NEWS: Registration Open for Cuesta College’s Summer LIBT Courses

Hello Colleagues:

Registration is now open for Cuesta’s Summer 2017 term of Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Summer classes begin June 12.

Find class offerings and descriptions below.

Library/Information Technology courses from Cuesta College are not just an excellent way to prepare future library support staff. They are also excellent ways for current staff to refresh their knowledge, or to gain new skills. Because all courses are online, they are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and are a perfect fit for people with busy work and family lives.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  clove@cuesta.edu or dfourie@cuesta.edu

Summer Library/Information Technology Courses from Cuesta College

  • LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

 

  • LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs. Students will learn how to formulate effective search queries, select appropriate information resources, and retrieve and evaluate information from these resources. Transfer: CSU

 

  • LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Info Age (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet. This will include a basic knowledge of copyright laws, security and privacy issues, Internet advertising, and the appropriate use of the Internet as an information delivery system. Transfer: CSU.

 

  • DIST 101 – Intro To Online (.5 credit) Online, 6/12 – 6/30 [Note: Listed in “Online”] Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course. Students will determine if distance education is right for them and learn academic and technological skills for success in distance education and technology mediated courses.

This post submitted by: Denise Fourie Instructor, Library/Information Technology dfourie@cuesta.edu

 

South San Francisco Public Library Presents: Prohibition in San Mateo County

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.

Prohibition in San Mateo County presented by Carmen Blair, Deputy Director,  San Mateo Historical Society  (Held offsite at Armstrong Brewing CO.)  

In the 1930s, mobster Sam Termini called San Mateo County the most corrupt county in the state.  With rumrunners landing Canadian whiskey on isolated beaches, moonshiners operating in homes and a multitude of speakeasies, the county earned a reputation as one of the “wettest” in the state during Prohibition. Carmen Blair, Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association, will share Prohibition stories during an illustrated presentation.

Bio: Carmen Blair is the Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association.  Her responsibilities include: being involved with school programs, public programs for adults and children, as well as overseeing exhibits and publications. She received her B.A. in History from Gustavus Adolphus College and her M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Armstrong Brewing Company.

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BART, The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System presented by Michael C. Healy, BART Historian.

Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m.

Presentation and Discussion:  BART,  The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System

The discussion will be led by Mr. Bart himself the Official Historian, Michael C. Healy, author of the book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. This fascinating book undertakes the massive task of chronicling  something the Bay Area takes for granted. Did you know that the original BART plan included Marin and San Mateo counties? Healy does a terrific job exploring both the grand plans and the hard realities of building one of the nation’s first multi-county rapid transit systems.

Nicknamed “Mr. BART” by his colleagues, Michael C. Healy was responsible for BART’s media affairs and marketing activities from 1971—about ten months before trains started running—until his retirement in 2004. He wrote for radio and film and was the editor of the Sausalito News before taking a public relations job at the nascent transit agency. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California.

Connect with Michael C. Healy                                                                                           

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Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)
Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery

Belmont, CA:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Notre Dame de Namur University, Gellert Library

The workshop is FREE.  Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor. Link to the webinars will be provided upon registration.

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Co-Sponsored by California Preservation Program (CPP)

Instructor: Julie A. Page, Co-Coordinator, CPP and WESTPAS

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The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop to produce the following outcomes:

  • Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.

Who should attend:    Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions.  By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost:    No charge to the institution.  Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Library.  Mileage reimbursement funds are available to staff (paid or volunteer) from California organizations, with annual operating budgets of less than $250,000, for travel in excess of 100 miles round trip to attend the workshop.

Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online for the IN-PERSON session at: WESTPAS workshop   http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao,  caow@plsinfo.org

For general & content information contact Julie Page  jpage@calpreservation.org

BayNet Board Positions Open!

The upcoming BayNet Board Elections are fast approaching and we are looking for candidates for several different positions:

Special Library Representative

At-Large Representative

Public Library Representative

In addition to the above elected positions, there are also some appointed positions, including:

Social Media Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Co-Publicist

If you, or someone you know, are interested in one or more of these positions, please click the link here to learn more and apply!

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Annual Meeting.

BayNet Board of Directors