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June 24th Social Hour and Book Drive Kick-off

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Happy Hour/ Book Drive kick-off

June 24th

4 – 6 pm

Rock Bottom logo

8980 Villa La Jolla Dr.

La Jolla,CA 92037

Words Alive child's artwork

SLA-SD is hosting a summer book drive in partnership with Words Alive, a nonprofit reading and literacy advocacy organization based in San Diego. We’re collecting new and gently-used books for children and youth to benefit the community literacy programs of Words Alive.

Bring your favorite children’s book to our June 24th social hour!

We’ll kick off our book drive at our June 24th social hour, so bring your favorite children’s book to share or donate. Our drive will culminate in a donation collection/social at summer’s end (date/location TBD).

Please consider hosting a collection drop box at your workplace.

For more information, contact student liaison/book drive coordinator Marie Myers at marie.myers@sjsu.edu. To learn more about the mission of Words Alive, please visit the website www.wordsalive.org.

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SLA Strategic Recommendations: SLA-SD Discussion Session, Monday, June 8 @ Ashford University, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Dear SLA-SD Members,

 

As you know, SLA President Jill Strand recently announced that the SLA Change Consultants, Cindy Shamel and Ulla de Stricker, who were engaged by SLA to provide strategic recommendations in areas such as marketplace positioning and viability, membership revenue and growth, and conference modeling forwarded their report to the board – See more at: http://www.sla.org/governance/board-of-directors/key-initiatives/sla-recommendations-report/#sthash.WKU2UFdA.dpufwere tasked with providing strategic recommendations to the organization in areas such as marketplace positioning and viability, membership revenue and growth, and conference modeling, forwarded their report to the SLA Board. The report is currently available to all SLA members through the following link: http://www.sla.org/governance/board-of-directors/key-initiatives/sla-recommendations-report/ (SLA login required to access report). If accepted and enacted, many of these recommendations will translate into significant changes in the organization. It is an exciting time to be an active member, and all are encouraged to engage in this discussion of our future!

 

SLA has provided several opportunities for member feedback, including:

 

  1. By e-mailing your comments to the secretary of the board, Tara Murray, who will organize the comments by recommendation and forward them to the board on a weekly basis;
  2. By submitting questions for consideration at a virtual Town Hall for SLA members on May 27 – recording now available through Key Board Initiatives page: https://www.sla.org/governance/board-of-directors/key-initiatives/, “Change Consultant” section (SLA member login required)
  3. By sharing your thoughts in person during the comment periods at the board meeting in Boston on Saturday, June 13, prior to the start of the SLA 2015 Annual Conference;
  4. By speaking directly with board members throughout the conference; and
  5. By asking questions during the annual business meeting, to be held at SLA 2015 on Tuesday, June 16, at 5:00 p.m. (This will mark the cut-off for the board to receive comments.)
In an effort to engage our chapter members – and ourselves – in this discussion, SLA-SD will be holding a discussion session on the evening of Monday, June 8, 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Ashford University. During this time, members are encouraged to discuss the recommendations’ strengths and weaknesses; address strong points, concerns, confusion, and additional ideas; and ask questions among each other to clarify how these recommendations may affect us as individuals and as a chapter.

 

Example questions:

 

  • How will the recommended changes to business partnerships / vendor sponsorship rules (centralizing requests for funding; sharing revenue 50/50 with HQ) affect our ability to fund SLA-SD Chapter programs (particularly Fall Seminar)? (section 3.1)
  • Regarding recommended changes to SLA’s educational products and services — such as positioning SLA as a lifelong career school for members — is there a strategy to encourage broader recognition of the value in SLA certifications and coursework by employers and other related industries? (section 4)
  • How do the recommended changes to leadership training (eliminating the January in-person Leadership Summit and replacing this with web-based training) affect our future leaders? Will web training be sufficient, or even better? (section 5.1.a)
  • Should content management of the SLA Annual Conference be entrusted to a single professional (or two), shifting content selection away from SLA units? Would this planning position be outsourced, or should this individual be a member or otherwise affiliated with SLA? (section 5.1.c)
  • What are your thoughts on the recommended consolidation and standardization of SLA Divisions? How would these affect members — positively and negatively? (section 6.1.a)
  • What implications do the recommended changes to Chapter organization have for our San Diego Chapter? (section 6.1.b)
  • Are the recommendations for securing immediate operating funds for  SLA Headquarters appropriate? Should SLA HQ plan to access unit funds to avoid deficit? (section 7.1)
Discussion attendees are encouraged to come prepared by reading the full recommendations and noting any particular areas that merit discussion. We will have several copies of the recommendations on hand just in case they’re needed. If anyone is unable to attend but has discussion points to offer, please send them along to me, and I will pose them to our group.

 

Event Summary
What: SLA Strategic Recommendations Discussion Session
When: Monday, June 8, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Where: Ashford University
           8620 Spectrum Center Blvd
           San Diego, CA 92123
           Map: https://goo.gl/RLZpjS
           **Note: Elizabeth Grossman, Ashford’s Senior Director of Library Services, will greet attendees in the Ashford lobby beginning at 4:15 pm. We will be meeting in a 10th floor conference room. Light refreshments of cookies, coffee, and water will be served!
Questions: contact ajankowski@sandiegozoo.org, 630.251.3735

 

Please RSVP to Amy at: ajankowski@sandiegozoo.org

 

Thank you – and I hope to see you next week!

 

Amy Jankowski
2015 President
SLA San Diego Chapter

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 4:30-6:30pm: Membership Happy Hour

Join Ali Hennessey, Membership Committee co-chair, for networking and SLA membership information during happy hour at Urbn Coal Fired Pizza and Bar in North Park. Urbn has a happy hour from 4-6 featuring discounted beers and cocktails. Pizza appetizers will be provided.

Take this opportunity to catch up with fellow SLA members or to learn more about SLA membership and networking benefits – like this one!

The details:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

4:30 – 6:30pm

Urbn Coal Fired Pizza and Bar in North Park

3085 University Avenue San Diego California 92104

http://www.urbnnorthpark.com/

Contact: Ali Hennessey at: alilhennessey@gmail.com

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*Reminder* – Join us this Thursday, May 23rd, for a happy hour!

Hi San Diego information professionals,

Don’t forget that our happy/social/networking hour is coming up this Thursday, May 23, 2013, immediately following the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion!  We’ll meet at 6(ish) at the Claim Jumper (http://www.claimjumper.com/locations.aspx) in Grossmont Center in La Mesa, conveniently located near the Herrick Community Health Care Library.  Directions here:  http://goo.gl/maps/ZeyO8  If you can’t make it to the panel discussion, just come by and join us after work!  Please RSVP to katevigderson@sbcglobal.net so we can get an idea of group size.

And remember to 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 (c_king2@yahoo.com).  Thanks for helping with this very worthy cause!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Kate Vigderson and Ali Hennessey, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Join us May 23rd for a Happy Hour after the Panel Discussion!

Hi San Diego information professionals,

Come and join us for a happy/social/networking hour on Thursday, May 23, 2013, immediately following the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion!  We’ll meet at 6(ish) at the Claim Jumper (http://www.claimjumper.com/locations.aspx) in Grossmont Center in La Mesa, conveniently located near the Herrick Community Health Care Library.  Directions here:  http://goo.gl/maps/ZeyO8  If you can’t make it to the panel discussion, just come by and join us after work!  Please RSVP to katevigderson@sbcglobal.net so we can get an idea of group size.

Since this is our last event before the big conference in June, let’s take this opportunity to compare notes on conference plans and find out what interesting sessions others are planning to attend!

And 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 (c_king2@yahoo.com).  Thanks for helping with this very worthy cause!

Kate Vigderson and Ali Hennessey, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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2013 SLA-SD Words Alive Book Drive

2013 SLA-SD Words Alive Book Drive

The 2013 SLA-SD Words Alive book drive is about to begin! The mission of Words Alive is to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading.

Learn more about this special organization here: http://www.wordsalive.org.

Support childhood literacy by becoming a donation site!

If your library is interested in hosting a collection bin, please email SLA-SD Student Liaison Charlotte King-Mills at c_king2@yahoo.com

If you are unable to host a bin, but are interested in donating a new or gently used book in English or Spanish for ages 0 -18 (especially 0-5), please contact Charlotte to arrange a pick-up. You can also drop off your book at the May SLA-SD event or happy hour.

Thank you for supporting childhood literacy and sharing the gift of reading!

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Meet-up *this Thursday* at the Prado after the Nat Hist Museum tour!

Some of those who are attending the Natural History Museum tour this Thursday, March 21, will be meeting up afterward at the Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park.  So if you’re attending the tour and you’d like to stay, or if you’d just like to stop by after work, feel free to come on by for a drink and some networking!  The tour is expected to end around 5 pm.

*Please note that this is an informal meet-up, so no tables will be reserved for this one.  The bar does tend to fill up with theatergoers, so get there as early as you can if you want a seat.*

Thanks!
Ali Hennessey and Kate Vigderson, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Welcome To Our New Member!

Welcome to our most recent new member, Heather Heen.  We are very glad to have you as part of our chapter and we look forward to meeting you at an event soon!

SLA-SD Membership Committee

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By subscribing to our chapter listserve, you’ll receive information about upcoming events and other important announcements.

If you’re not currently receiving these messages and you would like to subscribe please go to https://www.sla.org/get-involved/wikisdiscussion-lists/tips-for-using-discussion-lists/ for instructions.  Please note our list address is SLA-SD@lists.sla.org.

 

 

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Congratulations to SLA-SD’s 2012 Scholarship Recipient!!

A big congratulations and welcome to Charlotte King, SLA-SD’s 2012 scholarship recipient! Charlotte is an Education Director for a health services not-for-profit in San Diego where she is developing their initiative to bring free health education courses to underserved communities. She also manages their health education lending library. photo(1)

Before relocating to California, Charlotte was a Program Officer with the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC.) While with the IHC, she organized a wide range of humanities and arts-based public programming and coordinated the initiative to bring their Meaning of Service discussion series to national audiences. Prior to joining the IHC, she worked as the Educational Outreach Director for Cinema/Chicago, where she expanded their Teachers Institute for Media Studies to include a monthly series of professional development workshops for Chicago Public School teachers.

 
She holds a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies with a concentration on women, culture, and the arts from DePaul University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State University.

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