Info Pros Meet-up in San Francisco @ The Library Bar 4/21/12

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Anniversary Meet-up: You’re Invited!

The Information Professionals Social Club is turning one, and would love to share our anniversary with all of you over drinks and tasty tidbits at The Library Bar, located in the Hotel Rex down in the Civic Center of San Francisco on the 21st at 5 pm. The Library Bar hosts a library themed menu, featuring American-European fusion cuisine, and specializing in old school cocktails like Sidecars, Manhattans, and Old Fashioned. Join the IPSC for a grownup library experience without the grownup responsibilities of work or school. . . for a few hours anyhow.

Please RSVP to either Cynthia Varady or Stephanie Roach or visit our Facebook event page and RSVP there. Feel free to leave us a message in the comment section!

Eat, Drink and Be Nerdy,

Information Professionals Social Club

The Library Bar
562 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102
T 415-433-4434 | F 415-433-3695
Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/85unw5j

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.

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Webinar: Web of Languages – Usability, AJAX & jQuery 5/30/2012

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California Library Association Spring Fling logo

Web of Languages: An Introduction to Usability and Developing Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery

Webinar*, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 1:00pm-4:00pm PDT

Description:

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. Sarah Houghton will provide perspective on web usability with an overview of web development techniques for library websites and web applications; Derek Christiansen will define AJAX and present a number of SJSU applications of AJAX; and Cary Gordon will discuss the uses of jQuery in web development. 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.

Speakers:

Sarah Houghton, Acting Director, San Rafael Public Library

Derek Christiansen, Web Technologist, San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS)

Cary Gordon, Cherry Hill Company

Registration Details:

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

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).

This Spring Fling program is sponsored by
California Library Association’s
Information Technology and Technical Services Interest Groups

*Online via WebEx.

LIS Lady, Stephanie Roach, currently serves as the Event Coordinator for the CLA’s Technical Services Interest Group.

IPSC lunch meet-up: Noon 3/25 @ Buffalo Bill’s in Hayward – Join us!

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You are invited to join the Information Professionals Social Club for our March meet-up. We will meet at noon, on Sunday March 25, 2012 for lunch at Buffalo Bill’s in Hayward.

Buffalo Bill's Brewery Logo Image

Join the Information Professionals Social Club at Buffalo Bill's Sunday March 25, 2012 at noon!

Buffalo Bill’s helped launch the microbrewery renaissance in the early 80’s, with the introduction of Buffalo Beer and other recipes. Their goal is to create and serve “homemade, hearty libations with character and integrity.” The restaurant features gourmet grill selections and pizza.

Come out and join us! Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or via email to Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady.

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.

CLA Spring Fling: Music Cataloging Workshop Announcement

Cataloging Musical Scores and Sound Recordings Workshop

California Library Association Spring Fling logo

Presented by CLA’s Technical Services Interest Group in partnership with the Music Library Association, Southern California Chapter

This workshop, part of the California Library Association (CLA) Spring Fling  program, is now open for registration at the CLA Spring Fling page. Space is limited, please sign up early!

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 8:30am-noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Location: John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Room B526, CSU Los Angeles and online via WebEx

Workshop content

This full-day workshop will focus on cataloging notated music and musical sound recordings.
Presenters will give overviews of the issues unique to musical formats, followed by discussions of how these general principles are dealt with in AACR2. Basic RDA principles will then be presented, with a focus on areas dealing with notated music and musical sound recordings.
Presenters will focus on the cataloging rules and give a brief introduction to some of the peculiarities of print scores and audio formats. The instruction format will allow time for attendees to work on problems and ask questions of the instructors.

Registration opens February 27, 2012

Attendees may register to participate in person or online. Registration deadline is April 6, 2012. Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided during breaks for in-person attendees.

Early bird registration / After March 30

$95 / $120
$70 / $95 CLA or MLA member
$40 / $65 Student Member

Featuring

Nancy Lorimer, Head of Music Technical Services, Stanford University
John Redford, Music and Media Librarian, Biola University
Hermine Vermeij, Music Cataloger, UCLA

Speaker description:

Nancy Lorimer holds a BMus, Music History and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, and an MMus from the University of Edinburgh. She is former Chair of the Bibliographic Control Committee of the Music Library Association (MLA), and is currently a member of the Subject Access Subcommittee and Form/Genre Task Force in MLA and Chair of the Northern California Chapter of MLA. At Stanford, she is responsible for the acquisition and cataloging of music materials in all formats. Along with other Stanford catalogers, she currently performs all her original cataloging using RDA and recently began training a participant in the NACO music funnel in RDA headings.

John Redford holds a BMus from the University of Glasgow, an MM from the University of Redlands, a DMA from the University of Arizona, and an MLIS from San Jose State University. His responsibilities at Biola include copy and original cataloging of music and non-print materials, music collection development, reference and bibliographic instruction. He serves as an adjunct professor of piano literature and has also taught a music research methods course.

Hermine Vermeij holds an MLIS from UCLA and a BA in Music from UC Santa Cruz. She currently chairs the Music Library Association (MLA) Subject Access Subcommittee and is the MLA liaison to the ALA Subject Analysis Committee. She is active in genre/form projects within both MLA and ALA. In 2010 she participated as part of the MLA/OLAC group in the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test, cataloging scores and sound recordings using RDA. At UCLA she catalogs material for the Music Library as well as social sciences monographs in German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, and Tagalog.

Program Contacts:

Bie-hwa Ma
UC San Diego Libraries
bcma@ucsd.edu
858-822-3877

Stephanie Roach
John F. Kennedy University Libraries
sroach@jfku.edu
925-969-3113

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
TECHNICAL SERVICES INTEREST GROUP

CO-SPONSORED BY THE MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

This workshop is part of CLA’s Spring Fling program series:
training, networking and more!

Workshop Flyer – PDF

Bay Area Info Pros! Join IP Social Club at Spice Monkey in Oakland, CA 1/29/12

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Celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week 2012 with the Information Professionals Social Club! We will be visiting Spice Monkey for brunch Sunday January, 29 at 11am. 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, please RSVP on our Facebook event page or to either Stephanie Roach or Cyndi Varady. We hope to see you there!

Spice Monkey
1628 Webster Street @ 17th
Oakland, CA 94612

Information Professionals Social Club Meet-Up
Sunday, January 29th, 11AM

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.

Info Pros Social Club Winter Holiday Meet-up in San Francisco, Brenda’s 6pm 12/30/11

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The Information Professionals Social Club would like to cordially invite you to our winter holiday meet-up at 6pm, Friday December 30th at Brenda’s, a Creole diner serving French soul food, in San Francisco. The atmosphere is welcoming and the menu home-style decadent. We look forward to seeing you! 

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or to Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach.

652 Polk Street 
San Francisco, CA 94109 

Happy Holidays!

IPSC Invites SF Bay Area Info. Pros to join our Nov. 20th Meet-up at Toast in Oakland CA – 4pm

You are invited to join the Information Professionals Social Club for a meet-up before this season’s holiday madness begins. We will gather at Toast Wine Lounge in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood on Sunday, November 20th at 4pm. Quality and sustainability are the key ingredients on Toast’s menu, while the wine-list features small production vintners. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or to either Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach. Hope to see you there.

Happy Holidays!

Cyndi Varady and Stephanie Roach
Information Professionals Social Club Co-Founders

Toast Wine Lounge
5900 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

Information Professionals Social Club meet-up is 8PM Friday 10/28/2011 at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco

Information Professionals Social Club October 2011 Meet-Up

Come join IPSC for their October Meet-up, Friday October 28th at San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch in the Library. Just ring the buzzer and use the password “books.” You will be escorted to the secret location with floor to ceiling books. The fun starts at 8pm until the ghosts come out to play. This venue promises amazing cocktails and specialty spirits to make even the most discerning palate “ooh” and “aah.” Bring your costume (optional), your favorite ghost story (if you have one), and gear up for the spookiest IPSC meet-up ever!

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or via email to either Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach

The 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.

Meet-up Details

Friday October 28, 2011 – 8PM

Bourbon & Branch
501 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA
94102

(415) 346-1735

Information Professionals Social Club Hosts Lunch Meet-Up at Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA 9/24/2011

Information Professionals Social Club Lunch Meet-Up

Kick-start your fall and join the Information Professionals Social Club at our September Meet-up Saturday, September 24th at Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA, at 12:00 p.m. We promise, this eatery won’t disappoint, so don’t let the word “vegan” scare you off.

If you plan to attend or have any questions, please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or to either Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach. We look forward to seeing you there!

Eat, Drink, and Be Nerdy,

Information Professionals Social Club

Soul Food: Cornbread, black-eyed peas, greens, and yams.
Souley Vegan
301 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94607
510-922-1615

The IPSC 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, educational advice, and above all make new friends.”

Information Professionals meet-up a success…

The Information Professionals Social Club (IPSC) Meet-Up held Monday August 29, 2011 at Cafe Flore was a delightful success. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Hosted by Cyndi Varady and Stephanie Roach (LIS Lady), twelve or so library and information professionals and students enjoyed the pint beer specials and delicious food at Cafe Flore.

With the start of school in August, and several students in attendance, much of the focus was on new classes at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science. However, the Bay Area has other LIS education opportunities, which were a hot topic at the August Meet-Up.

Coming soon (October-December 2011) is Stanford University’s experiment in distributed education, featuring free courses in computer science such as “Introduction to Databases,” “Machine Learning” and “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.” The school is offering these courses free as online versions of their on-campus counterparts. It is such a neat opportunity, and it seems that, at least for some topics, this type of free course could break down economic barriers to higher education today. More than 45,000 students have signed up for each course so far. The courses are available to students “worldwide.” However, there is always the digital divide to consider, as not everyone has ready access to computers and other necessary technology to participate in this type of experiment in distributed education. Nonetheless, I am very interested in this opportunity and can’t wait to hear more about it.

Watch for details about the next IPSC Meet-Up on the LIS Lady Blog.