California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to hold its 9th Conference at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California (near Monterey and Carmel). CARL hopes as many conferees as possible will take advantage of the retreat-like, oceanfront setting by r eserving rooms there. Your Main Conference housing fee covers two nights of housing plus three meals a day; your Pre-Conference housing fee covers one night of housing plus meals.

Asilomar accepts housing/meals reservations only via the PDF housing forms for the pre-conference and conference -- no phone calls, please! Print out the housing reservation form(s) and mail with a c heck (or credit card #) to Asilomar separately. DO NOT send your housing form to the CARL Regis trar. To be assured of getting accommodations on-site at Asilomar, complete their form(s) and s end to Asilomar by Saturday, March 9. After this date, on-site accommodations will be available on a space available basis only.

Contact Asilomar directly if you want to room with more than one other person. Only 250 CARL conferees can reserve rooms on-site for the Main Conference, and only 80 for the Pre-Conferenc e, so don't delay! March 9, 2002 is the deadline for cancelling a room reservation also -- see the fine print at the bottom of the Asilomar housing form. Friends and family are also welcome to stay at Asilomar without registering for the conference.

Housing and meals are a real bargain - your fee covers your stay and three meals a day! See the Asilomar Conference Center Housing Registration form for room prices and options. An "Histo ric Room" is one designed by architect Julia Morgan; a "Deluxe Room" is a nice hotel room. Asil omar rooms do not have TVs or phones, but attendees can be notified immediately if there are em ergency calls. Bringing a cellular phone and/or radio is fine. Rooms do not have Internet conne ctions, but you can use the Internet connections in the main lobby. Remember, you need to send in BOTH Asilomar Housing forms if you want to reserve rooms for the Pre-Conference and Main Conference! Further information on lodging is available at the Asilomar Conference Center Accommodations web page.


Your room registration includes three meals a day. If you stay off-site, you will need to pay the $50.00 facilities/meal fee listed on the CARL Registration Form. Pre-Conference attendees who stay off-site will need to pay the $30.00 facilities/meal fee listed on the CARL Registration Form. Vegetarian selections will be available. Asilomar dining is informal, cafeteria-style, and CARL conferees will be sharing a large dining room with other Asilomar guests. Your registration fees also include the special catered events!

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Other Housing Options

Lodging is also available in the immediate area. However, as May is an especially popular tourist time, other hotels tend to fill up fast. We highly recommend you take advantage of the wonderful atmosphere and great deal on meals at Asilomar. However, if you want to look into other housing options try either Go Monterey Lodging or Guestlife Monterey Hotels for more information on area hotels and inns. There are surcharges for meals for those not staying at Asilomar. These are $30 for the pre-conference and $50 for the conference. Please see the conference registration form for more information.

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If you need more information than is available on the conference web site or have other questions about the conference or registration, you may, contact Liz Ginno at eginno@csuhayward.edu or (510) 885-2969. She will not accept registration by phone, however. Note the February 15 Early Bird Deadline to register at the lower rate. Non-members may join CARL now by choosing the appropriate category on the Registration Form when registering for this conference.

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