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Want to know what it takes to lead under pressure? Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges.

Want to know what it takes to lead under pressure? Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges.

Would you take a leadership position at a high visibility organization that has seen its problems in the headlines of every major newspaper?    What would it take to convince you to accept a position where the world is watching and looking for fast improvements to long standing problems?  Would being called to testify before Congress cause you stress?  Could your belief in the mission of the organization overcome the risk of taking such a job?  Do you have the leadership skills and intestinal fortitude for such a job?

Ms. Kathryn A. Condon took such a job in June 2010 as the Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries.  She is responsible for both long-term planning and day-to-day administration and operations of Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery.  She has testified before Congress many times and the Government Accountability Office reported that significant progress that has been made since she took the job. .

Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges, more about Arlington Cemetery and its future! on Jan 30th, 2013, 6-8 pm at this DC/SLA program at the NPR (National Public Radio) offices, 635 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Date: January 30, 2013 6-8 pm

Location: NPR Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Closest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Yellow & Green lines) or Mount Vernon Square (Red line)

Price:  Student/Retired/Unemployed: $8

Member: $15

Nonmember: $20

Questions contact: Sharon Lenius at leniussa@gmail.com

Address:
NPR (National Public Radio)
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20001

Click HERE to register.

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Sharon Lenius Receives SLA Hall of Fame Award

Sharon Lenius Receives SLA Hall of Fame Award

Sharon Lenius is a retired Federal Librarian. Her position prior to retirement was as Digital Resources Librarian for the Headquarters, Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau. Other professional employment included Director of the Technical Reference Library of the Reserve Component Automation System, a major acquisition program. Federal library experience occurred early in her career serving with the Army Library Program in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Public library experiences reflect her “gypsy life” as the spouse of an Army Officer — Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, Burlington County (NJ) Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library (VA).

Currently Sharon is active with the DC Chapter of SLA serving as the Lead Program Planner for the Military Libraries Group, a sub-committee under the Chapter. Elected to serve as Secretary of the Government Information Division, SLA, 2012.her other activities include Resources Committee Co-Chair for the Military Libraries Division, and active contributor to the ENCORE Caucus of SLA. Leisure travel is a primary pastime, with European River Cruises number one on the list
Previously, Sharon served DGI as Secretary and Director (Membership). She was Chair of the Military Libraries Division in 2001.

Sharon holds an undergraduate degree in History from Marian University, Indianapolis, and an MA in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and an MPA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

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EVENT UPDATE AND RESCHEDULE, PLEASE READ: Tour Dodana Manor, home of George Marshall, Soldier and Statesman with Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA and DCLA

EVENT UPDATE AND RESCHEDULE, PLEASE READ: Tour Dodana Manor, home of George Marshall, Soldier and Statesman with Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA and DCLA

Join the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA and DCLA for a tour of Dodana Manor, home of George Marshall, soldier and statesman NOW on Saturday, Aug 25, 2012.

DATE:  August 25, 2012

TIME:  10:45 a.m. at Dodana for 11 a.m. Tour  http://www.georgecmarshall.org/

(Tour is about 1 hour/l hour 15 minutes)

COST:  $8.00 per person.  (Have Cash ready at the door)

TRANSPORTATION:   Please coordinate your own transportation. Unfortunately, there will no longer be carpool from the Vienna Metro station due to extensive work on the Orange Line. However, there are lots of fun things to do in Leesburg (see below), so feel free to invite your friends or family to carpool with you, and make a it a day or weekend trip!

 ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION:  Drive yourself with family and friends; meet at Dodana Manor at 10:45.  Please complete the reservation form to reserve spaces for Tour.  http://www.georgecmarshall.org/visit/Hours_Directions.asp

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN LEESBURG AREA:  Lunch in Leesburg; visit antique shops or head for the Leesburg Outlets, visit site of Civil War – Battle of Balls Bluff ;  go up Rt 15 North, there are several wineries before you hit Point of Rocks and cross the Potomac into Maryland, or just head home.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Vienna Metro Station area is under construction; meeting could be a problem; currently Vienna Metro South Parking is a nightmare.  MIGHT be completed by mid-August, but don’t put money on it!   So communicate and coordinate!

QUESTIONS:  Contact Sharon Lenius

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Tweets from the DC SLA Military Librarians Program: Disaster Response

By: Marie Kaddell

Couldn’t be at the DC SLA Military Librarians Program: Disaster Response – How Information Professionals CAN Help? Here is a little information about yesterday’s program and my tweets from the session. You can find all tweets for this session at #dcsla. Others who tweeted in-session yesterday were: @gemarlatt@FederalLibrary@NLM_DIMRC and @siobhanmaire. They’re definitely worth following on Twitter.

You can follow me @libraryfocus. Here’s my session tweets:

To read more about this event and the DC/SLA Military Libraries Group, click here.

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DC SLA Military Librarians Program: Disaster Response – How Information Professionals CAN Help

Disasters…..They happen to other people and anyway, how can I help?  

DC/SLA Military Libraries Group is sponsoring a special program aimed at all libraries in this area — corporate, law, education, K-12 schools, media centers, all Federal Libraries…..everyone needs to know  about some special tools already in place, and to think about other possibilities of collaboration.   The National Network of the National Library of Medicine has programs throughout the United States with Regional Offices for training and assistance.

YOU can help and YOU will make a difference if YOU know where to turn for information; if YOU have thought about how YOU can assist your customers, your community, your First Responders.   The good news is that Maryland, DC and Virginia are in the same Network region: the SouthEastern Atlantic Region http://nnlm.gov/sea/   of the special National Network set up by the National Libraries of Medicine …. a.k.a – NN/LM.  http://nnlm.gov/

SPEAKERS:   Tahirih Fusscas  –  Program Moderator, Technical Information Specialist

Elizabeth Norton, Librarian, NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center – Topic – National Libraries of Medicine (NLM) Disaster information resources and outreach.

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Librarian, Aquilent, Inc, at NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center – Topic – Apps and use of social media in disasters.

Daniel T. Wilson– Assoc. Dir. Collections & Library Services Coordinator, National Network, National Libraries of Medicine, Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Sciences Library UVA – Topic – National Network/Library of Medicine, efforts to outreach to different groups in the emergency preparedness community.

Topics to be covered include:

  • National Libraries of Medicine NLM Disaster information resources and outreach
  • Apps and use of social media in disasters
  • National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) –  efforts to outreach to different groups in the emergency preparedness community

Please note the extended time for this program –  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Your brain will need this time to absorb the information so you can be “Future Ready,” as Cindy Romaine, SLA Past President so successfully promoted throughout 2011.  This is 2012…Are you ready for the future? You can make a difference if you only know where to begin!  This will show you the “On Switch.”

REFRESHMENTS:  4:00 – 4:15 p.m.  Light refreshments and Registration Check In;

5:30-6:15 p.m.   Break for Refreshments .  Program continues –  6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Charles Sumner School, Museum and Archives (DC Dept of Education)

                 1201 17th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, Ground Floor Rooms

                 iTouch MAP:  http://itouchmap.com/?d=531340&s=DC&f=school

TRANSPORTATION:    By METRO Red Line (Farragut North – use L St Exit), Orange & Blue Lines (Farragut West – use 17th St Exit)     Parking garages nearby –  on 17th, and on M St and Rhode Island Ave

Questions:   Contact Sharon Lenius, leniussa@gmail.com

 Sponsors:  Military Libraries Group, DC/SLA

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