August 13, 2018

CARLI staff are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the improved request functionality is now available in Production New VuFind!

August 10, 2018
By: Jessica Gibson

Save the Date: 2018 CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meeting

The 2018 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 2 at the I-Hotel Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. More information about these meetings will be available in late August.

July 30, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

This issue has been resolved as of July 24, 2018 9:32AM

New VuFind local catalogs and the All I-Share Libraries catalog are down, displaying an error message and searches are failing. VuFind 0.6 catalogs are not affected. CARLI staff are working to resolve the problem.

July 24, 2018

Annual Projects from CARLI Committees

We encourage you to take time to review the committee annual reports and projects for FY2018.

In addition to the committee's annual reports, the committees each work on a project that will be useful to the member libraries.

The projects for FY18 are:

June 28, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

CARLI is seeking sponsors for its Annual Meeting and the CARLI Annual Directors Meeting, both to be held November 2, 2018, in Champaign, Illinois.

Sponsorship of this or any CARLI event will in no way be an exchange for promise of current or future business or preferential treatment in procurement opportunities through CARLI. Sponsoring vendors will not receive a Federal Tax ID Number from CARLI for the purpose of a tax deduction.

June 11, 2018
By: Margaret Chambers

Jamie Nelson, DePaul University

It was a beautiful sunny spring day on April 20th, 2018, but attendees at the University of Chicago Preservation Department and Oriental Institute Open Houses were happy to spend time underground, within a glass dome, in museum galleries, and in labs.  Thirty staff from twenty-seven different CARLI member libraries met at the University of Chicago Joseph Regenstein Library for coffee, donuts, and opening remarks before heading out in smaller groups to tour preservation-related departments in the Regenstein Library and the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.

May 31, 2018

Final Results from the 2018 Board of Directors Election

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2018 are: Rebecca Donald (Trinity International University), Frances Whaley (Illinois Valley Community College), and John Pollitz (Southern Illinois University Carbondale).
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Fred Barnhart (Northern Illinois University), Shannon Wenzel (University of St. Francis), and Micheal Kott (Morton College). 

May 23, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

E-resources Selection System Reminder

The CARLI E-resources Selection System will be open for FY19 subscription commitments through May 18. If you have any questions about working with the system or the products being offered for FY19 please send a note to .

May 1, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

This issue has been resolved. Local VuFind 0.6 catalogs are now back up and running. Thank you for your patience as we worked to address the problem.


Original message: Local VuFind 0.6 catalogs are currently down and displaying a "Data not available for display" error. The UC and VuFind 4 catalogs are not affected. CARLI staff are working to resolve the problem.

April 30, 2018

Voting is now open for seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. Each of the CARLI constituencies—Community Colleges; Private Colleges and Universities; and Public Universities—will elect one new Board member for a three-year term (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2021).
Voting will remain open until 5 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.

April 16, 2018
By: Michelle Haake