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Upcoming Webinar Program for SLA San Diego Chapter!!

The SLA-SD Chapter’s program coordinator is bringing the next program out to our local San Diego area Information Professionals! Our next event is available exclusively for our past, present or future SLA SD Chapter Members…wherever you are this summer.

SLA Webinar with author, Bruce Rosenstein
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:00 am | Pacific Daylight Time | 1 hr

This book talk will be led by Bruce Rosenstein, hosted by Safari Books Online and organized by SLA-SD. Sign up for this free event HERE:

 

Creating the Future for Information Professionals the Peter Drucker Way

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Books by Peter Drucker (1909-2005), the “father of modern management,” have been a beacon for people in special libraries and organizations of all types for more than 70 years.
Join Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, who interviewed Drucker extensively and is the author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life; for an exploration of how you can apply Drucker’s insights to create the future for you, your organization and the profession.

Bruce’s presentation will be particularly relevant for developing strategies regarding the recent discussions on ‘the future of SLA’ and the disruption that special librarians have experienced:

Creating a future-focused mindset (Build a better tomorrow by taking steps today)
Determining the future that has already happened (Look for clues in the past to forecast the future)
Becoming your own successor (Keep yourself in demand and in control of your destiny)
Shaping the future of your organization (Go beyond the planning stage and create real change)Building your future beyond your current workplace (Identify key challenges & opportunities in all areas of life)
The future is too important to be left to chance; participate in this important event as you create your own future!

Bruce Rosenstein

Bruce Rosenstein is Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, and author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009). He is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science, and was a reference librarian at USA TODAY for 21 years.

Check this Out! Attendees will also benefit from an introduction and overview of Safari Books Online (home to Rosenstein’s books in full-text) along with 44,000 other IT, business and professional development titles along with a free no-obligation 30-day trial.

Help with registration? Contact our SLA-SD Hospitality Chair, Kristi Ehrig-Burgess kehrigburgess@mingei.org

Questions about this program? Contact 2015 SLA-SD President Elect, Eileen Schnur eyeleensbox@yahoo.com

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Chapter Social Hour – this Wednesday Night

The San Diego Chapter kicks off the summer with a social hour this Wednesday!

 

Happy Hour

June 24th

4 – 6 pm

Rock Bottom logo

8980 Villa La Jolla Dr.

La Jolla,CA 92037

Bring your favorite children’s book to share!

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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.

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.

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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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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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6th Annual SLA SD Book Drive

We’re collecting new and gently-used books for children and youth

to benefit the community literacy programs of Words Alive.

Words Alive logo

SLA-SD is hosting a summer book drive in partnership with Words Alive,

a nonprofit reading and literacy advocacy organization based in San Diego.

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).

Happy Hour/ Book Drive kick-off

June 24th

4 – 6 pm

Rock Bottom logo

8980 Villa La Jolla Dr.

La Jolla,CA 92037

Please consider hosting a collection drop box at your workplace. The SLA San Diego Chapter has been a valued partner of Words Alive for a long time, and we’re hoping to make this another successful year for the program!

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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UCSD Librarian Shadow Day

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NOAA SW Fisheries Program Review

SLA-San Diego Chapter tour group

SLA-San Diego Chapter tour group

We reeled them in! Our “tour boat” returned from a two hour adventure at the NOAA Science Center stocked with information we will keep for a lifetime.

SLA-San Diego Chapter members got a VIP, behind-the scenes tour of NOAA SW Fisheries.  The group tour was led by an award-winning scientist and renowned captain – Dr. Roger Hewitt.  Dr. Roger Hewitt has led dozens of expeditions and field surveys throughout the world over a career spanning more than 40 years.  We were lucky enough to learn from his experience as he took us through the back halls, labs, and libraries that tell the story of what makes NOAA SW Fisheries Center a world class research facility.

It’s new! The original laboratory had been in a precarious position on the edge of a 200-foot cliff and needed to be moved. The new laboratory contains 38 research laboratories, including an experimental aquarium, a large animal necropsy lab, a specimen processing lab, a photogrammetry lab, an ichthyoplankton lab, genetic labs, physiology labs, oceanographic labs, specimen archives, electronic workshops and a unique large test tank facility for testing new sampling technologies, plus a library, conference rooms and office space for 275 scientists and support staff.  Our group got to see the inner workings!

Our in-depth tour also provided us with a better understanding about the scientist’s responsibilities.  These include, to name a few: maintaining healthy fish stocks for commercial fishing, conserving and recovering populations of protected species and restoring marine habitat.

Ah yes, and then, the library… Someone has to organize all this research and keep a well-stocked collection of resources to make the scientist’s job easier!  Special thanks for Ms. Debra Losey for opening her beautifully maintained library up for our viewing.   We learned how much planning went into this new functional space that now serves as the information hub of the center.

And those views!  I’ll save that for another blog entry.

The fun didn’t end there – tour members carried on the theme of the day by ordering up some excellent seafood at El Pescador Fish Market.  I thought it turned out to be the perfect way to give credit to our ocean conservationists!

Good times. Eileen Schnur, Your SLA-SD President Elect 2015

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NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center Library Tour!

Come with us on a tour of NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center Library in La Jolla!

This is one library tour you won’t want to miss! “Location, Location, Location and library resources”, as they say. Expect to see breathtaking views of the La Jolla Cove, dynamic architecture (building completed in 2013), all wrapped around a way cool library collection!

The SWFSC is the research arm of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service in the Southwest Region. Center scientists conduct marine biological, economic and oceanographic research, observations and monitoring of living marine resources and their environment. Center scientists also conduct research on the impacts of environmental variability and climate change on marine ecosystems and on fishery and conservation socio-economics. The ultimate goal of these scientific efforts is to ensure that the region’s marine and anadromous fish, marine mammal, marine turtle, seabird, and invertebrate populations remain at sustainable and healthy levels, as functioning parts of their ecosystem and to enhance the quality of life for the public. The SWFSC maintains libraries at their facilities in La Jolla and Santa Cruz. Although the primary mission is to serve the research needs of SWFSC staff, the La Jolla and Santa Cruz libraries also provide services to the NMFS Southwest Region, other libraries, fishing industry, and the public by appointment.

Our Kind Host

Notable Career: Library Director, Debra Losey has been the librarian for SWFSC for most of her career. She holds an MLS from University of Michigan’s School of Library Science. Libraries were her favorite habitat since grade school. She worked for her local public library, worked for a cooperative library system while in college, worked for a Federal Library (NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Library), then spent some time at NOAA’s Boulder Laboratories Library in Colorado before coming to SWFSC.

Notable Hobbies: Debra also enjoys helping the local dog rescue group SecondChanceDogRescue.Org as a volunteer, foster, and as their Materials Coordinator of donated reusable items. For fun, Debra likes to upcycle old technology, discards and remnants–like broken aerial reconnaissance cameras, old movie projectors, computers, jeans, fabric, beads into unique jewelry or wearable items.

When: Monday, March 30th at 4:00-5:30

Where: 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive 92037

Please note that space limited for the tour at a 15 person maximum. We will maintain a wait list after we reach capacity. Sign up today to join us. Send your request for participation by Friday March 20th to Lauren Rasmussen at: lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com. As this is a government facility we are visiting, in order for a smooth visit on March 30th, please bring a U.S. government issued ID (Driver’s License, Passport) that matches the name on your registration. (Update: As of this morning (3/13), we have reached tour capacity and RSVP’s will be added to the waitlist.)

Fun Read-Ahead Material: An Overview of the replacement project that resulted in the new Lab/Library. https://swfsc.noaa.gov/newlab/

No-host dinner to follow! Let’s go from ocean to market. We would like to appreciate the ocean environment to the next level by going down to El Pescador in LaJolla for a delectable fish sandwich directly after the tour. El Pescador is located at 634 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037 (www.elpescadorfishmarket.com). No reservations, just drop ins at 5:30 when the tour wraps up.

-Eileen Schnur, Your 2015 SLA-SD President Elect

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Join us! SLA-SD & SANDALL Happy Hour

Ready to get together?

SLA-SD & SANDALL Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 4,  5-7pm

Playa Grill & Margarita Bar

2401 Fenton Parkway

San Diego, CA 92108

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Eat, drink and mingle with friends and colleagues!

Great networking opportunities!

Happy hour specials include 50% off drinks and appetizers!

 

Questions?
Contact Eileen Schnur (SLA) eyeleensbox@yahoo.com or Michele Knapp (SANDALL) mknapp@sandiego.edu

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Photos from Fall Seminar 2014

Photos from Fall Seminar 2014

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