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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join CARLI for an open Zoom session as we write our strategic initiatives, 2023-2025. You are also invited to complete a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Make sure your voice is heard and you have a say in guiding the organization!

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

Register below.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT-register here
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT-register here

We invite your written feedback here through Saturday, October 15.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance webinar offerings. Please see below for additional information, including registration links.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Dismantling Barriers to Student Success through Affordable Learning Materials”

Thursday, October 6, 1:30-2:30 PM CDT

An interdisciplinary panel including professors Taurie Gittings Wheeler, Allison Thomas Johnson, and Pamela Williams from Miami Dade College will share how they implemented OER and other affordable learning materials in their classes to reduce cost and increase access for students. They will demonstrate different approaches to using affordable learning materials and discuss the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.

Register here.

“Managing Difficult Conversations”

Wednesday, October 12, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT

Joellen M. Austin and Garry Sanders will discuss the nature of and challenges in holding difficult conversations, and strategies to overcome those challenges and increase the likelihood of success. Polls, discussion/chat, and Q&A will be used to involve the audience to ensure that specific fears and concerns are addressed. Tools and references will be provided or identified to support participants in putting learning into action.

Register here.

“Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics”

Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more!

Register here.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Teaching Jacksonville History at FSCJ: Strategies for an Affordable and Rigorous Course”

Thursday, October 27, 1:30-2:30 PM CDT

Jennifer Grey and Scott Matthews of Florida State College will discuss the origins of the first comprehensive course on the History of Jacksonville offered at a college or university and how its creators conducted research and decided on a rich set of open-access resources for students.

Register here.

“E-Resources Learning Series: The Link Didn’t Work, Now What? Troubleshooting Patron Reports of E-Resources Linking Problems”

Tuesday, November 1, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Whether from the link resolver, the library catalog/discovery platform, or a vendor’s interface, our patrons will find links to articles that don’t work. How can librarians investigate these reports? Denise Green at CARLI will cover basics of investigating, solving and (hopefully) reducing such errors in today’s academic research library. Some examples will focus on Alma/PrimoVE, however the general troubleshooting principles apply to all library systems and interfaces.

Register here.

“E-Resources Learning Series: Addressing Accessibility in E-Resources Licensing”

Thursday, November 10, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT

How do you make sure accessibility is addressed in your e-resources offerings?  You write it into your library’s license agreements!  But licensing can be very complicated and vague, which is why many libraries don’t know what to include or to ask for.  Jenny Taylor from CARLI will talk briefly about why accessibility is important, but mostly will focus on what we should be expecting from vendors to make our e-resources accessible and keep vendors accountable.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance webinar offerings. Please see below for additional information, including registration links.

“CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials”

Thursday, September 8, 12:00-2:00 PM CDT

The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks. The workshop will identify the problem are we trying to solve, explain open educational resources including open textbooks and affordable course materials, and provide options for what can we do. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

Register here.

“Building a Successful Budget”

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of budgeting in libraries. Ben Mead-Harvey will examine nuances of the word “budget” and what that implies about how we discuss budgets with various departments within the organization, share similarities and differences in the budget process across organizations, and discuss long-term strategies for weathering budget cuts. Ben will finish by demonstrating how human bias impacts budgetary decision-making.

Register here.

“Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees”

Monday, September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees.

Register here.

“Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy”

Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan.  Irene M.H. Herold reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from Irene’s recent book by the same title, participants will leave with a sense of options and opportunities to build a consistent message to influence and persuade throughout the consortium (or any group) for agreed-upon goals.

Register here.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Assessing and Engaging with Your Campus Community”

Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Join Marco Seiferle-Valencia & Abbey K. Elder, two of the editors of The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers, in a hands-on workshop focusing on how you can learn more about the open activity happening around you, and develop strategies for getting your open education program embedded in your local context. In this workshop, participants will get the chance to reflect on their own open education programs and how they can further develop their work to be more engaged and impactful.

Register here.

“Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies”

Tuesday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI-members are invited to join panelists Mary Konkel (College of DuPage), Sarah Pritchard (Northwestern University), and Sarah Sagmoen (University of Illinois Springfield) on Thursday, September 22, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT, for a webinar discussion of how CARLI-member libraries have transformed as a result of the pandemic. Nicole Swanson (CARLI) and panelists will share the difficult challenges we’ve faced, the good changes that have emerged, and what Illinois libraries have learned from this crisis. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

CARLI invites you to help shape the next strategic plan. Please access the survey here. It is open through Saturday, October 15.

We also invite you to join us for a Zoom session about the next plan. Register for either of these two sessions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–register here

Wednesday, October 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT–register here

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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(via CARLI)

At their June 2022 meeting, the CARLI Board of Directors endorsed a statement (please see “Call for Public Comment” link below) from the CARLI OER Committee to the Illinois College Course Materials Affordability and Equitable Access Collaborative Study Act and Task Force–“CCM Task Force”–that encourages the CCM Task Force to consider Open Educational Resources as a focal point in their discussions. The Board endorsement includes adding the statement to the CARLI website and to allow CARLI Members to comment and institutional endorsement by CARLI Member Library Governing Directors.

Comments will be moderated and made public, unless deemed off-topic, offensive, or inappropriate. Published comments will be available on the “Call for Public Comment and Endorsement: Statewide Support for the Creation and Adoption of OER” webpage.

The deadline to participate is Tuesday, August 23. Please note that participation is limited to staff from CARLI member libraries.

We appreciate your feedback! Please send an e-mail to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu, if you have any questions.

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(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) is pleased to announce the availability of a second round of applications for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the Illinois SCOER (Support for Creation of Open Educational Resources) program. This project has been fully funded by an additional $1 million supplemental grant to the University of Illinois System/CARLI, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, or FIPSE, in the U.S. Department of Education.

While the primary focus for the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants remains courses related to “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan”, we have expanded the focus to include any subject area for large enrollment courses with high textbook costs.

CARLI will award a minimum of eight grants as part of Illinois SCOERs. Each applicant team may request up to $60,000.

CARLI recommends that interested parties fill out the Illinois SCOERs Intent to Apply form by Friday, September 30. For detailed information and to access the application materials, view the Illinois SCOERs Notice of Funding Opportunity.

CARLI will host informational Zoom workshops to discuss the grant and to walk future applicants through the application process. These workshops will be held on the following dates.

Tuesday, September 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Thursday, September 15, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM CDT–register here

Wednesday, September 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Attending a workshop is not required. Each workshop will cover the same information, interested people need only attend one session.

For those that are interested in collaborating but need help finding like-minded team members, CARLI will host two MeetGreetCollaborate sessions, on the following dates.

Monday, September 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

Monday, September 26, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

If you have questions related to the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants or application process feel free to drop by our weekly Office Hour, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT on Thursdays.

Completed application packets should be e-mailed to the project director, Dr. Michele Leigh, at mleigh@uillinois.edu. The submission deadline for the completed application packet, including all requested documents, is Monday, October 31.

For more information, visit our project website. To view the most up-to-date information, join the Illinois SCOERs e-mail list.

The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of our upcoming Illinois SCOERs workshops. While these were designed for the Illinois SCOERs awardees, they are open to ALL CARLI members. We hope you will join us.

“Illinois SCOERs: Copyright Basics and Creative Commons Licensing”

Tuesday, August 16, 10:00-11:30 AM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course with Sara Benson, the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. This course is designed for the Illinois SCOERs grantees and is open to all CARLI members.

Learn how copyright is formed, licensed, and how to find copyright free or openly licensed images and articles.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: Print your first 3D object”

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT (rescheduling of earlier workshop)

Come with any questions you have based on your experience so far with your 3D printers. In addition, you will learn how to “slice” your 3D models into 3D printable objects using the free and easy to use Cura software. You will receive a demo of the slicing software as well as on finding free 3D printable objects online. We will end the session with information on your first printing assignment to help get you started.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: What is Accessibility and Why is it Important?”

Wednesday, August 24, 2:00-3:30 PM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course on accessibility with Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ann will discuss what accessibility is and why it is important for the creation of Open Educational Resources.

Register here.

Additionally, every Thursday, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, we have an Open Illinois SCOERs office hour, come with questions about the Round 1 projects, applying for Round 2, or anything OER related. Registration is not required. Click here to access the session.

Please contact Dr. Michele Leigh, Open Illinois Senior Coordinator at CARLI, at mleigh@uillinois.edu with any questions.

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Upcoming CARLI SCOERs Sub-Grant Events This Week and Next

(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

This is a friendly reminder that we have a few upcoming events related to the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants this week and next.

First, if you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, in applying for the second round of funding of the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants but would like some more information, then please join us on Thursday, August 11, at 10:00 AM CDT. Please in advance of the session here.

Whether you are a first-time applicant or an awardee with questions, please feel free to join us for our weekly Il SCOERs office hours on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT (no registration required.)

Finally, we have upcoming workshops that are designed to aid the sub-grant awardees with their OER creation, that are also open to all CARLI members. On Tuesday, August 9, at 10:00 AM CDT, Elisandro Cabada, the Interim Head of the Math Library at UIUC, will walk participants through creating their first 3D print. There are still spots if you would like to register.

For other workshop dates, descriptions, and registration please check out the CARLI calendar.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join CARLI for an open Zoom session as we write our strategic initiatives, 2023-2025. You are also invited to complete a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Make sure your voice is heard and you have a say in guiding the organization!

Although the Zoom sessions are open and informal, following are some questions to help spark conversation.

  • What’s the biggest challenge facing your library?
  • What’s your library’s biggest success in the last three years?
  • Are there projects you would like your library to start but your institution may not have the capacity or resources?
  • Are there opportunities for collaboration that you know about that might benefit CARLI operations?
  • What is CARLI’s value to you individually? To your organization?

Register below.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–register here
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT–register here

We invite your written feedback here through Saturday, October 15.

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