South San Francisco Public Library Presents: Prohibition in San Mateo County

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 p.m. Prohibition in San Mateo County presented by Carmen Blair, Deputy Director,  San Mateo Historical Society  (Held offsite at Armstrong Brewing CO.)   In the 1930s, mobster Sam Termini called San Mateo County the most corrupt county in the state.  With rumrunners landing Canadian whiskey on isolated beaches, moonshiners operating in … Continue reading South San Francisco Public Library Presents: Prohibition in San Mateo County

BART, The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System presented by Michael C. Healy, BART Historian.

Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion:  BART,  The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System The discussion will be led by Mr. Bart himself the Official Historian, Michael C. Healy, author of the book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. This fascinating book undertakes the massive … Continue reading BART, The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System presented by Michael C. Healy, BART Historian.

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS - Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total) Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Response & Recovery Belmont, CA:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Notre Dame de Namur University, Gellert Library The workshop is FREE.  Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars … Continue reading Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

EVENT: 2017 Witkin Symposium: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Presented by the Alameda County Law Library | $35-$45 In May 1942, one of the assembly centers for Japanese internment camps was the 1117 Oak Street, next door to what is now the law library. The Korematsu family lived in Oakland and may have reported to this address before being transported to the Tanforan detention … Continue reading EVENT: 2017 Witkin Symposium: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

BayNet Board Positions Open!

The upcoming BayNet Board Elections are fast approaching and we are looking for candidates for several different positions: Special Library Representative At-Large Representative Public Library Representative In addition to the above elected positions, there are also some appointed positions, including: Social Media Coordinator Membership Coordinator Co-Publicist If you, or someone you know, are interested in … Continue reading BayNet Board Positions Open!

[Free Webinar and Workshop] Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS - Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total) Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - Response & Recovery Belmont, CA:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Notre Dame de Namur University, Gellert Library The workshop is FREE.  Participation in the … Continue reading [Free Webinar and Workshop] Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Released: BayNet Newsletter Winter 2017

The most recent issue of the BayNet Newsletter has been released! You can find the current issue at https://baynetlibs.org/news/current-newsletter In the Fall 2016 issue: Online Library 2.016 Conference Examines the Future of Libraries by Allison Randall Gatt: This write-up of the Online Library 2.016 Conference covers everything about the future of libraries from information visualization to do the intersection of … Continue reading Released: BayNet Newsletter Winter 2017

[Conference Report] Making College Connections: Librarians working together to prepare students for college and beyond

At ALA Midwinter on January 22nd in Atlanta, the Transitions to College Committee of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) met and discussed challenges in preparing students for college. A mix of public, school, community college, and university librarians shared ideas for making the transition smoother for all students. According to the multi-type library committee, … Continue reading [Conference Report] Making College Connections: Librarians working together to prepare students for college and beyond

[Event] The Art of Tea at the South San Francisco Public Library

Where: South San Francisco Public Library 840 W Orange Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080 When: Saturday January 28th at 2:00 pm Ruby Ming, a docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program, will deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk about the art of tea and the many different traditions of Chinese tea practice. … Continue reading [Event] The Art of Tea at the South San Francisco Public Library

[Announcement] California Conference on Library Instruction 2017

On May 5th, 2017 the California Conference on Library Instruction will return to the University of San Francisco. Registration information is available here and you can view the full conference program here. Early bird tickets are $50, regular tickets will be $62. The conference sold out quickly last year so we advise purchasing tickets at your earliest convenience. The 2017 conference … Continue reading [Announcement] California Conference on Library Instruction 2017

[Conference Report] Reinvention: Thriving in the 21st Century

On November 4-6, the Mechanics’ Institute hosted 51 colleagues from Wales, Australia, Canada, England and the U.S. for the Reinvention Conference. Reinvention was the fourth in a series of international conferences for independent and subscription libraries, mechanics' institutes, athenaeums, mercantile libraries, schools of arts, and working men's institutes and the first one held in North … Continue reading [Conference Report] Reinvention: Thriving in the 21st Century

News: Alert from Stanford Libraries on Book Thief

Be On Alert Between May and November of 2016, approximately 120 books were stolen from the Stanford University Libraries. The thief was arrested in November, but promptly posted bail. He was identified as Barry Nelson Brams (pictured here), a white male, around 60 years in age and 5 feet 10 inches in height. Mr. Brams … Continue reading News: Alert from Stanford Libraries on Book Thief