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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

There are specific challenges that small academic and rural libraries face that are unique, which can be related to staffing, budget, library instruction, etc. Let’s discuss them! Join the CARLI Instruction Committee as we navigate issues that are faced by small libraries, and discuss strategies on how to manage them.

Registration is now open for the webinar “Compact but Nimble: Navigating the Challenges and Discovering the Benefits of Small Libraries”. It will take place on Wednesday, October 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, go here.

This session will NOT be recorded to foster a more open conversation.

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

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

“One is the Loneliest Number: DEI Perspective”

Thursday, October 14, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Panelists share their diverse perspectives on being the “only one” or “one of the few” BIPOC librarians in their library. During this important talk, panel members will discuss what support, if any, they receive from leadership, navigating workplace politics, balancing diversity work within their traditional job duties, and any advice they would give organizations for future DEI recruitment strategies.

Register here.

“Libraries for All: Accessible Library Services for Children with Disabilities and Their Families”

Tuesday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children with disabilities and their families are disconnected from their communities now more than ever before. Learn how libraries can connect with these families and deliver more inclusive and accessible experiences to support disabled children and their families.

Register here.

2-Part Series: “The Application of 3D Printing Services in the Academic Library – Part 2”

Wednesday, October 20, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time.

In Part 2 of this series, learn about the role of 3D Printing in the Academic Library, see examples from across the nation, and learn tips for how to implement your own 3D Printing service.

Register here.

“How to Talk so Your Boss Will Listen: The Fine Art of Conversing with Your Supervisor”

Thursday, October 21, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

A panel of library directors and managers will discuss best practices for effective and rewarding communication with your supervisor and offer examples of Q&A do’s and don’ts in this interactive program.

Register here.

“What is a Theological Librarian?”

Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Save the date for a program on Theological Librarianship sponsored by Atla.

Register here.

“Teaching Digital Literacy with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Program”

Thursday, October 28, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Jamillah Scott-Branch and Danielle Colbert-Lewis from NC Central University will introduce, discuss, and demonstrate how librarians can promote digital literacy skills among students and staff by incorporating Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to navigate this learning tool, create courses, and use the many helpful features available for instruction.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

“Being A Team of One: A Panel on Community College Libraries”

Monday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

How does a librarian juggle teaching information literacy, staffing the desk, managing the collection, and building relationships on campus? Panelists from community colleges around NC will share practical advice for being a librarian at a small campus or branch, lessons they’ve learned along the way, and strategies for managing your time/presence wisely. Staff from small public/academic libraries are encouraged to attend.

Register here.

“Media Landscapes: What’s New in Digital Citizenship”

Tuesday, October 5, 3:00-4:00 PM CDT

COVID-19 has changed the landscape for teaching and learning, with scores of students learning from home, more devices being rolled out in 1:1 initiatives, and more use of digital resources. In this session, learn about digital citizenship elements and what are some of the new thoughts and trends in helping students navigate this landscape.

Register here.

2-Part Series: “The Application of 3D Printing Services in the Academic Library – Part 1”

Wednesday, October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time.

In Part 1 of this series, learn about the hardware and software that drives 3D Printing, see a live demo, and learn about what technologies are currently available.

Register here.

“Job Searching After a Pandemic”

Wednesday, October 13, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Join Naomi House, CEO of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job), as she discusses how the pandemic has affected what we consider desirable traits in our workplaces and jobs, and shares her experiences and tips for how and where to search for library-related jobs.

Register here.

“Media Landscapes: Faith and Fake News: Helping Churches Address Misinformation”

Thursday, October 14, 11:00-12:00 PM CDT

How can information professionals use existing community structures outside of libraries to teach people information literacy and critical thinking skills? What does it look like to take our professional skills into spaces in our personal lives? Hear from Rachel Wightman who took information and news literacy workshops to local churches, helping them address misinformation and distrust within their communities.

Register here.

“Library Design in the 21st Century: Historic Legacies and New Trends”

Thursday, October 14, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Libraries are important community hubs and one of the most essential public building types in the 21st century. This presentation offers a visual comparison of well-known historic and contemporary libraries to illustrate how libraries have evolved over time, addressing social and technological changes.

Register here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI invites you to attend the Professional Development Alliance 2-part webinar series The Application of 3D Printing Services in the Academic Library, presented by Elisandro Cabada on Wednesday, October 6, and Wednesday, October 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT each day.

Driven to democratize access to emerging technologies and the knowledge it affords, the Academic Library is well positioned to provide access to 3D Printing services to support the design learning pedagogy in higher education. Rapid prototyping technologies allow you to design, 3D print, and test your designs in real time. In this 2-part series, you will learn about 3D Printing and develop an understanding for how the technologies can be implemented in the Academic Library.

  • Part 1 – October 6, 2:00 PM: Learn about the hardware and software that drives 3D Printing, see a live demo, and learn about what technologies are currently available.
  • Part 2 – October 20, 2:00 PM: Learn about the role of 3D Printing in the Academic Library, see examples from across the nation, and learn tips for how to implement your own 3D Printing service.

Elisandro Cabada is an Assistant Professor and the Medical and Bioengineering Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he provides emerging technology services to support higher education. His research interests include studying the barriers to access, pedagogical affordances, and application of emerging and immersive technologies in research and instruction. Elisandro is a recipient of the 2021 Best Emerging Technology Award, awarded by the ALA RUSA Emerging Technologies Section.

Register for each session here or here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI invites you to attend the free Professional Development Alliance webinar Word Accessibility Basics, presented by Mark McCarthy on Friday, September 17, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Do you disseminate documents or help people design their own? Do you know a bit about how to make things look nice with Word, but would like to learn how to make them more useful? Ranging from headings to alternative text, Microsoft Word (or similar word processors) are robust software that offer a lot of accessibility options, but where to start? Join Mark McCarthy to learn some basic tips and tricks you can use to make your Word documents more accessible to people with disabilities.

This lecture can’t teach you everything there is to Word (and Office’s) accessibility features, but it will get you in a place to create some fantastically usable documents.

Goals:

  • learn about effective and efficient use of headings and styles;
  • learn more about the difference between styling, formatting, and typesetting;
  • learn how to effectively use images in your Word documents; and
  • spark your interest into more advanced topics

Mark McCarthy is a Senior Accessibility Engineer for the QA team at AITS with the University of Illinois System Office. He is primarily responsible for ensuring the accessibility of university applications, services, and documents. He also provides assistance and guidance where necessary or requested and is an advocate for broader inclusion. In addition to work with AITS, he also works with several units on the Urbana campus to assist in accessibility testing, remediation, and contributes to the general campus ethos and practice of accessibility. He is an Illinois-certified professional in Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP), a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), is a member of the W3C WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices and Working Groups, working with colleagues nationally and internationally to promote accessibility and inclusion. His areas of interest include gaming accessibility, social justice inclusion and advocacy, and user-focused design.

Please register for this event here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI has announced the following additional webinars for August in its PDA (Professional Development Alliance) series.

“Open Education Resources”

Tuesday, August 24, 2:30-4:00 PM CDT

In part three of the Open and Affordable Education series, presenters from LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network consortia, will delve into the adoption, adaption, and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). Included will be discussions of partnerships and administrative tasks like contracting, marketing, and data collection that are essential to making OER projects a success.

Register here.

“Quick and Easy Interactives for Your Website or Workshop Using H5P”

Thursday, August 26, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT

Engage your visitors/learners with trivia, knowledge checks, simple games, and more using H5P.org! Creations are easily embeddable into websites and can be made accessible and 508-compliant.

Register here.

“PDF Accessibility 101”

Tuesday, August 31, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Learn how to make Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF text and graphic documents accessible to screen readers!

Register here.

Also, registration is still open for the previously-announced webinar below.

“What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access”

Thursday, August 19, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

The dominant mode by which research libraries have provided maximum journal access as broadly and efficiently as possible – subscription bundles or “Big Deals” – is giving way to new approaches. Ithaka S+R partnered with 11 academic libraries to understand researcher behavior and perceptions to help inform their ongoing strategic decision-making about Big Deal journal subscriptions. The project’s lead researchers, Oya Y. Rieger and Danielle Cooper, will highlight key findings from the study and its potential implications for libraries.

Register here.

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(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The following programs from the Professional Development Alliance are currently on the schedule. Programs are offered on a wide variety of subjects. Check out everything the alliance is making available to our libraries in August!

  • Tuesday, August 3, 1:00-2:00 PM: Fostering Community and Students’ Creativity with Online Library Programming (registration currently open–see below for link)
  • Thursday, August 5, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Enhancing DEIA in Digital Collections Symposium (registration currently open–see below for link)
  • Thursday, August 19: What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access (details and registration forthcoming)

For more details and registration as they become available, please check the CARLI Event Calendar for August. Recordings of past CARLI-sponsored PDA events are available on the Professional Development Alliance website where permitted by the presenter.

We want to hear from you! If you have a topic you would like to see as a continuing education program, send your idea to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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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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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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