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 […]
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 […]
Posted on April 20, 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 […]
Posted on April 13, 2015.
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 […]
Posted on April 3, 2015.
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 […]
Posted on April 3, 2015.
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 […]
Posted on March 29, 2015.
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 […]
DC/SLA 75th Jubilee Gala--Save the Date!! November 7, 2015. dc.sla.org/membership/jubilee-…
DC/SLA Nonfiction Book Club: David and Goliath...by Malcolm Gladwell, Wed., Apr. 29, 6:30, Zorba's Cafe RSVP at dc.sla.org/events/?ee=336
See this @WashingtonPost article & want to get involved? wpo.st/KmhC0 Check listserv on for info on Free Minds Write Night, 4/21