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.
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.
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.
Date: May 18, 2017
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW (at Connecticut Ave.) Washington, D.C. 20006-5344 USA Map and Directions
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities at this event. Thank you!
Date: April 11, 2017
Drexel University, D.C. Office
801 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20006 Map and Directions
"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. "
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.
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.
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.
Date: January 25, 2017
GWU Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 I St NW Washington, DC 20052 Map and Directions