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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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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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June 24th Social Hour and Book Drive Kick-off

Remember to save the date:

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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