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

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

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

Field Trip: Following in the Footsteps of War

Save the Date! The Military Libraries Group will be taking a field trip on Saturday, September 27 to Fredericksburg, VA for "Following in the Footsteps of War." A Wisconsin Civil War Soldier's Diary leads participants from Chatham House, through Fredericksburg, to Salem Church and Chancellorsville (a.k.a. - 2nd Fredericksburg). The tour will be Led by Tom Glad.

Price: Free Event

Date: September 27, 2014

Chapter Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Save the date for the DC/SLA 2014 Chapter Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Tuesday, September 16th, with special guest SLA President-Elect Jill Strand.

Price: Free Event

Date: September 16, 2014

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: September 4, 2014

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

Dine Around in Brookland

Join DC/SLA and SLA/CUA for a dine around on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Brookland Pint, which is expected to open this summer.

Stay tuned for more information!

Price: Free Event

Date: September 3, 2014

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

SLA 2014 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, June 8-10, Vancouver, BC

Join other SLA members at the SLA 2014 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, June 8-10, Vancouver, BC. For registration and additional information, see: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

Price: Free Event

Date: June 8, 2014

DC/SLA Happy Hour in Georgetown

Join DC/SLA for a happy hour on the Georgetown Waterfront!

When: Tuesday, May 20th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K St NW, Washington, DC  (Closest metro: Foggy Bottom)

Price: Free! Everyone pays his/her own tab.

Please register below.

Additional information: Outdoor seating weather permitting, otherwise we'll move indoors.

Happy hour specials (subject to change) 4-7pm: specials on beer wine, and rail drinks; 50 cent chicken wings. Half off raw bar at Tony & Joe's next door.     

Questions? Contact Jon Fiencke at fiencke@hotmail.com

Price: Free Event

Date: May 20, 2014

Address:
Nick's Riverside Grill
3050 K St NW
Washington, DC
20007 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War: Author Book Talk and Dinner

Join the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA for a Book and Author Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hear Kayla Williams, former U.S. Army Specialist and Arabic Linguist speak about her most recent book, Plenty of Time When We Get Home, the story of a struggle to deal with severe head injuries sustained by her husband Brian McGough and how they fought to make their marriage work. Kayla is also the author of Love My Rifle More Than You, Young and Female in the U.S. Army with Mark Staub.

WHO'S INVITED: Friends and Colleagues of DC/SLA and other Interested Parties

WHAT: Book and Author Dinner, featuring Kayla Williams….MLG’s first in a long time. Bring your copies of either of Kayla’s books for signing. Sorry none available at this Dinner.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking/Registration; Dinner 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: Vaso’s Mediterranean Bistro, 1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 , 703-566-2760

DIRECTIONS: Metro, King St on Blue/Yellow lines, 5 blocks from metro or take FREE Old Town Trolley

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP below by Monday, May 12 NOON

** Attendance is limited so reserve & pay early.**

COST: $32.00 per person

MENU SELECTION: Choice of -

1.  Chicken Francois with lemon/butter/wine sauce with pasta

2.  Eggplant Parmesan with pasta

All meals served with salad, bread/butter, coffee or iced tea and baklava for dessert.

POINT OF CONTACT: Jill Lynch - jill.a.lynch@gmail.com

Price: $32.00

Date: May 14, 2014

Address:
Vaso's Bistro
1118 King St.
Alexandria, VA
22314 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 18

Tools of Influence for Special and Solo Librarians

The SLA NY/Solo Librarians Division Webinar Series continues with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of SIERA (sieralearn.com). Since DC/SLA is co-sponsoring this series, DC/SLA members have the opportunity to register for $5. The second webinar is now open for registration, please see the event details and registration information at: http://newyork.sla.org/events-2/event-registration/?ee=128

Price: $5.00

Date: May 13, 2014

“Dealing” with Information: Conducting Successful Negotiations

Learn effective negotiating techniques at this skill-enhancing DC/SLA program sponsored by Information Today, ProQuest and Safari Books Online. Our panel of experts, representing both sides of the negotiating table, will offer tips and strategies on how to purchase and sell information content and services that best fit buyers’ and vendors’ needs. During the audience Q&A, they will answer your questions about negotiating information deals. Featured on the panel are:

MODERATOR – Marilyn Bromley, SLA Board of Directors, and Library Director, Bloomberg BNA

PANELISTS

Marla Whitney Chesler, Lead Acquisitions Librarian, U.S. Department of State, Ralph J. Bunche Library

Michael Gruenberg, author of Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success, and President of Gruenberg Consulting, LLC

Dave Hemingway-Turner, Specialist, ProQuest Workflow Solutions

WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

6:00 – 6:30 / Networking & Refreshments

6:30 – 7:45 / Panel Discussion

7:45 – 8:00 / Q & A

After the program, Michael will sign copies of Buying and Selling Information, which you may purchase onsite at a 10% discount (cash or check), or in advance at http://books.infotoday.com/. Watch a recent interview of the author at http://bcove.me/bd0baeqf

WHERE: The George Washington University, Paul Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library; 2300 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, Room B103. Attendees must present a Photo ID at the security desk.

Metro Station: Foggy Bottom (Blue & Orange Lines). Public Parking: Colonial Garage, Entrance -- 950 22nd St., NW ($11 when In After 5pm)

PRICE: DC/SLA and DCLA Members: $10 / Nonmembers: $15

REGISTRATION: Advance registration required by Thursday, May 8

QUESTIONS: Please contact Eileen Deegan, deeganeg@state.gov; 202-632-9949

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Price: $10.00

Date: May 12, 2014

Address:
The George Washington University, Paul Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 I Street NW
Washington, DC
20037 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:

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

To start this meeting

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

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

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

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: May 8, 2014

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

Crafting A Personal Brand: In-Person Presentation and Workshop

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Crafting A Personal Brand is a hands-on session with an overview about personal branding and interactive time for participants to work in teams to discuss a personal brand strategy for a professional career category. After working out the basic approach to a brand using a set of questions as a guide, the teams share their strategies.  This session will be led by Chris Olson of Chris Olson & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to creating and implementing marketing strategies for libraries and information providers.

Job seekers, independent researchers, embedded information professionals, knowledge workers seeking career advancement, students about to enter the workforce, retired professionals contemplating part-time work, and others are sure to find Crafting A Personal Brand to be an engaging, fun, and informative session.

Date:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Schedule:

6:00-6:30 Networking (refreshments will be provided)

6:30-7:30 Presentation

7:30-8:30 Workshop

Location: LexisNexis, 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue)

Price:  $10 Student and Unemployed DC/SLA members; $15 Other DC/SLA members and DCLA members; $20 Non-members

Registration: Please register below by Monday, May 5th. Space is limited!

Note: The workshop is only available in-person. However, if you would like to attend the presentation portion remotely, please register for the webinar at: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=290.

Questions? Contact Deena Adelman at PresidentElect@dc.sla.org

Additional information about the session:

Everyone has a personal brand, whether it's been crafted or not. People make impressions, and like corporate brands, personal brands are composed of basic branding components, all of which can be managed into a personal brand strategy designed to achieve a set of personal goals and objectives.

Led by Chris Olson, an expert in developing and managing the brands of libraries, information services and knowledge management groups, this session covers the basic components of a personal brand and provides insights into what works and what doesn't.  Chris will also share the decisions and activities which brought a client to establish a highly recognized personal brand within and outside his organization, adding visibility to his expertise and the library.

It is anticipated that attendees will leave the session with an awareness of their current personal brands and insights into how they can manage the perceptions about themselves, along with the tools that are available for doing that. In addition, participants will have gotten feedback and ideas from colleagues for their personal brand, as well as an appreciation for how they can contribute to their organization's overall communication's strategy.

Chris has been marketing and communicating the value of information services for more than 30 years with her firm, Chris Olson & Associates. She has a full roster of clients who rely on her abilities, resources and advice to guide their brands successfully. In 2012 Chris was named a Fellow of SLA in recognition of her contributions to and leadership in the profession.

Price: $10.00

Date: May 7, 2014

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

Available Spaces: 6