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.

Military Reference & Research: Sources and Resources

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!

Price: $25.00

Date: December 11, 2014

Address:
Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC
20540
Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions

Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

Join us for DC/SLA's Holiday Party and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at the National Press Club.

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: December 9, 2014

Address:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
20045 Map and Directions

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Monthly Board meetings are open to any DC/SLA member. People can attend in person or virtually via webex

Webex info:

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To start this meeting

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1. Go to https://reedelsevier.webex.com/reedelsevier/j.php?J=742906663

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Teleconference information

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Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:

Call-in toll-free number (Premiere): 1-8662130427  (US)

Show global numbers: https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&ppc=2425247795&num=18662130427

Attendee access code: 242 524 7795

 

Price: Free Event

Date: November 6, 2014

Address:
LexisNexis
1150 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

UN Day event

Save the date for this year's UN Day event on Wednesday, October 22nd.

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: October 22, 2014

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

Nonfiction Book club

Join the nonfiction book club to discuss As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen by Sun Myung Moon.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 15, 2014

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Field Trip: Following in the Footsteps of War

Join Us In Historic Fredericksburg!

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
  • Return at 12:30 PM and end the formal activities
  • Afternoon possibilities: http://www.visitfred.com/listings/things-to-do/
    • Lunch with colleagues
    • Explore, shop, tour at will in this historic area of Virginia
    • Return to any of the sites we visited or range further afield
    • Attend Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Sponsored by: WT Cox Information Systems http://www.wtcox.com/

Price: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Please register below.

Questions? Please contact Wendy Hill via e-mail whill@dtic.mil

Price: $20.00

Date: October 4, 2014

Address:
Fredericksburg, VA Municipal Parking Lot
Sophia Street and George Street
Fredericksburg, VA
22401 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Monthly Board meetings are open to any DC/SLA member. People can attend in person or virtually via webex

Webex info:

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To start this meeting

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1. Go to https://reedelsevier.webex.com/reedelsevier/j.php?J=742906663

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Teleconference information

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Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:

Call-in toll-free number (Premiere): 1-8662130427  (US)

Show global numbers: https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&ppc=2425247795&num=18662130427

Attendee access code: 242 524 7795

 

Price: Free Event

Date: October 2, 2014

Address:
LexisNexis
1150 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

Happy Hour at Bar Louie

Join DC/SLA on Tuesday, September 30th for happy hour at Bar Louie in Gallery Place/Chinatown from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Bar Louie
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://www.barlouieamerica.com/locations/270.aspx?locationName=DC
Closest metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Happy Hour Specials 4-7:
$3.25 Drafts
$5.25 Wines
$7.25 Martinis
½ price select apps & flatbreads

Please RSVP below or to Jon Fiencke: fiencke@hotmail.com

Please bring cash to pay for your portion, it makes dividing up the bill easier.

Thanks!

Price: Free Event

Date: September 30, 2014

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

Webinar: Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)

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

Program Description
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.

Agenda
- 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

Outcomes
- 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.

Speaker
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.

Webinar Fees
$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

Registration
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: tnielsen@metro.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

Price: Free Event

Date: September 23, 2014

SLA NY Conference and Expo

Join SLA NY us on Thursday September 18th at Baruch’s Vertical Campus for a day of learning and networking, followed by an evening cocktail reception.

For more information and to register, see: http://bit.ly/slany2014

Price: Free Event

Date: September 18, 2014

Chapter Open House and Volunteer Celebration

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.

Directions:

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.

Closest metro: Farragut North and Farragut West

Price: Free! Please register below.

Questions? Please contact Deena Adelman at PresidentElect@dc.sla.org

Thank you to our sponsors Proquest and Dow Jones and our host National Geographic.

Price: Free Event

Date: September 16, 2014

Address:
National Geographic Society
1145 17th St N.W.
Washington , DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Create Your Future - Building Your Future and the Future of Your Organization

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

PANELISTS –

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

WHENWednesday, September 10, 20146:00 – 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.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Mariana Long, Mariana.Long@usdoj.gov (202-616-0991) or Lila Faulkner, Lila.Faulkner@usdoj.gov (202-305-4540).

Price: $20.00

Date: September 10, 2014

Address:
Jenner & Block
1099 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC
20001-4412 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Monthly Board meetings are open to any DC/SLA member. People can attend in person or virtually via webex

Webex info:

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To start this meeting

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1. Go to https://reedelsevier.webex.com/reedelsevier/j.php?J=742906663

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Teleconference information

-------------------------------------------------------

Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:

Call-in toll-free number (Premiere): 1-8662130427  (US)

Show global numbers: https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&ppc=2425247795&num=18662130427

Attendee access code: 242 524 7795

 

Price: Free Event

Date: September 4, 2014

Address:
LexisNexis
1150 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

Dine Around at the New Brookland Pint!

Join DC/SLA and SLA/CUA for a dine around on Wednesday, September 3 at 6pm at the new Brookland Pint!

This restaurant and bar specializes in craft beer and offers a seasonal menu sourced largely from local and regional farms.

Location: Brookland Pint, 716 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017.  It is a short walk from the CUA-Brookland metro stop (red line).

Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l8Xn4rH0KA4Hv841Ty9XWjvA3frwgYyBT0lvipVHhy0/viewform

Questions? Contact Kelly Knight at kellylknight@outlook.com

See you there!

Price: Free Event

Date: September 3, 2014

Address:
Brookland Pint
716 Monroe Street, NE
Washington, DC
20017 Map and Directions

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Monthly Board meetings are open to any DC/SLA member. People can attend in person or virtually via webex

Webex info:

-------------------------------------------------------

To start this meeting

-------------------------------------------------------

1. Go to https://reedelsevier.webex.com/reedelsevier/j.php?J=742906663

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Teleconference information

-------------------------------------------------------

Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:

Call-in toll-free number (Premiere): 1-86621304271-8662130427  (US)

Show global numbers: https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&ppc=2425247795&num=18662130427

Attendee access code: 242 524 7795

 

Price: Free Event

Date: August 7, 2014

Address:
LexisNexis
1150 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour at RFD

Come join us for half priced tacos and beer at RFD! (Note: specials subject to change; we'll update any changes the week before.)

When: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: RFD, 810 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
http://www.lovethebeer.com/events.html

Nearest Metro : Gallery Place-Chinatown

Cost: Free. Everyone pays his/her own tab. Please register below.

Questions: Please contact Jon Fiencke at fiencke@hotmail.com

Price: Free Event

Date: July 29, 2014

Address:
RFD
810 7th St. NW
Washington, DC
20001 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC SLA Nonfiction Book Club

Price: Free Event

Date: July 22, 2014

Address:
Teaism @ Penn Quarter
400 8th St. NW
Washington, DC
20004 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

SLA Annual Conference Recap and Visit by SLA President-Elect Candidates

The onsite option for this event is full.

Spots are still available for the free webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/656326097

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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.

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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)

Schedule:

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!

You can register (free) for the webinar option at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/656326097

Questions? Please contact Eileen Deegan at deeganeg@state.gov

Price: $15.00

Date: July 14, 2014

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

Available Spaces: 1

Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information

Join DC/SLA on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2pm-3pm EDT for a free webinar on Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information, presented as part of the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (TLR). The webinar will be led by Dr. Christa Kelleher of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.

This webinar is sponsored by IEEE.

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To access the webinar on July 10:

To attend, go to: http://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/translibrarian
Phone number (for audio portion): 1-877-336-1274
Conference Room Number (passcode): 5759713

Space is limited! Registration below does not guarantee you a spot. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come basis once the session opens. However, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the TLR website at a later date.

About the Webinar:

With the growing amount of data available at our fingertips, effective and efficient scientific visualization is becoming increasingly important in modern society. Visualization of scientific and engineering data serves two broad purposes: visualization for analysis, and visualization for presentation (whether in reports, presentations, brochures, etc). Dr. Christa Kelleher will discuss what makes an effective figure or graphic and how this changes depending on the type of data being visualized and the intended purpose/audience. While the emphasis of visualizations is simplicity, Dr. Kelleher will draw on examples that include display of data with multiple dimensions as well as working with large datasets. By establishing a set of ‘best practices’ for visualization, the goal will be to provide a set of simple rules applicable across disciplines for improving graphics in any setting. Examples of effective visualization from a range of data sources as well as recent visualization advances will be used to illustrate these points. The webinar will also touch on open-source visualization tools, web-based interfaces, and analytical software to aid analysis and presentation.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Christa Kelleher is currently a postdoctoral associate in Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment investigating the relative importance of hydrological processes in small streams through complex watershed modeling. She has a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her BS at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Kelleher has published on and participated in webinar discussions of effective scientific visualization during her time at Penn State, and continues to remain actively engaged in scientific visualization through her research and colleagues at Duke. Dr. Kelleher’s primary background is in model diagnostics, with additional experience in statistical techniques for large, multidimensional datasets and high performance computing.

Questions? Please contact Deena Adelman at PresidentElect@dc.sla.org

Price: Free Event

Date: July 10, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

2nd Annual Librarians @ the Ball Game!

Join LLSDC and DC/SLA
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
for the
Second Annual Librarians @ the Ball Game!

Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros
Nationals Park – 7:05pm

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Location: Nationals Park

For more information: Contact Alicia Pappas at 202-533-4943 or apappas@kpmg.com

Register for this event: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Price: Free Event

Date: June 17, 2014

Address:
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC
20003 Map and Directions