Last updated November 30, 2001
FebruaryThe topic for the 2000 LACASIS March meeting was: The Changing Face of Library and Information Science. It was held February 29, 2000 at UCLA. Library and information Science students had an opportunity to discuss with recent graduates current positions and projects that are transforming the field.
AprilThe program Got E-Books? was held April 18, 2000 at the Claremont Colleges Honnold/Mudd Library. LACASIS invited representatives from two libraries that have e-books to share their experiences and lessons learned. What questions should be asked before signing the dotted line? Was the implementation process really quick and easy? And most importantly, what do the library users think?
MayAn Afternoon of Library and Information Science Career Networking was held on May 7, 2000 at Cal State Fullerton. The program began with a panel of recent graduates working in the field of library and information science. They answered questions, and shared their experiences. A panel of library and information science professionals provided insights on how best to convey strengths to employers. Following the two panels, participants had an opportunity to network and visited tables sponsored by potential employers and professional organizations.
JuneThe California Digital Library: Past, Present, and Future was held on June 27, 2000 at the UCLA Faculty Center. Laine Farley, Director of Digital Library Services which designed the CDL Web site, spoke about the formation and organization of the CDL at this dinner meeting. She discussed current and future projects, and what the CDL means to non-University of California constituencies.
SeptemberLACASIS' annual workshop was held Friday, September 15, 2000 at the Burbank Holiday Inn. This year's topic was The New Basics: Tools You Can Use. Speakers presented specific skills showing how new information technologies are actually being applied.
Speakers and topics included:
- Site License Negotiation for Electronic Publications -- Carla Owens
- Negotiating Licenses for Software or Systems for Information Centers -- Pamela Cibbarelli
- User Authentication and Authorization Technologies -- Terry Ryan
- Open Source Software and Libraries: Building the Future of Information -- Jeremy Frumkin
- XML-based Tools and Approaches for Preservation of Electronic Records -- Richard Marciano
- Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century -- Robert Horn
- XML applied effectively -- George Chitouras
OctoberDr. Eugene Garfield spoke on the topic ASIS: Past, Present, and Future on Wednesday October 4, 2000 at UCLA. He addressed the recent ASIS name change and other significant changes with respect to SIGs, membership, publications, finances, and meetings.
LACASIS held its Contributions to Information Science Award Program on October 19, 2000 at the UCLA Faculty Center. Dr. Michael Buckland, winner of this year's award, spoke on the topic, "Who Was Goldberg? A Forgotten Pioneer of Information Science."
DecemberThe SLA/SCC annual holiday meeting was held December 12, 2000 at the Pasadena Atheneum. Writer Christina Schwarz was the featured speaker.