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 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!
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.
How do large libraries or organizations promote staff networking and collaboration? The Sporkful's latest episode, "Can The Library Of Congress Cooking Club Rise Again?" explores the Library of Congress's unique way of bringing staff people together to share their own expertise in cooking.
Have a listen!
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.
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."
This Sunday, May 21, Oakland City Hall will be hosting the Oakland Book Festival from 11am to 6pm (doors open at 10:30am).
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."