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Event Recap – Happy Hour at Bar Louie

DC/SLA members and guests met up for some good conversation, drinks, and appetizers at Bar Louie in Chinatown on September 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC/SLA members and guests met up for some good conversation, drinks, and appetizers at Bar Louie in Chinatown on September 30th.

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Event: Battle of the Librarians 2.0 – Monday, October 20th – Hill Country BBQ

Event: Battle of the Librarians 2.0 – Monday, October 20th – Hill Country BBQ

CALLING ALL DC LIBRARIANS!

 

Register today to represent your organization as we go head to head in a night of trivia!

410 7th St NW (Chinatown Metro – Red/Green/Yellow)

Monday, October 20th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Trivia will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.!

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DC/SLA International Relations Committee – Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

DC/SLA International Relations Committee – Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

DC/SLA International Relations Committee (IRC) Presents Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

Wednesday, October 22nd

Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Businesses, organizations, and governments around the world have all launched open data initiatives to make data resources more accessible to innovators and the public. Join us to hear two speakers discuss the implications of open data and open source on the global stage.

Program Schedule

5:30 to 6:30: Networking and refreshments

6:30 to 7:45: Speakers’ presentations and Q & A

Speakers:

Samir Goswami is the Director of Government Professional Solutions at LexisNexis where he manages renewal and growth of the Federal Government’s data integration business line and directs the development of a Rule of Law portfolio. Previously he was the Managing Director of the Individuals and Communities at Risk Program for Amnesty International USA where he designed a data driven approach to increase response effectiveness to global human rights violations. Samir will discuss open data advances, the insights provided across industries, and the role of open data in promoting social good.

Stuart Ridgway is a senior consultant with the International Trade Administration (ITA), a bureau within the Department of Commerce. He manages several projects for opening ITA’s trade data and making it available for use by Web and mobile app developers. He will discuss ITA’s role in providing data that connects U.S. businesses and economies abroad.

Location

Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office

801 17th St. N,W., Suite 420

Washington, D.C. 20006

Closest Metros: Farragut North and Farragut West

Price: Students/Retirees/Unemployed: $5; DC/SLA members: $10; Non-Chapter Members: $15

Questions? Contact Leia Dickerson (ldickers@gmail.com) and Marcy Carrel (marcycarrel@gmail.com)

Link to registration: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=310

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Event Recap – Chapter Open House 2014: A Celebration of Members and Volunteers

Event Recap – Chapter Open House 2014: A Celebration of Members and Volunteers

By Kathy Kelly

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DC/SLA drew over 80 attendees at its chapter Open House/Volunteer Appreciation event and membership reception on September 16. The event was held at the National Geographic Society (NGS) Library in D.C., and was sponsored by Proquest and Dow Jones.

As an icebreaker, attendees were asked to write the name of a place, real or imaginary, that they have visited or would love to visit on their name tags. Some interesting places like “The Shire” elicited some interesting ice-breaker chats. The registration table volunteers, Charles Perkins and Lois Steinberg, also distributed Starbucks gift cards to members who had served as volunteers during the year.

Deena Adelman, chapter Program Planning Committee Chair and President-Elect, welcomed attendees, thanked the program host, sponsors, and the event’s planning team of Eileen Deegan, Kathy Kelly, Alicia Pappas, Lois Steinberg, and Maggie Turqman. Chris Vestal, chapter President, described his own interesting career path in terms of how it intersected with his chapter involvement. He provided “Top Banana” figurines to honor all the chapter committee heads, and a Member of the Year Award to Kathy Kelly, the chapter Volunteer Coordinator.

Kathy Kelly is presented with the Member of the Year award.

Kathy Kelly is presented with the Member of the Year award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter committee heads with their “Top Banana” figurines.

Chapter committee heads with their “Top Banana” figurines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris also announced that Kelly Knight and Karen Nimerick were the recipients of the Leadership Summit stipend award, which will support their attendance at the upcoming SLA Leadership Summit in Baltimore (January 21-23, 2015). Jill Strand, President-Elect of SLA, reminded attendees that the SLA Board Election and By-Laws vote was open through September 24th, encouraged attending the 2015 Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting, and discussed other SLA developments.

Alicia Pappas, chapter Membership Director, and Kathy Kelly, chapter Volunteer Coordinator, introduced themselves and gave a warm welcome to members and volunteers. They introduced 9 Committee representatives who came forward to provide 60-second overviews of their committee activities and to encourage joining their groups. The committees included the 75th Anniversary Committee; the Book Club; Communications and Marketing; Employment and Career Resources; International Relations; Military Librarians Group; Program Planning; Social Events; and the Web Team.

Attendees enjoyed an ample beverage bar, and a delightful buffet of Whole Foods goodies, including wraps, quesadillas, cheese and fruit, veggies, and desserts, while they mingled to meet other members, visit with sponsors, view a Prezi presentation compiled by Membership Director Alicia Pappas about the chapter year, and learned about the chapter’s various committees, groups, and activities. The evening provided an opportunity for friends to catch up and members to form new connections, and a chance to participate in a raffle, the prizes for which were 3 beautiful books and some edible treats provided by National Geographic. A committee sign-up sheet attracted people indicating shows of interest in 16 chapter committees.

There was also an optional tour of Hubbard Hall, the original Headquarters building of the National Geographic Society, towards the end of the evening.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in the chapter, such as participating on a committee or hosting an event. Members interested in volunteering should visit the chapter’s Get Involved page or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@dc.sla.org.

Thank you to the following people for having volunteered throughout the year to date!

Deena Adelman

Rebecca Aftowicz

Kari Anderson

Raven Austin

Joyce Baker

Jessica Bland

Paul Boccaccio

Jennifer Boettcher

Anne Caputo

Marcy Carrel

Jacquline Chapman

Laura Choyce

Eileen Deegan

Claire D’Mura

Leia Dickerson

Diane Falk

Lila Faulkner

Barbara Ferry

Jon Fiencke

Jessica Fomalont

Morgan Grimes

Trudi Hahn

Layla Heimlich

David Hemingway-Turner

Lisbeth Herer

Wendy Hill

Ramona Howerton

Richard Huffine

Lois Ireland

Michael Jourdan

Marie Kaddell

Samantha Kaplan

Barbie Keiser

Kathy Kelly

Angela Kent

James King

Kelly Knight

Karen Krugman

Alison LaBonte

Betty Landesman

Julia Leggett

Sharon Lenius

Elizabeth Lieutenant

Anne Linton

Mariana Long

Shirley Loo

Jill Lynch

Zeinab Mansour

David McBee

Lily McGovern

Stephen Mellin

Hannah Miller

Victor Monti

Abi Morgan

Susan O’Brian

Greta Ober

Chris Olson

Norma Palomino

Alicia Pappas

Amber Paranick

Charles Perkins

Asheleigh Perry

Kelli Peterson

Lisa Haakon Pogue

Stacey Redick

Dawn Reinhardt

Trudie Root

Bruce Rosenstein

Gretchen Sauvey

Megan Smith

Gabrielle Spiers

Lois Steinberg

Mary Talley

Angela Titone

Maggie Turqman

Kris Vajs

Chris Vestal

Catherine Wagner

Malea Walker

Connie Wiley

Lynora Williams

Ming Wong

Jenny Wood

Diane Wunsch

Jan Zastrow

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Event Recap: Happy Hour/Taco Tuesday at RFD

Event Recap: Happy Hour/Taco Tuesday at RFD

More than 20 DC/SLA members and guests networked and socialized during Happy Hour/Taco Tuesday at RFD in Chinatown on July 29th. The event was organized by Jon Fiencke.

Are you interested in hosting a happy hour, dine around, or other social event? Please contact Jon Fiencke at social@dc.sla.org

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