by Marie Kaddell, DC/SLA President Ah, Spring! Everything looks bright and fresh at this time of year. It’s a time for new beginnings, new perspectives, and new opportunities. No matter how tough the winter, spring puts everything in perspective. BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS Winter does end. Ending are okay. They can get us to beginnings. Beginnings [...]
by Tracy Z. Maleeff, SLA OCAC member & Legal Division Past Chair As a member of SLA’s Online Content Advisory Council, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you more about our #SLAtalk initiative. By using Twitter as our forum, the council crafts questions to spark online conversations among members about topics relevant to [...]
Public Speaking…few embrace it, many fear it, and no one escapes it. Regardless of your station on the public speaking spectrum, from rock-star speaker and master of toasts, to hiding under your desk to avoid even the chance of uttering words in public, everyone can improve their public speaking skills. Perhaps you are comfortable with [...]
The Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA invites you to an Evening Reception and Tour of Grant Hall on the grounds of Ft Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC. Begin the evening with a Wine Reception, Ft McNair Officers’ Club (4th & P Sts) followed by Tours of Grant Hall, Ft McNair. The newly renovated building, formerly known as [...]
What’s Big Data and what does that mean for you? What’s the difference between it and Open Data? What are the challenges and impact of both? Our panel for this lunchtime webinar will answer these questions. Panel: Tracey Boylston, Solutions Architect LexisNexis, will speak about trends and issues with Big Data Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist [...]
Message from the President: Hello All – As we move into April, I wanted to take a minute to applaud our recent Library Journal 2013 Movers & Shakers. Congratulations to: Naomi House of INALJ.com Hannah Sommers, National Public Radio It’s excited to see two of our DC SLA members on the [...]
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law, researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped to accomplish by passing the bill. The final compilation of all these materials provides the researcher with a [...]
Posted on May 1, 2013.
News, nibbles and notables from the DC-SLA/LLS joint happy hour April 18, 2013 at One Lounge: BRUCE ROSENSTEIN has a second book coming out this fall, “Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way” (McGraw-Hill); www.BruceRosenstein.com–Look for a book talk soon! SHARON LENIUS says BLM is moving to M St, NW, and they’ll be open for [...]
Posted on April 23, 2013.
Sign up and compete with your colleagues across the country in a virtual pub quiz! Starting April 29th, every Monday through Thursday, your team has an hour, chose the time that best suits your team, to answer 20 questions (worth two points each) on Survey Monkey. The quiz will open each Mon 8am Eastern Time [...]
Posted on April 18, 2013.
The Library of Congress, along with the American Library Association (ALA), will celebrate Preservation Week 2013 with a special focus on saving the mementos of military members and their families—digital and analog correspondence, photos, videos, scrapbooks and albums, and objects such as medals and uniforms. The Library will host a number of events, from Monday, [...]
Posted on April 4, 2013.
Join DC/SLA for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo for an evening of networking over drinks at our Happy Hour with SLA President Deb Hunt! We’ll be gathering at Ceiba (http://www.ceibarestaurant.com/ceiba.html) around 5pm and we’ll be there until at least 8pm. Registration is free, everyone pays their own tab at the end of the night When: Wednesday, May [...]
Posted on April 1, 2013.
One of the most fundamental skills a librarian can have, no matter their work setting, is writing. Writing itself is such a broad topic that DC/SLA is launching a Writing Series! Join us for the first installment of our Writing Series: How to Write to Develop a Professional Brand. With so many writing platforms today it’s [...]
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