Redesigning Live, Work and Play

This year’s holiday event is organized with the Special Libraries Association – Southern California Chapter.  A holiday event with substance. Join a variety of professionals to mix, mingle, synergize and look forward. Plus: Three course meal and cash bar; Entertainment, provided by DJ Dave Dolphin; Free admission to the Museum prior to the event; Support of an important charitable cause, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Room to Read.


Jody TurnerCulture of Future
Innovation Advocate, Creative Culture Researcher and Connector

– A strategic look at the changing world
– Directional approaches for community shifts, education, inspiration, products and services
– Insights from leading brands such as Apple, Gap, IDEO, Samsung, and Starbucks


Social Responsibility by Peter Derycz
Founder and CEO of Reprints Desk
Corporate Donor to Room to Read

– Why social responsibility is good for business
– Using challenge grants to foster community ownership and sustainability
– Creating culturally relevant programs with strong local staff and partnerships

In association with: Convergence Technology Council, Technology Council of Southern California, and

RSVP: CLOSED December 9


Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles 90049 United States

Directions and Parking:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 – 6:00pm
Speakers and Special Guests: 

Jody Turner is an innovation advocate, creative culture researcher, connector, and lecturer who has worked inside the walls of Nike, Starbucks and The Gap and outside as a consultant with companies such as Apple, IDEO and CEOs For Cities. Jody’s focal point is in mapping strategic pictures of today’s changing world interjecting compelling solution-driven content and anecdotes of success. It is through individual, community and company effort that we are finding and implementing the innovative solutions of today. Jody is working with highly strategic, innovative teams making a difference.

Peter Derycz specializes in building and growing new companies from soup to nuts. His experience includes venture capital and private equity fund-raising (over $100M raised in four years), investor relations, developing and managing complex technology projects, building and deploying production systems, creating international satellite offices as well as general business management. Mr. Derycz is the Founder of various companies on three continents. For the past 20 years, he has been actively involved in designing, developing and deploying large library and document management systems that focus on delivering large amounts of information to information users in local and global settings.

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm Program
Registration Information:

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Room to Read

Professionals $75
Students $40

2010 McKinley Winners!

We are pleased to announce our 2010 McKinley winners!


Ian Leong, University of California at Los Angeles

Ian is a student in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and expects to complete a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2011. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Leong is currently a Graduate Student Researcher with Nexleaf Analytics, a non-profit corporation aimed at making mobile phone sensing technologies available to communities and organizations around the world.

Runners Up

1. Steven Chong, San Jose State University

Steven is enrolled in San Jose State University’s Library and Information Science program.  He anticipates receiving a Master’s of Library and Information Science in May 2011, along with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Mr. Chong holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UC Davis and is interested in biodiversity informatics, with emphasis on digitization, improving accessibility to scientific data, and GIS analysis.  His prior work experience includes stints at the California Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.  He is currently a member of ASIS&T and SLA.

2. Katja Broddesson, San Jose State University

Katja is enrolled in the MLIS program at San Jose State University. She graduated summa cum laude with her BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University in January 2010 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in May 2010. New to the SJSU SLIS, Ms. Broddesson pursues her degree with much enthusiasm and, having developed an interest in information literacy and equal access, she volunteers at a local public library teaching basic computer and internet skills to the public. She is hoping to include coursework oriented towards academic librarianship or archiving in the future. Ms. Broddesson is a member of the ALA and CLA.

LACASIST 50th Anniversary Program

Calling all past, present and future LACASIS&T members! Come join us for our LACASIST 50th Anniversary Program

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (LACASIST), founded in 1961, commemorates its fiftieth year of activities across the Los Angeles region. Our members hail from all parts of the state of California, Western states, and Hawaii. All those who have ever participated in the Chapter’s activities are welcome to attend our program and contribute to our anniversary website ( with your comments. We are pleased to invite you to share in our anniversary celebration by attending our upcoming program.

Speakers and Special Guests:

  • Dr. Robert Hayes, Founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Documentation Institute (ADI), now Los Angeles Chapter of ASIS&T, was awarded the Chapter’s 1989 Contributions to Information Science and Technology Award (CISTA) and the 1993 ASIS Award of Merit.
  • Dr. Nicholas Belkin, to be awarded the Chapter’s 2011 Contributions to Information Science and Technology Award (CISTA), is a past ASIS&T President and recipient of the 2003 ASIS&T Award of Merit, the 1997 ASIS Research Award, and the 1990 ASIS Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.

We invite LACASIST past and present members to contribute to our Anniversary website at

Contact: 50th Anniversary Committee Members, Linda McCann ( or Sarah Buchanan ( Web:

Registration closes: June 17, 2011


  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Program registration, Library Tours and Hosted Wine Bar: Seeing old friends & making new friends
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. Dinner: Mediterranean Buffet
  • 6:45-7:00 p.m. Dessert and Introductions
  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Program: Dr. Hayes and Dr. Belkin presentations
  • 9:00-9:30 p.m. Questions for speakers
Registration Information: 

Registration includes Parking, Tour, Hosted Wine Bar, Mediterranean Buffet, and a Fabulous Program

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 – 5:30pm

LMU William H. Hannon Library,

Students/Retired $30
Members $40
Non-members $50

Size Matters: Engaging Users Where They Are @

Media technologies are both proliferating and converging. Libraries and corporations continue to seek new ways to utilize these technologies in order to extend their presence in both traditional physical and virtual spaces. The workshop will examine how libraries and others are using large screen displays and mobile applications to inform users and extend library services by engaging people where they are @: home, on the go, in the library, or on their phone. Continue reading Size Matters: Engaging Users Where They Are @

2008 Margaret McKinley Memorial Student Scholarship Essay Competition

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (LACASIS) is sponsoring the Fifteenth Annual Student Scholarship Essay Competition. This Competition, first established in 1992, and renamed in memory of the late Margaret McKinley in 1993, is intended to encourage students in Library and Information Science Programs to consider the benefits of participation in the activities of professional societies.

AWARD: The winner will receive reimbursement funding up to US $1,000 for registration, airfare, and hotel expenses to attend the ASIST 2007 Annual Meeting, “Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science” and a one-year membership in ASIST. Two runners-up will receive one-year memberships in ASIST.


  • All students (including those graduating in spring 2008) enrolled in Library and Information Science Programs (in-person or distance education) at universities within the areas represented by the Los Angles Chapter of ASIST (Hawaii, California, Australia, and New Zealand) are eligible to enter.
  • Students residing in one of the areas represented by the LACASIS (Hawaii, California, Australia, and New Zealand) and attending Library and Information Science Programs (LIS) distance education programs outside of the areas represented by LACASIS are eligible to enter.
  • Students enrolled in graduate programs (at universities within the areas represented by the Los Angeles Chapter of ASIST) not identified as LIS programs may be eligible. Interested students in non-LIS programs must include in the essay submission (in addition to other essay requirements below), a statement explaining how the program mission relates to ASIST and how ASIST membership and conference attendance would be beneficial.

NOTE: Membership in ASIST is not required to enter the Competition.

TO ENTER: Compose an essay that addresses the following:

  • What specific benefits do I expect to derive from attending the ASIST 2008 Annual meeting?
  • How will I integrate these benefits into the start of my new career?
  • How might LACASIS or ASIST benefit from you receiving this scholarship?

For details about the theme of the ASIST 2008 Annual meeting, visit the ASIST website

Essays should not exceed 500 words or two typed, double spaced pages. Do not identify yourself or your school in the essay. Submit the essay with a separate cover sheet listing your name, address, email, telephone number, and school by the deadline of July 1, 2007. Essays may be submitted by email to:

Andrea Lynch


A panel of LACASIS members will judge the essays. Winners will be notified by July 31, 2008.

The Mind’s Eye: Theory and Practice of Digital Imaging in Cultural Heritage Institutions

A program sponsored by Los Angeles Chapter of American Society for Information Science and Technology (LACASIS)

Date: Friday, April 22, 2005

Location: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) Durant entrance, (theater and museum café).

Who should attend?

Information professionals who work in museums, in film preservation, in digital archives, in libraries and anyone with an interest in digital images.

Featured speaker: Brian O’Connor, Professor & Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program, School of Library & Information Science, University of North Texas.

Featured presenters on cultural heritage digital imaging projects and copyright:

  • Ben Blackwell, Principle Photographer, UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
  • Nancy Goldman, Librarian, UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
  • Mary O’Connor, Visiting Digital Imaging Specialist, UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
  • Layna White, Head of Collections Information and Access, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Eric Saxby, Computer Resource Specialist, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2005 (There is a maximum of 50 attendees. Sign up early!)

Costs: No registration fee through generous sponsorship of LACASIS. Museum fee is waived through generous support of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Information on directions, transportation and parking can be found on the  BAMPFA .

Program Schedule:

  • 9:30 registration/coffee
  • 10:00 presentation on image theory by Brian O’Connor and questions
  • 11:00 cultural heritage presentations by Ben Blackwell, Mary O’Connor and Nancy Goldman on capturing still images and questions.
  • 12:00 lunch break. To register for lunch with an opportunity to talk with speakers, please RSVP on registration form below. A list of nearby alternative lunch on your own venues without speakers will be provided at the program.
  • 1:30 – 3:30 attendees divide into breakout groups for satellite tours/presentations/discussions

For those who are interested, Layna White will offer a tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. If you think you are interested, please RSVP Layna so she can make appropriate arrangements.

Questions? Contact: Layna White, at her SFMOMA phone: 415-612-3272 or by email at


Registration is limited, there are a few openings left. Please email Layna White at to register.