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Finding Aid for the California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Archive 2011.101.r
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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.
20.0 Linear feet (16 cartons)
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.