-time as a researcher at the VT Psych Lab and Transportation Institute. 

Catalina Piatt-Esguerra is the Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility at the University of Virginia Library. She serves as member of the Library’s Senior Leadership Team. She directs the implementation of the Library’s Inclusive Excellence Plan, tracking outcomes and accountability, collecting relevant data, and partners across all of the Library’s divisions to support the execution of this plan. 

Kimanthi Warren is Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Organizational Development and Inclusion. She has over 25 years of experience in multiple facets of higher education, staff management/training, community engagement, and youth mentorship. 

Register to attend live. This session will not be recorded.

Sponsored by ASERL