9/28 - 2019 Professional Development Day

When:  Sep 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Southern California
Professional Development Day
Saturday 9/28/19
10am – 3pm
Peninsula Center Library
SLA-SCC 2019 Professional Development Day


  • Information preservation, curation, and accessibility – in 3D! (3D = tour)
  • The intersection of Library Science/Information Science/Archives/Knowledge Management/Records Management
  • Career opportunities in the Information Profession, and tips for successfully navigating them
  • Understanding how the employees/audience you serve do their work, and what they need from you to do it
  • Pulling it all together with self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and perspective – so you excel as an information professional across the board.


  • Stories from the trenches!
  • Networking time built in for more in-depth conversations
  • Delicious breakfast and lunch!
  • Optional visit to South Coast Botanic Garden after the event


  • Students and new professionals
  • Experienced members exploring new opportunities
  • Professionals changing careers or those thinking about it
  • Colleagues in other information organizations

Cost: Members: $30 - Non-members: $40 - Students and new professionals: $20

If you are in need of sponsorship or subsidized registration, please EMAIL US. Examples include students, professionals in transition, or other unique circumstances.

If you would like to donate above and beyond your registration fee, please enter an amount during your registration.

Registration includes lunch
Meet in Garden later? (Y/N)
I want to donate ($$)



Arrival & Breakfast


Preserving Local History and Making it Accessible / Library &  Archive Tour
Monique Leahey Sugimoto (Archivist and local history librarian, Palos Verdes Library District)




Where Archives and Records Collide!
JonLuc Christensen (Records Management Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


(Salads, Sandwiches, Chips, Dessert)


Understanding Knowledge Workers’ Document Creation, Description, and Storage (CDS) Conventions
Camille Mathieu (Information Science Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


Emotional Intelligence: The Special Sauce for LS/IS/RM/KS Leadership
Julia Mewbourne (Manager of Records Management & Imaging Services, Metropolitan Water District) and Shelly Ray (Senior Departmental Systems Analyst, LA Metro)


(Optional) Visit to South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(about a 5 minute drive from the Peninsula Center Library - we can connect you with a carpool buddy if you’re not driving) Let us know when you register if you’re interesting in attending! Admission is $9 for Adults and $6 for Seniors/Students.

Registration includes lunch
Meet in Garden later? (Y/N)
I want to donate ($$)

About the Presenters
Monique Leahey Sugimoto is the archivist and local history librarian with the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a position she has held since 2012. As manager of the Local History Center, Monique aides the Library’s mission of facilitating the preservation of the Peninsula’s history by collecting and making accessible materials of historic value on all aspects of Peninsula history, including its ranching and agricultural period, early land development, city formation and its social and cultural history.
Prior to joining PVLD, Monique was an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration Riverside field office in Perris. She also worked with the UCLA University Archives; is a frequent contributor to the PV News, writing articles on the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula; and in Spring 2019, was a lecturer at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, teaching a course on records and information resource management.

JonLuc Christensen is a Records Management Specialist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He specializes in digitization, digital assets management, knowledge capture and management, and user experience design, as well as the management, retention, and disposition of temporary and permanent records. He also provides project management and administrative support to the JPL Archives.
Christensen holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and an Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets Management and Services, from San José State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Anthropology from the California State University, Fullerton. JonLuc currently serves as Director-at-Large/Membership Director for the SLA Southern California Chapter Executive Board.

Camille Mathieu is an Information Science Specialist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her work focuses on organizational knowledge management, including taxonomy development, metadata field standardization, and enterprise content findability tasks. Her current research seeks to understand and model the complementary roles that knowledge workers perform as both the creators and consumers of enterprise content. Camille was a member of the 2017 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) cohort. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA, and her undergraduate work was in literature with an emphasis in Romanticism.

Julia Mewbourne, M.Ed., IGP, brings over 25 years of experience in sales, operations, facilities, records management and information governance to her work at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Julia’s first Records and Information Management (RIM) assignment was with Lyon & Lyon, LLP where she focused on document security procedures, lateral moves and off-site records management. After the firm’s dissolution, Julia worked with service providers and as a consultant to develop and implement strategic plans to reduce the risk and costs surrounding discovery preparedness, as well as increase efficiency and productivity.
Julia has both a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. She is a certified Information Governance Professional and has a professional certificate as a paralegal.

Shelly Ray is Senior Departmental Systems Analyst for Research, Records & Information Management at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). She develops requirements for, implements, supports, troubleshoots and trains users on the systems which ensure Metro is a transparent and accountable public agency; meets the requirements of the California Public Records Act (CPRA); supports internal research needs with storage and retrieval solutions; and mitigates litigation risk related to records. Her prior experience includes eLearning Program Development, Digital Asset Management, and Database Engineering. She’s developed systems and user training for mid-sized businesses in the private sector, and large public-sector agencies. Shelly holds an MLIS degree, focused in Informatics, from UCLA.


Peninsula Center Library
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274