[Event] SLA Event in San Francisco Wednesday, August 30

Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 5:30-7:30 PM
Patriot House Pub
2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Region Chapter of the Special Libraries Association invite you to our 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.

The event will be free for new and prospective members, students, and for current members who bring along one or more prospective member. The fee for all others is $10.

Come and join us for an evening with friends and find out just what SLA in the Bay Area is all about. The first drink is on us! We hope to see you there.

To register as a FREE attendee, please email Sarah Cook at president-elect@sanfrancisco.sla.org with your name, current SLA membership status, and who you’re going to bring. If you’ll be paying $10 for this night of drinks and frivolity, you can send a check made out to San Francisco Bay Chapter of SLA to me at:

Sarah Cook
44 Montgomery St.
32nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Or you can pay by cash or check the night of the event. Either way, please email me to let me know you’re coming.

Please RSVP by August 28.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Grace Kim, Academic Relations Chair
Sarah Cook, President-Elect

 

[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

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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. Characteristics of these tea traditions and ceremonies will be described and illustrated through various forms of art allowing attendees to visualize the significance of tea as an art form in Asian culture.

Post submitted by Anissa Malady, Librarian II at South San Francisco Public Library

BAYA Presents: Reading Without Walls: Graphic Novels, Literacy, and Diversity

BAYA: The Bay Area Young Adult Librarians and the “In the Library With a Comic Book Podcast” Team Present:

Reading Without Walls: Graphic Novels, Literacy, and Diversity

Featuring Gene Luen Yang, Mariko Tamaki, and David Brothers

 

Monday October 24th, 9am to Noon

Berkeley Public Library

Central Library

2090 Kittredge Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

(a 5 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART Station)

 

Morning refreshments and coffee will be served.

$25 Advance Registration

$35 at the Door

BAYA: The Bay Area Young Adult Librarians presents a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections. In this special presentation – led by two veteran graphic novel selectors and general comic book enthusiasts – you will learn best practices and procedures to further grow and diversify comic and graphic novel collections. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials will have something to gain at this half-day workshop.

We’ll begin with a presentation by Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Librarian and Consultant), two longtime graphic novel selectors and the co-hosts of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast. The duo will share their collection development best practices, favorite resources, and philosophical approach to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Jack and Amanda will also release their annual, annotated Top Ten Favorites list for kids, teens and adults.

This will be followed by a presentation by author and Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young Adult Literature: Gene Luen Yang. Yang’s debut graphic novel American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be considered as a finalist for the National Book Award and won the American Library Association’s (ALA) Printz Award for best young adult graphic novel. His 2013 graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints was also a National Book Award finalist.

The second half of our program will feature a special panel of comic book professionals who will share their creative process and discuss the power of comics as a means of telling diverse stories, and as educational tools.  Guests on the panel will be Gene Luen Yang (writer of The Shadow Hero and Secret Coders), Mariko Tamaki (writer of This One Summer and Skim) and David Brothers (Branding Manager at Image Comics, editor of Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark).

Books will be available to purchase for your library (home or otherwise).

An informal hosted field trip with Jack and Amanda to nearby local comics shop Fantastic Comics (just up the street at 2026 Shattuck Avenue) will be offered post-program.

All this for just $25 ($35 at the door)! Visit http://tinyurl.com/BAYARWW16 to register. Questions? Contact Jack and Amanda.

Memory is About the Future an Event at the San Francisco Public Library

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Thursday March 17, 2016 at 6:00pm

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, Lower Level

Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will discuss her new book, “When We Are No More: How digital memory is shaping our future.” She writes that our personal and cultural memories are intimately intertwined, shaped and sometimes controlled by political forces and economic interests. In the age of digital abundance, Rumsey says it’s harder, not easier, to secure important historical archives for future generations.

A book sale follows with Readers Bookstore.

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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.