Related product Professional Development


CARLI is committed to helping it members continuing education in a variety of ways.

CARLI Counts

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value.

CARLI Research Funding Program

Approved by the CARLI Board of Directors at their December 2019 meeting, this program provides funding to CARLI Governing Member Library staff and faculty with the intention of spurring research and innovation that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities.

CARLI Scholarship

The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs.

Professional Development Alliance

The PDA is a group of nine library consortia dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities with other alliance members. This cooperative initiative, which aligns with CARLI's stated strategic priority to collaborate with other organizations, multiplies the number and variety of online professional development opportunities available to the member libraries of each participating consortium.