California Academic and Research Librarians (CARL)
Disasters A La Carte: Lessons Learned as California Libraries
Responded to Multiple Emergencies
Second Annual Conference
Claremont Colleges, October 17, 1994
Welcome to CARL's Second Annual Conference! It has been my pleasure to preside
as CARL's President during an eventful year. California librarians have
been offered an exciting menu of professional development programs by CARL
The list has included organizational change, cultural diversity in libraries,
the impact of electronic access, outsourcing, library education in the 21st
Century, and the Brandeis model for reference. As we are not all work and
no play, study excursions to the Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve and the
Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory have been organized. Letting our imaginations
soar, we have listened to Ray Bradbury tell us how to put an atmosphere
on Mars. And it is not over yet! SEAL South proposes a December program
with the intriguing title, "DNA, Witness for the Prosecution?"
CARLDIG promises us a tour of USC's Leavey Library, which some have called
the "template library of the future."
Today we are celebrating the survival skills of our fellow colleagues. Faced
with enormous challenges they found a way to continue service to their communities
and to forge new links with other libraries. We all want to know how they
did it and to have an opportunity to express our admiration and support
for their efforts.
Finally, we will be recognizing the service of two outstanding CARL members,
Carl Bengston and Judy Harvey Sahak. They are our CARL Members of the Year.
It is the dedication of members like Carl and Judy that makes our organization
possible. Please read about their achievements in your program and stop
by to congratulate them. If you are not presently one of our members, join
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