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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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UCSD Librarian Shadow Day


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SLA-SD Workshop Event: Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Health Information from NIH & NLM

Please register to attend the next SLA-SD event, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Health Information from NIH & the National Library of Medicine.

At this informative workshop, attendees will:

  • Learn to find health information during Emergencies
  • Find answers to medical questions (PubMed, Medline Plus, Toxnet, Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders [W.I.S.E.R.]. Radiation Emergency Medical Management [R.E.M.M.], etc.)
  • Learn about SD County PHS Emergency Services
  • What should be in an Emergency Kit and Library Mutual Support Planning


  • Naomi Broering, MLS, MS, Dean of Libraries, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)
  • Gregory Chauncy, MBA, EE, Health Info Instructor at PCOM
  • Saman Yaghmaee, MA, Health Services Project Coordinator, Public Health Services, HHSA County of San Diego

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Hologic Gen-Probe Auditorium
10210 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

The Gen-Probe building occupies a block fronting Mira Mesa Blvd. From Mira Mesa Blvd, turn on Sequence Drive and into the parking lot. Continue straight to the Building 1 Lobby and sign in with Security. Please do not go to Building 2.

Cost: $7 SLA members / $12 non-members / Free unemployed or students
**The registration fee covers the cost of refreshments which will be available before and after the workshop.**

Register via PayPal.


For assistance with registration, contact Lauren Rasmussen at

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SLA-SCC Workshop Sept. 28th

An invitation from SLA-SCC:

Hold the date for this year’s SLA Southern California’s Professional Development Workshop, which has been rescheduled for Friday, September 28th at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier.

The workshop will have two sessions: the morning program will focus on Six Sigma, a strategy for using statistics to improve the quality of your organization; the afternoon program will be on strategic planning for your information center.

The workshop will be reasonably priced, and will include lunch and other refreshments.

More information will be forthcoming.

David Cappoli

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April 24th SLA-SD is partnering with SANDALL to offer an Exciting Spring 2010 Workshop!

Informavore: human behavior in the modern information society


Social media is changing society.  Facebook  is due to hit 600m
users this year, and more than 4 million people access Twitter on their mobile
phones, a jump of 347% over last year. *  Join us at the beautiful USD
campus for a Saturday morning of questions and answers about the social,
ethical and legal issues of this new form of information consumption.  Our
featured speaker, Dr. Michael Kalichman, Director of USCD’s Research Ethics
Program, will discuss issues of privacy and personal control in relation to
social media and search engines.  Who is doing the filtering and creating
the algorithms? Who is watching us?  To what extent does the invdividual
or company have control over what is viewed by the public?   What
rights and responsibilities do individuals and companies have regarding the use
of social media? 

We’ll follow Dr. Kalichman’s talk with a presentation on the terms and
conditions of social media by Associate Professor of Law Julie
,  Director for the Center for Law, Technology and
Communications at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.   We’ll
also discuss the legal issues of social media in the workplace from the
perspective of corporate counsel. 

We’ll finish with a panel discussion of
current issues of social media as it affects librarians and information



Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

University of San Diego, Legal Research Center, Room
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA   92110

all others

breakfast and lunch


The Pardee Legal
Research Center is the second building on your left as you enter the Main
Entrance (also called the “East Entrance”). On Saturday there may not be anyone
at the parking kiosk to direct you to parking, so here is a nifty campus map
that allows you to zoom in and look around for parking locations.

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SLA-SD February program meeting – Research Tips & Techniques (call for participation!)

Our first SLA-SD program meeting of the year is scheduled for February 18th. By popular demand (based on the recent survey results), we will begin the new year with the topic – “Research Tips and Techniques”. We’d like to ask for your participation in this meeting. Send us your favorite publicly available research tool or technique, with a few words about it and why you think it’s useful. The Programming Committee will accept the most relevant 6 to 10 submissions. If yours is accepted, you will be asked to present this at the February 18th meeting for 5-10 minutes and provide a one-slide/one page handout to accompany your presentation for the attendees.


Please send your “tip” to Kaitlyn Means ( Deadline is Jan 25th. The Program Committee will build the program meeting agenda based on the submissions. If the same idea is submitted by multiple persons, the “first come, first serve” rule will be used to decide on the presenter. All submitters will be notified by February 1st as to whether they will be on the agenda.


We’re hoping for an exciting, interactive, and interesting meeting and look forward to hearing from you.

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Free Technology Training On Demand

Did you know that SLA offers its members free access to technology training?  Through the SLA subscription to Atomic Learning we can access software training tutorials on-demand.  Atomic Learning offers tutorials on Access, Acrobat, ActivStudio, Blackboard, Dreamweaver, Endnote, Excel, FileMaker, Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Docs, OpenOffice, Publisher, Twitter, and Word – just to name a few.  Many tutorials are closed captioned.

Make 2010 your year to grow, and share your experience by posting a comment.

Atomic learning_logo_home To access Atomic Learning, log in to the SLA web site.  From the Resources tab choose Innovation Lab and click on Atomic Learning Videos. 

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Bibliographic Searching and Managing Results

SLA San Diego Chapter Meeting Tuesday May 13, 2008 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bibliographic Searching and Managing Results

Vicki Crom and Daniel Fitz-Enz

This program will provide an overview of the power and capability of reference management software for adding value to your organization and your deliverables. The program will include an introduction to PubMed searching as an example of bibliographic results that can be enhanced by reference management software.


Vicki Crom will introduce PubMed. Vicki provides evidence-based care medical literature searching at Milliman Care Guidelines. Daniel Fitz-Enz will discuss reference management software. Daniel is the SLA San Diego Chapter listserv manager and Information Specialist at ProQuest.


Amylin Pharmaceuticals 9360 Towne Centre Drive, University City, San Diego


3:00 – 3:30 Sign In and Networking 3:30 – 5:00 Program


To register contact Vani Inampudi, SLA-SD Hospitality Chair, (include your membership status and company affiliation) or register below with a credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use this feature! We can only accept cash or checks when you pay at the door.

The program is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students, retirees, or unemployed.

Deadline to Register – Friday, May 9.


SLA-San Diego Chapter Members ($10)

Your Affliation (Company)


Non-Member ($15)

Your Affiliation


Students, Retirees, or Unemployed ($5)

Your Affiliation

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Chapter Meeting, April 10th: Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture

SLA San Diego Chapter Meeting, Thursday, April 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture: How to Thrive on Change with Patricia Currie

This program introduces the requirements for success and the tools for facilitating collaboration. It focuses on how the information center can take a leadership role to encourage knowledge sharing behavior by modeling best practices, creating organizational taxonomies, and positioning the information center as the educator and connector.



Pat Currie started with Dialog in May 1994 and has been a Quantum Coach since the program was reactivated in 2001. Pat earned an MLS from Kent State University, Kent OH. Prior to joining Dialog she worked in corporate libraries in such industries as energy (Columbia Gas System), manufacturing (ABB) and consulting (PriceWaterhouse).

She lives in the Cincinnati area and is an avid skier, golfer and horsewoman.



In response to survey input following the February program, we will meet in Mission Valley. Our hostess is Naomi Boering at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Building 101, Classroom E

7445 Mission Center Rd San Diego, CA 92108


Free parking can be found behind the building.



3:00 – 3:30 Sign In and Networking

3:30 – 5:00 Program



The program is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students, retirees, or unemployed.  To register contact Vani Inampudi, SLA-SD Hospitality Chair, or register below via PayPal:


Contact Information (phone or email)
Affiliation (company or school)

Contact Information (phone or email)
Affiliation (company or school)

Students, Retired, Unemployed
(Show ID at door.)
Contact Information (phone or email)
Affiliation (company or school)

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Basic Serials Workshop, Dec. 3 & 4, San Diego

The California Library Association and its Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Technical Services Section (ACTSS) Present:

SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop

Time:    Monday (Dec. 3, 2007) and Tuesday (Dec. 4, 2007)
Title:    SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop

Place:    National University 9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
Presenters:     Adolfo Tarango (UCSD) and Manuel Urrizola (UCR) and Special Guest Melissa Beck (UCLA)

Description:    This two-day course, taught by Adolfo Tarango and Manuel Urrizola, provides the basic principles of serials cataloging for original and copy cataloging for print and electronic serials.  The course focuses on the elements contained the CONSER record, including appropriate MARC 21 tagging, as well as problem-solving and decision-making relative to serials cataloging.  In addition, a special guest trainer, Melissa Beck, will  offer a session on the new CONSER Standard Record. All materials are based on the CONSER Editing Guide and the CONSER Cataloging Manual.

Learning outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will know how to:

  • Identify serials and distinguish them from monographs and integrating resources
  • Create original cataloging records for serials
  • Identify “appropriate” serial copy and needed edits
  • Become comfortable with the MARC 21 tagging used for serials
  • Have an introduction to the cataloging of electronic serials
  • Recognize the CONSER Standard Record and how it can be incorporated in your workflow

Cost: $75 (CLA member)  $85 (non-member)

Pre-Registration is required as seats are limited to 20. Use this form:

Please contact Becky Culbertson
( or (858) 822-6415 if you have other questions.

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