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Three Receive 2021 CARLI Scholarship

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2021 CARLI Scholarship: Jacqueline Mann, Loyola University Chicago; Abigail Mastin, University of St. Francis; and Kate Swope, Northern Illinois University. The CARLI Scholarship, awarded for the first time in 2020, provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 CARLI Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Recipient Jacqueline Mann commented “I am beyond thankful not just to be awarded a CARLI Scholarship, but also for how welcomed into the professional library field I now feel upon receiving this award. I am so excited to continue my career in libraries by attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool, which the CARLI Scholarship will help me to do, and to further commit myself to long-term work in academic libraries.”

The recipients were selected based on their responses to a personal essay question regarding their professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession and the strength of their references.

Kate Swope noted “I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the CARLI Scholarship this year. This is a bit of a career change and, with one course complete, I am now even more eager to continue on this journey. Thank you CARLI Scholarship Committee!”

“We are thrilled to award three scholarships this year, and so pleased to be able to help support the education of the dedicated staff of our CARLI libraries,” said CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig. “I am grateful to the Scholarship Fund donors who have so generously supported this important new program, helping CARLI to grow the profession.”

The CARLI Scholarship was established in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of resource sharing by CARLI and its predecessor organizations. The scholarship is funded by donations. For more information about the CARLI Scholarship Fund or to donate, go here.

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ISU’s Sue Franzen Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

Susan R. Franzen, Nursing Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Forum, recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. The award is sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Sue Franzen joined the faculty of Milner Library at Illinois State University in 2015 as the subject librarian for nursing. In this role, she practices embedded librarianship where she co-teaches with nursing faculty for baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate courses. She also serves on the reference desk and performs collection development for nursing. Starting June 1, she is serving as Interim Associate Dean of Public Services and Organizational Development at Milner Library. As of July 1, 2021, she will become a tenured associate professor.

Her nominator writes, “Sue’s service record to the library profession is exceptional. She is the current president of IACRL and has served as the past vice president. As president-elect, she chaired the conference and continuing education committee and spearheaded the inaugural online Spark professional development event that brought together over 100 librarians from across the state at a time when people felt alone and overwhelmed by the pandemic.

In addition to her service to IACRL, Sue was a member of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois conference planning committee, a member of ACRL’s Health Sciences Librarianship Interest Group’s membership recruitment and retention committee, and ACRL’s Distance and Online Learning mentoring and networking committee. Although all of this service was in 2020, Sue’s service record extends much further, with extensive involvement in ILA, ACRL, and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI).​

Read the entire press release on IACRL’s news feed. Information on the other 2021 ILA award winners is available here.
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Update on CARLI’S Open Textbooks Pilot Program Grant

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

As you may have already heard, CARLI and the University of Illinois System have been awarded a $1.08 million Open Textbooks Pilot Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

This new grant, which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced in early June, will fund Illinois Support for Creation of Open Educational Resources (SCOERs), a program that will create and provide access to open textbooks and personalized learning tools for entry-level courses in high-demand health care and human development career paths.

While the details for the program are still being finalized – we expect more news soon – this is what our 127 members need to know about SCOERS and how it will many benefit many of our stakeholders:

  • CARLI was chosen for this competitive grant with the support of Sen. Durbin and many of you – we are grateful to Sen. Durbin and his staff, and for the support so many of you expressed in the numerous letters that we were able to include in our application.
  • This grant will support the creation of and open access to textbooks for a range of health care and human development-related subjects, among them health, health information management, nutrition, microbiology, immunobiology, genetics, laboratory skills, audiology, radiology, dental, child development, developmental psychology (and disorders), personality, nursing, sport, therapy (massage, physical, occupational), occupational safety, social work, counselling, speech/communication development and pathology, EMT training, human sexuality, social psychology and biochemistry.
  • This will present an opportunity for students and faculty at our higher-education members to have open access to what otherwise would be costly textbooks, but also for faculty to author new textbooks for use through the program.
  • Members will have the opportunity in the near future to apply for sub-awards from the grant through CARLI. Again, details on that process are still to come.
  • CARLI is preparing administrative support for the project, including establishing a coordinator position and putting together the sub-award application. We are also revising our proposed plan as presented in our application, which sought $1.9 million.
  • The money will be provided by the Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Expect more information from CARLI on this exciting program soon. Check here for updates.

For more on the grant award, see Sen. Durbin’s news release.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library’s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts Cohort 3, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program is open to all CARLI governing member institutions. Alumni of Cohorts 1 and 2 are welcome 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.

Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, July 15. Go here for additional program details, including dates and times.

Please contact CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, at abcraig@uillinois.edu, with any questions.

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(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded the 2021 Spectrum Scholarships to 61 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies.

Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 1,300 Spectrum Scholarships. During the 2021 application cycle, the Spectrum Scholarship Program received four times as many applications as there were available scholarships, and the majority of this year’s applicants were deemed highly fundable. A prestigious committee of 28 jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to community building, leadership potential and planned contributions to making social justice part of everybody’s everyday work in LIS.

The 2021-2022 Spectrum Scholars studying at Illinois-based programs in library and information studies are listed below.

  • Ashley Bolger, University of Illinois
  • Sheridan Cazarez, University of Illinois
  • Bonita Dyess, University of Illinois
  • Brandi  Hart (ACRL Scholar), University of Illinois
  • Cordiah Hayes (YALSA Scholar), University of Illinois
  • Leslie Lopez Holder, Dominican University
  • Kaila Thomas, University of Illinois
  • Ide Thompson, University of Illinois
  • Celina Tirona  Dominican University
  • Cynthia Wade, University of Illinois
  • Kelly Zuniga (MPHSLC Scholar), University of Illinois

The Spectrum program funds scholarships through its endowment and the generous contributions of individuals and organizations whose donations support named scholarships in the Spectrum Family of Funds.

For more information on the program’s sponsors, along with a full list of this year’s winners, please go here.

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(via JoVE)

Did you find an innovative way to better support your library’s users in the transition to remote learning? If yes, don’t miss your chance to apply for the 2021 JoVE Librarian Innovation Award. This award will recognize innovative uses of visual and other digital resources developed to support users in these challenging times.

The application deadline is Thursday, July 15.

The prize:

  • 3 winners globally will be reimbursed for up to $1,500 of professional development-related expenses. This may involve attending a conference of your choice or signing up for a training course.
  • Awardees will also receive JoVE coverage of contest results – a great opportunity to showcase your hard work and promote the innovative work of your library.

Please note: A JoVE subscription is not required to enter the award.

To learn more about the award and how to apply, please go here.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library’s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

I’m excited to announce that applications are available for the extremely popular CARLI Counts Cohort 3, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program is open to all CARLI governing member institutions. Alumni of Cohorts 1 and 2 are welcome 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.

Please submit your Library Application Form by Thursday, July 15. Go here for additional program details, including dates and times.

Please contact CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig, at abcraig@uillinois.edu, with any questions.

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(via Hannah Arata, ALA)

Are you applying for the third round of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries? Join ALA Public Programs Office staff for a pre-application webinar where you’ll get an intensive look at the application, tips on how to write a comparative narrative, and the opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is open to libraries in the U.S. and U.S. territories that serve small or rural communities. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) defines small communities as those with a legal service area population of 25,000 or less and rural communities as those more than, or equal to, five miles from an urbanized area.

Libraries that previously were awarded LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grants are eligible to apply for additional funding to expand their previously awarded projects.

Selected libraries will develop facilitation skills through online training, talk with community members (virtually or in-person) about local needs, and undertake a project that benefits their community. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, from hotspot purchases to personal protective equipment to staff time to undertake community engagement work.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

We are excited to announce a call for applications for the 2021-2022 awards cycle. To accomplish the NNLM’s (Network of the National Library of Medicine’s) mission and goals, Region 6 extends funding to its network partners to achieve the following subaward program objectives:

  • First, to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data to advance research in medicine; consumer health reference and instruction; and meaningful engagement with diverse populations for health information outreach
  • Second, to increase awareness, access, evaluation, and use of National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy health resources to inform personal health and wellness decisions
  • Third, to provide health information access and health literacy training with a focus on Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) populations for advancing health equity

There are total of 5 award categories with funding up to $25,000. Period of performance will run from October 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 2. Learn more about each award on our blog post.

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Reminder: Deadline to Apply for CARLI Scholarship is Wed., June 30

(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for the CARLI Scholarship is this Wednesday, June 30. More details are below.

Purpose

The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be employed by a CARLI Governing Member Library at the time of application. Preference is given to full-time employees, but part-time and student employees may also apply. The applicant must also be currently enrolled or accepted, and will be a student in a graduate school program during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received. First-time recipients are given preference, but students may apply for and be awarded the scholarship more than once. Candidates awarded the scholarship must supply proof of admission or enrollment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before the scholarship is disbursed.

Amount

Amount for the 2021-2022 academic year (August 2021-May 2022) will be $1,000.

Based on available funding and application review, CARLI reserves the right to increase or decrease the award amount, and/or award multiple scholarships or no scholarships for any academic year.

Criteria for Selection

An individual will be selected by the CARLI Scholarship Committee based on the following criteria:

Applicant’s response to a personal essay question regarding his/her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession.
Strength of references. Three CARLI Scholarship Reference Forms are required, at least one of which must be from a librarian at the applicant’s library. References may include additional comments or letters.

Additional instructions on applying are available here.

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