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  • Hello, SLA Southern California. Just a reminder, there are two days left to vote on the amendments to the SLA Bylaws - Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 AM PDT is the deadline. You should have received an email with a link to cast your vote via SurveyMonkey; ...

  • Hello Everyone! Come join me at the Beach! CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH University Library Business Librarian Tenure-Track Position Opening Recruitment Number: 2628 Position: Senior Assistant Librarian ...

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  • And if Shelly's idea doesn't work, try clearing your browser cache. I have that problem with Safari and Connect. ------------------------------ JonLuc Christensen, MLIS, DAM President-Elect: SLA Southern California Chapter NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion ...

  • Hi Bill, When you go to open the app, click and hold the "Control" button on your keyboard. When the menu opens, click "Open". After that, you will get the same error, but this time with an option to open anyways. This is the manual override on Mac ...

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  • SLA-MN Book Discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

    Let's meet virtually to discuss A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota on Monday, August 10, at 7:00 pm. If you can't obtain a print copy to read, the ebook is made available to all Minnesotans this summer via Ebooks Minnesota and One Book | One Minnesota.

    To access the ebook, simply visit https://library.biblioboard.com/module/one-book-one-minnesota/ and click the book cover image to start reading on your phone, computer, or other device. (Creating an account is NOT required on the biblioboard platform, unless you want to save favorites or add notes.)

    This event will be free though requires registration via the link below. There will be time for an icebreaker and networking, in addition to the book discussion. Hope to see you then!
  • Staying safe, staying healthy, and staying home

    Hello New Jersey,  
    First and foremost, I am hoping that you and your loved ones are healthy, safe, and trying to find silver linings in this uncertain time. NJ.gov has resources available for learning more about COVID-19, keeping healthy, monitoring symptoms, and other information for public health and safety.    
    The spread of the virus has put a lot of our lives, careers, and even our own optimism on hold, but I do want to share some positivity and updates for our community members.
    The New Jersey Program Planning Committee had their first virtual round table! The event was held on April 3 during lunch, and had ten attendees sharing our “new normal” experiences (and grievances) with work and life. The committee would like to continue these programs and will announce the upcoming virtual round tables. Look out for more events similar to this one and find out how you can get involved or lead one of the discussions. 
    As our state is instructed to continue practicing physical distancing for the foreseeable future, many of our planned events will be pushed back into the fall. This includes the 85th anniversary celebration that was originally planned for later this April. The event will be held in late September this year at the same location, the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. More details will follow as our state continues to slow the spread of the virus. 
    At the association level, the annual conference (typically held in June) is now rescheduled for October 15-19, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
    I know we’re all eager to leave our house, hug loved ones, run a quick errand, make plans (then cancel plans!), and just have our lives back but it’s going to take time. Being in the field that we’re in, I know we’ll be vigilant about following the best practices for keeping our community safe and healthy, while sticking to the facts and the new reality the virus has forced on us. We’ll get through it, and we’ll do so by supporting each other (and for now, keeping our physical distance). 
    If there are any resources you need, I encourage you to review the New Jersey COVID-19 site. You can also find someone to talk to by dialing 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. Of course, if you’re interested in getting involved in our SLA community, please feel free to reach out to me directly. 
    I like to take time to thank our program committee chair, Linda Salvesen on her flexibility and quick actions to create virtual programs this spring. I would also like to thank Julie Peters for her swift efforts to reschedule the 85th anniversary event. 
     
    Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home, good things will come. 
     Thank you,
    Angela Pagliaro

Community Blogs

  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air we breathe inside our homes is of poorer quality than the air outdoors. This is a worrying thought, given that most people assume the opposite to be true. However, there are many ...

  • Selling a small business is not easy and in a poor economy, it can be difficult to get a fair price. You can avoid plenty of frustration if you approach the sale in a strategic way and avoid certain common mistakes. Here are five mistakes you can’t ...

  • Small gardens really lend themselves well to the creation of an intimate space. Small gardens can mean just a few feet of space or much more than this. Whichever ‘small’ space you have for a garden, use it wisely.  Adopt a minimalist approach for ...

  • A fleet of cars is a statement in many ways. At the heart of every fleet are the drivers that get the cars from A to B. But fleet managers everywhere know that while driver safety is paramount, it is never guaranteed. There are hundreds of ways ...

  • Small businesses may feel they don’t have the budget for high-quality marketing. In the digital age, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many ways to market a business digitally at little or no cost.  What is required is a strong strategy ...