CARLI Director Resources

Directors at CARLI Member libraries face unique responsibilities and challenges. In order to support this unique role in the library, CARLI is hosting webinars, New Directors' Institutes and identifying resources intended for those in the leadership position within their organizations. If you have additional suggestions about topics or resources that would be helpful to you, please email us at .

Director Webinars

Project Outcome Toolkit

July 19, 2019
Presented by Sara Goek, ACRL Program Manager. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas.  The survey topics cover: Instruction, Events/Programs, Research, Teaching Support, Digital & Special Collections, Space, and Library Technology. The toolkit provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure outcomes and use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.

User Studies, Privacy, and IRB

June 12, 2019
Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, author of Privacy in User Research, and faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Lisa provides guidance on thinking through issues related to privacy and other ethical considerations in user research, including library assessment and learning analytics, and navigating IRB, human subjects, and other institutional requirements for your projects.

CARLI iSchool Career Fair

The Career Fair is a result of CARLI’s partnership with the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information about the Career Fair and how to register, visit the event page. 

NC Live Web Services webinar

April 18, 2019
Presented by Robb Ross and Luke Aeschelman, NC Live
Description: Are you unhappy with your library’s website? Would you like to provide your patrons a more modern, user-friendly online experience? Through a partnership with NC LIVE, North Carolina’s library consortium, CARLI is excited to offer an easy to implement, low-cost website service to CARLI member libraries.

Current Copyright Issues, 2018

November 1, 2018
Presented by Carrie Russell, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, Director, Program on Public Access to Information.

Current Copyright Issues, 2018

September 20, 2018
Presented by Carrie Russell, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, Director, Program on Public Access to Information.

Demystifying the Process: Getting Your Article Published

October 17, 2017
Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lisa is currently the editor of Library Trends and the eContent Column in EDUCAUSE Magazine.

Linking Academic Libraries with Student Success: the Environment, the Status Quo, & the Way Forward

June 13, 2017
Presented by Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor, iSchool, Syracuse University

Is That OER? Making Sense of the Current Textbook Affordability Landscape

February 17, 2017
Presented by Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University Libraries

Presentations and materials from the 2017 CARLI New Directors Institute

Responsibilities of CARLI Directors

Accreditation and Recognition, Dennis Krieb, Lewis and Clark Community College

Continuous Quality Improvement, Spencer Brayton, Blackburn College

Minute to Win It, Spencer Brayton, Blackburn College

Networking in a Digital Environment, Spencer Brayton, Blackburn College

CARLI: An Overview, Anne Craig, CARLI

Institute Agenda

Selected Resources

Library organizations

American Library Association (ALA)

Illinois Library Association (ILA)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Collection Development Policy

Horava, Tony; Levine-Clark, Michael. 2016. “Current Trends in Collection Development Practices and Policies.” 2016.  Collection Building 35, 4: 97-102.

Clement, Susanne K., and Jennifer M. Foy. 2010. Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.                   

Collection Budgeting/Allocation

Catalano, Amy J.; Caniano, William T. “Book Allocations in a University Library: An Evaluation of Multiple Formulas.”  Collection Management, 2013, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p192-212.

Lyons, Lucy Eleonore,, and John Blosser, 2012. "An Analysis and Allocation System for Library Collections Budgets: The Comprehensive Allocation Process (CAP)." Journal of Academic Librarianship 38, no. 5: 294-310.

Bourgeois, Eugene, Paul N. Cohen, and Julio Dix. 1998. "Faculty-determined allocation formula at Southwest Texas State University." Collection Management 23, no. 1/2: 113-123.

Packer, Donna. 1988. "Acquisitions allocations: equity, politics, and formulas." Journal of Academic Librarianship 14, 276-286.

Grants and Services for Libraries

Illinois State Library: great source of information about grants and services for libraries; also if you want to review grants, volunteer!

Institute of Museum and Library Services: great source of federal competitive grants; also if you want to review grants, volunteer!

Capitol Fax: up-to-date DAILY info about what’s going on with the state budget

Predatory Publishing

Chronicle of Higher Education article – Q&A with Jeffrey Beall

Scholarly Communications/Open Access


Saint Xavier Scholarly Communications

Directory of Open Access Journals 

CARLI Scholarly Communication Resources


Tracy, Carla. 2011. “On Mistakenly Shredding a Prized Collection.” Chronicle of Higher Education. 25 July 2011.

CARLI webinar series on Weeding:
First webinar is An Overview of Weeding.  Second webinar is on communication – articles are cited within Chad Buckley’s presentation regarding communication.  Third webinar is on relocating collections – both special collections and reference collections.

Library Space/Campus Space

Anderson, Rick. 2014. “Battle Over Library Spaces, Part 1: Saying Yes and Saying No.” Library Journal. 27 March 2014.

Anderson, Rick. 2014. “The Battle over Library Spaces. Pt. 2: Being a Host with the Most.” Library Journal. May 2014.

Course Support

Example Textbook Lending:
Chang, Amy and Judy Garrison. 2011.“Textbook Lending Service : Providing a Service Students Need When They Need It.” College & Research Library News 72, no. 9: 527-530.

Example of Library Resources within a Course Management System.:
Jeffryes, Jon, Kate Peterson, Stephanie Crowe, Elizabeth Fine, and Elena Carrillo. 2011. "Integration Innovation: Launching the Library into a Course Management System." Journal of Library Innovation 2, no. 1: 20-34. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text, EBSCOhost.

Open Educational Resources

Open Textbook Network

Educause / Open Educational Resources



“Understanding OCLC Services in the State of Illinois”

Digital Collections

CARLI Digital Collections Resources: The CARLI Committee tasked with working with CONTENTdm has created a wealth of resources to “assist CARLI members in developing and maintaining digital collections.”  The resources are not just on using the CONTENTdm software but also include information on all aspects of digitization.  



CARLI Preservation Resources

Digital Preservation

Library of Congress – Digital Preservation Outreach & Education

CARLI series of webinars on Digital Preservation

CARLI Instruction Resources

CARLI Resource Sharing Resources

Strategic Planning

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

2016 Top Trends in Academic Libraries

NMC Horizon Library Report for Academic Libraries


Libraries Count This site was created to help academic librarians collect and analyze data on library use and student success. The site mission is to provide a forum for questions, resources, and tools to be freely shared, tested, and improved upon so that we are better able to demonstrate library impact on student learning and success. 

“Thoughts from Carl Grant:” an irregularly published but very insightful blog from Carl Grant, Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and the Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Librarian.

“Ithaka S+R:” a blog that provides research and strategic guidance to help the academic community navigate economic and technological change