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CARLI Office Closed

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:16pm

The CARLI Office will be closed due to the July 4th Holiday.

Technical Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:48am

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Conference ID: 64869049

Technical Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:31am

In-person meeting of the Technical Services Committee

Location: tbd

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Science Librarian - Governors State University

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:19am

Governors State University seeks an innovative, adaptive and collaborative Science Librarian who will engage with science faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic teaching, learning and research environment. The position is open until filled, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2017.

Primary responsibilities

The Science Librarian is a member of the team of reference librarians who as liaisons to students and faculty in academic departments provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction and collection support. The Science Librarian is the liaison to the programs of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Sciences, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

A critical aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the GSU science community, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty and students to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. Liaison duties include providing instruction/lab sessions, workshops, and targeted reference services through individual and group consultations. Also in conjunction with program faculty, the librarian will assess digital and print collections to ensure access to resources that support their research and teaching.

The work schedule consists of regularly scheduled shifts or times at the reference desk including evening and weekends. The person also provides reference service and instruction on general topics; develops and maintains digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website as well as other duties as assigned.

Librarians at GSU are Unit A tenure track members of the faculty and are expected to meet yearly retention benchmarks as outlined by existing division criteria. Library faculty are expected to meet standards for teaching/primary duties, research and service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS.
  • Second Master's degree completed or to be completed within one year of date of hire.
  • Experience providing reference service including in the digital and web environment
  • Experience teaching library instruction or information literacy including developing learning outcomes, activities and assessment.
  • Knowledge of current research and information sources in a broad range of science and health disciplines.
  • Current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to the sciences and health science and science/health science librarianship.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to move seamlessly from the professional environment to the teaching/learning arena; and to write, speak and teach effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching faculty, library faculty and staff, students, staff and administrators and community users in a diverse academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in science and/or health sciences
  • Academic library experience

Work Schedule

The work schedule consists of regularly scheduled shifts or times at the reference desk including evening and weekends.

Apply at the Governors State University jobs page.

2017 Directors' Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:14am

Location: Quad Room
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign

Driving Directions

2017 CARLI Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:13am

Location: Chancellor Ballroom
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign

Driving Directions

Fred Waring – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:06am


From Charles Sengstock Jr. Chicago Jazz & Dance Band Research (Roosevelt University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Slightly out of scope for the collection, this featured image comes from inside the front cover of the souvenir program for "The Magic Music of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians," circa 1965-1966. It's a caricature of the bandleader, signed by artist Richard Payne. Waring was a collector of cartoons and comic strips, so an image along those lines seems a most suitable selection.

Caricature being the likeness of a person with certain features exaggerated or distorted for humorous effect, I'm not sure what to make of the sharp concavity of the subject's left cheek. But would you look at the hands! About half the picture is given over to those hands, spindly boneless fingers outstretched and splayed.

As leader of the orchestral dance band/choral singing ensemble The Pennsylvanians for more than 60 years, Waring appears to have conducted both with and without a baton. Photographic documentation further reveals that Waring typically wore a suit and necktie or, when opting for a more formal tuxedo, favored a dark bowtie and light-colored jacket--the inverse of what's shown here.

So I pose to you that, with perhaps a dash of Leon Mandrake for sartorial inspiration, the gesture of the hands combined with the as-yet-unmentioned hypnotic gaze signify that this caricature depicts Waring simultaneously as conductor and magician--performing his magic by mesmerizing audiences with his music. Abracadabra, a la peanut butter sandwiches, and all that jazz.

Written by Ellen Corrigan, Associate Professor, Cataloging Services, Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University

For more information about this and other CARLI Digital Collections, visit http://collections.carli.illinois.edu.

To learn more about becoming part of CARLI Digital Collections and using CONTENTdm, see http://www.carli.illinois.edu/products-services/contentdm.

Circulation Specialist (Evening) - Millikin University

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:29am

With the guidance of the Access Services Coordinator, collaborates with the other Circulation Specialist in assuring the provision of excellent Circulation Desk services to Millikin University students, faculty, administrators and staff, as well as to community members and visitors from other academic institutions statewide, during all hours that the library is open.         

Values

All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good

Primary Responsibilities

  • Close the library 5 days a week (including one weekend day) at midnight, ensuring that all valuable items and entry to the library are properly secured.
  • Provide Circulation Desk assistance to Millikin University students, faculty, administrators and staff, as well as to community members and visitors from other academic institutions statewide.
  • Under the supervision of the Access Services Coordinator, participate in the hiring, training, monitoring, and evaluation of student employees, including assuring processing of time sheets and paychecks of students specifically assigned to the Circulation Desk.
  • Supportively provide work assignments and supervisory guidance for student staff as needed, including assuring appropriate desk coverage and quality of student work.
  • Courteously and helpfully interpret library policies and procedures for public and staff and assist patrons with locating and borrowing library materials.
  • Assemble, monitor and maintain the faculty’s Reserve reading collections, a task that includes creating bibliographic records for these materials in the library’s computerized catalog system.
  • Provide basic reference assistance to students, faculty and staff, including appropriate referrals to librarians.  Provide assistance to public in use of microfilm readers and photocopiers.
  • Oversee library stack maintenance, including assigning to student workers the daily shelving of all materials and regular shelf reading for shelving accuracy.
  • Contribute to the collection of statistics and to the creation of statistical and other reports in areas of responsibility.
  • Act as sole supervisor for all late evening hours the library is open and no librarian is present.

Other Duties

  • Mending of library materials as time allows.
  • Answering patron questions regarding fines and notices with Acquisition/Circulation Specialist
  • Assist student workers, the Access Services Coordinator, and the Director of Library in their responsibilities as needed.
  • Within parameters of position responsibilities, propose new or changed policies and procedures to accomplish own responsibilities, related operations, and Library mission.
  • Actively support Library colleagues, Library service goals, and the University mission.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Two years of college or equivalent minimum, college degree preferred.
  • One to three years work experience in a library preferred; experience in an academic setting is desirable.
  • Computer aptitude and general proficiency required; customer/patron service skills essential
  •  Interpersonal, supervisory, verbal and written skills are essential
  • Able to work independently
  • Flexible and comfortable with change 

Work Environment

Manual Dexterity

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard; dexterity to mend library materials

Physical Effort

  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping;
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range.

Working Conditions

  • Office, Library, computer room
  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative settings
  • Academic hours for this position are Sunday – Thursday (3:00 p.m. – midnight)
  • Varied shifts during summer months (mid-May to mid-August) and over breaks and holidays, though with similar responsibilities

Please see the Millikin University jobs page for information on how to apply for this position

Server Downtime for Patching (Sunday, June 25th)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:17am

Production CARLI servers will be patched this Sunday, June 25th between 6AM and 10AM.

This work requires a server reboot and it takes a while for Oracle and Voyager to shutdown and start back up. Downtime should be no more than a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Server Downtime for Patching

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:14am

Production CARLI servers will be patched this Sunday, June 25th between 6AM and 10AM.

This work requires a server reboot and it takes a while for Oracle and Voyager to shutdown and start back up. Downtime should be no more than a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

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