Download the May/Jun 2016 Newsletter
The SCALL Awards Committee is seeking nominations for its three annual service awards:
The Rohan Chapter Service Award: established in 1981 to honor outstanding service to SCALL by a SCALL member. This Award was named in honor of Bill Rohan, a devoted and energetic member of SCALL.
The Vendor Chapter Service Award: established in 1997 to honor a company or company representative who consistently and significantly contributes to SCALL.
The Albert O. Brecht Lifetime Achievement Award: established in 2005 to recognize the contributions of retiring SCALL members to SCALL and to law librarianship. The award was renamed in 2012 to honor Albert O. Brecht, a trailblazer in the field of law librarianship
Nominations should include:
Please submit nominations by June 1st to Jennifer Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 SCALL Business Meeting takes place Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – 6PM at the Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Building, 125 S. Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Cost to attend the meeting is $25/person and $15 for students.
FREE parking in the lot on Grand between Green and Del Rosa, across from the court. The court is approximately 2 miles from the Del Mar station of the Metro Gold Line.
RSVP by Friday, June 17th. Complete the SCALL 2016 Business Meeting RSVP form and return to Erik Adams via email to email@example.com, or via regular mail to Erik Adams / Sheppard Mullin / 333 S. Hope St. / 43rd Floor / Los Angeles, CA 90071. Checks may be sent by mail or delivered at the door.
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Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: Social Networking: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 6:30 p.m.; Speaker: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bullocks Wilshire Building, 3050 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
Parking is available for the reduced rate of $5, but carpooling is greatly encouraged
The Wilshire/Vermont Station on the Red and Purple Line is located close to the law school.
Dinner will be gourmet sandwiches, classic salads, drinks and homemade baked goods.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Print and complete the SCALL Spring 2016 Meeting RSVP form by Thursday, April 7, 2016
Email this completed form to Erik Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail your check or bring it to the meeting.
Checks payable to SCALL
If mailing your check, send to:
Erik Y. Adams
333 S. Hope St., 43rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Registration for the AALL Annual Meeting is now open! Which means July is just around the corner. This year’s theme is Make It New – Create the Future. What’s your future look like? Are you a newer librarian looking for guidance? Are you a seasoned librarian in need of inspiration? Do you want to learn about your profession in the great city of Chicago? If you’re interested in attending, but have financial constraints, please consider applying for a SCALL grant. The Grants Committee will consider all applications. Please know that all grant recipients will be expected to write an article for the SCALL Newsletter related to their attendance at the Annual Meeting (e.g., summary of a program session, experience as a first-time attendee, review of a new vendor product). The grant application is available on SCALL’s website and via http://scallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/scallgrant2016.pdf
To ensure plenty of time to register with the early bird rate, we’re requesting all grant applications for the Annual Meeting be submitted to Cindy Guyer by March 25th.
The SCALL Scholarship rewards current library school students living in Southern California who hold promise of future involvement in the law library profession. The amount of each scholarship and the number of awards granted each year may vary depending on current funding of the scholarship committee. Past scholarships have included awards of up to $1,200. Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, March 25, 2016. Click here to download the scholarship application.
From Los Angeles:
101 South to the 60 East to 71 South to 15 South to the 79 South/Temecula Pkwy. Take Exit 58 from the 15 South. Left onto 79 South/Temecula. Take a right onto Pechanga Pkwy. Take a right onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Destination will be on the right.
Alternate LA Route:
101 South to the 5 South to the 79 S/Temecula Pkwy. Take Exit 58 from the 15 South. Left onto 79 South/Temecula. Take a right onto Pechanga Pkwy. Take a right onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Destination will be on the right.
From Orange County:
Take 91 East to the 15 South to the 79 South/Temecula Pkwy. Take Exit 58 from the 15 South. Left onto 79 South/Temecula. Take a right onto Pechanga Pkwy. Take a right onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Destination will be on the right.
From San Diego:
163 North to the 15 North to Rainbow Valley Blvd W. Take Exit 54 from the 15 North. Take Old Hwy 395 and Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Turn Right onto Rainbow Valley Blvd W. Turn Left at the 1st cross street onto Old Hwy 395. Continue onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Turn left and destination will be on the right.
Alternate San Diego Route:
Take the 5 North to the 15 North to Rainbow Valley Blvd W. Take Exit 54 from the 15 North. Take Old Hwy 395 and Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Turn Right onto Rainbow Valley Blvd W. Turn Left at the 1st cross street onto Old Hwy 395. Continue onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Turn left and destination will be on the right.
From San Bernardino/Riverisde:
Take the 91 East to the 215 South to the 79 South/Temecula Pkwy. Take Exit 58 from the 15 South. Left onto 79 South/Temecula. Take a right onto Pechanga Pkwy. Take a right onto Rainbow Canyon Rd/Rainbow Valley Blvd. Destination will be on the right.
Did you know that February 12th is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar? You probably would if you took the time to count.
Did you know that Lorne Greene was born on February 12, 1915? You would if you were an avid fan of Bonanza like I am.
Did you know that Ray Manzarek was also born on February 12th in 1939? Hello. The Doors. Duh.
Did you know on February 12th there are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years)? Once again the counting thing is important.
What is the most important reason to remember February 12, 2016? (At least for penny pinchers like me)
Drum roll please…
DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD SCALL INSTITUTE REGISTRATION AND GETTING A ROOM AT THE TEMECULA CREEK INN!
Courtesy of: Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR
The SCALL Institute Local Arrangements Committee has put together a great list of things to do while at the SCALL Institute in Temecula.
You gotta eat.
How else are you gonna keep your strength up for attending all the Institute programs?
You gotta drink.
How else are you gonna mingle with all your SCALL buds?
You gotta gamble.
How else are you gonna retire early and buy that flashy sports car?
Of course, you are gonna do all these things after attending all the wonderful and informative Institute programs! Yup.
The list and map can also be found at: http://scall44.weebly.com/
Also, the DEADLINE for early bird registration is approaching. Register and get your room at the Temecula Creek Inn by Friday, February 12, 2016.
For more information check out the Local Arrangements Section.
Courtesy of Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR Committee
SCALL Institute Session – Current Awareness: Delivering the Right Information, Using the Right Tool:
Current awareness is one of the biggest challenges we face: monitoring the onslaught of information and getting the right information into the right hands at the right time. And there are an ever-growing number of tools out there that help us do just that, but what should we look for in media monitoring tools? What criteria do we use to evaluate the many products out there? This session will walk you through the evaluation process, giving you the tools you need to make the right choice for your institution.
SCALL Institute Session – Turning Information Into Insight:
The final step in the information process is to deliver the results to the end user — but even that’s changed! Gone are the days when we can simply deliver the results in a “data dump.” Our end users are expecting us to summarize, to evaluate the results and synthesize them so that they can be “actionable.”
**DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD INSTITUTE AND HOTEL REGISTRATION: FEBRUARY 12, 2016**
Courtesy of Wendy “I’ve been sick and can’t be funny right now” Nobunaga
SCALL Institute PR
On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born.
On February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
On February 12, 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up. The horror!
On February 12, 2016, early bird registration for the 44th Annual SCALL Institute ends!
Annual SCALL Institute
March 4 -5, 2016
Temecula Creek Inn
Save a couple bucks and register early. Deadline: February 12, 2016
After you register, go see a movie. Zoolander 2 opens nationwide on February 12, 2016.
-Courtesy of Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR Committee