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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – October 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – October 2014

Featured Article

  • Going with the Flow: The Intersection of Information Strategy and Time – It’s pretty common to talk about information services as a flow, dropping metaphors about content streams and information pipelines (or fire hose-strength deluges). But it’s much less common to find librarians grappling with the practicalities of working with a flow-based medium. – Suzanne Grubb

 Event Recaps

President’s Message

What’s Your Theme?

Food for Thought

Upcoming DC/SLA Events

Professional Development

​​Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.

  • DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Lisa Haakon Pogue; Rick Kowalski, Communications Secretary Elect
  • DC/SLA Communications Team – Suzanne Grubb, Jill Lynch, Zeinab A. Mansour, Amber Paranick, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow

DC/SLA Social Media Directory

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – September 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – September 2014

Featured Article

Announcements

  • DC/SLA Board of Directors Election – This is your chance to weigh in on who you want leading our Community! This year the election will run through 11:59pm EST on September 29.

Event Recaps

President’s Message

What’s Your Theme?

Food for Thought

Upcoming DC/SLA Events

Professional Development

​​Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.

  • DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Lisa Haakon Pogue
  • DC/SLA Communications Team – Suzanne Grubb, Jill Lynch, Zeinab A. Mansour, Amber Paranick, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes  August 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes August 2014

Food for Thought

Special Libraries in the News

President’s Message

  • Learn New Tricks! By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA President – I’ve learned to do things a certain way and I normally keep doing them that same way. But with all the disruptions going on in our profession we can’t afford to react out of habit. We have to be willing to adapt and learn new tricks.

What’s Your Theme?

  • What’s Your Theme? Positivity and Enthusiasm FTW! by Naomi House, MLIS – Positivity and Enthusiasm for the win is what it stands for and something I strive for daily in my work with INALJ, my consulting work and in presentations and panels.
  • What’s Your Theme? Flexibility by Gretchen Sauvey – The only constant throughout all of this has been the need to be flexible and to adapt to whatever changes come my way. Libraries today are successful when they adapt to their patrons’ and organizations’ changing needs.

Event Recaps

 

Upcoming DC/SLA Events

Professional Development

​​Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.

  • DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Lisa Haakon Pogue
  • DC/SLA Communications Team – Suzanne Grubb, Jill Lynch, Zeinab A. Mansour, Amber Paranick, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow

DC/SLA Social Media Directory

 

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – July 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – July 2014

Food for Thought

  • The Big Data Landscape: A Field Guide for the Rest of Us by Suzanne Grubb – For those of us that have no need or resources to start wrangling massive data sets in our small libraries — here’s a quick look at some important big data trends to keep an eye on.
  • More Food for Thought

o   More Data for Your Dollar | Data-Driven Libraries – Library Journal

o   Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading – NPR

o   Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung – New York Times

o   The contributed papers from SLA 2014 Annual Conference are now available.

Announcements

President’s Message

  • Focus on the PositivebyChris Vestal, DC/SLA President – In general I try to stay positive but sometimes it’s hard, especially if I’m working on a project with someone where there’s bad feelings between us.

Event Recaps

 

What’s Your Theme? By candidates for SLA President-Elect

  • Move Forward By Jim DelRosso – When I was in college, my grandfather — the original Jim DelRosso — would send me notes in the mail, usually with a bit of cash.* Most of these notes were short but heartfelt words of encouragement, the most common of which were simply, “Move forward.”
  • Service Before Self! By Tom Rink – My dad was fond of cautioning my brothers and me about the inherent pitfalls of thinking too highly of ourselves. We were constantly being reminded about the consequences of walking around with a big “M-E” etched on our chests and that we needed to focus more on the needs of others. Humility and being of service to others were virtues that were stressed early and often in our lives.

Upcoming DC/SLA Events

Professional Development

​​Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.

  • DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Lisa Haakon Pogue
  • DC/SLA Communications Team – Suzanne Grubb, Jill Lynch, Zeinab A. Mansour , Amber Paranick, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow

DC/SLA Social Media Directory

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes: May 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes: May 2014

From the DC/SLA Board

  • President’s Message: It’s Storytime! By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA President - I received a lot of positive feedback from my President’s Message last month and I think at least in part was because of the personal story I told from my childhood. It really got me thinking about stories in general and how they resonate with people. Actually it reminded me of the Ken Kesey quote: “To hell with facts! We need stories!”
  • Treasurer’s Report by Ramona Howerton, DC/SLA Treasurer – 2013 was a very good year for the chapter and we ended the year with a $10,000 budget surplus. 2014 promises to be another good year.
  • Volunteer for DC/SLA – We Never Bowl Alone by Kathy Kelly, DC/SLA Volunteer Coordinator – In Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon & Schuster, 2000), public policy professor Robert D. Putnam argued that American now have declining access to “social capital” due to a growing disconnect from family, friends, neighbors, and social structures. How fortunate we are that the information professionals in our chapter have such a rich variety of options for volunteering, as a way to stay connected with each other and to sustain our social/professional capital in our field.

Event Recaps

What’s Your Theme?

  • What’s Your Theme? Faith in the Future in Spite of Fear by Jill Strand, 2014 SLA President-ElectA mentor who had been a trusted advisor early in my career once told me that I seemed to be comfortable taking on challenges. I was taken aback because comfortable was the last thing I felt – each challenge required a lot of thought and consideration and climbing over mountains of self-doubt. Yet somehow as I started exploring what I wanted to be, my decisions became increasingly bold.

 

Upcoming DC/SLA Events

Chapter eNotes is an e-newsletter from the DC/SLA Chapter.

  • DC/SLA Communications Secretary – Lisa Haakon Pogue
  • DC/SLA Communications Team – Jill Lynch, Zeinab A. Mansour , Amber Paranick, Megan Smith, Malea Walker, Jan Zastrow

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