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(via Anne Craig, CARLI)

Dear CARLI members:

I would like to share some pictures that exemplify CARLI’s impact at institutions throughout the state. To do so, I would really appreciate it if you could you send me one or more images that include any of the following:
1.         Your students, faculty, and/or staff with your logo clearly visible in the background (or on college apparel).
2.         A new accomplishment that depended on CARLI’s services (with the accomplishment/service/program clearly visible in the photo).
3.         A valued service that CARLI provides clearly visible in the photo. Don’t forget to include your students, faculty, and/or staff.
If sending photos of people, please ensure that you have secured permissions for CARLI to use their photos.
Please send your photos to me no later than February 25.  I can’t tell you exactly what to send, but I can tell you that a picture of a computer screen or a person pointing to a monitor may not tell a great story. I leave it to you to be your very creative selves!

Thank you so very much! Anne

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI)

Good afternoon!

Following is an email I sent last week to directors about a survey to assess whether CARLI might apply for the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. Please consider completing and submitting it.

I also write to you today to publicize the CLIR webinar about the grant on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Registration is at this link:
https://clirdlf.zoom.us/webinar/register/5115476508799/WN_YEPT5QHeQW6rDnR5h9A_8Q. I will be attending.

Thanks so much! Anne

 

Dear CARLI Directors/Deans:

I write to you today to ask your help in assessing whether CARLI might apply for the for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Digitizing Hidden Collections,” https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/. This grant seeks to fund the digitization of “…rare and unique content in collecting institutions.”

Please forward this message to the collections staff in your organization, especially:

·        Digital collections staff
·        Special and rare collections staff

The CLIR grant was suggested to me by a few of our member institutions as a possible consortium-wide effort because of its strong support for consortia and thorough project design, and its record of excellence in digitizing significant works. Among our membership, we can document a critical need for funding for digitization projects.

In order to evaluate whether CARLI should apply for this grant on behalf of our member libraries, we will need to assess whether we can assemble a cohesive collection from our member libraries–most likely based on a focus area of Illinois’ history–that is currently not discoverable and of significance to the larger research community. I encourage you to read the application information about this grant found at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.

If you are interested in possible participation, please complete the online survey, “Initial Assessment of CARLI Members’ Holdings” (takes about 15 minutes per included collection) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InitialSurveyCLIR by Friday, February 15.

Following the survey, next steps include an evaluation of the survey results with an eye to deciding whether we should proceed, and, if so, a conversation with the CARLI members involved. If we decide to proceed, we will call for a volunteer group of members to assist with drafting and compiling the necessary application information. Every CARLI member that completes the survey will receive a response indicating whether CARLI will proceed and whether the grant will include their library’s collections.

Although the grant is very competitive, I think that CARLI could present a strong application if we can identify appropriate and compelling collections housed at our member libraries. If awarded, the project must begin between January 1 and June 1, 2020. Collaborative projects can last up to 36 months and have a maximum request limit of $500,000. The application is due April 3, 2019.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you! Anne

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration is now open for two CARLI Instruction Committee sponsored webinars, following the theme: “Inclusive Classroom: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities.”

“Intrusive Librarianship” presented by Annette Alvarado of Loyola University Chicago

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

For more information and to register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/instructon-committee-webinar-intrusive-librarianship

Description:

In 2015, Loyola University Chicago opened Arrupe College, a program that offered a two-year associates degree program that was structured for students that needed academic support. These students come from diverse populations, and many are low-income, first-generation college students. Through small class sizes, one-on-one contact with faculty and staff, students would have the support system necessary to succeed in the program. Since its inception the Loyola University Chicago Lewis Library has worked with faculty and staff to teach and support information literacy in the program. Intrusive Advising, also known as proactive advising, has been instituted by various educational institutions throughout the United States. At Arrupe College this approach has been adopted to meet the needs of underserved students. At Arrupe College all Faculty and staff take on advisory roles and follow this method of advising. It has been successful in reaching students that otherwise would not have asked for help. This webinar will showcase how Annette Alvarado has put intrusive advising into practice, and has become an intrusive librarian.

“A work in process: Cultivating inclusive classrooms” presented by Robin Harris, Michelle Oh, and Alyssa Vincent of Northeastern Illinois University

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

For more information and to register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/instructon-committee-webinar-work-process-cultivating-inclusive-classrooms

Description:

Northeastern Illinois University is the one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country, but what does that mean in terms of inclusion in the classroom? In this webinar, three NEIU librarians will share their missteps, lessons learned, and overall experiences with library instruction and research consultations while working with a diverse student population. If you’re curious to learn how they’ve cultivated more inclusive learning environments, you won’t find a simple checklist, but you’ll join an honest conversation and hear about others’ processes.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

As 2019 marks the 7th year that the I-Share “UB” Standard policies have been fully implemented across the consortium, the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee is undertaking a review of the policies.

This survey, to gather I-Share member library feedback, is one portion of the Committee’s review of the policies:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UBPolicyReview

Please share the survey with your library colleagues; multiple people per I-Share member library are welcome to complete this survey. We plan to close the survey at the end of the day on Friday, February 15.

Please send any questions to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Amy Maroso, CARLI)

Registrations are now open for linked data webinar series!

Please join the CARLI Created Content Committee as they host a series of three webinars on linked data. The series will provide CARLI members with an overview of linked data, how it exists within the context of the library, and a few examples of library projects that leverage linked data. Speakers and more information available on the registration pages for each sessions. Webinars will be recorded and posted on the CARLI website. If members of your institution will be viewing a webinar as a group, only one person needs to register.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SESSION.

Linked Data Webinar 1: Overview and Basics

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

If you are not familiar with linked data, this webinar will provide an overview of the basic characteristics of linked data, and how it exists on the web.

Register for this session: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/linked-data-webinar-1-overview-and-basics

Registration for this session closes at 5:00pm on Monday, February 4, 2019

Linked Data Webinar 2: Linked Data in the Library

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This webinar will address the use of linked data in libraries, with a focus on BIBFRAME and the linked data capabilities of Alma.

Register for this session: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/linked-data-webinar-2-linked-data-library

Registration for this session closes at 5:00pm on Monday, February 11, 2019

Linked Data Webinar 3: Linked Data Projects

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

This webinar will discuss two library linked data projects, a digital collection of dime novels that uses linked data for metadata enhancement, and the use of LOC linked data for authority reconciliation during a metadata cleanup project.

Register for this session: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/linked-data-webinar-3-linked-data-projects

Registration for this session closes at 5:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2019

If you have specific questions about linked data please send them to the CARLI support email address (support@carli.illinois.edu) in advance of the webinars and our speakers will do their best to answer them.

General questions about the webinar series? Please contact the CARLI office at support@carli.illinois.edu

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(via Cindy Clennon, CARLI)

The CARLI Commercial Products Committee is planning a symposium on March 26, 2019 in Champaign focusing on two emerging issues in e-resources: streaming video and usage statistics.  The Committee is soliciting volunteers who would be willing to participate in a moderated panel and/or a breakout session addressing the following topics:

Streaming Video – presentations on library licensing, marketing and management of streaming video related to the following or other pertinent issues:

*   Deciding which streaming video vendors and products to license.
*   Marketing and educating administrators, library staff, faculty, and other stakeholders on how, why, and when to use streaming video.
*   Making streaming video resources discoverable.
*   Policies and procedures regarding replacing existing media (VHS, DVD, etc.) with streaming media.
*   How libraries handle various licensing terms within or across streaming media platforms.
*   How libraries do libraries fit streaming video into their budgets (re-allocation of funds from other resources? Which other resources? etc.).

Usage Statistics – presentations and discussion on the harvesting, storage, interpretation, and dissemination of usage statistics related to the following or other pertinent issues:

*   Why does your library track usage statistics? What specific reports are required of your library for which you might supply usage statistics?
*   How does your library collect usage statistics? What methods, products, or tools do you use?
*   How often does your library harvest usage statistics?
*   Who in your library is responsible for gathering usage statistics–is it just one person or department, or are multiple staff involved in collecting and compiling usage stats?
*   What challenges does your library face in collecting, interpreting, or utilizing the kinds of usage data gathered?

If you have experience in either of these areas and would be interested in participating on a panel and/or presenting, please send a 1-2 paragraph description of your topic idea to Lesley.Wolfgang@hshs.org<mailto:Lesley.Wolfgang@hshs.org> by Monday, January 28th, 2019. The Commercial Products Committee will review proposals and presenters will be notified by Friday, February 15th, 2019.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

Registration expands to 2 people per CARLI member library on January 11th.

The CARLI Technical Services Committee and Collection Management Committee invite you to attend “Change is Good: You Go First! Leading Others To and Through Change”. This all-day event on change management will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Student Center East on April 2, 2019.

Morning plenary sessions will include presentations by Kevin O’Connor (a Leadership and Communications Expert who specializes in change) and Kristine Hammerstrand (CARLI Director of User Services) who will talk about the upcoming changes with the I-Share migration to Alma. After lunch (provided by CARLI), the day will continue with topical breakouts on change in technical services, collection management, and public services, giving attendees a chance to focus on working with change in particular areas of specialization.

Registration is available to those from CARLI member libraries and is free.

Registration will be first come and will initially be limited:

December 13 – January 10: registration is limited to 1 person per CARLI member library;
January 11 – February 3: registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library;
February 4 – March 1: if space remains, CARLI will open registration to any members on the waitlist.

To register, please visit:

https://www.carli.illinois.edu/change-good-you-go-first-leading-others-and-through-change.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Nicole Swanson, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

The CARLI Technical Services Committee and Collection Management Committee invite you to attend Change is Good: You Go First! Leading Others To and Through Change. This all-day event on change management will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Student Center East on April 2, 2019.

Morning plenary sessions will include presentations by Kevin O’Connor (a Leadership and Communications Expert who specializes in change) and Kristine Hammerstrand (CARLI Director of User Services) who will talk about the upcoming changes with the I-Share migration to Alma. After lunch (provided by CARLI), the day will continue with topical breakouts on change in technical services, collection management, and public services, giving attendees a chance to focus on working with change in particular areas of specialization.

Registration is available to those from CARLI member libraries and is free.

Registration will be first come and will initially be limited:

December 13 – January 10: registration is limited to 1 person per CARLI member library;
January 11 – February 3: registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library;
February 4 – March 1: if space remains, CARLI will open registration to any members on the waitlist.

To register, please visit:

https://www.carli.illinois.edu/change-good-you-go-first-leading-others-and-through-change.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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CARLI Seeking Project Ideas for 2018-2019 Grant Proposals

(via CARLI)

CARLI is eager to apply for grants that address the emerging needs of the profession. You can be part of that effort! Submit your ideas (through your Director or Dean, please) to Anne Craig at abcraig@uillinois.edu.

CARLI will review each grant idea to determine whether we have the necessary administrative capacity to support and implement the grant as lead applicant. If so, we will issue a call for volunteers to serve on an ad hoc task force for the specific grant. This task force will review the viability of the grant for the CARLI membership and will be actively involved in writing and compiling the application package.

Feel free to contact Senior Director Craig with any questions, comments, or ideas.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction committee is excited to be hosting our first Twitter Chat!

Join us on Friday, December 7th @ 12pm, CST in conversations around cultivating learning environments for students with diverse identities #inclusiveinfolit

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag! Use the #inclusiveinfolit hashtag to follow the discussion and participate in it.

For more on participating in this twitter chat, see instructions on this guide: https://goo.gl/g4zQfU

If you don’t have twitter but still want to follow the conversation, you can search for the hashtag here: https://twitter.com/search-home?lang=en

Feel free to share + invite colleagues that may be interested!

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