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NOW Conference 2018 Session Recordings Are Available

If you missed the NOW Conference this year, no worries. The session recordings are available at https://hr.berkeley.edu/now-conference. The video playlist includes topics like negotiation skills, personal branding, and resume improvement. Hopefully, these presentations will inspire you to try something new, like life design, or improve the activities you already do.  

Interview with research librarian at Lucas Research Library

The staff development committee had an amazing opportunity to speak with Miki Bulos, a research librarian at the Lucas Research Library in Marin County. Miki, a Cal alum who received her B.A. in English, is no stranger to the library. She worked as an SLE in our very own Main Stacks. We were excited to learn more about stewardship and curation of a private research collection, the differences between public university and corporate librarianship roles, and Miki’s personal career path.

 

Free Online Library Training w/Certificate

FREE online library training for us library staff! ABLE has been providing library training to staff for 20 years at no cost. Upon completion of the courses, program certificates are given! Courses of interest include collection development, technical services, and public services. Registration isn't required, simply click the course of interest and watch the training videos. 

Cheers to professional development! 

Library Juice Academy: Library Courses!

There are professional development library courses being offered online! This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. Each course is 3-4 weeks long, only involving 3hrs/week! All Courses are held each month at a cost of $175 through the Library Juice Academy

SF MOMA Field Trip!

Big thanks to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) for generously welcoming our 30 library staff to it's beautiful museum on November 9, 2017! Not only did we get a gallery tour led by wonderful docents, we were given a private tour of the stacks! Library viewing included a selection of artist books in the stacks with Head of Library and Archives David Senior, and Special Collections Cataloguer Abby Bridge. 

Microaggression Workshop for the Library

Please join the LAUC-B committee for the Restorative Justice Center's interactive workshop about microaggressions, hosted by Julie Shackford-Bradley in 180 Doe Library, Wednesday, November 15, 9:00-10:30 am.

In this workshop, you will learn about microaggressions, subtle, indirect, and casual statements or actions against any marginalized group, that are often hard to identify. 

Don't forget to sign up for this summer's SDC field trip to the Oakland Museum of California!

The Staff Development Committee is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a field trip to the Oakland Museum of California next Friday, June 9th.  The OMCA features a multidisciplinary collection of art, history, and natural sciences with the goal to "inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities."

 

Free Mechanics' Institute Tour, Monday, May 1st, 6 pm

Mechanics Institute Photo

   Never visited the Mechanics' Institute?

Attend their 45-60 minute free tour on Monday, May 1st at 6 pm. A wine and cheese reception will follow the tour. The Mechanics' Institute is a membership organization founded in 1854 with a mission to "serve the education, information and social needs of the city's mechanics, artisans, and industrialists."