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ACRL 2025 Call for Proposals

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposals for the ACRL 2025 Conference to be held April 2-5, 2025, in Minneapolis and online. See the conference website for complete details, including the full Call for Proposals.


The Spring 2024 CARL Newsletter is out. Read it here!


CARL Conference 2024

CARL Conference 2024 Program

View the CARL Conference 2024 Program.



CARL Conference 2024

CARL Conference 2024 agenda now available!

Take a look at the remarkable presentations brought to you by library professionals, students, and enthusiasts just like you!

View the agenda on the CARL Conference 2024 site.

CARL Conference 2024

The CARL Conference 2024 will take place April 3-6.

“The Insufficient Librarian: How Justice Fills the Gaps in Our Practice”

April 3-6, 2024

Join us for The Insufficient Librarian, our 2024 CARL Conference, in San Jose, CA.

This year, we will explore justice-centered skills, mindsets, and practices that encourage and empower us to do better librarianship for ourselves and our communities.

Cost of Participation:

  • CARL Members (Early-bird): $225
  • non-CARL Members (Early-bird): $350
  • Students/Retirees: $75

Register now!

Hotel Information:

  • Holiday Inn San Jose—Silicon Valley | 1350 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA
  • Cost with our group code CAR April 3-7, 2024: $777.64 USD

For more information, please contact our Planning Committee.

We're so excited to see you there!


SCIL Works 2024

Listen and Empower:
Enhancing Empathetic Communication in Library Instruction

Friday, February 2, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration is Open

Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) will be hosting SCIL Works on Friday, February 2, 2024 as a remote half-day mini-conference. This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to hear best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2024 will focus on ways librarians have incorporated effective communication strategies such as active listening, empathetic instruction, and more, into library instruction.

Communication is key to effective library instruction. Everything from coordinating with course instructors, students, and peers, to the types of learning objects we create, depends on communication that engages all participants. Many of us do not come to library instruction with formal training in communication, education, or public speaking, and yet these and related skills are often required to effectively engage and empathize with our learners. We have had to learn, often through trial and error, how best to listen, when to say "yes, and...," how to say no, and other strategies that have helped us connect with students, staff, faculty, other library workers, and ourselves with kindness and compassion.

Register Now

CARL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities at all CARL-sponsored events. Please indicate any special accommodations required as an attendee. Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you have any questions or require accommodations for this event please reach out to SCIL Chair, Michelle Brasseur at


CARL Conference 2024

Save the Dates!

The CARL Conference 2024 will take place April 3-6 at the Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley. More info to come soon!

The CARL Conference 2024 will take place April 3-6.


CARLDIG-S 2023 Fall Program Open for Registration

“Assessment: What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing?)”

Friday, December 1, 2023, 9am-1pm

Join us for our 2023 Fall Program at the amazing Cal Poly Pomona campus or virtually!

This year, we focus on assessment and data collection to drive data-driven change. The program includes presentations highlighting how academic libraries collect, review, share, and learn from data. 

Cost of Participation:

  • CARL Members: $30
  • non-CARL Members: $45
  • Students/Retirees: $15
  • Virtual: $10

Registration will be open until Friday, November 17th, or until sold out, whichever comes first. Register right away to reserve your spot!

For more information, don't hesitate to contact our Programs Chair, Hannah Cole, or CARLDIG-s Chair, Leanna Pagano.

We look forward to seeing you!


Ilene F. Rockman CARL/ACRL Conference Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity!

If you are a library school student or an early-career library professional (approximately two years or less experience), consider applying for the Ilene F. Rockman Scholarship!

This year, two CARL members will be selected for a scholarship to support attendance at the CARL Conference 2024, to be held April 3-6, 2024, in San Jose.

The deadline is December 1, 2023. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a personal statement of 500 words or less, and their curriculum vitae. Membership in CARL is required before or at the time of application. Additional eligibility details and application instructions are available on the CARL website.


Web site migration

New membership platform

  • CARL is moving to a new membership platform, so you’ll see a different interface when you go to pay your annual dues. Although the website itself is currently under construction, the membership form and payment system are fully functional.
  • There is no change to the types of membership or member fees.
  • Membership is now automatically set to notify you of your renewal date one year following your most recent individual dues payment.
  • The database defaults to showing your name, professional title, and institution publicly in the membership directory – you can adjust your profile if you want to show more or less.
  • The website will eventually be migrated to the new platform and we hope to unveil new features to make things more engaging and user-friendly.
  • Questions? Contact CARL Membership Director Kelli Hines at


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