Training Events

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Wed, Jun 13, 2018 / 8:00am to 4:15pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee is sponsoring a Burn Simulation and Recovery Workshop on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 8:30am - 4:15pm at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in 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. 

Learning Resource and Research Center (LRRC) - Room 10
Illinois Fire Service Institute
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Parking Map

Parking is free. Please park in visitors parking which is noted within the red box on the parking map. If the visitors parking area is full, we have permission to park elsewhere in the IFSI lot.

Workshop attire:
This workshop will take place, rain or shine. Portions of the day are outside, so please wear appropriate attire. Casual clothing is recommended. Long pants and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are required.

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.

If registration is not full on May 1, CARLI will open registration to those on the waitlist.

Registration will close June 1, 2018.

08:00 - 08:30 AM Check in with coffee/tea
08:30 - 09:30 AM Working with fire professionals discussion from a fire professional 
09:30 - 09:45 AM Break
09:45 - 10:45 AM Classroom fire extinguisher training
10:45 - 11:45 AM Hands-on fire extinguisher training

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Lunch and viewing of Cook County Administrative Building Fire Investigation video

12:45 - 01:15 PM Salvage/recovery discussion - Jennifer Teper

01:15 - 04:00 PM

Fire professionals create a burn, respond and put out the fire, attendees practice recovery

04:00 - 04:15 PM Wrap-up Q&A

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

Wed, Jun 13, 2018 / 9:30am to 4:00pm

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820

Trainers: Ted Schwitzner and Debbie Campbell, CARLI. ​

Intended audience: Staff at I-Share Libraries who are interested in creating, modifying, and running reports for Voyager in Microsoft Access. This training is open to any staff at I-Share libraries who have not attended reports training, or those who would benefit from a refresher.

PRE-REQUISITE: Attendees must complete the CARLI "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" video training series.

Description: This training session builds on the skills gained from the "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" series. Attendees will gain knowledge on query types, on approaches for using and modifying queries, and on the locations of data in Voyager.


  • Using criteria, Boolean logic, and creating prompts
  • Modifying queries with new tables, custom labels, and custom fields
  • Using subqueries and make table queries
  • The Voyager Data Dictionary
  • Understanding relationships: inner and outer joins
  • Order of operations: choosing one query vs. subqueries vs. make-table queries
  • Counting, adding, finding latest: aggregation functions

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.
Note: registration is limited to two people per institution.

Deadline for registering for this training is Monday June 4, 2018.

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