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

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:30pm

Description: 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.

Registration:
To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.
This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.
Connection information for the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees a few days before the webinar.

  • Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only.
  • All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software.
  • The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio.
  • Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.
  • The CARLI Office has created a webpage containing information on how to connect to CARLI webinars: Participating in a CARLI Webinar with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

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

CARLI New Directors Institute

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 2:08pm

Save the Date Resource Sharing Forum @ APL

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:45pm

Save the date for a 2018 Resource Sharing Forum held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois!

Agenda and registration, TBD.

Dean of the Library and Special Collections - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:07pm

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities.  SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for the full-time position of Dean of the Library and Special Collections to commence summer 2018. The Dean will work alongside academic leaders to promote and integrate the library and special collections in to the life of SAIC. The School is looking for a librarian with a vision and ability to align these resources for the future of an art and design education and creative practice in the development and implementation of programs and other strategic initiatives that support student and faculty success and advance research and scholarship.

The Dean of the Library and Special Collections includes leadership for the archives and special collections at SAIC. These include:

  • The Video Data Bank
  • The Roger Brown Study Collection
  • The Fashion Resource Center
  • The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
  • The Randolph Street Gallery Archives
  • The Three Walls Archives
  • The Goat Island Archives

The Dean should be prepared to work with and engage the SAIC community, including the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Dean will work to advance and coordinate these areas to effectively support SAIC's academic mission, and to ensure these units are recognized as strategic assets in the advancement and development of the institution.  The Dean will be responsible for oversight and leadership of the Flaxman Library at SAIC and all its operations including, but not limited to:

  • Collection development and stewardship
  • Support for student and faculty research
  • Library programming
  • Ensure that the Libraries and Collections stay at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach and the storage and delivery of information;
  • Professional development and advancement of librarians and library staff
  • Management and evaluation of librarians and library staff
  • Management of library budgets
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Development and articulation of policies and procedures for the library and special collections
  • Long-range planning

The Dean of the Library and Special Collections will be the co-chair of the Faculty Senate Library Committee. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will be an advocate for libraries and special collections both internally and externally. Engaging with students, faculty, and staff across the institution, the Dean will have an active role in cultivating and strengthening relationships with local and national organizations, as well as donors, sponsors, and alumni/ae.

The Dean of the Library and Special Collections will be responsible for leading a strategic planning process for libraries and assigned academic support units, including development and articulation of mission and strategic goals for each area and in aggregate, in alignment with current and future institutional planning efforts.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in academic leadership, teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required; MLS/MLIS preferred.  Undergraduate or graduate degree in history, theory and/or practice of Architecture, Design, or the Fine Arts is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive responsibility and experience in all phases of library and/or academic resource administration.
  • Record of success in fostering strong collaborations and partnerships across an organization.
  • Significant experience and demonstrated success with administration and management of staff and complex programs; including the ability to lead and engage staff through organizational improvement and change.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key issues and current trends in higher education and their impact on libraries and academic services.
  • Experience in budget preparation and financial management, and in developing and evaluating services.
  • Record of scholarship and active participation in relevant professional associations.
  • Experience in curricular development, writing and research support programs, museum education, or academic publishing is preferred.
  • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed assessment and analytical skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research libraries, their roles in higher education, and the impact of information technology.  Experience with fundraising and public engagement.

For fullest consideration please apply online.
 
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.
 

Associate Dean of Library - Elgin Community College

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 8:43am

Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL is seeking an Associate Dean of Library. The position provides leadership in library development, strategic planning, in services that support instruction and learning, and in staff professional development. The scope of responsibilities include: supervision of library staff, managing library operations, budgetary development and management, planning collection development, evaluation of services and library instruction, infrastructure, and programming. The anticipated start date of this position is July 2, 2018. For consideration please apply at the Elgin Community College job site.

Dean of Libraries - Northeastern Illinois University

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:10am

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Libraries. The Dean reports to the Provost; is responsible for all Library curricular, budgetary, and personnel matters; and provides leadership/vision in fulfilling the Library and University missions and goals.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body.

Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies; El Centro; Center for College Access and Success; and University Center of Lake County.

About the Ronald Williams Library

The Ronald Williams Library (www.neiu.edu/library) is located on the west side of the main campus. The main library is comprised of approximately 140,000 square feet and contains roughly 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, over 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, documents, and DVDs, are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to nearly 200 databases which provide access to the full text of approximately 50,000 unique full-text journals. The Library operates a Library Resource Center at the El Centro Campus and a full service branch at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Second master’s degree

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience as a unit head or higher
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both public and technical services processes and systems
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing successful, creative, and responsive annual and multi-year strategic planning initiatives in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated fiscal and physical planning and management of a library
  • Demonstrated participation in local, regional, and national library organizations
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in librarianship,research/creative activities, and service to qualify for tenure and appointment to the rank of Associate Professor

Ability to:

  • Work effectively in a multicultural, diverse, and complex university environment with staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Recruit, supervise, and retain both Library faculty and Library support staff
  • Serve as the Library’s key advocate and champion to internal and external constituencies

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Current issues and trends in academic librarianship and in higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing for library or nonprofit organizations

Ability to:

  • Analyze complex problems, devise innovative solutions, and perceive the implications and potential consequences of various situations
  • Engage in a participative management style
  • Foster professional growth for Library faculty and staff
  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • How to work effectively in a collectively bargained environment
  • Issues and operations of a public institution of higher education

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System.

TO APPLY

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, you must .

  • A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
  • A current resume
  • A statement regarding your demonstrated record of excellence in librarianship, research/creative activities, and service to qualify for tenure and appointment to the rank of Associate Professor
  • Contact information for three (3) current professional references
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews

This position requires a background check

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must also :

  • Employment Application
  • Affirmative Action Form
  • Statement of Annuitant Status

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation

New I-Share Libraries: Searching & Requesting via VuFind & UB Training

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 8:45am

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions and Parking
Snow Date: Feb. 15, 2018

Trainer: Debbie Campbell, Library Services Coordinator, CARLI Office

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Staff at new I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic training covering the topics noted below.

Major topics covered:
* Searching the OPAC: Basic and Advanced Techniques
* OPAC functionality
* Universal Borrowing: User & Staff perspectives
* Special request processing: ILLINET requests
* UB Integration process

Handouts and links for distance attendees:

Registration: Registration for this training has closed.

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

If you will need accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email support@carli.illinois.edu. Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

 

New I-Share Libraries: Voyager Circulation Client Training

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 8:43am

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions and Parking
Snow Date Feb. 14, 2018

Trainer: Debbie Campbell, Library Services Coordinator, CARLI Office

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Staff at new I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic training covering the topics noted below.

Major topics covered:
* Patron records
* Item records
* Circulation functions
* Fines & fees
* Reserves
* Offline charging
* Reporter

Handouts and links for distance attendees:

Registration: Registration has closed for this training.

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

If you will need accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email support@carli.illinois.edu. Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

Public Services Committee Open House: University of St. Francis

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 3:29pm

Public Services Committee Open House: University of St. Francis

The CARLI Public Services Committee is pleased to sponsor an Open House at the University of St. Francis.  The University of St. Francis has a shared circulation and reference desk, and staff will share their experiences of this service model. After lunch there will be a presentation from other CARLI libraries that have considered new service models for their libraries.

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, cookie) and water for lunch.

The intended audience is staff and librarians from member libraries.

Agenda:  

09:00 - 09:30 AM

Location:  C316

Coffee, Tea, and Check-In

09:30 - 09:50 AM

Location: C316

Welcome: Shannon Pohrte Wenzel, Director of Brown Library

09:50 - 11:30 AM Shared Circulation & Reference Desk Experience at USF
11:30 - 12:00 PM Library Tour

12:00 - 01:00 PM

Location: C316

Lunch (provided)

01:00 - 02:00 PM

Location: C316

Service Model Presentations from CARLI Members

02:00 - 02:15 PM

Location: C316

Wrap-up

Location & Directions:
Donovan Hall C316
520 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL, 60435

Directions to Site
Institution/Campus Map
Travel Guide

Parking is free: Yes

To Register: Please click the "Register" tab above. Registration will close on April 2.

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

Train the Trainer: Ideas & Tips to Help Faculty Teach Information Literacy

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:54pm

The CARLI Instruction Committee's theme for this year is "We Can't Do It Alone: Joining Forces For Sustainable Partnerships." Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to learn how to extend information literacy programs in ways that are scalable and sustainable.

Our next online session is on equipping faculty with the skills that they need to teach information literacy.

Description:
Do you wish that the faculty on your campus had a better understanding about how to integrate information literacy into their instruction? The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education encourages librarians and faculty to work together to design course content and assignments that can help students build information literacy skills and knowledge. This webinar will share strategies for collaborating and equipping faculty with tools and information they need to design more effective course content and assignments. You will learn how to “talk” the language of faculty and take advantage of professional development opportunities on your campus.  This webinar will empower you to experiment with new ways to collaborate and reach faculty on your campus. The presenter will share successes, failures, and lessons learned from her experiences working with faculty.
 
Presenter:
Marielle McNeal is the Head of Teaching and Learning Services at North Park University in Chicago, where she coordinates and leads the library’s efforts to integrate information literacy across the curriculum. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and Professional Writing from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction for at-risk students, information literacy in the health sciences field, and the librarian’s role in faculty development.

Registration:
To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.
This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.
Connection information for the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees a few days before the webinar.

  • Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only.
  • All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software.
  • The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio.
  • Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.
  • The CARLI Office has created a webpage containing information on how to connect to CARLI webinars: Participating in a CARLI Webinar with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

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

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