Reminder: May 23 SLA-SD Program on Nontraditional Career Opportunities for Information Professionals

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars now for the SLA-SD chapter May program! We have a great panel lined up for our Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, discussion about some ways the MLIS has been applied in nontraditional career paths. Panelists include:

  • Scott Brown, Manager, Library Services, Qualcomm and Owner at Social Information Group
  • Tim Gallati, Data Analysis & Usability Librarian, Qualcomm
  • Cristela Garcia-Spitz, Digital Library Program Project Manager, UC San Diego Library
  • Jill Blaemers, information industry consultant
  • Michelle Frost, Manager, Investigative Research Group, Grant Thornton LLP

The program will be held Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, at Grossmont District Office Conference Center Auditorium at the Herrick Community Health Care Library ( ). This wonderful venue is easy to find at 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA . If you’re interested in visiting the beautiful Herrick Library, come early!

Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Lauren Rasmussen at  to register! Members and  nonmembers welcome.

  • As a reminder, there are also two additional chapter activities related to this event:
    • A happy/social/networking hour will follow the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion! Meet at the Claim Jumper ( in Grossmont Center in La Mesa, conveniently located near the Herrick Community Health Care Library.
    • If you can, please bring a new or gently used book in English or Spanish for ages 0 -18 (especially 0-5) for our SLA-SD Words Alive Book Drive.  We’ll have a collection box set up at Herrick Library and we’ll also be collecting at the social hour.  If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate, please email Charlotte King-Mills, Student Liaison (


Jill Blaemers, SLA-SD President Elect, 2013



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