[EVENT] BayNet Happy Hour – March 2 in Oakland

Come join us at the Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St #170 in Oakland on March 2 from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Get to know the board members, meet other librarians and have a good time!

[EVENT]Highlight, Promote, Communicate: Graphic Design for Librarians Book Talk by Dr. Diana K. Wakimoto

Highlight, Promote, Communicate: Graphic Design for Librarians

Book Talk by Dr. Diana K. Wakimoto


March 16, 2018

2:00-3:30 pm

California State University, East Bay

University Libraries Biella Room (LI 2126)


Do you create flyers, bookmarks, handouts, or newsletters for your library?

Ever wonder how you could design these for better visual communication?

In this book talk, Dr. Wakimoto discusses how librarians, who are often the de facto graphic designers for their libraries, can use design concepts and best practices for more effective visual communication. Part art, part science, all about solving problems and communicating, she argues that graphic design is one of the most important aspects of librarianship. Drawing on examples from her recently published book, Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: From Color to Kerning, and common library graphic design projects, Dr. Wakimoto explains what works, what doesn’t, and simple ways to improve communication that anyone—not only librarians—can implement.

Easy Graphic Design: From Color to Kerning is now available via ALA Editions


Transportation Information to Cal State East Bay:

Map and Parking Information is available here: http://www.csueastbay.edu/about/visitor-information/maps-campus-locations/hayward-campus-map/index.html

The closest general parking lot to the library is Lot A.

A free, campus shuttle is available from Hayward BART to campus. Shuttle information and schedule are available here: http://www.csueastbay.edu/parking/files/docs/hayward-bart-to-csueb.pdf

[Event] Free Books in San Francisco March 10

Come select free books for your library, classroom or program! Town School is hosting a FREE children’s book fair for librarians, teachers, and other literacy educators on Saturday, March 10 at 2750 Jackson Street, San Francisco. Parking nearby is easy and volunteers will be available to help you get your selected books into your car.

For this event, Town School has partnered with a nonprofit, Project Cicero Bay Area, which is collecting high quality books. There will be thousands of new and gently used pleasure reading books to choose from– from pre-k to high school age.

We hope that this invitation will be especially attractive to those educators whose libraries/book collections were adversely affected by the fires in Northern California.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please go to the website http://www.projectcicerobayare.org to register to attend. Registration is required for attendance.

Submitted by Kim Stuart

Cuesta College Classes Spring 2018

Hello All:

The holidays are here, but don’t forget it is also time to register for Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology 2018 courses:

Cuesta’s Library/Information Science courses start on January 16, enrollment is available now. All coursed are fully online; for more information on Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology program:http://www.cuesta.edu/academics/hum/libinfotech/index

Getting Started
For students already admitted to Cuesta, enrollment starts here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html
To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/
For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online (.5 unit, meets 1/16-2/02)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 205 – Lib/Information Center Collections (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Provides an overview of how to select, purchase, and organize print, electronic, and other materials to stock library/information center collections.

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site.

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit; 2 sections available: one meets 1/19-3/16, the other meets 3/19 – 5/18)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs.

LIBT 215 – Technology In The Workplace (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
This course offers a practical look at proper approaches and techniques used to understand, utilize and troubleshoot workplace technology.

LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Information Age (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet.

LIBT 218 – Adolescent Literature (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Explores the literature and electronic resources essential for library technicians to work effectively with adolescents in the information age.

For questions contact:
Carina Love
Chair, Library, Learning Resouces
& Instructional Technology
Cuesta College
Hwy One.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403


– Mallory Cronan
– Division/Department Assistant
– Cuesta College
– Library, Learning Resources, and Instructional Technology
– (805) 546-3190
– mallory_cronan@cuesta.edu

Call for Submissions: BayNet Newsletter Fall 2017

Share your work and stories with the members of BayNet

BayNet is a multidisciplinary library association that is dedicated to bringing together librarians, archivists, and information professionals from all over the Bay Area together so they can share and learn from each other. And the BayNet Newsletter wants you to share what’s going on in your world with the rest of the members of BayNet.

The BayNet Newsletter is looking for articles on a wide variety of topics: professional news, events, workshops, seminars, and issues or events of interest. If there’s something going on in the world of archives that you’re excited about, let everyone know! If you just got a new library program and want to tell people about it, then this is the place. And if you have an event that you want to make sure is packed, we’ve got your audience right here.

The deadline for submissions is October 25 and check out the Newsletter Submission Guidelines HERE for restrictions on length and formatting. Pictures are encouraged and will be published in full color. I look forward to reading what you have to say and thanks for making the Bay Area library scene the exciting and diverse place we all enjoy.

Collin Thormoto
BayNet News Editor