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Network Outage Today (April 28)

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:05pm

I apologize for the service outage this afternoon. I was making network changes and created a route loop that caused our primary and secondary networks to go into a disabled state. This outage took longer than normal to resolve because I needed to contact campus networking staff to bring the disabled ports back online.

I obviously need to make some changes to our network plans. There are two changes I can think of right now:

1) I will look into making changes to our network to make sure I can immediately enable any ports that go offline.

2) I will move this work to Sunday mornings until we are confident it will not cause outages.

Again, I apologize for this disruption to your institutions.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Mirror Girl (Reverse Mirror) - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:55pm

From Curt Teich Postcard Archives Digital Collection (Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Curt Teich & Co. was a Chicago-based printer of postcards from 1898 to 1978. Known among deltiologists for pioneering linen postcards and popularizing the large letter style, Curt Teich is beloved by me for the development and use of a numbering scheme indicating the date and printing method of postcard production. In 1982 the Curt Teich industrial archives were donated to the Lake County Discovery Museum. These materials form the core of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection, to which several other collections and archives have been added, including postcards by other printers and publishers. (The featured image is actually a 1908 Martha Steuer card from a series by artist Clare Victor Dwiggins, signed Dwig.) With 2.5 million items at the time of its transfer to the Newberry Library in 2016, the CTPAC is the largest public collection of postcards in the United States. The Newberry has made descriptive metadata records for approximately 400,000 postcards--some 15,000 with accompanying images--available through CARLI Digital Collections. (Note: The contemporary audience should be prepared to encounter potentially offensive early 20th-century attitudes toward race and gender.) The postcards cover a range of subjects and genres: In addition to scenic views, one can find advertising, tourism, souvenir, humor, pinup, novelty, and generic postcards--and of course cats, lots and lots of cats. (Just kidding, not that many cats.)

And that is how to sneak in a few extra items when a collection contains many more than one single interesting image to feature--links, lots and lots of links. Am I done now? Yes, I am.

Written by Ellen Corrigan, Associate Professor of Library Services, 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

CARLI News April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:25am

Volunteer for a CARLI Committee: Deadline April 28

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, 2017 through June 30, 2020. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by April 28. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made.

Forms submitted by April 28 will be considered for initial FY 2018 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2018 and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members:

  • Collection Management Committee
  • Commercial Products Committee
  • Created Content Committee
  • Instruction Committee
  • Preservation Committee
  • Public Services Committee
  • Resource Sharing Committee
  • SFX System Committee
  • Technical Services Committee

To view the committee charge, and the current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages

The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors will make appointments no later than June 16, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2017.

Please send questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to .

Fiscal Year 2018 Selection System Now Open

The FY 18 Selection Cycle is now open to libraries for their FY18 (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018) subscription commitments using the CARLI e-resources selection system.  Please share this information with all of your staff that are involved in the selection process.  

User credentials and selection system instructions for the password protected CARLI selection database have previously been sent to the E-Resource contacts at each of our governing member libraries. If you are the E-Resources contact and did not obtain an ID/password, or have misplaced it, please submit a request to with the subject line: FY2018 selection period. To reset your password, you can go to the selection system link, enter your email address, and select “I don’t know my password.”

We realize this is a particularly challenging time to make subscription decisions for the upcoming fiscal year due to budget limitations and without state budget information. As a result, libraries should be careful to make financial commitments for electronic resource subscriptions for FY18 only where adequate funding can be assured. 

The selection period will run from now through May 19, 2017. After that, preliminary billing estimates will be sent to subscribing libraries for review and subscription lists will be submitted to vendors. Service for FY18 subscribers will begin on July 1, 2017 and final invoices will be sent to subscribing libraries after July 1, 2017.

Call for Instruction Showcase Proposals—Extended until May 1, 2017

The call for proposals for presentations at the 5th annual Instruction Showcase has been extended until May 1. 

Please share this message with anyone in your institution who may be interested in participating.

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the fifth annual Instruction Showcase being held on Thursday, June 15 at National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL.
 
CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee's theme this year, "Evolving Library Instruction: Negotiating Change in Uncertain Times." Examples related to the theme include online instruction, alternatives to one-shot instruction, or student engagement techniques. Each breakout room is equipped with a presenter’s station, however, please note that there will not be a computer lab available this year.
 
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. A template is available, but feel free to use your preferred format. All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, 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.
 
If interested, please submit the proposal form. Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent after May 2.
 
Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to CARLI support.

Resource Sharing Committee Open House

The CARLI Resource Sharing Committee is hosting a second set of open houses on Friday, May 19 at Illinois Central College, East Peoria and Eureka College. Registration is open until Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Voyager Reports Mini-Webinars

Beginning in January 2017, CARLI staff started hosting brief, monthly, mini-webinars to share tips, tricks, and techniques on generating reports from Voyager. Each webinar provides an opportunity for questions and answers on Voyager reporting tools, such as Access and Web Reports, and on topics of broad interest, such as techniques for gathering circulation statistics or developing reports for responding to ACRL and IPEDS surveys. 
 
Future Voyager Reports Mini-Webinars will take place on May 11 and June 8. Please see the CARLI Events Calendar for more information on how to participate.

Recordings of the webinars are also available for later viewing. Those interested may find the recordings at the Reports Webinar page.

Other Library News

Register for the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference June 8-9, 2017

Are you planning to attend the 4th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference on June 8-9, 2017? Register by May 26 at to take advantage of the lower registration fee. The $95 registration fee will increase to $125 after May 26. Remember to book your hotel room soon. The special room rate at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL will be available until May 18, or until the rooms in the group block are sold out, whichever comes first. 
 
Schedule in brief:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.—OCLC Resource Sharing Update
  • 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. (including break)—Lightning rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—The Contemporary Academic Library Resource Sharing Mission: Fragmentation or Evolution?
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.—Opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:00 p.m. and later—Dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 9, 2017—8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Keynote address: History Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouse and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change
  • Corey Seeman, Director of Kresge Library Services (Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and manager of A Library Writer’s Blog
  • Three tracks of concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Concurrent Sessions:

  • CARLI’s Patron Driven Acquisitions Project for Print Materials: A Review of a Consortial Project
  • Strength in Numbers: Demonstrating Value During Times of Change
  • Strengthening Workflows: Developing an Improved Staffing Model to Weather the Winds of Change
  • Trying to Jump-Start Collaborative Collection Development: Finding Simple Methods for Effective Cooperation
  • And many more! See the conference website for a full list.

Conference Rates:
The conference registration fee is $95 ($125 for registration after May 26) and includes all sessions, as well as the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Join your resource sharing partners in harnessing the winds of change!

For hotel reservations and other information, visit the conference website

Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Do you have a colleague who has done wonderful work in an academic library? Have they done important research? Have they provided exemplary service to professional organization? The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and the Illinois Library Association are looking for nominations for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year! Nominations are due by Monday, May 15

The nomination process is simple. You don’t have to have letters of support or lots of other documentation, although you can attach it if available. 

The recipient will receive a certificate, a financial award totaling $500, and have their name added to the plaque at the Illinois State Library. The award is presented by IACRL and CARLI.

You can view a full list of awards at the ILA web site (the application deadline for all of them is May 15). Illinois academic librarians are strongly encouraged to nominate their colleagues or themselves

2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology

Timothy Cole, Head of the Mathematics Library and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Professor Cole also holds appointments in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and the University Library. The Kilgour Award is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect(s) of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. 

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates

May 29                       CARLI Office Closed

Forums, Workshops and Training

May 3-4                      New Director’s Institute
May 11                       Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar
May 17-18                  Voyager Cataloging Client Training 
May 19                       Resource Sharing Open House

June 8                         Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar
June 15                        Instruction Showcase

Meetings   

May 2                         Commercial Products Committee  
May 4                         Collection Management Committee    
May 8                         Preservation Committee
May 9                         Created Content Committee
May 15                       Instruction Committee
May 16                       Resource Sharing Committee
May 18                       Public Services Committee
May 23                       CARLI Board Strategic Planning
May 24                       Technical Services Committee
May 24                       SFX Systems Committee

June 1                         Collection Management Committee
June 6                         Commercial Products Committee
June 7                         CARLI Executive Committee Conference Call
June 12                       Preservation Committee
June 13                       Created Content Committee
June 15                        Public Services Committee
June 16                        CARLI Board of Directors Meeting
June 19                        Instruction Committee
June 20                        Resource Sharing Committee
June 28                        Technical Services Committee
June 28                        SFX Systems Committee

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

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Social Sciences Data and Sociology Librarian - University of Chicago

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:50pm

The Social Sciences Data and Sociology Librarian (the Librarian) reports to the Director of Research and Teaching Support and provides services for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Chicago community.

The Librarian will provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services to support social sciences data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management. This position provides guidance on the use of data and datasets as well as expertise in support of published data repositories such as ICPSR, and supports users requiring assistance with statistical and qualitative analysis software. The Librarian will work closely with others in the library and on campus to provide data and research support services. They will lead planning and implementation of social sciences data and data management professional development opportunities for other subject specialist librarians specific to their assigned departments and will partner with subject liaisons to assess the practices of researchers in various fields relating to data creation, use, and preservation.

As the Sociology Librarian they will develop and provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services for faculty and students in sociology. This position will manage collections in sociology/social sciences data resources to support the University's research and teaching missions. The successful candidate is expected to develop expertise in areas of current and emerging importance in academic libraries, such as scholarly communication, copyright, open access, and data management and preservation. In addition to sociology, a second subject assignment may be made, depending on the incumbent's experience and library needs.

This position will staff the Ask a Librarian desk a few hours a week and provide email and chat reference services.

Other responsibilities include service on library and university committees, and participation in professional and scholarly organizations.

The successful candidate must have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school of library information science or an advanced subject degree, (degrees must be completed by start date of employment); undergraduate or advanced degree or demonstrated equivalent subject experience in the social sciences; basic familiarity with one or more statistical and/or qualitative analysis software packages, for example, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo.

Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese preferred.

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record to determine their ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to perform complex problem solving and decision making, to plan and implement projects, and demonstrated commitment to professional development. Candidate's knowledge of data management planning and of databases and resources in social sciences, experience in public service, customer service, and teaching environments, experience using quantitative and/or qualitative social science data resources, and experience with web authoring will be evaluated.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, Requisition #03312 or via Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/lmjzfc4.

Contact , Library HR, with questions.

Review of applications will begin May 22, 2017.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information, please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or with their request.

Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian - University of Chicago

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:46pm

The Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian (the Librarian) supports research and teaching on campus with a focus on the Biological Sciences Division and the Medical Center, providing data research services, such as finding, manipulating, analyzing, and managing data; research and clinical support services such as instruction, outreach, and conducting systematic reviews.

Working as part of collaborative team, the Librarian promotes data resources and services; provides instruction, consultation, and outreach primarily in the biomedical sciences; supports faculty in the use of electronic laboratory notebooks; participates in selection, management, and delivery of data resources; and works closely with faculty and other campus partners. Collaborating with the institutional repository staff, develops new infrastructure to support research and address relevant data management issues.

The Librarian develops innovative programs and services through an understanding of research and teaching trends, the structure of the scholarly literature in medicine and biological sciences, patterns of scholarly communication, and data lifecycle management. Creates and maintains research guides. Plans and conducts assessment activities with library colleagues.

Reporting to the Director for the Science Libraries, this position is situated in the John Crerar Library and works closely with others in the Library, Medical Center, and on campus to provide data, research, and clinical support services.

The Librarian ensures that library staff is informed of current research and data trends and activities, including available research tools and resources. The Librarian identifies and organizes training sessions, partnering with others at the University involved in scientific research, and provides collection development support in selected subject areas.

Other responsibilities include service on library and university-wide committees and task forces and participation in local, regional, and national professional organizations.

The successful candidate must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited school of library information science or an advanced subject degree; minimum of 3 years academic library experience, experience using quantitative or qualitative data resources; teaching experience in a library or academic setting; familiarity with software for statistical or qualitative analysis, for example, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, or NVivo; experience with databases and resources in the biological sciences and medicine, and experience with web authoring tools.

An undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences is strongly preferred, along with knowledge of one or more foreign languages and experience conducting systemic reviews.

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates’ record and accomplishments in order to determine their ability to interact respectfully and effectively orally and in writing with diverse constituencies including faculty, students, colleagues, and community members; ability to work with library users individually and in groups; ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making; and the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects and a record of demonstrated commitment to professional development.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition 03301, or via Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/k6epoou.

Contact , Library HR, with questions.

Review of applications will begin May 8, 2017.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits:Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information, please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or with their request.

Academic Library Value and Impact: Instruction and Assessment Webinar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:13am

This webinar is geared toward those at the Director level, with CARLI Library Deans and Directors as the intended audience. This webinar will help CARLI directors make the case for the necessity of libraries, using the assessment data they may be collecting to support the assertion that student success is fortified by library instruction. Also covered will be considerations for governing authorities, articulating lessons learned, and spotlighting nationally or internationally leading models.

The webinar is presented by Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University. Megan will speak for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.

Webinar connection information will be emailed to participants the week of the event.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Deadline for registering is Friday, June 9, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email CARLI at .

SFX Downtime this Sunday, April 23rd

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:27pm

The Production SFX service will be moved to a new operating system between 6AM and 10AM this Sunday, April 23rd.

I expect the service to be down for less than an hour during this maintenance window.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

SFX Maintenance

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:25pm

The Production SFX service will be moved to a new operating system between 6AM and 10AM on Sunday, April 23rd.

I expect the service to be down for less than an hour during this maintenance window.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

User Experience Librarian - Illinois Institute of Technology

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:06pm

Illinois Institute of Technology's Paul V. Galvin Library is recruiting for a User Experience Librarian. The primary role of this position will be to collaborate closely with librarians and technical staff to promote new models for web development and design and implement best practices for digital content and services.

Interested applicants will find the full announcement and be able to apply here

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The User Experience Librarian collaborates closely with librarians and technical staff to promote new models for web development and design and implement best practices for digital content and services. As a liaison to academic units on campus, he/she also provides research and instructional services to a diverse community of faculty, staff, and student users of the Paul V. Galvin Library.

Education & Experience

An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, and a bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent experience in web development. Two years experience in an academic library environment or web communications and marketing is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills

Ability to maintain an atmosphere conducive to job productivity and satisfaction where team goals are aligned to meet library objectives. Ability to establish efficient, realistic plans that clearly convey the mission and philosophy of the university and the library; set priorities; and communicate, share, evaluate and measure plans. Ability to experiment, take risks, and accept responsibility for outcomes; monitor and analyze current trends; exercise creativity; and participate actively in the profession. Maintain a service attitude that improves user perceptions and participate in campus activities. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of librarianship and the information industry. Experience in the use of technology to enhance learning and web usability testing. Demonstrated knowledge with Open Source CMS, such as Drupal, as well as web programming languages such as PHP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and/or ASP. Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Familiarity with relational database management systems and document markup languages such as XML or TEI. Familiarity with W3C standards, and cross-browser and platform compatibility issues. Broad understanding of the application of information technologies in the academic library and commitment to open-source technologies. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, flexibility, ability to work creatively, and quickly adapt to and learn new methods of seeking information. A commitment to providing services to a diverse user population.

Please contact at Illinois Institute of Technology with questions or comments about this position or the application process.

Board of Directors Election

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:14am

The CARLI Board of Directors election is now underway. All governing member directors should receive their ballot on Monday, April 17. If you did not receive a ballot, please . Your input is valuable to us, please remember to vote.

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