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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – December 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – December 2014

President’s Message Legacies – Chris Vestal sums up an exceptional year for the chapter and recognizes members for their numerous accomplishments and awards. Event Recaps Event Recap – Up in the Cloud with Google Drive by Carol Abrams – Renée Zellweger’s famous line in the movie Jerry Maguire was “You had me at hello.” Google […]

President’s Message – Legacies

President’s Message – Legacies

By Chris Vestal 2014 DC/SLA President So here we are with just a few weeks left in 2014 – what’s been another great year for our chapter! Our theme for this year has been Community and Fundamentals and I’m excited to be wrapping up that theme and the year with you. Since we are wrapping […]

Event Recap: DC/SLA Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

Event Recap: DC/SLA Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

By Jan Zastrow, DC/SLA Communications Team Held at the National Press Club Tuesday, December  9, in downtown Washington, DC, 85 DC/SLA members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season, fete this year’s award-winners, thank the outgoing board for all their hard work, and welcome in the new board for 2015. Between bites of seared ahi, baked […]

What’s Your Theme? – Community and Tenacity

What’s Your Theme? – Community and Tenacity

By Kathy Kelly, DC/SLA Volunteer Coordinator When I’ve mentored students and job seekers about careers in library contracting, I’ve advised them to be prepared for periods of unemployment.  I’d say this not to bring them down, but to draw them a bigger picture of how working with professional services firms could be used to strategically […]

What’s Your Theme? – Always Network!

What’s Your Theme? – Always Network!

By Ramona Howerton, DC/SLA Treasurer Oh! The places you’ll go, the people you’ll meet, and the things you’ll learn! Don’t wait until you need a job or to learn a new skill to network.  It’s the people and opportunities along the way that keep us moving onward and upward in our careers.  Although networking has […]

What’s Your Theme? – Why Not?

What’s Your Theme? – Why Not?

By Jessica Bland I have considered my theme ever since Chris strong-armed, ahem, requested the board members each submit one last year.  After almost twelve months of debate, “why not?” remains the best I could identify, as my professional career has seemed to move to new positions after thinking why not?  Why not try to apply […]

Event Recap – Up in the Cloud with Google Drive

Event Recap – Up in the Cloud with Google Drive

by Carol Abrams Renée Zellweger’s famous line in the movie Jerry Maguire was “You had me at hello.” Google Drive had me at 15 gigabytes of free storage space. Maryland’s chapter of the Special Libraries Association held a workshop on Google Drive, which this Virginian attended and is summarizing for you. Anyone with a Google […]

Event Recap – Military Reference & Research: Sources & Research

Event Recap – Military Reference & Research: Sources & Research

By Malea Walker There is more military information freely available online than you could possibly imagine, and even more held in the archives and collections of the many military and government libraries in the DMV area. Over the course of the day we heard from 27 speakers from various institutions that work with military information. […]

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – November 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – November 2014

Featured Article Elizabeth Lieutenant Receives Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship – The Student Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lieutenant has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, generously sponsored by IOP Publishing. Event Recaps Event Recap: Following in the Footsteps of War by Jill Lynch – […]

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Event Recap – Career & Networking Happy Hour at Science Club

Event Recap – Career & Networking Happy Hour at Science Club

By Rick Kowalski There was a crowd of about a dozen DC/SLA members at the Science Club on Thursday, November 13th for the Career & Networking Happy Hour organized by the Employment & Career Resources Committee. The Science Club was able to accommodate the gathering with a room on the second floor of the establishment […]

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President’s Message – Letting Go

President’s Message – Letting Go

By Chris Vestal, 2014 DC/SLA President I wanted to share someone very special to me with you all this month. She came into my life 4 years ago almost to the day. My grandmother passed away just weeks before Thanksgiving a few years ago. When she died my grandmother didn’t have money and most of […]

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What’s Your Theme – Make the connection

What’s Your Theme – Make the connection

By Rick Kowalski, Senior Research Librarian, Consumer Electronics Association My theme as a librarian is inspired in part by my recent obsession with modular synthesizers. For those who are unfamiliar, these musical devices create sound from the connections and interactions of various electronic circuits. At first glance, the synthesizer may look like a mad scientist […]

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