SCALL Institute: Things to know about February 12th

Did you know that February 12th is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar?  You probably would if you took the time to count.

Did you know that Lorne Greene was born on February 12, 1915?  You would if you were an avid fan of Bonanza like I am.

Did you know that Ray Manzarek was also born on February 12th in 1939?  Hello. The Doors.  Duh.

Did you know on February 12th there are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years)? Once again the counting thing is important.

What is the most important reason to remember February 12, 2016? (At least for penny pinchers like me)

Drum roll please…


Go to the registration page or the  hotel information page to register and book a hotel room.

Courtesy of: Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR

SCALL Institute – Things to Do

The SCALL Institute Local Arrangements Committee has put together a great list of things to do while at the SCALL Institute in Temecula.

You gotta eat.
How else are you gonna keep your strength up for attending all the Institute programs?

You gotta drink.
How else are you gonna mingle with all your SCALL buds?

You gotta gamble.
How else are you gonna retire early and buy that flashy sports car?

Of course, you are gonna do all these things after attending all the wonderful and informative Institute programs! Yup.

The list and map can also be found at:

Also, the DEADLINE for early bird registration is approaching. Register and get your room at the Temecula Creek Inn by Friday, February 12, 2016.

For more information check out the Local Arrangements Section.

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New additions to the Institute line-up

SCALL Institute Session – Current Awareness:  Delivering the Right Information, Using the Right Tool:

Current awareness is one of the biggest challenges we face: monitoring the onslaught of information and getting the right information into the right hands at the right time.  And there are an ever-growing number of tools out there that help us do just that, but what should we look for in media monitoring tools?  What criteria do we use to evaluate the many products out there?  This session will walk you through the evaluation process, giving you the tools you need to make the right choice for your institution.

  • Charlie Frey, Director of Library at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

SCALL Institute Session – Turning Information Into Insight:

The final step in the information process is to deliver the results to the end user —  but even that’s changed!  Gone are the days when we can simply deliver the results in a “data dump.”  Our end users are expecting us to summarize, to evaluate the results and synthesize them so that they can be “actionable.”


  • Scott Bailey, Global Director of Research Service at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, and Chair of the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals (PLLIP) SIS
  • Paul Moorman, Senior Law Librarian – Research Services, Foreign and International Law, USC
  • Patrick Sullivan, California Region Research Librarian, Jones Day
  • Moderator:  Mark Gediman, Director of Information Services, Best Best & Krieger


Register NOW!

Courtesy of Wendy “I’ve been sick and can’t be funny right now” Nobunaga
SCALL Institute PR

SCALL Institute: Reasons to remember February 12th…

On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born.

On February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.

On February 12, 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up.  The horror!

On February 12, 2016, early bird registration for the 44th Annual SCALL Institute ends!

Annual SCALL Institute
March 4 -5, 2016
Temecula Creek Inn

Save a couple bucks and register early.  Deadline: February 12, 2016

After you register, go see a movie.  Zoolander 2 opens nationwide on February 12, 2016.

-Courtesy of Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR Committee

3 Blockbuster Sessions

Training at the Moment of Need

Truth: there are too many tools out there for any one person to know them all.  Young attorneys are coming into law firms unfamiliar with many of the resources used in law firms, so training is imperative  –  but how do you reach them at the moment of need?  We’ll hear from an academic law librarian, a private law firm librarian, and a vendor, to talk about some tips and tricks of the trade to turn a “teachable moment” into an information advantage!

Starring  Laura Cadra (Head of Reference/Foreign and International Law Librarian, Loyola Law School and one of my besties), Emily Florio (Library Services Manager at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP), Pauline Self (Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis), Moderator:  Jim Senter (California Region Library Services Manager, Jones Day)

Personal Development Session: Upping Your Swagger

Are you prepared to embrace the future?  Competing in this environment requires many skills:  confidence, public speaking ability, big picture planning, product evaluative techniques, understanding and embracing technology, etc.  Join us for this lively interactive session – with scenarios that illustrate some of the challenges we face in adapting to the business environment, and ways we can all “up our swagger” and bring confidence to our game.

Starring Michael Saint-Onge (Librarian Relations Consultant, LexisNexis), best known for his featured role in 30 Sites in 30 Minutes.

Be Here Now:  An Introduction to Mindfulness

The practice of Mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment, of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective.  When practicing mindfulness, one becomes aware of one’s “stream of consciousness”.  Research studies have indicated that the construct of mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health.  Join us for an introduction to Mindfulness  – and learn how to reduce stress and find that healthy balance in one’s life.

Starring Judith Gordon (UCLA)


Additional blockbuster sessions to be announced.

Register to attend!

-Courtesy of Wendy “Getting the information out there” Nobunaga, SCALL Institute Publicity

Upping Your Game: Growing Your Organization’s Information Advantage!

We stand at the cusp of a landmark shift in society: never before have we had access to as much information as we do right now – and it will only continue to grow.  Business data is reportedly doubling every 1.2 years.  No one can afford to ignore the 24/7/365 onslaught of news and social media, and interpreting the meaning and trends hidden in global media has become an essential job skill for marketers, press relations and information professionals  – anyone involved in critical business decisions.

As information professionals, we help partners, professors, judges, marketing and business professionals by transforming data into consumable, “actionable” information to give our institutions an information advantage.  Join us for the 44th Annual SCALL Institute, where we’ll help you sharpen your skills and up your game!

For important stuff, see below:

Registration page

Hotel Information

-Courtesy of Wendy Nobunaga, SCALL Institute PR Extraordinaire


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