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

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!