[EVENT] BayNet Happy Hour – March 2 in Oakland

Come join us at the Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St #170 in Oakland on March 2 from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Get to know the board members, meet other librarians and have a good time!

[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] Free Books in San Francisco March 10

Come select free books for your library, classroom or program! Town School is hosting a FREE children’s book fair for librarians, teachers, and other literacy educators on Saturday, March 10 at 2750 Jackson Street, San Francisco. Parking nearby is easy and volunteers will be available to help you get your selected books into your car.

For this event, Town School has partnered with a nonprofit, Project Cicero Bay Area, which is collecting high quality books. There will be thousands of new and gently used pleasure reading books to choose from– from pre-k to high school age.

We hope that this invitation will be especially attractive to those educators whose libraries/book collections were adversely affected by the fires in Northern California.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please go to the website http://www.projectcicerobayare.org to register to attend. Registration is required for attendance.

Submitted by Kim Stuart

Cuesta College Classes Spring 2018

Hello All:

The holidays are here, but don’t forget it is also time to register for Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology 2018 courses:

Cuesta’s Library/Information Science courses start on January 16, enrollment is available now. All coursed are fully online; for more information on Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology program:http://www.cuesta.edu/academics/hum/libinfotech/index

Getting Started
For students already admitted to Cuesta, enrollment starts here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html
To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/
For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search

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DIST 101 – Introduction To Online (.5 unit, meets 1/16-2/02)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 205 – Lib/Information Center Collections (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Provides an overview of how to select, purchase, and organize print, electronic, and other materials to stock library/information center collections.

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site.

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit; 2 sections available: one meets 1/19-3/16, the other meets 3/19 – 5/18)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs.

LIBT 215 – Technology In The Workplace (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
This course offers a practical look at proper approaches and techniques used to understand, utilize and troubleshoot workplace technology.

LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Information Age (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet.

LIBT 218 – Adolescent Literature (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Explores the literature and electronic resources essential for library technicians to work effectively with adolescents in the information age.

For questions contact:
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Carina Love
Chair, Library, Learning Resouces
& Instructional Technology
Cuesta College
Hwy One.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
805-546-3159
clove@cuesta.edu

or

– Mallory Cronan
– Division/Department Assistant
– Cuesta College
– Library, Learning Resources, and Instructional Technology
– (805) 546-3190
– mallory_cronan@cuesta.edu

Cuesta College Library/Information Technology Courses for Fall 2017

Hello Colleagues: 

August is right around the corner, so now is the time to register for Cuesta’s Fall 2017 (begins August 21) term of  Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Find class offerings and descriptions below. Be sure to enroll in the Intro course (LIBT 201) which begins the program sequence and is only offered in the Fall semester.  

Library/Information Technology courses from Cuesta College are not just an excellent way to prepare future library support staff.  They are also excellent ways for current staff to refresh their knowledge, or to gain new skills.  Because all courses are online, they are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and are a perfect fit for people with busy work and family lives.  

         To find classes: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search 

         To apply to Cuesta: http://cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  Denise Fourie (dfourie@cuesta.edu) or Carina Love (clove@cuesta.edu).

Fall 2017 Cuesta Library/Information Technology Classes   

All courses are fully online.  Full-semester courses meet 8/21 – 12/22. 

LIBT 201 – Introduction to Library Services  (3 units) ONLY OFFERED IN FALL  
Surveys the history, organization, services, personnel and functions of libraries and information centers. Provides beginning library/information technology students with an introduction and overview to the field and identifies job opportunities. Must also be enrolled in the following course: 

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online   (.5 unit)    meets 8/21 – 9/08 
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course. Students will determine if distance education is right for them and learn academic and technological skills for success in distance education and technology mediated courses. 

LIBT 204 – Organizing Information (3 units) 
A practical introduction to the tasks involved with cataloging book and nonbook library materials. Includes descriptive cataloging using AACR2, subject cataloging, and classification. Covers MARC formats as well as their use in the OCLC bibliographic utility and local automated library systems. 

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units) 
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site. All elements of web page design will be covered including such topics as content, navigation and aesthetics. 

LIBT 208 – Library Teamwork and Supervisory Skills  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces teamwork and supervisory skills within the context of a library department or branch. Covers how to train, motivate, counsel and evaluate employees, time management, delegation of work, preparation of memos and statistical reports. 

LIBT 209 – Library Public Services   (3 units) 
Surveys library services provided to the public–including the philosophy, policies and procedures associated with reference/information and circulation services. Emphasizes skill building in defining and executing search strategies. 

LIBT 210 – School Library Services  (3 units) 
Explores the role of the school library media program in the educational community.  Provides students with basic skills and competencies necessary to deliver effective school library media programs for grades K-12. 

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills. 

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching  (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs. Students will learn how to formulate effective search queries, select appropriate information resources, and retrieve and evaluate information from these resources. 

LIBT 220 – Fundamentals of CSS  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces the fundamentals of CSS for the Web Page Developer. The essential elements such as selectors, positioning, floating, and vertical alignment, tables, and other topics will be explored. 

Post submitted by Denise Fourie, Instructor of Library/Information Technology at Cuesta College