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Thanks to all of our presenters, sponsors, and our hard working volunteers for a great conference! While you wait for the proceedings, you can relive the 2014 CARL Conference, Leadership in Action, via the conference Blog or Sessions list.


Scholarship News

Congratulations to This Year's Ilene F. Rockman CARL/ACRL Conference Scholarship Winners!

California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL), the California-based chapter of ACRL, is pleased to announce Andea G. Barkley and Sharon Cheslow as the 2014 winners of the Ilene F. Rockman CARL Conference Scholarship. The award is named in honor of Ilene F. Rockman (1950 – 2005), a librarian, speaker, and author known for her many contributions to library science.

2014 Award Announcement

Andrea G. Barkley is currently earning her MLIS at the University of Washington’s iSchool through their distance-learning program. Throughout her graduate work Ms. Barkley has been particularly interested in exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, technology, and accessibility.

Sharon Cheslow is an MLIS student at San Jose State University, with graduate studies in the Music School at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She interned at UCLA's Ethnomusicology Archive and the CalArts Institute Archive.

As recipients of the Ilene F. Rockman CARL Conferene Scholarship, both Ms. Barkley and Ms. Cheslow will receive $500 awards to subsidize their attendance at the CARL Conference 2014, taking place April 4-6 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California.

Ilene F. Rockman CARL/ACRL Conference Scholarship Committee, 2013-14:
Daniel Ransom, Committee Chair, Holy Names University
Lucy Bellamy, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Annette Young, Chaffey College
Janet Pinkley, California State University, Channel Islands



A warm welcome to our newly elected board members!

  • Southern Vice President: Shana Higgins, University of Redlands
  • Secretary: Debi Hoffman, CSU Channel Islands
  • Membership Director: Melissa Browne, UC Davis
  • Director-at-Large, Community Colleges:
         Erika Montenegro, East Los Angeles College
  • Director-at-Large, Private Colleges & Universities:
         Annie Knight, Chapman University

Also, the referendum to change the election year passed.

A big thanks to those who ran and those who voted!

2013 CARL Nominating & Elections Committee
Allison Carr
Kathlene Hanson
Billy Pashaie
Rob Sage


A New Service for Members

CARL Mentoring Program

CARL has a brand new mentoring program, designed to match new librarians with veterans in the field, who are willing to share advice and their accumulated professional expertise. Librarianship's mission has never been complex or difficult to grasp, but the means by which librarians create, preserve and organize collections to make them available to those who seek them, has never been more complicated and multi-faceted. CARL's mentoring program will help new librarians gain confidence and understanding of California's dynamic academic culture, and generate good practices for careers and ongoing professional development.


CARL Conference 2012


The CARL Conference 2012 Proceedings are now available.

Many thanks to the presenters for writing and sharing these. They provide a useful record of the learning experiences from the conference, as well as opportunities for further learning for attendees and non-attendees alike.

Best wishes from the Proceedings Team,

Kathlene Hanson
Stephanie Rosenblatt
Gayatri Singh
Michele Van Hoeck


Thank you to those who were able to participate in the CARL 2012 conference, Creativity and Sustainability: Fostering User-Centered Innovation in Difficult Times in beautiful San Diego. I purposefully used the verb "participate" rather than "attend" as I hope that this conference engaged you in a way that allowed you to network, gather new information, build upon your existing knowledge base, and reflect on how the conference session ideas can transfer to your institution. Despite the difficult budgetary times California is facing, I think that this year's CARL conference highlighted the innovative work done by librarians and faculty - in many areas of academic librarianship, from organizational leadership, action research, and collection management to technological innovations and user-center instruction.

The conference organizing committee endeavored to provide nice facilities, excellent food experiences, and a nice Southern California location. This conference built upon events from the last conference such as the opening reception with vendors, poster sessions, and wireless in the meeting rooms, but added some truly innovative features that included:

  • A Virtual Conference
  • An UnConference
  • The Interest Group (IGs) luncheon
  • Lightening Rounds to showcase technological innovations
  • Invited speakers interspersed throughout the conference schedule
  • More food... included in your conference registration fee!

We would like your feedback on all these aspects of the conference and more. Please look for the 2012 Conference survey link coming soon to your email inbox. This information will help the CARL Board plan future conferences, regional meetings, and events. We appreciate your time and efforts to improve future CARL endeavors.

Warm regards,

CARL President 2012


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