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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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Holiday Dinner 2011 – More

Holiday Dinner 2011 – More

Vani, Jean and Kathy

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Holiday Dinner 2011

Holiday Dinner 2011

Beth, Britt and Carla mingling before dinner

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SLA-SD Speed Networking at the Center for Sustainable Energy Resource Library

Want to get to know San Diego info pros a bit better, learn about what’s going on in the San Diego information scene, or just get an idea for the types of information opportunities in the area? Short on time? Then come to the SLA-SD Speed Networking event, where you’ll have the chance to meet one-on-one with local info pros. This fun and informal event will allow you to catch up with old colleagues as well as make new connections! Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

The Details (See the full program schedule below the registration details):

  • When
    Monday, March 5
    4:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Where:
    California Center for Sustainable Energy, Energy Resource Library
    8690 Balboa Ave, Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92123-1502
    **Parking is free at the CCSE**

Register through PayPal.


Questions or trouble with registration? Contact Talitha Matlin at tmatlin(at) or 760-291-5479.

Attendees can look forward to the following program:
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
  • 5:00 – 5:15 pm: Tour/overview of Center for Sustainable Energy Resource Library by librarian Sarah Volpe
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Speed Networking!
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm: Wrap-up & Quick Networking Tips (for times when you don’t have a convenient “speed networking event already arranged!) presented by Amy Jankowski, San Diego Zoo Global Assistant Librarian
Things to think about before the event to make this as fulfilling as possible (and to stave off any potential awkward pauses!):
  • What was your journey to becoming an information professional?
  • What is your favorite part about your job or about librarianship in general?
  • SLA 2012 is coming up — will you be attending? If you’ve gone before, can you think of any tips for people who will be going for the first time?
  • SLA President Brent Mai’s theme for 2012 is “Future Now: Operation Agility“. How do you “proactively anticipate and positively respond to the needs of [your organization]”? If being ready for the future now seems like a daunting task, how do you think SLA-SD can help you overcome these challenges?
  • What are your passions outside of the information arena? Sometimes we’ll find unexpected connections with our colleagues by sharing what we do outside of the workplace.
And don’t forget those business cards! It might also be helpful to bring a pen/notebook if inspiration happens to strike.

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2011 Business Meeting and Holiday Dinner

Your are cordially invited to join us on Dec 8th for the 2011 SLA-SD Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Dinner!

The 2011 Annual SLA-SD Business Meeting combined with Holiday Dinner will take place on Dec. 8th at Apollonia Greek Bistro in La Jolla. We’ll take this opportunity to recap our 2011 events, introduce our new slate of Chapter Officers, and present an award; sprinkle these ingredients with holiday cheer and it’s a recipe for a great evening among colleagues and friends!  Please join us!


      Where: Apollonia Greek Bistro, La Jolla
      Date: Thursday, Dec 8, 2011
      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 Hospitality Chair, Lauren Rasmussen if you have any questions.

Dinner event price: $21


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Conference, Candidates, Complete with Tour!

SLA-SD July Program Meeting, July 28 – Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, La Mesa  

“Conference, Candidates, Complete with Tour!”

Join us for a super-packed program:
* Annual Conference Round-Up – our SLA-SD Members who recently returned from Conference will share their thoughts on the “conference experience.” 
* Special Guests, SLA President-Elect Candidates – Deb Hunt and David Cappoli – are on the campaign trail and would like to introduce themselves and meet our membership.  Let’s give them a warm (and plentiful) San Diego welcome!
*Kathy Quinn, Library Director will give us a tour of the Herrick Community Health Care Library
This month’s program meeting has something for everyone. This is a great opportunity to learn more about conference activities, meet national candidates and tour a health library.   
To learn more about Deb and David, please follow the links below:
Candidate answers to questions posed by President-Elect, Brent Mai –

Candidate Biographies –

Recorded interviews with the two candidates for President-Elect from
SLA Europe:

Deb Hunt –

David Cappoli –

Date: Thurs, July 28, 2011 
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (4:30-5:00 pm Networking and Light Refreshments, 5:00-6:00 pm Program, 6:00-6:30 pm Tour of the Herrick Community Health Care Library) 
Cost: no-charge for Members, $15 for Non-Members
Location: Grossmont Healthcare District, Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91942
9001 Wakarusa St.
La Mesa, CA 91942
The Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center on Wakarusa is located just north of I8 and  just east of the 125.
Click here for map. Parking is available adjacent to the venue. The Conference Center (Auditorium) is on the left when facing the center.
Register via PAYPAL (below) or send an email with your Name, Affiliation and SLA membership status to Lauren Rasmussen at


Please contact Carla Hernandez (SLA-SD President-Elect) with questions or for more information.


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Museum of Photographic Arts: May 18

SLA-SD members have a wonderful opportunity to support children’s literacy at SLA-SD’s May Program/Social. The Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) is currently hosting a book drive for Words Alive. Holland Kessinger, the MoPA librarian, would love to extend this drive to include the May 18 SLA-SD event at MoPA. Please consider bringing new or gently used books in English or Spanish for ages 0-18 (especially 0-6) with you to the May program. If you can’t join us for the program, you’re very welcome to drop your contributions off at MoPA on or before May 18, or contact Kathy Elliott (SLA-SD Student Liaison, to arrange a pick-up. Also, please let Kathy know if you are willing to host a collection box at your library or business during the first two weeks of May. Let’s give as many people as possible an opportunity to share the gift of reading with children!

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SLA-SD May Meeting at MoPA!

In the Merry Month of May, our Program/Social will take us to Balboa Park and MoPA (Museum of Photographic Arts).  Holland Kessinger, MoPA’s librarian, will introduce SLA-SD attendees to MoPA’s Dubois Library, give us a brief history, outline some of the collection highlights, and talk about some of the Librarys’ goals and challenges.  Holland has a BA in Art History/Criticism from UCSD and a MLIS from SJSU and was hired as the Librarian for MoPA in 2006. And for post-presentation socializing, we invite you to join us next door to enjoy Happy Hour at the Prado Restaurant.  (On an ad hoc, informal basis – no formal reservations will be made).

Wed, May 18, 2011 
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM 
Cost: $5
Location: Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park

1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
MoPA is located in Balboa Park in the Casa De Balboa building, east of the main traffic circle and central fountain.

From Interstate 5 and 8 intersection:

  • Go southbound on I-5, take the 10th Ave. exit
  • Turn left on A St. and
  • Turn left again on Park Blvd.
  • Take a left onto Space Theater Way and cross the small bridge.
  • Park in any of the parking lots along Space Theater Way or on Park Blvd.

At the end of Space Theater Way, you will be directly behind the Museum of Photographic Arts’ building. The entrance is around the building.

Click HERE for map.

Register via PAYPAL (below) or send an email with your Name, Affiliation and SLA membership status to Vani Inampudi at

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Mark your calendars! Join us for a very topical and fascinating “Future Ready” SLA-SD program meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011!

Topic: Using Emerging/Social Technologies to Increase Collaboration and Informal Learning in the Enterprise

Our guest speaker, Virginia Crockett, Senior Director with Qualcomm’s Learning Center, will discuss how trends in social and mobile technology can enhance learning and knowledge management in the enterprise. Learn how Qualcomm implemented an Enterprise 2.0 internal educational series to educate stakeholders about the benefits, and pitfalls of Social Media. And how the learning department is now leveraging emerging technical capabilities such as social networking tools, microblogging, mobile, and collaborative video to create seamless learning experiences.

You won’t want to miss this!

Date: Wed, April 20, 2011 
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 PM Networking and light refreshments/ 5:00 - 6:00 PM Program
Cost: $10 Members/Cross-Members, $20 Non-members , $5 students or unemployed
Location: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 7445 Mission Valley Rd, Room 119

Directions: From Rte 8, exit Mission Center Rd, follow to Mission Valley Rd.  From 163 exit Friars Rd – go East on Friars Rd,  turn left on Frazee to Metropolitan and then Mission Valley Rd.  

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Parking is free and available at the College.
Register via PAYPAL (below) or send an email with your Name, Affiliation and SLA membership status to Vani Inampudi at

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