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Exceeding our Patrons’ Expectations – Call for Proposals

Update: 6/23/16 —

Proposal Deadline has been extended to: July 1, 2016. Notifications of accepted proposals July 15, 2016.

Thanks!

Beth & Zem, Fall Seminar Directors

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The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual professional development seminar to be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1936 Quivira Way, Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, California.

The 2016 theme is:

Exceeding our Patrons’ Expectations: The Engagement-Centered Library

How is your library creating extraordinary experiences that inspire curiosity, promote collaboration, and transform learning and research? Are you trying some innovative practices; looking at user-focused strategies; and honing in on strategic partnerships to cultivate personal, academic and organizational success with your library patrons? What measures have you put in place to try and become more engaged with your users?

This year’s Seminar will focus on how librarians coordinate the libraries’ user experience and engagement efforts, for both the online and physical library environments. We are looking for presentations that share knowledge and insights about the tools, methods, and skills that help us learn more about ways to contribute to best practices in library user engagement. Proposals that demonstrate audience engagement will be more favorably considered.

Proposals will be accepted in two formats: Individual/Group Presentation and Roundtable Discussion topics for moderator-facilitated group discussion.   Presentation and Roundtable Discussions may address, but are not limited to, the following topics as specifically focused on practices/concepts:

  • Changing organizational structures and staffing models
  • Examining the impact of emerging digital technologies and web services
  • Transforming scholarly communication
  • Emphasizing space as service
  • Conducting effective service assessment
  • New definitions and philosophies of public services
  • Enhancing teaching and learning
  • Collaborative efforts outside of the library
  • Adjusting library strategy to match organizational changes & challenges

Proposals are accepted from information professionals working in all types of environments; SLA membership is not required. Please include in your proposal submission:

  • Speaker information: Name(s), affiliation, contact information
  • Description: a title and brief summary of your presentation or Roundtable topic (up to 500 words)
    • Presentation format – individual speaker, team presentation or panel discussion
    • Roundtable – your interest in moderating or suggested moderator

Presentations should be approximately 30-45 minutes in length for Individual/Group Presentation and 15-20 minute discussion time for Roundtables. Please submit your proposal to us at SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by June 24, 2016 July 1, 2016. The seminar committee will select presentations by July 15, 2016.

Be sure to save the date for September 30 on your calendar. Further details and registration will be posted in July on the SLA-SD website http://sandiego.sla/org and via email.

We hope to see you there!

Beth Autin & Zem Lee

Directors

SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

**Questions are welcome, just ask!**

 

 

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Save the Date! SLA-SD 2016 Fall Seminar – September 30, 2016

Save the Date: SLA-SD 2016 Fall Seminar

Friday, September 30, 2016

 Mark your calendars! The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will be holding our annual professional development seminar on Friday, September 30, 2016, at Marina Village.

This event is a great opportunity to meet librarians and info pros from all walks of information curation, organization, and specialization.  And if you’re in the San Diego area, it’s local!  If you’re not located in San Diego, the end of September is a great time to visit–please don’t tell anyone…local’s secret!

Our 2016 theme is…

Exceeding our Patron Expectations: The Engagement-Centered Library

How is your library creating extraordinary experiences that inspire curiosity, promote collaboration, and transform learning and research? Are you trying some innovative practices; looking at user-focused strategies; and honing in on strategic partnerships to cultivate personal, academic and organizational success with your library patrons?

We’ll be sending out our call for proposals soon. We look forward to hearing your ideas and hope to see you there. It’s shaping up to be an exciting event!

Beth Autin & Zem Lee, Directors

marina villagePhoto courtesy of Marina Village

 

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Fall Seminar Presentation Files

Presentations Now Available from SLA-SD Fall Seminar Held October 30, 2015

 

Thank you to the following presenters at our SLA-SD Fall Seminar, Forging Forward: Techniques & Technologies for Gauging Success, for sharing their PowerPoint slides and/or handouts.

 

KEYNOTE – Forging Forward: Using Evaluation as a Stepping Stone
Joe Matthews, JRM Consulting, Inc.

The Quality of Library Reference Services from the User’s Perspective—How Did We Do?

Carolyn F. Norman, Lead Librarian for User Experience at National University

From Tortoise to Cheetah: Streamlining News Aggregation with Inoreader and Paper.li

Kathy Elliott (BA, MS, MLIS), Assistant Librarian, San Diego Zoo Global

Setting Yourself Up for Success

Cindy Shamel, President, Shamel Information Services

Helping our users find their article metrics

Karen Heskett, Instruction & Liaison Librarian for Medicine, UC San Diego Library

 

 

A big thanks to all our presenters, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors.

 

Penny Coppernoll-Blach & Deborah Kegel

SLA-SD Co-Directors

 

 

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SLA-SD Fall Seminar October 30, 2015: Registration Is Now Closed

Please join us for an exciting, interactive, and informative day!

Forging Forward: Techniques & Technologies for Gauging Success

 

Summary:
As the landscape of information services and resources changed from physical to digital and physical, how have librarians changed the ways in which we gauge success? Learn new ways of measuring your customers’ or competitors’ research impact, your library services’ impacts in the digital age, improving services for your customers, and how to quantify and convey your organization’s successes to upper management.


Speakers and Topics will include:

  • Joseph  Matthews, JRM Consulting, Inc. – Forging Forward: Using Evaluation as a Stepping Stone
    Our keynote speaker is a consultant specializing in strategic planning, assessment, evaluation of library services, customer service, use of performance metrics, and the balanced scorecard.  Joe has co-authored several books, including Managing with Data: Using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics (2014), Getting Started with Evaluation (2013), Research-Based Planning for Public Libraries: Increasing Relevance in the Digital Age (2013).
  • Kathy Elliott, San Diego Zoo Global – From Tortoise to Cheetah: Streamlining News Aggregation with Inoreader and Paper.li
  • Karen Heskett, UC San Diego Library – Helping Our Users Find Their Article Metrics
  • Carolyn Norman, National University Library – The Quality of Library Reference Services from the User’s Perspective—How Did We Do?
  • Deborah Robinson, Qualcomm Library – The Evolution of ResearchViews at the Qualcomm Library: Tailoring Proactive Research Deliverables to Meet Client Needs
  • Cindy Shamel, Shamel Information Services – Setting Yourself Up for Success

Date:     Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 am – 4 pm.

Location:  Marina Village – Bayview Room (Directions)

1936 Quivira Way     San Diego, CA 92109
Plenty of free parking available in front of the building.

Cost: Rates include continental breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and afternoon refreshments!
Catered by Panera.
Dietary Special Needs?  Please contact Penny Coppernoll-Blach and Deborah Kegel with your dietary needs at SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

For questions, please contact Kristi Ehrig-Burgess at Kehrigburgess@mingei.org

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.

  • EBSCO
  • EOS International
  • ProQuest
  • Safari
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Elsevier

Seminar Information: For questions, please contact Penny or Deborah at SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com

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Photos from Fall Seminar 2014

Photos from Fall Seminar 2014

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SLA-SD 2014 Fall Seminar: Registration Closed

Theme: The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive

When: Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Overview

According to IDC, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child in 2020). From now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years.

What are the implications of this data storm? What is the best way to organize data so that it can be easily found? What is the role of the information professional in this digital universe?

Join us as we explore these questions and gain valuable insights and lessons from experts in the field.

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

Jill Blaemers, SLA-SD President

8:45 – 9:30 KEYNOTE — Preparing for the Data Storm: LIS Meets Data Visualization

Michelle Chen, Assistant Professor, SJSU School of Information

Information visualization is considered one of the prime emerging technologies for large-scale data analysis and is an important topic for information professionals to understand. It deals with analyzing, displaying, communicating and interpreting massive amounts of abstract data effectively and efficiently via visual representations. In this keynote, Dr. Chen will present and discuss how information visualization can be used to help libraries and librarians utilize the abundant data resources (to which they now have more and more access) to provide better patron services through better collection analysis, resource allocation, and user engagement

9:30 – 10:15 Big Data, Marketing and Listening to Customers in Order to Create Value

Michael Germano, Associate Librarian/Professor, CSU Los Angeles

Big data has exerted a profound impact upon the ways in which businesses plan and execute their strategic marketing efforts.  The goal of this session is to provide corporate librarians with a practical overview of marketing data analytics and how they are used by marketing departments, provide a a foundational understanding of the corporate librarians critical importance as thought leaders and influencers, and review some of the legal and ethical implications of marketing data analytics and the need to ‘listen’ to customers in ways that are ethical and legal.

10:15 – 10:45 Break, Vendor Showcase

10:45 – 11:30 Untying the Purse Strings: Communicating to Upper Management the Value of a Knowledge Management Project

Cindy Shamel, President, Shamel Information Services

Info pros recognize the need to manage an organization’s knowledge assets, many of which hold the data we seek to mine and analyze. In the absence of strategic knowledge management, the data storm can easily overwhelm. In the absence of executive support, knowledge management practices may never be implemented. In this session attendees will learn strategies for identifying management concerns, speaking to those concerns, and communicating the value and benefits achievable through a knowledge management projects in order to gain management support. This presentation will include actual examples, best practices, and lessons learned from the speaker’s experience.

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch, Vendor Showcase

12:30 – 1:15 Vendor Presentations, Chapter Update

1:15 – 2:00 Data doesn’t have to be a four-letter word: Professional development to tame the data monster

Susan Boyd, Engineering/Math Librarian, Santa Clara University

Why is learning to manage data difficult? Or is it?  This presentation covers the many ways—from freebies to formal education to learn what the information professional needs to know about data. From informal ways such as organizational listservs, to formal methods such as those in library science programs, (and everything in between)—here are the various ways to learn about data management so you can be prepared to start or contribute to a program at your institution.

2:00 – 2:15 Break, Snacks, Vendor Showcase

2:15 – 3:00 What’s the problem? What’s the solution? Matching data with data analytic tools

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor, CSU Long Beach

Dr. Alan Safer, Professor, CSU Long Beach

Librarians can leverage data-driven evaluation and decisions.  What data should be collected, and how should it be analyzed? What kinds of statistics best represent and model the issue you are trying to resolve? This session examines typical technology-related library functions, as case studies.  The speakers will guide participants in determining what problem needs to be addressed, what kind of data should be collected, what kinds of data instruments to use, and the appropriate data analysis statistics to apply in order to make a meaningful decision and predict – and optimize — future situations. A flowchart to help choose the appropriate data analytical tool will be shared.

3:00 – 3:45 Riding the Wave: Re-branding Information Professionals in the Digital Age

Matthew McKinley, Digital Project Specialist, UC Irvine

Shu Liu, Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian, UC Irvine

Scholarship in the digital age can be exhausting: beyond the core work of research and publishing, research data and publications must be carefully described, managed, shared, tracked and preserved. What’s more, the explosive growth of the digital universe requires performing these actions with maximum efficiency, creativity, and flexibility to ensure the longevity of valuable research product. Who can researchers turn to for assistance in addressing this data deluge, making their research workflows more reliable, scalable, and intelligent?

In this presentation, we will illustrate how our proposed guiding principles have been or will be implemented in our growing suite of digital scholarship services (DSS), including past and current project examples.

3:45 – 4:00 Closing, Evaluations

Isabelle Garcia, SLA-SD Director

Cost

Registration includes presentations, a vendor showcase, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Please note that we have decided to offer a “low income” option this year for individuals making less than $18,000 annually.

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

Registration

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

Registration closes: Tuesday, 10/21/2014

Contacts:

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

Seminar information: Isabelle Garcia, 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.

  • IEEE
  • EOS International
  • ProQuest
  • EBSCO
  • IHS
  • Complete Book
  • Data-Planet

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SLA-SD 2014 Non-Profit Librarian Scholarship

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a special 2014 scholarship for non-profit librarians. The purpose of the scholarship is threefold:

  1. to provide a one-year membership in SLA-SD;
  2. to cover the cost of attendance to the SLA-SD Fall Seminar (to be held on Friday, October 24, 2014);
  3. to encourage participation in SLA-SD governance by non-profit librarians.

The scholarship winner shall serve on an SLA-SD committee of their choice during 2014-15.

In order to qualify, applicants must:

  • be a resident of San Diego County
  • be employed as an information professional at a non-profit (or not-for-profit) organization

To be considered, applicants must submit:

  • a personal statement of up to 250 words discussing their interest in special libraries and how they would benefit from attending the SLA-SD fall seminar
  • a current resume

Upon selection, the recipient will be required to submit proof of residency in San Diego County (copy of driver’s license or voter registration card). To submit an application, send your personal statement and resume as PDF attachments to tmatlin(at)csusm(dot)edu by Monday, September 8, 2014. Please use the subject line “SLA-SD 2014 Non-Profit Librarian Scholarship Application.” The winner will be notified in late September. The scholarship will be officially awarded at the Fall Seminar.

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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2014 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 24, 2014 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

The 2014 theme is:

The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive

According to IDC, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child in 2020).  From now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years.

What are the implications of this data storm?  What is the best way to organize data so that it can be easily found?  What is the role of the information professional in this digital universe?

We are looking for presentations that provide insight on best practices, new applications and technologies, implementation strategies within your organization, and current research methods and theories.

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 on data management:

  • Data management
  • Security/privacy concerns
  • Data access policies
  • Legal requirements
  • Big data, thick data
  • Democratization of data
  • Data analytics and data visualization
  • Information professionals responsibilities in the digital age
  • Project Management

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. 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. 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, August 18, 2014. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by September 8, 2014 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

 

Be sure to mark Friday, October 24th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

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2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar

2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar

The 2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar offered great networking opportunities.

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2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar

2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar

At the 2013 SLA-SD Fall Seminar, we enjoyed a day of informative presentations.

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