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
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.
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. There will be an optional tour at 6pm of the National Geographic Society's original Headquarters building, Hubbard Hall, so please arrive at the library early if you want to attend the tour.
Where: National Geographic Library: 1145 17th St. NW, Washington DC 20036. Please use the M St. entrance, which is on the east side of the courtyard (left side when coming from M St.) Go left around the Mars Rover exhibit, up the hallway past the box office/restrooms, through the double doors and up a small set of steps. The library is on the right. Stay tuned for whether you will need to check in with security.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.