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  • Happy Hour in Pasadena Thursday, 4/4

    Apr 4, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PT)

    Let's have a drink after work!

    The Otis Bar
    inside the La Grande Orange Café in Pasadena
    Thursday April 4th, 5pm

    lgo plaque(Credit: @lgocafe Instagram)

    Stop by The Otis Bar any time after 5pm (Happy Hour’s til 7pm) on April 4th for a drink and apps/dinner with your SLA-SCC colleagues!

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    The Otis Bar in La Grande Orange Café is located at 260 S. Raymond Ave. (between E. Green St. and E. Del Mar Blvd.) in Pasadena, inside the Historic Del Mar Station built in 1934.

    The Mission Revival-style station was formerly the Santa Fe Depot of the famed Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. After Amtrak discontinued passenger train service to Pasadena in 1994, the depot sat dormant for many years before being reincarnated as La Grande Orange Café in 2008.

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    It’s adjacent to Metro’s Gold Line Del Mar station stop.

    LGO will validate for two free hours of parking at the city parking structure northwest of the restaurant at 33 Green St. between Fair Oaks Ave. and Raymond Ave. Valet parking is also available.

    **RSVP to rays@metro.net!**

    The Otis Bar in La Grande Orange Cafe
    260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.356.4444
    Thursday April 4th, 5pm
    RSVP to rays@metro.net

    Pasadena, CA, United States

  • 4/13 Tour of Metro’s Library - UCLA SLA Student Chapter and SLA-SCC Event

    Apr 13, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    UCLA SLA Student Chapter and SLA-SCC Tour of Metro’s Library
    Saturday, April 13th at 3pm
    One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (Directions/parking info)
    No Host Happy Hour to follow the tour at Imperial Western in Union Station

    Metro Light Rail Train in Motion

    Join your SLA friends and colleagues Saturday, April 13th for a tour of Metro’s Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive! Matthew Barrett, Director of the Research Library, Archive and Records Management at Metro, will lead a tour of the collections and give an overview of the digital resources the library provides for Metro employees and researchers from the public.

    The largest transportation research library in the United States, it’s a unique collection of ephemera, EIRs, and even mastodon fossils (excavated while tunneling the Red Line) which tell the history of Los Angeles through its transit evolution – from the Red Car to new projects fast-tracked for completion for the 2028 Olympics.

    After the tour, we’ll walk through Union Station for a no-host happy hour at Imperial Western Beer Company, an Art Deco gem in the newly renovated historic Fred Harvey room.

    Find out more about the library: www.metro.net/about/metrolibrary

    RSVP to rays@metro.net by April 11th a list of attendees must be submitted to Metro Security in advance, so RSVP is required. No RSVP required to attend the Happy Hour though, so feel free to come by and join us if you can’t make the tour!

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • 5/31 - Tour the Southern Regional Library Facility at UCLA

    May 31, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PT)

    Tour the Southern Regional Library Facility at UCLA
    Friday, May 31st at 1pm

    (Panoramic of display case for SRLF Phase 1, designed and assembled by Karen May, Retired, 1st SRLF Processing Manager. Credit, SRLF)

    Thanks to the wonderful librarians at the Southern Regional Library Facility, SLA-SCC will be visiting for a tour on Friday, May 31st at 1pm! SRLF is located on UCLA’s campus at 305 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

    Established in 1987, the Southern Regional Library Facility (known as the SRLF) provides space for University of California library materials, archives and manuscript collections. SRLF accepts materials from all 10 UC campuses, particularly those in southern California, including UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. Low-use library materials in all formats are accepted for storage -- books, serials, atlases, microfilm, A/V materials, maps and Special collections materials such as archival manuscripts, record boxes and document cases. SRLF also contains an Imaging Services unit which specializes in the digitization and microfilming of rare or deteriorating materials. 

    They have generously offered to provide parking passes for tour attendees who register in advance – RSVP to rays@metro.net to get on the list! The pass must be picked up at SRLF before entering the parking lot – details will be sent to registrants.

    The tour will be approximately 1.5-2 hours, and includes visits to the storage areas as well as the imaging services spaces.

    WHEN: Friday, May 31st at 1pm (Please plan to arrive approx. 20 minutes early to allow time to pick up the parking validation and park)

    WHERE: Southern Regional Library Facility 305 De Neve Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Directions: http://www.srlf.ucla.edu/map/

    HOW: RSVP to rays@metro.net

    More about SRLF: http://www.srlf.ucla.edu/

    Los Angeles, CA, United States