EVENT: BayNet Annual Meeting : Collective Mindset of the Future – Translating Trends Into Service

Join your fellow Library professionals throughout the Bay Area as we hear from national leaders Miguel Figueroa and Veronda J. Pitchford about how a diverse network can stay current and build our collective mindset of the future.  We will discuss how library professionals can translate trends into services for their members.

We will begin with networking and snacks at 9:00am in the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library, then start the discussion at 9:30am inside the Koret Auditorium. For a FREE ticket, register here.

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Veronda is the Assistant Director of the Califa Group, nonprofit library membership consortium representing 230 libraries in California committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. She is an active ALA member and has participated on many ALA Advisory Committees and Boards including United for Libraries and the Center for the Future of Libraries. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2005 and was awarded the 2018 American Library Association Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for her outstanding service and sustained leadership. She has a master’s degree in library and information science from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college in Durham, North Carolina. Veronda is a die-hard library chick.

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[EVENT] ANNUAL MEETING EVENT – Applying User Experience Design to Your Library

Join your BayNet colleagues Friday, May 11th for our Annual Event and Meeting!

This year we’re bringing out Aaron Schmidt to discuss the principles of Library UX – User Experience – and discuss ways that you can apply these principles at your library. Aaron is the co-author of the ALA Book Useful, Usable, Desirable that identifies the 19 critical touchpoints for libraries. This presentation will help libraries discover ways to improve their physical spaces, websites, service points, signage, and marketing.

Program Agenda:
9:00 – 9:45am – BayNet Annual Meeting, Refreshments & Networking
9:45 – 11:45am – Presenation by Aaron Schmidt on Library UX

Aaron Schmidt is Principal of the design firm Influx Library User Experience, lectures at SJSU, serves on the editorial board of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience and wrote the column “The User Experience” for Library Journal.

Event details
When: Friday, May 11, 9:00 am-Noon
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)

Register Here: https://baynet.wildapricot.org/event-2836269/Registration

ANNUAL MEETING AND FREE EVENT – Diversity in Graphic Novels: Serving Patrons & Building Diverse Collections

Join your BayNet colleagues Friday, May 19 for our Annual Event and Meeting!

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This year we’ve planned a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collection. In this special presentation – led by two veteran graphic novel selectors and general comic book enthusiasts – you will learn about why librarians serving all kinds of audiences are turning to graphic novels, and best practices and procedures to further grow and diversify comic and graphic novel collections. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library, or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials, will have something to gain from attending this event.

Program Agenda:
9:00-10:00 am – BayNet Annual Meeting, Refreshments & Networking
10:00-11:00 am – Collection Development
11:00 am-Noon – Author Panel

We’ll begin with a presentation by Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Librarian and Consultant), two longtime graphic novel selectors and the co-hosts of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast. The duo will discuss the history and current direction of representation in comics; share their collection development best practices, and favorite resources; and discuss philosophical approaches to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Jack and Amanda will also share some of their annual annotated Top 10 lists, and allow plenty of time for Q&A.

The second half of the program will feature a special panel of comic book professionals who will share their creative processes and discuss the power of comics as a means of telling diverse stories, and as educational tools. Guests on the panel will be:

Thi Bui – writer/artist of the upcoming graphic novel The Best We Can Do, founding member of Oakland’s International High School
Nidhi Chanani – writer/artist of the upcoming graphic novel Pashmina, illustrator at Everyday Love
Casey Gilly – comic book journalist, consultant, editor, and writer
Justin Hall – Assistant Professor of Comics at CCA, editor of No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
Mariko Tamaki – Eisner Award-winning writer of This One Summer, current writer on Supergirl: Being Super and Hulk
Raina Telgemeier – Author/Illustrator of Ghosts & Smile

Event details
When: Friday, May 19, 9:00 am-Noon
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)
Registration required

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.

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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