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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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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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To All of Our 2012 New Members – Welcome!

With 2013 well underway, we’d like to take a moment to officially welcome all of the new members who joined our chapter in 2012.  A big welcome to all of you!  We’re very happy to have you in SLA-SD!

  • Eileen Schnur
  • Christopher Mundy
  • Lisa Foster
  • Alison Hennessey
  • Laura Laslo
  • Hoan-vu Do
  • Tiffany ONeil
  • Kira Cooper
  • Jennifer Silverman
  • Shannon Lane
  • Isabelle Garcia
  • Svetlana Pucillo
  • Patricia Short
  • Billy Duckworth

–Kate Vigderson and Ali Hennessey, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Come join us – SLA-SD Social August 15th at Yogurtland in Mission Valley!

Hi San Diego librarians and information professionals,

Come beat the heat and network with your fellow librarians at our next social on Wednesday, August 15th at Yogurtland in Mission Valley (7610 Hazard Center Drive #505) at 5:30 p.m., or whenever you can make it.

SLA members and non-members are welcome to attend.  This is a perfect opportunity for library school students and new chapter members to meet other librarians in the San Diego area.

Please let us know if you plan to come so we have an idea of how many people to expect. We hope to see you there!

Kate Vigderson and Amy Bethancourt, SLA-SD Membership Committee, and Lauren Rasmussen, Hospitality Chair

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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2012 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar. The event will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA. This year’s theme is:

Spotlight on the User: Enhancing Value through User-Centric Design and Innovation

Are you excited about sharing your knowledge, methods, and insights for optimizing user experience and satisfaction with the services you provide? Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and cover concepts, techniques, and real-world applications. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • user expectations in today’s changing world
  • assessment techniques to identify user preferences and behaviors
  • user-centric design of spaces, programs, services
  • information architecture and website design to optimize user experience
  • innovative and value-added services
  • mobile and other technologies: taking library content and services to the user
  • the embedded librarian model: taking librarians to the user
  • social media: promoting user participation, contributions, and feedback
  • user-centric techniques for reference interviews, instruction, and training
  • targeting communications to different demographics and user groups
  • becoming a customer advocate and library champion

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Past fall seminar information is available at http://sandiego.sla.org/?s=fall+seminar. Membership in SLA is not required. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity!

Please submit your proposal to sandiego.director@gmail.com by August 17, 2012. It should include:

  • Speaker information: name, affiliation, and contact information for all speakers
  • Presentation description: a title and brief summary (500 words or less)
  • Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.

The seminar committee will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal acceptance status by August 24. Please mark the event date, October 5, on your calendar. Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

Cordially,

Kathy Elliott and Jean Miller

Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

sandiego.director@gmail.com

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