[EVENT] An evening with Joyce Carol Oates at the Lafayette Library

Where: Lafayette Library 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
When: Wednesday April 11 at 7pm

The Simpson Family Literary Project Committee invites you to an evening with Joyce Carol Oates on Wednesday, April 11, at 7pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall. The esteemed author will do a reading from her new book, discuss the important role of libraries throughout her life, and end the evening with an open discussion when audience members will be able to ask questions. Registration is required by March 30th at http://www.tinyurl.com/LAFapr11 and the event is free. Seating is limited so please consider registering early if you would like to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Joyce Carol Oates has expressed a deep regard for libraries and library staff who have played an important part in her life from the time she was a child and throughout her adulthood. We are honored to be able to share this important evening with Librarians and Library Staff from around the Bay Area and beyond.

“Dear Librarians…Always I feel a surge of affection and an excited intellectual interest as I enter such shrines to the printed word staffed by invariably kindly, helpful, warmly friendly and engaged individuals”.

Joyce Carol Oates

The Simpson Family Literary Project Committee

[EDIT]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

2:30-3:30 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]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] An Evening with Librarian Historian Wayne Wiegand

Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00p.m.

Author Talk: Wayne A. Wiegand, Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave., SSF, CA 94080

What do you love about the library? Discover the history of America’s public libraries in this author talk with library historian and academic, Wayne Wiegand. Wiegand will talk about his book, Part of our Lives, which explores why Americans value libraries not only as civic institutions but also as public places that promote and maintain community. Travel back in time as he shares stories and records dating back to the 1850s, and consider the possibilities for a bright future as South City moves forward in the planning of our new library! RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

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Find out up to date information on the new library on our website.

Connect with Wayne A. Wiegand

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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