This program will showcase the many hidden gems within the Military Libraries sphere that are accessible to the public. In the morning, Military Reference is featured as info pros reveal places and spaces that are unique to the Military Community. The afternoon session provides insight into various research resources of the military as well as some of the Federal Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) partners. It will be a day of "Military Alphabet Soup" ..... with explanations!
When: Thursday, December 11, 9am-4pm
Location: Library of Congress - Madison Building, Dining Room A (Closest Metro: Capitol South)
Price: $25 (includes Continental Breakfast and refreshments during 2 breaks)
Registration: Coming soon!
Date: December 11, 2014
Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540 Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions
The DC/SLA Employment and Career Resources Committee invites members interested in seeking/giving career advice or making connections to a happy hour at Science Club in the Farragut/Dupont area. This is an unstructured happy hour but attendees are encouraged to exchange business cards and resumes.
Enjoy a day out in Fredericksburg with a personalized flashback to the Civil War through the words of Medal of Honor Winner Lt. Charles A. Clark at the Battle of Second Fredericksburg. We have chartered a trolley to visit some of the spots where Clark recounted his experiences and observations.
We invite all to join us for a coffee and doughnuts "tailgate" followed by a 3 1/2 hour tour. You will have the rest of the day to continue your exploration.
Our guide, Tom Glad, a military librarian himself, has a family copy of Clark’s diary transcribed by his father, but not available in print or online. He will incorporate Clark's words as we follow in his footsteps. As a bonus, Tom is providing us with a takeaway with some illustrated excerpts.
Where: Meet at the municipal parking lot at the intersection of Sophia Street and George Street where you can park at no charge (about an hour south of the DC area, traffic permitting). Other Free Parking within walking distance of the historic area.
When: Saturday morning, 4 October 2014
Meet and greet and have coffee and doughnuts between 8 and 8:45 AM
Board the trolley and depart promptly at 9 on our customized tour
SLA NY and the Solo Librarians Division is pleased to present a webinar with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (sieralearn.com). Registration is now open, please see the event details and registration URL below. Since DC/SLA is co-sponsoring this series, DC/SLA members have the opportunity to register for $5.
Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)
Presented by: Pat Wagner
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5 to 6 pm ET
Are you trying to decide if the situation at work is serious enough to start your job-hunt, or are you a member of a department with questions about a co-worker’s chronic negative behaviors? The stereotypical “dysfunctional workplace” is about what people say and do every day, and how words and behaviors impact others. From chronic headaches to feelings of benign contempt towards the people in charge, learn the flags that might indicate change is warranted.
- Introduction: The Line In The Sand: Take Responsibility For Your Life
- The Key Idea: Why Leaving Can Be The Better Choice For You And Your Workplace
- Why It Is Not Just About Them: How Do Good People Become Toxic?
- Fifteen Reasons: Do You Recognize Yourself In Any Of These Examples?
- Which Reasons Are Most Critical?
- Prepare An Exit Strategy
- How To Keep From Bringing Old Habits To The New Job
- Identify specific behaviors that might need addressing in co-workers.
- Evaluate your own impact on your workplace culture.
- Establish a plan: Always looking for your next workplace.
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.
$5 - Members of Solo Division and SLA NY
$5 - Members of DC, New England, Illinois and Georgia Chapters and Leadership and Management Division
$10 - SLA Members
$20 - Non-members
Register in two easy steps:
1. Register and pay the webinar fee using your credit card or Paypal account at: http://slanypublications.org/event-registration/?ee=5
2. You must then reserve your space at the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation email.
Can't make it in person? All paid registrants will receive the webinar recording.
Send any questions to Solo Division Past Chair Tom Nielsen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And mark your calendar for the next webinar:
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5 to 6 pm ET
Solo Project Management: When You are the Whole Team
DC/SLA welcomes seasoned, new, and prospective members to our Chapter Open House and Volunteer Celebration on September 16th at National Geographic. We will recognize the hard work of chapter volunteers, learn about committees through 60-second presentations, and hear special guest SLA President-Elect Jill Strand speak! The Member of the Year Award and Leadership Summit Stipend Award will also be presented.
So come join in on the drinks, food, and fun!
When: Tuesday, September 16th, 6-8 pm. The awards, talk by Jill Strand, and presentation portion of the program will start at 6:30. There will be an optional tour of the National Geographic Society's original Headquarters building, Hubbard Hall, at the end of the evening, around 7:30.
Where: National Geographic Library: 1145 17th St. NW, Washington DC 20036. The closest entrance to the library is off of 16th St. but attendees coming from the metro will find it quicker to enter at 17th St.
Entrance 1. Closest to metro (Farragut North/West): Walk to 1145 17th St. entrance (see NG Store on the south corner). Head through the building and into the courtyard, and into the next building with the Mars rover exhibit sign. Walk to the left past the rovers, and go up the hall past the box office and restrooms, up the steps and past the library to the 16th st lobby, where the registration table will be set up.
Entrance 2. Enter from the M St. courtyard entrance, on M. St. between 16 and 17. Walk into the building on the left, with the Mars rover exhibit sign. Walk to the left past the rovers, and go up the hall past the box office and restrooms, up the steps, past the library to the 16th st lobby, where the registration table will be set up.
Entrance 3. Enter through the 1146 16th St. entrance, and go directly to the registration table.
Create your own future individually, organizationally, and in your profession!
DC/SLA invites all librarians and information professionals to an inspiring and insightful session designed to lead participants to determine the next crucial steps in their careers. Bruce Rosenstein, author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, will lead a panel of veteran librarians who have stayed in demand and shaped the futures of their organizations. The discussion will help you organize your ideas, develop a plan, and take action to build a lasting and fulfilling career. Don’t leave your future to chance! Start today to make the most of your present and create the future.
Featured on the panel are:
MODERATOR – Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor, Leader to Leader; and author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way
Dr. Neal Kaske, Library Director, NOAA Central & Regional Libraries
Michele Masias, Chief Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
Kristin Vajs, Chief Librarian, Research Library, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
6:00 – 6:30 pm / Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 8:00 pm / Panel Discussion & Q & A
WHERE: Jenner & Block; 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC.
Metro Station: Metro Center (Blue, Red & Orange Lines). Public Parking: 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Parking Garage is located on 11th Street – Cost is $7.00 with 5 pm entry (Garage closes at 11 pm)
PRICE: Student and Unemployed: $10; DC/SLA Members: $15; Nonmembers: $20
REGISTRATION: Advance registration required by Friday, September 5.
Join us on Monday, July 14 for the SLA Annual Conference Recap, as members speak about the sessions they attended and their experiences at the conference in Vancouver, BC. You will also have the opportunity to meet SLA President-Elect candidates Jim DelRosso and Tom Rink. The presentation portion of this event is also being offered virtually (see below).
This event is sponsored by Safari Books Online.
At the event you will learn about:
SLA President-Elect candidates' visions for SLA (Jim DelRosso and Tom Rink)
SLA Competencies document (Anne Caputo)
"How NOT to Run a Meeting; Facilitation Skills 101 for Librarians" (Sharon Lenius)
"Borderless CI: Researching International Intelligence" (Barbie Keiser)
"Information Alchemy: Adding Value Where It Counts" (Chris Vestal)
Opening keynote speech, open access publishing, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Closing Session (Richard Huffine)
When: Monday July 14, 2014, 5:30pm-8pm (6:45-8 for virtual attendees)
5:30-6:30 Drinks and appetizers on the roof terrace (great views of the White House and Capitol Building!)
6:45-8 Presentations in Drexel's conference room (Suite 420) and via webinar
Where: Drexel University's DC Office, 801 17th St. NW, Roof Terrace and Suite 420
Closest metro stations: Farragut West and Farragut North
Cost: $10 DC/SLA members; $15 Non-members; Free for virtual attendees
Registration: Please register below for the on-site event by Wednesday, July 9th. Space is limited!