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2014 CLA Spring Fling

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CLA’s annual Spring Fling series of professional development and networking events starts next week with a workshop presented by the Technical Services Interest Group: Basic Cataloging with RDA will provide participants with an introduction to cataloging with RDA, focusing on print monographs covering both description and access.

This is just one of the many workshops offered during our Spring Fling series.  Check below to find the full list of interesting workshops presented by our Interest Groups.

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Wednesday, March 12 | 8:30am-4:30pm
California State Library, Room 500, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Presenters: Luiz Mendes, CSU Northridge, and Kevin Balster, UCLA
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Tour of the International Printing Museum
Saturday, March 29 | 10:00am-noon
International Printing Museum, 315 W Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745
Presented by the CLA Library History Interest Group

Cataloging the Especially Special Formats Using RDA and MARC21
Friday, April 11 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno
Presenters: Jay Weitz, OCLC, and Julie Renee Moore, CSU Fresno
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Building the Next Generation Library: Highlights and Insights from Successful Library Building Projects
Wednesday, April 16 | 10:00am-11:00am
Presenters: Henry Bankhead, Los Gatos Public Library; Anders Dahlgren, Library Planning Associates, Inc.; Heidi Murphy, Los Gatos Public Library; Donna Ohr, San Diego County Library
Presented by the CLA Management Interest Group and Library Facilities Interest Group

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Common Core: Helping Readers from Preschool Through High School
Wednesday, April 23 | Noon - 1:30pm
Presenters: Margo Denon, San Diego Unified School District; Mary Ann Scheuer; and Eva Volin, Alameda Free Library
Presented by the CLA Youth Services Interest Group

In the Branding: It's Never Been More Personal
Friday, April 25 | 9:00am-noon
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga
Presenter: Francie Palmer, Community Outreach and Marketing Manager, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Presented by the CLA Marketing and Public Relations Interest Group

/dev/diy: Developing Web Technologies for Libraries
Wednesday, April 30 | 11:00am-12:30pm
Presenters: Paula MacKinnon, Contra Costa County Library, and Matthew Mattson, Los Angeles Public Library
Presented by the CLA Technology Interest Group

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Wednesday, May 14 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Torrance Public Library, Katy Geissert Civic Center, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Presenters: Luiz Mendes, CSU Northridge, and Kevin Balster, UCLA
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group 


Attendees at previous Spring Fling programs have said:

  • It was fantastic - well-presented and very practical.”
  • The variety was terrific as well as the inclusion of practical training advice.”
  • Great selection of presenters. I would appreciate hearing any of them speak again.”
  • The program was well-paced and a good return on investment. One of the best workshops I have ever attended! THANKS.”


Register now or save the date to join colleagues from California and beyond at a Spring Fling event. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Cole.

CLA’s Spring Fling programs are presented by CLA’s Interest Groups.