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  • Would you rather... attend a presentation on entering librarianship as a 2nd or 3rd career learn about resume writing and job searching chat with people working in a variety of areas within special librarianship On November 6, 2020, SLA San ...

  • Apologies for cross-posting, please see below for info on a Science/taxonomy librarian job opening at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. It appears the online application system has closed, so interested candidates may submit resumes directly ...

  • Hi, SLA Southern California. I thought some of you might be interested in this event about archiving the Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Details below and here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archiving-olive-view-100-years-of-public-health-in-los-angeles-tickets-116949668607 ...

  • Hello, friends! Just a reminder to register for tomorrow's panel . SLA Southern California and San Diego have once again joined forces for a thought provoking (we hope!) event, this time about what "reopening" special libraries looks like in California. ...

  • All SLA-SC and SLA-SD members are welcome to attend the next SLA Southern California and San Diego Fall Professional Development Day planning meeting! If you'd like to get involved with putting together this event, just show up!  (Please do not share ...

Announcements

  • SLA-MN Open Positions for 2021

    SLA-MN is seeking members to fill some open positions for 2021:

    President-Elect
    The 2021 president-elect will work with the incoming president (Laura Bell) and outgoing president (Marilee Tuite) to help plan activities for SLA-MN. This is intended as a 3-year commitment. The estimated time commitment is 4 hours per month (some months quieter than others).
    Incentives:
    • eligible for coverage of expenses related to attending SLA Annual Conference
    • eligible for a one-time reimbursement of annual SLA membership fee
    • great leadership development experience!

    Social Media Coordinator

    Do you regularly use Twitter? If so, please consider volunteering a little time to help promote SLA-MN activities! The estimated time commitment is 1 hour per month (some months quieter than others).
    Incentive: eligible for a one-time reimbursement of annual SLA membership fee


    One-Time Event Leaders
    Would you like to present about an initiative in your organization? Have you had great success with a new process or system? We would love to hear from you!
    Incentive: share your knowledge, practice presentation skills with a kind audience, add a presentation to your resume

    Please contact minnesota.sla@gmail.com with any questions.
  • President's Message - July 2020

    Hello New Jersey Community, 

    To begin, I am hoping that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and abiding by mandates and recommendations that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. While it’s incredibly unfortunate that we haven’t seen each other face to face, I know that if we all do our part we’ll be able to with each other and those we love soon enough.

    With that said, the high levels of uncertainties have significantly impacted how we move forward with planning the rest of 2020’s events. Our community’s leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the New Jersey SLA 85th Anniversary Celebration. However, the programming committee has already convened to identify ways to celebrate and honor our community's milestone virtually. Other traditional in-person events will likely take place virtually, too. Please reach out to me if you would like to be involved.

    In addition to our community’s event, SLA HQ has also announced that the annual conference, which was first postponed to October, will now be entirely virtual. I encourage you to read SLA’s official statement on the Coronavirus.  

    The more we as a community and as New Jerseyans keep doing our part, the closer we are to being able to celebrate being together again. 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. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home when you can, 

    Angela Pagliaro

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  • Social Media Strategies and Online Engagements: An Interview with Author Paul Signorelli By Raymond Pun Today, social media plays an important role in disseminating information and communicating with various stakeholders around the world at lightning ...

  •   Interested in transcribing 19th-century papers that tell the story of America's first rural cemetery and North America's first designed landscape that was open to the public?   Then, join your colleagues from SLA New England for a Transcribe-a-thon ...

  • SLA's Education division offers a monthly free webinar the second Friday of each month 1:30pm-2:30pm Eastern time. Oct. 9:  Exploring Digital Literacies: Four Steps for Getting Started Whether you are looking to develop large-scale digital literacy ...

  • Regaining Stability in an Organization Rocked By Change: Melding an Academic Library into a Museum and Archive by Greta Braungard ***The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the ...

  • Leadership Lessons from a SLA Community President By Leigh Milligan My name is Leigh Milligan and I have been the president of the SLA Philadelphia Community for the last two years. Being the president of SLA Philly has been such a fulfilling experience ...