ANNUAL MEETING AND FREE EVENT – Friday, May 20: A Day in the Life of a Special Librarian

Ever wondered about a career in a Special Library? Hear first-hand accounts from a panel of Special Librarians at the BayNet Annual Meeting! A diverse panel of librarians will discuss just a few of the wide range of topics which fall under the umbrella of Special Libraries.

Join BayNet for this year’s annual meeting and panel, A Day in the Life of a Special Librarian.

Register Today!

About the Panelists:
Peggy Tahir works at UCSF working with clinicians and patient care providers. Peggy also is  interested in the alchemical processes of canning jams and jellies, a skill she gained with her mom. She now makes a prickly pear syrup that she sells to a local bar, where you can find her cocktail, “The Prickly Peg.” It’s her original homemade prickly pear margarita with a kick. When she’s not doing that she’s checking out local craft cocktails around SF (and craft brew and coffee), writing poetry, or working with heat guns and torches on encaustic paintings.

Meredith Eliassen works in Special Collections at San Francisco State University. As an avid life-long folklore enthusiast and history detective, Meredith has brought to life archival resources on palmistry, the literary contributions of Josiah Allen’s Wife, fairy tales of the Early Republic, and music of the California Gold Rush.

Taryn Edwards is a Librarian and Member Relations and Marketing Specialist for the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco. When Taryn is not working for the Mechanics’ Institute, she spends her days in hot pursuit of a dead man and her evenings taming her toller and terrier.

Mark Mackler is a librarian for the California Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Law Library. Mark notes that like many librarians, he chose librarianship as his second career.  After teaching junior and senior high school for 11 years in Massachusetts, Mark wore a chicken suit to his final day teaching 9th graders.  The die was cast.

When: Friday, May 20, 2016, 9 am-12pm
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)

9:00-9:30 am – Registration, light refreshments, networking
9:30-10:00 am – Welcome remarks, BayNet Business Meeting
10:00 am-Noon – Panel including Q&A

EVENT: BayNet – SLA Joint Meeting Featuring Journalist John Bohannon: Adventurous Investigator in Science Data

John Bohannon, science journalist and visiting scholar at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science, will talk about his investigations into the evolution of scientific fame, fake peer review, and how his work inspired Stephen Colbert to eat cat food on television.

He’s also the creator of “Dance Your Ph.D.,” an international competition where scientists explain their work through interpretive dance.

When: February 9, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: Fish & Farm, 424 Clay Street, San Francisco (near Battery St, in the Financial District)

Program Cost:

SLA & BayNet Members $30.00

Non-Members (Neither in SLA nor in BayNet) $50.00

Student / Retired / Unemployed $25.00

Register: online

BayNet Annual Meeting 2015 Video

Pintroduction to Pinterest

May 8, 2015

Pinterest’s Christine Schirmer delivered the keynote “Pintroduction to Pinterest” at the 2015 Annual BayNet event.

ANNUAL FREE EVENT, May 8th: “Pintroduction to Pinterest” with Pinterest’s Christine Schirmer

pinterest_logoBayNet presents “Pintroduction to Pinterest” with Pinterest’s Christine Schirmer as the keynote speaker for this year’s annual meeting to be held at San Francisco Public Library on Friday, May 8 from 9am-12pm. This event is free.

All library lovers are invited to attend, especially librarians, library staffers, Library Friends and Foundations from all classifications of libraries.

Expect to learn the ins and outs of Pinterest, and non-profit and library best practices with this incredibly versatile visual social media tool. Learn how your library can tap into the opportunities and excitement of pinning! You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity. Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues.

Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries before the event and get to know librarians, library staff, and library support organizations from all types of libraries around the great Bay Area. Register now!

BayNet Annual Meeting 2014 Videos

Getting it right: Evaluating Library Spaces & Services

May 9, 2014

Talk: “Establishing Young Adult Space in Research”
Dr. Anthony Bernier, PhD
San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

Talk: “Getting it right: Evaluating Library Spaces and Services”
Dr. Jeremy W. Kemp, Ed.D.
San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

Audience Q&A