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Networking Happy Hour at Toast Enoteca, March 20

Greetings SLA-SD Members and Friends!

Come and join us for a no-host networking happy hour this Thursday, March 20, 2014, immediately following the SDPL Central Library tour! Around 5:15pm, we’ll head over to Toast Enoteca & Cucina (www.toastenoteca.com/‎), just two blocks west of the Library and one block north of Petco Park, for networking, socializing, and sustenance. Directions from the Central Library to the happy hour location are available here: http://goo.gl/f8Ydrq

Toast Enoteca & Cucina
927 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 269-4207

We are happy to report that we received a great response from our members and associates for the SDPL Central Library tour but didn’t have to turn anyone away. If you can’t make it to the tour, swing by and join us at the happy hour after work anyhow for a laid back chance to chat with fellow information professionals about projects, new opportunities, library trends, job hunting, and beyond!

RSVP to Amy at ajankowski@sandiegozoo.org to help in estimating the group size.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tour the new SDPL Central Library with SLA-SD on March 20!

Join SLA-SD to tour the San Diego Public Library’s new Central Library facility! On Thursday, March 20, we’ll be getting together for a guided group tour of the new downtown library to see the innovative spaces and resources now open to the public. After the tour, all are welcome to attend a no-host happy hour two blocks over at TOAST Enoteca & Cucina!

We will meet in the Central Library’s first floor lobby at 3:45 pm, and the tour will begin at 4:00 pm, lasting approximately one hour. The tour involves both stairs and escalators, but an accessible tour can be arranged if we are notified in advance of any mobility limitations.

Advance registration for the tour is required, as group size is limited. SLA-SD members receive priority registration. Nonmembers are welcome as well, but will be assigned to a wait-list until March 10 to allow chapter members adequate time to register. Please contact Lauren Rasmussen at lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com with your reservation and indication of whether you are or are not an SLA-SD member. The register deadline is Wednesday, March 12 – act fast to reserve your spot!

More Happy Hour details coming soon!

Can’t wait to start exploring the Central Library? Take a virtual tour online here: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/centraltours.shtml

Find Central Library parking information here: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/centralparking.shtml

 

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SLA-SD annual holiday dinner and business meeting Dec 4: Registration open!

Please plan on joining SLA-San Diego for our annual business meeting and holiday dinner on Wednesday, December 4th, at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla.

Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla

Date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 6 pm – 8 pm

Menu:

Appetizers:  Hummos, spanaki lemonato, and pita bread

Choice of entrée: Chicken Kebab, Gyros Plate, or Imam Bayaldi

Dessert: Baklava and Galacto-Boureko

For menu descriptions and directions, please visit http://www.apolloniabistro.com/

Both open parking and garage parking are available.

Cost $25 (including tax and tip)

Registration:




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SAVE THE DATE: SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting and Holiday Dinner December 4

 

Please plan on joining SLA-San Diego for our annual business meeting and holiday dinner on Wednesday, December 4th, at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla. We’ll be sending out menu options and cost, along with registration details, next week.

Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla

Date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 6 pm – 8 pm

Directions: http://www.apolloniabistro.com/location.html

Both open parking and garage parking are available.

Jill Blaemers
 SLA-San Diego President-Elect 2013
 jblaemers@cox.net 

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SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar: Registration Now Open!

SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar:

Connecting the Dots of Creative Innovations…

When: Friday, October 4, 2012, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Where: Starboard Room, Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109 [map]

Overview

Are you eager to learn about creative projects and innovations pursued by colleagues in diverse facets of librarianship and information services? Do you find yourself looking for new ideas to spark your own workplace initiatives? If so, please join the Special Libraries Association San Diego chapter at our annual fall seminar. The seminar will include an invigorating day of presentations by speakers from a variety of information settings, who will share insights, real-life examples, and practical tips on how their innovations are making an impact in their organizations.

Attendees will also have opportunities to explore a vendor showcase, hear short vendor presentations, and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, box lunch, and snacks catered by Panera Bread.

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30    Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45    Welcome

Talitha Matlin, SLA-SD President

8:45 – 9:30    KEYNOTE — Our Next Chapter: San Diego Public’s New Central Library

Bruce Johnson, MLS, San Diego Public Library Deputy Director of the Branch Libraries Division

Bruce Johnson will start off the day on a high note by introducing one of the latest big innovations in the San Diego library community: the San Diego Public Library Central Library Expansion Project. Attendees will hear an inside perspective on the planning, reorganizing, and re-envisioning of the new downtown Central Library.

The next chapter in San Diego Public Library’s story is about leveraging, establishing partnership and working differently to provide superlative service.  From the challenge of raising $65 million in private funds to securing and retaining a $20 million construction grant administered by the State Library and working with the San Diego Unified School District with the establishment of a new charter high school in the Library the New Central Library features a variety of technological innovations from automated materials handling to the Gigabyte Passive Optical Network (GPON).

9:30 – 10:00    Beyond the Needs Assessment: How a Knowledge Audit Informs Strategic Planning

Cindy Shamel, MLS, President, Shamel Information Services

A knowledge audit provides the kind of information an organization requires in order to address organizational goals.  It includes an implementation plan and feeds into an overall strategy for knowledge management.  This presentation provides background on the knowledge audit process and actual project outcomes, using real life examples.

10:00 – 10:30    Search Log Analysis: Surfacing Information Seeking Trends & Narratives

Tim Gallati, MLIS, Senior Librarian, Qualcomm, Inc.

This presentation will discuss a unique and ambitious initiative currently underway at the Qualcomm Library to analyze and report on the information seeking trends within the company.  The presentation will detail particulars of the initiative (as inspired by the Google Zeitgeist) and it will discuss why the library is the ideal place to house this initiative.  Attention will be put to reviewing specific strategies, tools, and methods including text mining, taxonomies, keyword analysis and beyond.

10:30 – 11:00    Break, Vendor Showcase

11:00 – 11:45    Visually Connecting the Dots: Video Information Delivery at Qualcomm

Scott Brown, MA, MLIS, Manager of Library Services, Qualcomm, Inc.
Shannon Malcolm, JD, MLIS, Senior Librarian, Qualcomm, Inc.

Librarians from Qualcomm, Inc. will demonstrate InfoHacks—Qualcomm’s innovative, on-demand videos teaching effective research skills to support learning unconstrained by location and time—and ResearchViews, which use video to enhance deliverables by providing a complete package of analysis, presentations, and video so users are able to focus quickly on the most relevant information.

11:45 – 12:45    Lunch, Vendor Showcase

12:45 – 1:30    Vendor Presentations, Chapter Update

1:30 – 2:15    The CSUB Faculty Excellence Showcase: Collaborative Information Sharing

Johanna Alexander, MBA, MLIS, Librarian, California State University Bakersfield

Attendees will learn about the CSUB Faculty Excellence Showcase, a collaborative information initiative developed at California State University, Bakersfield. The project was implemented to highlight the scholarship and achievements of CSUB faculty but is relevant and adaptable to many organizations. The presentation will cover Showcase features as well as design and implementation issues.

2:15 – 2:30    Break, Snacks, Vendor Showcase

2:30 – 3:15    Knowledge Creation and the Expanding Role of the 21st Century Library

Kathlin Ray, MLIS, Dean of Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of Nevada, Reno

Learn how one library is rediscovering its relevance to its academic communities by removing over half of its print collections, radically redesigning user space and providing 3D printing services to the entire campus. Using the DeLaMare Engineering and Science Library at the University of Nevada, Reno as a case study, this presentation will discuss how UNR Libraries applied theoretical models of learning and innovation to a real world problem and transformed DeLaMare Library from a dusty little-used backwater into a lively incubator for collaboration, innovation and knowledge creation.

3:15 – 4:00    Cultural Intelligence: Are You Culturally Competent?

Michele A. Lucero, MLS, MBA, Director of Client Development, LAC Group

This program will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence (CQ), its four capabilities and how it may be applied within your organization. It is only recently that cultural intelligence has surfaced as an element that can increase job performance, personal well-being, cross-cultural adjustment and profitability. It is essential that information professionals recognize their CQ level and how they can use it within their role as an information professional.

4:00 – 4:15    Closing, Evaluations

Helene Idels & Amy Jankowski, SLA-SD Directors

Cost

Registration includes presentations, a vendor showcase, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Act fast — the early bird rate ends Friday, September 27!

  • SLA members: $70
  • Non-members: $85
  • Students/unemployed/retirees: $35

Registration

Registration has now closed.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Lauren Rasmussen at lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com

Contacts:

Registration: Lauren Rasmussen, lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com

Seminar information: Helene Idels & Amy Jankowski, SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

Thanks to our generous exhibitors:

Thanks to the contributions of our exhibitors, who help make the Fall Seminar possible! Each exhibitor will have a table at the seminar, and attendees will have several chances to visit with these vendors throughout the day.

  • Click Scan Share
  • EBSCO
  • EOS International
  • IEEE
  • ProQuest
  • Soutron Global

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SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar: Call for Speakers Deadline Extended (August 5)

**The deadline to submit application has been extended! Submit your application by Monday, August 5, 2013 to be considered as a presenter at this year’s SLA-SD Fall Seminar!**
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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

 The 2013 theme is:

Connecting the Dots of Creative Innovations…..

As an information professional, you are an integral member of your organization, and we want to know how your creative innovations are making an impact. We are looking for presentations that exemplify how you utilize your expertise and skills to ensure organizational success, and in particular how you leverage specific tools, competencies, methods, and characteristics to deliver results that go above and beyond. Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics as specifically focused on information and organizational readiness:

  • New technology strategies
  • Collaborative information sharing
  • Research methods
  • Data curation
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Mobile technology
  • Distance reference
  • Strategic planning
  • Procuring funding
  • Diversity awareness
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Disaster preparedness

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, or know someone who does, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

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

Please submit your proposal to SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by Monday, July 22, 2013 August 5, 2013. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by August 19, 2013 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

Be sure to mark Friday, October 4th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

Interested in circulating this Call for Papers to your colleagues? Please feel free to share the PDF version as well: Click_Here_for PDF.

 

Cordially,

Amy Jankowski and Helene Idels

2013 Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

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SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar Call For Speakers

Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

 The 2013 theme is:

Connecting the Dots of Creative Innovations…..

As an information professional, you are an integral member of your organization, and we want to know how your creative innovations are making an impact. We are looking for presentations that exemplify how you utilize your expertise and skills to ensure organizational success, and in particular how you leverage specific tools, competencies, methods, and characteristics to deliver results that go above and beyond. Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics as specifically focused on information and organizational readiness:

  • New technology strategies
  • Collaborative information sharing
  • Research methods
  • Data curation
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Mobile technology
  • Distance reference
  • Strategic planning
  • Procuring funding
  • Diversity awareness
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Disaster preparedness

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, or know someone who does, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

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

Please submit your proposal to SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by Monday, July 22, 2013 August 5, 2013. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by August 5, 2013 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

Be sure to mark Friday, October 4th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

Interested in circulating this Call for Papers to your colleagues? Please feel free to share the PDF version as well: Click here for PDF.

 

Cordially,

Amy Jankowski and Helene Idels

2013 Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

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Reminder: May 23 SLA-SD Program on Nontraditional Career Opportunities for Information Professionals

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars now for the SLA-SD chapter May program! We have a great panel lined up for our Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, discussion about some ways the MLIS has been applied in nontraditional career paths. Panelists include:

  • Scott Brown, Manager, Library Services, Qualcomm and Owner at Social Information Group
  • Tim Gallati, Data Analysis & Usability Librarian, Qualcomm
  • Cristela Garcia-Spitz, Digital Library Program Project Manager, UC San Diego Library
  • Jill Blaemers, information industry consultant
  • Michelle Frost, Manager, Investigative Research Group, Grant Thornton LLP

The program will be held Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, at Grossmont District Office Conference Center Auditorium at the Herrick Community Health Care Library (http://www.herricklibrary.org/ ). This wonderful venue is easy to find at 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA . If you’re interested in visiting the beautiful Herrick Library, come early!

Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Lauren Rasmussen at lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com  to register! Members and  nonmembers welcome.

  • As a reminder, there are also two additional chapter activities related to this event:
    • A happy/social/networking hour will follow the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion! Meet 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.
    • 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).

 

Jill Blaemers, SLA-SD President Elect, 2013

 

 

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May 23 SLA-SD Program on Nontraditional Career Opportunities for Information Professionals

Join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, to learn about some ways that the MLIS has been applied in nontraditional career paths. Panelists will include information professionals working as independent researchers, in the information industry, in SEO and data analytics, and more.

The program will be held Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 pm, at Grossmont District Office Conference Center Auditorium at the Herrick Community Health Care Library (http://www.herricklibrary.org/ ). This wonderful venue is easy to find at 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA . If you’re interested in visiting the beautiful Herrick Library, come early!

Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Lauren Rasmussen at lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com  to register!

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SD Natural History Museum Research Library Tour March 21

Margaret Dykens, Registrar and Library Director, will lead us on a tour of the Research Library at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park on Thursday, March 21. Ms. Dykens will also discuss some of the interesting digitization and preservation projects undertaken at the library.

We will meet at the south entrance (nearest the fountain plaza) to the museum at 3:45 pm and head to the third floor library for the tour, which will run till approximately 5 pm. Admission is free, but donations to the museum are welcomed.

Reservations are required as the tour size is limited. First come, first in! Nonmembers are welcome but will be wait-listed until March 12 to allow chapter members adequate time to register. Please contact Lauren Rasmussen at lauren.rasmussen.sla@gmail.com with your reservation and indication of whether you are or are not an SLA-SD member.

For directions and parking information, please visit http://www.sdnhm.org/visit/parking-and-directions/ .

 

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