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Event: Happy Hour Taco Tuesday at RFD Event Recap Event Recap: Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information The Big Data Landscape: A Field Guide for the Rest of Us Future librarians and info pros – act now!! Apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship
 
Event: Happy Hour Taco Tuesday at RFD

Event: Happy Hour Taco Tuesday at RFD

Just a reminder that we’re going to have a happy hour next week.  Let me know if you think you’re going to come so I have some idea of how many people are going to be there.  Send me an email at fiencke@hotmail.com or use the SLA DC registration page at: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=303 Taco Tuesday at […]

Event Recap – SLA Annual Conference Recap & Visit by SLA President-Elect Candidates

Event Recap – SLA Annual Conference Recap & Visit by SLA President-Elect Candidates

by Jan Zastrow, DC-SLA Communications Team Sipping wine and noshing on tasty appetizers from the rooftop of Drexel University’s DC Office (and what a view of the White House!), DC-SLA members and friends (38 onsite and 17 virtual attendees) convened the evening of Monday, July 14, to hear the best of the2014 SLA Annual Conference […]

Event Recap: Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information

Event Recap: Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information

By Suzanne Grubb This July 10 webinar was presented by Christa Kelleher of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and sponsored by the Transportation Librarians Roundtable along with DC SLA. The amount of data being generated every two days as of 2013 was equal to the amount of data created up to 2003. We […]

The Big Data Landscape: A Field Guide for the Rest of Us

The Big Data Landscape: A Field Guide for the Rest of Us

by Suzanne Grubb Like many of you, I don’t work with datasets that can’t fit neatly into an Excel workbook. My inner geek loves reading about the world of machine learning and predictive analytics – as well as articles in Information Outlookor the several sessions at the Annual Conference covering the amazing work done by […]

Future librarians and info pros – act now!! Apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Future librarians and info pros – act now!! Apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make […]

President’s Message – Focus on the Positive

President’s Message – Focus on the Positive

By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA President In general I try to stay positive but sometimes it’s hard, especially if I’m working on a project with someone where there’s bad feelings between us. Not so long ago I had to work on a project with someone I’d just met and right away there was friction. We didn’t […]

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What’s Your Theme? – Service Before Self!

What’s Your Theme? – Service Before Self!

By Tom Rink, Candidate for SLA President-Elect My dad was fond of cautioning my brothers and me about the inherent pitfalls of thinking too highly of ourselves. We were constantly being reminded about the consequences of walking around with a big “M-E” etched on our chests and that we needed to focus more on the […]

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What’s Your Theme? – Move Forward

What’s Your Theme? – Move Forward

By Jim DelRosso When I was in college, my grandfather — the original Jim DelRosso — would send me notes in the mail, usually with a bit of cash.* Most of these notes were short but heartfelt words of encouragement, the most common of which were simply, “Move forward.” It was usually how he ended […]

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Event: Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information (Webinar)

Event: Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information (Webinar)

Join DC/SLA on Thursday, July 10th at 2pm for a free webinar on Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information, presented as part of the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (TLR). The webinar will be led by Dr. Christa Kelleher of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. This webinar is sponsored by IEEE. Registration is […]

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President’s Message – On Shaky Ground

President’s Message – On Shaky Ground

By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA President Let’s face it, with libraries closing or downsizing our profession is on shaky ground. The path to success/safety can seem long and treacherous. It’s easy to feel intimidated with all the disruptions and competition we face as info pros. It reminds me of an experience I had recently just before […]

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