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Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference

Mark your calendars!

The 18th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 12-13 2019, at PCC – Sylvania in Portland, Oregon.  Look for registration opening in April 2019.  Deadline for Proposals is March 8, 2019

Our Keynote speaker this year will be Nancy Pearl, the well-known Seattle-based librarian, literary critic, author, and action-figure.

Call for Session Proposals

The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners.

The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee and have been requested by previous attendees, and we welcome proposals on other topics as well:

  • ILL for public, small, and special libraries

  • Copyright & licensing

  • Marketing ILL

  • ILL 101

  • Collaborating (between departments or other libraries)

  • Leadership skills, such as “managing up” and student management

  • Succession planning

  • ILL through the years

  • Serving diverse populations

  • Improving the user experience

  • International borrowing & lending (IFLA vouchers, postage, etc)

 

NEW THIS YEAR!

Would you like to be involved in a panel discussion?  Can you do a 5 – 7 minute presentation on a topic below and feel comfortable answering questions or leading a discussion with a group of 3 – 5 other people?  Let us know!

  • ILLiad, Tipasa, WSILL, and other alternatives

  • Innovations and trends

  • ILL workflows

  • Consortial borrowing

  • Other – Feel free to suggest a topic!  If enough are submitted on a single topic we’ll consider additional panels!

 

Those whose proposals are accepted will receive free or discounted registration.

Submit your proposals here – Deadline for Proposals is March 8, 2019

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Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis

Margaret Henderson will be hosting the following event at the SDSU Library, Room LA76, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Wednesday, February 13:

Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis

Visitor parking is available in various locations on campus.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Margaret Henderson, (619)594-0996.  Be sure let Margaret know if you will need a code for CE credit.

 

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Join us: Holiday Dinner and Annual Business Meeting

*Register by Tuesday, December 11, 2018.* It’s that time of year again! All are welcome at the annual business meeting and holiday dinner. Please join in as we elect our officers for next year and discuss what the future holds for our chapter!

 

Where: Apollonia Bistro in UTC (8650 Genesee Ave #106, San Diego, CA 92122).

Date: Friday, December 14th

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

 

Prix Fixe Menu: $26.95 per person

First Course: Feta Bruschetta

Second Course: Greek salad

Third Course (Choice of Entree): Moussaka • Chicken Kebab • Falafel Plate

Desserts: Baklava & Galacto Boureko

Beverage (Choice of): Coffee • Tea • Soft Drink •Milk• Lemonade

Questions? Please email sla.sd.communications@gmail.com

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Register Now! Safari Park Adventure on November 10th

The wait is over…. Registration is now open for our Safari Park adventure!

This amazing event begins with a tour of the San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives facility, followed by COMPLIMENTARY admission to the Safari Park and a private, guided group tour of the new Walkabout Australia exhibit.

You must be a member of SLA to attend this event! Space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot.

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: Meet at the Beckman Center, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Questions: Please email sla.sd.communications@gmail.com

 

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What do Librarianship, User Experience, Virtual Reality, and Silence have in common? 

What do Librarianship, User Experience, Virtual Reality, and Silence have in common?

Please join SLA-San Diego in a conversation with Tim Gallati, as he describes his journey from tech librarian to VR meditation spaces, and on to the Vatican. This is going to be a very fun and interesting chat. Hope you can join us!

 

What do Librarianship, User Experience, Virtual Reality, and Silence have in common?

Friday, August 3rd, 9 a.m. PST

 

This conversation will take place via Zoom.

Registration is required.

 

Tim Gallati received his MLIS from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and his M.Div from Harvard University. His interests in technology, librarianship, and silence have led him to some very unique experiences. Tim’s professional background is in corporate and academic libraries, where his responsibilities included analytics, user experience research, and curating virtual reality experiences.

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GIA Museum Tour — Recap

GIA Museum Tour — Recap


If you missed the tour of the GIA Museum, please make a mental note to attend any future tour opportunities here! The event was delightful, educational, and filled with beautiful and historic jewelry. 

Our private tour began with the library. Two of our board members, Chris (jobs) and Dianna (treasurer) work at the GIA Library, and joined us for this portion of the tour. (By the way, congratulations are in order to Chris, who recently received her Graduate Gemologist degree!)  Paula Rucinski, the library manager, walked us through its collection and archives, pointing out the variety of materials on the shelves, and shared stories of the library’s digitization project.

For the past few years, the library has been digitizing its rarest books. These files are now available to the public via the Internet Archive. The library’s catalog links directly to digitized copies of rare books such as Pliny’s Natural History from 1496, and a gorgeous, hand-written and hand-illustrated book of British Mineralogy by Martha Proby.

Unfortunately, no photography was permitted in the Jewels of India exhibit, or I would have taken photos of both the gems and the informational displays detailing the history behind them.

The exhibit was stellar, not only for the jewels, but also for the detailed educational information included with each item. For instance, there was a wonderful educational display describing the idea of “navaratna” — sacred gemstones representing aspects of Hindu astrology, as well as examples of navaratna in the jewelry on display. More information on this exhibit can be found on the GIA’s Jewels of India page.

Here are some photos of our tour! Thank you again to everyone at GIA for your hospitality, and for giving us each a copy of a book on gemstones.

A 400 lb art piece made of three pieces of rutilated quart, hanging from the ceiling and illuminated by narrow windows.

This 400 lb “pendant” of rutilated quartz is stunning to behold, but one thing especially cool about it is that twice a year, on the vernal and autumnal equinox,  the sun shines through the quartz and creates a beautiful rainbow along the stairway across the building!

A large slice of pink and green Liddicoatite

Liddicoatite, named after GIA founder Richard Liddicoat, is a distinctive type of tourmaline, a gemstone that can be found in San Diego. The museum had several gorgeous examples of tourmaline, including a two-finger butterfly ring carved from watermelon tourmaline.  I especially love the concentric triangles (or it can look like a Mercedes Benz symbol) within this stone.

A woman with her palms on a glass display case of trillion-cut gemstones

Cindy found some trillion-cut pink gems that matched her outfit perfectly.

Miniature musical instruments carved from a variety of gemstones

Lapis lazuli, rose quartz, malachite, rutilated quartz, turquoise, obsidian, black onyx, what else? Oh yeah, YES PLEASE.

Our small, but thoroughly captivated, group!

Do you think this statue of Richard Liddicoat is life-size?

SLA members pose for a photo at the GIA

Be sure to join us next time!

-Jamie Lin, SLA San Diego President-Elect

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California Revealed

California Revealed will be holding workshops here in June to review the steps of participating in their program! It’s a great introduction to the project, and they will review digital preservation basics too.  San Diego area librarians and archivists – it’s right here in Balboa Park!  If California Revealed is sounding familiar, yes, this is one of the initiatives highlighted at the SLA 2017 Fall Seminar.
 
From California Revealed:
Our next round of digitization will be this fall. Are you ready to submit your nominations?
 
Please join us in June (and please tell your colleagues):
  • Sacramento, California | Friday, June 8, 2018 | 11am-4pm | California State Library
  • Los Angeles, California | Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 11am-4pm | Los Angeles Public Library 
  • San Diego, California | Friday, June 15, 2018 | 11am-4pm | San Diego Air and Space Museum 
  • San Francisco, California |  Friday, June 22, 2018 | 11am-4pm | San Francisco Public Library 
RSVP hereHope to see you soon!

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Website update / Raffle winner / Who’s going to Baltimore?

Hi San Diego! We, and the rest of SLA, were recently hacked. The remedy, which included a large-scale migration, took this site offline for a bit. We’re back!

I wanted to share here that the winner of our April new-member campaign is Sarah DeWitt, who is currently a student at SJSU. She will be attending the annual conference in Baltimore next month, and we’re delighted to have her as a member of our chapter. Congratulations, Sarah!

Who else from San Diego is attending the conference? Please let us know! We’d like to try and organize a get-together.

  • Isabelle Garcia, your president, will be attending.
  • I, Jamie Lin, your president-elect, will also be attending. I am presenting on Wednesday at 9 a.m. My session is called “A Sexy ‘Bility: Designing for Online Accessibility.”
  • Michele Villagran, your secretary, will also be attending and presenting on Monday at 4 p.m. “Bring Culture Back: Managing Unconscious Bias to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture”
  • Cindy Shamel will be presenting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. “How to Get Started as a Consultant”

Additionally, our chapter is hosting the Western States Chapters Reception on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

We are a small, but mighty chapter! I’m so pleased at our representation at the conference this year. Please let me know if you are attending… and if you are presenting!

Stay tuned for more…
Warmest regards,
Jamie

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Register Now for a Private Tour: Jewels of India Exhibit at GIA – May 10, 2018

Please Join SLA-SD for a private tour of the Jewels of India exhibit at the Gemological Institute of America

Click Here or on the image to register

Please join SLA-SD for a private tour of the Jewels of India exhibit at the Gemological Institute of America.

This tour will be followed by a tour of the GIA library.

May 10th, 2018

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

GIA is located at 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Click Here or on the image to register

 

 

Registration is required.

Space is limited.

Preference will be given to SLA-SD members.  (Become a member!)

 

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Let’s talk about…. What Library School Didn’t Teach Me

You are invited!

APRIL 20th, 2018 … 12 pm PST … Register Here

 

ATTN: current LIS students, former LIS students, potential LIS students, and new professionals!

Please join SLA-San Diego for a lively and candid panel discussion. Panelists represent the areas of public, academic, archives, and corporate librarianship.

Plus! Find out how you can enter to win $1000 to attend the 2018 SLA Annual Conference in Baltimore, where Carla Hayden will deliver the keynote address.

 

Register Here

 

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