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(via the Illinois Library Association)

For the first time, ILA is offering a Buddy System for registered attendees* of the 2019 ILA Annual Conference.

It can be intimidating to attend a large conference alone. With this experience, you can attend the conference, experience all the events, and meet someone new!

This program is for individuals attending the conference alone, first-time conference attendees, or those who want to meet someone new and invite them into their group. Buddy system participants will be paired based on their interests.

What You Can Expect

  • Receive buddy contact information by Friday, October 4.
  • Schedule one or two phone calls (or emails) ahead of the conference to introduce yourselves, answer questions, and go over the conference schedule.
  • Meet face-to-face at the President’s Reception on Monday, October 21, or before the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 22.
  • Walk the exhibit hall together.
  • Meet for lunch, coffee, or during a networking event to check-in.

Please Note

  • This program is for those wishing to make professional connections and network in a professional setting. It is not designed as a dating service.
  • ILA is not responsible for fostering communication after attendees are paired up. You are responsible for contacting your buddy once ILA emails you their contact information.
  • You are not required to hang out with the person you’re paired with if you don’t feel it’s a good match.
  • You do not have to exchange any personal information if you are uncomfortable doing so. We will only provide an email address to contact your buddy.
  • ILA will contact you to get feedback on your experience with the Buddy System, and if you have a positive experience, we encourage you to share it with the ILA community

We are excited to offer this program to our conference attendees and hope members of the ILA community attending this year’s conference consider participating.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 6. To request a buddy, please go here. If you have any questions about the Buddy System, please contact Tamara Jenkins at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org.

*This program is being offered to conference attendees only. Vendors and partners of ILA are not eligible to participate.

#ILAAC19

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Please join us for our iSchool/CARLI Career Fair https://www.carli.illinois.edu/carli-ischool-career-fair  on November 14, 2019! Register here:https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10180/employer_preview  (final day to register=October 25).

Some information about the Career Fair:

…You don’t have to have jobs open to be an employer at the Career Fair. You can be an employer who’s promoting their organization and letting students/graduates know about your wonderful library.

…As a CARLI member, your registration as an employer at the iSchool/CARLI Career Fair is at no cost to your organization.

…The iSchool anticipates record numbers of graduates/soon-to-be graduates attending this Career Fair. It’s the first one in Champaign!

…The iSchool and CARLI are hosting a mixer immediately following the Career Fair.

…This is the first-ever iSchool/CARLI Career Fair! Join us for this inaugural event.

…The Career Fair is the day before the CARLI Annual Meeting (Annual Meeting registration is now open at https://www.carli.illinois.edu/calendar/2019-11)

Let me know if you have any questions.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

Registration is now open for Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library Access

(Thursday, July 25, 2 PM EST)

With the integration of experimental technologies and an accelerated evolution of library content, librarians have become strong proponents for integrating makerspace technologies into the classroom and learning experience, utilizing augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) in library services, and advocating for the creation, discovery, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER).

As our libraries move forward with adopting these new initiatives, it is essential to keep accessibility in mind, and in this webinar, you’ll learn how to do just that. We want to ask ourselves how distance users, individuals with disabilities, and others needing accommodations can engage with these resources and services. Incorporating new technologies and collections into the library is a complex process. It has the potential to facilitate access to all members of the community regardless of socioeconomic status and background.

This 60-minute webinar examines the topic of innovative technologies and collections through the lens of access and stewardship. Parity goes beyond making books and information accessible to all; it means making all library services accessible, including open resources, makerspace services, and others. In particular, we will focus on

  • technology access, including makerspaces and emerging technology, such as AR/VR and
  • collections access, including OER and resource sharing

Within each topic, the instructors will discuss the current climate within academic libraries, share their personal experiences and tips in broadening access to resources, and encourage self-reflection as you think about how to expand resource accessibility in your home institutions.

Presenters: Christine Elliott (Juniata College) and Courtney McAllister (Yale University)

Register here: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=X

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(via CARLI)

CARLI is planning an exciting day-long leadership event for mid-level leaders, “Mid-Level Leaders Symposium: CARLI′s Next Deans and Directors,” from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2019.  The event will feature Karen S. Goins, executive coach, facilitator, consultant, speaker, and author. Karen will guide attendees to:

·         Understand what leadership is

·         Discuss leadership competencies that increase success in a library environment

·         Have meaningful conversation with each other about senior leadership and upward mobility topics

·         Develop a personal plan to improve leadership competencies

·         Have fun during the day while the group is learning!

To register, visit the event page. A registration fee of $50 will be charged. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A special room rate will be available for lodging on September 24 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. To make a reservation, call 217-398-3400 and ask for the CARLI Leader Symposium. You can also book online and enter the code CRL with the date.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Reminder to join us Tuesday, June 4, 1:30 p.m. for the webinar about the Career Fair!

The School of Information Sciences + CARLI Networking and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:30-5:30 p.m. The Career Fair is a result of CARLI’s partnership with the iSchool<https://ischool.illinois.edu/> at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center<https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/champaign/cmitc/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-US-_-CMITC>, 101 Trade Center Drive, in Champaign on the day before the CARLI Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting<https://www.carli.illinois.edu/calendar/2019-11>.

Career Fair registration is available online and is open to Illinois libraries, museums, archives, and businesses that hire information profession graduates. The Career Fair will be followed immediately by a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for networking, socializing, and to learn about an initiative to commemorate a special CARLI resource sharing 40th anniversary. CARLI Governing Members who would like to participate as an employer will not pay a registration fee.

Our fabulous partners at the iSchool provide an online tool called “Handshake” to assist both employers and job seekers. Employers will be required to use Handshake to register for the fair<https://illinois.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10180>. Instructions<https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer> for using the platform are available online, and we’ve arranged for a webinar to demonstrate Handshake and to chat about the Career Fair. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. To attend the webinar go to http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/carli/ (registration is not required to attend the webinar).

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Reminder: Registration Open for RDA Training Courses

(via RAILS)

The Cataloging and Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA training for library staff in any Illinois library. The courses are six weeks and use Moodle software. Registered participants will be emailed passwords.

It is strongly encouraged that participants take the RDA Book Training course before the RDA Video and Audio Recording course. Participants should have basic cataloging knowledge and experience. Contact Dr. Pamela Thomas at Illinois Heartland Library System with questions. Also, please let her know if there are specific topics you would like to see future CMC training courses cover.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College)

Are you, or do you know a new College Library Director?

If you are a new Library Director at a small college library, please consider joining the College Library Director Mentoring Program. The program, now in its 27th year, is designed to enhance leadership capabilities of new college  library directors, and to help them meet the unique challenges involved in directing libraries in small colleges.  First year directors are assigned a mentor to listen and provide support throughout the year.  There is also a series of webinars and a 3 day seminar in the spring.  Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

A previous participant said:

“Thanks to interactions with my mentor, the faculty of the program, and fellow participants I am better able to identify ways to move my institution forward in regard to assessment, policy making, and programming to better serve my college. Though it sometimes feels as if I’m scaling a mountain, it’s encouraging to know that others have similar experiences and can testify to the fact that there are moments in which I’ll be able to reach a vista and enjoy the beauty of the work that has been done.”

Applicants must be new directors at a small, college library (fewer than 3500 undergraduate FTE with at least a 4 year degree program) and cannot have previously been a director at a small college library.  Additional information about qualifications and the application process is available on the Program website:  http://acrl.ala.org/dirmentoring/

If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020  cohort, please fill out the application form on the website.

 

Co-Directors

 

Robert Fleming

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2007-08

Director 2007-2019

Iwasaki Library

Emerson College

617 549 3485

 

Melissa Jadlos

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2006-07

Lavery Library

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

585.385.8164

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(via RAILS)

You can still register for Reaching Forward South, an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois. Make sure to attend “What’s Trending in Digital Lending”, presented by Anna Behm, RAILS E-Content Specialist.

This year’s conference will be held on May 17, at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale. Registration is $100.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Great news! I am so excited to announce CARLI’s first Career Fair, to be held in partnership with the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 101 Trade Center Drive, in Champaign. The event will be held on the day before the CARLI Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting.

Career Fair registration information for employers is forthcoming and will be open to Illinois libraries, museums, and archives, and businesses that hire information profession graduates. CARLI Governing Members who would like to participate as an employer will not pay a registration fee. The Career Fair will be followed immediately by a mixer from 5-7 p.m., for networking, socializing, and to learn about an initiative to commemorate a special CARLI resource sharing 40thanniversary.

Our fabulous partners at the iSchool provide an online tool called “Handshake” to assist both employers and job seekers. Employers will be required to use Handshake to register for the fair (registration for the fair will open soon).

We’ve arranged for a webinar to demonstrate Handshake and to chat about the Career Fair. The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. To attend the webinar go to http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/carli/(registration is not required to attend the webinar).

Questions about the Career Fair can be directed to our colleague at the iSchool:

Michele Plante

Employer Relations Coordinator

School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

mplante@illinois.edu

I hope that you will participate as an employer in the Career Fair and that you will find the opportunity helpful in terms of finding great candidates for your library’s vacancies.

Thank you! Anne

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CARLI Member Libraries Represented in 2019 ALA Elections

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

Congratulations to several employees at CARLI member libraries who were recently elected to the following positions within ALA.

Julie Murphy, Collection Assessment Librarian at Illinois State University, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES). CODES is a section of the Reference and User Services Association.

Mackenzie Salisbury, Research & Instruction Librarian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Arts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Paula Mae Carns, Head, Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large for the European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana, Newberry Library, was elected Secretary of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Lynne M. Thomas, Head, Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Miriam Centeno, Collections Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was elected Member-at-Large of the Preservation & Reformatting Section of the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services.

Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies at Northwestern University, was elected President-Elect of ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

Hong Ma, Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago, was elected Director-at-Large for ALA’s Library and Information Technology Association.

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