Apply for the Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

2014 SLA Southern California Chapter

Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship Annoucement

 

The Scholarship Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SCC; http://southerncalifornia.sla.org) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship.

 

The award was established in May of 1993 at a special board meeting called by chapter President John Shea, shortly after Karen’s death; the first money was awarded in 1996. Karen, a UCLA library professional, dedicated much of her career to the success of library school students. The award includes complimentary invitations to the SLA-SCC annual fundraiser meeting, the awards dinner and the annual business meeting.

 

Award

$3,000 stipend check will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Fundraiser Dinner.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be members of the SLA-SCC – membership information may be found online at: http://www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a career in special libraries, and must be currently enrolled and taking classes in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library and/or Information Science program.  Also, at the time of application, the student’s graduation date should be no earlier than December 2014.
  • There is no geographic restriction on the school in which the applicant is enrolled. However, applicants must be permanent residents of California or Nevada, and must submit a photocopy of their valid California or Nevada State I.D. card, driver’s license, or voter registration card.

 

Application Procedure

  • The completed application form available online at: http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/student-programs/2014_sla-scc_scholarship-html
  • A copy of your valid California or Nevada State I.D. card – or driver’s license – or voter registration card
  • A 1,500-2,000 word essay describing:  1) Your interest and experience in special librarianship; 2) your professional goal(s) and the skills and experience you believe will get you there; 3) the benefits for your career growth that you anticipate SLA membership will bring; and, 4) how you plan to participate and contribute to SLA-SCC
  • Three (3) signed letters of academic and professional recommendation (one letter must be from a faculty member in your library or information studies master’s degree program)

 

Applications are due June 30, 2014 via email to Michael Qiu, Scholarship Committee Chair, at qium@usc.edu.

 

For more information or to access the application, please visit http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/student-programs/2014_sla-scc_scholarship-html.

 

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Margaret Herrick Library Tour

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We hope everyone has had a great quarter! This fall, SLA took a tour of the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills. The MHL, which is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the go-to library for all things related to film and film history. We got a chance to see Alfred Hitchcock’s movie notes, the Lion’s wig from The Wizard of Oz, set designs for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and many other amazing items! 

Thanks to Meg Ocampo and Jenny Romero for leading the tour. And thanks to Cindy Mediavilla for the photo.

Stay tuned with more tours in the coming months!

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Last Chance! – 15th Annual UCLA IS Dodger Night

It’s almost here! Get your tickets this week!
The SLA Student Chapter at UCLA presents: 15th Annual UCLA Information Studies Night at Dodger Stadium!
Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 1:10pm at Dodger Stadium
Come see the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Come one, come all! This event is not only open just to IS department folks: bring your family and friends!
Tickets (Top Deck Seats):
  • $15.00 if paying by cash or check (please download the 2013 Dodger Ticket Order Form and fill it out and return to Jennifer Clark on the 2nd floor reception area of the IS building by 4:00 PM, April 19)
  • Get tickets from us in person on Wednesday 4/24 or Thursday 4/25 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the IS Commons
  • $16.00 if paying via Paypal (please e-mail sla@ucla.edu for the order link) – please note that if you need your tickets mailed, you should place a Paypal order no later than tomorrow Monday 4/22

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15th Annual UCLA IS Night at Dodger Stadium

The SLA Student Chapter at UCLA presents:
The 15th Annual UCLA IS Night at Dodger Stadium!
Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 1:10pm at Dodger Stadium
Your Boys in Blue vs. Milwaukee Brewers (as if you cared about the opponent)
Tickets (Top Deck Seats):
  • $15.00 if paying by cash or check (please download the 2013 Dodger Ticket Order Form and fill it out and return to Jennifer Clark on the 2nd floor reception area of the IS building by 4:00 PM, April 19)
  • $16.00 if paying via Paypal (please e-mail sla@ucla.edu for the order link)
Come one, come all! This event is not only open just to IS department folks: bring your family and friends!

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UCLA SLA Jim Henson Studios Tour

UCLA SLA Jim Henson Studios Tour

A great time was had by all at the UCLA SLA Jim Henson Studios Tour! The tour was led by Hillary Howell, an alumni of the Moving Image Archival Studies program in the UCLA Information Studies Department. You can read a full write-up of the tour by UCLA SLA member Ashley Soo in this month’s SLA Southern California newsletter! Also, thanks to Emily McNish for the photo! http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/januaryfebruary-2013-newsletter/

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SLA @ UCLA and ARTiFACTS Joint Winter Quarter Meeting!

SLA @ UCLA and ARTiFACTS are teaming up to bring you the following meeting which is open to all UCLA MLIS and MIAS students. It will be chock full of fun, food, and information!

What: SLA/ARTiFACTS Winter Meeting to talk about upcoming events, tours, mixers, career panel, open officer positions for 2013-14, and much more!

When:  Wednesday February 27 from 12:30-1:25

Where: GSE&IS Room 111

And of course – PIZZA PROVIDED!

The meeting will take place after morning classes.

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Clark Library Tour on Feb. 19 at 2:00pm

The SLA and SAA UCLA chapters are teaming up to host a tour of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The Clark Library is one of UCLA’s major libraries for rare books and manuscripts, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. It’s a beautiful place worth visiting especially if you have interest in rare books, archives and special collections!

The tour will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the 19th of February. The library is located in the West Adams district and so carpooling will be ideal! 

Please RSVP (nbeyer@ucla.edu) and mention if you will be needing a ride, can provide a ride to others, or will just meet us there. Visit the link below for location and further information about the Clark!

http://clarklibrary.ucla.edu

Image  Photo created by the UCLA Library and used with permission. The Regents of the University of California continue to hold copyright for all UCLA Library Web site content.

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CNN Library Tour 2/13 at 4pm

Have you ever wondered about the fast-paced world of librarianship for television journalism? Pondered how all that video is archived? Just really wanted to see a news studio in person? 

Well, you’re in luck! The SLA Student Chapter at UCLA will be sponsoring a tour of the CNN Library on Wednesday February 2/13 at 4pm. The tour will be conducted by librarian Jaime Solano.

For those interested in reserving a spot on this tour, please send an RSVP email privately to Tim Gallati (tim.gallati@gmail.com) with the following info:

1) I need a ride!
2) I can host a carpool with x passengers.
3) I have transport and I’ll see you there.

Space on this tour is limited, so act fast!

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SLA Holiday Party

HELLO EVERYONE!!!

The SLA @ UCLA and SAA @ UCLA are hosting a HOLIDAY MIXER!!!

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
6 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Museum of Jurassic Technology
What: Holiday sweater wear, festive cocktails, a museum full of oddities
$15.00

Take two hours off during finals week and allow yourself a rationing of fun!

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The museum is located at 9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
There is a parking garage on Cardiff Ave, two blocks away, between Venice Blvd. and Culver Blvd. (Free for first two hours)

If you haven’t visited the Museum of Jurassic Technology, it is truly a delight:
tea room, mini film theater, roof top patio equipped with doves,
micro-mosaics, pin-head portraits… need I go on?

Please RSVP with Nicoletta Beyer (nbeyer [@] ucla [dot] edu)
You can pay at the door, but prepayment is much appreciated:
You can drop a check made out to “UCLA SLA Student Chapter” in my folder in the commons!

The more the merrier!!!

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Mission Accomplished: UCLA SLA Joins CSUN/UNT SLA for JPL Tour

In what we hope to be the first of many collaborative future events, the CSUN/UNT SLA student chapter invited a cohort from UCLA to join them in a tour of JPL.  Special thanks to Christal Young (CSUN/UNT SLA chapter president) for organizing the tour and having us along!  We hope to return the favor soon.

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In the meantime, stay tuned for the next tour…mission control signing off.

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