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DC/SLA Career Happy Hour

DC/SLA Career Happy Hour

The DC/SLA Employment and Career Resources Committee invites members interested in seeking/giving career advice or making connections to a happy hour at Hamburger Hamlet in Crystal City. This is an unstructured happy hour but attendees are encouraged to exchange business cards and resumes.

When: Wednesday, August 21, 5:30-7:30 pm (drink and appetizer specials until 7 pm)

Where: Hamburger Hamlet, 1750 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202. We will have a reserved section.

Metro/Parking: Free garage parking at Crystal City Shops after 4 pm. Underground walk from garage and Crystal City Metro.

Price: Everyone pays his/her own tab.

Questions: employment@dc.sla.org

More Info:  Click Here

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Pre-Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour with the SLA President Deb Hunt

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour with the SLA President Deb Hunt

Join DC/SLA for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo for an evening of networking over drinks at our Happy Hour with SLA President Deb Hunt!

We’ll be gathering at Ceiba (http://www.ceibarestaurant.com/ceiba.html) around 5pm and we’ll be there until at least 8pm.

Registration is free, everyone pays their own tab at the end of the night

When: Wednesday, May 1, 5pm-8pm

Location: Ceiba 701 14th St, NW Washington, DC 20006

Closest Metro Station:  Metro Center (Blue, Orange and Red Lines)

Price:  Free!

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

More info: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=229

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Expand Your Career Potential!

Expand Your Career Potential!

The Washington D.C. SLA Chapter presents: “Expand Your Career Potential” featuringSLA President Deb Hunt. Sponsored by LexisNexis.

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Having the right skills is everything in today’s very tight job market.  How can you know which skills are in the greatest demand and how can you acquire the new skills you need for career advancement?

“Expand Your Career Potential” is the first in a series of workshops on career development for librarians and information professionals.  Together with longstanding SLA member and co-instructor, David Grossman, Deb Hunt will teach librarians and information professionals about the 33 hottest skills they need to master to jumpstart their next career move.  The workshop also provides sound, practical advice on six ways to acquire those most sought after and essential skills.  Participants will construct a customized “road map” plan to achieve their personal objectives.

You will learn how to:

  • Conduct a self-assessment of your current skillset
  • Leverage your existing skills to move to the next level in your career
  • Acquire 33 essential skills for career growth
  • Plan and jump-start your next career move
  • Develop YOUR own personalized road map for career advancement

This 90 minute presentation is designed to help you broaden your existing skillset and construct a plan to attain new levels of expertise, employment, compensation and career satisfaction. Read more to get information about the presenters and what people are saying about these workshops.

You can sign up to attend this session live at LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036, or you can sign up  to participate via webinar.

When: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00pm-8pm

6:00 to 6:30 pm Networking

6:30 to 8:00 pm Presentation

Location: LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036

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

Price:  Student/Members in Transition/Retired: $20

General Admisstion: $30

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

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Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act!

Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act!

Whether we’re covering the reference desk, working with IT staff, justifying our budgets/services to decision makers, or doing some kind of outreach let’s face it strong creative communication skills are essential.

 Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act! This two hour class with Theatre Lab, a local nonprofit school for the dramatic arts, will help you refine your communication skills via improv and creativity exercises. You’ll get a chance to get to know your fellow DC/SLA members better after a series of networking exercises.

Sign up fast seats in this interactive workshop are extremely limited!

Date:  January 23 2013 7pm to 9pm

Location:  Theatre Lab 733 8th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20001

Closest Metro Station:  Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow lines)

Price:  $30 – 40% discount off normal registration price!

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

More information about Theatre Lab from their website:  http://www.theatrelab.org/about.asp

“At Theatre Lab I’ve become so much more outgoing and confident—not just on the stage but in everyday life.”

“Founded in 1992, The Theatre Lab is Washington, D.C.’s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts. Our mission is to transform lives through theatre. We work to make the real-life benefits of theatre training accessible to all regardless of age, income, or experience level.” (http://www.theatrelab.org/about.asp)

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Celebrate the holidays with DC/SLA!

Celebrate the holidays with DC/SLA!

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, we’ll thank the 2012 Board for their service to the chapter and welcome the 2013 Board.

To share the holiday spirit with those less fortunate, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items, to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. View their list of most wanted items, for ideas. Canned goods, boxed items or plastic bottles are best; no glass please!

We are grateful for our event sponsors:

Leadership Directories:  Looking for decision-makers? Leadership Directories researches contact and biographical data for hundreds of thousands of thought leaders in America – with emails, phone numbers, addresses, background information and much more. Leadership Directories builds web-based directories with in-depth organization profiles and verified contact information from companies, government agencies, Congressional offices, law firms, news media outlets, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits.

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DATE:  Tuesday, December 11, 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)
1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
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