- Re-Engage with SLA! – By Beth Maser
“To our seasoned volunteers I thank you for your continued participation and selflessness. To our new members or longtime members who have not been as involved with the chapter, I encourage you to attend just one event or meeting and bring in a new member to the chapter this year… Living in DC, you all know that participation and voices matter. I much prefer a cacophony of sound over silence. There is so much collective experience within our membership and countless things that we can learn about and from each other if we listen and participate. Please consider this my personal invitation to “Re-engage with SLA” and allow us to continue to thrive as a valuable professional resource for you and our profession in DC.”
- SLA Board of Directors Monthly Meetings – SLA members are invited to listen to monthly conference calls. Next meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 3-4 pm.
- IFLA Presidential Theme – “Libraries: A Call to Action” – By Jan Zastrow
- Program Director Lois Ireland was featured in the latest Information Outlook. ‘It’s Not about the Place . . . It’s about the Service’
Upcoming DC/SLA & Local Events
- Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 1 – USA Trade Online – Webinar and tour @ Export-Import Bank. Wednesday, February 24, 2-3 pm.
- Strengthening Your Interview Skills – Workshop @ Drexel University. Saturday, February 27, 9 am – 12 pm.
- SharePoint Networking Interest Group – US DOJ, Patrick Henry Library. Tuesday, March 22, 12 – 1:30 pm.
- Nonfiction Book Club – Next book will be The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, and the next meeting will be with CUA’s Association of Graduate Library and Information Science Students (AGLISS). Time / location TBA – but start reading!
- Spring Happy Hour – Stay tuned; details TBA.
- Finding Open Access Science Resources: Tools for Searchers – Thursday, March 3, 2-3 pm.
- Future-Proof Your Library: A Conversation with Stephen Abram – Webinar sponsored by Lucidea. Tuesday, February 23, 2pm.
- CI Across Seas – Cross-Border Research – Competitive Intelligence Division Webinar. Wednesday, February 24, 12 pm.
- Copyright Essentials for Content Creation and Distribution – Part of Certificate in Copyright Management program. Course dates: March 7 – 21.
- Other development opportunities via SLA’s Certificate Programs.
Food for Thought
- Google search now shows election candidates’ stances on specific political issues – The Next Web. Candidate’s stances and quotes on key political issues right from the search results.
- The Puzzles Librarians Need to Solve – Pew Research.
- Why Asking Good Questions Actually Makes You Seem Smarter – via Stephen’s Lighthouse.
- Report – Global fact-checking up 50% in past year – via beSpacific.
- New Business and Science Tools for Info Pros – Information Today. Several new sources for CI, Life Sciences, Biotech, GIS, and more.
- You Say Aggregate, I Say Curate… – Zeena Applebaum guest blogging at InfoDesk.
Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.
DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Rick Kowalski
DC/SLA Communications Team – Carol Abrams, Rick Kowalski, Zeinab A. Mansour, Greta Ober, Amber Paranick, Samuel Russell, Kerry Schork, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow