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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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(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

Each year, CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on nine advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by Friday, April 28. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made. Forms submitted by April 28 will be considered for the initial FY 2018 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2018, and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. Committee service may require time or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year, however.

The following CARLI Committees are seeking members.

  • Collection Management Committee
  • Commercial Products Committee
  • Created Content Committee
  • Instruction Committee
  • Preservation Committee
  • Public Services Committee
  • Resource Sharing Committee
  • SFX System Committee
  • Technical Services Committee

To view the committee charge, and the current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages on the CARLI website. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors, will make appointments no later than June 16. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1.

Please send questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to support@carli.illinois.edu. We have also put together a short, informational video for anyone interested in volunteering.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

This is a reminder that registration for the 2017 CARLI Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance Forum, jointly sponsored by the Collection Management and Technical Services Committees, closes on Wednesday, April 12. The link for registering is here. More information is below.

The Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance Forum will take place Friday, April 28, at Governors State University. Morning sessions cover building capacity for collection assessment, ILL data analysis after journal cancellations, and CARLI resources for collections assessment and evaluation. Afternoon sessions break into two tracks, collections and technical services. Collections sessions focus on assessment of e-books and e-journals, radical collection management, COUNTER, and AWStats. Technical Services cover modifying CARLI Access queries, collection evaluation using UB stats, shareable metadata in DPLA, and global database maintenance approaches and tools. Attendees are welcome to attend any sessions of interest in either track.

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, and cookie) and a drink for lunch. The intended audience is staff and librarians from CARLI member libraries interested in collection assessment and data maintenance.

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(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the fifth annual Instruction Showcase on Thursday, June 15, at National Louis University in Wheeling, IL.

CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and 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, however, please note 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 no later than Friday, April 7. Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent during the week of May. Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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Call for Nominations: CARLI Board of Directors (Deadline April 5)

(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. CARLI Governing Members will elect one Board member from each of three (3) specified constituencies (public universities, community colleges, and private colleges and universities). Candidates receiving the most votes will serve three (3) year terms, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. Only the director of a CARLI Governing Member institution is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. The director is defined as the person who is operationally responsible for the staff, services, and budget of the library, with titles that include, but are not limited to, Director, Dean, Chair, or Head Librarian.

Members of the CARLI community may nominate themselves or others (permission of the nominee is required when nominating others) by filling out the online nomination form. All nominations will be reviewed and a slate of candidates developed by the CARLI Nominating Committee comprising Cindy Fuller (Millikin University), Cate Kaufman (Illinois Central College), Lydia Morrow-Ruetten (Governors State University), Anne Craig (CARLI) and Margaret Chambers (CARLI).

The nomination period will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 5. If you have any questions or problems making a nomination, please contact support@carli.illinois.edu with the subject line: Board Nominations.

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