"Relevant trends from the greater library field (and what special libraries can learn from them"
Every year IMLS funds thousands of library projects throughout the U.S., including some of the most
innovative work in the field. This session will point to the top trends and tools that are emerging
from grant-funded and other work in public and academic libraries. Learn how they are reinventing
themselves as centers of learning, crowdsourcing hubs, and facilitators of community conversations.
While corporate and government libraries are generally ineligible for IMLSgrants, you’ll gain a broader
perspective of the field at large, and you might even leave with ideas that work in your library.
Teri and Madison together represent the broadest view of IMLS library funding.
Teri helps manage the Grants to States program, which funds over 1,500 library projects a year in
communities across America. Teri works extensively with state libraries and makes several site visits
a year into the field. Before her latest move to the Grants Administration office Madison helped manage
multiple discretionary grant programs, which are awarded on a competitive basis following peer review.
These funds support some of the most innovative work in the field, result in open source tools that can be
adopted by others, and ensure that training for the current and future library workforce remains robust.
Both Teri and Madison also support the agency’s work to shape policy and have a birds-eye view of library
trends happening across the U.S. Before they worked at IMLS, Teri and Madison worked in federal library
environments and both have been longtime SLA members.
Date: September 20, 2016
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW Washington, DC 20024-2135 USA Map and Directions
Special Exhibit – "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans.
Placed throughout the Smithsonian's National Zoo, these massive sculptures represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean's deadliest predator—trash. (Map)
Come on out for one of our informal happy hours at RFD on Tuesday, August 16th. RFD has been one of the more popular places over the past couple of years for meet ups. They don't have the "Taco Tuesday" special anymore but have a variety of happy hour drink specials. Please use the online registration form so we can get an approximate number of attendees.
RFD 810 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001
Nearest Metro Gallery Place Chinatown
for information contact Jon Fiencke: email@example.com
Miss the annual conference? Couldn't get to Philadelphia? Were there just so many sessions you couldn't get to everything? Then join us on Thursday, July 28 for the annual SLA Annual Conference Recap, as members speak about the sessions they attended and their experiences at the conference in Philly.
Prior to the conference recap, there will be an opportunity to meet the following candidates for 2017 SLA Board of Directors:
Not going to Philadelphia? Let’s have fun in DC! Join other DC/SLA members for an afternoon solving a mystery at the National Gallery, followed by a dine-around.
The Murder at the National Gallery Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00PM
The National Gallery of Art
Enter at 6th and Constitution Avenue NW
A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multimillion-dollar purchase of a Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s up to you to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out who dunnit?
Be prepared for a challenging hunt, lasting about 2.5 hours. Scavenger hunt is coordinated by Watson Adventures.
Come out for a happy hour to socialize with other members of DC SLA or to meet up with other conference attendees to make plans. Bar Deco has a happy hour menu featuring appetizers and a variety of beverages. Please use the online registration form so we have an idea of how many people are coming. conveniently located downtown by Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop.
Bar Deco 717 6TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
Any questions contact Jonathan Fiencke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coloring: Bring your favorite coloring design book and pencils or use materials available via DC/SLA. If you color outside the lines, no problem!
Conversation: Talk about various library issues - What's Up with SLA, a New CEO for SLA, The plans for the DC MLK Library, What DC Public Librarians are doing, Prison Library, Library Management Issues, Professional Development and Where to Get It - or whatever those at your "coloring table" would like to discuss.
Conference: SLA 2016 in Philadelphia - Learn who is attending, Chapter Members as presenters, hosting, facilitating, etc. Interesting programs and events.
National Geographic Society is located at 1145 17th St NW.
- The closest metro is Farragut North or Farragut West.
- If you come from 17th St., walk through the building and across the courtyard into the next building, past the cafeteria and up the steps. The library is on the right.
- You can also enter from the M street courtyard. Please note the 16th street doors will be locked.
You should not need to check in with Security -- there will be a sign in table outside the library.
Date: May 19, 2016
National Geographic Society
1145 17th St N.W. Washington , DC 20036 USA Map and Directions
Join SLA Toronto Chapter to learn from James King, Information Architect and Branch Chief at the US National Institutes of Health Library, the internal research library supporting the staff at the largest biomedical founder in the world. James will discuss the technology strategy that has been developed to drive the future developments in data, collaboration, and virtual learning. James will also discuss two of the library’s current initiatives – Custom Information Solutions, a geek squad team building data-rich websites for disease spaces, and the Technology Hub, a sandbox learning and maker space designed to experiment with 3D printing, data visualization, modeling, GIS, and bioinformatics analysis.
The International Relations Committee (IRC) of DC/SLA invites you to a two-hour walking tour on Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The tour will be led by Laverne Page, Area Specialist, African and Middle East Division, Library of Congress. You'll visit some of the most beautiful embassies in Washington D.C. and experience samples of foreign culture and educational programs.
We'll meet at DuPont Circle North Metro Station at 9:30 a.m., then walk to the nearby embassies. The following embassies will be open for visitors: Afghanistan, African Union, Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Libya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Due to time constraints, we can only visit a few of the embassies mentioned above. Our tour ends at noon, but you will be enjoying yourself so much that you will want to branch out and continue touring on your own in the afternoon.
This book has been selected for the next DC-SLA book club with AGLISS co-sponsoring the event.
If you can't attend the event in person, AGLISS will be hosting a simultaneous Twitter chat on the night of. Follow along from home via #ReadCUA. Or join any of their other upcoming Twitter chats on the following dates:
During this half-day workshop, seasoned information professionals will share winning strategies, provide individualized reviews of resumes and offer tips on how to perfect your interviewing technique. The Workshop will be a back-to-basics review of employment fundamentals with a twist . . . speak to multiple reviewers and current librarians in a speed mentoring environment.
Register today for this free Workshop so that you can be prepared, self-confident and in top form to tackle today’s competitive work environment! You can participate in person, listen via Webcast or connect with an expert for a post-Workshop resume review.
NOTE: When on-site participation is full, we will refer registrants to webinar access only.
The Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA invites all members and guests on a Field Trip to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA (site of the former DC prisons). A special exhibit, the Warrior Way art exhibit curated by Martin J. Cervantez, Artist in Residence at the Workhouse. “In It Together: Service Members, Community, and Dialogue Through Art.” Admission is free.
WHAT: Field Trip to view special exhibit of military veteran’s art
WHERE: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, 9518 Lorton Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, Building 12 – Admin Building and McGuireWoods Gallery. (703) 584-2900 http://www.workhousearts.org/
WHEN: April 16, 2016 – Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
HOW: Drive – Free Parking Pick up from Franconia Springfield METRO Station, Blue Line, 10:30 am. Contact Sharon Lenius email@example.com for ride information
WHY: It is spring and we think this exhibit is a worthwhile destination.
DIRECTIONS: Workhouse Arts Center – in southern Fairfax County, Entrances to the Workhouse campus are on Lorton Road and Ox Road.
MISC: We will also be touring Galleries 5 & 6 to visit with artists following the Warrior Way viewing.
Join us for a late lunch in nearby historic Occoquan.
For additional information, please contact Sharon Lenius firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the DC/SLA Board for a combination Board meeting and Dine Around. The event starts at 5:30 with a short meeting followed by networking and socializing with the Board and fellow SLA members.
The event will take place at Mackey's, 1823 L St, NW
Ken Liu, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards, translated Nebula-winning The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. His own work includes The Grace of Kings and the just-released The Paper Menagerie. He will discuss the origin of Chinese SF through translation of Western works; his translation of The Three-Body Problem and its reception by readers in the West; and the theoretical framework of “translation” in his work, which melds Western and Chinese epic traditions. A display of books by Liu Cixin and Ken Liu will be available in the Asian Reading Room, Library of Congress (LOC). To learn more about the Asian Language Collections at the LOC, visit http://www.loc.gov/rr/Asian
The program is co-hosted by the Library of Congress Professional Association What If... Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum, the Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the International Relations Committee of DC/SLA.
The program is free. Seating is limited. Please register at http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=391
Date: April 8, 2016
Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540 Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions
Please join us for a meeting of the SharePoint Networking Interest Group. This is an opportunity for you to meet other DC/SLA members with a common interest and share your experiences and/or interest in this area.
Time & Date:
Tuesday, March 22, 12:00-1:30pm.
US DOJ, Patrick Henry Library, 601 D St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530.
Who should attend: Any DC/SLA member who currently uses or plans to use SharePoint or any other content management system, has an interest in this area, or likes to learn about other libraries’ practices/services should plan to attend the meeting. All are welcome. There’s no need to have any experience.
This is an informal get-together. Please bring your lunch (dessert provided). Internet access is available so we invite you to show examples of what you're doing or pass around information. It's not required, but the option is there.
What’s SharePoint? Microsoft SharePoint is a widely adopted online platform that helps you share work, manage documents, organize projects, build apps and websites, collaborate online, and distribute resources.
The meeting is free and open to DC/SLA members only.
Please register if you plan to attend.
Questions? Please contact Lila Faulkner, Chair, Career Development Committee (US DOJ, Law Librarian, Lila.Faulkner@usdoj.gov).
Have you ever left an interview wishing you had answered the questions more effectively? Could you have approached a promotion discussion in a different way? How did you prepare for the interview? Using the techniques presented in this interactive workshop, you will strengthen your answers to interview questions and help prepare for questions you’re likely to be asked. How? Through practice!
On February 27, DC/SLA member Susan Antos, an expert in training and human resources, will hold an interview workshop designed to hone your skill in answering questions. Come with your resume and a willingness to answer questions!
About Susan Antos
Susan Antos is a librarian and a training and human resources professional. She has offered interviewing skills workshops for applicants and interviewers, and has coached individuals, to hone their skills. Most recently, she has offered her workshop “Interview Skills that Win Jobs” at the Takoma Park Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library and for the Washington, DC Chapter of Dress for Success. From May 2011 to June 2013, she worked with over 800 unemployed workshop attendees through the Virginia Workforce Center.
Susan has worked in the training and human resources field in banking and higher education. Using her experience and transferring her skills, she earned her MSLIS from Catholic University and transitioned into a career as an association librarian. In 2013, Ms. Antos relocated from Fredericksburg. VA to Washington, DC. As of December 2014, she has been on assignment for the LAC Group as a Research Librarian at the International Monetary Fund.
Saturday, February 27, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9:00-9:30 / Networking & Refreshments
9:30-11:30 / Interview Workshop
11:30-12:00/ Q & A
Location: Drexel University - Washington, DC Office, Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
Metro Stations: Farragut West (Blue, Silver & Orange Lines) and Farragut North (Red).
Advance registration required by Thursday, February 25.