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.

November 9 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

November's meeting is on Nov. 9, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

October 12 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

October's meeting is on Oct. 12, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

September 14 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

September's meeting is on Sept. 14, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $25.00

Date: September 14, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

August 10 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

August's meeting is on Aug 10, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: August 10, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

2017 Conference Recap

Miss the annual conference?  Couldn't get to Phoenix?  Were there just so many sessions you couldn't get to everything?  Then join us on Tuesday, August 8 for the annual SLA Annual Conference Recap, as members speak about the sessions they attended and their experiences at the conference and surviving the heat in Phoenix.  As a bonus this year we will also include conference recaps from AALL in Austin.

Price: $15.00

Date: August 8, 2017

Address:
Bloomberg BNA - Arlington
1801 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA
22202 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Wine: Learning to Love Your Palate

Come join us Sunday, July 30, at 1:00 p.m. for a class to explore your palate and what wines you are most likely to enjoy. You will then be asked: Why do you like the wine you like? Do you like the big California Cabernet because of the exuberant fruit, or are you loving the bold weight? Each response will lead down a different path of discovering wine, so a professional style of deconstruction can be a good thing!

Six wines will be sampled. The class starts at 1:00 p.m. and costs $20, which includes $10 of store credit (redeemable the day of the class). The class will be limited to 12 people and the $20 must be paid in advance through Event Espresso, or by check to the DC/SLA Chapter Treasurer.

If there is interest, we can meet for brunch at 11:45 at Brookland Pint (see brunch menu here)

Price: $20.00

Date: July 30, 2017

Address:
Wardman Wines
625 Monroe Street NE, Suite A7
Washington, DC
20017 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Nonfiction book club

Price: $0.00

Date: July 25, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

W Hotel POV rooftop bar happy hour

For all those stuck in town during the holiday weekend, come out to meet up at the W Hotel bar, the POV. It's supposed to have some of the best views in the city. The prices are kind of high and there is word of a dress code (see the link for details) but worth checking out at least once. I'll try and get there beforehand to grab a table. If you intend to go use the registration form below so I can get some kind of idea how many are coming.
I'm guessing not very many of us are working the next day so hope to see you there.

Jon Fiencke fiencke@hotmail.com

http://povrooftop.com/

515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Price: $

Date: July 3, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

SLA Annual Conference (Phoenix, AZ)

The SLA 2017 Annual Conference is the premier event for information professionals who want to develop essential skills, network with colleagues, explore noteworthy trends in knowledge and information management, and access leading information product and service providers at the INFO-EXPO.

Register here.

Early-Bird Registration ends 31 March 2017.

All pricing and registration details found on the SLA Annual Conference site.

Price: $295.00

Date: June 16, 2017

Address:
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ
85004
USA Map and Directions

GIS WORKSHOP

GIS Workshop with Samuel Russell
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June 6, 2017 - 6:30-8 pm.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Room 303.
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"Join Samuel Russell, recent graduate of Catholic University's Library and Information Science program, as he demonstrates GIS platforms for geographic-oriented data and data visualization. He will explore ArcGIS and Storymaps. These are technologies that use various sources of data in order to produce maps that represent said data in some way related to geography and location. ArcGIS and its StoryMaps are cloud-based tools - accessible through the browser. Samuel will walk us through some steps, maybe show off some of his own work, learn how to take knowledge in our libraries to create fun content to share with our users through the aid of Storymaps, and generally to encourage us, as librarians and information professionals, to embrace the art of life-long learning as it relates to GIS."
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This event is being hosted by the LIS Students at Catholic University's Library & Information Science program.
As a result, it is free. We do, however, encourage non-students who wish to attend to make a small donation ($6) to DC/SLA through this registration portal.
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PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PC, TABLET OR OTHER DEVICE SO THAT WE CAN GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH ArcGIS.
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Thank you.

Price: $0.00

Date: June 6, 2017

Address:
Catholic University
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC
20064 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 13

#Privacy Tools in Action!

Privacy Tools in Action!
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As Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the largest for-profit engines, applications and social media corporations gain ever greater access to our content and usage of the internet, there have also come into existence creative technologies and best practices that, if put into use, mitigate the view that these organizations have on our internet access.
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This event will bring together librarians, those who like to learn what is going on with the internet and anyone else just curious to look into various technologies built for devices of all sorts that are already available to buttress our digital privacy.
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To that end, we will have a round-table event, led by Jesse Lambertson (2017 DC/SLA President-Elect), a librarian for an academic institution in Washington, DC, wherein we will delve into those various available technologies, talk about which ones we prefer and to install some of them on our devices.
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Please bring whatever devices: laptops, tablets, chromebooks, phones etc... We will use the library's publicly accessible WiFi to take our digital privacy to the next level.
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Please consider a $10 donation to the DC Chapter of Special Library Association!
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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Jesse.
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Prefer e-mail: jesse(at)meta21st.com

Price: $0.00

Date: May 27, 2017

Address:
Mt Pleasant Public Library (DC)
3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC
20010
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 44

From Belize to Bali, Morocco to Madagascar, Oman to Ouagadougou: Tales of My Travel Adventures to 163 Countries

DC/SLA invites you to an evening reception and world cultural program at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1100 16th street NW, Washington, D.C.

Come to discover the wonders of world travel with Mary Berghaus Levering, librarian, educator, copyright lawyer and senior government executive while mingling with fellow DCSLA members and friends over drinks, hors d’oeuvres and typical Middle-Eastern food and dessert.  Please register at http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=437 by May 21, 2017.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) in Partnership with Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

 Present

From Belize to Bali, Morocco to Madagascar, Oman to Ouagadougou: Tales of My Travel Adventures to 163 Countries

May 23, 2017

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, 1100 16th Street NW, Washington DC

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Blane Dessy, President of DC/SLA

Said Shafik, Librarian at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

Speaker

 Mary Berghaus Levering

 Librarian, Copyright Lawyer, Senior Government Executive, Educator at Library of Congress (Retired)

Program

 5:30- 6:30 pm Refreshments, tour of the library and Oman Cultural Exhibit

 6:30 -7:30 pm Program Presentation

7:30- 7:55 pm Q & A Session

7:55 -8:00 pm Closing Remarks

Julia Leggett, International Relations Committee Chair, DC/SLA

Price: $25.00

Date: May 23, 2017

Address:
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th st, NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Learn the Art of Networking from a Career Coach

When looking to improve your career in today’s economy, standard advice is “network, network, network!” Research shows job openings are often found through weak ties: acquaintances you see every so often, but can open you up to their established networks, and so on . . .

Yet even the most confident cringe when thinking about networking. Despite doing everything right - tailoring your resume, researching the company, dressing well for the interview, and sending thank you notes - rejections as a result of an extremely competitive job market leave you wondering: "Do I have anything to offer?"

In her workshop "The Art of Networking," experienced career coach Diane Cohen will provide interactive exercises, feedback sessions – and a bit of laughter yoga thrown in -  that will make you feel more confident and empowered . If you are looking for a session that doesn’t rehash the same career advice, and you want hands-on experience practicing in a safe environment with your colleagues, we invite you to join us on May 18.

Sign-in, networking and refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Workshop: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Due to the interactive nature of this program, space is limited to 22 attendees.

Questions?  Please contact Laura Stein, laura.c.stein@gmail.com, or Lila Faulkner, lila.faulkner@usdoj.gov.

ABOUT DIANE L. COHEN - PCC, CPCC, MA

Diane L. Cohen, M.A., is a Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a facilitator with an academic background in the social sciences. She is the owner of Coaching2Connect. She loves coaching people who are making transitions in their work and personal lives. She became a coach in 1995 and received her coaching certification in 2010.  She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and received her PCC (Professional Certified Coach) ICF credential in 2016. She also belongs to the National Career Development Association and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network.

Price: $23.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Address:
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, D.C.
20006-5344
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Happy Hour at Bar Deco

Come join us for an informal mingle at Bar Deco, conveniently located downtown by the Verizon Center and Gallery Place and Judiciary Square Metro station. Variety of rotating Happy Hour specials, check their link for the latest updates. If you have any questions contact Jon Fiencke at fiencke@hotmail.com.

Bar Deco 717 6th St NW

https://www.bardecodc.com/#location

Price: $0.00

Date: May 16, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

May 11 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

May's meeting is on May 11, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club as we discuss Originals : how non-conformists move the world by Adam Grant

Price: $0.00

Date: April 25, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

April 13 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

April's meeting is on April 13, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 13, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Applying Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries on a Global Scale

The Washington D.C. Chapter of Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) and Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) invite to you attend an evening program entitled Applying Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries on a Global Scale.

In this program, you will learn about the latest research and development on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies to improve education and libraries on a global scale.

Speaker:  Harri Ketamo, a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow from Finland, is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board of HeadAI. A successful entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ experience as a researcher of learning sciences, data mining and artificial intelligence, he leads a team of scientists targeting global impact on increasing work productivity and promoting wellbeing. Working to develop cognitive artificial intelligence and teachable software robots, the company seeks to produce highly versatile bots that can automate various everyday intellect jobs. Before HeadAI, Ketamo founded SkillPixels, a global gamified elementary school for mobile and tablet users, ranked in the top five apps for kids in the App Store in more 70 countries. Some of his specific interests involve the future of libraries, and pulling printed books into the “Internet of Things.” He has worked on using artificial intelligence to index digitized libraries, building automatic key-wording and networks of relationships between books.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Drexel University Washington, DC Center, Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, N.W. DC

Evening Reception & Social Networking

6:00 – 6:30 PM

Opening Remarks & Introduction of the Speaker

6:30 – 6:45 PM

Lecture

6:45 – 7:30 PM

Q&A and Closing Remarks

7:30 – 8:00 PM

Registration is now open.  Space is limited.  Please register by Noon, Monday, April 10, 2017.  Contact Julia Leggett, Chair of International Relations Committee of DC/SLA by email at ircdcsla@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities at this event.  Thank you!

Price: $5.00

Date: April 11, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Computers in #Libraries

From the Computers in Libraries website:

"There are many excellent libraries as well as a myriad of innovative and engaging services in the information world these days. What strategies, learning, training, partnering, out-of- the-box thinking and borrowing from other industries will enable all libraries to be excellent in their communities?

Whether it’s building creative spaces with learning commons and makerspaces; engaging audiences in different ways with community managers and embedded librarians; advocating for learning and literacy in new and exciting ways; using new technologies to provide engaging services and apps; partnering with museums or chambers of commerce; Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology.

Computers in Libraries is a must-attend event and caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge while providing many exciting networking opportunities. Join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more. "

Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 28, 2017

Address:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
22202
United States Map and Directions

Washington Meets Washington

Washington Meets Washington! Join the Business Information Finders
(BIF) to talk about small business information resources.

Informal sharing (Seattle, WA & Washington, DC) of tips and
tricks and informational resources for small business exporters.A Seattle public librarian, EXIM business development staff, EXIM librarians, other interested information pros, other agencies interested in small business export promotion. We will be meeting in person at EXIM Bank HQ and on teleconference with Seattle.

Across the street from McPherson Square Metro station, White House/
Vt. Ave. exit; between 15th & 14th Sts. NW and H & I (Eye) Sts. NW

We’ll have snacks. Bring your own coffee, soda, etc. Please arrive
promptly and bring a photo ID.

Please register by emailing Katie Kane at Katherine.kane@exim.gov by
March 21st.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: March 23, 2017

Address:
Ex-Im Bank
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20571 Map and Directions