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6th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:51pm

Save the date for the CARLI Instruction Committee's 6th Annual Instruction Showcase.

More details and registration to come.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Web Services LIbrarian - University of Illinois at Chicago

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:40pm

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the design and implementation of an evolving Library web presence that enhances the Library’s role in supporting academic research and resource discovery. 


The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered leadership for the UIC Library’s web presence. The web presence includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs & Services department within the Information Technology Division. This is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship expectations (see

The Web Services Librarian:

  • leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's web presence
  • promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes usability, accessibility, and technical standards, web presence policies, and standard user interaction patterns 
  • across the Library's web presence
  • works with Director of Communications to maintain and promote the Library’s web style guide and branding guidelines
  • coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible
  • ensures that effective training is provided to authors of Library web content
  • provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the Library's web presence
  • engages broadly with Library staff via multiple avenues of communication, keeping staff informed of web presence developments and encouraging input from staff on future content and features
  • leads regular user assessment of the Library's web presence
  • represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger University community
  • coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence problems and bug reports
  • participates in both library-wide and campus-wide committees and task forces as applicable

The Web Services Librarian works closely with the Web Content Team, the Discovery Systems Advisory Group and with the Director of Communications, the Assessment Coordinator, personnel in the UIC Library's Information Technology division, the UIC Webmaster community, and others in order to execute projects to improve the Library's web presence. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant websites using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e., compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)
  • Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer science, information science, interaction design, etc.
  • Experience with some of the following:
    • CMS systems such as WordPress or Drupal
    • conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations
    • user experience / interface / interaction design
    • web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into future system iterations
    • information architecture
    • leading teams in developing complex websites
    • project management
    • content strategy
    • building websites using responsive design techniques
    • contemporary software development methodologies and tools
    • wireframing tools such as Axure
    • graphic design and writing for the web
    • developing complex websites in an academic or research library
    • library and instructional platforms such as LibGuides and Blackboard


Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; the minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333; clinical faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment

For fullest consideration apply by January 26, 2018. The position close date is February 12, 2018.  All applicants must submit an online application. To apply, click on the following link:

Each application should include:

  • cover letter
  • detailed resume / C.V.
  • contact information for at least three references
  • portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions (with URLs)

UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, offering doctoral degrees in 65 areas and master’s degrees in nearly 100. With approximately 30,000 students and more than 13,000 employees, UIC is Chicago’s largest public research university and second-largest university employer.

UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and our campus culture encourages the contributions and success of every individual.

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.

Maintenance in the CARLI Data Center

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:46pm

On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, the switches in the data center where CARLI's production services are housed will undergo routine maintenance.  CARLI's services are connected to two redundant switches that will be updated separately, so there should be no downtime.  The maintenance will begin at 8:00am and the process should take about 1.5 hours.  If any unexpected service interruptions should occur, CARLI staff will post a System Status update on the CARLI website.

SFX Open Conference Call

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:50pm

Please join us on Jan. 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. for an introduction to setting up the new CitationLinker and A-Z eBook list interfaces.

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)


Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian - Illinois State University

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:18pm

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisition Department and the Library's electronic resources. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. For a complete description and to ensure full consideration, please apply online no later than January 31, 2018.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

CARLI News December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 1:07pm

Annual Online Library System Certification Begins January 2

The annual online certification process begins January 2, 2018. Certification is required of all library system members (including all CARLI libraries) in order to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The window for certification will close March 31, 2018. You can certify online

Libraries are also required to complete the ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey before completing certification. The ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, March 31.  

More information about certification is available at the State Library′s Annual Library Certification Web page. The page includes a link to the data and questions included in the certification form, a link to the online certification portal (accessible from January 2–March 31), an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), a pre-recorded webinar that reviews the annual certification process, and a document outlining Library Data Entry Guidelines to use in completing the certification form. 

New Web Form for CARLI Member Page Updates

CARLI staff have created a new web form for the submission of updates to your membership page and staff directory. When the completed web form is submitted, the contact will receive a confirmation from support ticket system that a ticket has been created, and a confirmation from CARLI staff when the updates have been completed. 

CARLI and ILDS Holiday Information

The CARLI office will be closed from Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.  

The following is the list of days that ILDS will not provide service this year: 

  • Friday, December 22–Christmas Eve (observed)
  • Monday, December 25–Christmas Day
  • Friday, December 29–New Year’s Eve (observed)
  • Monday, January 1–New Year’s Day 

For those of you who have indicated that your location will be open from December 26–December 28, we ask that you have your outgoing ILDS shipment ready to go first thing in the morning. Delivery times will be impacted by the number of locations that are closed during this time.

Please send an email to or call toll free 866-904-5843 to report any problems or concerns. Callers will have the option to page a tech support staff person to report a system outage or any other serious problem. CARLI staff will respond to all other issues and reports when regular business hours resume.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Copyright Webinars

The CARLI Created Content Committee is pleased to announce registration is now open for two copyright-related webinars! 
Rights Statements and Using
Thursday, February 1, from 10:00–11:00 am

Join Hannah Stitzlein, Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as she discusses right statements for library created digital materials. In this webinar, participants will learn how rights statements can be used effectively in digital collections, and how digital library owners can take advantage of the RightsStatements website.

Please register for this session no later than Monday, January 29, 2018.
Copyright Q&A with Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian
March 6, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

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

Save the Date: Preservation Open House

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

Registration will be available soon.

If you have any questions, please

Save the Date: Public Services Committee Open House

The CARLI Public Services Committee is pleased to sponsor an Open House that has an emphasis on the changing nature of library spaces.

Please save March 15, 2018 to visit Millikin University′s University Commons. Their newly remodeled and reconfigured space opened in August 2017, combining the Staley Library, the Office of Student Success, Student Development, a New Technologies Studio (makerspace), technology-rich classrooms, the Writing Center, the Math Center, Campus Dining Services, and more.  

Registration information and full program will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please .

Open Textbook Network and Open Educational Resources at CARLI

Register Now for Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus

Please join us on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. when the OER Task Force will present a webinar on promoting OER to faculty and campus administrators. 

Drawing on our participation in the 2017 Open Textbook Network′s Summer Institute and Summit, this webinar will present the basics and best practices for talking about OER on your campus, introduce resources available for promoting OER, and report on the findings of the CARLI OER Survey. A brief Q&A will follow the presentation.

Connection information for the webinar will be sent after you register


The OER Task Force is seeking your help with populating a new CARLI website dedicated to sharing information and resources related to open educational resources. We would like to highlight any LibGuides, websites, citations, presentations, or other materials created by CARLI members about OER. 

Please contribute the content you′d like to highlight or have found to be useful by Thursday, January 11.

The task force has created a Google Folder for the sections of the website we are developing. 

Sections seeking content are: 

The OER Task Force thanks you for your help!

OER Email List

CARLI has established an email list for members to discuss and learn more about Open Educational Resources. Anyone from a CARLI institution may subscribe to the email list.

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers: April 23, 24, & 26, 2018

If you are interested in learning more about promoting Open Educational Resources at your institution, please keep the week of April 23–27, 2018 in mind when planning your spring calendar. Staff members from the Open Textbook Network will be presenting train-the-trainer workshops to CARLI library staff, instructional design staff, and/or faculty partners on three separate days that week. The training will demonstrate how to present sessions at your local institution on what open textbooks are, how they are developed, and how to use these materials. 

The three sessions will contain the same information, so you only need to attend one.

Registration will be available after the first of the year for the following sessions:

  • April 23: Governors State University
  • April 24: Loyola University Chicago
  • April 26: Heartland Community College

Open Textbook Library MARC Records Now Available in I-Share and in I-Share Members’ Local VuFind Catalogs

The Open Textbook Network supports the curated Open Textbook Library

The Open Textbook Library contains over 400 titles from all academic disciplines.  These are original textbooks (not a derivative of another book) that are openly available to all and in a completely portable file format. The titles are in use at multiple higher education institutions. Subjects include business topics, humanities, engineering, law, mathematics, social sciences, medical, student success, and more.

The OTN provides MARC records for each title in the Open Textbook Library. CARLI staff have modified these records for our environment and have loaded them into CARLI′s Resource database. The 420 records are now visible in both I-Share and in I-Share members′ local VuFind catalogs. CARLI will load monthly updates as they become available.

If your library uses another system or discovery service and you wish to have a set of the Open Textbook Library MARC records, you can request a copy of the CARLI-modified records by sending an  or obtain the unmodified MARC records directly from OTN’s website. OTN has requested libraries avoid using the Open Textbook Library OCLC Knowledge base collection.

Training Resources

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


CARLI Launches New VuFind Catalog for I-Share Libraries

On Dec. 12, CARLI released the New VuFind catalog running version 4.1. The New VuFind catalog contains live production data; requests are real and item status information is current.  

Many of the changes in version 4.1 have been to the underlying structure of the software, but it also includes some new features:

  • A native API for retrieving search results and record details
  • New CARLI custom format definition for CD-ROM 
  • New CARLI custom index definitions that are more in line with our traditional VuFind 0.6 indexes

The launch of New VuFind does not change the existing VuFind 0.6 local catalog or I-Share union catalog interfaces that remain available. I-Share libraries may present the New VuFind to their users either alongside the current VuFind 0.6 interface or instead of the VuFind 0.6 interface. 

You can learn more about New VuFind and review the differences in features and functionality between VuFind 0.6 and New VuFind at: 

Preservation Tip: Communicating the Value of Preservation: the Importance of Environmental Monitoring

Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Providing a proper environment is fundamental to long-term preservation of library, archival, and cultural collections. Paper-based items, photographic materials, and artifacts made of organic components are very reactive to the conditions around them. In response to fluctuations in humidity, they expand and contract, resulting in dimensional changes. They are vulnerable to mold growth, fading, and physical and chemical degradation caused by exposure to heat, moisture, and light. To counteract these effects, it is important to stabilize temperature and humidity levels and to minimize exposure to light.  

Environmental monitoring is essential to gather information about and assess the effectiveness of the environment in which collections are kept. To facilitate temperature and humidity monitoring, there are continuous recording devices (data loggers and hygrothermographs) and spot readers that display only current conditions (thermometers, hygrometers, and humidity indicator strips). Light meters (used to measure visible light) and UV meters (used to measure ultra-violet radiation) take spot readings. Blue Wool cards – which have strips of blue-dyed wool attached in a sequence from most light-sensitive to most light-stable dyes – provide visible evidence of light damage over a span of time. By comparing cards exposed to light (the strips fade at different rates) with cards kept in the dark, it can be determined whether lighting in a specific location is appropriate or too strong for the storage or display of collection materials. 

Continue reading the full article...  

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

Other Library News

RAILS Newsletter

RAILS published a new edition of their periodic e-newsletter for academic libraries on December 4. If you are not currently subscribed, you can view the curent issue online.
The e-news has the latest information about e-resources especially for academic libraries, including open educational resource collections (OERs) available for unlimited use and download through RAILS' partnership with BiblioLabs. You'll also learn about continuing education offerings for academic libraries (including recorded webinars) and much more! 
If you would like to receive future issues of the e-newsletter, please subscribe!

Call for Submissions, 2018 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. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by George Needham, Director of the Delaware County District Library.
This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to trade information and network with other colleagues. Watch for updates on the conference website. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Do you have a new idea or success story to share? We are accepting program proposals through January 12, 2018, on any of the following topic areas:

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

Proposed presentations should be 45 minutes in length including time for questions.  The submission form is available at online. A call for proposals for lightning round presentations (15 minutes in length) will be announced in February.
Accepted presenters will have the opportunity to publish a version of their conference presentation to the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserves in a special issue, but will not be obligated to do so.
Each proposal should include a title, description, and abstract. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, with selected presenters notified by February 16, 2018. Please direct any questions to  and .

RAILS Seeks Pilot Libraries for Overlay Software Project

Since 2013, RAILS has been researching a potential project to provide library users with seamless access to the catalogs of RAILS consortia and standalone libraries that choose to participate. RAILS chose to call this an overlay project to emphasize that the goal is to expand resource sharing by connecting, not replacing, existing integrated library systems.
Contract negotiations with Auto-Graphics for its SHAREit software are now in progress, following a thorough procurement process. The project will begin in early 2018 with a small pilot project of 10–20 libraries from three consortia and expand from there. After the pilot, participation will be open to any interested library of any type—academic, public, school, or special. Participation will be voluntary, not required.
RAILS would like to have several RAILS libraries in I-Share participate in the pilot project, at no cost to the libraries during the pilot. Interested libraries should contact Jane Plass, RAILS Associate Executive Director, or phone 630.734.5129.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates 

December 25–January 1         CARLI Office Closed
January 15                            CARLI Office Closed

Forums, Workshops and Training

January 17                  Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus Webinar

February 1                  Using for Digital Collections Webinar


January 8                     Preservation Committee
January 8                     Instruction Committee
January 8                     Public Services Committee
January 10                   Technical Services Committee
January 10                   SFX Systems Committee
January 10                   Created Content Committee
January 10                   Commercial Products Committee
January 16                   Open Educational Resources Task Force
January 17                   Resource Sharing Committee
January 25                   Collection Management Committee

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

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

Contact Us

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Senior Library Specialist, Public Services - Governors State University

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:03am

The Senior Library Specialist—Public Services provides assistance to Governors State University users by providing public service through public desk coverage, email, chat, developing and instructing workshops to students, faculty, staff and community members, as well as performing other user-oriented duties. This position may direct, train and review the work of student workers. Manages the Library Amazon Account and serves as the backup to Library Operations Associate (LOA) for library social media.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:
    • work experience in a library or equivalent setting
    • college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:
      • 30 semester hours equals six months
      • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year
      • 90 semester hours equals eighteen months
      • Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)
      • A Master’s or higher degree equals four years
        (Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available.)
  • A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic library providing public service.
  • Experience conducting training/workshops.
  • Experience in using social media.
  • Experience in customer service.

Closing Date    12/28/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Civil Service positions at Governors State University require an exam. The exam type for this position is a Credentials Assessment. Applicants are not required to report in person for this exam. You will receive your examination score via email within 2 weeks after the closing date.

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

Credentials Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to provide documentation that verifies that the minimum qualifications of this Civil Service position have been met. The required documents that are submitted in the online application (cover letter, résumé, and college transcripts, which show the conferred graduation date and earned degree), as well as any included other/optional documents will be reviewed and/or used in the scoring of the Credentials Assessment. These documents must be uploaded prior to the position closing date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your work experience, including dates of employment, applicable full-time and part-time employment, and specific duties and responsibilities.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only college transcripts submitted/attached electronically to this posting will be used for the review and the consideration of this vacancy.

If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points on a passing examination score, by submitting proof of eligibility to the Department of Human Resources, such as a copy of your DD214/DD215 form (Department of Defense), NGB22 form (National Guard), or Discharge Orders or DD256 Discharge Certificate (Reserves) no later than the closing date on December 28, 2017.

Please attach a list of three professional references.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than December 28, 2017. Apply online here.

Copyright Q&A Webinar

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:04pm

Ask a Copyright Librarian your copyright-related questions!  Sara Benson is an Assistant Professor and the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has a JD, a Masters of Law, and an MLIS and looks forward to conversing with CARLI members about copyright. You can find her podcast (titled ©hat or “copyright chat”) at: or on iTunes. The CARLI Created Content Committee is pleased to sponsor this program.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. There is space on the registration to submit your copyright question for the Q&A!  Registration closes on March 2. 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)
  • 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 .

Assistant University Archivist - Northwestern University

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:49am

The Assistant University Archivist actively engages students, faculty, and alumni in the collection, use, and preservation of university records and the papers of faculty, administrators, staff, students and alumni of Northwestern University. As a key partner in the teaching and learning mission of the university, he or she will provide leadership for reference, instruction, outreach, web presence, and other research and instructional service functions of the University Archives. This position supervises several student workers and assists in the overall management of the University Archives. Additionally, the Assistant University Archivist will share responsibilities for collection development and donor relations, under the direction of the University Archivist, and provide expertise on materials that document the university’s history. As a member of the Distinctive Collections workgroup, the Assistant University Archivist will work across all units of Distinctive Collections on collaborative workflows and projects that support the mission of the workgroup in particular and of the Northwestern University Libraries overall.


  • Provides reference and information services for University Archives to university administrative offices, alumni, students, and faculty in all academic disciplines, including answering questions in the reading room and via telephone/email, and providing reference consultations on demand
  • Provides classroom instruction on the use of archival sources to students, faculty, and others, including working with faculty to design and oversee course projects, participating in the annual Research Resources Forum for grad students, and offering workshops
  • Assists the University Archivist in the acquisitions of archival collections, maintaining and cultivating relationships with alumni and other donors, and promoting the collections and services of University Archives through outreach and public programming
  • Supervises one full-time staff member with primary functions in accessioning and processing
  • Assists the University Archivist in managing the University Archives, including hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers (4-6 per quarter); prepares reports as needed; acts in the place of the University Archivist as needed; orders archival supplies; manages the collection and stacks; coordinates special projects
  • Directs policies and workflows for making born-digital archival collection materials accessible to researchers, both in the reading room and remotely
  • Works with the Archival Processing team to manage workflows and ensure that new and legacy finding aids are accessible via various local and consortial discovery systems
  • Promotes Archives and the Libraries through campus outreach, exhibitions, the Archvies website, and social media 
  • Participates in NUL committees and activities, and collaborates on projects with units in other work groups
  • Engages in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities
  • Contributes experience and skills to the wider community through outreach, volunteer work, collaborative projects with peer organizations and Evanston cultural institutions, campus tours for visitors and NU groups, etc.


  • Master’s degree in librarianship or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience  
  • 3 to 5 years experience in public services and/or in processing and managing archival collections in a college or university
  • Supervisory experience
  • Aptitude for teaching, training, and public speaking
  • Valid driver’s licence with verifiable clean driving record
  • Ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. and push carts weighing up to 200 lbs. 


  • Good Communicator – demonstrates excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Customer focused – strives for high customer satisfaction with a proven record of successful faculty engagement
  • Collegial – desire to work in a collaborative team-based environment
  • Adaptable - ability to work effectively in a changing environment
  • Takes the Initiative - takes ownership of work, completes what is needed without being asked, follows through
  • Efficient - plans ahead, manages time well, is resource conscious, finds better ways to achieve personal and departmental goals


  • Record of professional service and research activity
  • Experience working with donors, friends groups, or alumni associations


The Northwestern University Archives, established in 1935, houses records, publications, photographs, and other materials pertaining to every aspect of Northwestern’s history, including the papers of faculty, biographical information on Northwestern alumni, a complete run of Daily Northwestern issues, a complete set of catalogs and bulletins from each of the schools and 250,000 photographs. The University Archives is an integral part of the Distinctive Collections workgroup, which also includes the Art Library, the Transportation Library, the Herskovits Library of African Studies, the Music Library, the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, and the Archival Processing team.

Northwestern University is a highly selective private university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois and in Doha, Qatar. One of the leading private research libraries in the United States, Northwestern University Library serves the educational and information needs of the NU community as well as scholars around the world. Its collection contains more than 7 million volumes, a full array of digital resources, and collections of distinction in Africana, transportation, and 20th-century and contemporary music. Northwestern is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). See more information about University Libraries here

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications received by January 15th, 2018 will receive first consideration. Please click here to fill out an application. 

University of Chicago Preservation Department and Oriental Institute Open House

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:20am

The CARLI Preservation Committee invites members to the University of Chicago Library and the University of Chicago Oriental Institute to visit their facilities and learn about their preservation activities on Friday, April 20, 2018.

During the morning, the University of Chicago Library welcomes CARLI members to visit their Preservation Department and tour the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library storage.

After a group lunch (sandwich box lunches will be provided), the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute conservation staff will provide a tour of their conservation laboratory and museum galleries. 


Morning: University of Chicago Joseph Regenstein Library – Room 122
1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL

Afternoon: University of Chicago Oriental Institute (a short walk from the Joseph Regenstein Library)
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL

Driving directions and parking
Campus map 
Parking map 

Joseph Regenstein Library, 1st floor map


To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Due to limited space, all registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED. 

Registration is initially limited to 2 people per CARLI member library.

Registration is currently full.


09:30 - 10:00 AM

Check in with coffee, hot tea, and pastries provided by CARLI and the University of Chicago Library in Room 122

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Opening remarks, Brenda Johnson, Library Director and University Librarian

Divide into tour groups

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Tours of Joseph Regenstein Library Preservation Department and Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Ann Lindsey, Head of Conservation
Kathleen Arthur, Head of Digitization
Amy Mantrone, Head of Binding and Shelf Preparation
Jamaar Harris, Head, Mansueto Circulation

12:00 - 01:00 PM Lunch provided by CARLI in Room 122

01:00 - 01:30 PM

Walk to Oriental Institute

Divide into tour groups

01:30 - 02:30 PM

Oriental Institute Conservation Laboratory & Galleries

Laura D’Alessandro, Head Conservator, Oriental Institute
Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator, Oriental Institute

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