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SFX Open Conference Call

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:51am

How to improve your SFX interface quickly and efficiently! 

Please join us for the next SFX open conference call: Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm. We will focus on switching to (or editing) the simplified menu template to improve your patron’s use of SFX menus.

Join by phone:

+1 217 332 6338

+1 312 994 8410   

+1 888 983 3631 

Conference ID: 8025049

And for shared visuals: (enter as Guest)

Before the call, please view the 3 minute 48 seconds video lesson at

to introduce the advantages of switching or editing your simplified menu template. If you have suggestions for topics to discuss or demo during that call or future calls, please send them to or to

Technical Services/Reference Librarian - Joliet Junior College

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm

Joliet Junior College has an opening for a Technical Services/Reference Librarian.


  • Provide reference and information services for students, staff, and faculty. 
  • Provide bibliographic instruction, information literacy and instructional service support.
  • Assist in the management of the Integrated Library Systems and interlibrary loan.
  • Assist in the management of the online electronic resources including databases and e-resources.
  • Assist with the development of library and information programs and services.
  • Assist in the publication of the library webpage, social media outlets, and information resource guides.
  • Act as a liaison to assigned departments.
  • Provide advice and technical support to faculty and staff in using learning resources technology.
  • Assist in collection development activities in all forms of library information resources.
  • Providing original and copy cataloging for specialized materials, including ephemera and rare books.
  • Oversee enhancing, upgrading and editing of existing MARC records using RDA, DD Classification, LCSH, MARC21 format, MarcEdit, OCLC, Library of Congress and the library’s automated system.
  • Serve as the primary coordinator of original and copy cataloging operations for the library’s dynamic physical and electronic collections.
  • Maintain current awareness of professional practice and commitment to personal career development activities.\
  • Support all functional service areas of the library.
  • Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
  • Coordinate with other librarians and departments in the development of the college’s archives.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission. 
  • Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.


  • An MLS/MLIS/MSI degree in library science/information studies from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Experience in a public services setting with providing information literacy instruction.
  • Expertise in appropriate library technologies with ability to use and manage applicable software.
  • Expertise in current library cataloging and classification practices including RDA, DD Classification, LCSH, MARC21 format, OCLC, Library of Congress


  • Experience at the community college or university level, particularly reference and instructional experience. May include experience in special, school, and public librarianship
  • Familiarity with software including library integrated systems, electronic resources, social networking technology, virtual resource management, database administration, and other emerging technologies.
  • Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

For more details about this position, please visit the Joliet Junior College jobs page or you can  apply for this position here.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

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.



CARLI News April 25, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:57am

E-resources Selection System Reminder

The CARLI E-resources Selection System will be open for FY19 subscription commitments through May 18. If you have any questions about working with the system or the products being offered for FY19 please send a note to .

Also, we are aware that the export buttons in the library app are not working. We have our developers looking into this and we will get it corrected as quickly as possible. In the meantime if you need an exported report please send a note to .

Credo Offer to CARLI Libraries

Credo is offering CARLI members exclusive discounts on products to enrich students′ research experience and support information literacy instruction. Whether your library is looking to broaden its impact in the first year experience, get more out of one-shots and embedded librarianship, or simply provide an easy-to-use entry point for students starting their research, Credo can help!

20% off Credo Online Reference Service. Credo′s one-stop exploratory search platform combines the convenient interface students expect with the authoritative reference content librarians demand to drive usage of all trusted library resources. You′ll also receive a credit valued at 25% of your purchase price to put toward one-time purchase eBooks. Please note that ebook purchases are not a part of the CARLI agreement with Credo and will need to be negotiated directly with Credo.

15% off InfoLit Modules, plus receive a free year of the Critical Thinking Expansion Pack, (a $3-7k value). 60+ videos, tutorials, and quizzes provide ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians teach and assess research skills to students and align information literacy practices with faculty.

Perpetual eBook discounts. Looking to acquire eBooks in perpetuity this year? Credo has deep discounts available for CARLI members. Please note that ebooks purchases are not a part of the CARLI agreement with Credo and will need to be negotiated directly with Credo.

Schedule a demo and free trial to learn more about how Credo products can help your institution, and access your CARLI member discount. Contact CARLI or your Credo Senior Account Rep .

6th Annual Instruction Showcase

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its Sixth Annual Instruction Showcase on Thursday, May 31 at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

The showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment, where presenters demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction. This year′s program also features a morning panel on faculty collaboration, with special guest faculty panelists from member institutions. 

Review the agenda and register here. The deadline for registering is Monday, May 14. 

If you have any questions about this program, please .

Volunteer for a CARLI Committee: Deadline is April 27

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 . We also have a short, informational video that might answer questions for anyone interested in volunteering.

Webinar: Introduction to the "Laws of Illinois" Web Site

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, 2:00 pm to learn more about the Laws of Illinois web site.

Laws of Illinois 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. 

Connection information for the webinar is available from the CARLI event calendar.

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. 

Please see the CARLI website for complete information and registration.

If you have questions, please send them to .

New VuFind Overview Webinar for I-Share Libraries

Save the date! On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2:00-3:00pm, CARLI staff will present a webinar for I-Share Libraries about the New VuFind catalog.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Current status and future plans for New VuFind
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Features in New VuFind
  • Differences between New VuFind, VuFind 0.6, and Classic WebVoyage
  • Introducing New VuFind at your Library
  • New VuFind and I-Share Next

A time for questions and answers will be held after the presentation. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CARLI website in the week after the event.

More details and registration information is coming soon!

Preservation Tip

We’re All in This Together: Communicating the Value of Preservation to Users and Stakeholders
Meghan Ryan, National Louis University

Library materials are a shared resource. So, the importance of preservation awareness and proper care of materials cannot be understated since they will ultimately impact user and stakeholder activities such as research and instruction. There are a few ways to communicate the value of preservation to users. One approach is to develop and implement policies and procedures for the use of library materials and to make those policies accessible. In some environments, such as in archives and special collections, making sure users have read and understood proper protocols is key.  Policies can clarify that the use of library material supports preservation activities and is based on the department′s preservation goals. Outreach activities are another way to raise preservation awareness. Garnering interest in library preservation activities through exhibits or social media can be fun and creative ways to get the word out. Exhibits, tutorials, and social media posts can showcase the ways in which preservation activities are critical to ensuring that library materials will be used by future generations.

Read the full article here.

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.

Other Library News

Congratulations to Mary Konkel

Mary Konkel from College of DuPage was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the OCLC Americas Regional Council as a delegate-at-large. 

The OCLC Global Council is elected to represent the global library community as it comes together to be part of the governance of the worldwide OCLC cooperative. The Global Council delegates are called upon to reflect your views on the issues facing the community of members.

Shh! Academic Libraries Adapt to Changing Needs

Several of our Bloomington-Normal area libraries were recently in the news! An article in the Blomington Pantagraph highlights how libraries have adapted and changed to meet the current needs of their patrons. CARLI even receives a mention for our efforts in facilitating inter-library loans. Check out the full article here

Registration is Open for the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Registration is now OPEN! Reserve your space for the 5th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH on June 7 & 8, 2018.
Schedule in brief:
Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Northwest Book Depository Tours
  • 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. - Welcome
  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.  - Lightning rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - OCLC Update
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:30 p.m. and later - Dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 8, 2018—8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Keynote address
  • Three tracks of concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Keynote Address: Promises and Pitfalls of 21st Century Resource Sharing - In this presentation, George Needham will discuss the roots of interlibrary loan in the early 20th century, consider the impact of technology in the forms of the MARC record, OCLC, and the web, and then look at what forms resources sharing may take in the years to come.
The conference registration fee is $125 ($150 for registration after May 29) and includes all sessions, as well as the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Join your resource sharing partners in charting our course together.

For hotel reservations and other information, visit the conference website.

ForwardFocus Conference Call for Proposals

The ForwardFocus conference team is now accepting proposals for both in-person and virtual presentations. 
The Conference Theme is "The Changing Information Landscape: Libraries in the "Post-Truth" and Open Access Era  2018"

It is an important time for librarians to be active in their campus communities. ForwardFocus wants to hear about how community college librarians are teaching information literacy, advocating for access, and leading students and faculty into the new information age. This year′s conference seeks to highlight community college libraries as they adapt and thrive in the midst of the current information landscape.
Some areas of interest may include: 

  • Building collections 
  • Consortial e-resource sharing 
  • Copyright challenges
  • Discovery and access 
  • Information credibility  
  • Information ethics
  • Information literacy 
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Vendor/licensing 

If you are interested in presenting, please complete a call for proposals form by May 14, 

Plan to join the conference virtually or in-person on Friday, October 19, 2018. The conference is held at Illinois Central College, Peoria campus, with a virtual option for attendees to join us from their desks. 
Questions? or check the conference website for information.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Date

May 28                    CARLI Office Closed for Memorial Day

Forums, Workshops and Training

May 1                       Promoting You Digital Collections Webinar
May 4                       ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow
May 7                       Introduction to the “Laws of Illinois” Web Site
May 14                     Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop
May 16 – 17             New Directors Institute
May 22                     Voyager Cataloging Training
May 31                     6th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

June 13                     IFSI Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop
June 13                     Access Training
June 14                     Access Training


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

June 6                      Technical Services Committee
June 6                       Executive Committee
June 8                       Collection Management Committee
June 11                     Preservation Committee
June 11                     Instruction Committee
June 11                     Public Services Committee
June 13                     Created Content Committee
June 15                     CARLI Board of Directors Meeting
June 18                     Commercial Products Committee
June 19                     OER Task Force
June 20                     Resource Sharing Committee

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

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RESOLVED: Local Catalogs Down in VuFind 0.6, Monday, April 30

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:58am

This issue has been resolved. Local VuFind 0.6 catalogs are now back up and running. Thank you for your patience as we worked to address the problem.


Original message: Local VuFind 0.6 catalogs are currently down and displaying a "Data not available for display" error. The UC and VuFind 4 catalogs are not affected. CARLI staff are working to resolve the problem.

SFX System Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:30am


New VuFind Overview Webinar

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:11am

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2:00-3:00pm, CARLI staff will present a webinar for I-Share Libraries about the New VuFind catalog.

There is no registration required for this webinar, and it is open to all I-Share library staff. Multiple staff members are encouraged to attend together from a single computer or use a computer projector when possible.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Current status and future plans for New VuFind
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Features in New VuFind
  • Differences between New VuFind, VuFind 0.6, and Classic WebVoyage
  • Introducing New VuFind at your Library
  • New VuFind and I-Share Next
  • Open Q&A

The webinar will be recorded. CARLI will post the recording to the New VuFind FAQ page - Updates section, when it is available.

The CARLI Office has created a webpage containing information on how to connect to CARLI webinars. Please review the information prior to the session: Participating in a CARLI Webinar with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

Please note that audio for this webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only. Attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software.

Connection Details:

The webinar room URL:

To connect to the webinar room after 1:45pm on Wednesday, May 9: point your browser to this URL:

Select the radio button “Enter as a guest” and enter your first AND last name, or, if participating as a group, enter the name of your institution. There is a chat option for asking questions. The webinar will begin at 2:00pm.

If you have any question, please contact .

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.

View THe event SLides

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.