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Greetings SLA-SD!

Hope everyone’s 2014 is going wonderfully!

Several members stepped forward in response to our call for committee volunteers and we thank them very much: Pat Alderman and Charlotte King-Mills, who will assist Fall Seminar director Isabelle Garcia; and Tim Gladson, who is assisting Jamie Lin with blog management. In a recent post, Tim highlighted a few valuable resources on the SLA website that are available to members – if you missed it, visit here.

President-Elect Amy Jankowski would appreciate having a volunteer work with her to develop programming and help with event logistics. We had a great group in attendance at the first program of the year: the March 20 tour of the Central Library followed by an informal happy hour. Thanks Amy for organizing this fun event!

Subsequent to the February 2, 2014 board meeting, the Executive Board had a series of business items to complete and these actions have now been incorporated into the minutes (Thanks Kathy Elliot!). The minutes are now posted for your perusal on the blog.

As one of these tasks, the Executive Board approved the 2014 budget via electronic vote. We are happy to share that with SLA-San Diego members, but decided against posting it to the open web. Contact me or Treasurer Jennifer Silverman for a copy. In recognition of the healthy state of chapter finances, including reserves, we allowed some budget to help offset having to change member fees for regular programming. We also have money in the budget this year that is to be utilized specifically for member social events, based on a vote of the 2013 board. These funds are largely available as a result of the efforts of the 2013 Convention Planning committee, led by Kathy Quinn, and especially to Bobbi Weaver’s work in raising donations for the raffle baskets – thanks again to Kathy and all those who participated!

We’ve also made a few modifications to the Chapter Practices Manual, and Past President Talitha Matlin has finalled these changes and updated a few links in the manual.  It is posted to the website here. Thanks Talitha! The manual is an excellent resource for understanding how the chapter functions and what the roles and responsibilities are for chapter leaders. Please do peruse  and consider in particular if there are leadership areas, either executive or advisory board, that may be of interest to you.

As a reminder, I also encourage everyone to register on the blog to receive email notices and/or RSS updates when new items are posted to the blog. You can sign up for either tool by clicking on the relevant links under “Keep in Touch” on the right-hand side of the home page .

Feel free to send comments and suggestions anytime! I look forward to seeing you at the next SLA-San Diego event!!

Jill Blaemers, SLA-SD President 2014

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Fall 2012 Newsletter is here!

The SLA-SD Fall 2012 Newsletter is now available!  Read a message from our president, get all the details if you missed the fall seminar, and view information on our upcoming annual meeting.

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Fall 2012 Newsletter is here!

The SLA-SD Fall 2012 Newsletter is now available!  Read SLA Conference chatter; meet one of our chapter members; and read about the keynote speaker at our upcoming Fall Seminar.

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Keeping up with … SLA-SD!

May Social: Come to the SLA-SD social planned for May 3rd and bring a book to support the Words Alive book drive at the Rock Bottom Brewery, La Jolla, 5:30-7 pm.

Program Meeting: The next SLA-SD program meeting will be at Qualcomm on May 9th.  This program will feature short talks by Qualcomm information professionals who will walk us through “A Day in the Life of a Fortune 500 Firm”. You’ll also have a chance to tour the newly remodeled Qualcomm Library.  This is a program you won’t want to miss.  Click here to register.

SLA Conference: Have you registered for Conference yet?  Register before May 11th and catch the “early-bird” registration price and save!  Let me know if you’re planning on attending. We’re hoping for a big delegation from San Diego to help promote next year’s conference right here in our home town.  We’ll need helpers to man the 2013 conference promotion booth at Conference 2012. Please contact Kathy Quinn if you can help at this year’s conference and/or to volunteer with 2013 planning activities.

Did you know?  Amy Jankowski (SLA-SD Programming Committee) is listed in the Class Notes section of a recent edition of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Bulletin.

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Spring Newsletter!

It’s that time again! Check out the new version of the SLA-SD  newsletter.  Highlights include a member profile of Beth Autin, job interview tips from Anne Turhollow, and an Alignment Project update from Talitha Matlin.

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Cindy Romaine, SLA President Elect, Congratulates the San Diego Chapter on 50 Years!

Cindy Romaine, SLA President Elect, commented to the SLA-SD Board, "I saw Janice LaChance's video wishing you a happy
50th anniversary. I'd like to add my voice to hers and congratulate
your chapter. Its a big deal–congratulations!"

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SLA Headquarters Marks San Diego Chapter Anniversary

We've made the big leagues! SLA PR Director Cara Schatz has published the San Diego Chapter news as a post on the national SLA Blog:  San Diego Chapter Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2010.

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Breaking news – County Supervisor Greg Cox will help celebrate SLA-SD’s 50th anniversary

I'm excited to announce that Supervisor Greg Cox is coming to the 50th Anniversary Party this Saturday.

He will present a proclamation honoring the Chapter.

Supervisor Cox represents the 1st District, which stretches from the U.S. -Mexico border to Pacific Beach and includes the Corvette Diner where the celebration will be held.

It's rumored that Supervisor Cox is a whiz at San Diego trivia. He's been an elected official in the county for more than three decades – first as a council member and mayor of Chula Vista, and since 1995 as a member of the San Diego County board of Supervisors. So if there are local history questions in the trivia contest, he might be hard to beat.  

-Merrie Monteagudo, SLA-SD Public Relations representative



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50 Years of Excellence in Information Service Delivery

On August 6, 1960 SLA Headquarters notified San Diego specialized librarians of authorization for a local chapter.  W. Roy Holleman with Scripps Institute of Oceanography served as the chapter's first president.

This year the chapter will mark its 50th Anniversary.  The 50th Anniversary Team has already formed and begun work on when and how to celebrate. 

The team is lead by Bobbi Weaver of the California Western School of Law.  Members include Daria DeCooman of Elsevier, Elizabeth Grossman of Qualcomm, Grace Viola of Latham & Watkins, Michelle Frost of Grant Thornton, and Martha McPhail of SDSU.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or history to share, contact the team.  Stay tuned for news of anniversary plans.

In the meantime, take advantage of your bragging rights.  You are a member of an historic organization with a long time track record for providing professional information services to organizations throughout San Diego County and for providing its members with career building professional development opportunities.

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Mary Ellen Bates and Debbie Hunt Visit Local Library

Mary Ellen Bates and Debbie Hunt visited the Latham & Watkins law library in San Diego on Thursday, October 8.  Bates, recently elected as Division Cabinet Chair Elect to the SLA Board and Debbie Hunt, currently serving on the board as director, came to San Diego to speak at the Chapter’s Fall Seminar.

SLA Grace

On invitation from Grace Viola (right), Information Resources Coordinator at Latham & Watkins, Chapter President Cindy Shamel (left) accompanied Debbie (second from left) and Mary Ellen (second from right) to the L&W library.  Along with a tour of the library, beautifully situated on the 18th floor of the One America Buidling downtown, we had the chance to chat with staff, including Brent Naritomi, Manager; Melinda Briggs, Reference Librarian; and Jessica Foltz, Information Resources Technician.  The Library serves local L&W lawyers and staff and provides support to other L&W offices throughout the world.

Thanks to Grace, Brent, Melinda, and Jessica for sharing your library and your time.

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