Amended CARLI Bylaws Approved

CARLI's Bylaws have been amended by an overwhelming vote of the Governing members that concluded on December 15, 2022. The new Bylaws took effect on January 1, 2023. 
The Bylaws include some notable amendments:

January 25, 2023
By: Michelle Haake

Illinois SCOERs Call for Proposals: Round 3

CARLI is excited to announce one final round of the Illinois SCOERs Sub-grants for the Creation of Open Educational Resources, made possible from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.

December 14, 2022
By: Michelle Haake

CARLI Counts Cohort 4 Application Deadline Extended

We are excited to announce that there will be a CARLI Counts Cohort 4 in 2023! Institutions with both program newcomers and alumni are encouraged to apply.

October 26, 2022
By: Michelle Haake

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 5:30pm, some CARLI services experienced an unexpected service interruption for approximately 10 minutes. Services affected included the CARLI website, the ILDS website, the CARLI Selection System, CARLI’s Explore More Illinois authentication service, and CARLI’s ticket tracking system.

October 26, 2022
By: Jessica Gibson

CARLI’s Technical Services Committee has identified a need to provide increased opportunities for cataloging training that meets different levels of staff and combines expert training with discussion. OCLC’s existing nine-module Connexion client training is a recognized source of quality training. The Committee will supplement these training modules with live discussion sessions in the Collection Client Training Q&A Series, giving those that view the training modules a venue to answer questions they may have about content covered in each module.

October 14, 2022
By: Ted Schwitzner

Register Now: 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meeting

Please join us for the 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 4 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. We are excited about our keynote speaker, Victor Jones Jr.. Victor Jones Jr. (he/him/his) serves as the Director of DEIA for the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he provides leadership and advocacy within the Library to promote a workplace culture that supports all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Prior to this role, Jones worked as a graduate recruiter for the iSchool at Illinois, where he built pipelines and created programming to diversify BIPOC student access to the information professions. The afternoon will feature table talks to gather input about the CARLI Strategic Plan. Staff at all CARLI member libraries are encouraged to attend. The agenda and registration are available from the event page.

September 28, 2022
By: Michelle Haake

CARLI Welcomes New Staff

Please join CARLI in welcoming staff members, Martin Kong and Marisa Tolbert, who joined us in August. Martin, coming to us from Chicago State University is new to User Services and Marisa, from Lincoln College, is joining the E-Resources team. 

We are so excited to have them both!

August 31, 2022
By: Michelle Haake

If you'd like to talk with CARLI staff and your CARLI library colleagues about Alma Fulfillment and Automated Fulfillment Network workflows, known issues, and Q & A, join us online for fall sessions of “Let’s talk about Fulfillment (I mean Alma, not life’s purpose).”

Sessions are scheduled for every other week on Fridays at 2:00pm.

August 25, 2022
By: Ted Schwitzner

Congratulations to the CARLI Scholarship Recipients!

CARLI is pleased to announce that Brandi Castillo, Kankakee Community College; Abigail Johnson, Lake Forest College; and Nathan Thebarge, Trinity International University; have each received the $1,000 CARLI 2022–2023 Academic Year Scholarship.

The three recipients were selected based on their responses to a personal essay question regarding their professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession, and the strength of their references.

July 27, 2022
By: Michelle Haake

2022 CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meetings

Registration is open for the 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 4 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend.

June 29, 2022
By: Michelle Haake