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

Please join us in welcoming 4 new libraries to I-Share.

April 13, 2018
By: Margaret Chambers

Volunteer for a CARLI Committee

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on nine advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

April 13, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

Local catalogs in VuFind 0.6 are working normally again. The UC and local catalogs in VuFind 4 were not affected.

April 5, 2018

Evening updates for VuFind 0.6 Local OPACs are behind as of April 1. This affects VuFind 0.6 Local's display of new bibliographic records and new MFHDs created during April 1-3 as well as any bibliographic record updates or deletes. New VuFind Local OPACs and the I-Share Catalog’s VuFind 0.6 display were not affected. System Services staff are working to catch up the loads this evening.

April 4, 2018

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

CARLI Governing Members will elect one Board member from each of three (3) specified constituencies (public universities, community colleges, and private colleges and universities). Candidates receiving the most votes will serve three (3) year terms, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

March 14, 2018
By: Michelle Haake

Annual Online Library System Certification

The annual online certification process began January 2, 2018. Certification is required of all library system members (including all CARLI libraries) in order to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The window for certification will close March 31, 2018.

You can certify online

February 27, 2018
By: Michelle Haake