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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts! Yes, we are having a Cohort 4 in 2023! Institutions with both program newcomers and alumni are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, December 1. See here for program details, including the Cohort 4 Library Application Form and a sample Individual Information Form.

Later (December 1-January 9): Once your institution is accepted, you will be e-mailed an Individual Information Form to complete.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

As part of the CARLI PDA (Professional Development Alliance) webinar offerings, the E-Resources Learning Series explores how library workers can troubleshoot e-resources, keep up with current trends in the field, and develop innovative methods of managing e-resources at their library. Library workers from all experience levels are invited to attend. Attendees will walk away feeling more empowered to address e-resources management at their libraries.

Registration is required for each session.

This learning series is a collaboration of programs hosted by CARLI, LOUIS, and NC LIVE.

“No E-Resources Librarian Is an Island”

Wednesday, November 14, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Electronic resources. In the library world that phrase can inspire awe, confusion, and sometimes fear. Veteran-ish Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian Sarah Mueth at UNC-Wilmington has experienced all of these feelings and more at work. In this session we hope to show you that while the work may seem daunting it is also satisfying, interesting, sometimes even fun–and that you never have to go it alone.

Register here.

“The Use of Python to Support Technical Services Work in Academic Libraries”

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Presenters Xiaoyan Wang and Maria Collins from NC State Libraries will discuss their findings from surveys and interviews about the use of Python in academic libraries to support technical services work. They will explore trends in organization structure that support Python applications, discuss various tasks that Python is used to address, and share a few examples and training and educational opportunities.

Register here.

“The Tribulations of Quantification: An Airing of Grievances on Usage Statistics” 

Thursday, November 17, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

William Ransom, Information Resources Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans Libraries shares an overview of their methods for collecting electronic resource usage statistics, followed by some potential complications to the process and how to troubleshoot them.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

As part of the CARLI PDA (Professional Development Alliance) webinar offerings, the E-Resources Learning Series explores how library workers can troubleshoot e-resources, keep up with current trends in the field, and develop innovative methods of managing e-resources at their library. Library workers from all experience levels are invited to attend. Attendees will walk away feeling more empowered to address e-resources management at their libraries.

Registration is required for each session.

This learning series is a collaboration of programs hosted by CARLI, LOUIS, and NC LIVE.

“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.

“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.

“Vendor Relations: More Than Invoices and Sales Calls!”

Thursday, November 10, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Jenn Brosek, Collection Strategist at UNC Charlotte and Jacob Daoud, Academic Library Consultant (Gale, a Cengage Company) will introduce the variety of ways librarians can partner with vendors to support their libraries. They will discuss the importance of thinking out of the box, not hesitating to ask for what you want, how to handle the good and the bad things that may come up, and much more.

Register here.

“E-Resources Discussion Forum”

Thursday, November 10, 2:00-2:45 PM CDT

Join attendees from our member libraries to discuss key topics from the E-Resource Learning Series, brainstorm solutions, and identify new projects to pursue at your library. This is a discussion session that will involve breakout rooms and be driven by the interests of participants. Be prepared to share!

Register here.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts! Yes, we are having a Cohort 4 in 2023! Institutions with both program newcomers and alumni are encouraged to apply.

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value.

CARLI Counts deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI is working in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Now (until December 1): Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, December 1. Please see here for program details, including the Cohort 4 Library Application Form and a sample Individual Information Form.

Later (December 1-January 9): Once your institution is accepted, you will be e-mailed an Individual Information Form to complete.

Join us for a Zoom session, “CARLI Counts Cohort 4: What it’s all about, the application, and your questions”, on Monday, November 7, at 2:00 PM CDT. No registration is necessary. To access the session, go here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance (PDA) offerings.

“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.

“Get Started with Augmented and Virtual Reality”

Thursday, October 13, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences are increasing in popularity. Libraries are using this technology to offer augmented and virtual tours, to facilitate wayfinding, to create virtual art galleries, to develop programming, and more. In this session, you’ll see examples of how libraries are using AR and VR to serve and engage their users. We’ll talk about the current state of AR and VR technology including software and hardware. We’ll also cover ways that you can create custom AR and VR experiences right now, with the technology you already have, using free and freemium apps and resources.

Register here.

“Learnabout Google Calendar”

Monday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 PM CDT

Digital calendars are very common and all share the same basic functionality. In this 1 hour webinar, Olivia Morris will share some of the features beyond the basics. Appropriate for all users.

Register here.

“Understanding Emotional Intelligence”

Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Linda Bruno will delve into the idea of our own emotions by exploring the first two elements of Emotional Intelligence – self-awareness and self-management – both of which are critical not only to your effectiveness in the workplace, but also to your ability to enjoy life! Then she’ll take a look at how the first two elements help us with the other two – social awareness and relationship management.

Register here.

“Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace”

Monday, October 24, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Elaina Norlin will discuss strategies for building an organizational culture of trust and sustainability by sharing information and how to be more transparent and inclusive in management styles and practices. Let’s stop doing the same thing and expecting different results and start transforming libraries to places everyone feels valued and appreciated for their unique talents, skills and abilities.

Register here.

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(via CARLI)

Please join us for the 2022 CARLI Annual Meeting, to be held Friday, November 4, from 10:15 AM to 3:00 PM CDT, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

We are excited about our keynote speaker, Victor Jones Jr. (he/him/his), who serves as the Director of DEIA for the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he provides leadership and advocacy within the Library to promote a workplace culture that supports all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Prior to this role, Jones worked as a graduate recruiter for the iSchool at Illinois, where he built pipelines and created programming to diversify BIPOC student access to the information professions. The afternoon will feature table talks to gather input about the CARLI Strategic Plan.

Staff at all CARLI member libraries are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided for all our guests.

The agenda and registration are available from the event page.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting from 9:00 to 10:00 AM CDT. Directors should also register for this meeting if they are planning to attend. A separate registration is required for each meeting. Continental breakfast preceding this meeting will be served starting at 8:30 AM.

Space is limited. Registration for both meetings closes Thursday, October 27.

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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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