EVENT: BayNet & SLA Special Libraries tour

Join your fellow Baynet and SLA members for a unique library tour in Vallejo! Meet your fellow library colleagues to view the unique collections at the McCune Collection and the Maritime Academy Library.

Saturday, April 13th 2019

Register HERE


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.

BayNet Annual


EVENT: ACL Institute 2019, We Are Here:  Creating Better Library Services for Immigrant Youth and Families

ACL Institute 2019, We Are Here:  Creating Better Library Services for Immigrant Youth and Families

Join us for a day of inspiration, exploration, networking, and partnership-building, all related to the subject of immigration, with the goal of developing as a profession to better serve immigrant children and families.

Guests include authors, René Colato Laínez, Dr. Francisco Jiménez, Innosanto Nagara, Aida Salazar, and Dr. Alberto Ledesma, and representatives from the International Rescue Committee, the East Bay Agency for Children,  Centro Legal, California Humanities,  and REFORMA’s Children in Crisis Project. Also Eth-Noh-Tec, Reverend Deborah Lee, and Beverly Slapin. Book sales and signing.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St., San Francisco

Register via Brown Paper Tickets
Scholarships available  – Information and Tickets at bayviews.org 

Be part of a memorable day!


EVENT: Feb 2nd – Sign My Name to Freedom: Exploring the Great Migration, Livermore, CA

Author Tina Jones Williams and The Storytellers present SIGN MY NAME TO FREEDOM: Exploring the Great Migration on Saturday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m.

The Great Migration was the relocation of more than six million African-Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from about 1916 to 1970. Explore this era through the lens of African-American authors, such as Betty Reid Soskin.

Livermore Reads Together 2019 is a community reading program sponsored by the Friends of the Livermore Library, featuring the New York Times bestseller Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis.

The community of Livermore is invited to read Spare Parts, and join their neighbors by participating in events related to the book during the month of February 2019. Copies of the book and event schedules will be available at all Livermore Public Library locations.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Civic Center Library, Community Rooms A and B, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA 94550

EVENT: Code4Lib, San Jose, CA

Why Code4Lib?
Excellent keynote speakers! We’re excited to welcome Safiya Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and Tara Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner for Mozilla, to speak with us.
Tons of great content! We have twenty-two workshops to choose from this year, handlings topics from accessibility to digital preservation to linked data, all conveniently located at the conference hotel. Conference talks vary from discussions of ethics, machine learning, the GDPR, open access indexes, and more!
Great community events! From the Newcomer’s Dinner where new attendees meet grizzled veterans, to Game Night, to a reception at The Tech Museum of Innovation, Code4Lib has a lot going on outside the main conference. We strive to be as fun and welcoming of a conference as possible, with a community-authored Code of Conduct.
Looking to save money at the conference? The conference hotel block at the DoubleTree San José is full though there are a few rooms left at a higher rate, but there also options that start around $100/night nearby. See this Google Map of hotels or check out local AirBnB homes. Being close to the San José airport, there are many choices in the area. The “Extended Stay America” airport and downtown hotels are both affordable and within walking distance, for instance.
Want more details on talks, workshops, and other events? The complete conference schedule is posted on the website.
Visit https://2019.code4lib.org for more information or join us in the Code4Lib Slack organization where people will be happy to answer questions (you can sign up here).

Registration Fees

  • Main Conference: $395
  • Main Conference (after January 23rd) : $450
  • Pre-Conference : $50 per half day ($100 for full day)
  • Reception “plus one”: $60 (limit one “plus one” per registration)
  • DoubleTree Hotel: $200/night plus taxes