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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


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
  • 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

For questions, please contact Kristi Ehrig-Burgess at

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.

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

Seminar Information: For questions, please contact Penny or Deborah at

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SLA-SD 2015 Q3 Virtual Board Meeting, Friday, Sept.11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hello SLA-SD Members,

With summer wrapping up, it’s high time to convene for our third quarter SLA San Diego Chapter Executive & Advisory Board Meeting, scheduled for Friday, September 11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (duration depends on the flow of the meeting, with a 2 hour max). During the meeting, board members will report on and discuss chapter activities and plans, review finances, and address any new and old business. All are welcome to attend — it’s a great way to learn more about our chapter, including ways in which you can get more involved if interested.

The meeting will be held virtually via GoToMeeting. See below for call-in information:

SLA-SD Q3 Board Meeting
Friday, September 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (408) 650-3131
Access Code: 914-609-101

A draft meeting agenda is available for download here: SLA-SD_2015_Q3_Board_Meeting_Agenda_Draft

Thank you for your time! — And let me know if you have any questions!

Amy Jankowski
2015 President
SLA-SD Chapter

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SLA-San Diego Q1 Board Meeting Date Set for Feb 1

The SLA-SD Executive and Advisory Board will hold our first board meeting of the year on February 1, 2014, 10am-noon, in the Board Conference Room of the Grossmont Healthcare District, 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, California. Click here for directions .  The second and third quarter board meetings will be conducted virtually and the fourth will be held as part of the annual holiday event.

All chapter members are welcome to participate.

Chapter officers and committee chairs will report on activities and plans for 2014. We’ll discuss goals for the coming year as a group, the proposed budget, and committee needs. Initiatives of the 2013 board, led by President Talitha Matlin, and our amazing 2013 conference committee spearheaded by Kathy Quinn with the able assistance of Bobbi Weaver and a host of other chapter members,  have left us in a very positive financial position – many thanks to all! The new board will consider how to make the most of this position to benefit our membership while prudently maintaining the chapter’s financial security for coming years.

I’ve updated the blog with names and positions of Executive and Advisory Board members. If you are interested in volunteering for committee work, by all means let us know!

Please do consider attending on February 1 to learn more about how the chapter operates. I’d appreciate your letting me know if you will be attending. Also, note that parking is available at the facility; however, please do not park in spaces marked for staff or library use.

 Please contact me anytime with questions or suggestions.


 Jill Blaemers, SLA-San Diego President 2014


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SLA-SD annual holiday dinner and business meeting Dec 4: Registration open!

Please plan on joining SLA-San Diego for our annual business meeting and holiday dinner on Wednesday, December 4th, at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla.

Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla

Date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 6 pm – 8 pm


Appetizers:  Hummos, spanaki lemonato, and pita bread

Choice of entrée: Chicken Kebab, Gyros Plate, or Imam Bayaldi

Dessert: Baklava and Galacto-Boureko

For menu descriptions and directions, please visit

Both open parking and garage parking are available.

Cost $25 (including tax and tip)


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SAVE THE DATE: SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting and Holiday Dinner December 4


Please plan on joining SLA-San Diego for our annual business meeting and holiday dinner on Wednesday, December 4th, at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla. We’ll be sending out menu options and cost, along with registration details, next week.

Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla

Date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 6 pm – 8 pm


Both open parking and garage parking are available.

Jill Blaemers
 SLA-San Diego President-Elect 2013 

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Annual SLA-SD Business Meeting and Holiday Gala

Join us for our year-end meeting and dinner – come network, enjoy lively conversation and re-unite with your library and information center colleagues.  We’ll review our year, announce the new Executive Board members, the student scholarship winner and more!  Register here.

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RSVP to attend the 2012 SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Dinner

Please join SLA-SD on December 6th for the 2012 Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Dinner!

SLA-SD is hosting its annual Business Meeting & Holiday dinner on Thursday, December 6th, at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla. Please join us to wrap-up 2012, catch up with both old and new colleagues, and meet our slate of Chapter Officers for 2013. There will also be a short awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of an outstanding member and the latest SLA-SD scholarship recipient


      Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla
      Date: Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
      Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Both open parking and garage parking available.     

Cost: $21 per person (includes dinner, gratuity and tax)  

Fixed Menu includes:
Appetizers: Hummos & Pita
Salad: Greek
Sandwiches (Choice of): Gyros – Chicken Souvlaki – Falafel
Dessert: Baklava & Galacto – Boureko
Beverage (Choice of): Coffee – Tea (ice/hot) – Soft Drink – Milk – Lemonade

Space is limited. Register now!

Please email the Registrar, Lauren Rasmussen if you have any questions or trouble registering.

Dinner event price: $21

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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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Holiday Dinner 2011 Photos


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Holiday Dinner 2011 – Scholarship Presentation

Holiday Dinner 2011 – Scholarship Presentation

Kathy presents scholarship award to Jessica Olson.

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