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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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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to share upcoming Professional Development Alliance (PDA) events in July.

“CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials”

Thursday, July 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

The CARLI OER Committee invites members to share this opportunity to attend a workshop about open educational resources including open textbooks with your teaching faculty. After attending, teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.

Register here.

“Getting Started with MarcEdit”

Tuesday, July 20, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Does your department routinely need to assess, validate, and transform MARC metadata? If so, MarcEdit is a tool that can support these needs. In this webinar, we will explore the basics of installing and using MarcEdit. We will also give an overview of how to leverage available documentation and community expertise to gain proficiency in MarcEdit.

Register here.

“Comfortable Access to Library Buildings by Users and Staff with Disabilities: Going Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act Minimums”

Thursday, July 22, 10:00-11:30 AM CDT

Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant state building codes, many library buildings fail to deal with a range of everyday disabilities among users and staff. In addition, many everyday disabilities are not covered by legislation or building codes and are often ignored in building planning. This program will review accessibility options and some possible solutions.

Register 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 CARLI)

Calling all library employees at CARLI Institutions who provide library instruction.

The CARLI Instruction Committee seeks input from library employees at CARLI member institutions who provide instruction for a research study. The purpose of this study is to explore the degree to which library employees have altered their approach to instruction throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent events, as well as instructional support offered during this time. Feedback provided will inform future programming offered through the CARLI Instruction Committee. The survey will remain open until Friday, August 13,  2021.

The research is being conducted via a Qualtrics survey which should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in the study, you are free to withdraw any time while you are taking the survey. Please note that If you complete the anonymous survey and then submit it, we will be unable to extract the anonymous data should you wish it to be withdrawn. No personally identifiable information will be requested. Confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Your participation in this online survey involves risks similar to a person’s everyday use of the Internet.

Only the Principal Investigator will have access to the raw data collected from this survey via Qualtrics. She will remove any personally identifiable information from the data before it is shared with the research team (members of the CARLI Instruction Committee). There are no foreseeable risks in participating in this survey. Information you provide will not compromise your standing at your institution, other CARLI institutions, or the CARLI consortium. Responses will be used for research purposes, and will benefit the CARLI community by informing future programming and support offered through CARLI.

If you would like to participate in the study, please visit here.

Please contact Principal Investigator, Annie Armstrong, with any questions about this research.

Annie Armstrong, Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Liaison Librarian
University of Illinois Chicago
annie@uic.edu

The UIC Exempt Research Protocol Number is 2021-0579.

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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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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

Due to high interest in Dr. Fred Schlipf’s webinar Comfortable Access to Library Buildings by Users and Staff with Disabilities: Going Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act Minimums, a second offering of the program will be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM CDT. To register, please go here. More information is below.

Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant state building codes, many library buildings fail to deal with a range of everyday disabilities among users and staff. Some libraries were constructed before the ADA was first passed in 1990 and have not been required to conform with the act. A few more recent libraries have simply ignored aspects of the ADA. In addition, many everyday disabilities are not covered by legislation or building codes and are often ignored in building planning. This program will review accessibility options and some possible solutions. Although by far the best time to deal with accessibility issues is before design and construction begin, many things can be done later.

Presenter Dr. Fred Schlipf will review issues and problems in library building accessibility, with a variety of possible solutions. Attendees are also welcome to describe accessibility problems at their libraries and what they have done to deal with them, or simply to raise accessibility issues for discussion with the group attending. Registrants are invited to send accessibility questions or issues with photos in advance to support@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu>. Please send your questions for Dr. Fred Schlipf by Tuesday, July 13.

Dr. Schlipf is coauthor of The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces that Work. He has consulted on about 200 library construction projects and has visited library buildings at every opportunity. He has been an adjunct professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois since 1970, where he specializes in practical issues in library architecture, and he was director of The Urbana Free Library from 1974 through 2007. He has a PhD from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

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