CARL & Community Colleges: UnConference

Friday, May 24, 2019

Save the date!

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.

The first UnConference specifically designed for CCC librarians was held in 2012 at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), followed in 2013 with one focusing on basic skills at Cañada College, 2014 again at SBCC, and most recently at Santa Rosa Junior College in 2015. Remarkably, Santa Ana College librarians also hosted Summer Teaching Retreat for Librarians from 2012-2015. Since these events were so positively received, the CCC library community has been eager to have another such supportive gathering.

As part of the CARL Executive Board, Mario Macías (LA Pierce College) is coordinating this program as the “Director-at-large for Community Colleges” -- with the generosity and assistance from Librarian Danielle Rapue and Dean Leslie Tirapelle from PCC’s Shatford Library -- in order to bridge the networks of CARL and community colleges in California. If you would like to be part of the planning team, or have any feedback for the design of the program, please email Mario at