LACASIS&T, SLA-SCC AND CLBC Annual Holiday Party

Merry everything!  Come celebrate the holiday season with your friends and colleagues at LACASIS&T’s holiday party on December 11th, 2014, where we will cheers to the wonderful year we shared and all we have to look forward to in 2015.

We’re partnering with the Special Libraries Association’s Southern California Chapter (SLA-SCC), and new partners, California Librarians Black Caucus (CLBC) for this special event.  There will be mixing, mingling, delicious food, cocktails, and a DJ and dance floor!!

  • Date:  Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Time:  6:30-9:30 pm
  • Location:  Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90049 (310)-440-4500
  • Parking: FREE

Get your tickets now at the SLA-SCC website.

Your ticket includes a 3-course dinner at the beautiful Skirball Cultural Center, a dance floor upon which to tap your heels to your favorite tunes (email Grace Rosales to make request for the DJ in advance!), a photo booth and bar.

Click here to get your tickets.  Let your friends know you’re attending on Facebook!

For planning purposes please purchase your tickets no later than December 4.

Special note to MLIS students: LACASIS&T is sponsoring 5 students to attend the event!  It’s on a first request, first receive basis — email Shelly Ray by December 1st to request sponsorship (please visit the ticket page to view entree options, and include your selection in your email).

We’re full of the holiday spirit so also partnered with a Los Angeles-based charity, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless).  Donations such as clothing (new/gently used), food (non-perishable) and other items (hygiene products, home items, pet supplies and gift cards), will be accepted at the event and delivered to PATH. Here is A complete list of possible donations is here.

Guess what else?  You get FREE entry to the Skirball on the day of the event.  Arrive any time before 4:30pm, and simply mention you’re there for the LACASIS&T/SLA event, and explore the museum gratis, including the current exhibit Light and Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950, which influenced such beloved movies as Sunset BoulevardDouble IndemnityCasablanca, and Ninotchka  ( You’ll entertain yourself from when the museum closes at 5pm til when the event starts at 6:30pm, but there’s free wifi, seating and lighting. (And plenty to do if you want to help set up!)

So what are you waiting for?  Buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on the fun!

Click here to get your tickets now at the SLA-SCC website.


LACASIS&T SIG of Holiday Cheer

November 2014 Virtual Board Meeting

Join our virtual meeting at 4pm on Tues, November 18!

  • Date: Nov. 18, 2014
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location:

Agenda items:

  1. Review of Nov. 12th meet-up — A great success! Insights into what worked, areas to improve, and ideas for future event planning.
  2. Final details of Holiday Party (scheduled for Dec. 11 @ Skirball)
  3. Follow-up on last virtual meeting:
    • a. Have liaisons connected with student groups? What’s the scoop?
    • b. Next steps for January educational event
    • c. Scheduling virtual happy hour(s)
  4. Reminder to tune in at 6pm to SJSU ASIS&T’s event which LACASIS&T is co-sponsoring on technology in museum libraries:
  5. Anything else we should address? Join the meeting and contribute your thoughts!

Harold Borko Tribute Luncheon

GSE&IS Dean Aimée Dorr, Information Studies Department Chair Gregory Leazer, and the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invite you to a special luncheon celebrating the life of Harold Borko. Join colleagues, friends, and family in remembering the life and accomplishments of Harold Borko, a pioneer in the field of Information Science.

About Harold Borko, 1922-2012

A professor in the UCLA Library School of Library Services, Harold Borko was the author of two seminal texts in information science, “Abstracting Concepts and Methods” (New York, NY: Academic Press, 1975) and “Indexing Concepts and Methods” (New York, NY: Academic Press, 1979).

Dr. Borko served as President of both the American Documentation Institute and the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) in 1966. Among the many boards on which he served, two notable ones are the American Federation of Information Processing Societies and the U.S. National Committee for the International Federation for Documentation, National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Borko was honored with the ASIS Best Information Science Teacher Award in 1988. He also received the ASIS&T Award of Merit in 1994, when ASIS added “Technology” to its name.

Announcing the Harold Borko Student Award

In memory of Dr. Borko, the Harold Borko Student Award will be given to a student who represents scholarly excellence. For more information or to contribute, please visit

Colleagues, friends, alumni, and members of the Information Science community are welcome to submit photos, memories, or thoughts in honor of Dr. Borko by visting the Hal Borko Tribute page at

RSVP to reserve your seat by Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

Contact Nick Belli to make your reservation at (310) 206-0375 or at

Monday, June 11, 2012 – 11:00am

UCLA Faculty Center, Hacienda Room, 480 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1617

2011 Margaret McKinley Memorial Student Scholarship Essay Competition Winners!

Congratulations to Pixie Stardust, this year’s winner of the Margaret McKinley Scholarship Essay Competition. Pixie is working towards her MS in Library and Information Management at the University of South Australia.  Pixie will receive $1000 US reimbursement funding to attend the 2011 ASIS&T Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA,  and a one-year membership to ASIS&T.

Congratulations also go to our first runner-up, Anna Rotar, a graduate student in RMIT’s Master’s of Information Management Program; and our second runner-up, Elizabeth Rolando, a graduate student in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies Program.  Both will receive an one-year membership to ASIS&T.