Have you ever left an interview wishing you had answered the questions more effectively? Could you have approached a promotion discussion in a different way? How did you prepare for the interview? Using the techniques presented in this interactive workshop, you will strengthen your answers to interview questions and help prepare for questions you’re likely to be asked. How? Through practice!
On February 27, DC/SLA member Susan Antos, an expert in training and human resources, will hold an interview workshop designed to hone your skill in answering questions. Come with your resume and a willingness to answer questions!
About Susan Antos
Susan Antos is a librarian and a training and human resources professional. She has offered interviewing skills workshops for applicants and interviewers, and has coached individuals, to hone their skills. Most recently, she has offered her workshop “Interview Skills that Win Jobs” at the Takoma Park Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library and for the Washington, DC Chapter of Dress for Success. From May 2011 to June 2013, she worked with over 800 unemployed workshop attendees through the Virginia Workforce Center.
Susan has worked in the training and human resources field in banking and higher education. Using her experience and transferring her skills, she earned her MSLIS from Catholic University and transitioned into a career as an association librarian. In 2013, Ms. Antos relocated from Fredericksburg. VA to Washington, DC. As of December 2014, she has been on assignment for the LAC Group as a Research Librarian at the International Monetary Fund.
Saturday, February 27, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9:00-9:30 / Networking & Refreshments
9:30-11:30 / Interview Workshop
11:30-12:00/ Q & A
Location: Drexel University - Washington, DC Office, Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
Metro Stations: Farragut West (Blue, Silver & Orange Lines) and Farragut North (Red).
Advance registration required by Tuesday, February 23.
Registration is now open for the DC/SLA HolidayParty and Annual Meeting!
Join us on December 15th as we celebrate the end of another great year! Catch up with colleagues, make new connections, and enjoy great food and drink at Front Page. We will also have a brief business meeting to summarize DC/SLA's achievements this year, recognize the 2015 Board, present awards, and look ahead to the new year and new board.
DATE: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meeting/Presentation portion will start at approximately 7:00pm
LOCATION: Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Metro: Dupont Circle
Retired/Student/Unemployed members: $10; Other SLA members* $15; Non-members $25
Free DoubleTree Hotel Shuttle from Pentagon Metro Stop (Blue/Yellow line) at bus stop near Ritz Carlton
Please register below to meet with outstanding representatives from library product industries! Not everyone can attend an annual conference. This grouping of exhibitors, all with expertise working with the Federal government and commercial customers, is aimed at interested information professionals and the library community in general.
IEEE Xplore Digital Library WT Cox Subscriptions and Information Services Peterson’s Recorded Books
IHS ProQuest Elsevier Gale Cengage Learning Safari Books Online Lynda.com EBSCO LexisNexis East View
Copyright Clearance Center Mango Languages EOS International TEI Landmark Audio Morningstar
Assoc of Computing Machinery (ACM) Thomson Reuters Taylor & Francis Boopsie Deep Web Technologies Bloomberg BNA Blackstone Audio
PTFS SAGE Transparent Language COMEX Systems Baker & Taylor Gaylord Archival Newsbank ICE Publishing IGI-Global
DC/SLA has been selected as the first chapter to try SLA Connect, the new community for communication and collaboration. Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, December 2nd, 11am-12pm EST to learn more about this resource.
THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED, AND REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE REFUNDED.
You are invited to attend a special presentation sponsored by the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA: "The Louisiana Maneuvers: A Nation Prepares for War" on Thursday, Nov 19th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Drexel University facility in Washington, DC.
It has been nearly 75 years since the United States Army began a special call up of the National Guard for The Louisiana Maneuvers. This field exercise began a new method in command structure and cooperation between the regular Army and the National Guard located in every state but answering to the state governor. The Maneuvers began with a "table top exercise" demonstrating the relationship of units. General Marshal and General McNair both believed that we could not fight the last war, WW l all over again. New training doctrine was needed.
The program will be presented by LTC Sharon Lacey, formerly of the US Army Center for Military History.
COST: $10 per person - all attendees
LOCATION: Drexel University in DC, 801 17th Street, N.W.
METRO: Farragut West on Blue, Orange and Silver Lines (take 17th St Exit)
Beyond the Job Description: What traits do employers value?
To get a job or advance in your career, you must go beyond just meeting the job qualifications. You must also exhibit the soft skills (less tangible skills such as conflict resolution) employers want to see in their employees. Employers want the best of both worlds: an employee who is not only proficient in the job functions, but also has the qualities (such as reliability or initiative) to be outstanding.
Come hear our panel of experts discuss the traits they value. They will discuss the qualities that, in their work environments, can turn a potentially good employee into an exceptional one. They will also address how a job candidate can demonstrate those skills during the hiring process.
Whether you are trying to get a job, keep a job, get promoted, or have a more successful career, you will benefit from hearing about the skills you need to thrive in your career.
Webinar: Custom Information Solutions at the National Institutes of Health Speaker: James King, Chief/Information Resources and Services Branch Date/Time: Friday November 13 2015, 12-1 pm (ET) Charge: FREE
This webinar is hosted by the IT Division and cosponsored by the Washington DC Chapter.
In response to the changing needs at NIH, the Library’s Informationist service has been expanded into several non-traditional areas including bioinformatics, data services, bibliometrics and custom information solutions. This webinar explores the development of the custom information solutions service that offers digitization, technical consulting services, web development, database architecture, and taxonomy development for research groups at NIH.
James King, the speaker of the webinar, is an active IT Division and Washington DC Chapter member, as well as the 2015 SLA Chapter Cabinet Chair of the Board of the Director. James will lead the insider (virtual) tour of the NIH Library that showcases the development of the custom information solutions service for research groups at NIH.
The SLA New York Chapter and Solo Librarians Division are pleased to present our final 2015 webinar with Pat Wagner of SIERA (sieralearn.com), generously co-sponsored by nine other units (Thank you!). Registration is now open and details are below.
How to Manage Your Local Node In A Global Workplace
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET
You might live in Florida and commute to Georgia, but your work team is spread over the entire planet. If bosses, co-workers, employees, customers, and vendors live in different times zones, speak different languages, and need to communicate with different equipment and protocols, what does it mean to manage relationships and resources?
Introduction: The Communication Overhead Of Working At A Distance
The Key Idea: Even Small Enterprises Need More And Better Communication
Who Makes Decisions For The Entire Worknet, And How?
How To Establish Rapport And Goodwill
What Are The Expectations Of The Other Person And Their Office Or Team?
Evaluate Communication, Particularly During Project Deadlines: Is This Working?
Evaluate Technology At Least Once A Year: Is Everyone Upgrading Together?
Improve productivity among virtual co-workers
Coordinate communication to lower management costs.
Build positive workplace relationships even at a distance.
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 Co-sponsoring Units:
- Divisions: Leadership and Management and Petroleum and Energy Resources;
- Chapters: Alabama, DC, Hudson Valley, Michigan, North Carolina, New England and San Francisco
$10 - SLA Members
$20 - Non-members
Please join us for the first meeting of the SharePoint (or other CMS) Networking Interest Group. This is an opportunity for you to meet other DC SLA members and information professionals with a common interest, to share information, and gain knowledge.
The meeting will take place on:
Thursday, November 5, 6:00-7:00pm.
1150 Eighteenth Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Anyone who currently uses or plans to use SharePoint or any other content management system, has an interest in CMSs, or likes to learn about other libraries’ practices/services should plan to attend the meeting. All are welcome. There’s no need to have experience in or knowledge of this area. Lexis has kindly offered us the use of their conference room for this informal get-together. Internet access is available so please feel free to bring/show examples of what you're doing or pass around information. It's not required, but the option is there.
What’s SharePoint? Microsoft SharePoint is a widely adopted online platform that helps you share work, manage documents, organize projects, build apps and websites, collaborate online, and share resources.
The meeting is free to all DC/SLA members.
Please RSVP or register if you plan to attend.
Would you like to meet other librarians that share your interest? Please contact Lila Faulkner, Co-Chair, Career Development Committee (US DOJ, Law Librarian, Lila.Faulkner@usdoj.gov).
The Ex-Im Bank Research Library & Archives is presenting a very special program on Monday, October 19, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., given by senior Business & Industry reference librarian from the Library of Congress, Ms. Jan Herd.
Search Engines for Business Researcherswill be a detailed and informative discussion on the use of specialized search engines for business research. An organized research methodology will be taught.
Because there is such a wealth of information, this is planned as a 3-hour program with a break in the middle. You may bring a brown bag lunch.
Interested information professionals and librarians are welcome to join Ex-Im Bank staff. You don’t need to be a member of SLA or the Business Information Finders group (BIF) to attend.
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
811 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20571
The Bank is bordered by H & I Sts., 15th & Vermont Ave., NW, across the street from the Vermont Ave. - White House exit, McPherson Square Metro Station.
Attending WebSearch University (or will you be in Arlington on September 18)?
Come to the "Introduction to the Business Information Finders group" (BIF) lunch on Friday, September 18, 2015. We will meet at the WSU registration desk at 12 noon or as soon as we are released for lunch.
WebSearch Univ. conference
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Contact Peggy Braly at email@example.com with questions and to RSVP.
We're having an impromptu happy hour which will coincide with the Websearch University conference in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington. Meet up at the Crystal City Sports pub from 5:30-7:30 to mingle with the conference attendees and other DC SLA members. Weekdays from 4-7 there are $5 menu items and drink specials.
There is not cost for this event (everybody will pay for their own food and drinks) but please use the registration form below so we can get a head count so we can reserve an area or table, and try to bring cash to more easily divide up the bill. I'll keep an eye out for people as they arrive (always good to look for others carrying library conference swag).
The Crystal City Sports Pub is about half a mile south of the Crystal City Metro station, across Route 1. This is a little under a mile from the DoubleTree hotel where the conference is being held:
529 23rd St South Arlington, VA 22202. phone#703-521-8215.
If you have any questions contact me, Jon Fiencke at firstname.lastname@example.org phone#703-593-8018