Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace at College of San Mateo, Sat 10/4 #Free

College of San Mateo Library is hosting several Makerspace events at this year’s Family Science & Astronomy Festival at CSM.

Please join us Saturday October 4, 2014! The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402

Contacts: Lorrita Ford | Mohsen Janatpour

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Tour of Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound coordinated by Info Pros Social Club 4/18/14 *RSVP required*

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The Information Professional’s Social Club is kicking off Spring with a tour of Stanford University Libraries’ Archive of Recorded Sound.

The Archive of Recorded Sound houses recordings, film & video, and print & manuscript resources including items dating back to the 1800s, when recorded sound was in its infancy. Sound recording formats include wax cylinders, shellac and vinyl discs, magnetic wire recordings, tapes, CDs and more. Additionally, the archive features a remarkable collection of phonographs and other playback equipment.

The tour will be followed by a social networking event at Russo Cafe, within easy walking distance of the Archive.

  • What: Tour and Meetup
  • Where:
    Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
    541 Lasuen Mall
    Braun Music Center
    Stanford, CA 94305-3076
    (650) 723-9312
  • When: Friday April 18th, 3:30 pm
  • Why? Because learning and meeting people is fun!

We hope you will be able to join us for this special event.

Due to limited space RSVPs are required. Please fill out the RSVP form to assure your spot.

Please contact Stephanie Roach < stephanie.roach@lislady.com > of the IPSC with any questions.

The IPSC’s mission is to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates, and students of information science, libraries, archives, and museums. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences and educational advice, and above all make new friends.

Info Pros Friday Night At the Museum – 3/22 6pm @OaklandMuseumCA @sfcarts

The Information Professionals Social Club will meet-up at the Oakland Museum of California / Off the Grid’s “Friday Nights @ OMCA” night market for a fun filled evening of food trucks, beer, music, and good-times. Museum tickets are half-price (5pm-9pm) if you want to go in and enjoy.

Friday Nights @ OMCA, food trucks, people & good times

Join the Informaion Professionals Social Club for a night of food trucks, beer, and good times at Friday Nights @ OMCA!

We’ll meet up at 6pm at the corner of 10th/Oak (just one block from BART), then enjoy some food truck goodness!

What: IPSC meetup
Where: Friday Nights @ OMCA (corner of 10th/Oak, Oakland, CA)
When: 6pm, Friday March 22, 2013
Why: Good times!

Please RSVP & submit any questions on Facebook or by email (stephanie.roach@lislady.com) to Stephanie Roach.

For more information about Friday Nights @ OMCA: http://www.museumca.org/event/friday-nights-omca-6

For more information about Off the Grid and their weekly markets schedule: http://offthegridsf.com/

Info Pros Post Thanksgiving meet-up in Oakland, 11/30

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Hey everyone! The Information Professionals Social Club is having a post-Thanksgiving dinner at Barney’s Gourmet Burgers on College Ave in Oakland, 7:30pm November 30th, and we want to see you there. Tell us what you’re thankful for over all natural Niman Ranch beef burgers, or one of several amazing vegetarian dishes for our non-meat eating friends. To join us and meet other Bay Area information professionals and students, please RSVP on Facebook or to either Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady. We hope to see you there!

Barney's BurgerWho: Info Pros Social Club
WhereBarney’s Gourmet Burgers, 5817 College Ave, Oakland
When: Friday November 30, 2012 @ 7:30p
Why: Because we like you!

IPSC’s mission is to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates, and students. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences and educational advice, and above all make new friends. Like us on Facebook.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Info Pros meet-up in San Francisco 10/28 2pm at Radish

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Howdy all!

We would be honored if you would join the Information Professionals Social Club for a lovely mid-day meal at Radish, Sunday October 28th, 2012 at 2pm. Located in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, Radish “features an eclectic American menu with high quality, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients” infused with a Southern flavor. Yum! We can’t wait, and we hope you’ll be there to help us enjoy all this wonderful restaurant has to offer. Please RSVP on Facebook or to either Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach. See you there!

What: Information Professionals Social Club October Meet-up
Where: Radish 3465 19th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 415.834.5441
When: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 2pm

IPSC’s mission is to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates,and students. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences and educational advice, and above all make new friends. Like us on Facebook

Stephanie Roach & Cyndi Varady

Co-founders
Information Professionals Social Club

Join the Info Pros Social Club for dinner in Oakland, CA 9/24 6pm #SpiceMonkey

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The Information Professionals Social Club will be visiting Spice Monkey for dinner Monday September 24, 2012 at 6pm, and you are invited to join us. Featuring global fusion cuisine, Spice Monkey is a “spice house that combines several world flavors and seasonings to create unique mouth watering dishes.” To join us and meet other Bay Area information professionals and students, please RSVP on our Facebook event page or to either Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady. We hope to see you there!

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What? Information Professionals Social Club Meet-Up
Where? Spice Monkey / 1628 Webster Street @ 17th / Oakland, CA 94612
When? Monday 9/24/2012 6pm
Why? Fun!

IPSC’s mission is to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates, and students. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences and educational advice, and above all make new friends. Like us on Facebook

 

New Venue! Info Pros meet-up at Cafe Flore in San Francisco, 8/28 6pm #eatdrinkbenerdy

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You are invited to join the Information Professionals Social Club  at Cafe Flore for their August meet-up. Cafe Flore is on several “Best of” San Francisco lists. Indulge in the Tuesday night cocktail special (2 for 1 Margaritas), delicious grub, and always upbeat atmosphere. IPSC will provide stimulating conversation about the information professional world. Use this opportunity to meet well seasoned, new, and aspiring information professionals and catch up with old friends, all the while enjoying tasty food and splendid drinks at this all ages cafe.

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What: IPSC August Meet-up
Where: Cafe Flore* /
2298 Market Street
San Francisco
, CA USA 94114 /
(415) 621-8579
When: Tuesday, Aug. 28th @ 6pm

Please RSVP to event organizers Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady, or on the IPSC Facebook event page .

IPSC’s mission is to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates, and students. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences and educational advice, and above all make new friends.

*Please note this post was updated to reflect a change in venue for the event, originally scheduled for 21st Amendment Brewery, which was unable to accommodate our group.

Bay Area info pros meet-up (Oakland, CA) #librarians #ipsc

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Information Professionals Social Club July 2012 Meet-up

Conga Lounge, Oakland, CA

You are invited to come join the Information Professionals Social Club for our July meet-up at one of Oakland’s best Tiki Bars. Just blocks from Rockridge BART, we’ll send off co-founder Cyndi Varady to Canada in style with Mai Tais. The event officially starts at 6pm, but feel free to come early and enjoy the Conga Lounge‘s happy hour from 5-7. Invite your library, museum, archive and other information professional friends and colleagues to join us there!

What? IPSC Meet-up
Where? Conga Lounge; 5422 College Avenue; Oakland, CA
When? Tuesday, July 24th 6pm

RSVP to either Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady or on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Like us on Facebook!

Need to learn web design? Web of Languages webinar coming May 30th

Web of Languages

Web of Languages. A webinar to be presented May 30th, 2012. Sponsored by the California Library Association.

Ever wonder what the programmers are talking about when they mention AJAX? Have you heard of jQuery but aren’t entirely sure what it is or what it does? Are you interested in learning more about usability in web design? Attend the webinar “Web of Languages: An Introduction to Usability and Developing Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery” on May 30, 2012 from 1:00pm-4:00pm PDT to find out more.

Details: “Web of Languages” introduces the basic to early intermediate librarian, library staff member, student, web developer or administrator to usability, as well as developing applications with AJAX and jQuery. Derek Christiansen, Web Technologist for San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, will define AJAX and present a number of SJSU applications of AJAX; Cary Gordon of the Cherry Hill Company will discuss the uses of jQuery in web development; and Sarah Houghton, Acting Director of San Rafael Public Library, will provide perspective on web usability with an overview of web development techniques for library websites and web applications. The purpose of the program is to introduce these technologies and techniques so that librarians and library staff can better understand and visualize what is possible using these web development techniques.

Registration

Early bird registration (Mail-in registrations must be received by the CLA office by 5pm, May 15, to receive the early-bird registration rate):

  •     $35 non-members
  •     $25 CLA members
  •     $20 student members

After May 15:

  •     $45 non-members
  •     $35 CLA members
  •     $30 Student member

Can’t make the event? Register to access the archived webinar after the event:

  •     $25 (members and non-members)

Registration and full program information is available on CLA’s website (http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=381)

Deadline: May 29, 2012

Questions: Contact Suzanna Conrad (suzanna@terabytelibrarian.com) or Stephanie Roach (sroach@jfku.edu).

Program sponsored by the California Library Association’s
Information Technology and Technical Services Interest Groups