Free Workshops on Creating & Funding Preservation Projects – San Luis Obispo and Tulare, March 2013

“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:

  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants


San Luis Obispo – March 8, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – San Luis Obispo Public Library
Tulare – March 15, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – Tulare Historical Museum

Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries

Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries and archives, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

These workshops are FREE . Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.

Pre-registration required. Register for any of the above workshops online:

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Sagouspe (

The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project that is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions. For additional information about the C3 Project, see the Californians Connecting to Collections webpage:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Call for GCLN Scholarship applications

Friday, February 15, 2013 –

The Gold Coast Library Network (GLCN) is excited to let you know that we are providing scholarships this year. We will be offering two $400 scholarships:

  • One to a library school student to assist with educational expenses or conference attendance
  • One to an employee working in a GCLN library to assist with their professional development

Information about the scholarships, eligibility, and the application form can be found on the Scholarships page. Applications are due by March 15, 2013.

Please apply or encourage others you know who are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.

If you have any questions contact the GCLN Chair, Mary Logue, at

Register for the Fall Professional Development Day 2012: Social Media and the Library

Join your regional library colleagues at the Oxnard College Library as we learn about and discuss social media practices in public, community college, and university library settings. Bring your own experiences and questions, engage with our speakers, and take away new ideas to help serve your communities! The event will end with a tour of the new Oxnard College Library Learning Resource Center facility.

Event Date & Time: Friday, November 9, 2012, from 9 a.m. – 2:30  p.m.

Location: Oxnard College Library Learning Resource Center, 4000 South Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033 (map)

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m. : Registration and Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m. : Welcome and Announcements
10:00 a.m. : Presentations by Kenley Neufeld (Library Director, SBCC Luria Library) and Candice Mack (Young Adult Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library)
12:00 p.m. : Luncheon
1:00 p.m. : Presentation by Joe Sabado (Assoc. Director, Information Systems & Software Development, UCSB)
2:00 p.m. : Tour the Oxnard College Library Learning Resource Center

Download the flier.

Breakfast items and lunch are included in registration.


Job opening: Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator at Westmont College

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of  Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator. This is a full-time paraprofessional position. A review of applications begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Westmont College is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. Links to the full job description and the online application form are available at:

Position Summary: The Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator works directly under the Associate Director of Technical Services and Collection Development and is responsible for the management and coordination of acquisitions and serials, including the oversight of expenditures  against the library’s materials budget. The position also assists in the cataloging and processing of materials in all formats.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 1-2 years work experience in a library in acquisitions, serials and/or cataloging
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours as requested
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox and Google Apps
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in teams; self-directed with an ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience in an academic library
  • A basic  understanding of LCSH and LC Classification
  • Account management/vendor relations experience

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.

Oxnard College opens new Library Learning Resource Center

The new Library Learning Resource Center at Oxnard College opened its doors on June 18, 2012. It provides 38,000 square feet of space and includes a Math Center, Writing Center, open computer lab, large and small group study rooms, instructional media collection, reference collection with support space, electronic classroom, tutorial and study areas, office space, distance learning services, and faculty resource center. To see more pictures of the building and the dedication ceremony, visit Thomas Stough’s blog.

The construction project was funded through Measure S Bond funds to serve students and the community. Make sure to stop by and visit when you’re in town!

Source: Oxnard College. (2012). Library Learning Resource Center building dedication 5/9, 4 PM [Press release]. Retrieved from