Special Libraries Association Happy Hour in San Francisco

The Special Libraries Association Bay Region Chapter is hosting a Fall Happy Hour!

Are you a student or new to the Bay Area? Are you a librarian and want to meet new librarians in the area? Come join us for an evening with friends and colleagues. Meet librarians from all walks of life and find out what the SLA in the Bay Area is about.

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Patriot House Pub, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

The event is free to new and prospective members, students, and for current members who bring along one or more prospective members. The fee for all others is $10. The first drink is on SLA!

To register as a free attendee, please email Grace Kim at gkim1133@gmail.com with your name, current SLA membership status, and who you will bring.

If you are paying $10 for this night of drinks and conversations, please RSVP to Grace at gkim1133@gmail.com and bring your payment to the event.
Please RSVP by August 29th.

EVENT: BayNet Pokémon GO Meetup

BayNet Pokemon GOJoin your BayNet colleagues for the first-ever Pokémon GO Meetup on Saturday, August 20, 10:30 am-Noon.

We’ll play for an hour then reconvene to share ideas on how we are using/will use Pokémon GO in our libraries.

At noon, for those who wish, we’ll go to lunch at the Farmer’s Market or another location downtown.

Meet in front of Hayward City Hall near the fountain by the Farmer’s Market (aka Hayward City Hall Pokéstop).

The Hayward City Hall Pokéstop is a two minute walk from Hayward BART station.

Contact Diana Wakimoto: diana.wakimoto@csueastbay.edu

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EVENT: BayNet Thirsty Thursday

baynet-pink-elephant-addNew to the Bay Area library scene and want to meet your colleagues? Maybe you’re just interested in a libation near the end of the week. Whatever the case, join your Bay Area library colleagues for cocktails and conversation at The Pink Elephant Alibi in SoMa. The bar boasts an extensive beer selection and is accessible from Montgomery Bart station.

Location: The Pink Elephant Alibi – 142 Minna St San Francisco, CA 94105 at New Montgomery St Financial District, SoMa
Date/Time: Thursday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

RSVP: Online

Questions: Contact Natasha Isajlovic, baynetlibs@gmail.com

ANNUAL MEETING AND FREE EVENT – Friday, May 20: A Day in the Life of a Special Librarian

Ever wondered about a career in a Special Library? Hear first-hand accounts from a panel of Special Librarians at the BayNet Annual Meeting! A diverse panel of librarians will discuss just a few of the wide range of topics which fall under the umbrella of Special Libraries.

Join BayNet for this year’s annual meeting and panel, A Day in the Life of a Special Librarian.

Register Today!

About the Panelists:
Peggy Tahir works at UCSF working with clinicians and patient care providers. Peggy also is  interested in the alchemical processes of canning jams and jellies, a skill she gained with her mom. She now makes a prickly pear syrup that she sells to a local bar, where you can find her cocktail, “The Prickly Peg.” It’s her original homemade prickly pear margarita with a kick. When she’s not doing that she’s checking out local craft cocktails around SF (and craft brew and coffee), writing poetry, or working with heat guns and torches on encaustic paintings.

Meredith Eliassen works in Special Collections at San Francisco State University. As an avid life-long folklore enthusiast and history detective, Meredith has brought to life archival resources on palmistry, the literary contributions of Josiah Allen’s Wife, fairy tales of the Early Republic, and music of the California Gold Rush.

Taryn Edwards is a Librarian and Member Relations and Marketing Specialist for the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco. When Taryn is not working for the Mechanics’ Institute, she spends her days in hot pursuit of a dead man and her evenings taming her toller and terrier.

Mark Mackler is a librarian for the California Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Law Library. Mark notes that like many librarians, he chose librarianship as his second career.  After teaching junior and senior high school for 11 years in Massachusetts, Mark wore a chicken suit to his final day teaching 9th graders.  The die was cast.

When: Friday, May 20, 2016, 9 am-12pm
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)

9:00-9:30 am – Registration, light refreshments, networking
9:30-10:00 am – Welcome remarks, BayNet Business Meeting
10:00 am-Noon – Panel including Q&A

EVENT: If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words… with Shelly Schoo

KellySchooPicStrong graphics and data visualizations go a long way toward making your message more compelling and impactful. What are the critical aspects to creating high-impact PowerPoint presentations? During this session, you will learn the foundations for building a persuasive narrative as well as how to better use PowerPoint to convey your message clearly and meaningfully.

In 2013, Shelly Schoo received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. In addition to her MLIS, Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Yale. Currently she works at Intuit (developer of Turbo Tax and Quickbooks) in Mountain View, where she leads a team responsible for Channel and Field Sales training. Prior to joining Intuit, Shelly worked primarily in the legal and high tech industries, spending 15 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of senior leadership positions.

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703 
Cost: BayNet members – $5.00; Non-Members – $10.00

Register online.