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

ANNUAL FREE EVENT May 9th: Getting it right: Evaluating Library Spaces & Services

Keynote Topic:

Whether designing new spaces or remodeling existing ones, working from past successes is crucial. Dr. Bernier and Dr. Kemp will share findings on an IMLS-funded research project using surveys and video transcriptions from 800 of the newest U.S. libraries. The presentation will highlight four beneficial topics: how youth contribute to space design; alternatives in youth seating; and actual youth feedback on what is most important to them about YA designated library spaces. Another portion of the project demonstrates the great potential of using simulated libraries for evidence-based practice in general and specialized library design and services.

While their study focused on using teens they will discuss applying their research to all situations.

Keynote Speakers:

Anthony Bernier, PhD Dr. Bernier teaches youth services. He’s a regular columnist for the journal Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and author of VOYA’s YA Spaces of Your Dreams Collection (2012), and Transforming Young Adult Services, (2013).

Dr. Jeremy W. Kemp, Ed.DDr. Kemp’s work explores the ways librarians, teachers and learners use communication technologies for education. He co-founded the SLOODLE project (Second Life Object Oriented Distance Learning Environment) with Dr. Daniel Livingstone of University of West of Scotland.

Free! Registration is required.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided

When: Friday, May 9, 2014, 9am – 12pm
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. @ Grove
Agenda:
9-9:30am Registration, light refreshments, networking
9:30-10am Welcome remarks, BayNet Business Meeting
10-10:30am Break
10:30-11:45am Keynote presentation, including Q&A

Working with data surplus

How Data Can Help Create Better Communities.” In this video, taken at BayNet’s 2013 Annual Meeting, Dr. Reichental discussed that, in an era of government deficits, it’s comforting to note that there is an abundant surplus of data. But until recently, leveraging value from data beyond its initial creation and use has been difficult. Today, this picture is changing. A combination of new technologies and a more enlightened emerging leadership is finding innovative ways to put data to work. Beyond much desired transparency and accountability, making government data more easily accessible is creating a wave of valuable community applications. Dr. Reichental talked how information professionals can participate in this new data economy.

EVENT: May 3, How Data Can Help Create Better Communities with Dr. Jonathan Reichental. Register Now!

Dr. Jonathan ReichentalBayNet ‘s annual 2013 meeting on May 3rd will feature a talk by Dr. Jonathan Reichental. Please join us! Register below to reserve your space!

TOPIC: In an era of government deficits it’s comforting to note that there is an abundant surplus of data. But until recently, leveraging value from data beyond its initial creation and use has been difficult. Today, this picture is changing. A combination of new technologies and a more enlightened emerging leadership is finding innovative ways to put data to work. Beyond much desired transparency and accountability, making government data more easily accessible is creating a wave of valuable community applications. In this talk, Dr. Reichental will discuss these transformational items and help the audience to think about how they too can participate in this new data economy.

SPEAKER: Dr. Jonathan Reichental is currently an award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto where he is focusing on modernizing the existing technology environment, implementing enhancements to the citywide SAP implementation, as well as pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. Jonathan was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Government in America in 2013.

Free!
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided
Friday, May 3, 9 am – 12 noon
Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. @ Grove

Registration is closed.