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Event Recap – Special Tour of Mount Vernon: A Courtesy Call at the Home of the Commander-in-Chief President’s Message
 
Event Recap – Special Tour of Mount Vernon: A Courtesy Call at the Home of the Commander-in-Chief

Event Recap – Special Tour of Mount Vernon: A Courtesy Call at the Home of the Commander-in-Chief

By Jill Lynch On the final day of National Library Week, Saturday, April 18, 2015 twenty-three librarians and their family members gathered outside the visitor center at Mount Vernon for a special 2.5 hour VIP tour. Our tour guide was Ted Mance, a Navy Veteran, who spent 10 years working at Mount Vernon as a […]

President’s Message – A Long-Term Commitment

President’s Message – A Long-Term Commitment

By Deena Adelman This week I came upon an article regarding funding from the Highway Trust Fund expiring… again. As a transportation librarian, I am especially attuned to the short-term measures taken to address our nation’s infrastructure needs and couldn’t help but draw similarities to our personal and professional lives. People often make large investments […]

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – April 2015

      Thank you to DC/SLA’s 75th Jubilee-Level Sponsors:           President’s Message – A Long-Term Commitment – By Deena Adelman. In order to ensure sustainability and advancement in our careers, we need to do more than apply last-minute fixes or stop-gap methods. We need to make long-term commitments to strengthen […]

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Reflection – Library Community From Coast To Coast

Reflection – Library Community From Coast To Coast

By Claire D’Mura Like so many others, my history with SLA starts in my library school days. What I have found was a supportive group from coast to coast. Starting library school at the University of Washington in 2009, I was quickly drawn into my SLA student chapter.  With such a wide variety of careers […]

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Event Recap – DC/SLA Skills Gaps—What’s an Info Pro to Do?

By Jan Zastrow, DC/SLA Communications Team Gathering at Drexel University’s DC office the evening of Tuesday, March 31, 30-plus members and friends convened for the DC/SLA 75th Jubilee program about skill gaps and how to thrive in today’s shifting information workplace. Eileen Deegan introduced the speakers, but first shared what she learned at Outsell’s November Enterprise […]

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Reflection – You can always come back to SLA

Reflection – You can always come back to SLA

By Beth Maser, DC/SLA President-Elect What is great about SLA is that no matter how long you have been a member, new things can always be gleaned from being a part of such a multifaceted group of professionals.  After being employed as an information professional for over a decade in DC, I went back to […]

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Globe-Trotting at the Library of Congress: DC/SLA Tours Hispanic and European Reading Rooms

By Carol Abrams [Editor’s Note: Julia Leggett, chair of the DC/SLA International Relations Committee, recently arranged several tours of the foreign language collections at the Library of Congress. Here is Carol Abrams account of one of those tours. Carol is earning her MIS degree at the University of Tennessee. ] Cervantes’ Don Quixote has been translated […]

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