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SCIL 2016 Officer Elections

The SCIL Officer Elections will run from April 18 - 29, 2016. Voting is limited to current SCIL members. Position descriptions can be found in the SCIL bylaws.

The links to the electronic ballot have been emailed to current SCIL members. If you havenít received one, email Talitha Matlin at

SCIL Ballot for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Chair
    • Zemirah Lee

  • Chair-Elect (who will serve at chair in 2017-2018, and past chair in 2018-2019)
    • Amanda Roth

  • Secretary
    • Mary-Michelle Moore

  • Program Registrar
    • Jennifer Silverman
    • Callie Wiygul
    • Vivian Linderman & Parisa Samaie (running as a slate for co-registrar)

Please see the SCIL Elections page for candidate statements.

Nominations were submitted to Talitha Matlin ( and closed 5 pm. on Monday, April 11, 2016. Voting opened April 18th and will close April 29, 2016. Please note that in order to vote in the election, you must be a current SCIL member on April 18, 2016.

If you have not received via email the link to vote and believe you are eligible, please contact Talitha Matlin (, chair of the nominating committee.

CARL 2016 Conference Panel

If you're attending the CARL 2016 Conference, join us for the SCIL Panel, How do we advocate for underrepresented students?: A panel on how critical pedagogy and social justice value the student experience. The panel is on Friday April 1, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This panel will discuss how critical pedagogy can provide a framework for social justice not only in the library classroom, but also within the library, its resources, and services. The way our communities and students will view librarians and libraries in the future depends on how we reassert the value of student experiences in the learning process and how we advocate for safe spaces that support experimental thinking, creative learning, and open dialogue.

Thank you to everyone who participated in
SCIL Works 2016!

See the SCIL Works 2016 page for information on presentations and collaborative notes.

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About SCIL

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.

CARL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities at all CARL-sponsored events. Please indicate your special needs or dietary requirements when registering or RSVPing to events. Requests for special accommodations must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.



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