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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-SD 2015 Fall Seminar Call For Speakers

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual professional development seminar to be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Marina Village Conference Center, Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109.

The 2015 theme is:  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, and how to quantify and convey your organization’s successes to upper management.

We are looking for presentations that share knowledge and insights about the tools, methods, and skills that help us learn more about ways to contribute to organizational success. Presentations should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussion of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following topics as specifically focused on practices/concepts:

·         Altmetrics and other ways of evaluating researcher or organizational output and impact

·         Competitive intelligence

·         Visualizing organizational productivity

·         Communicating compelling stories with data

·         Information technology tools that uncover what our customers need to reach their goals

·         Collaborative efforts outside of the library

·         Adjusting library strategy to match organizational changes & challenges

·         Cost-effectiveness of investments in new information technologies

Proposals are requested from information professionals working in all types of environments; SLA membership is not required.  Proposals should include:

·         Speaker information: name(s), affiliation, contact information

·         Presentation description: a title and brief summary of your presentation (up to 500 words)

·         Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, etc.

Presentations should be approximately 30-45 minutes in length.  Please submit your proposal to us at  by Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The seminar committee will select presentations by Friday, September 18th.

Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, or know someone who does, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please do let them know about this opportunity.  All proposals welcomed!

Be sure to reserve October 30th on your calendar.  Further details and registration will be posted in September on the SLA-SD website and via email.


Penny Coppernoll-Blach & Deborah Kegel

2015 Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

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SLA-SD Nominating Committee & Open 2016 Leadership Opportunities

Hello All,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! We know it’s only July, but the SLA-SD Leadership team is already thinking about 2016. Past President Jill Blaemers will be forming the annual Nominating Committee very soon to launch the recruitment process for the 2016 SLA San Diego Chapter Executive Board. If you are interested in helping out on the Nominating Committee, volunteering directly for an open leadership position, or have a candidate to recommend, please contact Jill ( with your interests/information!

Open Executive Board Positions for 2016 are as follows:

Director (2 positions)

Find full position descriptions in the SLA-SD Chapter Practices Manual, available at:, and feel free to contact Jill with any questions.

Please consider taking on a leadership role with our local chapter! Serving on the SLA-SD executive board is a great way to build relationships with chapter members, develop your professional skills, and learn more about the organization as a whole. It is an exciting time to be involved SLA leadership, as our organization approaches new strategic directions!

Thanks for your consideration,


Amy Jankowski
2015 President

SLA – San Diego Chapter

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Upcoming Webinar Program for SLA San Diego Chapter!!

The SLA-SD Chapter’s program coordinator is bringing the next program out to our local San Diego area Information Professionals! Our next event is available exclusively for our past, present or future SLA SD Chapter Members…wherever you are this summer.

SLA Webinar with author, Bruce Rosenstein
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:00 am | Pacific Daylight Time | 1 hr

This book talk will be led by Bruce Rosenstein, hosted by Safari Books Online and organized by SLA-SD. Sign up for this free event HERE:


Creating the Future for Information Professionals the Peter Drucker Way

Books by Peter Drucker (1909-2005), the “father of modern management,” have been a beacon for people in special libraries and organizations of all types for more than 70 years.
Join Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, who interviewed Drucker extensively and is the author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life; for an exploration of how you can apply Drucker’s insights to create the future for you, your organization and the profession.

Bruce’s presentation will be particularly relevant for developing strategies regarding the recent discussions on ‘the future of SLA’ and the disruption that special librarians have experienced:

Creating a future-focused mindset (Build a better tomorrow by taking steps today)
Determining the future that has already happened (Look for clues in the past to forecast the future)
Becoming your own successor (Keep yourself in demand and in control of your destiny)
Shaping the future of your organization (Go beyond the planning stage and create real change)Building your future beyond your current workplace (Identify key challenges & opportunities in all areas of life)
The future is too important to be left to chance; participate in this important event as you create your own future!

Bruce Rosenstein

Bruce Rosenstein is Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, and author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009). He is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science, and was a reference librarian at USA TODAY for 21 years.

Check this Out! Attendees will also benefit from an introduction and overview of Safari Books Online (home to Rosenstein’s books in full-text) along with 44,000 other IT, business and professional development titles along with a free no-obligation 30-day trial.

Help with registration? Contact our SLA-SD Hospitality Chair, Kristi Ehrig-Burgess

Questions about this program? Contact 2015 SLA-SD President Elect, Eileen Schnur

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Librarian I — City of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Librarian I positions perform entry-level professional librarian work in a branch library or a section of the Central Library; and perform other duties as assigned.


·        Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.

·        The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited hourly vacancies.

·        Employees in the Librarian series who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.

·        Some positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.

You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:

1.   Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree.

2.   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND one and a half years of full-time experience as a paraprofessional Librarian.



·        Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university and date the course was completed. 

·        Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.



·        Experience working with diverse populations.

·        Strong customer service skills.

·        Supervisory experience.

·        Familiarity with the use of online electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.

·        Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.

·        Bilingual communication skills.

More Information

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Electronic Resources Librarian — California State University, Fullerton at Fullerton, CA

As a member of the Collections and Processing Services Unit, the ER Librarian takes the leadership role in the management of the Library’s electronic resources. In close collaboration with personnel from various Library units, the ER Librarian coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle. The successful candidate will oversee the maintenance of the Library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system, and the implementation of relevant portions of a new unified library management system (ULMS), such as Alma. The ER Librarian will implement new tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability.


  • Manages the workflow related to updating and maintaining SFX, Verde, EZ-Proxy and ER-related unified library management system (ULMS) applications.
  • Oversees the implementation of ER-related portions of a new ULMS, including the data preparation for migration.
  • Leads regular electronic resource working group meetings.
  • Serves as the technical expert for SFX and Verde and oversees the management of each.
  • Ensures the accurate recording and maintenance of all administrative data for the Library’s electronic resource subscriptions.
  • Conducts research and analysis of products, aggregators, and services, providing technical reviews as needed.
  • Generates usage reports for electronic resources and contributes to a variety of data analysis projects.
  • Contributes to the assessment and evaluation of electronic resources and their delivery systems.
  • Monitors developments in the e-publishing industry, trends in the management and provision of library information resources and related issues.
  • Provides limited direct public services to users at the Reference Desk.
  • Assists users by troubleshooting electronic resource problems.
  • May serve on department, library, and university committees.


  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
  • Ability to read and synthesize technical documentation and explore solutions independently.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively and work effectively with cross-organizational teams.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, discipline faculty, and the wider campus community.


  • Experience working with OpenURL/link resolver software, ERMS, or the management of electronic resources.
  • Experience with the acquisitions and/or cataloging components of the Millennium/Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library system (ILS) or another ILS or ULMS.
  • Experience supervising or training in the use of new technologies.
  • Experience with data normalization and migration.
  • Experience working in a consortial environment.

Rank & Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from $49,224 to $66,168, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
August 24, 2015

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 7922BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

1. Letters of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials should be received by July 8, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The University
California State University, Fullerton is the largest of 23 campuses, which comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in over 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 54 programs, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) and nursing practice (DNP).

The Pollak Library serves a total of more than 38,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. The University is committed to the support of learning through instructional technology as well as extensive training and development programs. The University’s Web site is located at:

The Library
The Library’s Web site ( is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources. The Library contains 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Application Information

Contact: California State University, Fullerton
Online App. Form:


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Solutions Specialist, TechLogic – San Diego, CA


A Solutions Specialist at Tech Logic consults with libraries to define a need or problem, conducts research to obtain data, and analyzes problems to advise on or recommend solutions utilizing their documented record of accomplishments in high end technology sales to end-users and government entities. The Solutions Specialist (S2) is a fast starter, sharp, dynamic, and not afraid to make cold calls to develop new relationships.

Tech Logic exclusively serves libraries and offers every component necessary for sophisticated Automated Material Handling Systems, (AMH) and Self-Checkout (SCO) RFID and barcode-based systems.

Tech Logic’s products ease the workload associated with sorting, moving, and placing library items, as well as patron self-service check-out.

Need to be a hunter** Need to be a team player*******

1. Responsible for all sales activities in assigned accounts or region and for meeting or exceeding annual sales quota.
2. Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from own professional network, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, newspapers, business directories, and other sources.
3. Maintain data in CRM
4. Builds and maintains research on prospective and current customers relating to how each customer is organized hierarchically, brands, channels, and key relationships.
5. Establishes and maintains current customer and potential customer relationships.
6. Gains clear understanding of customer’s business requirements.
7. Creates business cases and high level financial models including ROI analysis to help in positioning and selling of technology based solutions to solve business problems.
8. Prepares presentations, proposals and demos to prospects/customers.
9. Works in close conjunction with the assigned Sr. Specialist/Territory Manager with a focus on “B” level libraries but will be involved in team selling and cross selling as required.
10. Attends industry trade shows as required to develop new leads and to expand relationships with prospects and clients.
11. Identifies and resolves customer concerns.
12. Expectation of in-territory sales travel 3 out of 4 weeks per month.
13. Target goal of 20-25, on-site, face-to-face sales calls each month.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • 5+ years demonstrated outside sales experience in software, IT or an IT related field .
  • Experience selling software or technology – either stand-alone offerings or combining products and services that meet the customer’s business needs.
  • Strong professional network including existing customer relationships in assigned territory.
  • Travel as necessary within the territory to grow business
  • Accurate forecasting and reporting to help budget company numbers

*Library experience preferred

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Medical Sciences Librarian, ClinicalRM at Naval Health Research Center Library — San Diego


Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at Walter L. Wilkins Biomedical Library. If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.


We are currently seeking a Medical Sciences Librarian for the Pt. Loma, California area.




  1. Full professional knowledge of Library Science as evidenced by education and/or experience in library science; mastery of the major library functions of reference, collection development, library automation, serials management, cataloging.
  2. Certification or experience equivalent to the Medical Library Association’s certification requirements.
  3. Extensive knowledge of medical subject areas and terminology.
  4. Extensive knowledge of medical subject resources, including but not limited to published books and serials and electronic databases, with particular expertise in MEDLINE, Defense RDT&E On ‐ Line System (DROLS), OCLC, military, other government, and difficult to locate statistical sources.
  5. Knowledge of Sirsi Corporation’s EOS integrated library system.
  6. Must be able to obtain a security clearance for access to classified material at the level of SECRET.
  7. All work will be performed in accordance with Department of Defense and Department of the Navy regulations and instructions. Guidelines are also based on standards for health science libraries, as set forth by the Medical Library Association, and for science research libraries, as set forth by the Special Libraries Association. These guidelines are general and require personal judgment and extensive interpretation and augmentation and adaption for the diverse and extensive information needs of the NHRC researchers. Published thesauri and retrieval manuals do not adequately cover the rapidly evolving terminology or the highly specialized fields of knowledge of the researchers.
  8. Contractor will interact daily with administration, department heads, principle investigators, researchers at NHRC, other members of the library staff; librarians of organizations on the international, national, and local levels; contractors doing work for the library or within NHRC; information science and subject area specialists, vendor representatives and service agents; representatives of professional associations. Other contacts include administrators, directors, department heads of Department of Defense activities and other federal agencies and programs. The purpose of these contacts is varied. Frequently they are to assist researchers so they can fully use library programs or services; to clarify needs of patrons for research materials; to present library policies governing library usage and scope, collection development; to achieve cooperation of library Committee or other management whose proposals may be at variance with library guidelines or resources; to persuade management to support and provide resources for new technologies. In addition to the day ‐ to ‐ day matters in maintaining a library, contractor is concerned with long ‐ range library and information issues and problems, and uses tact, persuasion, and negotiation skills.
  9. Extra mural contacts with vendors deal with support of library systems, such as STILAS, and obtaining services such as book and journal purchases, online systems, and other sources to maintain an easy supply of research materials needed by NHRC personnel. Often the main purpose is to obtain difficult materials, such as unpublished research results, sensitive statistics, policy statements; to work with international, national, and regional programs to insure access to materials needed by NHRC researchers; to insure compliance with national standards and policies.
  10. The work is generally sedentary, but does require some physical exertion, such as periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, reaching; or occasional lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
  11. Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  12. Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.



  1. Masters Degree in Library Science (MSLS or MLS)
  2. Several years of experience in a medical library are required, with some experience in a medical school setting desirable.
  3. As described in the requirements above the Medical Sciences Librarian plans and solves the complex problems in collection development (selecting journals and books), reference services, serials management, cataloging and library automation. The librarian applies theories, principles, and practices of descriptive and subject cataloging.
  4. Must be proficient in written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Librarian provides instruction on the use of indexes and library resources
  5. Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.


Candidates must meet all stated minimum criteria, including US Citizenship, to be considered for this opportunity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with Federal or State agencies will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.  Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.


ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

“NorthCoast 99” Best Places to Work recipient


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Librarian I – City of Coronado, CA – Coronado, CA

The Librarian I position performs a wide variety of professional library work within an assigned area of Library operations; provides reference and readers’ advisory assistance to Library patrons; performs technical and clerical work in support of various sections of the Library; and provides general information and assistance to Library patrons.

There is currently one temporary, part-time (approximately 18-20 hours per week), non-benefited position available in the Library Services Department. 


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
Provide reference and readers’ advisory assistance to Library patrons of all ages; perform both general and specialized tasks related to the circulation, acquisition or cataloging of Library materials; assist in the processing and maintenance of Library materials.
Provide assistance to Library patrons in locating various materials; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; locate materials on the shelf.
Determine patrons’ needs through the reference interview process; suggest resources from within the Library’s collection or from other libraries; identify appropriate sources for obtaining books and other materials that the Library does not own.
Assist in the review and selection of books and other library items for the general collection.
Troubleshoot technical problems with computerized and mechanical equipment; provide personalized computer search services using various online services and indexes.
Promote Library services and resources through the use of exhibits, tours, clubs, outreach and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.
Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays; assist with seasonal and on-going programs and activities including summer reading programs, story times, and volunteer participation.
Lead, plan, train and review the work of clerical and volunteer Library staff; train assigned employees in their areas of work including technical and clerical library methods, procedures and techniques.
Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, typewriter, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine and other related equipment.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Some professional library experience is desirable.
Education/Training: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science or a related field.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.

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Part-Time Research Librarian, Special Counsel– San Diego, CA

Part-Time Research Librarian Opportunity (Remote-work from home!)!
A Part-Time Research Librarian Job is currently available through Special Counsel!  If you have a flexible schedule and can work diligently from home then this may be the perfect job for you. This firm needs an experienced Legal Research Librarian that can complete assignments on an as-needed basis.

• Overseeing the outcome and responsibilities of projects as needed.
• Meeting short deadlines and prioritizing accordingly.
• California law experience is required.
• Experience handling law firm time-billing is highly recommended.
• Working knowledge of Citrix and ability to learn an online request management system.
• Prior Experience in BNA Practice Centers, CCH Intelliconnect, Courtlink, HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, RIA Checkpoint, Accurint/TLO

If you are interested in the Part-Time Research Librarian Job, then please “apply” by forwarding your resume to for immediate consideration. Please also visit for other career opportunities.

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