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Taking Reservations! Join us at the December Holiday Dinner

SLA-SD annual holiday dinner and business meeting is December 9th: Registration open! closed … see you tonight!

All are welcome.  Join the SLA SD President & members of the chapter as we review our achievements in 2015. This is a great opportunity to learn about what makes our chapter so special!

Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla  Directions 

When: Wednesday, Dec 9th    6 – 8 pm

First Course:
Feta Bruschetta and Mediterranean Salad

Second Course (Choice of Entree):
Moussaka • Riganato • Falafel Plate

Dessert: Baklava and Galacto-Boureko

Choice of Beverage:
Coffee • Tea • Soft Drink • Milk • Lemonade

Cost $20 (including tax and tip)

Questions?  Please contact Eileen Schnur  (SLA-SD President Elect, 2015)   eyeleensbox@yahoo.com

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Surf Museum Tour Wrap up!

What a delightful time with colleagues! Our small group really got the most out of the tour and dinner gathering.  Our host and avid surfer, Kramer (pictured in the museum below), was full of knowledge and information to share about what it was like to surf with the greats!  He also gave us a wonderful walk through tour of the entire museum that serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing. We viewed all the exhibits which included, Gems from the Vault, The Art of Kevin Short, A Brief History of Surfboards, and exhibits on both Bud Brown, Bethany Hamilton.  We were all amazed at the extent of the collection and the unique pieces that so many surfers have donated to the museum over the years.  Thanks for sharing in this wonderful event! Eileen Schnur SLA-SD President Elect  2015 Surf Museum 2 Surf Museum 1 museumSurf Museum 3

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Join Us! We’re going to the Surf Museum…

We are very excited to have arranged for a special group tour at the California Surf Museum on Monday, October 5th for our next SLA-SD Chapter program. The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. During our visit, we will be taken through many exhibits which include, Gems from the Vault, The Art of Kevin Short, A Brief History of Surfboards, and exhibits on both Bud Brown, Bethany Hamilton.   For more information you can visit their website: http://surfmuseum.org

Your surf adventure doesn’t have to stop there!  Bring your comfortable shoes.  After the tour, we will walk over for a bite to eat at Ruby’s Diner at the end of what I hear is the longest pier on the West Coast with 360’ views of the ocean surf.  http://www.rubys.com/locations/oceanside/index.html

Entrance to the museum is $5.00 If you are a member of the SLA-SD Chapter it is free!

Parking is available on the street just outside the museum.

Tour starts promptly at 3:00 and will wrap up in an hour.

Sign up for this program and/or to join us for a social event at Ruby’s by going to our online registration form at:  http://goo.gl/forms/U6A6a8nW9q  Hope to see you there!

Eileen Schnur

SLA-SD, 2015 President-Elect

 

Questions about registration process? Kristi Ehrig-Burgess at: kerhigburgess@mengei.org

Questions about the details of this event? Eileen Schnur at:  eyeleensbox@yahoo.com

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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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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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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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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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SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting Recap

SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting Recap

Happy Holidays SLA-San Diego! We had a great turnout for a fun holiday dinner and business meeting at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza in Del Mar on December 9. The business portion of the meeting centered on a recap of chapter’s activities, awards ceremony, and installation of the 2015 board. I’ll outline the program here as a final President’s Update for 2014. In wrapping up the year, special thanks were given to Executive and Advisory Board members for all their efforts and initiatives in the past year:

  • President-Elect Amy Jankowski orchestrated some great tours, programs and happy hours this year – we toured the Central Library and the Braille Institute Library, and had an informative panel presentation on virtual reference at Ashford University. Several happy hours were held in conjunction with, and separately from, regular programs – a special thanks to Cindy Shamel for organizing events at local breweries.
  • Past President Talitha Matlin did above- and beyond-work – she updated the Chapter Practices Manual, and organized a special award for SLA membership and fall seminar attendance for a nonprofit librarian. As a result of this we welcomed Kristi Ehrig-Burgess to SLA-San Diego. Talitha also headed the Nominating Committee, resulting in the excellent slate of offices for 2015.
  • Treasurer Jennifer Silverman did a fabulous job as Chapter Treasurer – and learned a great deal about budgeting and finance as a result. She is looking for a committee person so please consider this as a learning opportunity and jump on in!
  • Secretary Kathy Elliott made our lives easier with her reliable and timely keeping of the minutes.
  • Director Isabelle Garcia, with her committee of Pat Alderman and Charlotte King-Mills, gave us an outstanding fall seminar. We appreciate all their efforts and thank them so very much!
  • Eileen Schnur held the Business Partner position, and her work in garnering sponsorship support surely helped the chapter stay in the black for 2014.
  • Communications Chair Jamie Lin, along with Tim Gladson, kept our blog lively with regular updating. We appreciate Tim’s substantive contributions over the course of the year!
  • Student Liaison Zem Lee graduated from SJSU SLIS in May and took on a new position at UCI, and still managed to pull together a productive book drive (380 books!!) and organize the scholarship process.
  • Employment Chair Donna Dutton continues to keep us apprised of employment opportunities – thanks for the timely and regular posting of job listings.
  • Hospitality Chair Lauren Rasmussen Banovz did her usual amazing job managing registration for our events and welcoming attendees.
  • Ali Hennessy and Kate Vigderson held down membership – thanks for their efforts too!

Treasurer Jennifer Silverman then presented the budget YTD and balance sheet. If anyone would like to have a copy of those documents, please contact Jennifer.

Next Zemirah Lee presented the Scholarship Award to our newest member and 2015 Student Liaison Marie Myers. Marie is a second-year MLIS student at SJSU and a freelance web developer.  Formerly, she worked with the San Diego Web Team, building web applications for the sandiego.gov site.  Her interests are special collections and archives, digital curation, and information retrieval and access. Currently she volunteers at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Research Library, assisting in a metadata transcription project for the archives’ historical photographs collections.

I was delighted to present President’s Awards to two chapter members who perform outstanding service to the chapter:

  • Lauren Rasmussen, our Hospitality Chair, provides amazing service – ensuring reliable and timely registration for our events – and does it with great charm. Though we did put back up support in place, Lauren continued to handle fall seminar registration through the week of her wedding – that’s above and beyond, and organized!
  • Cindy Shamel, a long-time chapter member who has served in multiple capacities, continues to provide wonderful counsel, mentoring, leadership, and fellowship to us all. Her efforts are often quiet and unassuming, but they are most appreciated!

Past President Talitha Matlin next installed the new members of the 2015 incoming board:

  • President Elect Eileen Schnur
  • Director Penny Coppernoll-Blach
  • Director Deborah Kegel

The meeting adjourned with the passing of the gavel to 2015 President  Amy Jankowski. I know it’s going to be a great new year for SLA-San Diego!

 

Happy Holidays to all!

Jill Blaemers, SLA-San Diego President, 2014

 

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Registration Open: SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Dinner, Dec 9

Please join SLA-San Diego for our 2014 Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 9th at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza in Del Mar!

The evening will include a wrap-up of our 2014 activities, a short awards ceremony, the presentation of our slate of Chapter Officers for 2015, and a family style dinner. It will also be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and celebrate an excellent year for SLA-SD. We hope to see you there!

Details:

Location: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Del Mar
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Address: 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
Map, menu, and restaurant information: http://www.sammyspizza.com/location/del-mar/

Family Style Menu Includes:

Appetizer: Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, & Lebni Cheese
Salad: Caesar & Greek (vegetarian)
Pizza: Burrata & Pesto (vegetarian), LaDou’s Barbecue Chicken, & Spicy Italian Sausage
Beverages: Choice of coffee, tea, or soft drinks

Cost: $25.00 per person (includes dinner, tax, gratuity), advance registration required.

Registration for the event closed Friday, December 5, 2014.

Questions? Please contact:

Amy Jankowski, President Elect, regarding event details
Lauren (Rasmussen) Banovz, Hospitality Chair, regarding registration logistics

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