Washington, DC Chapter

Complete Event List (2011-Present)

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This page shows all of the DC/SLA events created since 2011, sorted to show the most recent (or future) event first.

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (except for June and July when there are no meetings). Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:

MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/774785581
Phone:  (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 774-785-581

Price: Free Event

Date: May 7, 2015

Address:
MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA
22209 Map and Directions

TED Talks Curated by DC/SLA Past Presidents

Join DC/SLA for information gleaned via TED Talks selected by DC/SLA Past Presidents.  Lots of valuable insights, time for thoughtful questions.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30

Program from 6:30 p.m.

Location: Venable LLP’s 6th floor  location, 575 7th  St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

(Rosa Mexicana is on ground floor of this building)

METRO:  Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red, Yellow & Green Lines

Price: $10.00

Date: May 5, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club to discuss David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.

The discussion will take place Wed., April 29 at Zorba's near the Dupont Circle metro on the red line.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 29, 2015

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Library Leaders Summit: Making An Impact & Proving Value

The 2015 Library Leaders Summit is an interactive, intimate experience for senior managers and leaders.  This 2-day summit allows library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect and network with colleagues.

The theme of this year’s summit is Making an Impact & Proving Value.  Assessing and communicating value continue to be challenging for all library leaders and decision makers. Traditional input and output performance measures no longer provide sufficient understanding, if they ever did, of how to determine and communicate the value of our libraries to the funding stakeholders in our communities, campuses, corporations, and governments.

This year's Summit will be held at the Washington Hilton.  For more information, and to register, see: http://www.librarysummit.com/DC2015/

SLA is a learning partner for this event.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 27, 2015

Computers In Libraries conference

Libraries are all about communities, about bringing people and resources together for learning, growing and entertainment; synching up for success!  Computers in Libraries 2015 continues a long tradition of looking at emerging technologies, hearing from bleeding edge practitioners, and sharing case studies of innovative libraries, and insights from information industry leaders and watchers. Programming is practical so participants can apply what they learn at the conference directly within their communities.

SLA is a learning partner for this exciting conference.  Join CiL this April in DC and celebrate 30 years of library success!

To find out more, go to: http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2015/

Price: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2015

Free Minds Write Night

Free_Minds_logoThe Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop - recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post for its phenomenal work with incarcerated young adults - uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

Join DC SLA members at a Free Minds monthly Write Night, where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Reentry Support members home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers!

When: April 21, from 6-8 pm

Where: Funger Hall at George Washington University, Room FNGR 108, 2121 I St NW, WDC, 20052.

Check out the Washington Post article here: How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail

Price: Free Event

Date: April 21, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Mount Vernon: A Courtesy Call at the Home of the Commander-in-Chief (April)

Click here for a charming interactive map of the Estate

MountVernonhttp://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/map-of-the-estate-gardens/#

Join the Military Libraries Group as they go on a Special Visit to Mount Vernon on Saturday, Apr 18, 2015. Meet at 10:15 am at the new Visitors Center near the delightful statues of Martha and George with the Grandchildren. Spring is a beautiful time at Mount Vernon.

If you have not visited Mount Vernon in a few years, you are in for a treat as our Guide takes us through the new Center, a tour of the Mansion (including the third floor!), the various colonial era buildings and beautiful gardens. We will pay our respects and complete our visit with a Wreath Laying at the Tomb of George Washington.

WHO: All Members of DC/SLA

WHAT: Special Tour of Mount Vernon – A Courtesy a the Home of the Commander-in-Chief

WHERE: Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA (Your name will be on the list; look for MLG Member by the Ticket Office to confirm; then proceed to Visitors Ctr)

WHEN: Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 (Final day of National Library Week) @ 10:15 am

HOW: Transportation Options: Biking, Boat, Bus, or Car

http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/directions-parking-transportation/

COST: $18.00 per person (NOT available for 75th Jubilee VIP Discount) Adult rate only.

TOUR LIMIT: 25 Your guests are welcome, too.

DRESS: Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate gear

LUNCH: Food Court and Gift Shop after the Special Tour

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/QUESTIONS: Contact Sharon Lenius, leniussa@gmail.com

Price: $18.00

Date: April 18, 2015

Available Spaces: 18

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board Meetings usually occur the first Thursday of every month, but due to a scheduling conflict, the April Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 1st from 6-8pm. Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:

MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/636158989
Phone: (408) 650-3123
Access Code:636-158-989

Price: Free Event

Date: April 1, 2015

Address:
MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA
22209 Map and Directions

Skills Gaps - What's an Info Pro To Do?

SkillsGapJoin the DC/SLA special 75th Jubilee Program and learn “What an Info Pro CAN do” about overcoming SKILLS GAPS.  A panel of experts representing area LIS, iSchools and SLA will suggest some new techniques, special certificate programs and more. Remember, Professional Development is your key to success as an Info Pro.

SPEAKERS:  Dr. Diane Barlow, UMD iSchool; Dr. Denise Agosto, Drexel Univ, iSchool, the College of Info Science & Technology; Mr. David Shumaker, Catholic University of America, Dept of Library and Info Science; and Mr. Everett Woods, SLA – Click University.

Location:   Drexel University, Washington DC Office (Lafayette Towers, 801 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006)

Nearest METRO: Farragut West – Blue, Orange & Silver lines, Farragut North – Red line.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30, Program from 6:30 p.m on.

Price: $15.00

Date: March 31, 2015

Address:
Drexel University, D.C. Office
801 17th St., NW
Washington, DC
20006 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Library of Congress Lunchtime Tour of Foreign Language Collections, Part 2

Friday, March 27, 12:30-1:30 pm: Visit the foreign language reading rooms at the Library of Congress, Part II: Hispanic and European Language Collections and Reading Rooms.  

You are cordially invited to join DC/SLA International Relations Committee members for a special lunch time tour of the foreign language collections at the Library of Congress. Foreign area studies specialists will be onsite to guide the tour with their insights and anecdotes about the Hispanic and European collections in the Library of Congress. Be sure to enter the Jefferson Building, the oldest of the Library's three buildings. The Jefferson has a dome, and is next to the Supreme Court.

Hispanic Reading Room: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.    The Hispanic Reading Room serves as the primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S., and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.  The tour will be led by Juan M. Perez, Acting Head of the Hispanic Reading Room, Library of Congress.

European Reading Room: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The European Reading Room is the primary public access point for readers and researchers seeking to use the vast European collections of the Library of Congress, including those from Russian-speaking areas of Asia. The reading room is staffed by reference librarians and area specialists from the European Division, who offer in-depth reference assistance and work with other Library of Congress units in developing collections that meet the research needs of a varied constituency.  The tour will be led by Grant Harris, Head of the European Reading Room.

Meet at the Hispanic Reading Room, LJ240, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress at 12:30 p.m.,  Friday, March 27th, 2015.

The program is free, but space is limited.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible by email at irc.dcsla@gmail.com.

 

Maps: Getting Around the Library of Congress

Directions to the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/

Campus Map of the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/maps-and-floor-plans/campus-map/

Price: Free Event

Date: March 27, 2015

Address:
Library of Congress - Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
20540 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Happy Hour Capitol City Brewing Company

Happy Hour at Capitol City Brewing Company Wednesday March 25th. Starting at 5, we should be there until at least 730.

1100 New York Avenue Northwest, corner of 11th and H Street

Washington, DC 20005

Happy Hour Specials:

$3.50 beer pints, $4 house wines, $5 select appetizers.

http://www.capcitybrew.com/

Please use the online registration form so we can have an idea of how many people are showing up. Also, please bring cash so we can easily divide up the bill at the end.

Let me know if you have any questions. Jon Fiencke, fiencke@hotmail.com

Hope to see you all there!

Price: Free Event

Date: March 25, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Job Search Workshop: Writing Job-Winning Resumes & Giving Great Interviews!

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2013, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drexel University Washington DC Office and Webinar

Entering or re-entering the job market soon?  Looking for a new or better job?  The SLA Maryland Chapter is pleased to again be hosting its popular Job Search Workshop.  This year’s Workshop will be a back-to-basics review of employment fundamentals: resume writing and interviewing!

It’s no secret that a well-written resume is essential for standing out from the pack – no matter if it is for your first foray into the job market or to land that dream job you’ve spent your professional career preparing for.  Whatever your situation, you’ve got to get your foot in the door first!  Getting the job comes next, after going through interviews and sometimes follow-up interviews.  As with every skill you've ever learned, you have to learn the interview technique and then practice, practice, practice.  During this half-day workshop seasoned information professionals will share winning strategies, provide individualized reviews of resumes and offer tips on how to perfect your interviewing technique.   Register today for this free Workshop so that you can be prepared, self-confident and in top shape to tackle today's competitive work environment!  Register here.

Participate Onsite, Online, or Sign up for a post-Workshop resume review! 

Register here to participate  

*Note:  If you are an expert willing to help job seekers, please add your name to the list  to provide resume reviews that day or in the future.

 

Program

10:00    Coffee & Register

10:30    Speakers

11:15    Resume Reviews

12:30    Networking & Lunch on the rooftop overlooking our Nation’s Capital!

Questions?  Contact: Nancy Faget at: zemogogog@yahoo.com

Special thanks to these organizations helping to support the Workshop

Maryland SLA

DCLA

DC/SLA Chapter

Drexel University: College of Computing and Informatics

 

Register here to participate  

 

Price: Free Event

Date: March 21, 2015

Address:
Drexel University, D.C. Office
801 17th St., NW
Washington, DC
20006 Map and Directions

CANCELLED - 75th Anniversary Showing of the Grapes of Wrath (FREE!)

GrapesOfWrathTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join in the 75th Celebration of the award winning film “Grapes of Wrath” (1940) by joining DC/SLAers at  the Packard Campus Theater of the National AV Conservation Center of the Library of Congress in  Culpeper, VA for a FREE showing.

Carpool from the Vienna METRO, South Side, at the end of the Orange Line for 10 a.m. pick up or take an early spring drive thru the “greening” Virginia countryside.  Tour Culpeper's Davis Street area for shopping and lunch at "It's About Thyme" at noon.

Showing starts at 2 pm at the Library of Congress's AV Conservation Center and Packard Theater (Library of Congress, Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road).  Running time: 129 minutes.

More Info @ http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/location.html

Register NOW!  Questions?   Contact Sharon Lenius at   leniussa@gmail.com

 

Price: Free Event

Date: March 14, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (except for June and July when there are no meetings). Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:

MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn

GoToMeeting link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/499529085

You can also dial in using your phone:
+1 (805) 309-0012
Access Code:499-529-085

Price: Free Event

Date: March 5, 2015

Library of Congress Lunchtime Tour of Foreign Language Collections

You are cordially invited to join DC/SLA International Relations Committee members for a special lunch time tour of the foreign language collections at the Library of Congress.

Visit the foreign language reading rooms at the Library of Congress Part I: Asian, African & Middle East Language Collections and Reading Rooms. Foreign area studies specialists will be onsite to guide the tour with their insights and anecdotes about the collections from Africa, Asia and the Middle East in the Library of Congress.

Meet at the African & Middle East Reading Room, LJ220, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress at 12:30 p.m.

The program is free, but space is limited.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible by email at irc.dcsla@gmail.com.

 

Program:

African & Middle East Reading Room: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.    The African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) was created in 1978 as part of a general Library of Congress reorganization. For AMED it combined three sections -- African, Hebraic, and Near East, which cover 77 countries and regions from Southern Africa to the Maghreb and from the Middle East to Central Asia.  Each section plays a vital role in the Library's acquisitions program; offers expert reference and bibliographic services to the Congress and researchers in this country and abroad; develops projects, special events, and publications; and cooperates and participates with other institutions and scholarly and professional associations in the US and abroad.

Asian Reading Room: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Asian Reading Room is the primary public access point for researchers seeking to use the Asian collections of the Library of Congress in the many languages of Asia. The reading room covers the area from the South Asian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. With over 3 million books, periodicals and newspapers, a large number of manuscripts, and electronic media, the collections are the most comprehensive sources of Asian language materials outside of Asia. Area Specialists and Reference Librarians provide in-depth reference assistance on questions concerning Asia.

Maps: Getting Around the Library of Congress

Directions to the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/

Campus Map of the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/maps-and-floor-plans/campus-map/

Price: Free Event

Date: February 27, 2015

Address:
Library of Congress - Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
20540 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Silver Spring SLA DC and MD Chapter Joint Happy Hour

Silver Spring SLA DC and MD chapter joint happy hour

Wednesday February 25th starting at 5:15, we'll be there until at least 7:30

McGinty's Public House
911 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910

http://www.mcgintyspublichouse.com
near Silver Spring Metro and Silver Spring MARC, near Regal Majestic movie theatre

Happy Hour specials: $4 margaritas and martinis, $3.50 house wine $3 Yuengling and Shocktop $5 food menu

Please use the online registration form to RSVP so we can have an idea about how many people are coming.

Let me know if you have any questions at fiencke@hotmail.com

Jon Fiencke

 

 

Price: Free Event

Date: February 25, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

BIF dine around at Heavy Seas in Arlington

Business Information Finders (BIF) is hosting a dine-around at Heavy Seas in Arlington.  It's an Alehouse walking distance of the Rosslyn Metro (about 4 blocks).  There are lots of options for vegetarians, fans of pub grub, wine lovers, some cocktails too.

We welcome new and old members and other interested people from DC/SLA.  We'll be  brainstorming directions for BIF in 2015 and sharing about our libraries’ issues, upcoming projects, overall welfare in the new year.  The agenda is very open and suggestions are welcome.

If you have ideas for future meetings, or something you want to discuss at this meeting, please let us know when you RSVP.  Thanks!

So come out and have fun!

Please RSVP to peggy.braly@exim.gov

Heavy Seas Alehouse

1501 Wilson Blvd (at corners of N. Oak & 18th St N)
Arlington, Virginia 22209

http://heavyseasalehouse.com/arlington/dinner-menu/

Price: Free Event

Date: February 17, 2015

DC/SLA 2015 Kickoff

Join us on Wednesday, February 11th  from 6:00-8:00pm at the Cleveland Park Library to kick off a year of programs that will help members reflect, relax, connect, grow, and move forward with purpose.

Catch up with colleagues, network, and learn about:
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  • Ways you can leverage your DC/SLA membership
  • Volunteer opportunities available
  • Events the chapter will hold throughout the year
  • Plans for the chapter's 75th anniversary
  • Takeaways from Leadership Summit
  • And more!

There will also be time for members to ask questions and provide input on chapter activities.

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided.

Please register below.

Questions? Send an email to events@dc.sla.org

Price: Free Event

Date: February 11, 2015

Address:
Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
20008 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (except for June and July when there are no meetings).  Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:
MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 509
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn

GoToMeeting link:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/692581565

You can also dial in using your phone:
+1 (773) 945-1032
Access Code:692-581-565

Price: Free Event

Date: February 5, 2015

Address:
MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA
22209 Map and Directions

SLA Leadership Summit Welcome Reception

The SLA Maryland Chapter has extended an invitation to all SLA members for the Leadership Summit Welcome Reception on Thursday, January 22 in Baltimore. DC/SLA is co-sponsoring this event. If you are signed up to attend the Summit, the reception is of no charge to you and there is no need to register. If you are not signed up for the Summit but would like the chance to network with Summit attendees and SLA leaders, please see: http://maryland.sla.org/2015/01/05/invitation-to-leadership-summit-welcome-reception/

Hope to see you there!

Deena Adelman
DC/SLA President

Price: Free Event

Date: January 22, 2015

Address:
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD
21202 Map and Directions