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Book Drive Collection Extended

We’ve decided to extend our collection period for our Book Drive with Words Alive! to Friday, September 12. Words Alive needs to collect new and gently used children’s books in English and Spanish, primarily for ages 0-10, and they need our help to do it! If you have any books you’d like to donate, please get in touch with our book drive coordinator, Zemirah Lee, at zem.g.lee@gmail.com to see how you can help out with this great cause!

 

SLA Book Drive 2014-2

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SLA 5th Annual Book Drive with Words Alive!

WordsAlive_posterSLA-SD is hosting a summer book drive during the months of July and August in partnership with Words Alive, a nonprofit reading and literacy advocacy organization. Words Alive needs to collect new and gently used children’s books in English and Spanish, primarily for ages 0-10, and they need our help to do it! Please consider hosting a collection drop box at your workplace. It’s easy and Words Alive will provide the drop boxes and promotional flyers. Our goal is to get drop boxes set up at locations throughout San Diego. The book drive will culminate at our next happy hour in August (date and location to be determined). If you’d like to help with this important project by hosting a drop box, please contact Zemirah Lee, book drive coordinator, at zem.g.lee@gmail.com by Monday, August 4, 2014.

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Recap: SDPL Central Library Tour

Recap: SDPL Central Library Tour

The weeks have flown by, and it feels like just yesterday that an enthusiastic group of SLA-SD members and friends headed to the San Diego Central Library for a guided tour of the new space on March 20. Though most public tours of the library are led by volunteers, we were lucky enough to be treated to a tour led by several San Diego Public Library staff members, who gave us the inside scoop on library work and all the planning that went into the state of the art facility.

The building’s architecture, art, inviting spaces, creative programming, and more combine into what is now a welcoming and busy space for San Diegans looking to read, research, use computers, hold and attend special programs, explore, and more. Several spaces stood out to many of our tour-goers, perhaps most notably including the automated book sorting room, equipped with a “smart” conveyer belt mechanism that is able to sort returned books into bins by subject as well as library branches. The children’s and teen’s library spaces were also well received, with bright colors and innovative spaces, including a teen gaming room, children’s craft area, and much more than may be expected from an average library. The library also has an IDEA (Innovation & Digital Expression Activity) Lab, equipped with 10 high-end computers with an array of technical software as well as two 3-D printers available for public use.

Our tour group was also excited to see two library special collections areas. One, the Marilyn and Gene Mark Special Collections room, houses the library’s California Collection, including several display cases exhibiting pieces of San Diego history. The other, the Sullivan Family Baseball  Research Center, includes rotating feature items from what is the second largest baseball research collection in the United States, after the Baseball Hall of Fame. The library is also home to a small art gallery that exhibits work by local artists.

Aside from the innovative and expansive library resources, the group was also impressed to see the building’s various special event facilities, including a state-of-the-art auditorium and theater space, courtyard, rooftop terraces, and sizable Shiley Special Events Suite. Perhaps one of the most iconic spaces in the building, the Helen Price reading room,  with study space, vaulted ceilings, and a panoramic view of the city beyond, is also available for events.

Though the tour was thorough, I think we all agreed that it will be best to revisit the Central Library on our own soon to explore its spaces in more depth. There is much more to see than an hour-long tour can offer!

If you weren’t able to make it in person, take a chance to browse through a collection of photo highlights.

 

Interested in more details? Peruse the SDPL’s own floor by floor description of the Central Library: SDPL_Central Library_Floor by Floor Guide

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Membership Happy Hour

Membership Happy Hour

Please join fellow chapter members and local craft beer enthusiasts for a happy hour event:

Tuesday April 22

Ballast Point Brewery

10051 Old Grove Rd

San Diego, CA 92131

http://www.ballastpoint.com/

We’ll start gathering around 5 PM, but feel free to come whenever you are able to. For those interested, there will be a brewery tour at 6 PM.

This is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with other chapter members in a casual and social setting.

See you at Ballast Point!

Ali Hennessey

Membership Committee Co-Chair

 

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San Diego Chapter receives the Chapter Membership Award for “Highest number increase” in 2013

President-Elect Amy Jankowsi and I are in Memphis at the 2014 SLA Leadership Summit. San Diego Chapter has received the Chapter Membership Award this afternoon as runner-up for “Highest number increase” (with nine new members) for 2013!!!

Congrats and thanks to everyone for their recruitment efforts in 2013! Many thanks especially to our 2013 President Talitha Matlin for her leadership, and to our Membership Co-Chairs Ali Hennessey and Kate Vigderson of course!! Let’s all carry this energy into our member recruitment and development efforts for 2014.

Winner was the Arabian Gulf Chapter with 154 new members! Our congratulations to this chapter as well.

We’ll be reporting with an update on Leadership Summit activities, news, and presentations next week, so stay tuned.

Jill Blaemers
SLA-San Diego President 2014

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 4:30-6:30pm: Membership Happy Hour

Join Ali Hennessey, Membership Committee co-chair, for networking and SLA membership information during happy hour at Urbn Coal Fired Pizza and Bar in North Park. Urbn has a happy hour from 4-6 featuring discounted beers and cocktails. Pizza appetizers will be provided.

Take this opportunity to catch up with fellow SLA members or to learn more about SLA membership and networking benefits – like this one!

The details:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

4:30 – 6:30pm

Urbn Coal Fired Pizza and Bar in North Park

3085 University Avenue San Diego California 92104

http://www.urbnnorthpark.com/

Contact: Ali Hennessey at: alilhennessey@gmail.com

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*Reminder* – Join us this Thursday, May 23rd, for a happy hour!

Hi San Diego information professionals,

Don’t forget that our happy/social/networking hour is coming up this Thursday, May 23, 2013, immediately following the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion!  We’ll meet at 6(ish) at the Claim Jumper (http://www.claimjumper.com/locations.aspx) in Grossmont Center in La Mesa, conveniently located near the Herrick Community Health Care Library.  Directions here:  http://goo.gl/maps/ZeyO8  If you can’t make it to the panel discussion, just come by and join us after work!  Please RSVP to katevigderson@sbcglobal.net so we can get an idea of group size.

And remember to please bring a new or gently used book in English or Spanish for ages 0 -18 (especially 0-5) for our SLA-SD Words Alive Book Drive.  We’ll have a collection box set up at Herrick Library and we’ll also be collecting at the social hour.  If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate, please email Charlotte King-Mills, Student Liaison (c_king2@yahoo.com).  Thanks for helping with this very worthy cause!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Kate Vigderson and Ali Hennessey, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Join us May 23rd for a Happy Hour after the Panel Discussion!

Hi San Diego information professionals,

Come and join us for a happy/social/networking hour on Thursday, May 23, 2013, immediately following the Nontraditional Career Opportunities panel discussion!  We’ll meet at 6(ish) at the Claim Jumper (http://www.claimjumper.com/locations.aspx) in Grossmont Center in La Mesa, conveniently located near the Herrick Community Health Care Library.  Directions here:  http://goo.gl/maps/ZeyO8  If you can’t make it to the panel discussion, just come by and join us after work!  Please RSVP to katevigderson@sbcglobal.net so we can get an idea of group size.

Since this is our last event before the big conference in June, let’s take this opportunity to compare notes on conference plans and find out what interesting sessions others are planning to attend!

And if you can, please bring a new or gently used book in English or Spanish for ages 0 -18 (especially 0-5) for our SLA-SD Words Alive Book Drive.  We’ll have a collection box set up at Herrick Library and we’ll also be collecting at the social hour.  If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate, please email Charlotte King-Mills, Student Liaison (c_king2@yahoo.com).  Thanks for helping with this very worthy cause!

Kate Vigderson and Ali Hennessey, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Meet-up *this Thursday* at the Prado after the Nat Hist Museum tour!

Some of those who are attending the Natural History Museum tour this Thursday, March 21, will be meeting up afterward at the Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park.  So if you’re attending the tour and you’d like to stay, or if you’d just like to stop by after work, feel free to come on by for a drink and some networking!  The tour is expected to end around 5 pm.

*Please note that this is an informal meet-up, so no tables will be reserved for this one.  The bar does tend to fill up with theatergoers, so get there as early as you can if you want a seat.*

Thanks!
Ali Hennessey and Kate Vigderson, SLA-SD Membership Committee

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Welcome To Our New Member!

Welcome to our most recent new member, Heather Heen.  We are very glad to have you as part of our chapter and we look forward to meeting you at an event soon!

SLA-SD Membership Committee

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