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.

November 9 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

November's meeting is on Nov. 9, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

October 12 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

October's meeting is on Oct. 12, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

September 14 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

September's meeting is on Sept. 14, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $25.00

Date: September 14, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

August 10 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

August's meeting is on Aug 10, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: August 10, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

July 13 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

July's meeting is on July 13, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: July 13, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

SLA Annual Conference (Phoenix, AZ)

The SLA 2017 Annual Conference is the premier event for information professionals who want to develop essential skills, network with colleagues, explore noteworthy trends in knowledge and information management, and access leading information product and service providers at the INFO-EXPO.

Register here.

Early-Bird Registration ends 31 March 2017.

All pricing and registration details found on the SLA Annual Conference site.

Price: $325.00

Date: June 16, 2017

Address:
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ
85004
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June 8 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

June's meeting is on June 8, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: June 8, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Learn the Art of Networking from a Career Coach

When looking to improve your career in today’s economy, standard advice is “network, network, network!” Research shows job openings are often found through weak ties: acquaintances you see every so often, but can open you up to their established networks, and so on . . .

Yet even the most confident cringe when thinking about networking. Despite doing everything right - tailoring your resume, researching the company, dressing well for the interview, and sending thank you notes - rejections as a result of an extremely competitive job market leave you wondering: "Do I have anything to offer?"

In her workshop "The Art of Networking," experienced career coach Diane Cohen will provide interactive exercises, feedback sessions – and a bit of laughter yoga thrown in -  that will make you feel more confident and empowered . If you are looking for a session that doesn’t rehash the same career advice, and you want hands-on experience practicing in a safe environment with your colleagues, we invite you to join us on May 18.

Sign-in, networking and refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Workshop: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Due to the interactive nature of this program, space is limited to 22 attendees.

Questions?  Please contact Laura Stein, laura.c.stein@gmail.com, or Lila Faulkner, lila.faulkner@usdoj.gov.

ABOUT DIANE L. COHEN - PCC, CPCC, MA

Diane L. Cohen, M.A., is a Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a facilitator with an academic background in the social sciences. She is the owner of Coaching2Connect. She loves coaching people who are making transitions in their work and personal lives. She became a coach in 1995 and received her coaching certification in 2010.  She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and received her PCC (Professional Certified Coach) ICF credential in 2016. She also belongs to the National Career Development Association and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network.

Price: $23.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Address:
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, D.C.
20006-5344
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 22

Happy Hour at Bar Deco

Come join us for an informal mingle at Bar Deco, conveniently located downtown by the Verizon Center and Gallery Place and Judiciary Square Metro station. Variety of rotating Happy Hour specials, check their link for the latest updates. If you have any questions contact Jon Fiencke at fiencke@hotmail.com.

Bar Deco 717 6th St NW

https://www.bardecodc.com/#location

Price: $0.00

Date: May 16, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

May 11 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

May's meeting is on May 11, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club as we discuss Originals : how non-conformists move the world by Adam Grant

Price: $0.00

Date: April 25, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

April 13 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

April's meeting is on April 13, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 13, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Applying Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries on a Global Scale

The Washington D.C. Chapter of Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) and Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) invite to you attend an evening program entitled Applying Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries on a Global Scale.

In this program, you will learn about the latest research and development on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies to improve education and libraries on a global scale.

Speaker:  Harri Ketamo, a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow from Finland, is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board of HeadAI. A successful entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ experience as a researcher of learning sciences, data mining and artificial intelligence, he leads a team of scientists targeting global impact on increasing work productivity and promoting wellbeing. Working to develop cognitive artificial intelligence and teachable software robots, the company seeks to produce highly versatile bots that can automate various everyday intellect jobs. Before HeadAI, Ketamo founded SkillPixels, a global gamified elementary school for mobile and tablet users, ranked in the top five apps for kids in the App Store in more 70 countries. Some of his specific interests involve the future of libraries, and pulling printed books into the “Internet of Things.” He has worked on using artificial intelligence to index digitized libraries, building automatic key-wording and networks of relationships between books.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Drexel University Washington, DC Center, Lafayette Tower, 801 17th Street, N.W. DC

Evening Reception & Social Networking

6:00 – 6:30 PM

Opening Remarks & Introduction of the Speaker

6:30 – 6:45 PM

Lecture

6:45 – 7:30 PM

Q&A and Closing Remarks

7:30 – 8:00 PM

Registration is now open.  Space is limited.  Please register by Noon, Monday, April 10, 2017.  Contact Julia Leggett, Chair of International Relations Committee of DC/SLA by email at ircdcsla@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities at this event.  Thank you!

Price: $5.00

Date: April 11, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Computers in #Libraries

From the Computers in Libraries website:

"There are many excellent libraries as well as a myriad of innovative and engaging services in the information world these days. What strategies, learning, training, partnering, out-of- the-box thinking and borrowing from other industries will enable all libraries to be excellent in their communities?

Whether it’s building creative spaces with learning commons and makerspaces; engaging audiences in different ways with community managers and embedded librarians; advocating for learning and literacy in new and exciting ways; using new technologies to provide engaging services and apps; partnering with museums or chambers of commerce; Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology.

Computers in Libraries is a must-attend event and caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge while providing many exciting networking opportunities. Join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more. "

Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 28, 2017

Address:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
22202
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Washington Meets Washington

Washington Meets Washington! Join the Business Information Finders
(BIF) to talk about small business information resources.

Informal sharing (Seattle, WA & Washington, DC) of tips and
tricks and informational resources for small business exporters.A Seattle public librarian, EXIM business development staff, EXIM librarians, other interested information pros, other agencies interested in small business export promotion. We will be meeting in person at EXIM Bank HQ and on teleconference with Seattle.

Across the street from McPherson Square Metro station, White House/
Vt. Ave. exit; between 15th & 14th Sts. NW and H & I (Eye) Sts. NW

We’ll have snacks. Bring your own coffee, soda, etc. Please arrive
promptly and bring a photo ID.

Please register by emailing Katie Kane at Katherine.kane@exim.gov by
March 21st.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: March 23, 2017

Address:
Ex-Im Bank
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20571 Map and Directions

DC - SLA Happy Hour @ RFD

Let's jump into Spring with this first Happy Hour of the year! Come join your SLA colleagues for some drinks. If there is enough interest for dinner after drinks Bantam King for dinner of chicken ramen is right around the corner.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 22, 2017

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

March 9 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

March's meeting is on March 9, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: March 9, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

February 9 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

February's meeting is on Feb. 9, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

 

 

Price: $0.00

Date: February 9, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Resilience & Curiosity

Resilience & Curiosity

January 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm GWU Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 I St NW
Washington, DC  20052

A Purposeful Conversation with Barbara Beizer

The characteristics and applications of resilience are as diverse as they are complex and contextual. In this informative, interactive session we will explore:

    • what current research reveals about resilience,
    • what makes us personally resilient, and
    • how practicing curiosity can lead us beyond coping to transformative resilience.

We’ll delve into the origins of your personal resilience, and what has made you resilient up until now. With a simple assessment process, you will discover your resilience strengths and you’ll leave the session with a template you can use to map your pathways to greater resilience in the future.

Barbara Beizer is a Certified Life, Leadership and Transition Coach, leveraging her career in organizational leadership development and change management to help others see differently and do things more effectively. She designs conversations that matter around her current passions of resilience and transition. She serves on the Board of The Transition Network, and is an active member of the Life Planning Network for professionals dedicated to promoting positive aging. Barbara has a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program.

Price: $5.00

Date: January 25, 2017

Address:
GWU Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 I St NW
Washington, DC
20052 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Nonfiction book club

Please join the nonfiction book club as we discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Price: $0.00

Date: January 24, 2017

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited