Released: BayNet Newsletter Winter 2015

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

In the Winter 2015 issue:

Getting to Know Your Profession Better by Elise Wong: Learn the benefits of participating in a mentorship or menteeship from someone who’s been there. Don’t forget that BayNet has a mentoring program, too!

BayNet/SLA-SF 2015 Joint Meeting by Collin Thormoto: Some notes from the presentation given by Sarah Houghton, Library Director at the San Rafael Public Library.

BayNet Visits the Western Railway Museum by Collin Thormoto: BayNet organized a visit to the Western Railway Museum. Check out what it’s all about and consider joining us for our next event

And a Mills College Librarian Receives the I Love My Librarian Award: Michael Beller, head of reference and access services was recently celebrated by the ALA. Congratulate him if you see him!

If you’d like to submit an article for publication, and it is highly encouraged, in the Spring 2015 BayNet Newsletter, please see the Submission Guidelines for more detailed information. Hope you enjoy the issue!

Collin Thormoto
BayNet News Editor

ARLIS/NA Art Librarianship Career Mentoring Program

Are you interested in participating in an ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) Northern California career mentoring program?  ARLIS/NA is initiating a Chapter mentorship program in which mentors and mentees will be paired regionally.

Applications are due by January 16, 2015

Mentors and mentees who are interested in participating will be matched based on interests, experience, and location by the Northern California Chapter Mentoring Liaison, Mary Wegmann, by January 20, 2015.  ARLIS/NA and the Chapter Mentoring Liaison will provide electronic support materials to guide the mentorship process and each mentor/mentee will be responsible for communicating with each other at least once a month.  The estimated time commitment is an hour or two each month over the course of six months.  It is not required that the mentor or mentee attend the national conference.

All interested art librarians and art librarians-to-be are encouraged to apply!  Mentees will have the benefit of building a relationship with a more experienced ARLIS/NA member and will receive feedback as they negotiate the path to art librarianship.  Mentors will have the opportunity to contribute to their profession, learn from their mentee’s experiences and interests, and reflect upon and share their professional trajectory.  Mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply as both mentors and mentees.

Don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions!