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Call for Proposals: CARL Conference 2016

Call for Proposals: What We Talk About When We Talk About Value

California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) invites you to participate in its biennial conference to be held in Costa Mesa, CA, March 31-April 2, 2016. The conference offers librarians and allied professionals across disciplines a space to share research and scholarship, discuss professional issues, and develop and maintain relationships. The theme for the 2016 conference is What We Talk About When We Talk About Value: Valuing Academic Libraries in a New Era. See the full call for proposals.

Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2015

Notification of accepted proposals expected: July 3, 2015

We are pleased to share the CARL Conference Code of Conduct.


CARL research grant

CARL Research Grant awarded to Diana Wakimoto

The CARL Research Grant has been awarded to Diana Wakimoto for her proposal “Defining the Archives to Enhance Collaboration Between Librarians and Archivists.” This study will involve approximately 30 “one-on-one, semi-structured interviews with librarians and archivists ... in order to explore and describe the varying ways in which librarians and archivists experience archives.” The researchers believe this project will fill “a substantial gap in the research literature and the results of this work may help librarians and archivists increase successful communication and collaboration.”



A warm welcome to our newly elected board members!

  • Pearl Ly, Director of Library Services, College of Marin, is Northern Vice President (3 year term + 1 year as past President)
  • Jordan Nielsen, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Business Data Librarian, San Diego State University, is Treasurer (3 year term)
  • Jacqui Grallo, Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian, Cal State Monterey Bay, is Director-at-Large, CSU (2 year term)
  • A. Lee Adams, Digital Services Librarian, UC Berkeley, Public Health Library is Director-at-Large, UC (2 year term)

Thank you to those who ran and those who voted.

2014 CARL Nominating & Elections Committee
Annette Marines, Committee Chair and Northern Vice President, CARL
Megan Kinney, Contra Costa Community College
Ben Lea, U. of Southern California
Teresa Omidsalar, CSU Los Angeles
Anthony Sanchez, UC Riverside


2014 Conference

Proceedings Now Available

CARL Conference 2014 logo two human brains exchanging flying cog wheels

Thanks to all of our presenters, sponsors, and our hard working volunteers for a great conference! Here are the Proceedings. You can also 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 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.


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