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New Year’s message from SLA-SD President

Happy New Year SLA-SD chapter members!

My name is Isabelle Garcia and this year I have the privilege of leading our chapter as President.  My goal for this year is to grow the membership by discovering and delivering cutting edge programming that returns value to our members.  My vision for the future of our chapter is a vibrant, highly engaged membership that values the power of networking and learning that this professional organization can provide.

I invite everyone to contribute to this vision by sharing your ideas, expertise, and time to this very important organization.  We cannot succeed without your participation and encouragement.

For those of you that were unable to attend our annual business meeting in December, below are this year’s executive and advisory board members.  A big thank you to all our board members for agreeing to serve in leadership positions.  I am looking forward to hearing your ideas and working together!

Executive Board:

  • President: Isabelle Garcia
  • President-Elect: Jamie Lin
  • Past President: Greg Sorini
  • Treasurer: Dianna Parsons
  • Secretary: Michele Villagran
  • Directors: None, position open

Advisory Board:

  • Archivist: Susan Alden
  • Hospitality: Kristi Ehrig-Burgess
  • Employment: Chris Rogers
  • Membership: Andrew Blatchford
  • Vendor Relations: Elizabeth Grossman
  • Communications: Beth Autin
  • Student Liaison: Barbara Chappell-Brown

In closing, I hope that life’s noises are kept to a low roar this year and that each of us finds the time and energy to help shape the future of our chapter.

Feel free to contact me directly with questions/concerns/thoughts.

Sincerely,

Isabelle

igarcia@qualcomm.com

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Fall Seminar; Register Now; Library Budgets Today: Making Lemonade from Lemons

Hi all,

We are quickly approaching SLA San Diego’s Fall Seminar.  It will take place Friday September 29th at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  The topic for this year’s event is Library Budgets Today: Making Lemonade from Lemons.  I encourage you to sign up for this professional development seminar.  It will feature presentations from corporate, academic and law libraries.  Further details are below.  Additional information and registration is available at http://sandiego.sla.org/2017/07/2017-fall-seminar-presentations-and-registration/.

Register by September 18, 2017: Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks!  Please email SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegetarian and gluten-free.

This year’s seminar will focus on innovation, progress, initiative, and adaptability when times call for increased creativity.   Learn from librarians who have improved their services, spaces, outreach and marketing, processes, and/or user experiences with innovative techniques, ideas or programs.  And there will be ample networking opportunities to share how your library creates opportunities when surprises and challenges arise.

I hope to see you there.

Greg Sorini

President, SLA San Diego

sorini@att.net

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Hello 2017 from SLA-SD President Greg Sorini

Hello 2017 from SLA-SD President Greg Sorini

Happy New Year to you all and I hope your holidays were pleasant.

I wanted to take a moment to say hello as I take on my new role as President of SLA-San Diego.  I’ve met some of you last year as President-Elect and look forward to working with more of you this year.  As you know SLA has undergone some big changes this last year, putting a new management company in place, the appointment of RBC as new wealth managers, the sale of the headquarters building, SLA Connect as the new communication platform and an increasing national membership.   All positive changes resulting in a new energy around SLA.

Locally, we have some new Board members.  Welcome to Isabelle Garcia (President-Elect), Susan Alden (Archivist), Andrew Blatchford (Membership Chair) and Ana Bellini (Student Liaison).  And thank you to all of those Board members who are staying on for another term.  I’m hoping that 2017 will prove to be a banner year for our local chapter, that we can grow our membership and continue to offer opportunities to network and learn.

Our first Board Meeting will be in February, exact date and time to follow.  This is an open meeting during which Board members will report on chapter activities and discuss new and old business.  All are welcome to attend.

There are a couple of projects that I’d like to focus on this year:

  • Developing a more active social networking presence, especially with library school students
  • Examining and updating SLA-SD’s archives and archival process

I’d also love to hear about anything that you would like to see happen with our chapter.  Feel free to reach out to me with ideas and suggestions.

SLA Headquarters has some upcoming virtual trainings that you should take advantage of.  Be sure to take a look at these and more on SLA Connect.  NOTE: Times listed are EST.

January 18, 2017, 1 – 3:30pm EST: Virtual Leadership Summit

February 8, 2017, 12 – 1pm EST: Unit Toolkits & Communications

Regards,

Greg Sorini

SLA-San Diego President 2017

gsorini@qualcomm.com

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Congratulations to our 2016 SLA-SD Scholarship Recipient – Ana Bellini!

We are please to announce that Ana Bellini is the recipient of the SLA-SD 2016 scholarship.

Ana is in her final semester of the MLIS program at the iSchool, San Jose State University.  She has a BA in Film and Visual Culture from the University of California, Riverside. After many years of working in fundraising and marketing for nonprofits in San Diego, she switched careers to focus on her schooling and family. She has experience working in a public library and is currently working as the Medical Library Technician at Scripps Mercy’s Health Science Library.

Ana has also agreed to serve as 2017’s SLA-SD Chapter Student Liaison and looks forward to being involved with the Chapter’s work.

Thank you for being involved Ana and we welcome you to SLA-SD.

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Fantastic Opportunity for Information Studies Students! SLA San Diego Chapter 2016 Student Scholarship

Apply Now!

San Diego Chapter 2016 Scholarship

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 student scholarship. The scholarship includes $1000 plus a one-year student membership in SLA as a San Diego Chapter member

To quality, applicants must:

  • be a resident of San Diego County
  • be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program
  • have an interest in pursuing a career in special libraries.

To be considered, please submit:

  • Personal statement of 500-1000 words discussing your interest in special libraries and your future career goals
  • Current resume including any MLS/MLIS/MIS coursework you’ve completed to date and your anticipated graduation date.

Upon selection, the scholarship recipient will also be required to submit proof of enrollment in

an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program (unofficial transcript) and proof of residency in San Diego County (copy of driver’s license or voter registration card). When registering for the one- year SLA student membership, the recipient MUST become an affiliated member of the San Diego Chapter of SLA.

To submit an application, please email your personal statement and resume (.doc(x) or PDF) attachments to shareslyr@gmail.com by November 18, 2016. Please use the subject line “SLA- SD Scholarship Application.”

The winner will be notified by late November. The scholarship will be officially awarded at the chapter’s Holiday Dinner in December.

2016-10-18 http://sandiego.sla.org

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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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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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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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