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Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:06pm

Where? ISU Alumni Center (1101 North Main, Normal, Illinois 61761)
Cost? $50 for CARLI member librarians (Cost subsidized by CARLI, Limit 45 attendees)
What’s included? Light breakfast, lunch, and printed workshop materials

Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, CARLI are partnering to bring the Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop to Normal on May 14. This one-day workshop focuses on engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships. The workshop will be led by Jenny Dale (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Kate L. Ganski (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Cohorts from the same institution are encouraged to attend and work together on their information literacy curriculum.

For more details on the workshop and presenters bios see:

ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

Check-in from 8:00 - 9:00 am; Program begins at 9:00 am

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow – One Day Workshop

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CARLI are pleased to host the Association of College and Research Libraries Scholarly Communications Roadshow.

The day begins with an overview of scholarly communication fundamentals including open access, copyright, and library engagement.

For the afternoon sessions, the expert presenters will offer a deep dive into the following specific areas:

  • Institutional Repositories
  • Open Education
  • Outreach and Programming

This one day workshop will be provided to attendees free of cost and lunch will be provided. 

However, space is limited. Please register early and let us know if your plans change and you will no longer be able to attend. We expect to have a waitlist for this exciting event.


  • Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries
  • Rachel G. Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer at University of California Berkeley

Who should attend

The workshop is appropriate for those with administrative responsibilities, with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication or digital publishing, as well as liaisons and any others who are seeking to advance their professional development in scholarly communication.

CARLI member libraries are especially invited to attend.

Location & Directions

The iHotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign 61820

Parking: Free

Driving directions


Due to expected high interest in this workshop, registration will initially be limited as follows: 

  • February 19 - March 21: CARLI Members may register.  There is a limit to two people per CARLI member.
  • March 22-April 4: Registration will be opened to all who are interested including those from non-CARLI institutions.
  • April 4: Registration closes.

A wait list may be instituted if there are limited remaining spaces.

To register: Please click on the "Register" tab above. Due to limited space, all registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED. Registration will close Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

Public Services Librarian - Erikson Institute

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 1:49pm

Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire a Public Services Librarian.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Edward Neisser Library houses a unique collection of approximately 20,000 volumes that support the social work, child development and early childhood education curricula at the Institute. We seek an innovative, energetic, and tech-savvy Public Services Librarian to join our small and collaborative staff to provide reference and instructional services, approximately 2-3 hours of desk service provision daily. Reporting to the Library Director, the Public Services Librarian will also

Contribute to the continued development of the Erikson Institute Archive, including maintaining the library's digital archive on the ContentDM platform.

  • Participate in library instruction efforts, both within specific courses and outside courses to general audiences
  • Responsible for library's outreach efforts with internal and external constituencies, including maintaining the library's social media presence and creating displays.
  • Participate in Online/Distance Education support initiatives, e.g. instruction, digital learning materials creation and support
  • Apply usability and accessibility standards to create and maintain library web pages
  • Other duties as assigned; some evenings and weekends may be required.



  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library (e.g. Reference and/or Instruction)
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic, collaborative work setting


  • Subject background in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or Social Work
  • Experience with web page design and development, including assessment/usability testing
  • Experience with archives organization and management or ContentDM software
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in student learning; information literacy theory, practice, and assessment; and/or changing public service models in an academic library

About Erikson

Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation's leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a private, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master's degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our web site at

Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Erikson Institute
Attn: Library Search
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Absolutely NO phone inquiries accepted.
Applications received by February 5, 2018 will receive first consideration.

CARLI Governing Directors Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:38am

Quad Room,
I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign

Agenda and details to come.

CARLI Annual Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:36am

Chancellor Ballroom,
I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign

Agenda and details to come.

Specialist, Library Collection Management - Joliet Junior College

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:56am

Under the direction of the Department Chairperson, this position performs clerical library duties that center on library technical services, which require knowledge of the copy cataloging and classification methods and mechanics of the job and familiarity with the basic structure and operations of the library. Primary responsibilities include accurate data entry, repairing and inventorying materials, and assisting with material purchasing, record keeping and cataloging material in the library system at the direction of the Department Chairperson. Duties include working with technical services workflows to process book orders and reports. This clerical position will also include staffing the service desks and requires familiarity with library circulation processes.


  • Demonstrate exemplary customer service and assistance, excellent communication and interpersonal skills by understanding and applying the library and college’s policies and procedures. Able to deal with students, faculty and staff as well as the public in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a high level of cooperation with all library employees working within a team environment to process materials in support of the college curriculum and library programming. Assist in the preparation of all library acquisitions of materials utilized by library users.
  • Attentiveness to detail, excellent organizational skills, and initiative in performing data entry for all materials requested for purchase; verify accuracy of each order.
  • Verify all library content purchases through to completion and work with librarians and other library staff to keep accurate records of purchases throughout the ordering and receiving process.
  • Prepare reports on the status of ordered materials, including those received, backordered and cancelled, etc.
  • Work with automated systems to facilitate the copy cataloging of content purchased by the library at the direction of the Department Chairperson and Librarians.
  • Maintain and create accurate bibliographic, holding and item records for library content.
  • Repair and conserve library print materials.
  • Participate in the inventory, retention and declassification of purchased and donated items in the library collection.
  • Investigate and keep current with technological tools to assist in all automated phases of the technical services workflow.
  • Collect and compile relevant statistics.
  • Work at service desks providing circulation and technical assistance to patrons.
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful experience with library information systems, cataloging modules using MARC and knowledge of OCLC cataloging processes and products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability and willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and Publisher.


  • Academic library experience.
  • Library Technical Assistant certificate or Associates degree.
  • Experience with Ellucian software and various web browsers.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems.


  • Normal office physical demands.
  • Ability to lift and transport up to 50 pounds including moving book trucks, lifting and physical processing of materials.
  • Ability to access computer screens and electronic records in software packages currently used by the library and college with the ability to input data to the correct systems.


Duties are performed indoors in the usual office environment.

Application Procedures:

Apply for this positon online.

Application Deadline:

February 11, 2018

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Certification or License

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Satisfactory results of a background check
  • Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Posting Number S140473
Position Title Specialist, Library Collection Management
Department Library
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Clerical
FLSA Classification Non-Exempt
Union/Non Union Union
Full Time / Part Time? Full Time
Hours per week 40
Temporary? No
Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 01/29/2018
Closing Date 02/11/2018
Open Until Filled No

Electronic Resources Management Assistant - University of Chicago

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:26am

Under the supervision of the Electronic Resources Manager, and following established procedures, performs a broad range of complex and routine acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management (ERM) processes. Assistant is responsible for access and maintenance of databases, e-books, and e-journals; troubleshooting and problem resolution; and statistics, data gathering, and analysis for renewals, annual reports, and special projects. In consultation with the Head of Data Management Services, may perform tasks related to data loading and management within library systems, including loading sets of records for electronic resources and acquisitions and creating and maintaining documentation of procedures and statuses of record loads.


Database Maintenance and Record Enhancement (25%):

  • Coordinate major clean-up projects with other students/staff.
  • Update and change existing data in integrated library system (ILS), locally maintained ERM database, and linking software system (SFX) to reflect URL, coverage data, and other changes for online materials.
  • Test proxy server access and update definitions as appropriate, communicate and verify changes with IT Services.
  • Perform critical data management operations required by the department such as high-priority or time-dependent data loads and ad hoc batch corrections to bibliographic metadata.
  • Review new URLs imported into library systems to determine their appropriateness for the catalog.
  • Record information regarding record load procedures, availability, and status on departmental website.
  • Record loads statistics and related information for statistics as required.
  • Assist in cross-training and act as resource for staff in other units.
  • Update links and notes related to electronic resources access.
  • Run complex queries within Microsoft Access comparing external metadata with existing library metadata within library systems.

Bibliographic Data Creation and Management (25%):

  • Search online journal, database, and other product requests in ILS and ERM databases.
  • Tag and import OCLC records.
  • Create and update acquisitions records within ILS.
  • Create additional data as appropriate within ERM database and SFX.
  • Update records as appropriate for cancellations, including closing POs, notifying patrons of impending cancellations, and removing access from public library systems.
  • Place orders by email or phone, claim outstanding orders, and process renewals.
  • Manage electronic resource metadata, and acquisitions and bibliographic information for orders and invoices in batch.
  • Share responsibility with the Data Management Assistant for processing order, receipt, and invoice information by retrieving and processing electronic information from vendors for new orders, approval plans, and firm order receipts.

E-Resources Troubleshooting (20%):

  • Solve problems and communicate issues to entire department.
  • Provide direct assistance to patrons and library staff with online product access problems.
  • Review ERM licenses, acquisitions data, and vendor documents to determine causes of access issues.
  • Contact wide variety of vendors and university technical support staff to resolve problems.
  • Refer unusually complex problems to supervisor.

Information/Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis (20%):

  • Navigate through vendor interfaces to find, download, and compile statistics from a wide variety of sources.
  • Coordinate analysis project activities across students/staff.
  • Review data for potential errors and abnormalities.
  • Identify and use appropriate spreadsheet functions and/or database queries to clean up data, calculate acquisitions costs, and merge data from multiple sources.
  • Create and maintain documentation of procedures for major analysis projects.

Other (10%):

  • Maintain ERM department website.
  • May hire, train, plan, and direct the work of student employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems; work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team; the ability to use or learn a range of position-related software applications, including standard software packages, library systems, email, and intranet.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and manage time efficiently required.
  • Demonstrated ability to sort, identify, and resolve problems quickly and effectively required.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and effective, independent problem-solving and decision-making skills required.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy required.
  • Demonstrated ability to document activities and procedures required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan, and execute a range of projects required.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt readily to changes in technology and workflow required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • Related library experience, or an equivalent combination of position-related education and experience required.
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and/or managing metadata or other structured data, (e.g., manipulating data in an institutional database or managing research data) required.

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work with a variety of systems and software to perform everyday tasks, including vendor systems and library management systems, required.
  • Demonstrated intermediate knowledge of MS Excel or other spreadsheet software required.
  • Demonstrated intermediate knowledge of MS Access or other database software preferred.
  • Good knowledge of library procedures preferred.
  • Familiarity with library-specific systems, databases, and other academic electronic resources preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Office environment.
  • Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity; must be able to visually focus on print and electronic material for long periods.
  • Ability to sit for 4 hours or more.
  • Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.
  • Ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements.
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job.
  • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.
  • Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment.
  • Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment.

Requisition Number: JR00350
Grade and Classification: C-9 / Library Assistant III
Division / Dept. : Collections & Access / Electronic Resources Management
Reports to: Electronic Resources Manager
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

To Apply

To apply for this position, external candidates must submit an application and any other required materials through Internal candidates must apply by logging into Workday <> and selecting the Career worklet; for more information, please see How to Apply for a UChicago Job (Current Employee) QRG>.
Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered. For more information, please see

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 contact University Shared Services through the Applicant Inquiry Form or call 773-702-5800.

Senior Library Specialist, Inter-Library Loan - Governors State University

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:57am

This position works as a member of the University Library-Public Services team, whose function is to facilitate access to the library's resources and services. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage all aspects of the Interlibrary Loan service of the department. This includes hiring, training, supervising and evaluating ILL staff members, including student workers, in order to provide GSU Library borrowers with access to resources of external library collections and sharing GSU Library resources with external borrowers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:
    • (a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting
    • (b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:
      • 30 semester hours equals six months
      • 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals one year
      • 90 semester hours equals eighteen months
      • Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)
      • A Master's or higher degree equals four years
      • (Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available).
  • A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series.
  • Physical Demands
    • Reaches, grasps and grips items throughout the work day in the performance of job duties
    • Occasionally lifts and carries materials weighing thirty (30) pounds or more
    • Requires the ability to convey information through spoken and written English language communication
    • Ability to hear a normal speaking voice
    • Bends, lifts and kneels in retrieving/shelving/searching materials
    • Enters data on computer/typewriter for varied periods of time

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an academic library providing public service, processing Interlibrary Loan materials in a consortia environment, and supervisory experience.


  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Commitment to public service
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library procedures and practices
  • Experience in the use of Interlibrary Loan functions on computerized library systems such as the Integrated Library Systems (Voyager), ILL software (OCLC, World share, DOCLINE), and ILDS.
  • Extensive knowledge of bibliographic searching tools
  • Expertise in Interlibrary Loan policies, procedures, and theories
  • Thorough understanding of delivery system regulations and policies with accent on staying current within the field
  • Proficiency with regard to copyright law and compliance
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Statistical compilation facility
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain a teamwork environment
  • Independent judgment and discretion are mandatory
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Must be able to supervise well and be able to deal with staff fairly and firmly.
  • Must be able to identify potential solutions to departmental issues.
  • Good interpersonal and communicative skills are essential.

Work Schedule

  • Full-time (7.5 hours per day for a total of 37.5 hours weekly.
  • Days and hours: This position works Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am to 10 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 30-60 minute unpaid lunch. This position is part of the evening and weekend rotation.

Apply online. This position will close at 11:59 pm on February 9, 2018.

CARLI News January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:44pm

Register for the Copyright Q & A Webinar

There is still time to register for the March copyright webinar! 
Copyright Q&A with Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian
March 6, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Sara Benson is an Assistant Professor and the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has a JD, a Masters of Law, and an MLIS and looks forward to conversing with CARLI members about copyright. You can find her podcast (titled ©hat or ″copyright chat″) on the University of Illinois library site  or on iTunes.
Please register no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. There is a section on the registration page that allows you to ask your copyright question in advance. 
if you have any questions.

E-Resources Products Interest Survey

CARLI, in conjunction with the Commercial Products Committee, launched an interest survey to assess interest in the following products:

  • Statista
  • Bloomsbury Digital Resources
  • Kanopy
  • Films on Demand
  • DocuSeek2
  • Naxos Music Library
  • IBISWorld 

The survey will be available through February 2nd.

Institutional Repository Survey

CARLI has charged an Institutional Repositories Investigative Task Force to explore whether CARLI should operate an institutional repository (IR) on behalf of its member institutions. CARLI defines an IR as a set of services and technologies for the local management and dissemination of digital materials created by member institutions and their communities. 

This survey represents a first step toward gauging the interest CARLI members may have in a consortia-wide IR solution. We encourage all CARLI members to complete the survey even if your institution does not currently use or plan to use an institutional repository so that we have an accurate representation of the entire consortium.
We ask that each institution submit no more than one response to this survey. We estimate that filling out this survey will take approximately fifteen minutes after you have gathered the information needed. You will need access to the following information to respond to our questions:

  • General information about your IR if you have one (URL, platform, number of files and size of repository in GB, types of content stored in the IR)
  • If you don’t have an IR, information about how much content (number of files and size in GB) you presently have awaiting deposit
  • Your institution′s position on whether a consortial IR would provide a benefit to you
  • Your institutional priorities with regard to the features and services a consortial IR should contain 

Please respond to this survey no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2.

Annual Online Library System Certification

The annual online certification process began January 2, 2018. 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, 2018.

Certification can be completed online.

Libraries are also required to complete the ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey before completing certification. The ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, March 31. I-Share libraries should consult the statistics section of the CARLI web site to complete your Illinet survey. 

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. 

ILDS Needs Your Feedback

CARLI wants to hear from you regarding the performance of ILDS, so we have created a brief survey. Your feedback is key to the success of the ILDS program. To provide your input, please take a few moments to complete the survey. The survey will remain open until the end of the day on February 16, 2018.

Register Now for Millikin University′s Open House

The CARLI Public Services Committee is pleased to sponsor an Open House at Millikin University′s new University Commons on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Featured presentations will showcase Staley Library service areas, the New Technologies Studio, and the library′s instruction program. After lunch, there will be a presentation from campus stakeholders on planning and the use of the new facility and a presentation from other CARLI members that have considered new service models for their libraries.
Registration is now open.
If you have any questions, please

FY18 Collaborative Collection Development

The CARLI Collection Management Committee (CMC) is pursuing ways that CARLI members can work together to enhance the statewide collection. All members are encouraged to participate in the following projects as they are able.

Open Access eBooks Survey 

The CMC is exploring the availability of Open Access eBooks and their corresponding cataloging records.

What Open Access eBooks would member libraries like to see available to all libraries using I-Share and eventually through OCLC Collection Manager to all CARLI members?

Even if your institution does not currently select or add Open Access eBooks to your local catalog, all CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey so there is an accurate representation of the entire consortium.

Thank you for completing this survey to help the committee understand current practices and interest in this topic within the CARLI membership.

Purchasing Consortial eBooks

The CARLI Collection Management Committee encourages all CARLI Governing members to purchase at least two eBooks to expand and update the shared consortial eBook collection that was first purchased for the 2014 CARLI eBook Pilot Project and expanded in 2017 following last year′s CMC encouragement to ″buy two″.

All Governing members will have perpetual access to the titles purchased by libraries through this contract, as well as to the 3,890 titles already purchased by CARLI through the pilot project and by members following the last CMC request.

For the terms of the contract, interested libraries should .

CARLI and the CMC learned from the 2017 project, that not all eBook titles are available for consortial purchase. With that in mind, the CMC has updated the procedures to purchase an eBook for the consortium.

To order an eBook for CARLI, please review the list of titles that the Collection Management Committee has determined are available for consortial purchase via Proquest. This Google spreadsheet has three tabs: No Copies in I-Share (~3,100 titles), No Print Copies in I-Share (~4,300 titles), and the complete list of titles available with I-Share inventory counts. Each tab includes the Proquest Document ID, Title, Author, Imprint, Publisher, Publication Date, Proquest Subject, Language, Price, Anticipated Consortial Price, and I-Share Inventory Counts for your information.

Once you have identified titles you would like to purchase, please complete the form on Survey Monkey. Following the receipt of your order, CARLI staff will confirm the consortial Non-Linear price (your final price) with you before placing the order. CARLI will then send your library an invoice for the titles that you confirm for purchase.
Orders must be requested via SurveyMonkey by May 10, 2018 to be processed and invoiced this fiscal year (prior to June 30, 2018). 
The following publishers are still participating in this contract: Bloomsbury Academic; CABI; Diplomica; Edinburgh University Press; Guilford Publications, Inc.; Indiana University Press; Jessica Kingsley Publishers; John Benjamins Publishing Company; McFarland Publishers; McGraw-Hill International UK; Morgan & Claypool Publishers; Princeton University Press; Sage Publications; SAGE Publications, Inc.; University of California Press; University of North Carolina Press; Wiley (2 year embargo on purchases), and Zed Books, Ltd.
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at .

Education (Curriculum Materials, K-12) 

CARLI member libraries are invited to participate in the ongoing education collaborative collection development project. Via conversations with educators, the committee has collected K-12 curriculum titles being used throughout Illinois. The title list was refined to exclude titles already held by I-Share libraries, leaving unique items.

To participate, please add your institution′s name to the Google Sheet next to the title/set your library will purchase. We ask that all participating libraries allow Universal Borrowing (UB) or InterLibrary Loan to CARLI members of titles selected as a part of this project. 

Last year six CARLI member libraries participated and purchased $32,643 in curriculum sets ranging in price from $175 to $6,000 per set. This greatly increases CARLI member institutions′ access to materials being used throughout classrooms in Illinois. 

Please contact  or if you have any questions or feedback.

One-Time Purchases

CARLI member libraries are invited to participate in the One-Time Purchases collaborative project.
The project′s goal is to have every CARLI library purchase two or more unique print titles which are not owned by CARLI and/or I-Share Libraries at least six months after their publication date. We believe that after six months most titles that would have been purchased will have been added to OCLC and I-Share.  Please purchase titles between February and June 2018.
The focus of this project is not to have participants purchase titles of low or limited value. Due to budget issues, we suspect that member libraries have not been able to buy all the print books they wanted. These are the titles we hope member libraries will commit to purchasing for the project. If every member purchases a few that are not held in our consortium, our joint collection will be richer.
Last year CARLI libraries purchased 164 titles for the project. We hope to have more participants this year! With everyone working together, we can provide more materials to our libraries′ users.

Please record your purchases here.

FY17 purchases can be found here.
Please contact Deb Blecic or  if you have any questions.

Save the Date: Preservation Open House

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor Open Houses at the University of Chicago Library and the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

If you have any questions, please

Registration will be available soon.

Open Textbook Network and Open Educational Resources at CARLI: An Update

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) when they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI′ s OTN membership.


April 23: Governors State University
April 24: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
April 26: Heartland Community College

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN′ s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants′ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

Due to expected high interest in these workshops, registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library. A waitlist will be established.
Registration will open on February 1 at noon. If registration is not full on March 15, registration will be opened to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

Webinar for Campus Faculty: March 6, 2018

The CARLI OER Task Force is working with LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network to present a webinar for teaching faculty during Open Education Week. The webinar will be on March 6 from 11 a.m. – Noon. The webinar will be a panel of faculty members from diverse institutions who have used open materials in their classes. CARLI will share more information about this program soon so members may push this program out to their faculty for Open Education Week

Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus Webinar Recording Available

Members of the OER Task Force presented on the ‶Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus″. A recording of the January 17, 2018 webinar is now available as are the slides for the program.

View the recorded webinar to learn:

  • Terms to know
  • What OER is & what OER is not
  • Where to start, including skills to learn and ideas to champion
  • Data
    • Higher education costs in Illinois
    • CARLI 2017 OER Survey
  • CARLI member initiatives
  • CARLI′s membership in the Open Textbook Network


The members of the OER Task Force have created a web site on open educational resources. Beyond a list of members′ OER web sites and links to available OERs, the site includes information for members to learn about the topic and includes readings, presentations, and webinars. The task force included resources that they felt were helpful when starting a local program as well as organizations and social media links to keep up-to-date on the topic.

Thanks to all that provided information to help create the web site following the call for suggestions in the last newsletter.

CARLI 2017 OER Survey 

Last fall, the task force asked members to complete a survey on their local OER activities. The complete report from the survey is available. Thanks to all who took the time to respond to the survey.

The report includes:

  • A summary of the survey results
  • Full results of OER Survey including responses to the open-ended survey questions
  • An appendix with the survey questions

The survey includes data for the entire consortium and breaks down results by type of institution.

CARLI OER Email List

CARLI has established an email list for CARLI members to discuss and learn more about Open Educational Resources. The Open Textbook Network encourages consortia to establish a local email list to support the community of people that are working with open educational resources. Any person from a CARLI institution may subscribe to the email list.

Training Resources

At the 2017 Open Textbook Network Summit, resources were shared for engaging faculty in the conversation to use open course materials including training materials. If you are interested in these resources before the April OTN sessions, please

Preservation Tip: Communicating the Value of Preservation – Disaster Response

Jen Hunt Johnson, Special Collections Conservator, University of Notre Dame (former member of the CARLI Preservation Committee)

When it comes to disaster response, it’s easy to make excuses to put off planning.

It’s complicated …
It’s expensive…
A disaster has never, and will never happen here
… until it does.

We all talk about the need for disaster planning and preparedness for our collections, but what can these steps really do in the event of a disaster? How can you communicate the value of disaster response to gain support for your efforts? 

Some of the basic strategies to mitigate risk in a disaster include:

  • Evaluating the level of risk to your collection
  • Establishing partnerships with regional service providers
  • Developing a disaster plan
  • Training staff to use it 

Focus your communication efforts to emphasize the return on investment each of these steps can bring. 

Continue reading the full article.

View this and other articles written by Preservation Committee members on the topic Communicating the Value of Preservation.

Other Library News

Elevate Illinois Library Leadership Program

Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. The program is a joint project of Illinois Heartland Library System, the Illinois Library Association, the Illinois State Library, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. 

Effective leaders play to their strengths. This one-day program is for library staff who want to understand the fundamentals of strengths-based leadership, including gaining insights into their own strengths. Participants will identify a leadership project that they hope to take on in their own library or with the community they serve and receive advice from a mentor as well as from fellow participants. Together, this program will allow participants to learn what their strengths are and how they can apply those strengths to leadership in a real-world project.

Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. 

The registration fee for the program is $75 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Participants will have a few hours of mandatory pre-work prior to the one-day workshop in order to best utilize our time together. 

Applications are due Friday, February 23. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 9. Please register on the ILA web site.

OCLC Survey

The OCLC Global Council is comprised of delegates from around the world who work on behalf of OCLC members to reflect the needs of member institutions. Each year delegates gather feedback from members around a central theme. This year, that theme is resource sharing. As part of this effort OCLC is seeking feedback on the resource sharing issues, challenges, and successes that you see in your library, consortium, and region.

Please take a short (5 to 10 minute) survey to share your feedback. Your unique perspectives will help to inform the Global Council as well as OCLC Management and product specialists.

ACRL Seeks Your Comments

The Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Draft Revision is now available for public commentary. The call for comments will also appear in the print and online February issues of College & Research Libraries News.

Feedback is due by Friday, March 2nd.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Forums, Workshops and Training

February 1                  Using for Digital Collections Webinar
February 7                  New I-Share Libraries: Voyager Circulation Client Training
February 8                  New I-Share Libraries: Searching & Requesting via VuFind & UB Training

March 6                      Copyright Q & A Webinar
March 15                    Public Services Open House at Millikin
March 19                    Train the Trainer: Ideas & Tips to Help Faculty Teach Information Literacy


February 7                    Technical Services Committee
February 12                   Preservation Committee
February 12                   Instruction Committee
February 12                   Public Services Committee
February 14                   SFX Systems Committee
February 14                   Created Content Committee
February 14                   Commercial Products Committee
February 14                   Institutional Repository Investigative Task Force
February 20                   Open Educational Resources Task Force
February 21                   Resource Sharing Committee
February 22                   Collection Management Committee
February 28                   Executive Committee Conference Call

March 7                         Technical Services Committee
March 12                       Preservation Committee Meeting
March 12                       Instruction Committee Meeting
March 12                       Public Services Committee Meeting
March 14                       SFX Systems Committee Meeting
March 14                       Created Content Committee Meeting
March 14                       Commercial Products Committee Meeting
March 20                        Collection Management Committee Meeting
March 20                        Open Educational Resources Task Force
March 21                        Resource Sharing Committee Meeting

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

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