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Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the CARLI instruction article club. So far the 2020 schedule is:

  • February 26 at 1:00 PM (Central): We will partner with the CARLI Instruction Committee and discuss Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election” by Stefanie R. Bluemle, Augustana College. Please register here. More information is below.
    • The Instruction Committee has selected the following article for discussion. If you’re interested in participating, please read the article in advance. Instruction Committee members will moderate the discussion, and there will be prepared questions to guide our conversation. We hope you will also come with your own perspectives and queries to offer. We’re excited to share that author Stefanie Bluemle will be on hand to participate in our discussion and answer questions about her work.
    • *Winner of ACRL Instruction Publication of the Year
    • Abstract: “This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls post-facts, to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans’ media illiteracy. Second, it addresses the implications of post-facts politics for the concept of authority as defined by the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” drawing on the work of Patrick Wilson and Max Weber to illustrate which elements of authority librarians must rethink due to recent events.”
    • Link: click here
  • April 23rd at 12:00 PM (Central): Emily Gilbert (Rasmussen College) will lead on the topic of virtual reference. Please register here.

If you would like to lead a session in June, August, October, or December, let Michelle know, at at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 8th annual Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 29 at Harper College in Palatine, IL.

CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee’s theme this year, “Fresh Starts and Restarts: Growing Beyond Your Comfort Zone.” Lessons related to the theme might include new approaches to evaluating information, reimagined instruction for improved accessibility, and techniques for teaching new systems such as Primo VE.

Proposals should outline an instruction session activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation. Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. Feel free to use your preferred format, but a sample template is available from CARLI.

All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable knowledge practices and/or dispositions from the Framework for Information Literacy. Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present and five minutes for questions and answers. Each breakout room is equipped with a presenter’s station, however, please note that there will not be a computer lab available this year.

If interested, please submit the proposal form no later than on 5:00 PM on Monday, April 6.

Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent during the week of April 13.

Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

Interested in discussing current topics in librarianship with colleagues in Illinois? Michelle Nielsen Ott is putting together a schedule for the IACRL Journal Club for 2020. Based on feedback, it is switching to bi-monthly and is partnering with the CARLI instruction article club. So far the 2020 schedule is:

  • February 26 at 1:00 PM (Central): We will partner with the CARLI Instruction Committee and discuss Post-Facts: Information Literacy and Authority after the 2016 Election” by Stefanie R. Bluemle, Augustana College. Please register here. More information is below.
    • The Instruction Committee has selected the following article for discussion. If you’re interested in participating, please read the article in advance. Instruction Committee members will moderate the discussion, and there will be prepared questions to guide our conversation. We hope you will also come with your own perspectives and queries to offer. We’re excited to share that author Stefanie Bluemle will be on hand to participate in our discussion and answer questions about her work.
    • *Winner of ACRL Instruction Publication of the Year
    • Abstract: “This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls post-facts, to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans’ media illiteracy. Second, it addresses the implications of post-facts politics for the concept of authority as defined by the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education,” drawing on the work of Patrick Wilson and Max Weber to illustrate which elements of authority librarians must rethink due to recent events.”
    • Link: click here
  • April 23rd at 12:00 PM (Central): Emily Gilbert (Rasmussen College) will lead on the topic of virtual reference. Please register here.

If you would like to lead a session in June, August, October, or December, let Michelle know, at at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Jen Masciadrelli, CARLI)

The CARLI Office is seeking volunteers to serve on a short-term advisory group to help develop initial workflows and best practices for Acquisitions in Alma. We are interested in documenting workflows for both print and electronic acquisitions in Alma, for both monograph and serial ordering. We have heard anecdotal feedback at training and through support that people are interested in a workflow perspective for Acquisitions, and are hoping volunteers can help us document those in the following areas:

  • Manual ordering
    • searching and selecting bibs in the Network Zone, Worldcat, and Community Zone
  • Automated functionality
    • EOD
    • EDI
    • PDA/DDA workflows
  • Other functionality and workflows as time allows

This advisory group will meet once a week from approximately February 24-April 10, but requires a time commitment outside of the meeting time for each member to work on experimenting and documenting their experiences. Meetings will be recorded and available for review each week.

If you are interested in volunteering please send a note to support@carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support@carli.illinois.edu> indicating your availability for an hour meeting during the following times:

  • Tuesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Friday Mornings

Deadline to Volunteer: February 17.

Notifications: February 19-20.

First meeting: Week of February 24.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Fiscal Year 2021 CARLI Research Funding Program. Approved by the CARLI Board of Directors at their December 2019 meeting, this program provides funding to CARLI Governing Member Library staff and faculty with the intention of spurring research and innovation that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities.

Maximum award:

$4,990; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Minimum award:

$1,000; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Funding pool:

$49,900 is available for the Fiscal Year 2021 Program.

Duration:

Projects can be for 12-24 months.

Important Dates and Deadlines: Fiscal Year 2021 Program

2020

May 15

Application deadline

June 1

Scoring of proposals

June 15

Announcement of funded projects

July 1

Projects’ official start date

August 15

Disbursement of all funds to Governing Member Libraries

2021

June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for one-year projects

June 30

Progress and financial reports due for 13-24 month projects

October 15

Final reports due including evaluation

2022

June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for 13-24 month projects

June 30

Proof of scholarly activity for all projects

October 15

Final reports due for 13-24 month projects

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Research Funding Program is to encourage innovation of benefit to CARLI by assisting members with funds for research and publication that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities. Projects should have the potential to positively affect libraries and the library profession; have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature; and results of the research should be of interest to or of use by other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be currently employed by a CARLI Governing Member Library.
  • The project must be conducted in the library and information science field.
  • Proposals will be accepted from both individuals and those working collaboratively with others in their own organization or other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Application and Selection

  • The program does not have an application form.
  • To apply, the applicant must submit a complete proposal to CARLI at support@carli.illinois.edu.
  • Proposals will be read, scored, and ranked by a task force of CARLI Board of Directors members and CARLI staff.

o   Following application submission but before final selection, CARLI may request a revised proposal.

o   Final selection of funded proposals rests with the CARLI Board of Directors.

  • A complete proposal must include:

1.      A ten-page maximum proposal narrative with these components:

o   project title

o   description of the proposed research project including methodology and scope;

o   work plan for accomplishing this project;

o   projected outcomes in support of the CARLI Strategic Priorities;

o   evaluation plan;

o   statement describing how this project fits into the existing literature;

o   statement outlining how this project will benefit the Illinois library community and the broader profession;

o   dissemination plan for how the results of the project will be shared; and

o   name and complete contact information for the primary project liaison.

§  For collaborative projects, name and complete contact information for one primary contact at each participating Governing Member Library.

2.      A brief statement by the Governing Member Library Director or Dean in support of the project proposal.

3.      A detailed budget.

4.      An abstract (200 words maximum).

5.      A timeline targeting dates for major activities, deliverables, and stakeholder involvement as appropriate.

6.      Additional requirements for 13-24 month projects only:

o   A budget for years one and two, and a summary budget.

o   A timeline for years one and two with benchmark goals to be completed by which progress will be measured.

o   Annual progress reports, including progress on benchmark goals and budget reports for each participating institution, due by June 30 of year one.

Evaluation and Funding

  • Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact CARLI member libraries and the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature.
  • Up to $1,000 may be included for travel to present research findings at a conference. Specific details about the conference and cost estimates for travel must be included within the budget portion of the proposal.
  • Indirect costs, such as college/university administrative costs, will not be covered by the program.

Conditions of Award

  • The recipient must show proof of scholarly activity (e.g., manuscript to post on CARLI website, conference program where presentation was made, webinar for members) by the end of the second year (June 30) after award is given.
  • If, for any reason, the recipient is unable to complete the research, the recipient must refund the total amount of money received.
  • Final reports that do not include an evaluation will be noted when considering future proposals for funding.
  • Funded proposals will be made publicly available on the CARLI web site.
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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presenters for a panel discussion on fresh approaches to evaluating information, to be presented via webinar on April 1, 2020. https://www.carli.illinois.edu/InstructionWebinar200401

As our students grapple with various forms of alternative facts, what tools or frameworks can instruction librarians employ to help them effectively determine what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what’s somewhere in between?

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately 100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss.

Submit your proposal here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InstructionProposal20200401.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Please contact committee co-chair Amy Hall (ahall17@nl.edu), or the CARLI Office (support@carli.illinois.edu), with any questions.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presenters for a panel discussion on fresh approaches to evaluating information, to be presented via webinar on Wednesday, April 1. More information is available here.

As our students grapple with various forms of alternative facts, what tools or frameworks can instruction librarians employ to help them effectively determine what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what’s somewhere in between?

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately 100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss.
Submit your proposal here.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 11.

Please contact the Committee Co-Chairs, Amy Hall (ahall17@nl.edu) or Marielle McNeal (mmmcneal@northpark.edu), or the CARLI Office (support@carli.illinois.edu) with any questions.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Please save the date to attend the eighth annual CARLI Instruction Showcase to be held on Friday, May 29, at Harper College in Palatine, IL.

Our call for presenters, and the opening of registration, are both forthcoming.

More information is available here.

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

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

On behalf of the CARLI Board of Directors and CARLI Staff, I am proud to announce the CARLI Scholarship. We are now accepting applications; information can be found here.

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. The scholarship amount for the 2020-2021 academic year (August 2020-May 2021) will be $1,000. Applications are due Friday, May 1, 2020.

We thank our donors for their generous contributions to the scholarship.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director, at abcraig@uillinois.edu.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is excited to host an upcoming Twitter chat!

Join us on Friday, December 13, at 12:00 PM CDT, for a conversation on new approaches to evaluating information, #NecessaryEval.

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

For more information on participating in this Twitter chat, including the questions that we’ll be discussing: https://bit.ly/2Qi6Rqg. If you don’t have twitter but still want to follow the conversation, you can search for the hashtag: https://twitter.com/search-home?lang=en.

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