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: (Postponed) How to Rise to the Top of the Resume Pile

How to Rise to the Top of the Resume Pile

Event has been postponed. Stay tuned for more updates!!

Join BayNet & SLA in our event to help you promote to the next level in your career. Attend this event if you are interested in learning how to prepare for your next interview, understand what hiring managers are looking for, and how your resume stacks up against the competition.

We will be providing peer & professional feedback on your resume during the event, along with a panel discussion on the soft skills needed to interview.  Join a diverse range of library professionals from BayNet & SLA as we help prepare you for your next interview.

Deb Hunt, Library Director from the Mechanics’ Institute Library will begin with a keynote on career agility. For most of her career, Deb has zigged and zagged in and out of libraries, pursuing parallel careers in digital asset management, knowledge management and beyond utilizing transferrable skills she wrote about in The Librarian’s Skillbook: 51 Essential Skills for Information Professionals. In 2013, she returned to libraryland as Library Director at the Mechanics’ Institute (www.milibrary.org). She has authored numerous articles, presented at many conferences, teaches online and in-person courses in knowledge management and has received several professional awards. In 2013, Deb served as international President of the Special Libraries Association.

Castro Valley Library (BART accessible!)

3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley, CA 94546

Friday, September 21st

Check-in starting at 12:30, program 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Register Here:

 

Event: 2nd Session – Paranormal & Occult Library Tour @ Adocentyn Research Library

 

Our first session filled, so we’ve added a 2nd tour of the Adocentyn Library. Join your fellow Baynet members for a unique library tour in the East Bay! Saturday, October 13th 3-5pm.

RSVP Here:

The Adocentyn is a Paranormal and Occult library/Archive & research center houses one of the largest collections of Witchcraft, Paranormal, Paganism, Occult, Cryptozoology, UFO and Spiritualist books in the country. A small reading room is available for public use, and they have thousands of rare books and unique reference titles to choose from.

The Library draws upon the sizable private libraries of several board members and it hopes to one day become the premier Paranormal research center in the Western US. The Collection started small, with a collection of about 13,000 books but had exceeded its shelf space and is looking to relocate to a larger facility.

The tour will be led by Curator, Donald Hudson ‘Don’ Frew , who has been representing Wicca in interfaith work since 1985 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Area Interfaith Council, on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, in the Assembly of the World’s Religious & Spiritual Leaders at of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and on the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative. He is the founder & Director of the Lost & Endangered Religions Project.

Frew has broached regular cooperation with law enforcement agencies and skeptic’s organizations, confronting the “Satanic Hysteria” of the 1990s. Since 1985 Frew has worked with San Francisco police Inspector Sandi Gallant as a consultant on the occult, growing over the years to collaborate with law enforcement agencies around the country. Frew served as an occult expert/consultant on the McMartin Preschool Trial, the Leonard Lake serial killings, and the Matamoros murders, among others.

Volunteers Needed: Resume & Job Agility Workshop, BayNet & SLA

BayNet & SLA will be hosting a resume and career agility workshop on Friday, September 21st and we need volunteers! We are looking for current managers/directors from various library fields (Public, Special, Academic, Law, etc.) that would be interested in the participating in the following ways:

  1. Resume review & feedback for attendees
  2. Speaking about what you look for in candidates for your field
  3. Panel discussion on interviewing tips
  4. Promote the “why” that makes your area of librarianship unique

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Brian Edwards at bedwards@aclibrary.org

The program is tentatively scheduled for 1-5pm at Castro Valley Library – conveniently located in the East Bay next to BART!

 

Event: Paranormal & Occult Library Tour @ Adocentyn Research Library

Join your fellow Baynet members for a unique library tour in the East Bay!

RSVP Here:

The Adocentyn is a Paranormal and Occult library/Archive & research center houses one of the largest collections of Witchcraft, Paranormal, Paganism, Occult, Cryptozoology, UFO and Spiritualist books in the country. A small reading room is available for public use, and they have thousands of rare books and unique reference titles to choose from.

The Library draws upon the sizable private libraries of several board members and it hopes to one day become the premier Paranormal research center in the Western US. The Collection started small, with a collection of about 13,000 books but had exceeded its shelf space and is looking to relocate to a larger facility.

The tour will be led by Curator, Donald Hudson ‘Don’ Frew , who has been representing Wicca in interfaith work since 1985 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Area Interfaith Council, on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, in the Assembly of the World’s Religious & Spiritual Leaders at of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and on the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative. He is the founder & Director of the Lost & Endangered Religions Project.

Frew has broached regular cooperation with law enforcement agencies and skeptic’s organizations, confronting the “Satanic Hysteria” of the 1990s. Since 1985 Frew has worked with San Francisco police Inspector Sandi Gallant as a consultant on the occult, growing over the years to collaborate with law enforcement agencies around the country. Frew served as an occult expert/consultant on the McMartin Preschool Trial, the Leonard Lake serial killings, and the Matamoros murders, among others.