Rural Library Initiative
A LSTA funded project that in cooperation with Infopeople delivers resources to rural libraries, including online training, webcasts, and the Rural Library Resource Clearinghouse.
Directory of California Library Organizations, Networks, and Interest Groups
As a service to the librarians of California, Califa will attempt to identify the various library groups and organizations in California providing information, training, or assistance to California Libraries. If you know of another organization that should be added to the list, please give us the name and contact information of the group.
American Society of Information Science & Technology: Los Angeles Chapter (LACASIS)
The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information since 1937. ASIST's southern California chapter began life in 1961, when it was chartered as the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Documentation Institute.
Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California (ACL)
The Association of Children's Librarians (ACL) is an association of people interested in library work with children and young adults. Its purpose shall be to strengthen and maintain work with youth in the libraries of Northern and Central California according to the highest standards of professional librarianship.
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS): Northern California Chapter Southern California Chapter
The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded to fulfill the need among art librarians for better communication and cooperation, and to provide a forum for ideas, projects, and programs.
Bay Area Independent School Librarians (BAISL)
The Bay Area Independent School Librarians is an association of professional school librarians dedicated to furthering the professional growth of its member librarians and to improving independent school libraries in facilities, staffing, and resources.
Bay Area Network of Libraries (BAYNET)
The Bay Area Network of Libraries strengthens connections among all types of San Francisco Bay Area Libraries & Information Centers. BayNet promotes communication, professional development, cooperation, and innovative resource sharing.
California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners (CALTAC)
The California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners consists of present and former library trustees, commissioners and system advisory boards members whose purpose is To educate trustees and commissioners to better carry out their duties and responsibilities toward providing effective library service.
Council of California County Law Librarians (CCCLA)
The Council of California County Law Librarians provides county law library directors a professional association to promote county law libraries with the State Legislature and local governing boards, and provide mutual support.
California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)
The purpose of the California Learning Resource Network is to provide a one-stop information source that enables California educators to identify supplemental electronic learning resources that both meet local instructional needs and embody the implementation of California curriculum framework and standards.
California School Library Association (CSLA)
The California School Library Association (CSLA) is an organization of library media teachers, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, district and county coordinators of curriculum, media and technology, and others committed to enriching student learning by building a better future for school libraries.
California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP)
The California Technology Assistance Project is a statewide educational technology leadership initiative, providing assistance to schools and districts in integrating technology into teaching and learning.
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology (CSMT)
The Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology supports access to the general curriculum by students with disabilities. This unit produces accessible versions of textbooks, workbooks, and literature books adopted by the State Board of Education. Products and services are provided pursuant to California Law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CSMT's books include braille, large print, recordings, and American Sign Language VideoBooks. CSMT also administers the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) federal quota program and California's Reader Services for Blind Teachers (RSBT).
The collegebuys.org consortium was initiated by the Foundation for California Community Colleges (F.C.C.C.) in 1999. Collegebuys.org is the largest higher education purchasing program in the United States.
Community College Library Consortium (CCLC)
Community College Library Consortium is a joint endeavor of the Community College Council of Chief Librarians and the Community College League of California. It’s purpose is to provide discounted databases and services to the Community College libraries.
Computer Using Educators (CUE)
Computer Using Educators provides leadership and support to promote the effective use of technology in the educational community.
Museum Computer Network
The Museum Computer Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies. We serve individuals and institutions wishing to improve their means of developing, managing, and conveying museum information through the use of automation. We support cooperative efforts that enable museums to be more effective at creating and disseminating cultural and scientific knowledge as represented by their collections and related documentation.
Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NoCALL)
The Northern California Association of Law Libraries was established in 1980 as a recognized chapter of the national organization, the American Association of Law Libraries. NOCALL promotes law librarianship and information services, aims to develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries, fosters a spirit of cooperation among members of the law library profession, and facilitates the exchange of information and ideas among northern California libraries.
OCLC Western/OCLC Pacific
OCLC Western is a strategic partner of Califa, with special pricing for products and services for Califa members.
Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library (PSRML)
The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library, located at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, is the regional office for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region. The Pacific Southwest Region includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, and the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin.
San Diego Association of Law Libraries (SanDALL)
San Diego Chapter of the Association of Law Libraries: established to promote librarianship, coordinate professional activities, to develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries, to enrich the legal community, to cultivate the science of law librarianship and to foster a spirit of cooperation and expedite communication among the members of the profession, particularly those in the greater San Diego area.
Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SoCALL)
The Southern California Association of Law Libraries is a local chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). SCALL was approved as a chapter in 1953 and has an active membership of over 400 librarians and information professionals from academic, private, state, and county law libraries in the Southern California area. SCALL sponsors an annual institute, has over 20 committees, publishes a chapter newsletter, runs a listserv, and maintains these web pages.
Southern California Online Users Group (SCOUG)
The Southern California Online Users Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people take better advantage of information available through online databases, the Internet, and other electronic formats.
Special Library Association (SLA)
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Special Libraries Association is the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in over seventy countries. There are three chapters in California: San Andreas, San Diego, and San Francisco, and Southern California.
The Califa project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian