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CARLDIG-S Spring Field Trip to PCC

Join CARLDIG-S on Friday, February 1st at 10:00am-Noon for our Spring Field Trip to Pasadena City College (PCC) Shatford Library.

PCC librarians will meet with attendees to introduce their reference and instructional services and provide an overview of their Certificate programs in Library Technology, Digitization and Archives & Digital Collections Assistant. We will also tour the library, computer labs and access services. Questions from attendees are encouraged in advance (please see RSVP form). For those interested, we’ll convene for lunch at a local establishment after the visit.

Cost: Free (Refreshments will be provided. Lunch not included)

RSVP here – You must be a member of CARL to participate.

Pasadena City College
Shatford Library, LL Building room LL 311 (upstairs)
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91106

Parking is available for $2 in the Student Parking Lot #5 located at the corner of Del Mar Blvd and Bonnie Ave. Access off Bonnie. A campus map is attached or interactive map is available online

For field trip questions, please contact:
Christal Young at – 323-573-5576
Krista Goguen at – 626-585-7832

CARLRDIG-S January Meeting

The CARLDIG-S January business meeting will take place on Friday, January 11th from 10am-12pm at Cal Lutheran University. All are welcome to attend!

Cal Lutheran University Address and Parking Info:
60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Pearson Library - Conference Room 133
Parking is free in the Administration building lot on the SE corner of W. Olsen Road and Mountclef Blvd.
From the lot, walk West and look for the enormous gold Luther statue (aka Gumby) outside the library.

Please note: We are currently seeking nominations for the positions of Secretary and Registrar. This is a great opportunity for leadership development/experience along with working with a great group of librarian colleagues from all over Southern California. You can find more information about each office by visiting our bylaws: Please contact if interested or if you have any questions.

CARLDIG-S Fall 2018 Program Presentations Available

Recapturing Reference: Making Research Relevant for Today’s Student

A Professional Development Opportunity Hosted by CARLDIG-South


Newspapers to Hashtags: Creating a News Media Gallery Walk in Your Library Suzanne Maguire Mt. San Antonio College & Anaheim Public Library

Reimagining Student-Centered Reference Services Annie Pho, Antonia Osuna-Garcia, Diana King, Miki Goral, Sylvia Page, & Wynn Tranfield University of California, Los Angeles

Data Literacy and Reference Services: Core Competencies for Supporting Undergraduate Students Nicole Helregel University of California, Irvine

Teaching Google at the Reference Desk Maggie Clarke California State University, Dominguez Hills

Discovery: Using Star Trek to Teach Students How Libraries Structure Access to Scholarly Journal Articles Laura Wimberley California State University, Northridge

Meet Me at the Main Services Desk: How The Claremont Colleges Library Moved From Drop-in Reference Hours to Scheduled Research Appointments Kirsten Hansen & Charlotte Brun Claremont Colleges Library

Are We Speaking the Same Language? Computational Text Analysis in Reference Service Assessment Alexander Justice Loyola Marymount University

In Your Face: Our Experience with Proactive Chat Reference Michelle DeMars, George Martinez, Gabriel Gardner, & Joseph Aubele California State University, Long Beach


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, 2019

  • Chair:Yvonne Wilber (Cal Lutheran University)
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Corrie Bott (Cal Lutheran University)
  • Past-Chair: Christal Young (USC)
  • Secretary: Meghan Kwast (Cal Lutheran University)
  • Co-Webmaster/Publicity Officers: Annette Young (Chaffey College) and Tim Ream (Fullerton College)
  • Registrar: Norma Durian (University of La Verne)


If you have questions, please contact our Chair, Yvonne Wilbur at

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