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 Social Club’s August 29th Meet-Up at Cafe Flore in SF

 

Cafe Flore Bar with Customer

Cafe Flore Bar with Customer

Information Professionals Social Club August Meet-up

You are cordially invited to the Information Professionals Social Club‘s August meet-up at Cafe Flore in San Francisco on Monday the 29th at 7:00pm. Cafe Flore is situated in San Francisco’s Castro, and features nightly drink specials. Please mark your calendars, check out their menu, and RSVP  on our Facebook event page or to either Cyndi Varady or Stephanie Roach.

We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with our “regulars.”

Eat, drink and be nerdy,

Stephanie Roach and Cyndi Varady
IPSC Co-Founders

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.

Cafe Flore
2298 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-8579

*The IPSC was co-founded by LIS Lady, Stephanie Roach.

Are you #ALAleftbehind in the SF Bay Area? Join the IPSC for it’s June 26 Meet-Up!

Information Professionals Social Club: June Meet-Up

Are you #ALAleftbehind and live in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Get your professional networking done closer to home! Join the Information Professionals Social Club for a fabulous San Francisco lunch at Gordon Biersch, 1 PM on Sunday June 26th.

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. You can also join the conversation on Facebook.

IPSC Meet-Up
June 26, 2011
1:00 PM

Gordon Biersch
2 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
phone: 415-243-8246

RSVP and point your comments or questions to IPSC co-founders Stephanie Roach (stephroach73@hotmail.com) and Cyndi Varady (CynthiaVarady@gmail.com).

Hope to see you at Gordon Biersch!

Information Professionals Social Club to meet in Berkeley, CA Tuesday May 24th, 2011

Time
Tuesday, May 24 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location

Jupiter Cafe: 2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA.


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Come celebrate summer with the Information Professionals Social Club!

The IPSC invites Bay Area information professionals, students and alumni to join us at 7pm on May 24, 2011 for our next meet-up at Jupiter in Berkeley, CA. Jupiter, while out of this world in taste and ambiance, is located at 2181 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, CA.

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.”

Join us on Facebook, where we share information on the profession, tips on interviewing and landing the job you want, and stories and news that touches the bookworm in all of us.

The IPSC was founded by LIS Lady, Stephanie M. Roach, and Cynthia Varady.

Internship Update: the Dwight C. Steele Papers at Bancroft Library

My internship at U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library‘s Regatta Storage Facility has continued in Richmond, CA, along with the three other interns working at the same site. Each of us is processing a different collection. Mine is the Dwight C. Steele Papers, which is comprised of 7 cartons, and two oversized boxes. Mr. Steele was a labor lawyer turned environmental lobbyist/activist. He was involved deeply in Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Region environmental causes (most activity is from the 1960s – 2000), through personal lobbying and work with groups such as the Save San Francisco Bay Association (also known as Save the Bay), the San Francisco Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), Citizens for the Eastshore State Park, the Sierra Club, the Sierra Nevada Alliance, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute and others.

The initial part of my internship was involved in surveying the collection and developing a processing plan based on the survey, and according to strict guidelines developed as a result of institutional priorities–the idea is More Product, Less Process or MPLP, an approach devised by Greene and Meissner to help assure access is prioritized when institutional backlogs are dominating holdings.

The next phase–and I am still working on this part–is the actual arranging and processing of the collection. Unfortunately, strict deadlines weren’t given to us, and the processing plan form indicated I had much more time to work on this, as it was using non-MPLP time frames. Last Thursday, we were given a soft deadline to complete work on the collection by October 21, 2010. Technically that left only 16 hours of work. Yikes. I’m only 1/2 done now, and still have to produce a finding aid! Fortunately, I discussed my dilemma with my supervisor and was given another full day to complete my work on the collection. As a result, I am spending some time reviewing all of my survey notes and researching Mr. Steele’s connections and involvement so I can develop a revised strategy for completing the collection within the new time frame.

While the deadline is imminent, I recognize that a changing environment is a realistic situation. Communication sometimes breaks down, and plans have to be revised to meet the new criteria. Asking questions, checking in, and staying flexible are key. The internship’s first learning outcome specifically focuses on institutional priorities when creating processing timelines, and I have to balance my natural inclination for in depth work with the need for timely access to the collection. What a learning opportunity. I’ve shifted into high gear in order to get back on track. Continue reading