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2009-2010 Fiscal Year

The Future of Libraries (5.0): Libraries: - The Recovery Engine on the Hard Times Train - - September 23, 2009 - San Francisco
In the interest of timeliness, formatting errors were not corrected. PowerPoint documents have been compressed for easier viewing and downloading.

Workshop Materials

9:00 am                  WELCOME -  Tamera LeBeau & Paul Signorelli, Event Co-Chairs
Luis Herrera, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library 

9:15 am                  KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Danielle Patrick Milam, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation Development Director - Libraries as Recovery Engines

10:30 am                Services: Discover and Recover - Jewelle Gomez, President, Library Commission, San Francisco Public Library and Luis Herrera, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library - Free2 Recover and Discover

11:00 am                Services: Empowering Job Seekers: The Free2 Succeed Job Center - Leila Swisher, Supervising Librarian, Livermore Public Library - Slide text

11:30 am                Case Study: Library Literacy Programs for a Strong Economic Future - Sherry Drobner, Richmond Public Library, Program Director, Literacy for Every Adult Project (LEAP) - Literacy for Every Adult Project (LEAP)

1:30 pm                  Case Study: Libraries’ Economic Value to Community (based on Providing for Knowledge, Growth and Prosperity: A Benefit Study of the San Francisco Public Library) - Donna Bero, Executive Director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - Providing for Knowledge, Growth and Prosperity

2:00 pm                  Services: Reinventing Help: The LibGuides and LibAnswers Experience -   Michele Hampshire, Library Specialist: Emerging Technologies, and Valerie Zito, Library Specialist, Business Services, Contra Costa County Library - Reinventing Help

2:30 pm                  Case Study: School Library Staff as Partners in an Educational Community - Enid Davis, Library Director, The Harker School - Resources and pointers for partnerships

3:15 pm                  Services: Full Steam Ahead on the Business Train -                             Roslyn Donald, Business Librarian, San Mateo Public Library and  Jackie Nelson, Director of Events, BelMateo Bowl  Start Your Small Business   California Small Business Development Centers   Slides                       

3:45 pm                  Services: Designing a Customer Service Plan for Hard Times -                              Loretta Micheals, Supervising Librarian, Mountain View Public Library - Slides - Resources

Keynote speaker Danielle Patrick Milam is the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation Development Director and was formerly the Vice President for Program and Development of the Urban Libraries Council. She edited the Urban Libraries Council report Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development. Danielle surveyedf how libraries and businesses are creatively forming partnerships to benefit the communities they serve.

The budget has delayed the posting of some of the later conferences for this year.

2008-2009 Fiscal Year

The budget has delayed the posting of the conferences for this year.

2007-2008 Fiscal Year

Future of Libraries III - September 26 - San Francisco Notes
Keynote speakers at the third installment of this popular workshop were Anthony Costa of Califa and San Francisco City College, Laura O’ Donoghue of Contra Costa County Library, and Sarah Houghton-Jan of San Mateo County Library. There were also three panel discussions. Sarah Houghton-Jan, aka Librarian in Black, captured the discussion and presentations with links in her blog for September 26 and 27:

  • Social Software in the Library: MySpace, Wikis, IM, Blogs and Flickr
  • Services Without Sites: When Fingertips-to-Fingertips Augments Face-to-Face
  • Collection Development/Collection Management, Link+, E-Books and the Proliferation of Formats
Over 185 librarians attended this workshop sponsored by the Library Staff Development Committee of the Greater Bay Area.2006-2007 Fiscal Year MySpace is Our Space
BALIS Adult Services Workshop - May 31, 2007 - Berkeley Public Library Brian Boies, Youth Librarian - Oakland Public Library Sandra Stewart and Jean Herriges of the San Jose Public Library and Christine Holmes of the San Jose State University Library - Joint Library Virtual Services Team Susan Kantor-Horning, Electronic Resources Specialist - Contra Costa County Library - Mini-presentation about the library's avatar contest for teens to create a "face" for the library. The deadline for teens' entries: September 1, 2007. Award of prizes: Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2007 Presenters' libraries MySpace pages: Spread Your Wings & Soar to New Heights: Changing roles, Successful transitions, and Opportunities to Shine
Paraprofessional Workshop - April 25 and May 2, 2007

Future of Libraries Workshop - March 20 and 21, 2007
Impressions of member librarians

Planning, Implementing and Assessing RFID
Technology in Libraries

BayNet Program - Speakers: Karen Saunders and Elena Engel - October 19, 2006
RFID and the Santa Clara City Library. Resources and Links.

The Future of Libraries, Part II: Models That Work
Library Staff Development Committee of the Greater Bay Area
Wednesday October 18, 2006 - San Francisco Public Library
Write-up by Sarah Houghton-Jan, Librarian in Black

2005-2006 Fiscal Year

Demystifying Virtual Communication - RSS, Podcasts, Wikis, and IM for Librarians
CARLIT North Conference
SJSU/SJPL King Library August 25, 2006 9-4
Blog with presentations

Challenges to Instruction in the Age of Federated Searching and Google
CCLI Spring Workshop
Friday, May 12, 2006 9-3:15
Atherton: Menlo College Campus Cafeteria

IM for the Library: How Instant Messaging Can Connect Librarians with Kids and Teens
Sarah Houghton, sponsored by the BALIS Reference Committee
Thursday May 18, 9:30 – 12:00 noon Berkeley Public Library
Sarah Houghton's presentation- IM for the Library
Sarah’s recent article about IM, entitled U R the Best, is posted on the WebJunction site: http://webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=11265

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