The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is
dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information
literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.
SCIL was originally known as the southern section of the California Clearinghouse on Library
Instruction (CCLI-South). The group was formed in 1973 as a forum for California librarians
interested in library instruction, and as a repository for handouts and other instruction-related
materials. CCLI South formally affiliated with CARL as an
interest group in 2000 and became CARL-SCIL. Today, CARL-SCIL and
CCLI (formally known as CCLI-North) continue the
same tradition of providing California-based professional programs and networking for library
instruction and information literacy.
SCIL hosts two professional development events each year. The goal for all SCIL events is to offer
real-world, pragmatic learning opportunities.
- SCIL Works (offered in January or early February) is a half-day mini conference that
highlights the work of area professionals centered around a new theme each year.
- Spring Program (offered in April or May) is a full-day event that engages participants in
a discussion/workshop centered on a topic of interest.
examples of previous SCIL Works and Spring Program events, visit the SCIL
addition to providing relevant professional development opportunities,
SCIL has been honored to host large-scale events including the regional
Immersion Program in July 2004
in May 2007.
business meetings are held approximately every six weeks. Interested
individuals are invited to attend. If you are interested in hosting a
SCIL meeting, or hosting our annual SCIL Works or Spring Program,
please contact the current Chair listed on our Officers
members have access (from their listed email address) to the SCIL email
list where upcoming events, discussion topics, and occasional job ads
are posted. Join the list here. Contact Kat Koziar
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
more information about SCIL and to find out about upcoming events or
meetings, visit the SCIL
The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) is an interest group of the California Academic and Research Libraries Association (CARL), an independent chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The information on this website is wholly the responsibility of CARL and implies no endorsement by ACRL.