System Status

Web Reports Non-Responsive

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:47am

CARLI Staff are working on resolving the issue where users are able to log in to the CARLI Web Reports application (https://web-reports.carli.illinois.edu) but are unable to run any reports. Thank you for your patience.

Call for CARLI Board of Directors Election Nominations

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:12pm

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 specified constituencies (public universities, community colleges, and private colleges and universities). Candidates receiving the most votes for each constituency will serve three-year terms, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

A Board member will also be elected to fill a mid-term opening in the public university constituency to a one-year term, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 
 
Only the director of a CARLI Governing Member institution is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. The director is defined as the person who is operationally responsible for the staff, services, and budget of the library, with titles that include, but are not limited to, Director, Dean, Chair, or Head Librarian. 

Members of the CARLI community may nominate themselves or others (permission of the nominee is required when nominating others) by filling out the online nomination form.

All nominations will be reviewed and a slate of candidates developed by the CARLI Nominating Committee comprising Rebecca Donald (Trinity International University), Tammy Kuhn-Schnell (Lincoln Land Community College), John Pollitz (Southern Illinois University Carbondale),  Anne Craig (CARLI), and Margaret Chambers (CARLI).

The nomination period will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

If you have any questions or if you have problems submitting a nomination, please email CARLI support support@carli.illinois.edu with the subject line: Board Nominations.
 

Librarian, Collection Development and Access (Full Time, Level 9, Exempt) - Illinois Valley Community College

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:06pm

Provides leadership in the management of library resources and in providing service to the students, faculty, and staff. Facilitates access to resources through implementation of conventional and emerging means; guides decisions regarding special collections held by Jacobs Library; addresses inquiries and situations related to copyright education and compliance; and provides one-on-one and group instruction in the use of traditional and online information sources.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in an ALA accredited Library Science program; proficiency using a variety of online information products and application software and experience with integrated library systems; teaching or training experience; experience serving students and faculty in an academic library; and customer service skills required. Supervisory and cataloging experience with the ability to learn independently and excel in a rapidly changing, team environment preferred.

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials by Sunday, March 31 to ensure full consideration. Open until position is filled.

To apply, submit an online application. Applications are only accepted through the online process. An online application includes: IVCC application, resume, transcripts and cover letter specifically addressing how your qualifications meet the duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description. If you need an accommodation, please contact HR at ext. 426. AA/EOE

Alma and Primo VE Project updates: Week of 3/4/2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:34pm

For a collated list, please review the Weekly highlights of the Alma and Primo VE project page.

Highlights: Week of 3/4/2019

  • CARLI Office staff:
    •  Met our Ex Libris project manager and discussing project communication plans.
    •  Are almost done watching the Alma Essentials training video series.
    •  Some of us have registered to attend Ex Libris' 2019 ELUNA Conference, with its Alma-heavy focus.
  • Vanguard Libraries:
    •  Found a weekly meeting time with Ex Libris and CARLI staff.
    •  Are finalizing their project teams.
  • Your library can:

As always, you can contact with any comments or questions.

Business & Data Reference Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:34am

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Business & Data Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, collegial, user-focused librarian who works with faculty and students to meet their teaching, learning, research and publication needs.

As a member of the library faculty, this position participates in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends relating to the discovery and access of library materials, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.

Reporting to the Interim Dean, the selected candidate will:

  • Encourage faculty and staff in the discipline to integrate the library’s resources into their curricula, research projects, and work with students.
  • Lead in providing a variety of liaison services designed to support teaching, learning and research and to enhance user satisfaction.
  • Lead in the library’s initiative to use data reference and visualization to represent library resources and services as well as participate with university faculty and other constituency groups to represent and/or preserve data.
  • In a team environment, lead in the development of policies, procedures, and workflows and assessment for data collection and visualization. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Liaison to the School of Business including Accounting, Computer Management and Information Systems, Economics and Finance and Management and Marketing.
  • Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research including selecting and assessing data resources and digital and print collections.
  • Develops best practices to collect, analyze, preserve, and provide access to research data
  • Develops and delivers effective information literacy instruction sessions in accordance with the ACRL Framework.
  • Develops and maintains online learning objects which includes tutorials and LibGuides for undergraduate and graduate students to support business research and practice.
  • Provides research consultation and reference services using a broad range of digital tools such as chat, email and print resources.
  • Supports research endeavors of business faculty, undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Works evenings and weekends as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an American Library Association-accredited library/information school. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a relevant subject field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Experience with business resources and serving the needs of business researchers.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate student populations.
  • Experience in designing general and subject specific library instruction sessions.
  • Experience with cultivating or building partnerships and working collaboratively with faculty and academic program staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business or a relevant subject field.
  • Experience in performing a variety of library outreach and liaison activities to faculty and students in Business.
  • Familiarity with assessment techniques to measure the impact and effectiveness of business and data programs and services.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Source of Funds:

State 

Salary:

Minimum of $50,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. We welcome early career librarians. Salary is dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials. Excellent benefits program.

Terms of Appointment:

Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position. To successfully achieve tenure, the successful candidate must demonstrate continued achievement in librarianship, scholarship and service in order to meet library and University criteria for tenure and promotion.

Application Process:

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies/scans of all transcripts to:

or mail to:

Business & Data Reference Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063 

Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by March 22, 2019.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:26am

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. The incumbent will lead the Library’s scholarly communication program by setting directions, managing projects and educating the SIUE community. 

As a member of the library faculty, this position participates in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends relating to the discovery and access of library materials, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Library’s expert on copyright compliance, fair use, and other scholarly communication matters for all stakeholders including the Graduate School, Office of the General Counsel, other units for sponsored research, Information Technology Services, academic departments, and university administrators.
  • Manages SIUE’s institutional repository (SPARK) through the Bepress platform and serves as the university’s public access compliance monitor.
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness among SIUE faculty, researchers, staff, and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment as they impact academia and research libraries (e.g. copyright compliance, fair use, rights to their own scholarship, deposit responsibilities, and privacy rights).
  • Educates faculty and students regarding traditional scholarship and scholarly communication innovations, including open access, open educational resources (OER), intellectual property rights and copyright, publishing agreements, and compliance, especially with federal public access mandates.
  • Articulates and promotes the importance of contributing scholarship and creative activities to SPARK.
  • Instructs faculty members about assessing the scholarly impact of their research and scholarship through the use of journal, author, citation, and alternative metrics.
  • Establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, publishing agreements, and management of copyright and intellectual property.
  • Advises and supports the library’s instructional programs and the development of online courses.
  • Prepares a comprehensive set of internal training and professional development opportunities to strengthen faculty and staff competencies in copyright and intellectual property.
  • Monitors national scholarly communication trends and policy issues, informs and educates the SIUE community of their significance, and participates in campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and the Library retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree in information science from an American Library Association-accredited library/information school. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories and the ability to communicate their benefits and address issues related to their use.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences, constituencies, and colleagues including faculty, students, administrators, consortia partners, and national organizations.
  • Demonstrated work experience in an academic or research library.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of course work in and knowledge of issues relating to scholarly communication, rights management, open access, and institutional repository platforms and software.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering scholarly communication, copyright, and fair use instruction for different audiences, individually and in groups or forums, on campus.
  • Thorough understanding of trends about digital content and the ability to communicate changes, requirements, and benefits to faculty, students, and researchers across campus.
  • Understanding of variations in publication and communication patterns in various scholarly disciplines.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Source of Funds:

State 

Salary:

Minimum of $50,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. We welcome early career librarians. Salary is dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials. Excellent benefits program. 

Terms of Appointment:

Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position. To successfully achieve tenure, the successful candidate must demonstrate continued achievement in librarianship, scholarship and service in order to meet library and University criteria for tenure and promotion. 

Application Process:

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies/scans of all transcripts to:

Or by mail to:

Scholarly Communications Librarian Search Committee
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063 

Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by March 22, 2019.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

Leadership Symposium

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 9:36am

The Conference Center Champaign-Urbana

CARLI Instruction Committee #InclusiveInfoLit Twitter Chat

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:59pm

The Instruction Committee is continuing the conversation on Inclusive Information Literacy!

Join us on Friday, April 19th @ 12pm, CST in conversations around cultivating learning environments for students with diverse identities #InclusiveInfoLit

What is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag! 
Use the #InclusiveInfoLit hashtag to follow the discussion and participate in it.

For more on Twitter Chats check out the information in the guide below!

Feel free to share + invite colleagues that may be interested!

Image functions as a graphical invitation to the twitter chat. It has a mint green background, a line-drawing illustration of a human brain, and the words "Twitter Chat #InclusiveInfoLit Join us in continuing the conversation around cultivating learning environments for students with diverse identities. Friday, April 19th, 12PM CST. Presented by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Instruction Committee. For more on participating, see the instructions at: https://bit.ly/2UmPyDD"

Here are the questions we will discuss together on 4/19:

  1. Introductions- Let’s start with brief intros!  Please introduce yourself (name, location, work title, professional interests, etc.). Don’t forget to use #InclusiveInfoLit for all your tweets!
  2. What approaches or strategies have you used in the past to use to create a more inclusive #InfoLit classroom? #InclusiveInfoLit
  3. How do you safeguard against your own hidden/unconscious bias and help students become aware of their own potential bias? #InclusiveInfoLit
  4. Do you have any favorite resources (books, articles, blogs, etc.) that inform your approach to inclusive pedagogy? #InclusiveInfoLit
  5. Many of us teach in a one-shot model. Have you introduced any icebreakers, active learning, or quick assessments that foster inclusivity in this setting? What might work? #InclusiveInfoLit
  6. How have you incorporated principles of accessibility or Universal Design for Learning into your #InfoLit practice, either face to face or online?#InclusiveInfoLit

Twitter chats

The basics:

Participating in Twitter Chats requires a free Twitter account. For this twitter chat, follow #InclusiveInfoLit on Twitter during the time of the chat by searching for "#InclusiveInfoLit" in the search field, then clicking on the "live" tab to see the most recent tweets.

You’ll need to refresh your search periodically to see the most recent tweets pop up. The first five minutes of the chat are a chance for introductions: you might tweet, "Hi #InclusiveInfoLit, I'm Miss Scarlett and I work as a reference librarian in a public library in Idaho."

After people have had a chance to introduce themselves, moderators will tweet a question, such as: Q2. Do you like cats? #InclusiveInfoLit. You would then reply with: A2. Of course I like cats. #InclusiveInfoLit.

Providing the hashtag #InclusiveInfoLit on your tweets allows for collocation of all tweets in the discussion. When the chat is over, all tweets with the #InclusiveInfoLit hashtag will be gathered together and the moderators will provide a digital archive of the conversation.

Tips for a great Twitter chat experience:

  • Including capital letters when you hashtag will make it screen reader friendly; so please use #InclusiveInfoLit instead of #inclusiveinfolit; our thanks for the heads-up on this tip!
  • Use Tweetdeck, Tweetchat, or another app which allows for automatic loading of tweets. In Tweetdeck you can add a separate column which displays all the tweets with the #InclusiveInfoLit hashtag.
  • Remember to add the #InclusiveInfoLit hashtag to each of your tweets so people will see them.
  • Consider putting your phone on airplane mode so you don’t get inundated with Twitter notifications.
  • If your Twitter account is private (locked), feel free to participate, but be aware that only your followers will be able to view and interact with your tweets.
  • Jump right in! The success of a chat depends on lots of folks being willing to share their thoughts and experiences on a topic, even when they're not experts. We're glad to have new folks participating!

Need any more help? Feel free to tweet at or direct message @libeyrian or @librarymarielle who will be the moderating the chat and they'll be happy to help!

*Information above was adapted from critlib guide here: http://critlib.org/twitter-chats/*

 

Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian - McHenry County College

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:18pm

Mc Henry County College is seeking an Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide friendly and courteous reference service to Library patrons, conduct information literacy instruction sessions, and support Library routines for resources and equipment in accordance with established procedures.

WORK YEAR:  

Summer 2019, Fall 2019; Spring 2020 Semesters

WORK WEEK:  

Approximately 20-29 hours/week. Flexibility to work daytime and evening hours Monday through Thursday and daytime hours on Friday.. 

REPORTS TO:  

Executive Director of Library

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide reference and research assistance to the College community.
  • Plan and provide information literacy instruction for the College community.
  • Develop instructional materials in support of the information literacy program.
  • Plan and administer assessment activities for the information literacy program, analyze resulting data, develop transformations, and generate assessment reports.
  • Develop methods of increasing public awareness of library services.
  • Provide input in the selection and withdrawal of library resources.
  • Develop and maintain the content and layout of the library website.
  • Establish and carry out departmental goals (adjuncts assist full-time librarians to carry out goals).
  • Provide statistical information and reports required by the Executive Director.
  • Assist in the preparation of the budget.
  • Represent the Library on appropriate internal and external committees.
  • Serve as a resource person for consultation in specialized areas of information retrieval.
  • Attend continuing education seminars.
  • Provide back-up coverage at the Circulation Desk.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE):

  • Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science  from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Computer skills to include strong knowledge of internet and online database searching, MS Word, PowerPoint, and basic knowledge of webpage design software preferred.
  • Prior successful library reference/instruction experience preferred.

For more information about this position, please visit the McHenry County College jobs page.

CARLI News February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 2:49pm

Register for Emerging Issues in E-Resources: Usage Statistics and Streaming Video

The CARLI Commercial Products Committee invites you to attend Emerging Issues in E-Resources: Usage Statistics and Streaming Video. This all-day event will be held at the I Hotel in Champaign on March 26, 2019.

Learn about and discuss two emerging and evolving areas related to electronic resources: usage statistics and streaming video. Featured speakers and panel presentations will facilitate discussion about issues related to electronic resource usage and the emergence of streaming video tools within academic libraries. 

This event is geared towards electronic resource managers, collection development librarians, and anyone interested in resource usage and assessment.

Registration is open to individuals from CARLI member libraries. Registration deadline is March 15.
 
For more information and to register, please visit the event page

If you have any questions about this program, please .

Tentative FY20 Selection Cycle Dates 

CARLI staff are currently working with fiscal year vendors to prepare for the FY20 selection cycle. Tentative dates for the selection system to be open to libraries are April 15 through May 24. Fiscal year vendors will be offering 48 new products for FY20.

CARLI CONTENTdm Migration to Begin March 20, 2019

Please share this important information with everyone at your institution who uses CARLI’s CONTENTdm or CARLI Digital Collections.
 
Beginning at noon on March 20, 2019, CARLI’s local installation of CONTENTdm and the CARLI Digital Collections website will be migrating to the OCLC-hosted CONTENTdm platform. We expect the migration to be completed by April 10, 2019.
 
During the migration, a read-only copy of CARLI Digital Collections will still be available for users to view and search at the regular URL.
 
During the migration, it will not be possible to add new digital items or edit existing items in CONTENTdm Web Administration, no new collections will be created, collections previously unpublished cannot be published, and no edits to collection home pages will be made.
 
The “CARLI CONTENTdm Migration to OCLC Hosting” webpage at contains specific information on:

  • Required library tasks to perform before the migration
  • What users and library staff should expect during the migration
  • Required library tasks to perform after the migration
  • What users and library staff should expect after the migration

Additional information will be added to this web page in the coming weeks!
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the .

Celebrate Open Education Week with CARLI  

The CARLI Open Illinois Initiative members would like to remind you that Open Education Week will take place March 4–8. If you would like to participate, you can find resources and support at the Open Education Week web site. Throughout the week CARLI OER Taskforce members will provide daily e-mail posts about OER issues, so keep your eyes on your e-mail feed.

Do you need some inspiration for OER week? Look no further than the "How to Participate" tab on the Open Education Week website. Some ideas include:

  • Participating in a webinar
  • Holding a local workshop
  • Participating in online discussions about OER
  • Providing resources to your campus about OER, such as through online guides
  • Creating an exhibit about OER

The ideas are endless. One thing is certain, though. OER initiatives are saving students money and that is a wonderful way to support education on your campus. This is an idea that both students and faculty can support. For proof of concept, see the Resolution recently passed by the Senate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

If this is your first year participating in Open Education Week, welcome! Do not be afraid to start small. Events and interest will grow as you become more involved, but every journey begins with a single step and you are definitely heading in the right direction.

CARLI Counts First In-Person Session for Cohort One

The first in-person session of CARLI Counts, Cohort One, was held at the I Hotel in Champaign on February 19-21, 2019. Forty team members and 8 mentors participated.

The program started Day One, February 19, with team-building activities and an arrival dinner. Attendees divided into eight teams of five plus one mentor (so six attendees total on each team). 

On day Two, February 20, attendees were welcomed by Barbara Wilson, University of Illinois System Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Cindy Fuller, Library Director at Millikin University and CARLI Board Chair; and Sarah Zehr, University of Illinois System Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Wonderful speakers covered topics such as the Lewis & Clark Community College Case Study (Dennis Krieb) and How to Do Hard Things with Loads of Doubt (Beck Tench). Subject expert Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe led attendees through an exploration of claims and variables in assessment, and anticipated outcomes for the program. Attendees will emerge from the program with an assessment action for their institution. At the CARLI Annual Meeting on November 15, 2019, teams will present their posters and a panel with discuss their experience.

On Day Three, February 21, attendees worked at shaping their own assessment projects, carefully providing reflection and feedback for team members.

Participant reflections from both days were overwhelmingly enthusiastic, citing the power of teamwork and the consortium. Many attendees were excited to learn about ways to get started on this important initiative.

Mark your calendars! Applications to attend CARLI Counts Cohort Two will be available in November 2019 (in-person sessions scheduled for February 18-20, and July 14-16, 2020).

Needed: Pictures of CARLI′s Impact

Please share pictures that exemplify CARLI′s impact at institutions throughout the state. Any of the following are welcome.

  • Your students, faculty, and/or staff with your logo clearly visible in the background (or on college apparel).
  • A new accomplishment that depended on CARLI′s services (with the accomplishment/service/program clearly visible in the photo).
  • A valued service that CARLI provides clearly visible in the photo. Don′t forget to include your students, faculty, and/or staff.

If sending photos of people, please ensure that you have secured permission for CARLI to use their photos.

Please send photos to  no later than March 15.

A Work in Process: Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms Webinar

"A Work in Process: Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms" webinar will be presented by Robin Harris, Michelle Oh, and Alyssa Vincent of Northeastern Illinois University, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1–2 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University is the one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country, but what does that mean in terms of inclusion in the classroom? In this webinar, three NEIU librarians will share their missteps, lessons learned, and overall experiences with library instruction and research consultations while working with a diverse student population. If you’re curious to learn how they′ve cultivated more inclusive learning environments, you won’t find a simple checklist, but you′ll join an honest conversation and hear about others′ processes.

For more information and to register visit the event page.  

Instruction Showcase Call for Presenters

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the seventh annual Instruction Showcase on Thursday, May 23 at North Park University in Chicago, IL.

CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on any/all library instruction topics, and encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee's theme this year, "Inclusive Classrooms: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities." Examples related to the theme include instruction sessions that foster inclusive learning environments and encourage diverse perspectives.

Proposals should outline an instruction session activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation. Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objective(s), materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable knowledge practices and/or dispositions from the Framework for Information Literacy. 

Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present and five minutes for questions and answers. Each breakout room is equipped with a presenter′s station, however, please note that there will not be a computer lab available this year.

If interested, please submit the proposal form no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent during the week of April 8. 

Please save the date! Attendee registration is forthcoming.

You can see information on past annual Instruction Showcases if you want to see what has been presented in previous years.

Send any questions about the Showcase to .

Protective Enclosures Workshop

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor a Protective Enclosures Workshop on May 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. The program will include a talk about protective enclosures, and two hands-on sessions to learn how to make book wrappers for thin books and boxes for thicker books.  

Lunch will be provided. Registration and additional information will be forthcoming.

State Library Annual Online Library System Certification 

The annual online certification process started January 2, 2019. 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, 2019. Certify online

Libraries are also required to complete the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey, before completing certification. The ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, March 31.  

More information about certification is available at the State Library′s Annual Library Certification Web page. The page includes a link to the data and questions included in the certification form, a link to the online certification portal (accessible from January 2–March 31), an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), a pre-recorded webinar that reviews the annual certification process, and a document outlining Library Data Entry Guidelines to use in completing the certification form. 

Alma Primo VE Update

In January, we reached out to the I-Share libraries to ask for institutions that would be willing to serve as what Ex Libris calls “Vanguard” sites for the project. Vanguard sites will work with the CARLI staff and Ex Libris to do a rapid test migration of their data that we can use for learning and planning. Over 20 institutions volunteered to serve as Vanguards, but our project plan allows for no more than 5 Vanguard sites. We were lucky to get a varied mix of applicants: large, multi-library institutions, smaller sites, sites with unique policies and collections, and sites that use a variety of link resolvers and e-resource management systems with Voyager. 
 
The final list of Vanguards sites were contacted and confirmed that they will accept this assignment. They are: the Newberry Library (NBY), North Central College (NCC), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIC), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIU). Representatives from these institutions will be very active this spring and summer as we work with them and the Ex Libris staff on data migration and configuration planning and testing. This Vanguard phase will be followed by a full test implementation for all 91 I-Share libraries, and finally, by a cutover to a production implementation of Alma and Primo VE in June 2020. 

We have also started a space on the CARLI website for basic information about the Alma Primo VE project, including the start of an FAQ. The content here will grow rapidly, and we will keep you apprised of important new information as it becomes available.  

Preservation Tips: 

Beyond the Book: Board Games and Materials with Multiple Parts
Nora Gabor, Rare Books Librarian, DePaul University

In this installment of Beyond the Book: Preserving Your Non-Book Collections, I will describe the care of objects with multiple parts, specifically board games. While board games are usually self-contained in a box, preserving them is not always as simple as putting the box on a shelf. DePaul University’s approach to these items is similar to many others in our collections; we consider what type of materials were used to create the game and how the game will be stored. Board games contain many parts, including the board, game pieces, and interior storage components. Depending on their time period, the parts can be made of paper, plastic, linen, wood, metal, porcelain, earthenware, and even bone. Board games are also designed to be stored horizontally which requires more shelf space. While the path to getting these types of items ready to go on the shelf is different depending on the type of material, the ultimate goal remains the same: to safely store all of the pieces together in one enclosure if possible, and to protect and preserve the integral parts of the game. 

Read the full article.        

Beyond the Book: Paintings
Tonia Grafakos, Marie A. Quinlan Director of Preservation, Northwestern University 

Libraries are repositories for eclectic groups of materials. Paintings find their way into libraries through a variety of avenues. They can be part of a collection, a donation, or part of the institution’s history. Paintings present their own set of challenges. Some are hung in public spaces or placed in highly trafficked corridors. Others are in storage, most often in areas that were not designed for them.  How can libraries be responsible stewards for this media?

Paintings have similar challenges to other library collection materials. They are prone to environmental damage due to fluctuations in temperature and humidity and can be damaged by light. Due to the highly visual nature of this art medium, the aesthetic qualities of the artwork and its physical condition are linked. Learn more about caring for paintings both on display and in storage, see the steps Northwestern has taken, and find additional resources in the full article.

Be sure to read other articles in the Beyond the Book series, a year-long project of the CARLI Preservation Committee.

Other Library News

MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars! The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, will be held in Milwaukee, Oct. 4–7, where you will have the opportunity to discover, connect, and collaborate with colleagues.
 
The keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, aka the Comic Nurse. The social event will be dinner and  exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee icon. 
 
For more information, visit the conference site.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Forums, Workshops and Training

March 5              Linked Data Webinar 3
March 12            Instruction Committee Webinar
March 26            E-Resources Symposium

April 2                Change is Good: You Go First
April 29              OER Task Force Forum      

Meetings

March 6               SFX Systems Committee
March 6               Technical Services Committee
March 6               Instruction Committee
March 7               Public Services Committee
March 8               CARLI Board of Directors
March 11             Preservation Committee
March 14             Collection Management Committee
March 19             OER Task Force Meeting
March 20             Resource Sharing Committee
March 26             Created Content Committee

April 3                 SFX Systems Committee
April 3                 Instruction Committee
April 4                 Collection Management Committee
April 4                 Public Services Committee
April 8                 Preservation Committee
April 10               Technical Services Committee
April 16               OER Task Force
April 17               Resource Sharing Committee
April 23               Created Content Committee

Consult the CARLI calendar for the most current list of meeting times and locations.

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