Save the Date: August 30 2012 for the Califa Vendor Fair!
Updated August 27, 2012
August 27 Update: Vendor Room Assignments are now available, so you can start to plan your day (these will also be given to you on the day).
Back for a fourth year, Califa is delighted to announce our Annual Vendor Fair to be held in the library of the beautiful Santa Clara
University on August 30, 2012.
Please join us for a full day of in-depth demonstrations and an opportunity to learn about new products, updates, and share best
practices with Califa vendors, and other members. The day will be split into blocks of 40 minutes, during which time there will
be up to 7 available demonstrations for attendees to choose from. Each vendor will have the opportunity to present at least twice
during the day.
Breakfast and sign-in will begin at 8:30 with the first demonstrations starting at 9:30. Breakfast and lunch are both included.
Even better? For the second year in a row the event will be Free for Califa Members ($20 for non-members to cover the cost of food). The day will end at 3:30pm.
Last year we offered an optional tour of the new library at the end of the day, and if there is sufficient interest again this year, we can
set that up.
Confirmed Vendors as of August 27
AWE Early Literacy Stations
3M: showcasing their Cloud Library
Baker and Taylor: Axis 360
Bilbary: ebook store for libraries
Califa Library Group, Contra Costa County Library, and the Quipu Group discussing our eBook project
Facts on File
Gale, a Cengage Learning company
Library Ideas (Freegal, Freading)
For Vendors: . To participate in this year's Vendor Fair, please email email@example.com.
If you are planning to ship items (samples, marketing materials, flyers, etc) please ship them to the Califa office by
August 25. We will bring them to Santa Clara University the morning of the Fair. The address is:
Califa Library Group
32 W. 25th Ave, Ste 201
San Mateo, CA 94403
Again, we need them to arrive at least two weeks before the event so that we have enough time to plan how many vehicles we'll need to get them to the site and make those arrangements.
To reach the University from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), take BART from the airport to the Millbrae combined
BART/Caltrain station and then take Caltrain to the Santa Clara stop. When you exit the station, walk across El Camino Real to the main
entrance of the University. If you are driving, here is the link to the location on google maps.
Once you are on El Camino Real, you will turn on Palm Drive and if you are driving, you will speak to the parking attendant who will direct you
to the parking structure, where you will park on the third floor. When you come out of the parking structure, you will be behind the library, and
it will be diagonal to your left.
To reach the University from Mineta (San Jose) International Airport, take the free VTA Airport Flyer (bus #10) to the Santa Clara
Caltrain station. The Caltrain station is next to the University. The bus runs approximately every 10 minutes during daytime hours. Follow
the same directions as above once you are on campus.
Hotel Information: For those traveling and staying overnight, the Candlewood Suites has been recommended.
If you need a cab to get back to the airport, Yellow Cab is a good choice. Their number is (408) 483-5370.
Thanks for being part of this event, and we can't wait to see you on August 30 on the beautiful Santa Clara University Campus. Why not take a moment and register now so you don't forget!
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