Many conferences have been canceled, postponed or moved online. The information below is current at the time of writing.

California Conference on Library Instruction

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STELLA 2020 Unconference
Postponed until October

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CARL Conference
Postponed until June; Date TBD

SCIL Works 2020: Disaster Planning: Bouncing Back from Instructional Fails
Friday, January 17th, 2020 
University Library 
California State University, Long Beach

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Shelf Awareness: The Intersections of Social Justice and Critical Librarianship
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 
October 4, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Internet Librarian 2019
Monterey, CA
October 21-23

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By Richard Ma, MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta library is pleased to showcase an exhibit commemorating 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The year 2020 represents the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted white American women the right to vote. Better known as women's suffrage, the amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, and ended nearly a century of protest and struggles to secure its passage.

ACRL Annual
Cleveland, OH
April 10-13, 2019

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California Conference on Library Instruction - Reimagining Student Success: Approaches That Increase Participation, Representation, and Relevance
University of San Francisco
May 3, 2019

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Librarian Unconference
Pasadena City College
May 24, 2019

OER in the Community College Library - Experiences from Two Librarians
Monday, February 25, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 


By Evelyn Lord, Laney College

By Mario Macías, LA Pierce College

The California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) is co-hosting an “unconference” program for all California Community College (CCC) librarians, paraprofessionals, and MLIS students, in collaboration with the Pasadena City College (PCC) Library.

Recapturing Reference: Making Research Relevant for Today’s Student
A Professional Development Opportunity Hosted by CARLDIG-South
Friday, December 7, 2018
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

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The Active Learning Leaders Conference at Palomar College
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Palomar College, Rancho Bernardo Center
San Marcos, CA

By Steven Deineh, MiraCosta College

1st Library Shark Tank and Hive Mind
October 12-14, 2018
Monterey, CA
Join other thinkers, doers, misfits and bad-ass librarians at the Asilomar Conference Grounds right beside the Pacific Ocean near Monterey, CA.

Internet Librarian 2018
October 16-18
Monterey CA

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Technology in Education Conference
October 16, 2018, 9:00 am -3:00 pm
CSU, Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union Conference

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By Gabriella Lopez                           Joyce W. Livingston Dedication

SCIL Works 2018: Where Virtual Meets Reality: The intersection between instruction and our virtual campus communities
February 23, 2018
West Los Angeles College
Registration: $15-$45

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University of California Digital Library Forum
February 27 - March 1, 2018
UC Riverside

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This year at California Library Association Annual conference 22 of the most popular sessions were video recorded. Those videos are now available to everyone in the library community! The videos are brought to you by the California Library Association and the California State Library. California State Library is supporting this project with funding from Library Services and Technology Act supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Thank you to the presenters at annual conference for your cooperation and support.

California Academic & Research Libraries CARL 2018 Conference will be held in Redwood City on April 13-15, 2018. More information is available at

Shameless plug: Brian Greene, CCL Communications Manager/Columbia College Librarian and Elizabeth Horan, Coastline Community College Librarian, just had a presentation proposal accepted for this conference. Hope to see you there! 

The Southern California Instruction Librarians' SCIL Works 2018 conference will be held at West Los Angeles College on Friday, February 23, 2018. This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2018 will focus on the ways in which we bring instruction out of the classroom and into virtual places. More information available at

Computers in Libraries 2018 will be in Arlington, Virginia, April 17-19:

ALA Midwinter 2018 is in Denver, Colorado, February 9-13: Note that early bird registration ends December 13. 

Internet Librarian 2017 was held October 23 to 25 in Monterey. Here is a recap with links to conference presentations: