Thu, Apr 20, 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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Fri, Apr 21, 2023 / 9:00am to 10:00am

Join FLVC Library Services and Florida Southwestern State College for the OER Virtual Institute for Cardiovascular Technology! Faculty, instructional designers, staff, and others interested in open educational resources for healthcare technology will find this monthly, eight session course valuable.

Specific goals of the Institute are to introduce faculty/staff to:

  1. OER (open educational resources) and licensing practices
  2. Identifying adequate OER
  3. Creating and publishing OER
  4. Implementing practices of H5P with OER for course delivery and design

Participants will create/produce a chapter/section of an OER in cardiovascular technology to use in their professional setting. 

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Sponsored by FLVC

Tue, Apr 25, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

When you use open pedagogy in your classroom, you are inviting students to be part of the teaching process, participating in the co-creation of knowledge. In this online workshop, you will learn the definition and context of Open Pedagogy, view innovative examples being applied in a variety of subjects and formats, and work with other attendees to create an assignment that you can use in your own class. 

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Sponsored by the CARLI OER Committee

Tue, Apr 25, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Recruitment of diverse library candidates is often a stated goal and priority for many libraries and archives. One way academic libraries attempt to meet this goal is by creating diversity resident librarian positions. These diversity library residencies are temporary, entry-level professional positions that are designed to introduce a new professionals from underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds to the landscape of working in academic libraries. While it is clear that these diversity residencies help academic libraries meet their recruitment goals, what is less clear in diversity residencies are frameworks that support diversity residents themselves and to help ensure their retention and advancement in the profession.

In this session, members of the ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG) Subgroup on Diversity Residencies will illustrate the process of creating the Diversity Residency Toolkit. Designed to be used by both hosting institutions and resident librarians, the toolkit contains both guidelines and assessment tools to help ensure the residency supports the resident’s professional goals and personal growth. The authors’ approach to developing the toolkit is rooted in our personal experiences as former or current resident librarians as well as the body of research on library diversity residencies, both of which informed the creation of a Resident Centered Framework (RCF). We argue that utilizing the RCF to formalize and support the residency is the most effective approach to contributing to retention of library professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Sponsored by ASERL

Wed, Apr 26, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee meets monthly.

This virtual meeting is held via Zoom / Conference Call.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2023 / 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Gather with CARLI staff and your technical services colleagues to discuss Alma technical services topics, from acquisitions and cataloging workflows for physical resources to electronic resources management. Each session will include how-to presentations, discussion of consortial practices, and opportunities for questions and answers from CARLI and colleagues alike.

In April and May, we will focus on acquisitions topics, especially concentrating on discussions of workflows described in Ex Libris' Implementing Acquisitions in Alma training series. Additional acquisitions topics may include Fiscal Period Rollover, and workflows for different types of orders and vendors.

Thu, Apr 27, 2023 / 9:30am to 11:00am
Thu, Apr 27, 2023 / 9:30am to 11:00am

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Thu, Apr 27, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

As a follow up to popular series "Why I Left the Profession -- DEI Perspective," "Why Do I Stay -- The DEI Perspective II" series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of many obstacles and challenges.  Facilitated by Twanna Hodge, we are honoring Kenya Flash as our inspiration.

Sample questions include: 

Why do I stay in the librarian profession?  What advice do you have for newer BIPOC librarians who are contemplating leaving?  How do I deal with adversity and setbacks?  What do you feel has changed in the profession over the years in terms of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and what proactive steps are needed for the future?


Silvia Vong (she/her) is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly, Research, and Creative Activities at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Ontario. She has been in the profession for over a decade in various roles with increasing responsibilities. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at OISE at the University of Toronto where she is studying the impact of neoliberal conventions on equity and anti-racism work in Canadian universities.

Isabel Espinal has been at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1998, after working in public libraries in Connecticut. She has a PhD and MLIS and is currently an Academic Engagement librarian for African Studies, Afro American Studies, Latin American, Caribbean & Latinx Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. 

Nichelle Hayes (MPA, MLS) is the BCALA president (2022-2024). She leads the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at the Indianapolis Public Library. Hayes graduated from Indiana University’s School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) with her MLS. She began her library career as a library media specialist at an Elementary School in Indianapolis. 

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Sponsored by ASERL

Thu, Apr 27, 2023 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Members of the CARLI Collection Management Committee and your CARLI Colleagues to share ideas, experiences, and tools you are using to build diverse and inclusive collections in your libraries. The Committee welcomes questions, workflows, research, and other ideas that you are using to develop greater diversity and inclusion in your print and digital collections.

This event will not be recorded to encourage conversation.

Registration: Please register using the register tab above.

Registration deadline: April 26, 2023

Connection information will be shared with registrants on Wednesday, April 26.