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Event Recap – World Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk:  Preservation Efforts in Libraries & Archives in the Middle East

Event Recap – World Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk: Preservation Efforts in Libraries & Archives in the Middle East

By Jan Zastrow Gathering at the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center on 16th Street in downtown Washington, DC, a whopping 40-plus DC/SLA members met for an update of cultural heritage sites at risk in the Middle East on Thursday, April 21. The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating people of the United States […]

Event Recap – How to write a strong resume

Event Recap – How to write a strong resume

By Jocelyn McNamara I attended the recent Job Search Workshop at University of Maryland, hosted by LAC Group, DC/SLA, SLA-MD, and DCLA. It was a fantastic event with great turnout — big thanks to all the hosts and participants. I volunteered to review resumes, and found myself repeating similar advice to numerous job seekers, so […]

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – May 2016

      President’s Message Engage on the Local Level – By Beth Maser. “I would like us to take our collective activism and engagement with SLA to another level and work together to promote and encourage an increase in your participation at a local level. Take all of the energy you have shown us when […]

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DC/SLA Board Addresses SLA HQ Board’s Motion on Moving 2018 Conference Out of North Carolina

By the DC/SLA Board The DC SLA board fully supports the National SLA board’s recent motion to ask SLA’s management company to consider alternatives to holding the 2018 SLA Annual Conference in its current location in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of recent state legislation rolling back anti-discriminatory laws and protections. The DC SLA board further […]

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President’s Message – Engage on the Local Level

By Beth Maser, DC/SLA President It seems that no matter where you turn these days, there is a candidate saying something you agree with, and another is not. There are politicians passing legislation that pushes us forward and others that set us back decades.  How can we coexist in such a dichotomy as a society, […]

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Event Recap – Non-fiction Book Club Discusses “The Shallows”

The Association of Graduate Library and Information Students of Catholic University (AGLISS) selected The Shallows:  What the Internet is doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr as their common read this year, and they held a joint-sponsored book club meetup at Zorba’s Cafe Tuesday night. The discussion went well, and some attendees tweeted about it. Stay […]

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Field Trip – Visit to Soldier Art at Workhouse Arts Center

Field Trip – Visit to Soldier Art at Workhouse Arts Center

By Sharon Lenius, Chair of the Military Libraries Group DC/SLA Members met with Artist-in-Residence, Martin Cervantez at the Workhouse Arts Center (WAC) in the McGuireWoods Gallery to “walk and talk” about the exhibit “In It Together: Service Members, Community and Dialogue Through Art.” A variety of art media – paintings, a chicken-wire enclosed tubing with […]

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