Fri, May 19, 2023 / 11:30am to 1:00pm

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 5, 12, 19 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 22, 2023 / 1:00pm to 2:30pm

CARLI is pleased to offer a course on accessibility with Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ann will discuss what accessibility is and why it is important for the creation of Open Educational Resources. This workshop is part of a series of workshops designed for the awardees of the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants and is open to all CARLI members. Please join us to learn more!


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


If you have any further questions you can email CARLI Support.

Wed, May 24, 2023 / 12:00am to 11:45pm

The program is geared towards new directors (typically in their role 3 or less years) but all directors at CARLI member libraries are welcome to attend. Seats at this in-person event are limited.

Meeting Location: This event will be held at the newly relocated CARLI Office located within the Illinois Heartland Library System building, 1704 Interstate Drive, Champaign, IL 61822. Parking is free.

Meals and overnight lodging will be included at no cost to attendees.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

9 a.m. Welcome from the University of Illinois System Office
  • Nicholas P. Jones, PhD, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois System
  • Sarah M. Zehr Gantz, PhD, Senior Assistant Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Policies Office of the Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs University of Illinois System
9:15 a.m. Welcome and introductions: Anne Craig, Senior Director, CARLI
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. CARLI Services Overview presented by CARLI Staff
11 a.m.  Library Building and Remodeling presented by Fred Schlipf, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Noon Lunch - provided by CARLI
1 p.m. Library Storytelling with Data: Argument, Evidence, and Emotion presented by Kate McDowell, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
3 p.m. Write your own elevator speech
4 p.m. Break
6 p.m. Dinner provided by CARLI
Drive yourselves or carpool

    Thursday, May 25, 2023

    9 a.m. Onboarding presented by Benjamin Mead-Harvey, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    10 a.m. Break
    10:30 a.m. Directors’ Panel: Your Questions and Their Reflections
    Noon Lunch provided by CARLI
    1 p.m. Illinois State Library: Grant Opportunities for Academic Libraries presented by Karen Egan, Associate Director, Illinois State Library
    1:45 p.m. Leave for Grainger Engineering Library
    2 p.m. Meet in Grainger Library lobby for tour by Alex Cabada
    Thu, May 25, 2023 / 9:30am to 11:00am
    Thu, May 25, 2023 / 9:30am to 11:00am

    Zoom Details:
    Meeting URL:

    Meeting ID: 841 3837 4979
    Password: 538731

    Thu, May 25, 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.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 842 4596 7645
    Password: 271282

    Mon, May 29, 2023 / 12:00am to 11:45pm
    Wed, May 31, 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, Jun 1, 2023 / 10:00am 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 11th annual Instruction Showcase, to be held virtually on Thursday, June 1st. 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: Re-examining Instruction.

    Submission Timeline

    The committee is seeking proposals for three possible session types: Lesson Plan Presentations, Tech It Out Demos, and Learning Objects Lightning Round.

    Lesson Plan Presentations
    15 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A
    Lesson plans related to the theme might include how you have re-imagined lesson plans since COVID disruptions have slowed down, your process to re-examine and find new approaches to a topic you teach, or instructional methods that are more sustainable in terms of staff time and effort.

    Proposals should outline an instruction session activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation (approx. 100 words).

    Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. A template is available here, but feel free to use your preferred format.

    All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable frame(s) from the Framework for Information Literacy. Previous recordings of Lesson Plan Presentations can be viewed here.

    Tech it Out Demos (Teaching Tool Demonstration)
    15 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A
    Presenters are invited to deliver brief demos of technology used for library instruction or to put pedagogical theories into practice (either new tools or innovative uses of established ones). These demonstrations are geared towards fellow instructors who may adopt the tools discussed, but can include examples of how they would be implemented in a classroom setting.

    Proposals should include the tool(s) being used, the instruction applications, and a brief (approx. 100 words) description of what will be shown in the demo. Previous recordings of Tech It Out Presentations can be viewed here.

    Learning Objects Lightning Round (Digital Instruction Objects Showcase)
    5 min presentation + Asynchronous material share + synchronous Q&A
    Rather than traditional poster presentations, presenters are invited to share digital learning objects (such as LibGuides, tutorials, modules, websites, instructional videos, etc.) that apply instructional theories into practice or provide new approaches to self-guided learning. If you aren’t sure if your material applies, please don’t hesitate to reach out before proposing.

    Proposals should include an accessible link to your material and a brief (approx. 100 words) description contextualizing its application for viewers. If your example is not open to the public, please plan to do an unnarrated 2-3 minute length screen recording prior to the event to be shared with showcase attendees. At the event, presenters will have 5 minutes to briefly share their object followed by a Q+A period for participants to gain more insight into the projects. Links to the objects will be included in the showcase website following the event.

    Please feel free to review the previous Showcase agendas and presentations.

    If you have any questions about this program, please contact .

    Sun, Jun 4, 2023 / 2:00am to 3:00am

    Ex Libris will be performing maintenance on our I-Share Alma and Primo VE environments to apply the latest release.

    This upgrade will occur between 2:00 am-3:00 am Central.  Access to your environment may be unavailable during the time of installation.

    Release and Maintenance Schedule
    Alma Release Notes
    Primo VE Release Notes
    Ex Libris System Status Page - CARLI I-Share Environments are on ALMA NA06 and PRIMO VE NA06