[Event] SLA Event in San Francisco Wednesday, August 30

Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 5:30-7:30 PM
Patriot House Pub
2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Region Chapter of the Special Libraries Association invite you to our Fall Happy Hour. Are you a student or new to the Bay Area? Are you a librarian and want to meet new librarians in the area? Come join us for an evening with friends and colleagues. Meet librarians from all walks of life and find out what the SLA in the Bay Area is about.

The event will be free for new and prospective members, students, and for current members who bring along one or more prospective member. The fee for all others is $10.

Come and join us for an evening with friends and find out just what SLA in the Bay Area is all about. The first drink is on us! We hope to see you there.

To register as a FREE attendee, please email Sarah Cook at president-elect@sanfrancisco.sla.org with your name, current SLA membership status, and who you’re going to bring. If you’ll be paying $10 for this night of drinks and frivolity, you can send a check made out to San Francisco Bay Chapter of SLA to me at:

Sarah Cook
44 Montgomery St.
32nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Or you can pay by cash or check the night of the event. Either way, please email me to let me know you’re coming.

Please RSVP by August 28.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Grace Kim, Academic Relations Chair
Sarah Cook, President-Elect

 

Cuesta College Library/Information Technology Courses for Fall 2017

Hello Colleagues: 

August is right around the corner, so now is the time to register for Cuesta’s Fall 2017 (begins August 21) term of  Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Find class offerings and descriptions below. Be sure to enroll in the Intro course (LIBT 201) which begins the program sequence and is only offered in the Fall semester.  

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.  

         To find classes: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search 

         To apply to Cuesta: http://cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  Denise Fourie (dfourie@cuesta.edu) or Carina Love (clove@cuesta.edu).

Fall 2017 Cuesta Library/Information Technology Classes   

All courses are fully online.  Full-semester courses meet 8/21 – 12/22. 

LIBT 201 – Introduction to Library Services  (3 units) ONLY OFFERED IN FALL  
Surveys the history, organization, services, personnel and functions of libraries and information centers. Provides beginning library/information technology students with an introduction and overview to the field and identifies job opportunities. Must also be enrolled in the following course: 

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online   (.5 unit)    meets 8/21 – 9/08 
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. 

LIBT 204 – Organizing Information (3 units) 
A practical introduction to the tasks involved with cataloging book and nonbook library materials. Includes descriptive cataloging using AACR2, subject cataloging, and classification. Covers MARC formats as well as their use in the OCLC bibliographic utility and local automated library systems. 

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units) 
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site. All elements of web page design will be covered including such topics as content, navigation and aesthetics. 

LIBT 208 – Library Teamwork and Supervisory Skills  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces teamwork and supervisory skills within the context of a library department or branch. Covers how to train, motivate, counsel and evaluate employees, time management, delegation of work, preparation of memos and statistical reports. 

LIBT 209 – Library Public Services   (3 units) 
Surveys library services provided to the public–including the philosophy, policies and procedures associated with reference/information and circulation services. Emphasizes skill building in defining and executing search strategies. 

LIBT 210 – School Library Services  (3 units) 
Explores the role of the school library media program in the educational community.  Provides students with basic skills and competencies necessary to deliver effective school library media programs for grades K-12. 

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills. 

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching  (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
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. 

LIBT 220 – Fundamentals of CSS  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces the fundamentals of CSS for the Web Page Developer. The essential elements such as selectors, positioning, floating, and vertical alignment, tables, and other topics will be explored. 

Post submitted by Denise Fourie, Instructor of Library/Information Technology at Cuesta College

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.

Connect with the San Mateo Historical Society

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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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