Released: BayNet Newsletter Winter 2017

The most recent issue of the BayNet Newsletter has been released! You can find the current issue at

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 libraries and democracy (very important these days).

From Essential Librarian to Essential Leader by Elise Y. Wong: This librarian outlines her journey from becoming an essential part of her library to becoming a full-blown leader in her department. I think we could all use some ground-up inspiration once in a while.

Library Events Around the BayA calendar of library events going on in the next few weeks around the Bay! Grow your network, take a walk around Chinatown with BayNet, and take in an exhibit at the American Bookbinder’s Museum. Yes, there’s a bookbinder’s museum. Check it out!

Tools for Measuring Social Media Success by Ginny  Mies: With the end of the fiscal year looming on the horizon, it’s a good time to take a look at how that social media presence is providing some Return on Investment.

Not Your Grandma’s Knitting by Diana Wakimoto: BayNet held an event talking about the art of Yarnbombing and how it can be a powerful force of social justice activism! Not to mention a handy craft in case of the apocalypse.

Archives: Visit the BayNet Website! A 20 year old reprint of the President’s Message from Winter of 1997. Concerns about hardware problems and navigating an ever-changing technological landscape sure don’t sound familiar to me at all. At least that was before everything you did online was being watched!

If you’d like to submit an article for publication, and it is highly encouraged, in the Winter 2017 BayNet Newsletter, please see the Submission Guidelines for more detailed information. Hope you enjoy the issue!

Collin Thormoto
BayNet News Editor

SMUT Bang! Valentine’s Book & Art Sale, Cocktail Party & Open Mic

Looking for something to do tomorrow night? Please join the Center for Sex and Culture, and help us celebrate Love in the Stacks.

We need to make room in our library, gallery and archive. That means it’s your chance to pick up some naughty arty literature (and maybe some porn too) bargains! Give yourself or your Valentine the gift of smut! We will be serving cocktails and sweet treats, there will be a Smutty Valentine card-making station, and of course we want to hear all of your good, bad, ugly and sticky Valentine stories — the mic will be open!

This free event will take place Thursday, February 12, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at The Center
for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94103.

EVENT: Demystifying & adopting Web 2.0 technologies in the archives

Friday June 19, 2009, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lane Medical Library, Stanford School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford CA, 94305, Room M202

Are you interested in using Web 2.0 tools in your archives? Are you wondering if they are relevant to your work? Do you think that all these new “cool” tools will be difficult to master? This workshop provides archivists with an overview of “classic” and emerging Web 2.0 tools and techniques. Hands-on training will help attendees to gain experience effectively implementing these tools at work. Learn how to use emerging technologies to boost your productivity, network with colleagues, promote your institution, showcase archival collections, display digital objects, generate metadata, solicit user reviews, etc.

In this workshop you will learn:

* To recognize Web 2.0 techniques
* How to create a podcast
* How to submit/edit an article on Wikipedia
* How to create and manage a wiki for a project/class
* To collaborate through social bookmarking sites
* How to open an account with Flickr, Facebook and YouTube
* How to create a blog and publish tweets, etc.

More details at Society of California Archivists.