Greetings SLA Arizona Chapter Members! In Celebration of Earth Day (Earth Week) we are gathering for a no-host meet-up at Green Vegetarian Restaurant in Downtown Phoenix. The meet-up is scheduled for Wednesday April 24th, from 6:30-8:00 PM Green is rated among the top vegetarian restaurants in Phoenix. Adjacent to Green (same owner) is the award [...]
The following information professionals will be recognized at the SLA 2013 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO for their outstanding professional achievements and association contributions: John Cotton Dana Award Dan Trefethen SLA Hall of Fame Inductees Gloria Zamora Agnes Mattis Rose L. Vormelker Award Pam Rollo Dee Magnoni ProQuest Dialog Member Achievement Award Jill Strand SLA Fellows [...]
These Arizona Chapter members will be actively involved in this year’s Annual Meeting: Cindy Elliot, Jim Martin, Mary Feeney and Ricardo Andrade had their paper “A New Approach to Needs Assessment and Communication to Connect and Collaborate with Faculty” selected for SLA’s Contributed Papers sessions, and they will be presenting Tuesday Jennifer Martin is presenting [...]
In February of this year, I was honored and delighted to be invited to be a keynote speaker for the ALIA Sixth New Librarians’ Symposium, in Brisbane Australia. I’ve written a longer post over at my blog, but wanted to share a bit here as well! Sunday, February 10th, was a really big day for [...]
Greetings SLA Arizona Chapter Members. We are gathering for a no-host meet-up in Prescott, on Thursday February 21st, 6:30 PM at Granite Mountain Brewing. Come join us to talk about libraries and the state of the library profession. Participate in good conversation and meet other Arizona librarians. Bring along your family or library-loving friends and [...]
10. You’re thankful for what SLA has given to you and you want to give back. 9. You want to add another feather to your cap before your year-end review. 8. Volunteers, like the brilliantly colored leaves now falling from trees (in the northern part of the state at least), need to be replaced with [...]
This post was written by Brianna Marshall, a Master of Library Science and Master of Information Science candidate at Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science. She is Managing Editor for the blog Hack Library School and soon-to-be Social Science Division Archivist. This post first appeared on the Social Science Division web site, and [...]
Warm congratulations to our 2013 Board of Directors. They are: President-Elect: Kate Arnold Treasurer: John DiGilio Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect: Kama Siegel Division Cabinet Chair-Elect: Tara Murray A complete list can be found at http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/bodsection/index.cfm
Ruth Kneale, past SLA Arizona President and current Secretary-Treasurer, has been named SLA Fellow. Fellows are a distinguished group of SLA members with outstanding leadership and dedication in the information profession. For more information about this honor, please visit http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/awardsrecognition/fellows/index.cfm
Posted on May 7, 2012.
SLA 2012 Early Bird Deadline is Friday! There’s still time to save some money if you register by 11 May for the SLA 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO. Register today at http://sla2012.sla.org/registration/
Posted on May 3, 2012.
With regards to the SLA Arizona Chapter Business Meeting in May, I’ve learned the date conflicts with the Memorial Day weekend. Sorry about the oversight. The new meeting date is Friday, June 15. We’re still holding it at Spinato’s at 4848 East Chandler Boulevard in Phoenix. Times are the same: 12-1 for networking, 1-3 for [...]
Posted on April 4, 2012.
Join us for a Northern Arizona SLA meet up event! We’ll be meeting at the Gurley Street Grill in downtown Prescott, Thursday April 12 between 5pm and 8pm. Spouses and S/Os are welcome! http://www.gurleystreetgrill.com/ , 230 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301. Please RSVP to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on March 12, 2012.
INALJ (I Need a Library Job) Meet-Up in Phoenix! The hottest library job seeking network comes to Phoenix on Wednesday, April 18 when SLA Arizona hosts an INALJ (I Need a Library Job) meet-up. Join us at the trendy new restaurant, Cave & Ives, for networking with fellow library job seekers and HR personnel. We’ve [...]
Posted on March 12, 2012.
I am proud to announce our newest leader to SLA Arizona. Christine Gearhart will be serving as Northern Arizona Relations Chair. She works as a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Northcentral University in Prescott. Christine has some great ideas for events and networking opportunities. For our Northern Arizona members who want to get involved or who have [...]
Posted on February 29, 2012.
Greetings to all members of SLA’s Arizona Chapter, March is rapidly approaching and what a flurry of activity these past couple months have been! We sponsored The Power of Taxonomy event in January, which was a tremendous success! It was well attended and included people from as far away as Denver and Chicago. I specifically [...]
Posted on February 15, 2012.
You are invited to attend the SLA Arizona Chapter Tucson Happy Hour, Thursday, March 8 at the Barrio Brewing Co, 5-8 pm. http://barriobrewing.com/ *Meet SLA Arizona Officers from Tucson *Network with other SLA members *Show your support for the local chapter *Share ideas for future programming *All librarians and library students welcome For more information, [...]
Posted on January 9, 2012.
Steve Jeffery will be conducting a tour of the geosciences library and records room of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (a global mining company). The library is within the exploration division and contains 20,000+ books, maps, and reports as well as records of exploration work and core samples. The tour will be conducted on Friday, January [...]
Posted on November 15, 2011.
Organized information builds power. It demonstrates connections and shows the big picture, guiding us as that picture gets more complicated. Join pioneer taxonomist Katherine Bertolucci as she explores the power of taxonomy in its many permutations. Then hear a panel of practitioners describe their approaches to organized information, from veteran taxonomist Charles Simmons with his [...]
Posted on September 7, 2011.
I’ve seen several blog posts over the last few days relating to Google Search and the personalization they do – including some automatic personalization that you have no control over. Mary Ellen Bates posted about a small informal survey she did. The results are in her blog entry, Is Google really filtering my search results? [...]