The $55 pre-conference early registration includes the choice of two
pre-conference workshops or tours, reception on Thursday night and
continental breakfast on Friday morning.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"The Angle of Repose: Balancing Physical Space, Technology, and
Learning" SCIL (Southern California Instruction Librarians).
Intended for instruction librarians in all types of libraries, this
full day interactive workshop will alternate presentations with hands-on
activities and reflection. The focus will be on learning styles and
how they can be affected by physical space and technology. Participants
will develop creative techniques to enhance learning and teaching
in order to meet the challenges posed by physical space and available
technology in their individual libraries. [Lunch will be on your own,
Noon - 2:00]
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"Business Reference: the Top Ten Questions Anyone Can Answer"
ABLE (Academic Business Librarians Exchange, N and S). Limit: 40.
The target audience of this session is business librarians, librarians
who serve business students and others interested in the topic. A
set of difficult and interesting business questions will be culled
from CARL members for a panel of four well-known ABLE librarians with
extensive business reference experience to discuss. Participants will
leave with new ideas about serving business students as well as practical
knowledge of resources and tools they may not have been previously
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"The Gamble House Private Tour"
CARL (Conference Local Arrangements Committee). Limit 45.
Designed by Charles and Henry Greene, the Gamble House is a wonderful
example of the American Arts and Crafts architectural style. It was
built in 1908 for David Gamble of Proctor and Gamble as a winter home
for his family. The house is a National Historical Landmark now owned
by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern
California. For more information on the Gamble House, go to its website
Friday, April 23, 2004
8:30 a.m. - Noon
"Blueprints for Ethnic Studies: Research and Collection Building"
DIAL (Diversity in Academic Librarianship, S). Limit: 60.
Co-sponsored with CDIG-N (Collection Development Interest Group).
This pre-conference session will benefit all attendees with an interest
in ethnic studies, ranging from "veterans" in the field
to people with new collection, reference, or liaison responsibilities
in ethnic studies. There will be two panel discussions: one consisting
of publishers, editors, and faculty, the other of librarians. Discussions
will focus on trends and future directions for ethnic studies scholarly
output, curricula, and library collection development. This session
will provide opportunities for information, communication, and networking
among librarians, key scholars, and publishers in the field.
9:00 a.m. - Noon
"Information Competency Assessment: An Interactive Look at the
Outcomes of the Bay Area Community Colleges Assessment Project"
CCIG (Community College Interest Group, N). Limit: 60.
For all librarians interested in learning about information competency
assessment, this program will describe the results of the Bay Area
Community Colleges Information Competency Assessment Project. An interactive
introduction to understanding and using the performance-based rubric
will be offered by some of the project team librarians.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
"Norton Simon Museum Private Tour"
CARL (Conference Local Arrangements Committee). Limit 25.
The Museum houses one of the finest private collections of American,
European and Asian art, which spans more than 2000 years. The collections
include paintings, etchings, graphics, sculptures and photography.
The Museum's interiors were recently updated by architect, Frank O.
Gehry. Registration includes a docent lead group tour. The Museum's
gardens inspired by Monet's Giverny will be the setting for the optional
purchased boxed lunch purchase, which includes bottled water, fresh
fruit, cookies and a sandwich. See http://www.nortonsimon.org for