Mon, May 8, 2023 / 12:30pm to 2:00pm

CARLI is pleased to offer a 3-week synchronous and asynchronous course on open educational resources. This virtual course includes material that was first shared with the CARLI membership during the Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainer workshops.

This course will be offered May 2023 with the live sessions on May 1, 8, 15 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. Attendees should plan to attend each live session.

The live sessions will include some presentations, but the aim of the course planners is that these will incorporate a flipped classroom model to build community among participants as all share and discuss the topics.

Technology used for live sessions: Zoom, ideally participants will be able to use video as well as audio.

Registration: More information on this course and instructions for registering can be found here.

If you have any questions, please send them to CARLI Support.

Mon, May 8, 2023 / 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This session is geared toward beginners who are just starting with VR Kits.

Presenter: Olivia Morris

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Sponsored by MN Libraries

Tue, May 9, 2023 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

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In this first of CARLI's two-part Shared Spaces Series, enjoy two separate presentations reflecting the experiences at three academic libraries.

“It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Creating Community in Shared Spaces at North Central College’s Oesterle Library” will be presented by Michelle Boule Smith, Director of Library Services at North Central College.

Zip up your cardigan, change out of your dress shoes, and discuss how to create a sense of community when multiple campus offices share one building with the library. This past year, North Central College’s Oesterle Library underwent a complete renovation. Library Services were moved to the lower level and we gained six new departments to our space. This atmosphere has rejuvenated not only the library, but the entire north end of campus. In this session, we will talk about how to navigate shared spaces, how to build a sense of community for the staff involved, how that momentum spills over to the student community, and how to capitalize on that renewed sense of belonging. It’s not always perfect, but the opportunities are worth the effort. You can’t pick your neighbors, but you can choose how you interact with them.

“Choosing Where to ‘Live’: Advocating for Library Neighbors” will be presented by Carolyn Ciesla, Library Director at the A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst University.

Sometimes we don’t always get to choose our neighbors, and that can be both good and bad. In this part of the session, Carolyn will talk about the tale of two academic libraries who weren’t able to choose where they lived, and the very different outcomes for both.


Michelle Boule Smith

Michelle Boule Smith is the Director of Library Services at North Central College in Naperville, IL and serves as adjunct faculty at University of Nebraska Omaha, teaching Digital Citizenship. She is a native Texan and has worn many hats in libraries in three different states and at different kinds of libraries. Michelle is passionate about the power of people and information to change the world. Michelle is a geek, thinks life too is too sad not to read books with happy endings, squeezes in time to write between all the other things, loves the mountains, drinks too much tea, and will never turn down the opportunity to debate Marvel vs DC. The answer is always Marvel.

Carolyn Ciesla

Carolyn Ciesla is the Library Director at the A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, IL. Her library career has spanned teen departments and newspaper archives. Originally from Arizona, she has lived in Chicago for over 15 years with her husband and daughter. In her freetime, she consumes all things horror, collects craft supplies she immediately forgets about, and really will start that haunted library podcast one day.


Tue, May 9, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The CARLI OER Committee invites CARLI members to a monthly informal discussion. This month’s conversation will focus on Creating Final OER Products.

Those working on local OER and affordable programs are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and experiences, and learn from their CARLI colleagues.

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Wed, May 10, 2023 / 10:00am to 11:00am

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Wed, May 10, 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, May 10, 2023 / 11:30am to 12:30pm

Making sure the stories of your oral history subjects will be available long into the future starts before you even press “record.” This session teaches participants about the technical considerations that go into making an oral history recording preservation-quality. This includes selecting the right equipment, capturing audio that is clear and with as few ambient noises as possible, and making sure your recordings are in file formats that support digital preservation.  The instructor will cover practical and achievable recommendations that meet different resource levels and budget needs so that both small and large organizations can improve the preservation quality of their oral history recordings.

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: Karl Fleck, Associate Audio Preservation Engineer, NEDCC 

Karl Fleck has worked in the field of audio engineering since 2011 and has extensive knowledge of audio mastering and recording techniques in both analog and digital formats. He has held positions in a variety of recording studios and performance venues in New York City, Boston, and throughout Michigan. Over the years, Karl has worked with a variety of clients from many styles of music including Greensky Bluegrass, Birdsong at Morning, and the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. At NEDCC, Karl’s passion for historical audio is central to his work. He is responsible for performing fully-attended transfers of obsolete magnetic audio tape, and assisting with traditional and optical-scanning methods for reformatting grooved media formats.

Karl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Recording Arts from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. In 2016, he earned a Masters of Music in Sound Recording Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  He is an active instructor, author, and musician, primarily enjoying the mandolin. Additionally, he is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), having presented his research, “Audio Mastering: An Investigation and Analysis of Contemporary Techniques” in May of 2016.

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Sponsored by BLC

Wed, May 10, 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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Thu, May 11, 2023 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Commercial Products Committee via Zoom.

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Thu, May 11, 2023 / 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.

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