This is the last time I’ll be sending the eNotes, as my stint as Communications Secretary is up. The next edition will be sent by my successor, David Blum. As always, you can contact us at email@example.com to ask us to post items on the distribution list. — Rick Kowalski
- An Exciting Year To Come!
DC/SLA President Beth Maser says: “Working with incoming President, Blane Dessy, we have reached out to the staff at HQ and offered our chapter up to be the pilot for new membership initiatives. Both parties are extremely excited about seeing how we can increase our membership numbers and our reach within the DC-area and expand the number of job titles to which we can market. If you have any ideas or thoughts you would like to share regarding these efforts, please do not hesitate to reach out to Blane or myself.”
- Department of the Library Park Ranger Speaker Series: “The Attack on Pearl Harbor” – December 20, 2016, 1pm-1:45pm – Department of Interior, Rachel Carson Room.
- Infographics: Communicating Information Visually (Webinar) – December 20, 2016, noon-1pm – National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
- Nonfiction Book Club – January 24, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Zorba’s Cafe – We will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Keep an eye on our events calendar for other upcoming activities.
Food For Thought
- A Checklist for More Persuasive Presentations – HBR, via Stephen’s Lighthouse
- 2017 Predictions For AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, And Jobs From Senior Tech Executives – Forbes
- Top trending topics on Twitter in 2016 – Twitter
- The 45 Most Creative Infographics of 2016 – Column Five, again via Stephen’s Lighthouse
- NPR’s Book Concierge – Our Guide To 2016’s Great Reads – NPR, via beSpacific
- Global Trends 2030 – National Intelligence Council, via BizRefDesk
- And, hard to believe, but Information Overload Not a Problem For a Large Majority of Americans – Pew Research, via LJ INFOdocket
Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.
DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Rick Kowalski
DC/SLA Communications Team – David Blum, Carol Abrams, Rick Kowalski, Zeinab A. Mansour, Greta Ober, Amber Paranick, Samuel Russell, Kerry Schork, Megan Smith, Jan Zastrow