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Call for Proposals: 2015 Fall Program

Reference Rising: Problem-solving Challenges and Opportunities in Reference Programming

When: Friday, December 4, 2015 from 9 - 1:30

Where: CSU Channel Islands

Have you ever tried to bring new reference programming into your library only to have it go unexpectedly wrong? Did you implement a new way of conducting the reference interview and learn something new about your students and faculty? How have you adapted to keep reference services thriving in the competitive information resources environment? How has your library come together to overcome the inevitable obstacles that arise from experimentation?

The CARLDIG-South group would love to hear from you! Come share your stories with an eager audience of your peers as we gain inspiration to continue to evolve reference services to address the changing information needs of our users. Submitted proposals will be subject to a peer-review process.

If you are interested in presenting at this year's CARLDIG-South Reference Rising: Problem-Solving Challenges and Opportunities in Reference Programming, please email a proposal of no more than 500 words as a Word or PDF attachment to Lettycia Terrones, CARLDIG-South Chair, at

Choose from one of the following formats:


  • Presentation - 30 minute sessions
    Presentation describes reference programming initiative along with problem-solving approaches. Make it as interactive as you dare and show us what you did! 20 minutes presentation with a 10 minute Q&A to follow.
  • Lightning Round - 10 minute sessions
    Lightning Rounds describe an overview of your reference programming initiative or idea, with attention to practical tools or recommendations for solutions. Please include complementing visual aids.
  • Poster - 30 minute session
    Poster presentations will occur during the 30 minute program break. Have something you’re excited to share but not enough for an entire presentation? Show off a poster of your project with a chance to share and answer your colleagues’ questions. Posters may describe a reference service or programming initiative and approaches for problem-solving in reference services.

Please include the following information with your submission:

Name(s) of presenter(s): with primary contact name, institution, title, phone number, email.

Title of proposal

Preferred format. Also, please indicate flexibility to participate in alternate format.

NOTE: While the call for proposals offers sample presentation topics, please feel free to submit a proposal if your specific program audience differs from those mentioned, but is relevant to the theme of overcoming obstacles in reference programming implementation.

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 21, 2015. All individuals submitting proposals will be notified no later than October 30, 2015.

For more information, please contact Lettycia Terrones at 657-278-5801 or See you there!


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

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Officers, 2015

  • Chair: Lettycia Terrones (CSU Fullerton)
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Madelynn Dickerson (Cal Lutheran)
  • Past-Chair: Suzanne Im (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Co-Secretaries: Eva Rios (Santa Barbara City College) and Juliana Morley (Biola University)
  • Co-Webmaster/Publicity Officers: Lucy Bellamy (FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) and Mary-Michelle Moore (UC Irvine)
  • Registrar: Kaela Casey (CSU Channel Islands)


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