Amelia Kassel will speak about Information Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Special Libraries Association’s San Andreas chapter on Friday, July 31st. For more about the topic, see an article she wrote: The Evolution of Information Brokering: A Career Alternative for Librarians and Info Pros.

Here are details for the the SLA event: (Registration deadline is July 29th. See below for registration information.)

Career Agility: The Independent Information Professional
Speaker: Amelia Kassel

Career Agility is about gathering the tools and strategies you will need to be ready for your next next job. This time we’ll be talking about the steps to take if you want to establish yourself as an independent researcher or consultant. Amelia Kassel, independent consultant, teacher and mentor extraordinaire will be our speaker. Cindy Hill has agreed to moderate the session.

Amelia Kassel is President of MarketingBase, specializing in industry, company and competitive and market intelligence research since 1982. Amelia holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from UCLA, and combines expertise in Internet research and fee-based databases with knowledge of business and marketing strategies. She has been a lecturer in the SLIS program at San Jose State, and taught at the University of California Berkeley Extension for 15 years.

Lee Pharis has again agreed to host us at Exponent on July 31. Exponent is located off Marsh Road on the Bay side of 101. A buffet continental breakfast will be served in our meeting room prior to the program. We are starting this one early and plan to end by 10 am, for a minimal impact on your work day.

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Program
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q&A

Cost: $12 for members; $16 for non-members and guests; $8 for student/unemployed members

Location: Exponent — 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Parking: Free parking is available at Exponent.

DEADLINE: Make sure your registration form & check are received by Wednesday, July 29.

Print, fill out and send the form with your check to:
SLA Reservations, c/o AIM Library & Information Staffing, P.O. Box 391210, Mountain View, CA 94039-1210

Patricia Parsons
Jean Bedord
Program Directors, San Andreas SLA

To register for the July 31st program (DEADLINE: July 29):

Send your check payable to “San Andreas Chapter of SLA” and the
registration form to:

SLA Reservations
c/o AIM Library & Information Staffing (AIM)
P.O. Box 391210
Mountain View, CA 94039-1210

Name: _____________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________________________

E-Mail: _____________________________________________

Employer/Affiliation: ___________________________________

SLA Member (@$12): ____ Non Member/Guest (@$16): ____

Student//Unemployed Member (@$8): _____

Check enclosed for: ____________

Please make check payable to San Andreas Chapter of SLA

DEADLINE: Make sure your registration & check are received by Wednesday, July 29