Planning Committee & Program Selection


Low-tech has its place in the program selection process, too. Behold! The Wall of Selection!

Program Selection

Conference proposal selection process was again crowd-sourced this year. Approximately 180 proposals were received and 90 of them were put up to the community vote. Over 420 people voted and we received over 3300 votes! To check out the final results, visit this year’s crowdsourcing site.

The industrious Conference Planning Committee made their final selections based on the programs that you voted up. An all-day meeting at Berkeley Public Library yielded the diverse final program, with a total of 85 programs and 35 poster sessions.



The industrious Conference Planning Committee makes some final selections.

Planning Committee

CLA President
Deborah Doyle, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

Conference Planning Co-Chairs
Robert Karatsu, Rancho Cucamonga Library Services
Michelle Perera, Rancho Cucamonga Library Services

Conference Program Co-Chairs
Lori Bowen Ayre, The Galecia Group
Mary Menzel, California Center for the Book

Local Arrangements and Hospitality Chair
Diane Satchwell, Southern California Library Cooperative

Publicity Co-Chairs
Ann Awakuni, City of Mountain View Library
Rebecca Forth, Sonoma County Library

Silent Auction Co-Chairs
Alice Kuo, Beverly Hills Public Library
Morgan Pershing, Santa Clara City Library

Special Events Co-Chairs
Jennifer Baker, St. Helena Public Library
Patricia Rivera, County of Los Angeles Public Library

Sponsorship Chair
Deborah Doyle, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library


The CLA conference is a great way to develop professionally. There are so many quality sessions to learn what other library systems are doing.
–2013 Conference Attendee