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BayNet News Bay Area Library & Information Network Nora Skrukrud, Editor Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May Winter, 1989 BayNet Logo Competition Congratulations to Melissa Rose of California State University, Hawyard. Melissa is the winner of the Logo Competition recently sponsored by BayNet. She will be joining the Executive Committee for her prize lunch in February. The logo will be used on BayNet correspondence and the BayNet News in the near future. Special thanks to our other participants: Chris Knapp, Larry Marks and Ann Lorene Pfaff-Doss. They will be awarded gift certificates from Baskin-Robbins. American History Expert System Development Project BayNet, with the assistance of BALIS, is applying for two grants, one each from Apple Computers and the California State Library’s LSCA Title III funds. Using Hypercard, a computer tutorial program will be developed to assist American History students doing library research for term papers. If funded, this grant will involve seven or eight multi-type Bay Area libraries: UC Berkeley, CSU Hayward, St. Mary’s, Clayton Valley High School, Diablo Valley Community College, Contra Costa Public Library System, and Oakland Public Library. The Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley is also interested. The project will take approximately one and a half years and will result in an expert system shell, core modules of bibilographic instruction, and a handbook enabling librarians with minimum computer expertise and the appropriate hardware to adapt the system to their collections. Any questions or comments should be directed to Pat Kreitz at UC Berkeley. (415) 642-7600. Interlibrary Loan Meeting Interlibrary loan personnel met at the Information Store on January 11. Topics included the BayNet ILL directory, which is scheduled to go out at the end of February, and a discussion of the increasing use of FAX machines, Forms for membership in the CLA ILL Chapter were distributed. The meeting ended with a tour of the Information Store. The next meeting will take place at the Hayward Public Library on April 19. For more information contact Carol Castognozzi at (415) 881-3631. FAX Study Available Before you re-invent the wheel, the Anaheim Public Library has released a study which outlines the process they underwent to select FAX machines. A free copy of the study is available by writing to: Audrey Stafford, c/o the Anaheim Public Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92085. Staff Development and Continuing Education Calendar February 15 3:00 - 5:00 Tour of the National Maritime Museum Library Free to BALIS/BayNet members Tour the J. Porter Shaw Library of the National Maritime Museum. The library features general and Pacific Basin maritime history from 1849-1939 as well as California and San Francicso Bay Area history 1849-1939. Sponsored by the BayNet Staff Development Committee. March 3 9:00 - 11:30 and March 29 9:00 - 11:30 Tour of the Sutro Library in San Francisco Free Sponsored by the BALIS Staff Development Committee. March 17 8:45 - 12:00 "Coping with Change" featuring Arlene Willits. San Francisco Public Library Commission Room $30.00 for BALIS/BayNet members. Limited to 25 participants. ‘An examination of the inevitability of change in work and personal lives and how to cope with them. Techniques for coping with change will be taught. Sponsored by the BALIS Administrative Counsel. March 31 9:00 - 12:00 "People and Machines II: What Works when Patron and Computer Meet.” Oakland Public Library West Auditorium $7.00 for BALIS/BayNet members. Panelists will discuss effective methods of introducing on-line circulation and catalog systems and CD/ROM catalogs, and how to deal with public reaction to changes in reserve and overdue systems. April 19 9:00 - 11:30 and May 12 9:00 - 11:30 Tour of the Planetree Patient Information Medical Library Free Sponsored by the BALIS Staff Development Committee. May3 130 - 330 "Personnel Issues in Libraries" Oakland Public Library West Auditorium $5.00 for BALIS/BayNet members; $10.00 for non-members Speakers on three topics : "Legal Issues : Interviewing, Hiring and Termination," “Interviewing Skills and Tips,” and "Dealing with Employee Personal and Sub- stance Abuse Problems." The program "Ethical Issues of Library Services," tentatively scheduled for late May, has been rescheduled for early fall. Details of the program will appear in a future issue of the News. Bay Area Library and Information Technology Programs for Paraprofessionals, Spring 1989 Diablo Valley College L102 Media and Machines Mar 22 - May 24 Weds 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. L150 Storytelling Mar 2- Apr 13 Thurs 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. For further information contact Mary Dolven at (415) 685-1230 x237. Foothill College Library LTA Seminars The How-tos of Document Delivery ‘Sat Mar 11 9:00 - 2:30 How to Get a Library Position April 22 Personnel Issues : Job Descriptions, Performance Evaluation, Hiring and Firing May 20 For further information contact Jane Luthard at (415) 960-4390 Welcome to New BayNet Members Miramonte High School Library Laney College Library Orinda and Oakland Julie Anderson, Librarian Shirley Coaston, Librarian