11th CARL Conference 2006

Beyond the Ivory Tower:
Creative Strategies for Learning & Leading

April 20-23, 2006.
     Conference News

Schedule Speakers Pre-conference Poster Sessions
Breakout Sessions Registration & Lodging Travel Options Sponsors Local Attractions


(Note: this page was originally hosted on Since the conference ended, the webmaster has extracted the last few blog entries for examples

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Poster Session Photos

I posted all the photos from Amy Andres of our poster session. Relive the experience at the CARL Conference poster Session page.

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 4:02 PM    

Monday, April 24, 2006

Wine Tour Success

The Winery Tour had beautiful weather. Our short bus ride to Chateau Julien was greeted by our tour guide and glasses of wine.

Several tastes later we were driven back along 17 mile drive with stops including one at Lone Cypress.

Wonderful time had by all!

-Christy Caldwell

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 9:25 AM    

Thursday, April 20, 2006

1 blogger on-board

Caroline Brown will be covering the 2006 CARL Conference on her
Labrynth Blog

Her April 4th entry reads:
"I'm going to the California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Conference later this month. Two years ago I attended CLA,
but this will be my first academic library conference. I'm looking
forward to being at a smaller, more specialized conference, especially
with this year's emphasis on the use of technology for outreach and

We'll be reading, Caroline!

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 3:30 PM    

Monday, April 17, 2006

Conference Registration now Full

The CARL conference registration is now closed we are busting at the seams!
Look forward to meeting all the conference attendees next week.
I will be at the registration and information desk,
Kelly Janousek
CARL Conference Registrar

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 8:52 AM    

SCIL Lunch

SCIL invites you to join us for lunch on Saturday, April 22 at the CARL Conference luncheon. This is your opportunity to learn more about upcoming SCIL events and how you can get involved. We very much look forward to meeting or reuniting with you!

If you plan to join the SCIL luncheon table(s), please RSVP to .
Thank you.

Katy Farrell
SCIL Chair

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 8:51 AM    

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Volunteers needed for April 8th

We still need a few more volunteers to help us stuff the CARL conference packets! Please consider joining us on Saturday, April 8th from 1-4 at the Graduate Theological Seminary Library Boardroom 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709

Please RSVP to Host Kris Veldheer, who will send you directions and parking information.

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 9:59 AM    

Monday, March 20, 2006

Attention Bloggers

Please let the conference webmaster know about your plans to blog the conference. This will allow this blog to link to your blog.

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 2:42 PM    

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Local Tours at Asilomar

The local Attractions page now has a schedule of optional tours.

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 10:29 AM

Thursday, February 09, 2006

AV Volunteers Needed

Planning to attend the CARL conference at Asilomar in April 2006?

I'm the audio visual coordinator for the conference. I'd love for you to consider joining my team to help out with AV needs. You do not need to be a whiz at tech stuff or have a computer science or engineering degree! A willingness on your part, a gung ho can do attitude would be fabulous and the only requirements I seek!

Helping out requires little effort on your part but it would go a long way in making sure AV stuff goes as planned with no hiccups or boo boos. Volunteers are needed to do things such as, checking that a meeting room has a microphone ready for a presenter.

Call me, email me and let's chat.

Thank you!

Christine Holmes
Special Projects, Ste. 4000-37
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library
One Washington Square
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0028

Tel: (408) 808-2027
Fax: (408) 808-2025

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 9:02 AM    

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Program Schedules and Abstracts Now Posted

NEW ON WEB SITE: Program Schedules AND* *Abstracts have been posted.

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 5:12 PM    

Early Bird Registration Still Available Through February 15th

*GO TO:*index.html

We all need a little pampering sometimes.

Perhaps you have been resisting the desire to attend this year's CARL Conference, to be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds from April 20-23, 2006. Located within The Monterey Bay National Wildlife Sanctuary, Asilomar offers respite from our daily routines.


Perhaps you are new to the conference circuit, new to the profession, or on course towards your MLIS. CARL would love to see you at the conference. Attending conferences is a great way for librarians to learn about new technologies, network with other librarians , and stay up-to-date on professional development. Here is a link to an article by Tanzi Merritt,
"Tips and Tricks for Conference Attendance" from

Perhaps you'd like to go the conference, but your personal budget won't cooperate. Here is a link to an article by Mylee Joseph, "Making a Case for Conference Attendance" from

That's all for now. See you at Asilomar!!!

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 5:08 PM

Friday, December 02, 2005

Call for Poster Sessions, CARL Conference 2006, April 20 – 23

Have you…

• Completed an interesting project you'd like to share with colleagues?
• Discovered a new approach to a perplexing problem?
• Conducted an innovative research project you'd like discuss?
• Established an exciting new service for your users?
• Done anything “outside of the box” that you think is worth sharing?

Share your ideas during a poster session at the 2006 CARL conference at Asilomar in Monterey, April 20 – 23. Posters are a great opportunity to interact with other academic librarians, generate stimulating conversation, and prompt new ways of thinking about what we do and how we do it. Details available at the conference website:

How to Submit a Proposal:

Proposals should be submitted electronically via e-mail and should include an attachment in .doc, .txt, or .rtf format containing the following information:

1. Primary contact person
2. Poster title
3. Names of all poster presenters in addition to primary contact person. Include the following contact information:

a. Preferred listing of name
b. Position Title
c. Institution
d. Mailing address
e. E-mail address
4. Brief description (2-3 sentences – 50 words)
5. Detailed abstract (200-300 words)

Proposals are due by: MONDAY, January 23, 2006.

Please send proposals to:

Kristin Johnson (;), Chair, 2006 CARL Conference Poster Session Committee. Kris will send an email acknowledgement after receipt of proposals.

If you have questions, contact members of the Poster Session Committee:

Kristin Johnson, Chair. CSU, Chico
Lisa Bartle, Committee member. CSU, San Bernardino
Amy Andres, Committee member. CSU, Stanislaus

posted by Ilan Eyman @ 9:56 AM

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Electronic Registration Now Live

There is a new link to the CARL Conference Registration form on RegOnline. It is available through the Registration & Lodging Page.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Registration Page

The biggest news today is that the Registration page is now posted. Online registration will be available soon. (within the next few days).

Other conference pages now have information as well. Namely, Local Attractions and Keynote speakers.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Poster Session Page Now Live

Announcement: The call for poster sessions has not yet gone out. Proposals can be submitted Dec. 1 2005 – Jan 13, 2006. The official call will go out via CARL-ALL listserv on Dec. 1 st.

In the meantime, check out the Poster Session Page.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Accepted Proposals for Pre-conference now Posted

A tentative agenda of the preconference sessions is now posted on the CARL Conference web site.
Pre-conference Accepted proposals

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Call for Breakout Session Proposals

The Breakout Session Proposal Form is now posted as a Word Document. It has details on deadlines and submission instructions. The Breakout Session Web Page will have current information and the lineup of breakout sessions when available.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Cosmetic Changes

As per request, I removed the underlining for navigation links not activated yet. Also, we are going back to the CARL Logo on the site instead of the Asilomar Logo.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

More to Come!

The 2006 CARL Conference Committee is working to develop the Official Conference Site. If you are already using an RSS Feed Reader, I encourage you to add this feed to it. This blog will remind you of upcoming deadlines as well as provide breaking news concerning the conference. I hope it serves everyone well!






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