Past Events

Tour of the Preservation Department

On October 12th, library staff were given an inside glimpse of the Library Preservation Department. Specific areas visited were the Conservation Lab, the Microfilm Division, Binding Preparation Division, and the Preservation Replacement Division. Special thanks to the all of the Preservation Department staff for organizing and hosting the tour.  Click here to view more pictures of the event.

Annual Early Bird 2010

 

At the Early Bird, we discussed funding, eligibility and the application process. We also highlighted free or low-cost resources available on campus, including e-Learn and the UC Learning Center. We heard from SDC funding recipients and how they used their funds. The upcoming tour of the Preservation and Conservation department was announced, as was the forthcoming survey. 
 
Chris McLean, Manager of Career Programs through the Counseling and Psychological Services and Terrie More, Co-Manager of Library Career Counseling, came and discussed the program and its benefits for staff. Visit The Career Place website  and the Career Counseling Library  for more information on the program, assessment tools and workshops. Visit the UCB Learning Center (accessible via Blu) to register for workshops, or meet individually with a Career Counselor
 
For further overview of the Early Bird, view the presentation slides.  https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dg3w54t3_5fqrjxm43
 
 

 

Career Development Workshop

On December 9th, 2009, the Staff Development Committee (SDC) sponsored a career development workshop on The workshop will focused on steps staff can take to develop rewarding, fulfilling careers at the UC Berkeley Library.  The panel was moderated by SDC member Virgilyn Abibas, Anthropology Library and Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library. Speakers included:

  • Elizabeth Byrne, Head/Architecture Librarian, Environmental Design Library
  • Elizabeth presented on resume development and maintenance, as well as the do's and don'ts of resume writing.
  • Dana Jemison, Original Cataloging Division, Technical Services and Licensing and Contract Librarian for Digital Collections, Librarian's Office
  • Dana presented on preparing for and anticipating changing job roles. This presentation will include how to plan for your next career move with creative and economical strategies.
  • Norma Kobzina, Head, Information Services, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
  • Norma presented on planning your library career by developing concrete and flexible goals and methods to achieve them.
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The workshop included a question and answer segment as well as an open dialog on strategies for career development. This segment of the workshop was very informative with attendees asking detailed questions that kept the panel on their toes.
 

 

Tour of the Pacific Film Archives

On October 21, 2009, 16 UC Berkeley Library staff gathered at the Pacific Film Archives (PFA) for a tour of the facilities and their databases. Nancy Goldman (Head, PFA Library and Film Study Center) and Anuj Vaidya (Indexer/Outreach) were our hosts.

Our tour included:an introduction to the PFA, it's history and the history of the building,an overview and facts of the collection,an overview of the PFA's services and film exhibits,a history and overview of their cataloging and their databases. The group then divided into two smaller groups. One group toured behind the scenes of the PFA library, the screening room and staff offices. The other group viewed a demonstration of the PFA CineFiles database and their catalog. The groups then switched.
 

Tour of the Pacific Film Archives

On October 21, 2009, 16 UC Berkeley Library staff gathered at the Pacific Film Archives (PFA) for a tour of the facilities and their databases. Nancy Goldman (Head, PFA Library and Film Study Center) and Anuj Vaidya (Indexer/Outreach) were our hosts.

 

Our tour included:an introduction to the PFA, it's history and the history of the building,an overview and facts of the collection,an overview of the PFA's services and film exhibits,a history and overview of their cataloging and their databases. The group then divided into two smaller groups. One group toured behind the scenes of the PFA library, the screening room and staff offices. The other group viewed a demonstration of the PFA CineFiles database and their catalog. The groups then switched.
 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE ARCHIVES & CALIFORNIA MUSEUM FOR HISTORY, WOMEN AND THE ARTS

Forty-six Library staff members traveled to Sacramento on January 15, 2008 to visit the California State Archives and the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. The day afforded staff the opportunity to delve into the history of California and learn from another institution that archives Western Americana. In the middle of the day, attendees met with Nancy Zimmelman Lenoil, the State Archivist, who spoke about current issues in archiving. Highlights from the archives and museum include a 19th century mug book from San Quentin State Prison and exhibits on pioneers' quilts, William Randolph Hearst and his home in San Simeon, and Japanese internment.