DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career in 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 [...]
DC/SLA is building an opt-in Social Media Directory for DC/SLA members to connect with each other. If you would like to be listed, please share your blog/website link and social media links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flick, Pinterest, etc.) using this form, and we’ll publish them on the chapter site. Major kudos go to Jan Zastrow [...]
By Marie Kaddell, President, DC/SLA I’m a summer person. I love putting away the last vestiges of cold weather – my winter scarves and sweaters – and digging out my sandals and flip-flops. It feels like freedom! Summer is about getting out there for some adventure and also stopping to smell the roses along the [...]
Why Community and Fundamentals By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA 2013 President-Elect I’m a big fan of themes. I try to use themes as much as possible like when I’m decorating, planning outfits, picking books to read, etc. I also think themes are perfect when it comes to professional development and branding. I remember back in 2011 when [...]
“Some people would rather choose DEATH over speaking in public!” told Toastmaster Ron Barrett to a standing-room-only crowd at LexisNexis on May 29. One of two presenters at DC/SLA’s “Public Speaking Demystified … Tools, Tips and Tricks for Special Librarians,” Barrett and co-host Lewis Flax both joined Toastmasters because of “fear, fear and fear: overcoming [...]
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 [...]
Posted on May 4, 2013.
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 [...]
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 29, 2013.
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 [...]
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 22, 2013.
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 [...]
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