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CARLI Seeking Feedback on Draft of Its 2020 Strategic Plan

(via Margaret Chambers, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

At the CARLI Annual Meeting on Friday, November 17, attendees participated in the final feedback stage of the CARLI 2020 strategic planning process. The draft of the CARLI 2020 strategic plan outlines CARLI’s aspirations, and focuses the activities of the consortium, and will serve as our guide for 2018-2020. We are grateful to all who have contributed to the development of this draft, including the staff at CARLI member libraries.

If you were unable to attend the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting, or if you did attend but wish to provide additional feedback, please complete the survey. The full draft of the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan is available here on the CARLI website. The CARLI staff and Board of Directors will use this feedback as we finalize the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan. Please email the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu if you have any questions.

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(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

The registration deadline for the CARLI Annual Meeting is Thursday, November 9.

The morning meeting will feature a report from CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, and an overview of several of the 2017 CARLI Committee projects. In the afternoon, provide your final feedback on the CARLI 2020 Strategic Plan and have your voice heard as we look to shape the next 3 years for our statewide consortium. Staff at CARLI libraries who are unable to attend the meeting, or who would like to provide written feedback on the Strategic Plan 2020 will have the opportunity to do so via survey to be made available later this week.

The meeting registration form is found here. If you have any questions, please send a note to support@carli.illinois.edu. We hope you will plan to join us!

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee’s theme for this year is “We Can’t Do It Alone: Joining Forces For Sustainable Partnerships”. Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to learn how to extend information literacy programs in ways that are scalable and sustainable. Because webinars can be an effective format for outreach and information literacy education to both faculty and students, we’ll kick things off with an online session on best practices for webinars.

Join us for “Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars”, given by Stephanie Richter and Cameron Wills, both of Northern Illinois University. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. More information about the webinar’s content and the presenters’ backgrounds is below.

Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective online sessions? Join us as we share tips for producing engaging, interactive webinars no matter what platform you are using. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the advantages of recording the session.

Stephanie Richter is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She consults with and provides professional development for faculty on integrating technology into teaching, and works closely with academic and support units at the university on their teaching and teaching with technology needs. Ms. Richter holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Cameron Wills is a Research Associate for the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In his role, he investigates best practices in teaching tools and technologies, and develops and delivers professional development on emerging instructional technologies. Mr. Wills holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

To register, go here. This webinar will be recorded and available on the CARLI website for later viewing. Please send any questions to support@carli.illinios.edu.

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CARLI Survey on Open Educational Resources (Deadline Oct. 2)

(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

CARLI members were instrumental in the funding of the CARLI membership in the Open Textbook Network. The CARLI Board has established an Open Educational Resources Task Force that will support CARLI’s participation in the Open Textbook Network, will encourage cooperation and collaboration on open education resources, and will identify and develop materials about OER for libraries’ use with their institutions. CARLI is sending you this survey to identify what member libraries are currently doing regarding the use of open educational resources for teaching and learning

The link to the survey is here. The intended audience is staff at CARLI member libraries.  Feel free to share this survey with others within your library as multiple responses per institution are welcome.  All CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey, even if your institution does not currently use or plan to use open educational resource, so that we have an accurate representation of the entire consortium.

The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, October 2. CARLI plans to share information gathered via this survey with its members including at the CARLI Update at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. Please direct any questions to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu .

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CARLI Joins the Open Textbook Network

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

CARLI has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives. OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, a searchable online catalog of complete textbooks available for faculty and students to freely use, adapt and distribute to best meet the needs of their courses. Open textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed inexpensively. CARLI is thrilled to be a part of this community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education by addressing the growing concerns about educational affordability.

Seventeen CARLI Governing member institutions plus two Illinois consortia supported CARLI’s membership in the OTN. Through this collaboratively funded system membership, all 128 CARLI Governing member libraries will realize the benefits of OTN membership. A special thanks to these contributors: Aurora University, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago State University, CODSULI (Council of Directors of State University Libraries in Illinois), College of Lake County, DePaul University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, The John Marshall Law School, Knox College, LIBRAS, Lincoln Land Community College, National Louis University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Oakton Community College, Richland Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Waubonsee Community College.

CARLI system leaders selected by the library directors at contributing institutions will attend the OTN Summer Institute in Minneapolis. These leaders are: Anne Chernaik, College of Lake County; Chris Diaz, Northwestern University; Kathy Ladell, Northern Illinois University; Anne Shelley, Illinois State University; and Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CARLI staff member Elizabeth Clarage, will also attend.

Following this initial institute, CARLI’s system leaders, in conjunction with OTN staff, will coordinate full-day “train the trainer” workshops to be offered to CARLI member libraries in 2018. These workshops will focus on developing leaders at Illinois colleges and universities to assist in cultivating strategies for advancing the use of open educational resources, specifically openly licensed textbooks, to lessen the cost of these materials for students on their campuses.The workshops will also help attendees gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic performance.

For more information about CARLI’s OTN membership, contact Elizabeth Clarage, clarage@uillinois.edu or send an email to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Amy Maroso, CARLI)

CARLI will host a one-hour webinar, “Metadata Best Practices for DPLA”, on Thursday, July 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The webinar will cover best metadata practices for collections that will be harvested by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Hannah Stitzlein, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present.

This webinar is open to any CARLI library staff who are working with digital collections and have, or plan to have, their collections harvested by DPLA. Registration is not required. Attend the webinar on July 20 from this link. If you are unable to attend the webinar, please note that it will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website after July 20.

Description of Program

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) released the IDHH Metadata Best Practices in early 2017 to assist contributing institutions with providing quality metadata to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This program will provide an introduction to how metadata is viewed and interacted with in the DPLA environment, and will guide metadata specialists and contributing institutions how to use these best practices to create and develop quality metadata that operates well in DPLA.

Presenter Biography

Hannah Stitzlein is the Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Hannah worked with Recollection Wisconsin in the beginning phases of being the Wisconsin service hub to prepare metadata to be contributed to DPLA. She comes from a background of working in public and special libraries. Hannah holds an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Please contact the CARLI office, at support@carli.illinois.edu, if you have any questions.

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Reminder: CARLI Virtual Instruction Showcase on June 15

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

This is a reminder that the CARLI Instruction Committee Virtual Instruction Showcase will take place on Thursday, June 15, from 10:00 to 11:15 AM and 1:00 to 2:15 PM. The Showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment. Presenters will demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction.

This year, the Showcase will be presented virtually, rather than as an in-person event. Six presentations are divided into two sessions; register once to attend one or both sessions. Both sessions will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website for later review. Handouts and presentation notes will be made available on the CARLI website following the Virtual Showcase.

Session 1

Molly Beestrum, Columbia College: “Finding and Citing Images: Responsible Use of Fashion Images”

Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University: “Masters of the (Citable) Universe: Maximizing Your Use of Reference Management Software”

Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley CC: “A la carte Instruction”

Session 2

Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University: “The Scholarly Article Autopsy: Information Sources from the Inside Out”

Martinique Hallerduff & Jennifer Lau-Bond, Dominican University/Harper College. “Interrogating Sources with First Year Students”

Sarah Dick & Susan Franzen, Illinois State University: “Traversing the Terrain of 21st Century Publishing: A Practicum”

For more information, and to register, click here.

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(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

This is a reminder that registration is open for the CARLI Instruction Committee Virtual Instruction Showcase. The event will take place on Thursday, June 15, from 10:00 to 11:15 AM and 1:00 to 2:15 PM. The Showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment. Presenters will demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction.

This year, the Showcase will be presented virtually, rather than as an in-person event. Six presentations are divided into two sessions; register once to attend one or both sessions. Both sessions will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website for later review. Handouts and presentation notes will be made available on the CARLI website following the Virtual Showcase.

Session 1

Molly Beestrum, Columbia College: “Finding and Citing Images: Responsible Use of Fashion Images”

Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University: “Masters of the (Citable) Universe: Maximizing Your Use of Reference Management Software”

Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley CC: “A la carte Instruction”

Session 2

Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University: “The Scholarly Article Autopsy: Information Sources from the Inside Out”

Martinique Hallerduff & Jennifer Lau-Bond, Dominican University/Harper College. “Interrogating Sources with First Year Students”

Sarah Dick & Susan Franzen, Illinois State University: “Traversing the Terrain of 21st Century Publishing: A Practicum”

For more information, and to register, click here.

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(via Michelle Haake, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

The application period to serve on one of the CARLI committees will close Friday, April 28, at 5:00 PM. You can review the list of committees and their charges here, and you will find the form to apply for a committee appointment here. If you have any questions or problems in submitting an application, please send a message to support@carli.illinois.edu. We have also put together a short informational video for anyone interested in volunteering, which you can view here.

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CARLI Instruction Showcase Call for Proposals Extended to May 1

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

The call for proposals for presentations at the fifth annual Instruction Showcase has been extended until Monday, May 1. More information is below.

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the fifth annual Instruction Showcase, to be held Thursday, June 15at National Louis University, Wheeling, IL. Staff from CARLI member libraries are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and submitters are encouraged to draw inspiration from the Committee’s theme this year, “Evolving Library Instruction: Negotiating Change in Uncertain Times”. Examples related to the theme include online instruction, alternatives to one-shot instruction, or student engagement techniques. Each breakout room is equipped with a presenter’s station; please note, however, that there will not be a computer lab available this year.

 Proposals should outline an instruction session activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation. Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable knowledge practices and/or dispositions from the Framework for Information Literacy. Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present and five minutes for questions and answers.

If interested, please submit the proposal form found here  Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent between May 3 and May 5. Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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