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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). Limit: 80.
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 aware of.

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 for more information.