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									SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

In the past two years how many SLA Southern California programs have you
attended?
                                                  Response      Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
1-2                                                     57.9%               44
3-4                                                     28.9%               22
5-6                                                     7.9%                 6
7 or more                                               5.3%                 4
Comments:                                                                   28
                                             answered question                    76
                                               skipped question                   21

Number        Response Date                         Comments:
          1                   12/04/2008 00:53:00   budget cuts at work for attendance
          2                   12/04/2008 00:57:00   none.
          3                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   I like in-person events...webcasts are nice and convenient, but the in
          4                   12/04/2008 01:07:00   Can't remember
          5                   12/04/2008 01:10:00   I live north of LA in Ventura county.
          6                   12/04/2008 01:13:00   A list of the programs would have helped jog my memory.
          7                   12/04/2008 01:22:00   Sorry--haven't been able to attend ANY! Stupid employer mandates &
          8                   12/04/2008 05:28:00   None
          9                   12/04/2008 18:58:00   I haven't attended any.
         10                   12/04/2008 19:00:00   I have not attended any programs
         11                   12/04/2008 19:59:00   zero
         12                   12/04/2008 20:41:00   I have been unemployed since Jan 08, and the previous year was una
         13                   12/04/2008 23:18:00   I have not attended any programs in a 2 year period
         14                   12/04/2008 23:34:00   I live too far away to attend functions in the LA area, but did make pl
         15                   12/04/2008 23:51:00   None, I just joined.
         16                   12/04/2008 23:52:00   zero
         17                   12/04/2008 23:59:00   None
         18                   12/05/2008 00:22:00   new member joined 2008, have not attended events
         19                   12/05/2008 00:45:00   I am not sure I have attended any programs
         20                   12/05/2008 01:40:00   whatever happened to zero?
         21                   12/05/2008 16:44:00   NONE !
         22                   12/05/2008 16:48:00   none
         23                   12/05/2008 20:09:00   none
         24                   12/08/2008 16:29:00   None
         25                   12/09/2008 16:24:00   I set most of them up as president elect
         26                   12/10/2008 23:26:00   none.
         27                   12/16/2008 18:15:00   I attended a lunch meeting in Orange CA in 2007.
         28                   12/16/2008 19:47:00   0 new member
and convenient, but the in person stuff is great. I do like it when the Chapter publicizes the Click U stuff - makes me feel more part of a co


og my memory.
upid employer mandates "professional development," then creates such hideous working conditions and anal-retentive bureaucr




 the previous year was unable to attend any programs--you did not provide "0" as a choice.

e LA area, but did make plans to attend the JPL tour.
s me feel more part of a community.




and anal-retentive bureaucratic demands that being on the job 28/9 isn't enough...
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Please select the type of chapter program you have attended (select all that
apply):
                                                   Response       Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency        Count
Full day professional development program                      16.9%               13
Evening or half-day program                                    64.9%               50
Area lunch                                                     55.8%               43
Virtual seminars or replays of Click University web            27.3%               21
Comments:                                                                          15
                                                      answered question                  77
                                                        skipped question                 20

Number        Response Date                                Comments:
          1                    12/04/2008 01:10:00         I've attended what in reality were just social events. I'd prefer somet
          2                    12/04/2008 01:22:00         Again, none...sorry.
          3                    12/04/2008 05:28:00         None
          4                    12/04/2008 19:59:00         n/a
          5                    12/04/2008 20:41:00         I have attended area lunches when they were in Orange County, and
          6                    12/04/2008 23:18:00         na
          7                    12/04/2008 23:59:00         None
          8                    12/05/2008 00:22:00         none
          9                    12/05/2008 01:40:00         still missing
         10                    12/05/2008 16:44:00         NONE !
         11                    12/05/2008 16:48:00         none
         12                    12/09/2008 16:24:00         no full day programs have been offered.
         13                    12/10/2008 23:26:00         None
         14                    12/16/2008 19:47:00         none
         15                    12/16/2008 19:49:00         Click University is overpriced and a waste of SLA resources.
al events. I'd prefer something meatier




ere in Orange County, and am always interested in professional development programs.




f SLA resources.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

What is the maximum price you would pay for a full day professional
development program?
                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency        Count
$25-50                                                  14.4%              13
$50-75                                                  43.3%              39
More than $75                                           42.2%              38
Comments:                                                                  18
                                             answered question                    90
                                               skipped question                    7

Number        Response Date                         Comments:
          1                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   But I'd sure prefer it to be under $75.
          2                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   Depending on the topic
          3                   12/04/2008 01:09:00   Depends if it were directly related to my job and if employer would re
          4                   12/04/2008 01:13:00   Max $85. Depends upon who the speakers are and the subject matter
          5                   12/04/2008 01:13:00   I probably wouldn't attend.
          6                   12/04/2008 20:43:00   If I am able to find a job, I would change this to More than $75.
          7                   12/05/2008 00:00:00   Depends on topic and location -- prefer virtual
          8                   12/05/2008 01:41:00   no no
          9                   12/05/2008 16:49:00   being a student cost is a factor
         10                   12/08/2008 16:31:00   Since I would have to add travel costs, the lower the price of the prog
         11                   12/09/2008 18:06:00   if lunch and parking was provided
         12                   12/09/2008 18:14:00   It really depends upon the program.
         13                   12/09/2008 19:47:00   Depends on the program content / speakers
         14                   12/11/2008 00:05:00   Final cost would depend on the subject matter, instructor, etc.
         15                   12/11/2008 16:49:00   Would consider paying more, depending upon the content of the prog
         16                   12/12/2008 22:19:00   Because of employer's budget constraints, would have to pay out-of-p
         17                   12/16/2008 19:55:00   Depends on presentor. Frequently presentors aren't very good
         18                   12/16/2008 21:23:00   I Would prefer free programs as amenity of membership locally
b and if employer would reimburse. If I had to pay 100%, the answer would be $50. If reimbursed, more than $75
are and the subject matter.

his to More than $75.




 lower the price of the program the better. However, the content is the most important factor in determining attendance.




 tter, instructor, etc.
pon the content of the program.
 would have to pay out-of-pocket
 ors aren't very good
f membership locally
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

What is the maximum price you would pay for an evening or half day
program?
                                                 Response        Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency         Count
$20-30                                                  33.7%               31
$30-50                                                  45.7%               42
More than $50                                           20.7%               19
Comments:                                                                   12
                                             answered question                    92
                                               skipped question                    5

Number        Response Date                         Comments:
          1                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   It really depends on the venue.
          2                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   I don't have a corporate sponsor so it has to be relevant.
          3                   12/04/2008 01:09:00   Depends if it were directly related to my job and if employer would re
          4                   12/04/2008 01:13:00   Max $65. Depends upon who the speakers are and the subject matter
          5                   12/04/2008 21:55:00   Would pay more than $50 for a half day program only.
          6                   12/04/2008 23:51:00   If it includes a meal.
          7                   12/05/2008 00:00:00   Depends on topic and location -- prefer virtual
          8                   12/05/2008 01:41:00   no none
          9                   12/09/2008 18:06:00   if meal and parking was provided
         10                   12/12/2008 22:19:00   $20 ... don't need the food ... coffee and fruit/dessert would be fine a
         11                   12/16/2008 19:55:00   Depends on presentor. Frequently presentors aren't very good
         12                   12/16/2008 21:23:00   Free programs as part of membership services would be better
o be relevant.
b and if employer would reimburse. If I had to pay 100%, the answer would be $50. If reimbursed, more than $75
are and the subject matter.




ruit/dessert would be fine and the rest for room rental
ors aren't very good
ices would be better
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

What is the maximum price you would pay for an area lunch?

                                                     Response        Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency        Count
$10-15                                                 20.9%             19
$15-20                                                 58.2%             53
More than $20                                          20.9%             19
Comments:                                                                 8
                                            answered question                  91
                                              skipped question                  6

Number       Response Date                         Comments:
         1                   12/04/2008 01:06:00   It really depends on the venue.
         2                   12/04/2008 01:10:00   money is not the problem in this case.
         3                   12/05/2008 00:00:00   Depends on topic and location
         4                   12/05/2008 01:41:00   still hungry for a null
         5                   12/08/2008 16:31:00   Would not attend an area lunch.
         6                   12/11/2008 16:49:00   Would consider paying more if there were a noted speaker.
         7                   12/12/2008 22:19:00   ditto above
         8                   12/16/2008 21:23:00   Same as above with company or institutions hosting sponsorship.
a noted speaker.

ns hosting sponsorship.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Where is your work location?

                                                     Response         Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency         Count
Downtown L.A.                                           19.8%             19
Inland Empire / Riverside / San Bernardino              0.0%               0
Orange County                                           18.8%             18
San Fernando Valley                                     2.1%               2
San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena / Burbank                 12.5%             12
South Bay                                               3.1%               3
Ventura County                                          2.1%               2
West L.A. / Santa Monica / Century City                 24.0%             23
Other (please specify):                                 17.7%             17
                                             answered question                  96
                                               skipped question                  1


                                                    Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                    specify):
          1                   12/04/2008 05:30:00   60% Inland Empire / 40% Downtown LA
          2                   12/04/2008 23:22:00   El Segundo
          3                   12/04/2008 23:37:00   China Lake (in Kern County)
          4                   12/04/2008 23:50:00   Long Beach-Lakewood-Downey
          5                   12/05/2008 00:23:00   Los Feliz/Silverlake/Hollywood
          6                   12/05/2008 14:25:00   Kern County - Ridgecrest
          7                   12/05/2008 18:24:00   Southeast LA County
          8                   12/05/2008 20:10:00   santa barbara county
          9                   12/05/2008 22:45:00   Antelope Valley
         10                   12/07/2008 21:20:00   I live in Carlsbad and am retired.
         11                   12/08/2008 16:32:00   Utah
         12                   12/08/2008 21:20:00   North San Diego County--we used to be in Santa Monica
         13                   12/10/2008 23:51:00   currently between jobs
         14                   12/11/2008 00:43:00   San Diego
         15                   12/15/2008 23:07:00   Extreme North LA County (High Desert)
         16                   12/16/2008 19:59:00   Culver City
         17                   12/16/2008 21:13:00   Long Beach
Santa Monica
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Please select the locations where you would be willing to attend a chapter
program (select all that apply):
                                                    Response        Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency        Count
Downtown L.A.                                           62.5%              60
Inland Empire / Riverside / San Bernardino              10.4%              10
Orange County                                           38.5%              37
San Fernando Valley                                     29.2%              28
San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena / Burbank                 49.0%              47
South Bay                                               33.3%              32
Ventura County                                          13.5%              13
West L.A. / Santa Monica / Century City                 53.1%              51
Other (please specify):                                 14.6%              14
                                             answered question                    96
                                               skipped question                    1


                                                    Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                    specify):
          1                   12/04/2008 01:11:00   I'm pretty new to CA and don't know all these places
          2                   12/04/2008 01:14:00   Lunches-Downtown Only
          3                   12/04/2008 01:23:00   San Diego County--but that would encroach on the San Diego SLA Ch
          4                   12/04/2008 20:48:00   Long Beach
          5                   12/05/2008 01:41:00   online
          6                   12/05/2008 22:45:00   Flexible about location; depends on other scheduling issues.
          7                   12/07/2008 21:20:00   San Diego
          8                   12/08/2008 16:32:00   Close to an airport
          9                   12/09/2008 07:32:00   Whittier area
         10                   12/09/2008 18:08:00   Santa Clarita
         11                   12/10/2008 23:26:00   dependent on time meeting is being held
         12                   12/11/2008 16:50:00   More Webinars, please! L.A. traffic is a nightmare.
         13                   12/16/2008 18:17:00   I would attend an all day session in any of these locations but cannot
         14                   12/16/2008 19:56:00   Wherever there is no smog.
h on the San Diego SLA Chapter, I guess...


cheduling issues.




these locations but cannot manage half-day programs with travel time.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Place in order (1 being best, 7 being worst) days for chapter programs:



Answer Options                                            1               2               3
Monday                                                    12               8              11
Tuesday                                                   12              18              14
Wednesday                                                 16              18              16
Thursday                                                  13              18              11
Friday                                                    25              11               9
Saturday                                                  13               8               7
Sunday                                                     8               5               5
Comments:




Number        Response Date                         Comments:
          1                   12/04/2008 01:11:00   the days don't matter
          2                   12/04/2008 01:14:00   It doesn't matter. The program and time of day matter more.
          3                   12/04/2008 19:01:00   day doesn't matter to me
          4                   12/05/2008 00:02:00   Any day is fine.... as long as it is scheduled.
          5                   12/05/2008 00:24:00   I work M-F
          6                   12/05/2008 01:42:00   indifferent
          7                   12/05/2008 08:03:00   Any day is fine with me.
          8                   12/05/2008 22:47:00   Since I'm coming from a distance, weekends may be easier although
          9                   12/09/2008 18:18:00   I only want evening programs on weekdays. I am only willing to part
         10                   12/10/2008 23:27:00   No weekends, otherwise neutral
         11                   12/11/2008 16:53:00   I usually have family commitments on the weekends, but could plan a
         12                   12/15/2008 23:09:00   Seems like there's never a good time.
                                                                                    Response
                    4                5                6                7             Count
                    11               15                6               21               84
                    14               12                9               10               86
                    10               12                7                9               86
                    21               10                5                8               85
                     6               10                9               14               82
                     7                6               18               23               80
                     3                8                5               45               79
                                                                                        12
                                                           answered question                  87
                                                             skipped question                 10




me of day matter more.




 ekends may be easier although the flip side is that we usually have family responsibilities on the weekend. Perhaps variety is the key.
ekdays. I am only willing to participate in a scholarship fundraiser or related event on a Sunday.

n the weekends, but could plan ahead if given plenty of notice.
Perhaps variety is the key.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

What is your preference for chapter program times? (select all that apply)

                                                     Response         Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency         Count
Mornings                                               35.6%               31
Afternoons                                             48.3%               42
Evenings                                               43.7%               38
Weekdays                                               44.8%               39
Weeknights                                             34.5%               30
Weekends                                               28.7%               25
Comments:                                                                   9
                                            answered question                    87
                                              skipped question                   10

Number       Response Date                         Comments:
         1                   12/04/2008 00:54:00   depends on the day of the week
         2                   12/04/2008 01:08:00   Evenings and nights are especially difficult because of heavy traffic. T
         3                   12/04/2008 01:08:00   For me, it depends on the location. I'm not attending an 8:00 AM me
         4                   12/04/2008 01:12:00   Sat mornings or weekdays
         5                   12/05/2008 01:42:00   any time
         6                   12/05/2008 16:50:00   being a single parent, and with kids time and distance is a major facto
         7                   12/08/2008 20:07:00   Mid-day for area lunches is fine as well, depending upon scheduling
         8                   12/10/2008 23:27:00   I can do weekend dependent on program
         9                   12/15/2008 23:09:00   No preference
because of heavy traffic. Though I do enjoy an occasional night out.
t attending an 8:00 AM meeting in Century City or Santa Monica when I live in the Valley.


nd distance is a major factor
pending upon scheduling
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Have you been a member of the chapter’s executive or advisory board?

                                                 Response       Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
Yes                                                 28.0%              26
No - skip to next page                              72.0%              67
                                          answered question                 93
                                            skipped question                 4
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

If you answered to the previous question, please select all of the following
offices that you have held:
                                                    Response         Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency           Count
President / President-elect / Past President               42.3%              11
Treasurer                                                  23.1%               6
Secretary                                                  30.8%               8
Director at Large                                          15.4%               4
Publications Director                                      34.6%               9
Advisory board chair / member, e.g. Scholarship            84.6%              22
                                                  answered question                 26
                                                    skipped question                71

                                                       Advisory
                                                       board chair /
                                                       member, e.g.
                                                       Scholarship
Number        Response Date                            Committee
                                                       Chair –
                                                       please note
                                                       committee(s)
                                                       :
          1                   12/04/2008 00:56:00      Awards, Hospitality
          2                   12/04/2008 00:56:00      membership
          3                   12/04/2008 01:08:00      professional development, programs
          4                   12/04/2008 01:08:00      This is Debbie Hartzman, too many to list.
          5                   12/04/2008 01:14:00      Nominations Committee (2007); Awards Chair (2004-6); Membership
          6                   12/04/2008 01:15:00      I think some committees, but I don't remember which or when.
          7                   12/04/2008 01:45:00      Newsletter Editor -- it's me, Amy Wegener!
          8                   12/04/2008 01:46:00      Professional Development Chair, Area Lunch Coordinator,
          9                   12/04/2008 05:17:00      LIS program liaison
         10                   12/04/2008 21:57:00      Nominations committee member
         11                   12/04/2008 23:25:00      Consultation, Archives
         12                   12/05/2008 00:21:00      Scholarship Committee chair
         13                   12/05/2008 06:09:00      Newsletter Editor; Sternheim Scholarship; TF for the LA Conference; t
         14                   12/06/2008 03:28:00      Sternheim Scholarship Cmtee; Newsletter Editor, LA Conference Plann
         15                   12/08/2008 20:08:00      Sternheim Scholarship Fund chair
         16                   12/09/2008 18:11:00      Strategic PlanningNewsletter Editor
         17                   12/09/2008 18:19:00      Petroleum - this was years ago; and I do not remember the other com
         18                   12/09/2008 19:50:00      Sternheim Scholarship selection and Strategic Planning
         19                   12/10/2008 23:53:00      archive
         20                   12/16/2008 00:38:00      Scholarship Committee Chair
         21                   12/16/2008 19:57:00      Sternheim Chair.
         22                   12/17/2008 01:41:00      Student Liaison and Mentor Chair
hair (2004-6); Membership Chair (2003-4); Chapter Resource Allocation Ad-hoc Committee (2003-4); Publications Director (2002-3) Newslet
mber which or when.

h Coordinator,




TF for the LA Conference; those are the only ones that stand out right now but there have been many over the past 20 years
Editor, LA Conference Planning, LA Conference Booth Volunteers Coordinators, etc.


ot remember the other committee(s)
s Director (2002-3) Newsletter Co-Editor (2001-2); Chair, Scholarship Committee (2000-1); Treasurer (1998-2000); Auditor (1999-2000); Co




past 20 years
0); Auditor (1999-2000); Consultation Chair (1993-4)
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Would you consider being an officer, committee member, or active in another
role, within SLA Southern California?
                                                  Response       Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency         Count
Yes                                                 33.7%           31
No - skip to question 3                             66.3%           61
                                           answered question              92
                                             skipped question              5
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

If you answered YES to the previous question, please note your
name and contact information if you would like a chapter
                                                   Response
Answer Options                                       Count
                                                            21
                                answered question                 21
                                  skipped question                76

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:56:00    Already serve
          2                   12/04/2008 01:08:00    sue.brewsaugh@boeing.com -- but not for another year, ok?
          3                   12/04/2008 01:09:00    dshnt@yahoo.com
          4                   12/04/2008 01:17:00    Dorothy McGarrydmcgarry@library.ucla.eduIt would depend on what
          5                   12/04/2008 01:46:00    Doris Helfer
          6                   12/04/2008 20:15:00    Mary Drydenmarydryden@paulhastings.comI should mention that I am
          7                   12/05/2008 00:03:00    Pat Marguliesmargulies.consulting@gmail.com
          8                   12/05/2008 00:22:00    Just don't want to take on anything additional at this time. I'll continu
          9                   12/05/2008 08:04:00    Michele Lucero, michele.lucero@thomsonreuters.com
         10                   12/08/2008 16:58:00    Lisa Lee(213) 430-7819 (work)(626) 715-5480 (cell)
         11                   12/08/2008 20:10:00    At this time I am unavailable due to job hunting need. Perhaps in the
         12                   12/09/2008 18:11:00    Teresa Bailey 818-35409233
         13                   12/10/2008 23:28:00    Kathleen Smith kathleensmith@scuhs.edu
         14                   12/11/2008 00:07:00    Elizabeth Sheehaneasheehan@yahoo.com
         15                   12/11/2008 01:26:00    I might be interested. Cameron Trowbridge, ctrowbridge@getty.edu
         16                   12/11/2008 02:55:00    Julie Hillskemperjklhills@me.com714-928-3625 cellI currently work as
         17                   12/11/2008 17:46:00    Jennifer Kordosky, jenamyk@hotmail.com
         18                   12/16/2008 00:39:00    John Shea213-236-6873John.Shea@uboc.com
         19                   12/16/2008 18:18:00    Mitchell C. Brown, MLIS Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth Syste
         20                   12/16/2008 19:50:00    Steven Parksspark@blizzard.comLibrarian / Asset ArchivistBlizzard Ent
         21                   12/16/2008 21:28:00    I am to lead the Publications Committee in 2009
 ot for another year, ok?

 la.eduIt would depend on what role or what committee, etc.

 gs.comI should mention that I am active with AALL and SCALL so I don't know how much more thinly I can spread myself!

 dditional at this time. I'll continue as Scholarship Committee Chair through at least 2009.
msonreuters.com
 715-5480 (cell)
 ob hunting need. Perhaps in the future.




 bridge, ctrowbridge@getty.edu
 928-3625 cellI currently work as a health sciences librarianat UC Irvine's Medical Center in Orange, CA

uboc.com
 rarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science and Russian StudiesInterim Research Librarian for Physics, Astronomy and MathematicsUnit Hea
arian / Asset ArchivistBlizzard Entertainment
ad myself!




y and MathematicsUnit Head, Science Reference DepartmentUniversity of California Irvine Libraries 230 Science Library P.O. Box 19557, Irv
Library P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557 ZOT Code 8200-40 Email: mcbrown@uci.edu Phone: 949-824-9732 Fax: 949-824-3114
732 Fax: 949-824-3114
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

If you answered NO to question 1, how could the chapter facilitate your future
involvement (select all that apply):
                                                  Response         Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency          Count
Improve publicity about committees or other                26.5%              13
Offer more short-term participation                        55.1%              27
Personal contacts from Chapter Officers / Committee        20.4%              10
Job sharing of chapter positions                           28.6%              14
A board member mentoring program that allowed me           30.6%              15
Other (please specify):                                    38.8%              19
                                                answered question                    49
                                                  skipped question                   48


                                                      Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                      specify):
          1                   12/04/2008 01:13:00     I'm in the engineering div as incoming president. I think I'll be busy f
          2                   12/04/2008 01:28:00     As an academic, I would need to know that my stupid, arrogant, wildl
          3                   12/04/2008 05:33:00     No interest
          4                   12/04/2008 19:02:00     unfortunately, my workload currently prohibits outside committments.
          5                   12/04/2008 23:43:00     It just isn't practical for me to do so. I am already active in the Militar
          6                   12/05/2008 00:25:00     work full time, part time LIS student, not a lot of time to devote to bo
          7                   12/05/2008 01:42:00     make all participation possible online
          8                   12/05/2008 06:13:00     None of the above; it's not the work; the challenges are driving in LA
          9                   12/05/2008 20:14:00     being so far away from where meetings are usually held would be an
         10                   12/05/2008 22:50:00     Reluctant to comment on this for now; my main constraints to being m
         11                   12/06/2008 01:47:00     I just don't have the time to dedicate to it at this point
         12                   12/06/2008 03:32:00     I have done this for years; the volunteer work is enjoyable for a while
         13                   12/07/2008 00:26:00     not do grunt work without having authority to make decisions
         14                   12/09/2008 07:34:00     I'm just really busy. I expect to have more personal time to get invol
         15                   12/10/2008 23:30:00     Have programs more relevant to my position
         16                   12/11/2008 16:55:00     I help care for aging parents, but I could do behind-the-scenes stuff,
         17                   12/14/2008 18:35:00     At this time though I would like to participate or be more active in the
         18                   12/15/2008 23:10:00     Do as much business electronically as possible.
         19                   12/16/2008 19:59:00     Opportunity to work with "new" Board members, which se
sident. I think I'll be busy for the next 2 -3 years
t my stupid, arrogant, wildly unreasonable and sociopathologically bureaucratic employer wouldn't hold against me something as "insi

bits outside committments. I was very active in the San Andreas chapter, but just don't have the bandwidth here....
already active in the Military Libraries Division and the Consortium of Naval Libraries.
 lot of time to devote to board dutues

hallenges are driving in LA to anything and that my job takes all my free time and a lot more; there is no discretionary time left. It's a sham
e usually held would be an obstacle for me--does the chapter offer the opportunity to meet virtually?
main constraints to being more active is distance and childcare.

 ork is enjoyable for a while but then the fun disappears. This is a signal to sit back & recharge while others step up. I might become
  to make decisions
e personal time to get involved with SLA in a year or so.

o behind-the-scenes stuff, like phone calls, etc. I just don't have long stretches of time to be able to volunteer.
ate or be more active in the chapter. However, my work environment is really unstable.

; Board members, which seem to have the same faces over and over...
me something as "insignificant," "minor" and "undistinguished" as being active in a "mere local&qu




ionary time left. It's a shame but this is where I am today and my job has to come above all else. I really treasured all the years I was act




s step up. I might become active at a later date once I can get my work committments under control.
e in a "mere local" organization.




ured all the years I was actively involved; it was great and I met many quality individuals but times have changed . . .
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Are there any particular topics you would like to see covered at
chapter programs?
                                                      Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                           34
                                answered question                 34
                                  skipped question                63

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:57:00    Marketing/public relations
          2                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    no
          3                   12/04/2008 01:00:00    Professional development topics such as presentation skills/public spe
          4                   12/04/2008 01:10:00    web 2.0 topics
          5                   12/04/2008 01:10:00    Stress, coping with change in the workplace, thinking outside the box
          6                   12/04/2008 01:15:00    verndor negotiation and working as a solo
          7                   12/04/2008 01:31:00    **Anything** not focused **solely** on corporate libraries would be
          8                   12/04/2008 01:44:00    Coping in a fragmented reference universe; how to manage/be aware
          9                   12/04/2008 01:46:00    Alternative careers for special librarians
         10                   12/04/2008 05:38:00    Research as a production process; working with international outsourc
         11                   12/04/2008 18:31:00    Knowledge management technology
         12                   12/04/2008 20:17:00    Health care law, consumer protection, how to fight City Hall
         13                   12/04/2008 20:54:00    Career transitions--finding work through networking
         14                   12/04/2008 22:14:00    web 2.0 - going beyond the basics; hot new reference tools; general c
         15                   12/04/2008 23:47:00    Expert searching - chemistry, engineeringLibrary management topics
         16                   12/05/2008 00:04:00    I am an independent info provider... also I am interested in govt and
         17                   12/05/2008 00:24:00    Creating and enforcing collection development and retention guideline
         18                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    haven't been able to research programs yet
         19                   12/05/2008 01:43:00    no
         20                   12/05/2008 22:51:00    Survival; teaching information literacy
         21                   12/06/2008 01:48:00    Competitive IntelligenceBusiness Research
         22                   12/06/2008 03:20:00    No
         23                   12/06/2008 03:38:00    I think I have stopped thinking of the soCal Chapter as a learning ven
         24                   12/07/2008 21:23:00    Why is the profession talking about the same problems as they were
         25                   12/09/2008 18:17:00    ArchivesKMAerospaceGovernmentSpecial Collections
         26                   12/09/2008 18:21:00    I am not finding time to learn about Second Life. A program on how
         27                   12/10/2008 23:31:00    Presentation skillsMarketingManaging electronic resourcesProving our
         28                   12/11/2008 00:08:00    Always appreciate functional topics/applications -- using software, ins
         29                   12/11/2008 17:09:00    More How-to's, or maybe identifying experts or mentors who are willi
         30                   12/12/2008 22:31:00    I've been impressed to see what David organized when he was Progra
         31                   12/16/2008 00:42:00    Digitalization of archival material.
         32                   12/16/2008 21:33:00    Management support strategy for funding and equipment for libraries
         33                   12/16/2008 23:54:00    online research
         34                   12/17/2008 01:50:00    Non-traditional librarian roles in the workplace
 as presentation skills/public speaking.

rkplace, thinking outside the box...I liked Teresa's mini marketing seminar a few years ago...maybe do a poster session with our marketing i

 on corporate libraries would be fine.
verse; how to manage/be aware of all the stand-alone electronic resources that continue to proliferate.

orking with international outsourcing firms

 , how to fight City Hall
 gh networking
ot new reference tools; general career development
eringLibrary management topics - budgets, spacePeriodicals - print or not print? rising costs
also I am interested in govt and non-profit sector data
elopment and retention guidelines.Creation of finding aids, such as Access databases.




 soCal Chapter as a learning venue; rather I think of it as networking primarily where you might learn useful things.
he same problems as they were over 20 years ago. Sounds like the auto industry!
 cial Collections
Second Life. A program on how to get started might help me. Another thought, I'm also finding it difficult to do the 23 things. A full day w
 electronic resourcesProving our worth
pplications -- using software, instruction on guidelines/best practice, etc.
experts or mentors who are willing to work 1:1 on topics of interest, like RSS feeds, reference chat, etc. by e-mail/phone/netmeetings. Free
 d organized when he was Program Chair ... it's just that most were in LA when gas prices were near $5 a gallon, not to mention the commu

ding and equipment for libraries
session with our marketing ideas?




 the 23 things. A full day workshop focused on hands on for some of those might be interesting.


ail/phone/netmeetings. Free or nominal fee (could be donated to SLA-CSCA like $25) for professional dev or wherever funds are needed.
n, not to mention the commute time.
erever funds are needed.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Is there a particular library / venue where you would like to see
a chapter program held?
                                                    Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                           28
                                answered question                28
                                  skipped question               69

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:57:00    Los Angeles Athletic Club
          2                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    no
          3                   12/04/2008 01:10:00    Getty? Huntington?
          4                   12/04/2008 01:15:00    Huntington to see the new science collection
          5                   12/04/2008 01:31:00    **ANY** would be fine--those of us who otherwise never get to go A
          6                   12/04/2008 05:38:00    No
          7                   12/04/2008 18:31:00    Corporate library
          8                   12/04/2008 20:17:00    Richard J. Riordan Public Library
          9                   12/05/2008 00:04:00    Just depends on its location
         10                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    Central Library, LA
         11                   12/05/2008 01:43:00    no
         12                   12/05/2008 22:51:00    Open
         13                   12/05/2008 23:02:00    libraries in the central coast
         14                   12/06/2008 01:48:00    Anything media & entertainment-related
         15                   12/06/2008 03:20:00    No
         16                   12/06/2008 03:38:00    not really although a motion picture venue could be interesting
         17                   12/07/2008 21:23:00    San Diego
         18                   12/08/2008 20:15:00    LaBrea Tarpits museum, Fox or Warner Brothers or NBC/Universal libr
         19                   12/09/2008 18:17:00    Huntington LibraryGetty Research Institute
         20                   12/09/2008 19:53:00    Getty Center or Skirball Center
         21                   12/10/2008 23:31:00    No
         22                   12/11/2008 00:08:00    UC Irvine.
         23                   12/11/2008 01:40:00    Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale and The Los Angeles Cou
         24                   12/11/2008 17:47:00    Huntington Library, Getty, Disney
         25                   12/12/2008 22:31:00    I prefer they be in at restaurants ... nice change from a work environm
         26                   12/16/2008 00:42:00    Huntington Library
         27                   12/16/2008 21:15:00    LAPL Central Library
         28                   12/16/2008 23:54:00    UCI Library
who otherwise never get to go ANYWHERE are impossible to disappoint.




venue could be interesting

er Brothers or NBC/Universal library/museum/costume shop/researchers area




endale and The Los Angeles County Arboretum Library.

 ice change from a work environment.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Would you be willing to sponsor a chapter program at your or organization or
work site?
                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency         Count
Yes                                                  18.7%           14
No - skip to question 5                              81.3%           61
                                            answered question              75
                                              skipped question             22
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

If you answered YES to question 3, please note your name and
contact information and a chapter officer will contact you:
                                                     Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                            15
                                answered question                 15
                                  skipped question                82

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:57:00    We can do things during the day only
          2                   12/04/2008 01:15:00    Laurie Allen, Teledyne Scientific & Imaginglallen@teledyne.com
          3                   12/04/2008 01:47:00    Doris Helfer doris.helfer@csun.edu or (818)677-2562.
          4                   12/04/2008 21:05:00    Vionnette Sellers310.247.3036 x299
          5                   12/04/2008 23:55:00    Jessica O'Beirne jobeirne@omm.com
          6                   12/05/2008 00:24:00    Peter JohnsonSkirball Cultural Center310-440-4707pjohnson@skirball.
          7                   12/05/2008 06:14:00    Rita CostelloUCLA310-825-3047
          8                   12/05/2008 17:34:00    Arun Sannutiasannuti@library.caltech.edu
          9                   12/06/2008 01:48:00    David Sullivanmlsgrad99@yahoo.com
         10                   12/10/2008 23:28:00    Can do a program - late 2009/early 2010. Doing reno now
         11                   12/11/2008 17:09:00    I am not sure if my organization will support a meeting, but I will find
         12                   12/16/2008 18:20:00    Mitchell C. Brown, MLIS Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth Syste
         13                   12/16/2008 21:15:00    Hema Ramachandran, hramacha@csulb.edu
         14                   12/16/2008 21:33:00    Charlotte Wixx-DanielPlatt College1000 S. Fremont Ave. Bldg. A9W /A
         15                   12/17/2008 01:50:00    Need to do some internal investigation about doing one on the campu
p; Imaginglallen@teledyne.com
 (818)677-2562.


310-440-4707pjohnson@skirball.org




010. Doing reno now
support a meeting, but I will find out and contact the Board if it is possible.
rarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science and Russian StudiesInterim Research Librarian for Physics, Astronomy and MathematicsUnit Hea

00 S. Fremont Ave. Bldg. A9W /Alhambra, CA 91803 Ph: 626-300-5444
 n about doing one on the campus I work at, however, I can be contacted at:Stephan Tibbetts, The Boeing Co, Seal Beach, CA 562-797-182
y and MathematicsUnit Head, Science Reference DepartmentUniversity of California Irvine Libraries 230 Science Library P.O. Box 19557, Irv


Seal Beach, CA 562-797-1828.
Library P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557 ZOT Code 8200-40 Email: mcbrown@uci.edu Phone: 949-824-9732 Fax: 949-824-3114
732 Fax: 949-824-3114
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Is there something that would encourage you to attend chapter
programs?
                                                   Response
Answer Options                                      Count
                                                           37
                                answered question                 37
                                  skipped question                60

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    cheaper rates
          2                   12/04/2008 01:10:00    I arrange to meet friends at meetings.
          3                   12/04/2008 01:15:00    content
          4                   12/04/2008 01:17:00    Depends on day, time of day, place, and topic. I generally try to go, i
          5                   12/04/2008 01:31:00    A program taking place on a Saturday or a Sunday--when I would **n
          6                   12/04/2008 01:44:00    Promote the intended outcome of the event. Cross-sell to the differen
          7                   12/04/2008 05:38:00    Practically speaking, not really
          8                   12/04/2008 19:03:00    Venue that wouldn't require 2 or more hours of driving each way... (m
          9                   12/04/2008 20:17:00    The approval of my supervisor, which is not to be relied upon.
         10                   12/04/2008 20:54:00    Location--must be Long Beach or south.Time--no evenings.
         11                   12/04/2008 23:47:00    Yes. If they provided valuable training or discussion groups that make
         12                   12/04/2008 23:55:00    during work hours and no more than an 30 minutes from newport bea
         13                   12/05/2008 00:04:00    Location and daytime, but really mainly location.
         14                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    programs geared toward LIS students and not working professionals a
         15                   12/05/2008 01:43:00    no
         16                   12/05/2008 06:14:00    a chauffeur . . . seriously!
         17                   12/05/2008 17:34:00    Carpooling
         18                   12/05/2008 18:27:00    Topics, while interesting, do not always address my needs.
         19                   12/06/2008 01:48:00    Traffic is always an issue so it has to be close by and preferably not d
         20                   12/06/2008 03:20:00    More publicity and advertising, more information on chapter programs
         21                   12/06/2008 03:38:00    Proximity to work or home; during a day/time when I could spare tim
         22                   12/07/2008 21:23:00    More scholarly presentations and less whining about jobs.
         23                   12/08/2008 20:08:00    more in downtown during weekday working hours
         24                   12/08/2008 20:15:00    Interesting or atypical venue, someplace the public would normally no
         25                   12/09/2008 18:17:00    food, networking, professional development
         26                   12/10/2008 23:28:00    Better content.
         27                   12/10/2008 23:31:00    Having programs more relevant to my situation
         28                   12/11/2008 00:08:00    Continuing Education units
         29                   12/11/2008 02:56:00    If they are held on weekends or online.
         30                   12/11/2008 17:09:00    Webinars/NetMeetings, etc. that do not require any/much travel. I pr
         31                   12/12/2008 22:31:00    Not traveling to LA ... I was out of the country for the Orange Co prog
         32                   12/15/2008 23:13:00    Time travel; teleportation; transportation in the blink of an eye
         33                   12/16/2008 00:42:00    I attend Chapter Programs when I can.
         34                   12/16/2008 18:20:00    Sufficient announcement time so I can plan for travel and schedule ad
         35                   12/16/2008 21:33:00    Professional Education seminars regarding issues facing the professio
         36                   12/16/2008 23:54:00    Anything which avoids heavy traffic
37   12/17/2008 01:50:00 More meetings in the Orange County area
and topic. I generally try to go, if I can.
y or a Sunday--when I would **normally** be free to attend, and wouldn't have to submit 85 forms and all kinds of "justifications&qu
  event. Cross-sell to the different industry groups.

e hours of driving each way... (meaning, something in Orange County...)
  is not to be relied upon.
th.Time--no evenings.
g or discussion groups that make it worth traveling, and perhaps staying overnight. Advance notice is also important so I can plan ahead.
 an 30 minutes from newport beach

s and not working professionals already established in their field




ys address my needs.
be close by and preferably not during rush hour
information on chapter programs.
day/time when I could spare time away from office; engaging topic -- something interactive rather than presentation style. Something whe
 whining about jobs.
 orking hours
ace the public would normally not have access to nor is a 'typical' library environment




ot require any/much travel. I prefer face-to-face, but time and energy don't often permit such networking. If I cannot attend, I would like
e country for the Orange Co program this Fall; otherwise I would have attended
tion in the blink of an eye

n plan for travel and schedule adjustment.
rding issues facing the profession.
s of "justifications" for my being "allowed" to attend.




tant so I can plan ahead.




ation style. Something where you can learn about your self like some kind of standardized assessment tool e.g. Myers Briggs, SDI, etc.




cannot attend, I would like the option of paying for the cost of the presentation slides and other handouts.
Myers Briggs, SDI, etc.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

How often do you check the SLA Southern California website
(www.sla-scc.org)?
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                      Count
                                                            78
                                answered question                 78
                                  skipped question                19

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:55:00    rarley
          2                   12/04/2008 00:56:00    rarely
          3                   12/04/2008 00:57:00    rarely
          4                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    weekly
          5                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    rarely
          6                   12/04/2008 01:01:00    rarely
          7                   12/04/2008 01:03:00    Infrequently
          8                   12/04/2008 01:10:00    when reminded
          9                   12/04/2008 01:11:00    Fairly often
         10                   12/04/2008 01:16:00    Once or twice a month
         11                   12/04/2008 01:16:00    rarely - I forget
         12                   12/04/2008 01:18:00    rarely
         13                   12/04/2008 01:32:00    About monthly.
         14                   12/04/2008 01:43:00    2x each month
         15                   12/04/2008 01:45:00    Not very often.
         16                   12/04/2008 01:46:00    Weekly.
         17                   12/04/2008 01:47:00    once a month
         18                   12/04/2008 05:38:00    Rarely
         19                   12/04/2008 16:12:00    only when a newsletter is published
         20                   12/04/2008 18:36:00    About once a month
         21                   12/04/2008 19:02:00    Once a week.
         22                   12/04/2008 20:01:00    2x/month
         23                   12/04/2008 20:18:00    Monthly
         24                   12/04/2008 20:56:00    2-3 times/year (needs more advertising)
         25                   12/04/2008 21:05:00    once a month
         26                   12/04/2008 22:15:00    once a month or so
         27                   12/04/2008 23:20:00    once every other month
         28                   12/04/2008 23:27:00    monthly
         29                   12/04/2008 23:49:00    Rarely. Perhaps there is a listserve and I just failed to sign up for it? I
         30                   12/04/2008 23:56:00    four times a year
         31                   12/05/2008 00:05:00    once a quarter maybe.. maybe not....
         32                   12/05/2008 00:06:00    weekly
         33                   12/05/2008 00:25:00    infrequently
         34                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    a few times per month
         35                   12/05/2008 01:43:00    never
         36                   12/05/2008 06:17:00    Depends -- but on aveage probably once a month or slightly less freq
37   12/05/2008 08:05:00   Monthly
38   12/05/2008 16:47:00   Twice a month
39   12/05/2008 17:34:00   almost never
40   12/05/2008 18:28:00   Occasionally; not on a regular basis.
41   12/05/2008 22:52:00   Bimonthly
42   12/06/2008 01:49:00   Rarely, not even once a month
43   12/06/2008 03:21:00   Not too often.
44   12/06/2008 03:39:00   Less than monthly; more than quarterly
45   12/07/2008 00:27:00   seldomc
46   12/07/2008 21:24:00   never
47   12/08/2008 16:35:00   Have never checked the web site.
48   12/08/2008 17:00:00   Sporadically
49   12/08/2008 20:08:00   once per month
50   12/08/2008 20:16:00   infrequently
51   12/09/2008 07:36:00   monthly
52   12/09/2008 18:18:00   weekly
53   12/09/2008 18:24:00   once every couple of months
54   12/09/2008 19:55:00   At least weekly
55   12/10/2008 23:28:00   Only when I have a job posting.
56   12/10/2008 23:29:00   weekly
57   12/10/2008 23:32:00   every few months
58   12/10/2008 23:55:00   weekly
59   12/11/2008 00:09:00   It varies, but at least a couple of times a month.
60   12/11/2008 00:44:00   Monthly
61   12/11/2008 01:44:00   Not often.
62   12/11/2008 02:57:00   weekly
63   12/11/2008 16:56:00   Never
64   12/11/2008 17:14:00   A few times a year.
65   12/11/2008 17:47:00   1/wk
66   12/12/2008 22:33:00   rarely ... but thanks for the reminder to do so!
67   12/14/2008 00:16:00   frequently
68   12/14/2008 18:36:00   every other month
69   12/15/2008 23:13:00   Monthly
70   12/16/2008 00:42:00   When the need arrive.
71   12/16/2008 18:23:00   Weekly
72   12/16/2008 19:50:00   Twice a month or so.
73   12/16/2008 20:00:00   Almost never
74   12/16/2008 20:01:00   rarely
75   12/16/2008 21:16:00   once a month
76   12/16/2008 21:36:00   When directed to it usually
77   12/16/2008 23:54:00   seldom
78   12/17/2008 01:51:00   once a month
nd I just failed to sign up for it? I would read the newsletters if I knew when they were published.




nce a month or slightly less frequently. I really preferred when the newsletter came to me -- push works far better for me. I just have no r
tter for me. I just have no reason to remember to check in on a regular basis. Website is more informative than print every way but out of
n print every way but out of sight is out of mind . . . sad!
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Is there anything that you would like to see added to the
chapter website?
                                                     Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                            23
                                answered question                 23
                                  skipped question                74

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   12/04/2008 00:58:00    more profiles and pictures
          2                   12/04/2008 01:16:00    A list of all previous executive and advisory board members by year
          3                   12/04/2008 01:32:00    Seems perfectly fine as it is now.
          4                   12/04/2008 05:38:00    No
          5                   12/04/2008 20:18:00    More law-oriented articles
          6                   12/05/2008 00:05:00    Can you send an automated message when the Website is updated?
          7                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    no
          8                   12/05/2008 01:43:00    no
          9                   12/05/2008 06:17:00    I can't think of anything
         10                   12/05/2008 18:28:00    no.
         11                   12/06/2008 01:49:00    Don't look at it enough to be able to say
         12                   12/06/2008 03:21:00    No
         13                   12/06/2008 03:39:00    not that I can think of at this time
         14                   12/09/2008 18:18:00    monthly fact sheet - highlights - upcoming alterts to print and post
         15                   12/09/2008 19:55:00    Links / Promos to other Library organization's events?
         16                   12/10/2008 23:32:00    can't think of anything
         17                   12/11/2008 01:44:00    n/a
         18                   12/11/2008 02:57:00    Not at this time.
         19                   12/16/2008 00:42:00    No
         20                   12/16/2008 19:50:00    Directory?
         21                   12/16/2008 21:36:00    Not at this time . I need to take a look at it first; I have not done rec
         22                   12/16/2008 23:54:00    don't know
         23                   12/17/2008 01:51:00    not especially
visory board members by year




e when the Website is updated?




ming alterts to print and post
ization's events?




ok at it first; I have not done recently. The only thing I have looked at is the newsletter received via email
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Would you be interested in participating in Web 2.0 technologies provided by
the chapter?
                                                    Response       Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency       Count
Yes                                                  63.5%            54
No - skip to next page                               36.5%            31
                                            answered question              85
                                              skipped question             12
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

If you answered YES to question 3, please select as many of the following
technologies in which you would participate:
                                                    Response       Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency        Count
Blog                                                    67.3%              37
Wiki                                                    67.3%              37
Second Life                                             21.8%              12
RSS Feeds                                               54.5%              30
Other (please specify):                                 21.8%              12
                                             answered question                   55
                                               skipped question                  42


                                                    Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                    specify):
          1                   12/04/2008 00:55:00   YouTube, Facebook
          2                   12/04/2008 22:15:00   Facebook group/updates
          3                   12/04/2008 23:56:00   message board - Ning type of social network
          4                   12/05/2008 00:05:00   I am open to any .... just having lay descriptions about bleeding edge
          5                   12/08/2008 17:00:00   Open source software solution
          6                   12/08/2008 20:16:00   Social networks groups
          7                   12/09/2008 07:36:00   maybe; not sure what you mean by participating in technologies prov
          8                   12/09/2008 18:24:00   I am uninterested in RSS. And I'm not sure I really have the time to
          9                   12/10/2008 23:29:00   want to learn how to do these & best way is To Do
         10                   12/12/2008 22:33:00   Note: Second Life as applied in Library settings, of course. Perhaps f
         11                   12/16/2008 18:23:00   Facebook group, Ning group
         12                   12/16/2008 21:36:00   webex
ptions about bleeding edge technologies helps folks....


pating in technologies provided by the chapter.
e I really have the time to participate in Web 2.0 technologies. Second Life interests me because I really do not see how it can be used in a
 way is To Do
tings, of course. Perhaps for training?
see how it can be used in a special library. Our customers do not have time to wander around there.
SLA Southern California Membership Survey - Fall 2008

Other comments:

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                                                           15
                                answered question                15
                                  skipped question               82

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          1                   12/04/2008 01:16:00    Thanks!
          2                   12/04/2008 01:20:00    I think there isn't enough communication. I think the newsletter could
          3                   12/04/2008 01:46:00    Nice job on the survey.
          4                   12/04/2008 01:52:00    I've been a member of SLA and the Southern California Chapter for 1
          5                   12/04/2008 05:43:00    Over time our research functions have become embedded in the firm'
          6                   12/04/2008 20:57:00    I am out-of-work (after 34 years with a company), near retirement, b
          7                   12/04/2008 23:50:00    Loved the tour of JPL! It was a great program and a wonderful day.
          8                   12/05/2008 00:25:00    Good survey!
          9                   12/05/2008 00:27:00    none
         10                   12/06/2008 03:41:00    The Chapter does a good job; I guess it's more that I don't need wha
         11                   12/09/2008 07:37:00    Thank you for this opportunity to provide my input.
         12                   12/09/2008 19:56:00    Always a challenge with LA's spread out geography / Other Work &am
         13                   12/11/2008 02:58:00    I am new to the profession (obtained MLIS one year ago), so I apprec
         14                   12/16/2008 20:01:00    There has to be more to special librarianship than blogs and wikis and
         15                   12/17/2008 01:51:00    None at this time
tion. I think the newsletter could be more informative, and I don't remember when the last one came out. If not done (and I don't rememb

outhern California Chapter for 10 years--and in that time I've been able to attend ONE SoCal-sponsored event. Forgive me if I failed to res
e become embedded in the firm's business to the extent that we have more in common with employees in our industry than with other &qu
 a company), near retirement, but must work several more years. Anything you can do to support myself & others in similar straits wo
program and a wonderful day.


s it's more that I don't need what it does as much as I once did. And need is probably the wrong word. There is too much competition for
vide my input.
out geography / Other Work & Life commitments, but I hope we stay vital and relevant and members continue to see value in belongin
  MLIS one year ago), so I appreciate what SLA offers to members.
 ianship than blogs and wikis and pods, please develop some more interesting programming.
t done (and I don't remember), announcement of availability should go to the list, with a link to the web site. Other information could also a

 Forgive me if I failed to respond properly to any earlier questions that would have elicited this, but I can say--apart from the fact that, thes
ndustry than with other "librarians." In fact, we are not a library at all. I still belong to the SLA to go to the annual conference t
p; others in similar straits would be most welcome.




s too much competition for my disposable time and I have to now tune out a lot these days even good worthwhile things.

nue to see value in belonging and being active in our SLA Chapter.
her information could also appear on the list more often--minutes of Board meetings, for example.

part from the fact that, these days, between being chained to work nonstop AND working for an organization whose top "leader&quot
o to the annual conference to meet vendors. But, my experience with the local chapter is that it is irrelevant to my work.
ose top "leader" (leading us to destruction) haughtily disdains "mere local" organizations--I'm just not interested in
--I'm just not interested in events that seem to be AT LEAST as much about "fine dining" or "wine tasting" (along, o
wine tasting" (along, of course, with networking) as they are about anything "professionally-related." Speaking of the SLA
" Speaking of the SLA San Diego Chapter, why can't the Southern California Chapter ever do a program like the annual "technolo
e the annual "technology update"-type "seminar" that the San Diego Chapter does in the early Fall? The Southern Ca
early Fall? The Southern California Chapter, to be honest, gives the appearance **to me** of existing more fo

								
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