This archive contains the operating records of the California Academic and Research Libraries Association (CARL) .
CARL was organized in its present form in 1978 and 1979, when the existing Chapter of Academic and Research Libraries of the
California Library Association merged with the recently-formed ACRL Chapters in California to form a single organization affiliated
with both ACRL and CLA. In 1991, the California Library Association voted to discontinue chapters and replace them with sections
whose members must also be members of CLA. In January 1992, the CARL president mailed a survey to members outlining CARL's
options and requesting an opinion vote. A majority (71%) of CARL members voted for independence from CLA, and in September
1992 approved changes to the CARL constitution and bylaws which codified this decision. Members of the California State University
Librarians Chapter of CLA were faced with the same set of options, and voted to join CARL as an interest group. They gathered
the requisite number of signatures on a petition and were welcomed to CARL in November 1992.
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There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where noted at the series level and/or previously copyrighted
material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions necessary from the CARL Executive
Board to make use of this material.
The majority of this collection is open for research. The membership rosters and any other material relating to specific members
are closed to the public except with written permission from the CARL Executive Board.