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Professional Development

Local Conferences

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography
Once every two years, the Center hosts the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference in Cartography. Barry Lawrence Ruderman is a map and atlas dealer based in La Jolla, California, and one of the Founding Friends of the David Rumsey Map Center.


As a multi-type library association, BayNet represents librarians and information professionals from all varieties of organizations.


California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL)  
California Academic & Research Libraries is a nonprofit organization which provides opportunities for the professional growth of its members by conducting workshops and arranging programs. CARL conferences are held every two years.


California Conference on Library Instruction  
The California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI) is a grassroots committee comprised of academic instruction librarians in Northern California. CCLI’s sole mission is to provide an annual one-day conference on user education in academic libraries.


Fantastic Futures
Fantastic Futures presents day-long workshop sessions to provide instruction in key topics and applications of AI (artificial intelligence) in libraries, archives, and museums. 


Interlibrary Services Partner Information Exchange is a community of California State University Interlibrary Services and Resource Sharing Departments.


Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley (LAUC-B)
The Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley is a division of the Librarians Association of the University of California and through it is recognized as an official unit of the University.


Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG)  
The Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) is an independent organization affiliated with the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association. 


Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG)  
The Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG) is a local affiliate of ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in April 1959, the SCTPG provides continuing education and networking opportunities to keep technical services library staff abreast with the latest issues and developments in the profession.


People of Color in Library and Information Library Science Summit
The mission of POCinLIS Summit is to create a productive and brave space for people of color, especially women and marginalized identities, working in the information sector.


Personal Digital Archiving  
Archive-It is the leading web archiving solution for a wide range of organizations, including academic, federal, state or local libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions.


Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. With this workshop, ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system.


Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin America Library Materials (SALALM)
SALALM is an organization for librarians, archivists, book dealers, book professionals, scholars, and students interested in collecting, preserving, and providing access to Latin American, Caribbean, Iberian, and Latino information resources in all formats. It was founded in 1956 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1968.


Society of California Archivists
The Society of California Archivists, formed in 1971, is a professional association devoted to the support and development of individuals and institutions that collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas.


We are a data visualization and cartography design studio, based in the Mission District of San Francisco and founded by Eric Rodenbeck in 2001.


UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
The Center provides a forum for the discussion of central issues in the field of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies. It organizes academic programs, bringing together scholars from the region, the nation, and the world, with the goal of encouraging research from as early as the time of Lope de Vega and William Shakespeare to the defeat of Napoléon and the death of Lord Byron. 

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