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Save the Date – Northern California Chapter’s Fall Meeting, November 1

Attention Californians! The next ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter meeting will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, on the University of California campus. This meeting marks the first time their Chapter will meet jointly with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. This all-day meeting will include a tour of the Art History/Classics Library, a no-host lunch at the Faculty Club, and a guided tour of the Phoebe Hearst Anthropology Museum ($10 fee per person). Mark your calendar, and registration details will be posted closer to the meeting date.

9:45-10:30am
Tour of the Art History/Classics Library, Doe Library (Lynn Cunningham, Art Librarian)

10:30-11:45am  
Northern California Chapter Business Meeting

11:45am-1:15pm    
Joint luncheon with Special Libraries Association at the Men’s Faculty Club (designed by architect Bernard Maybeck)

1:30-3:00pm
Tour of Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology led by
Research Anthropologist Ira Jacknis

3:00-5:00pm
Explore the Berkeley campus on your own.

August 19th: #SLATalk tackles entrepreneurship

Short notice, but the Twitter-advice-fest that is #SLATalk is happening tomorrow, August 19th at 3:00 pm EDT – 4:00pm EDT. As it’s pursuant to some of the other content [I made] on this blog, I thought I’d pass it along!

#SLAtalk: Trailblazing! Info Pros and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Join @SLAhq and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (@AIIP) for an hour-long Twitter chat about what it takes to be a trailblazing information professional. Whether you are already an independent info pro, looking for a career change or are leading the pack from within your company, share how you exemplify an entrepreneurial spirit within your industry.
Tuesday, August 19th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare

 

►        New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk” http://www.sla.org/slatalk-plus-slatalk-archives/

►        Follow @SLAhq and @AIIP – and use hashtag #SLAtalk to be a part of the conversation!

 

Q1       (first 15 minutes)        Talk about an entrepreneurial break-through moment in your career. If you own your own research business, how did you win your first client? If you provide in-house services to a company, how did you “sell” your services to an important member of the organization? Or, how did you gain the support needed to undertake an important project?

Q2       (second 15 minutes)    Personal branding. Whether you work independently or in-house, how do you make yourself known? More than just marketing, how do you be a self-starting, risk tolerant and just an all-around go-getter in order to be a trailblazing info pro?

Q3       (third 15 minutes)       If you’re thinking about making the leap into the independent info pro world, what tips or advice would you like to know? If you are already independent, what would you tell someone new to your professional community?

Q4       (fourth 15 minutes)     What are some best practices to having an entrepreneurial spirit? What are some skills, mantras or attitudes one can create and maintain for themselves in order to keep the spirit alive?

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

≪ Professional Development Reading List Klaxon
Brush up on what it means to be an entrepreneur with some of these articles below: