Posted on March 10, 2015.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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