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Don’t Miss the DC/SLA Holiday Party – December 2 6-8:30 PM

Don’t Miss the DC/SLA Holiday Party – December 2 6-8:30 PM

DC/SLA has had a fabulous 2013! Celebrate all our success this year and register today for the DC/SLA Holiday Party Annual Meeting!

There’ll be lots of time for catching up with old friends and meeting new ones while we enjoy fantastic food and drink at the beautiful University Club of Washington, DC. During a brief business meeting, DC/SLA President Marie Kaddell  will recognize all that we’ve accomplished this year, we’ll thank the 2013 Board for all that they’ve done and welcome the 2014 Board, and we’ll recognize our outstanding membership with awards!

But that’s not all! Since this  year our focus is on Community and Fundamentals we’ll also be hosting a book drive for the US Tribal Libraries. There are over 280 tribal libraries throughout the United States, including 37 tribal college libraries.  They serve as community centers, tribal archives, reading rooms, and homework centers for specific American Indian tribes.  Many of these libraries are supported by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, but are in great need of materials to share with their communities.

DATE:  Monday, December 2, 2012

TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

LOCATION:  The University Club of Washington, DC
Metro:  Farragut North (red line)  and Farragut West (orange and blue lines)
Register at: http://dc.sla.org/events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=263 

More Information about the Book Drive:

Topics of Interest:

1. Children’s literature

2. Fiction – Westerns

3. American Indian/Native American literature – Fiction and Non-fiction

4. Non-fiction – related to outdoor activities (i.e. gardening, hiking, camping, etc.)

We’ll have a donation box at the event for people to leave their books. For questions about the US Tribal Book Drive please contact Asheleigh Perry aperryster07@gmail.com

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event you can still participate in the book drive by purchasing books for the US Tribal Library Wishlisthttp://amzn.com/w/2U8Y8XF8BPVNI

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Check out the DC/SLA Social Media Directory and get connected!

Check out the DC/SLA Social Media Directory and get connected!

Are you tweeting, friending, blogging, linking, pinning? Use DC/SLA’s social media directory to connect

Friend someone, link to another member, check out members’ blogs and follow someone on Twitter with the DC/SLA Social Media Directory at http://dc.sla.org/get-involved/social-media-directory/.

If you would like to be listed, please share your blog/website link and social media links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flick, Pinterest, etc.) using the form at https://docs.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/forms/d/1PSeAadIwrxCRByBzbwFgIJzNfnHugrOsMv6DAB0AEJ8/viewform. And then get socializing!

Who knows, you may make a new (virtual) friend, reconnect with old friends or make some new contacts.

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DGI and DC/SLA: Careers in Library Science Panel Discussion

DGI and DC/SLA: Careers in Library Science Panel Discussion

Are you a current MLS/MLIS student or a member of the Library community interested in exploring your career options? Join us for an evening of refreshments and a panel  discussion providing ideas and advice about careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Marie Kaddell of Lexis Nexis will speaking about “Different Hats For Federal Librarians”
  • Naomi House – editor and founder of INALJ will be speaking about her website
  • Michele Masias of the US Department of Justice will be speaking on successful job interviews

Attendees can also register to attend the event virtually via webinar. Specific webinar information will be sent to those attendees the day before the event.

When: Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036 or Virtually via webinar

Closest Metro Station:  Farragut West (Blue, Orange Lines) /Farragut North (Red line)

Price:  FREE

Register: Click Here To Register

Questions contact: Chris Vestal at vicepresident@dc.sla.org

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DC/SLA’s Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration – October 24, 2013

DC/SLA’s Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration – October 24, 2013

Our Volunteers have made 2013 another fabulous year for DC/SLA! It’s time we recognize them for all their hard work and celebrate how engaged our library community is!

Join us for DC/SLA’s Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration! Whether  you’re a new member, have been a member for years, or you’re considering joining, this is one event you won’t want to miss! Our committees and groups will be staffing tables providing attendees with info about all the amazing work they do and more information on how to get involved. Every DC/SLA volunteer in attendance will be recognized for their contributions. We’ll have plenty of food, alcohol, raffles, and prizes for attendees.

As an added bonus not only is the event FREE to EVERYONE but for the first time ever you’ll have a chance to learn about the DC/SLA Community by playing DC/SLA Family Feud. After we’ve had time to network we’ll host several rounds of DC/SLA Family Feud where teams of attendees work together for a chance to earn even more raffle tickets!

If you haven’t had a chance yet our DC/SLA Family Feud Survey is still Live! Take a few minutes to chime in on the survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dcfamilyfeud

When: Thursday, October 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Bloomberg BNA 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington VA

Closest Metro Station: Crystal City (Blue, YellowLines)

Price:  Free to Everyone!!

Register: http://dc.sla.org/events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=258 

Questions contact: Chris Vestal at vicepresident@dc.sla.org

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Meet the DC/SLA Candidates Happy Hour

Meet the DC/SLA Candidates Happy Hour

It’s election time again for DC/SLA and we want to give members a chance to meet the candidates for the DC/SLA Board. Please join us for our Meet the Candidates Happy Hour at Elephant and Castle!

When: Thursday, September 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Elephant and Castle 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (www.elephantcastle.com/dc_penn)

Closest Metro Station: Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) and Metro Center (Blue, Red & Orange)

Price: Free! Everyone pays their tab at the end of the night

Questions contact: Abi Morgan, Abigail.Morgan@occ.treas.gov

To RSVP, click here: http://dc.sla.org/events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=253

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Celebrate DC/SLA’s 75th Jubilee

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