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 Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

October Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

September Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

June Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: June 5, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

May Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

April Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: April 3, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

March Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: March 6, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

February Board Meeting

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

 

Price: $0.00

Date: February 6, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

A Panel with Professionals in Non-Traditional Library Fields

A Panel with Professionals in Non-Traditional Library Fields
Sponsored by the Catholic University Chapter of SLA
Thursday January 18, 2018 6:30pm
Catholic University Columbus School of Law
Room 204

Register here!

Price: $0.00

Date: January 18, 2018

Address:
Catholic University Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Dr NE
Washington, DC
20017 Map and Directions

Nonfiction book club

Price: $0.00

Date: January 16, 2018

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

January Board Meeting / Social

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

Please register here if you plan to attend.

This one is informal - to get the year started off right.

Happy New Year!

It will take place at the home of Richard Huffine, the chapter's Membership Chair.

thank you

PS: Richard recommends you take the metro (Orange Line) since parking is limited.

Price: $0.00

Date: January 7, 2018

Address:
RH House
9422 Regency Crest Drive
Vienna, Va
22181
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Invitation to a Free Lunch - DMIL

Invitation to a FREE LUNCH*

The Military Libraries Division (DMIL) of SLA

Invites Library Staffs and info Pros in the Washington, DC area to

Visit the Vendors” at the InfoExpo of the Military Libraries Workshop (MLTW) 2017 and share a

FREE Lunch as you stroll the exhibit area in Lincoln Hall at the DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington, VA

WHO: All Library Staffs & Info Pros from DC, Maryland, Virginia …. and beyond

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA, Lincoln Hall, Ground Floor Level

WHAT: InfoExpo of 30 + Exhibitors as part of the Military Librarians Training Workshop (MLTW)

HOW: Register at DC/SLA by Thursday, Nov 30th for this FREE LUNCH.

DIRECTIONS: Take METRO (Blue/Yellow) Lines to PENTAGON CITY. DoubleTree/Embassy Suites FREE shuttle from METRO (every 15 minutes) or walk 2 ½ blocks. (Board Shuttle by Ritz Carlton) See Map.

For listing of Exhibitors or Questions, check the DMIL Website - http://military.sla.org/ or contact Sharon Lenius – leniussa@gmail.com

* There REALLY IS such a thing as a FREE LUNCH. Please join us & “Visit the Vendors!”

Price: $0.00

Date: December 6, 2017

Address:
DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA
22202 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC-SLA Chapter Holiday Party/Business Meeting

The Mansion on O Street & O Street Museum are conveniently located in historic Dupont Circle, within walking distance to The White House, Embassy Row. With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, it is one of the most unique properties in the world.

 

A Rich History

Designed in 1892 by Edward Clark, architect for the US Capitol at the turn of the 20th century, the buildings were interconnected and served as a home for himself, his brother James “Champ” Clark, Speaker of the House (during Teddy Roosevelt’s Presidency), and a third brother, known as "the artist."

In the 30's it was converted into rooming houses for J. Edgar Hoover's G-men.

In the 1960's, the student leaders of the protest movement lived here, as documented by Norman Mailer.

The Mansion is proud to have been called home by Mrs. Rosa Parks — a resident of The Mansion when she visited DC — and hosted political leaders, dignitaries, and religious leaders with us.

Please join the DC-SLA Chapter for their annual Holiday Party and Business meeting. Meet up with other professionals, make new connections or join up with past colleagues. 

Join a tour followed by the annual Business Meeting and networking.

 Agenda

·        Call to Order

·        Update of Chapter initiatives

·        Treasurer's Report

·        Short Remarks by acting president and welcome to 2018 board members

·        Adjourn

Enjoy food, drink and company.

Price: $15.00

Date: December 5, 2017

Address:
Mansion on O
2020 O St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
20036 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 24

SLA Happy Hour at Kona Grill in Rossyln

Take a break from all the holiday madness for some mixed Asian/American cuisine and drinks. Located closest to the Rossyln metro stop. Use the online registration form so we can get an idea of how may are coming. If you can't find us send me a text at 703-593-8018 and I'll jump up and down.

Jon Fiencke
fiencke@hotmail.com

http://www.konagrill.com/locations/arlington-va

1776 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA

Price: $0.00

Date: November 28, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Student SLA Happy Hour @ Bar Louie

SLA STUDENT HAPPY HOUR @ BAR LOUIE in CHINATOWN

If you are a STUDENT SLA member or want to connect with SLA Students, please come to our Happy Hour on Nov 16, 2017.

There is a standard bar, as well as happy hour deals I believe, in addition to a good menu (which has some vegetarian options available).

There is a 15 person limit for registration because we have the big table by the bar.

We will want to make sure students get prioritized in registration, but since the table is so big, it should be fine if others want to drop by and socialize.

Looking forward to seeing you at Bar Louie - 16 November 2017 @ 6 - 8 PM.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 16, 2017

Address:
Bar Louie
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC
20001 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

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: 6

Practical Taxonomy Creation

Taxonomy Session taught my Heather Hedden at: 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

SLA members will receive ASIS&T member pricing when they register for the session.

Knowledge organization systems in general and taxonomies in particular are becoming increasingly important and common for organizing and retrieving information. Implementations include library systems, museum and archive systems, digital asset management systems, content management systems, document management systems, records management systems, web publishing, and data analysis. Through this workshop, information science & technology professionals can go beyond a basic understanding about taxonomies and learn the practical aspects of designing and creating taxonomies and thesauri so that they can take on or manage a taxonomy development project. Standards and best practices are important, but do not cover every situation, and there are numerous occasions when different factors need to be considered in making decisions in designing and creating taxonomies. This workshop provides guidance in making those decisions.

The outline of workshop topics comprises:

(1) Definitions & Types – including a look at theoretical vs. practical comparisons of taxonomies and thesauri

(2) Applications, Uses, Benefits – supporting both indexing and retrieval and for both search and browse, and benefits including resolving synonymy and polysemy, illustrated with examples

(3) Creating & Wording of Terms – focusing in practical decisions and issues in term creation

(4) Synonyms, Alternative Labels, Nonpreferred Terms – recognizing both the thesaurus model and the SKOS model, including practical issues of how many to create in different circumstances

(5) Sources for Terms – comprising content, users, and external reference sources

(6) Term Relationships – hierarchical, associative, and customized

(7) Hierarchy & Faceted Design – suitability of structures, decision issues, information architecture considerations, and polyhierarchies, with numerous examples

(8) Software Tools – major vendors listed with screenshots

(9) Governance – specifications, policies, documentation, and maintenance

The workshop also includes exercises on creating terms and relations and live demonstrations of several taxonomy management software products. There will also be ample time for questions.

 

 

 

Price: $

Date: October 27, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Nonfiction Book club

Please join the DC SLA Nonfiction Book Club to discuss The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures by the Library of Congress ; foreword by Carla Hayden ; [text written by Peter Devereaux].

Price: $0.00

Date: October 24, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

2017 IMF eLibrary Open House

IMF Publications would like to invite you and interested colleagues to the
2017  IMF eLibrary Open House

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Place: International Monetary Fund, Headquarters 2 Building

1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Room 280 A&B
Washington, DC

To Register Visit www.cvent.com/d/ltqmqf

During the Open House, we will provide an overview of the IMF eLibrary and demo two unique data collections within the eLibrary platform. The afternoon will include a short welcome reception. We hope the event will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the eLibrary and for us to learn more about how you use the portal, which will help guide future platform developments.

We encourage you to bring along an eLibrary user, colleague, student, or professor who might find the eLibrary useful in their research.

Please let us know by October 15th, if you will attend the event by registering online at www.cvent.com/d/ltqmqf. To arrange for guest passes at the IMF, we will need the full name and affiliation of all guests attending.

We hope you will consider joining us for this information session. If you have any questions, please contact Kcolbert@imf.orgPloo@imf.org; or Asmith2@imf.org

Event Agenda

2.00 - 2.30: Registration and Welcome Reception (light refreshments will be served)
2.30 - 2.45: Overview and Introductions
2.45 - 3.00: AREAER Database Presentation
3.00 - 3.15: Data-Plus Presentation
3.15 – 3.45: Q&A and Discussion
3.45 - 4.00: Wrap up

Price: $

Date: October 24, 2017

Address:
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Headquarters 2 Building
Washington, DC
20003
USA Map and Directions

Battle of the Librarians Trivia Night

Pick your team! DC/SLA vs. LLSDC and DCLA!
Fourth year running.  Battle of the Librarians Trivia Night.

Monday October 23, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Cost $5

Register at LLSDC website

For more information:

Contact: Alicia Pappas
Phone: 2025334943
Email:  apappas@kpmg.com

Price: $0.00

Date: October 23, 2017

Address:
Hill Country Barbeque
410 7th Street NW
Washington, DC
20004
Gallery Place Metro (Red, Yellow, Green) Map and Directions