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SLA San Diego Q3 Board Meeting to take place on Sept 14!

All San Diego SLA members are welcome and encouraged to attend the online Q3 Board Meeting on Sept. 14th at 4:00 pm. If you have ideas, thoughts or suggestions please consider joining us. This particular meeting will also provide information and updates on the planning for our upcoming Fall Seminar. 

Attending is easy through the online GoToMeeting software. Here are all the details: 

SLA San Diego Q3 Board Meeting

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/816078365

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States : +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 816-078-365

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready

Agenda:

Call to order

Roll call

Approval of 2016 Q2 Meeting minutes

Officers Reports

  • President : Britt Mueller
  • Past-President: Amy Jankowski
  • President Elect: Greg Sorini
  • Secretary: Teri Vogel
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Silverman
  • Directors: Beth Autin & Zem Lee

Committee Reports

  • Archivist: Kate Vigderson
  • Communications: Jamie Lin
  • Hospitality: Kristi Ehrig Burgess
  • Membership: Kelly McKeever
  • Nominating: Amy Jankowski
  • Student Liaison: Sharesly Rodriguez
  • Vendor Liaison: Elizabeth Grossman
  • Employment: Open

Old Business

New Business

Action items surfaced during Officer and Committee reports

Announcements

Adjournment

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SLA Q2 Board Meeting to Take Place on June 28th!

The SLA-SD Executive and Advisory Board will hold our second board meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 28th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM(Pacific).  The meeting will take place virtually via GoToMeeting.  All chapter members are welcome and encouraged to participate. To attend please use the the information below:

SLA San Diego Board Meeting
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/918988453

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 918-988-453

This will be a great meeting to attend as we will be doing an update on the SLA Conference that just wrapped up last week in Philadelphia and will also provide some discussion and information on the SLA Connect platform. Of course, updates from Board members and the Advisory Council will also be included.

Please contact me with any questions. I hope to “see” you there!

Britt Mueller
britt.mueller@gmail.com
SLA-SD 2016 Chapter President

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Registration Coming Soon – Exceeding our Patrons’ Expectations

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association’s annual professional development seminar to be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1936 Quivira Way, Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, California.

The 2016 theme is:

Exceeding our Patrons’ Expectations: The Engagement-Centered Library

How is your library creating extraordinary experiences that inspire curiosity, promote collaboration, and transform learning and research? Are you trying some innovative practices; looking at user-focused strategies; and honing in on strategic partnerships to cultivate personal, academic and organizational success with your library patrons? What measures have you put in place to try and become more engaged with your users?

This year’s Seminar will focus on how librarians coordinate the libraries’ user experience and engagement efforts, for both the online and physical library environments. We are looking for presentations that share knowledge and insights about the tools, methods, and skills that help us learn more about ways to contribute to best practices in library user engagement. Proposals that demonstrate audience engagement will be more favorably considered.

Proposals will be accepted in two formats: Individual/Group Presentation and Roundtable Discussion topics for moderator-facilitated group discussion.   Presentation and Roundtable Discussions may address, but are not limited to, the following topics as specifically focused on practices/concepts:

  • Changing organizational structures and staffing models
  • Examining the impact of emerging digital technologies and web services
  • Transforming scholarly communication
  • Emphasizing space as service
  • Conducting effective service assessment
  • New definitions and philosophies of public services
  • Enhancing teaching and learning
  • Collaborative efforts outside of the library
  • Adjusting library strategy to match organizational changes & challenges

Proposals are accepted from information professionals working in all types of environments; SLA membership is not required. Please include in your proposal submission:

  • Speaker information: Name(s), affiliation, contact information
  • Description: a title and brief summary of your presentation or Roundtable topic (up to 500 words)
    • Presentation format – individual speaker, team presentation or panel discussion
    • Roundtable – your interest in moderating or suggested moderator

Presentations should be approximately 30-45 minutes in length for Individual/Group Presentation and 15-20 minute discussion time for Roundtables. Please submit your proposal to us at SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by June 24, 2016 July 1, 2016. The seminar committee will select presentations by July 15, 2016.

Be sure to save the date for September 30 on your calendar. Further details and registration will be posted in July on the SLA-SD website http://sandiego.sla/org and via email.

We hope to see you there!

Beth Autin & Zem Lee

Directors

SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

**Questions are welcome, just ask!**

 

 

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Great Opportunity To Make a Difference in San Diego!

Hello SLA San Diego,

We have a great opportunity available for you to make a difference in the San Diego community! Our SLA-SD Student Liaison, Sharesly Rodriguez, is spearheading our annual Words Alive book drive and needs your help.

Words Alive is a fantastic organization that collects new or gently used books for children and Sharesly’s goal is to collect 200 or more this year through donation boxes. She is looking for SLA folks who can help create collection boxes (about the size that holds printed paper) and host them at work or within their communities.

This is a fun and worthwhile effort and a great way to meet other SLA San Diego members.  If you’re interested, please contact Sharesly directly at shareslyr@gmail.com.  I hope we get a record turnout!

Britt Mueller
2016 SLA San Diego President

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Details About the Words Alive Book Drive:

Words Alive collects new or gently used books for children and youth (birth through high school) in English and Spanish for children from low income or disadvantaged communities. The books are to help awaken or sustain a love for reading. Ultimately, children from disadvantaged communities have an opportunity to build their home libraries.

My goal as student liaison for this year is to collect 200 or more! I am looking for members who wish to hold or set up collection boxes. Ideally, the boxes should be the size of box that holds printed paper and can be decorated.  SLA members are encouraged to bring donation boxes to work or spread the word within their communities.

Adult books, textbooks, references books, magazines, self-help books, and torn and worn out books will not be accepted.

Information on book donation proceeds:

http://www.wordsalive.org/#!libraries-project/catb

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Save the Date! SLA-SD 2016 Fall Seminar – September 30, 2016

Save the Date: SLA-SD 2016 Fall Seminar

Friday, September 30, 2016

Click here to visit the SLA-SD Fall Seminar website

Presentation summaries, speakers, bios & registration

 Mark your calendars! The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will be holding our annual professional development seminar on Friday, September 30, 2016, at Marina Village.

This event is a great opportunity to meet librarians and info pros from all walks of information curation, organization, and specialization.  And if you’re in the San Diego area, it’s local!  If you’re not located in San Diego, the end of September is a great time to visit–please don’t tell anyone…local’s secret!

Our 2016 theme is…

Exceeding our Patron Expectations: The Engagement-Centered Library

How is your library creating extraordinary experiences that inspire curiosity, promote collaboration, and transform learning and research? Are you trying some innovative practices; looking at user-focused strategies; and honing in on strategic partnerships to cultivate personal, academic and organizational success with your library patrons?

We’ll be sending out our call for proposals soon. We look forward to hearing your ideas and hope to see you there. It’s shaping up to be an exciting event!

Beth Autin & Zem Lee, Directors

marina villagePhoto courtesy of Marina Village

 

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The LMD Career Advancement Award deadline is coming up fast. Please consider applying for this great opportunity!

SLA’s Leadership and Management Division’s Career Advancement Award is designed to inspire new professionals who are looking to develop their own leadership and management abilities, and will be presented to an individual in the first five years of her or his information career.

The winner will be provided with financial support and mentorship to attend SLA’s Annual Conference. The Award includes one full Conference registration, complimentary tickets to all LMD ticketed events, registration to a pre-Conference LMD sponsored workshop (if offered), and $1500 US for travel expenses.

Applicants should submit a proposal describing a concept for a project or initiative inspired by LMD’s professional development activity. The winning proposal will:

  • characterize the target audience, delivery mechanism, focus, and learning outcomes expected
  • demonstrate an interest in furthering LMD’s strategic goals

Submit your proposal by March 1, 2016 midnight EST to Deb Hunt at dhunt@milibrary.org

So don’t delay – this is your chance to participate in developing and implementing a new project, to increase LMD members’ professional skill sets, and to earn the opportunity to travel to the SLA Conference and meet information professionals from all parts of the globe. For all the details visit: http://lmd.sla.org/?page_id=5661

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SLA-San Diego Q1 Board Meeting Date Set for Feb 5th

The SLA-SD Executive and Advisory Board will hold our first board meeting of the year on Friday, February 5th at 2:00PM (Pacific).  The meeting will take place virtually via GoToMeeting.  All chapter members are welcome to participate. To attend please use the the information below:

San Diego Chapter Board Meeting. Fri, Feb 5, 2016 2:00PM – 4:00PM PST

The initial meeting of the year is a great one to attend to meet the new Chapter officers and committee chairs who will report on activities and plans for 2016. We’ll discuss goals for the coming year as a group, the proposed budget, and committee needs. The full proposed agenda can be found here: Agenda-Q1-SLA San Diego Board Meeting

Please contact me with any questions. I hope to “see” you there!

Britt Mueller
britt.mueller@gmail.com
SLA-SD 2016 Chapter President

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A New Year message from 2016 SLA-SD President

Hello and happy new year to all SLA San Diego members!

As the new SLA San Diego Chapter President, I wanted to reach out and introduce myself as well as remind members of some upcoming events. I know that this year will bring many opportunities to network and connect with your San Diego colleagues, and 2016 certainly promises to be an exciting as well as challenging year for SLA.

First, an introduction. Many of you may be surprised to see me in the role of President this year. I was appointed by the 2015 Chapter Board to fill the vacancy created by Eileen Schnur’s resignation. As such, I haven’t had the chance to work with many of you recently, but I look forward to working closely in 2016. The President role is one that I have filled before (2011), and although times have changed, I look forward to serving again. On a personal note, I am taking the role at the same time as pursuing a very new career path. After 14 years as Senior Director and head of the Qualcomm Library I am now pursuing several avenues, including my own information consulting business called InfoLiquidity. You can see more by taking a look at the incoming executive board bios on the SLA Chapter website.

So now, for some upcoming dates and events that you should all be aware of:

Leadership Bootcamp (Online, no cost)
January 26th and 27th
The Leadership Bootcamp is designed for SLA members involved or interested in association leadership, but all members are free to attend. It’s a great way to learn more about SLA and its future direction.
http://www.sla.org/attend/leadership-boot-camp/

Web Chat with SLA President Tom Rink (Online, no cost)
February 1st
This web chat will allow SLA members to ask questions of leaders about any topics of interest.
http://calendar.sla.org/index.php?eID=622

SLA San Diego Board Meeting
February
The first of four Board Meetings will be held in February 2016. Exact time and meeting details to be announced soon. During the meeting, Board members will report on and discuss chapter activities and plans, review finances, and address any new and old business. All are welcome to attend.

Of course this is just the start of what looks to be a very full year of programming and events. Keep checking back on the website frequently!

Best,

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Britt Mueller, SLA-San Diego President 2016

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Congratulations to our 2015 SLA-SD Scholarship Recipient!

We’re very pleased to announce that Sharesly Rodriguez is the recipient of the SLA-SD 2015 Scholarship!

Sharesly is pursuing her MLIS degree at the iSchool, San Jose State University.  She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BA in Legal Studies and Sociology.  She has experience working in a variety of library settings, including academic and law libraries, and public records archives.

In addition to a busy school and work schedule, Sharesly has agreed to serve as the SLA-SD Chapter Student Liaison for 2016.  Thanks, Sharesly, and welcome!

 

sharesly

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Introducing….SLA-San Diego 2016 Executive Board

Meet the incoming members of the SLA-San Diego 2016 Executive Board:

Chapter President: Britt Mueller (Principal, InfoLiquidity)

Britt Mueller is Principal of the consulting organization, InfoLiquidity, which seeks to optimize the flow and financial return on information for content creators, consumers, and organizations. Before she established InfoLiquidity, Britt was Sr. Director and lead for the Library & Information Services department for Qualcomm Inc., a global Fortune 500 company focused on advanced wireless technologies. Her group served an employee population of over 30,000, providing just-in-time, globally accessible information, research and analysis toward increased productivity and competitive advantage. Before Qualcomm, Britt headed the corporate library for a HR consulting firm, and served as a faculty librarian at the University of Oregon. She is a long-time member of the Special Libraries Association and served a prior term as President of the San Diego chapter in 2011. Britt has served on numerous advisory councils, is a former member of the ITIMG (Industrial Technical Information Managers Group), and has authored a number of papers and presentations on meeting information needs in research and corporate environments.

President-Elect: Greg Sorini (Manager, Library Services, Qualcomm)

Greg Sorini manages the enterprise content portfolio at Qualcomm where he began his library career in 1997. A graduate of San Jose State’s MLS program, Greg began as a library intern working on the implementation of the Qualcomm Library’s first ILS.  Since then he has managed the technical services team, been part of the Library’s research team, and been an integral part of relocating the Library three times. In his current role, Greg manages the Library’s content budget and ensures that Qualcomm’s information portfolio meets the needs of the company as it evolves.  He is a past SLA-SD Fall Seminar Director and is looking forward to re-engaging with local colleagues.

Treasurer: Jennifer Silverman (Assistant Librarian, West Coast University)

Jennifer Silverman is Assistant Librarian for the Orange County Campus of West Coast University in Anaheim, CA.  Jennifer began her work in libraries as a Library Student Assistant with San Diego State University in 2006. Her library experience includes: cataloging items and conducting outreach at the San Diego Zoo Library, providing reference and research services at the Rancho Bernardo Library for the City of San Diego, and volunteering at the Temple Adat Shalom Library.  Jennifer has been serving as SLA-SD’s Treasurer since 2014 and is looking forward to another two years as a member of the executive board.

Secretary: Teri Vogel (Science and Engineering Librarian, University of California, San Diego)

Teri has been the librarian for Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical and NanoEngineering  at UC San Diego for 10 years, and before that was the Chemistry and Biology Librarian at Georgia State University. She first got involved with SLA through the Chemistry Division, first as webmaster from 2002-2008, and then as Chair-Elect/Chair/Past-Chair from 2009-2011. More recently, Teri has been involved with the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Information as a member of the Education Committee and Bulletin assistant editor.

Director: Zemirah Lee (User Engagement Librarian, National University)

Zemirah Lee joined SLA-SD in 2011 as a student while completing her MLIS from San Jose State University. She served on the Advisory Committee in 2013 as the new Student Liaison after winning the SLA-San Diego Student Scholarship just prior to graduating with her degree in 2014. She immediately secured a position at UC Irvine as an Education & Outreach Librarian before coming back home to San Diego to work at the National University Library as the Health and Human Services Librarian. In addition to her active local involvement with SLA-SD, Zem is also on the Executive Board of the Southern California Instruction Librarians and has been a continuous member of ALA, CARL, ACRL and SLA since 2011.

Director: Beth Autin (Librarian, San Diego Public Library and San Diego Zoo Global)

Beth first joined SLA in 1998 and served as SLA-SD Membership Chair from 2006-2008. She is very excited to be back on the SLA-SD Board, serving as one of our two Directors, and welcomes your Fall Seminar ideas! Beth has over 15 years of experience helping organizations efficiently access and manage information. Her variety of career experiences includes working as a librarian in biotech companies, law firms, public libraries and as an independent information consultant to the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries. She joined the library team at San Diego Zoo Global in 2015 and is currently Associate Director – Library Services.

On behalf of the 2015 Nominating Committee, thanks to our nominees for agreeing to serve, and we look forward to an exciting year!

- Jill Blaemers, SLA-San Diego Past President 2015

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