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Webinar: Introduction to the "Laws of Illinois" web site

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:44pm

The Laws of Illinois web site has been recognized by the Governor's Office of the Illinois Bicentennial as an officially designated Project celebrating Illinois' 200th birthday. The site was recognized as an important resource for Illinois history and genealogy.

Join Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University, for a webinar on May 7 at 2 pm to learn more about the Laws of Illinois web site.

The web site links to digitized volumes of the Laws of Illinois (to 1920), laws from 1971 to the Present available on the General Assembly website, Illinois Revised Statutes and territorial laws for the Northwest, Indiana and Illinois territories. It includes volumes from the WIU and Illinois State Libraries, other libraries, volumes in Google Books, and the Hathi Trust Digital Library. The text of most volumes is searchable. Indexes to the Laws of Illinois digitized by the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois State Library are also linked from the site. WIU volumes were digitized with funds from CARLI.

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Public History Graduate Internship - Illinois College

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:34pm

The Public History Graduate Intern will work during the fall semester with a flexible mid-August start date and a flexible end date in mid-December. Interns may select from a variety of projects that emphasize their interests, strengths, and professional goals. The intern will work closely with the college archivist and curator on a range of short- and long-term projects. The intern will gain experience with the day-to-day management of a campus archive and campus museum, including aiding in research requests, managing the reading room, as well as assisting with programs and/or activities such as tours and special events. The intern will also help oversee a team of undergraduate student workers. The selected intern will focus on a main project throughout the semester which supports institutional needs and the intern’s academic and/or professional goals. Past graduate internship projects have focused on processing a congressional collection, aiding in preservation and digitization initiatives, and collaborating to create temporary campus exhibits.

COMPENSATION

The position includes a generous stipend as well as free on-campus housing. The internship position also supports professional development opportunities including regional site visits, local conference attendance as available, and a range of educational, musical, and athletic offerings available on a liberal arts campus.

ELIGIBILITY

Current, graduate or recently graduated students from MA or MLIS programs in history, public history, archival studies, historical administration, art history, library sciences, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Students interested in a career in archives, records management, public history, and museums are especially encouraged.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by Friday, June 1, 2018. The cover letter should express how this position will support academic and career goals. Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF or Word Document to . Please use the subject line “Graduate Internship Application.” References should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, dependability, and interest in the field.

ABOUT ILLINOIS COLLEGE

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

Public Services Supervisor - North Park University

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:53pm

Hospitality is an important value at the Brandel Library. The Head of Public Services (HPS) will build and lead the teams who typically are the first and last people a library patron interacts with at the Check-In, Circulation, and Reference desks. The HPS will ensure that library patrons are welcomed and provided excellent service in the library. This position will work closely with the Head of Collections to ensure patrons have access to the items they need. They will also work with librarians to help students identify appropriate resources for their needs. This position will monitor the building for cleanliness and report any maintenance issues to the library’s administrative assistant.

This position is a full-time position that reports to the Head of User Experience and may be required to work nights and week-ends.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Reference and Circulation departments including the Check-In desk
  • Work with university librarians to schedule consultations with patrons
  • Respond to the chat reference and library email or refer to the appropriate staff member
  • Gather data about Public Services usage for assessment purposes
  • Staff departments through scheduling (using WhenIWork), hiring, training, and leading monthly meetings
  • Responsible for the creation and consistent enforcement of Public Services policies which will be documented in the departmental Wiki
  • Supervise the departments by answering patron questions, assisting in technology or printing problems, dealing with emergencies, and managing Voyager
  • Manage administrative activities of the Circulation department including shelving, library guest access, and circulation reports
  • Monitor the building spaces and report any issues to Physical Plant
  • Oversee all library signage to ensure consistency and clarity
  • Lead the process of building and circulating the reserve collection in the library

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, MLS or applicable graduate degree preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to identify problems and take initiative
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail and manage multiple tasks
  • Experience working with university students; Academic library experience preferred
  • Ability to master evolving computer software and upgrade workflows as technology changes
  • Ability to lift and move books and ability to push a full book cart
  • Strong interest in working in an academic library and supporting academic research
  • Personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education and Brandel Library’s core values of community, creativity, effectiveness, and curiosity

Effective Date: July 2018

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To Apply: Please complete the full time staff application.

Questions may be addressed to

Epiration Date: 6/30/18

Board of Directors Election

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:10am

Voting is now open for seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. Each of the CARLI constituencies—Community Colleges; Private Colleges and Universities; and Public Universities—will elect one new Board member for a three-year term (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2021).
 
Voting will remain open until 5 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.
 
The election is being conducted using Survey Monkey. Each director from a Governing Member institution is entitled to one vote for the candidates in their designated constituency. Library directors will receive an email from Survey Monkey with their specific ballot.  

Results of the election will be tallied and announced in May.

CARLI Welcome 4 New Libraries to I-Share!

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:40am

Please join us in welcoming 4 new libraries to I-Share. The new libraries are: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield; McHenry County College, Crystal Lake; Moody Bible Institute, Chicago; and Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago. These I-Share libraries now have their collections fully represented in the I-Share union catalog and accessible for resource sharing.

With the addition of these libraries’ collections, the I-Share union catalog now contains 14.7 million unique bibliographic records representing the holdings of 90 CARLI member institutions. The combination of this enormous consortial collection with I-Share’s resource sharing services gives I-Share library patrons ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries.

See the complete list of I-Share libraries and a map of their locations.

CARLI News March 28, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:03am

Volunteer for a CARLI Committee

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, 2018 through June 30, 2021. 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 27. 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 27 will be considered for initial FY 2019 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2019 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 charges, 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 15, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2018.

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

Call for Board of Directors Election Nominations

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 (3) specified constituencies (public universities, community colleges, and private colleges and universities). Candidates receiving the most votes will serve three (3) year terms, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

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 Jeff Douglas (Knox College), Cate Kaufman (Illinois Central College), Michael Lorenzen (Western Illinois University), Anne Craig (CARLI), and Margaret Chambers (CARLI).

The nomination period will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

If you have any questions or problems making a nomination, please contact  with the subject line: Board Nominations.

I-Share Now Includes 90 Institutions

CARLI is pleased to announce the addition of four new I-Share institutions:

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield (a non-circulating collection)
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago 
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership, Chicago

The patrons of these new I-Share libraries are now able to borrow items from other I-Share libraries, either by requesting them remotely, or by visiting other I-Share libraries in person. These four libraries are also filling I-Share call slip requests. Additionally, patrons of other I-Share libraries may now use these libraries on-site and borrow items from their circulating collections.
 
The loading of these libraries' holdings into the I-Share union catalog will begin the week of April 2 and should be completed within two weeks. Once that process is complete, these libraries’ collections will be able to be discovered and requested via the I-Share catalog.

PrepSTEP™ for Colleges Demonstration

In conjunction with CARLI, EBSCO is offering a live demonstration of PrepSTEP™ for Colleges on April 5th. PrepSTEP™ for Colleges is their new eLearning platform featuring the most comprehensive selection of academic and career-related resources available in the marketplace. 

PrepSTEP™ Empowers Students to

  • Improve core English, math, and science skills 
  • Conquer developmental coursework 
  • Score higher on college placement tests 
  • Prepare for grad school and occupational licensing exams
  • Acquire basic computer skills 
  • Build workplace skills and explore careers 

Please register to join one of the sessions:

PrepSTEP™ for 2-Year Colleges 
Thursday, April 5 at 10 am CT

PrepSTEP™ for 4-Year Colleges
Thursday, April 5 at 1:30 pm CT

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. 

The presentation will last about 25 minutes with time at the end for questions and feedback.

FY19 Selection Cycle Dates

CARLI staff are currently working with fiscal year vendors to prepare for the FY19 selection cycle. Tentative dates for the selection system to be open to libraries are April 9 through May 18. Fiscal year vendors will be offering 33 new products for FY19.

Listening Sessions with CARLI Library Directors

After traveling around the state for several very successful "Listening Sessions" with CARLI library directors last fall, we have scheduled a few more sessions for the spring. These will be informal, approximately two-hour sessions. During these meet-ups CARLI Senior Director, Anne Craig, is eager to hear from each of you about your library's challenges and successes. It is vitally important that we understand your needs and can relate your stories to stakeholders.
 
The following are the spring sessions being held in April that you can register for: 

@ Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 am
@ Rush University, Chicago, Tuesday, April 24, 10:30 am

Please plan to sign up and join us.

Call for Instruction Showcase Proposals

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 6th annual Instruction Showcase being held on Thursday, May 31 at Dominican University in River Forest 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, "We Can't Do It Alone: Joining Forces for Sustainable Partnerships". Examples related to the theme include instruction sessions that reflect successful collaborations with teaching faculty or that are part of an ongoing instruction initiative. 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. Attached is a template 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 no later than Monday, April 2.

Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent during the week of April 9.

Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to .

"Promoting Your Digital Collections" Webinar

Join the Created Content Committee for a webinar on promoting your digital collections! Maybe you scanned decades of college yearbooks or the student newspaper, or you digitized a treasure trove of personal letters from a Civil War soldier or historic photographs from your local community. But, once you create these digital collections, how do you connect this unique content to your users or researchers? In this program, panelists Rachel Cole, Lindsay Harmon, and Sara Prescott will discuss strategies for promoting digital collections, from identifying your target audience to sharing content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

This webinar will be held on May 1 from 2:00–3:00 pm

Register now.

Webinar: "Using Data to Assess and Communicate Improvements in Resource Sharing"

Registration is still open for the upcoming resource sharing webinar: "Using Data to Assess and Communicate Improvements in Resource Sharing" on Thursday, March 29 10:00 –11:00 am.

This webinar will focus on how North Park University (NPU) used data to assess changes in their resource sharing workflows and staffing, and then communicated those changes. Andy Meyer will share how NPU changed their policies to improve their I-Share workflows, how you can use Tableau to explore and assess your data, and some best practices and strategies for communicating data through graphs and visualizations.

Presenter: 
Andy Meyer is the Head of Electronic Resources and Interlibrary Loan at North Park University in Chicago. He holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a specialization in data curation. He is interested in developing and sharing resources that help libraries of all sizes manage and use data, and in improving resource sharing among libraries.

This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

Please send any questions to .

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers

Registration is now available to all CARLI members. Registration closes on April 8.

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

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 a local partner with them 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.

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

April 23: Governors State University (9:00 am–4:30 pm)
April 24: Loyola University Chicago (8:30 am–4:00 pm)
April 24: Video streaming of the April 24 program (8:55 am–4:00 pm)
April 26: Heartland Community College (8:30 am–4:00 pm)

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.

If you have any questions, please contact

Faculty Experiences on Teaching with OERs: A Webinar Celebrating Open Education Week 2018

CARLI and The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) joined together for an exciting webinar on open educational resources (OER) during Open Education Week 2018.
 
This webinar featured a panel of faculty from Illinois and Louisiana, moderated by Lisa Petrides from ISKME, discussing their experiences in teaching with OER. The webinar is perfect for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

If you missed it, you can view a recording of the webinar.

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.

ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow: From Understanding to Engagement

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CARLI are pleased to host the full-day ACRL Roadshow - Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement on May 4 at the I Hotel in Champaign, Illinois.

This all-day workshop will be led by Scholarly Communication RoadShow instructors Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at Miami University Libraries, and Rachael G. Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer at the University of California at Berkeley.

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. 

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.

This is the final week to register for the event.

Registration is open until April 4. 

ACRL Framework Workshop

Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, and 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 the ALA web site.

  • May 14, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • ISU Alumni Center (1101 North Main, Normal, Illinois 61761)
  • $50 for CARLI member librarians (Cost subsidized by CARLI, Limit 45 attendees)
  • Light breakfast, lunch, and printed workshop materials
  • Register now

Illinois Fire Service Institute Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop

The CARLI Preservation Committee is sponsoring a Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 8:30 am–4:15 pm. The workshop will be held at the Illinois Fire Services Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign.  

This workshop will include presentations by a fire professional, hands-on fire extinguisher training, burn simulation, and practice recovery of library materials. Jennifer Teper, Bud Velde Preservation Librarian and Head of Preservation Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead the salvage and recovery discussion and exercise. 

If you have questions, please send them to CARLI support.

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.

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″.

Thank you to the 21 CARLI members that have already "bought two" (or more) ebooks for the consortial collection.

All Governing members will have perpetual access to the titles purchased by libraries through this contract, as well as to the 3,936 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 contact the
 
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 purchase via ProQuest. This Google spreadsheet has four tabs: No Copies in I-Share (~3,100 titles), No Print Copies in I-Share (~4,300 titles), the complete list of titles available with I-Share inventory counts, and a list of titles purchased since January 1, 2018. 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 (two year embargo on purchases), and Zed Books, Ltd.
 
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at .

Education (Curriculum Materials, K-12) 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. 

Thank you to the CARLI member libraries that have already committed to purchase materials for FY2018!
 
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 on this Google Doc.
 
FY17 purchases can be found here.
 
Please contact  or  if you have any questions.

Preservation Tips:

Communicating the Value of Preservation – Student Worker Training
Melanie R. Schoenborn, Binding and Processing Manager, Book Conservator, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Student workers are on the front lines and behind the scenes in all types of college and research libraries in Illinois. Within many libraries, student workers process new and reserve materials, relabel, reprocess, and shelve. They are circulation attendants, computer maintenance personnel, and other hands-on workers as needed within their institutions on a daily basis. Much of the work student workers do is repetitive. Knowing how to handle different types of material as well as knowing when something needs preservation care is something that can be taught and learned. Training student workers in preservation processes can help extend the life of library materials thereby reducing costs for replacements and in turn shows the value of their work. 

Read the full article.

Communicating the Value of Preservation – Working With Facilities … a Cautionary Tale
Anne Thomason, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Lake Forest College

As one who values preservation and its value for my collection, I hoped to write a piece about a successful effort working with our campus facilities staff to improve the environmental conditions in our Archives and Special Collections at Lake Forest College. Alas, the story does not have an entirely happy ending although it does not necessarily have an unhappy ending. I consider my communication efforts a work in progress, and believe that the environmental problems that occasionally afflict our area will continue to be addressed. 
 
The climate control system was not functioning optimally, with wide fluctuations between 72 degrees and 62 degrees in the course of a couple of hours. Nobody seemed to know how the system worked, and every week I placed a work order to have the fluctuating temperatures addressed, as consistency is ideal for special collections materials. Placing a work order did not solve the problem as the people working on the system did not understand the underlying reasons behind the many work orders.

Read the full article.

These articles are part of an ongoing series on Communicating the Value of Preservation, a year-long project of the CARLI Preservation Committee.  All the articles may be found on the project website.

Preservation Week April 22-28, 2018

Meghan Ryan, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Specialist, National Louis University

What is Preservation Week?
Preservation Week, a public outreach program and national campaign to raise awareness about preservation, takes place from April 22-28, 2018. According to the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, the goal is to encourage "libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections." 

What can you do to celebrate preservation week?
Host a speaker, have a tour, create an exhibit, use social media, or get creative to promote preservation awareness.  ALCTS has provided ideas for event planning, including a link to Easy, Low Cost Ideas to celebrate preservation week as well as helpful tools, such as handouts and webinars.

Other Library News

WIU Libraries Website Receives Illinois Bicentennial Recognition

The Western Illinois University Libraries' Laws of Illinois website has been officially recognized as a Bicentennial Project by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. The application for project recognition was supported by Macomb Mayor Mike Inman and the McDonough County Historical Society.

The website, which is available through the WIU Libraries, links to digitized volumes of the Laws of Illinois from 1818-1920 and 1971-present, volumes of the laws for the Northwest, Indiana and Illinois Territories and volumes of Illinois Revised Statutes. Some of the volumes linked to the site were digitized from the collections available in the WIU and Illinois State Libraries, with support from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). The site also links to volumes that were digitized from other libraries by Google and volumes in the Hathi Trust Digital Library. The text of most volumes can be searched. Indexes to the Illinois laws that were digitized by the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois State Library are also linked to the site.

While the online collection is incomplete, the available volumes shed light on Illinois' history and genealogy. Some of the volumes of the Laws of Illinois include reports from the state treasurer and auditor. 

The Laws of Illinois website contains information about the online collection, as well as instructions on how to find laws on a particular topic. 

For more information about the Laws of Illinois website, contact  or by calling (309) 298-2723.

Call for Lightning Talk Proposals--Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual GLRSC: Charting Our Course Together, on June 7-8, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH featuring a keynote presentation by George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library.
 
Registration will open soon!  Watch for updates on the conference website. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

Call for Proposals Online Form
 
Do you have a new idea or success story to share? We are accepting Lightning Talk proposals through April 6, 2018 on any of the following topic areas:

  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Marketing Services
  • Shared Staffing and Training
  • Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  • Shared Discovery Layers
  • Workflow Improvements
  • E-Books
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
  • Consortial or Group Purchasing
  • Shared Print Projects
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Delivery Solutions
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making

Proposed presentations should be 15 minutes in length including time for questions. Lightning Talk proposals can be submitted via the online submission form.
 
Each proposal should include a title, description, and abstract. Lightning Talk proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, with selected presenters notified by April 13, 2018.
 
Please direct any questions to  and .

Illinois History Digital Imaging Grant Program

The Secretary of State/Illinois State Library is now offering the Illinois History-Digital Imaging grant program to provide funding for eligible libraries to carry out projects involving the selection, digital capture, storage, and provision of web access to their important historical and cultural collections. Digital Imaging grants support the creation of digital collections while at the same time expanding access to those collections via the Illinois Digital Archives.

The priority of the program is digitization of original source materials relevant to Illinois' history and culture.

Grant projects will involve the production of both digital images and associated metadata in accordance with prescribed standards, and, depending on the format, could also involve the production of audio descriptions and/or transcriptions to enhance accessibility and comply with state and federal law.

For program guidelines, eligibility information and how to apply, please see the Illinois State Library web site.

UIC Library of the Health Sciences Receives Medical Library Association Award

The University of Illinois at Chicago′s Library of the Health Sciences has earned the Medical Library Association′s 2018 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award.

The award recognizes health sciences libraries that have made significant contributions to the clinical, educational, research or administrative outcomes at their institutions by fostering a culture of research among health science librarians.

Targeting Autism Forum at the State Library

The Targeting Autism Forum will be held on May 17-18, 2018 in the atrium of the State Library in Springfield. The full agenda for the forum is available at the State Library′s website

To register, send an email to Suzanne Schriar  with a subject line that reads "Registration for the Forum". Please include your name, job title, name of your library or other professional affiliation and a brief statement about your interest in the topic of autism and libraries. As in previous years, there is no registration fee to attend. 

Lodging for May 16-17 will be provided at no additional charge at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registrations will be accepted now through Friday, April 27.

Save the Date: HSLI 2018

Mark your calendars and check their web site for more information regarding the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) 2018 Annual Conference on September 26, 27 and 28 at the beautiful Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Program and registration details will be coming soon. This is a wonderful opportunity to present on your latest project or research and network with other librarians.
 
Visit the HSLI web site to find out more and be on the lookout for more information about the conference opportunities to come!
 
For any questions, please contact , Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.

Illinois Library Association's Awards Program

The Illinois Library Association′s awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The program increases awareness of the contributions of all association participants, including recipients, sponsors, co-sponsors, and committees/forums. This is an opportunity to let colleagues know about innovative programs and ideas that hard-working librarians, staff, and trustees throughout Illinois have created. Inspiration and good ideas should be shared! 

Nominating someone for an ILA Award has never been easier! There are 17 annual awards to choose from. Once you choose, then you can submit your nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA Web site.

If you have any questions about the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office at (312) 644-1896, or see the ILA web site.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Date

May 28                    CARLI Office Closed for Memorial Day

Forums, Workshops and Training

April 6                     Public Services Open House at University of St. Francis
April 11                   New I-Share Libraries Acquisitions & Serials Training
April 12                   New I-Share Libraries Acquisitions & Serials Training
April 20                   University of Chicago Preservation Department and Oriental Institute Open House
April 23                   Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop, Governors State
April 24                   Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop, Loyola University
April 24                   Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Streaming Workshop
April 26                   Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop, Heartland Comm. College

May 1                       Promoting You Digital Collections Webinar
May 4                       ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow
May 14                     Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop
May 16 – 17             New Directors Institute
May 31                     6th (5th?  See announcement above) Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

Meetings

April 4                     Technical Services Committee Meeting
April 9                     Preservation Committee Meeting
April 9                     Instruction Committee Meeting
April 9                     Public Services Committee Meeting
April 11                   Directors Session, Illinois Wesleyan University
April 11                   Created Content Committee Meeting
April 16                   Commercial Products Committee Meeting
April 17                   Open Educational Resources Task Force Meeting
April 18                   Resource Sharing Committee Meeting
April 18                   SFX Systems Committee Meeting
April 24                   Directors Session, Rush University
April 27                   Collection Management Committee Meeting

May 2                      Technical Services Committee
May 9                      SFX Systems Committee
May 9                      Created Content Commitment
May 14                    Preservation Committee
May 14                    Instruction Committee
May 14                    Public Services Committee
May 15                    OER Task Force Meeting
May 16                    Resource Sharing Committee
May 21                    Commercial Products Committee
May 22                    Collection Management Committee

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

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Library Director - Augustana College

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:31am

Augustana College has extended its search for a new library director. Screening of complete applications will begin on April 23, 2018, and continue until completion of the search process.

Winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the Oberlin Group of Libraries, the Thomas Tredway Library occupies a central place in both the geography and the culture of Augustana's primarily residential campus. Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the College, the Library Director guides the development of a strategic vision and provides leadership for the library, working effectively with administration, faculty, and staff.

Leadership opportunities:

Semester transition

Leading the library through the college’s transition from a trimester to a semester schedule with a three-week J-term, beginning in the 2019-20 academic year; anticipating and responding to any changes in the needs of the campus while exploring new opportunities for library instruction and programming

Gerber Center for Student Life

Nurturing relationships among the various offices and entities of the Gerber Center, capitalizing on the building’s popularity with students and the offices’ proximity to each other to develop innovative, forward-thinking programs and services to support students’ holistic growth

College records and archives

Anticipating and advocating for future college archival needs, including the necessity of an institutional repository and the staffing to support it

Access and privilege

Facilitating ongoing collaboration among librarians, teaching faculty, and the Provost to champion equity of access to information and meet the academic needs of our diversifying student population; areas for future growth include exploring challenges and possibilities for the use of open educational resources, and promoting the value of open-access scholarly publishing

​Click here for a detailed job description and application guidelines.​ 

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assessment Coordinator - University of Illinois Chicago

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:47pm

The UIC Library seeks an innovative Assessment Coordinator to lead evidence-based assessment initiatives to achieve strategic objectives and inform decision-making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.  The Coordinator will help demonstrate the value and impact of the Library in facilitating student and faculty success. 

The Coordinator will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in all five library locations to incorporate assessment into library programs, promote best practices for identifying assessment and actionable outcomes, ensure the accurate collection and preservation of data, and analyze and interpret data to inform strategic planning, communication, and decision-making.  The Coordinator will also assist stakeholders to confidently use appropriate assessment tools and techniques. As a Clinical Assistant Professor, this appointment carries with it the expectation that the faculty member will contribute to the profession.  

Reports to: Scholarly Communication Librarian 

Job Description

  • Plans, designs, and implements library assessment initiatives in collaboration with the library’s senior leadership team, Assessment Advisory Committee, Steering Committee and relevant stakeholders
  • Leverages the results of library assessment activities to enhance and illustrate the impact of the library, develop actionable outcomes in collaboration with decision makers, and inform the Library’s strategic planning
  • Leads the design and implementation of regular internal and external surveys and other assessment tools
  • Coordinates data collection and analysis, and regularly shares findings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversees the deposit and preservation of data in standardized reporting formats from all appropriate library units into the Library’s centralized data repository
  • Promotes and shares expertise in assessment through consultation and collaborative development of assessment programs with library departments 
  • Conducts staff training and creates development opportunities for library staff related to assessment 
  • Keeps apprised of assessment developments and introduces new methods or tools to library staff
  • Gathers data for University needs as well as national reporting to organizations such as ARL and AAHSL
  • Maintains and updates the library’s dashboard, including data and graphical interfaces
  • Chairs the Assessment Advisory Committee
  • Serves on library, university, and professional committees, elected and assigned
  • Undertakes research/scholarship and professional development related to professional and scholarly interests

Minimum qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS, M.Ed. in Assessment and Measurement, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in a position that requires the development and implementation of assessment strategies 
  • Ability to present complicated information in easily comprehensible formats, e.g. data visualization, appropriate use of charts, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis and organization
  • Academic coursework in statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design

Preferred qualifications

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in higher education or other complex organizations 
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessment such as user-centered design, ethnographic research, usability studies, or evaluation design 
  • Working knowledge of Tableau or other statistical software applications used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Project management experience or certification
  • Experience with supporting accreditation efforts in higher education
  • Experience with national library assessment programs, e.g., LibQUAL+, Project Information Literacy, NSSE, Value of Academic Libraries
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the competencies ACRL has identified for assessment coordinators [ACRL draft competencies] 

SALARY/CONTRACT:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; The minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333; Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance (with employee contribution); participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory.  For further description of benefits see https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/ 

For fullest consideration, apply by April 30, 2018 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is May 14, 2018.

All applicants must submit an online application

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Library Specialist - Lincoln Land Community College

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:41pm

Lincoln Land Community College is currently accepting applications for a Library Specialist position that will be responsible for providing research and information services to library patrons. This contractual, non-benefited position will work 25-27 hours per week during the upcoming fall 2018 semester, August 6-December 14. Pay will be $20 per hour.

Responsibilities for this position will include the following:

  • Assist students, faculty, staff and community with research and information requests.
  • Perform reference duties, physically and virtually.
  • Provide basic support for students using computer applications (primarily MS Office).
  • Assist at the circulation desk, as necessary.
  • Participate in and collaborate on library projects, as necessary.

Requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree plus library science classes and/or professional library experience
  • MIS/MLIS/MLS student or degree preferred
  • Computer competency

Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen.

Please apply through this link: https://llcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2350
 

Hunter Collection Cataloging Intern - Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:39am

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is hiring a Hunter Collection Cataloging Intern for Summer 2018. This is a paid, part-time position (20-25 hours per week) that begins sometime in May 2018 depending on scheduling.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the Hunter Collection Interns will be organizing, cataloging, and possibly scanning posters, photographs, artifacts, and other special collection materials from the World War I Hunter Collection. This work will be done at the Museum & Library's remote facility off the Brown Line in the North Center Neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

This position requires some experience or familiarly with MARC 21, RDA, and cataloging into the OCLC database. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Hunter Cataloging Intern essential position qualifications:

  • Master's degree level course work in Library Science or Public History
  • Experience or familiarity with Cataloging in the OCLC database
  • Experience or familiarity with MARC 21 and RDA
  • Experience or familiarity with Archival work
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer orientation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Research skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Hunter Cataloging Intern assigned responsibilities and duties:

  • Rehouse Special Collection materials
  • Organizing and Inventory Special Collection materials
  • Collect metadata per library cataloging standards
  • Create catalog records both in OCLC and in local ILS
  • Use large and medium format scanner to digitize Special Collection materials
  • Add digitized image and metadata to CONTENTdm

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to . Please indicate the internships to which you are applying in the body of your email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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