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The Winter 2023 CARL Newsletter is out. Read it here!


Ilene F. Rockman CARL/ACRL Conference Scholarship

Deadline extended & increased scholarship award: $1500

If you are a library school student or an early-career library professional (approximately 2 years or less experience), then you should consider applying for the Ilene F. Rockman Scholarship!

This year, one candidate will be selected for a scholarship to support attendance at the ACRL Conference, Forging the Future, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The committee is also happy to announce that donations have increased the scholarship amount to $1500. The Conference will take place March 15 through March 18, 2023. Take note, applicants must be a member of California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL).

The deadline for the Rockman Scholarship application was extended to November 30, 2022. Applicants must submit 2 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.

Some of our strongest candidates have applied because they were encouraged by a supervisor, library director, or mentor. If that describes you, please consider sharing this opportunity with any early career library professionals or library school students you know.



The Fall 2022 CARL Newsletter is out. You can read it here.


Upcoming CARL Election

Renew your membership today!

The election for the CARL 2023 Executive Board is coming up soon.  Only members who have paid their dues and have a CARL membership expiration date of 8/31/2023 are eligible to vote in the election.

Make sure your membership is current by going to and viewing your profile.


CARL 2022 Conference

Register for the CARL 2022 Virtual Conference!

Register here:

The Equity Minded Academic Library 
Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 9:00am-5:00pm 

The last year has been one of reckoning for academic libraries and the society they belong to. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with social unrest and increased recognition and understanding of the experience of historically marginalized communities, and in particular Black Americans, has brought to the fore many inequities that had previously been hidden, ignored, or unspoken. As academic library workers return to campus and join those who never left, we must reckon with the role we play in perpetuating inequities in our libraries, on our campuses, and in our communities. How can libraries and library workers move beyond performativity and truly embrace and engage in equity-minded practices for the betterment of our communities? 

Keynote Speakers 

Dr. Tara Yosso
School of Education, University of California Riverside 

A Community Cultural Wealth Approach for Academic Research Libraries: Reclaiming Our Past and Reimagining Our Future 

Sandy Enriquez
Special Collections Public Services, Outreach & Community Engagement Librarian, University of California Riverside 

Outreach for Equity: Student-Centered Strategies & Futures 


  • CARL member – $40 
  • Non-member – $65 
  • Conference Presenters – Free registration* 
  • Students – Free registration** 

Conference schedule and sessions to be announced soon!


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