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California Library Access Services South

CLASS was formed in 2018 to serve as a networking, training/programming, and community-building resource for those working in all areas and at all levels of access services in four-year academic institutions in Southern California.



See past and prior CLASS events here. Stay tuned for future events. 

March 2021

66 participants joined this session to hear a variety of lightning rounds on the overall theme of Pandemic Chronicles and shared how their libraries coped during the challenging time.

July 2022

Centered around staff morale and burnout, the event brought together 125 registrants in access services from 55 organizations across multiple states nationwide. 

April 2024

Forty-two individuals registered to discuss hybrid work arrangements and flexible work schedules in access services units, including related impacts on staffing, operations, morale, and work/life balance. 

November 2020

Roughly 47 individuals from 16 institutions across California registered for this informative session addressing equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in academic libraries.

September 2020

Roughly 35 individuals registered for this session to chat with access services peers about various topics impacting their institutions.

May 2019

The inaugural CLASS event where participants met and learned from counterparts at other institutions, shared new initiatives, and discussed timely issues in access services.

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