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California Academic Reference Librarians Interest Group-South (CARLDIG-S) 2018 Fall Program

Recapturing Reference: Making Research Relevant for Today’s Student


CARLDIG-S is hosting its annual fall program titled “Recapturing Reference: Making Research Relevant for Today’s Student” at Loyola Marymount University on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. We are seeking proposals from reference librarians who have imagined and/or implemented innovative reference programs, activities, or collaborations that seek to engage students in an age of Google-centered searching. No idea is too small or too grand!

Submit a proposal today through our online application!

Speakers will have the option to present through poster, 5-minute lightning round, or 15-minute standard presentation. All presenters will be invited to participate in a moderated panel discussion.

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Proposals should be no longer than 500 words
  • Proposals must be submitted through the online application

Proposals will be subject to a blind peer-review process. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, October 19th.

All presenters must register and pay for the program.
For more information, contact CARLDIG-S Chair Christal Young

Save the Date for the CARLDIG-S Fall Program!

Recapturing Reference: Making Research Relevant for Today’s Student

A recent study revealed that students seek out librarians as sources to help with their research 30% of the time! While librarians are often viewed as mere human search engines, librarians are making major impacts on students information literacy behind the reference desk and beyond. Join us for a lively program with presentations and discussion from librarians that are recapturing reference in innovative ways. Have you implemented new initiatives or put a new spin on your reference program in order to make research relevant for today’s Google-culture student? Be on the lookout for the call for proposals coming very soon!

Date & Time: Friday, December 7, 9am-2pm
Location: Loyola Marymount University
Contact: Christal Young, CARLDIG-S Chair 2018,

CARLDIG-S Summer Field Trip: National Archives at Riverside (Perris, CA)

Learn about the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and its role in preserving the history of our nation through the documents and materials it manages and preserves. The Riverside location specializes in records and documents from Arizona, Clark County, Nevada, and Southern California.

Where: National Archives at Riverside
23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570-7298

When: Friday, June 29 at 10:30am (presentation and tour will take approx. 2 hours) (Lunch at a local establishment after the visit for those interested)

Cost:  Free (Lunch not included)

Parking: Free

RSVP: (space is limited to 20 participants) RSVP here

Note: Personal items (purses, bags, notebooks, etc.) will need to be placed in lockers prior to beginning the tour.

For field trip questions, please contact Christal Young at


CARLDIG South is an interest group of the California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL). We hold meetings and programs to discuss current reference issues. Learn more about us by reading our bylaws


Officers, 2018

  • Chair: Christal Young (USC)
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Yvonne Wilber (California Lutheran University)
  • Past-Chair: Kaela Casey (Ventura College)
  • Co-Secretaries: Corrie Bott (California Lutheran University) and Kaela Casey (Ventura College)
  • Co-Webmaster/Publicity Officers: Annette Young (Chaffey College) and Tim Ream (Fullerton College)
  • Registrar: TBD


If you have questions, please contact our Chair, Christal Young at

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