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Faculty Experiences on Teaching with OER

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:14pm

The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) and CARLI have joined together to bring an exciting webinar on open educational resources (OER) to you during Open Education Week 2018. 

The webinar will feature special guest speaker Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) as the moderator. The panelists include Esteban D. Araya (Western Illinois University), Kelly Black (College of Lake County), Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University), and Mollye Russel (Baton Rouge Community College).

It's perfect for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

Register with LOUIS.

Engaging with the ACRL Framework Workshop

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:06pm

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

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

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

For more details on the workshop and presenters bios see:

ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow – One Day Workshop

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

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

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

  • Institutional Repositories
  • Open Education
  • Outreach and Programming

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

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


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

Who should attend

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

CARLI member libraries are especially invited to attend.

Location & Directions

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

Parking: Free

Driving directions


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

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

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

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

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

CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

Public Services Librarian - Erikson Institute

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 1:49pm

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

Roles & Responsibilities:

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

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

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



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


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

About Erikson

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

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

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

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

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

CARLI Governing Directors Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:38am

Quad Room,
I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign

Agenda and details to come.

CARLI Annual Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:36am

Chancellor Ballroom,
I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign

Agenda and details to come.

Specialist, Library Collection Management - Joliet Junior College

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:56am

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


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


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


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


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


Duties are performed indoors in the usual office environment.

Application Procedures:

Apply for this positon online.

Application Deadline:

February 11, 2018

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Certification or License

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

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

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

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

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

Electronic Resources Management Assistant - University of Chicago

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:26am

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


Database Maintenance and Record Enhancement (25%):

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

Bibliographic Data Creation and Management (25%):

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

E-Resources Troubleshooting (20%):

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

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

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

Other (10%):

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



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


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


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

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

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

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

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

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

This position is represented by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

To Apply

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

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact University Shared Services through the Applicant Inquiry Form or call 773-702-5800.

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:57am

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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


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

Work Schedule

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

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