SLA Southern California and San Diego Professional Development Day
Friday, 11/18/22 10am-2pm PT
Registration is officially open for Professional Development Day 2022!
This event will assist information professionals at all levels of their careers, whether just graduating from library school, in mid-career, or entering your sunset years. We will bring together new graduates, career experts, and fellow colleagues to share insights into how to take your career to the next level. Join us for a conversation where you will learn from others about their paths and get insight into forging your own most optimal work life!
Lighting Talk Topics and Presenters:
“Introducing IDC Pathways Leadership Development Programs”
Eddy Long, IDC Program Director for Pathways Leadership
Development Programs, and Ann Whiting, IDC Account Director for
Higher Education and State & Local Government
Pathways is an accelerated leadership program designed to provide solution
oriented programming reinforced with mentoring and coaching to propel
your career and serve as a platform for growth. Our unique offerings and
proven methodologies can help accelerate your personal and professional
growth — advancing your career to the next level.
“Learning How to Successfully Use Hybrid Event Technology for Library
Speaker Series Events at Christian Brothers University”
Mark W. Duncan, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Christian Brothers
Mark Duncan will share how Plough Library at Christian Brothers University
has successfully used hybrid technology for library speaker events and how
others can adapt the setup for their specific needs and situations.
“Creating Partnerships and Collaborations: Furthering Outreach and
Engaging the Community You Serve”
Rosa Rodriguez, Outreach Librarian at the California State University
San Marcos University Library
Rosa will share strategies for establishing collaborative partnerships to create
unique outreach programs which make access to library services more
equitable. The lightning talk will discuss best practices, potential benefits, and
challenges in leveraging the resources of the library and its partners to host,
organize, and promote library outreach services.
David Ballantine, San Jose State University
David graduated from San Jose State University with an MLIS degree earlier
this year. He will share what post graduate experience has been like and his
progress in searching for a new job. A most valuable activity has been
networking, which has come in large part with his volunteering at the Socal
SLA. David will offer tips and motivation for others who may be in similar
“Coming Full Circle: Charting a Course in Life and Libraries”
Keith Locantore, Research Impact Librarian, NOAA (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration)
Keith will share his journey to a career in libraries, with thoughts and
reflections on lessons learned both in school and as he’s progressed along his
“Tips for Entering, Re-Entering, or Making a Career Transition in the
Library and Info Services Field”
Kim Dority, SJSU iSchool Career Consultant for Students and Alumni,
Dority @ Associates, Inc.
Kim Dority, MLIS, is founder and president of Dority & Associates, an
information strategy and content development company. In addition to her
work with Dority & Associates, she also works with LIS professionals to help
them create optimal career paths, and is the official Career Advisor for the San
José State University iSchool and the USC-Marshall School of Business MMLIS
“SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and
Robin Sullivan, Teaching & Learning Strategist at University at Buffalo
Learn how libraries located anywhere in the world can take advantage of the
State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for
Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC) < http://suny.edu/emtech >.
EmTech is an online learning opportunity targeted to the needs of college
students, faculty, and anyone interested in learning about the value and
implications of using emerging technologies for personal and professional
“Reset Your Thinking: the Role of the Cataloger in the 21st Century
Technical Services Department”
Jaye Lapachet, OCM Knowledge Manager, Genetech
Jaye is a detail-oriented knowledge manager and professional librarian
experienced working in a variety of organizational settings requiring strong
creative problem solving, technical and interpersonal skills. She uses her skills
to liaise across departments to build consensus and provide support for
projects and training. In this talk, she will explain why cataloging is really 21st
century metadata, and Tech Services is the crucial infrastructure that allows
Reference to run smoothly.
“Report back from the Information Science Summit”
JonLuc Christensen - Records Management Specialist and FOIA Lead
at the Jet Propulsion Library
The Information Science Summit will take place October 28th in Pittsburgh,
PA and focus on "Innovation and Trends in Information Science - Practice,
Research, and LIS Education". JonLuc will be in attendance and also be a
keynote speaker. He will share his key takeaways from the event.
“Success vs. Burnout”
Kayla Kuni (she/her/hers), Associate Director of Libraries at
Pasco-Hernando State College
Burnout, especially in librarianship, is easy to slip into. Kayla will discuss common causes of burnout and some potential remedies should one find themselves feeling like they are experiencing burnout.