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
Join the SLA NY Chapter and the Solo Librarians Division for "Solo Project Management: When You are the Whole Team" on November 18th. This is the final installment of the webinar series with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (sieralearn.com). DC/SLA is a co-sponsor of this series.
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.
Why blog? Blogging can help you build your presence in the professional community, grow your expertise on topics of professional and personal interest, expand your career options, develop professional connections, and satisfy your creative spirit. Our three panelists will share their blogging journey and what they’ve learned along the way. Whether you’ve never written a blog post before or you’re a seasoned blogger, this program will provide insight and inspiration from three very different perspectives.
When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6-8pm (6-6:30 food, drinks, and networking). Presentations and virtual viewing will begin at 6:30.
Where: LexisNexis, 1150 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (closest metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West) and virtually via GoToMeeting
Onsite (includes food and drink): Retired/Student/Unemployed: $5, SLA member $10, Non-member $15
Virtual: SLA member: $5, Non-member $15
Marie Kaddell, M.L.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Senior Information Professional Consultant
Marie has been blogging since 2000. She authored a personal blog for 8 years, sharing the funny side of life for a working mom living in suburbia. In 2006 she took her blogging skills to work and started the Government Info Pro blog as a resource for government librarians. Recently, she took her blogging skills to a whole new place – an author blog: Make Mine Paranormal. Writing under her maiden name, Marie Michelle Coleman, Marie recently released the first book in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series – Bespoken. Her blog serves as part of her author platform. Marie will be presenting on workplace blogging and the strategic use of your blogging experience.
Aileen M. J. Marshall, M.L.I.S, M.A.
Knowledge Management/Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The DHS Program/ICF International
Aileen has been blogging since 2010, about a year after she started Library School. Blogging about traditional librarianship at first, she branched out when she discovered her passion for non-traditional librarianship. About four months ago, she re-designed and transitioned her blog Picturesque to reflect her personal writing: She is currently working on her first Science Fiction novel and shares experiences about writing and editing a story/manuscript, among other things. She also just started a new blog called A Journey Towards Health And Beauty, which chronicles her experiences switching to cruelty-free, organic and mostly vegan personal care and other products as well as lifestyle changes. Aileen will be presenting on the challenges of finding your own voice and branding your blog.
Christian I. J. Minter, M.L.I.S
National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow
Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Christian has been blogging for six years. She is the author of two personal blogs: Silver Blades & Pink Slippers shares her experience as an adult figure skater, and Climbing the Stacks chronicles her adventures in the world of librarianship. Christian will be presenting on utilizing blogging as a student and new librarian, and finding the balance in sharing your personal and professional life online.
DC/SLA International Relations Committee (IRC) Presents
Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good
Wednesday, October 22nd
Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Businesses, organizations, and governments around the world have all launched open data initiatives to make data resources more accessible to innovators and the public. Join us to hear two speakers discuss the implications of open data and open source on the global stage.
Program Schedule 5:30 to 6:30: Networking and refreshments 6:30 to 7:45: Speakers’ presentations and Q & A
Samir Goswami is the Director of Government Professional Solutions at LexisNexis where he manages renewal and growth of the Federal Government’s data integration business line and directs the development of a Rule of Law portfolio. Previously he was the Managing Director of the Individuals and Communities at Risk Program for Amnesty International USA where he designed a data driven approach to increase response effectiveness to global human rights violations. Samir will discuss open data advances, the insights provided across industries, and the role of open data in promoting social good.
Stuart Ridgway is a senior consultant with the International Trade Administration (ITA), a bureau within the Department of Commerce. He manages several projects for opening ITA's trade data and making it available for use by Web and mobile app developers. He will discuss ITA's role in providing data that connects U.S. businesses and economies abroad.
Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office
801 17th St. N,W., Suite 420
Washington, D.C. 20006
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.