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,
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.
CARL President 2012