We are taking a break in June and July from Board meetings. DC/SLA's next Board meeting will be Thursday, August 6th, from 6-8pm. Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn
Join us on Thursday, July 16 for the SLA Annual Conference Recap, as members speak about the sessions they attended and their experiences at the conference in Boston. Watch this space to learn more about your colleagues and the conference!
When: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30pm-8pm (6:45-8 for virtual attendees)
5:30-6:30 Drinks and networking
Where: Jenner and Block, 1099 New York Avenue, N.W.. Suite 900
Closest metro stations: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, Red, Silver lines) or McPherson Square (Blue Orange, Silver lines
Cost: $15 DC/SLA members; $25 Non-members; Free for virtual attendees
Registration: Please register below for the on-site event by Monday, July 13th. Space is limited!
Questions? Please contact Layla Heimlich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Adventure: Tips and Advice on Getting a Top-Notch Library Job and Career Overseas,
Tuesday, June 30
Networking begins at 5:30, program begins at 6:30
It’s a wonderful world. In today’s global economy, there are many exciting job opportunities for the open-minded librarians and information professionals beyond the boarder. Where are they? How to find them? What are the dos and don’ts in your foreign job interviews?
Come to this program to get the answers. Take a journey with two seasoned librarians to explore your potential international career opportunities anywhere outside USA. You will learn their tips and advice on all things considered in landing a library job overseas, their success stories and the lessons learned.
Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com(formerly I Need a Library Job). Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in the international job market. Naomi has spoken at many library conferences and the MLIS programs in universities, including the ALA, SLA, OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, National Press Club, Washington D.C. Virginia Library Association Annual Meeting, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Lillian Gassie, MLIS, is the Assistant Director of the Knowledge Services Group, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress. Prior to joining CRS in February 2011, she was the Head of Information Services at the NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC), now known as the Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, in La Spezia, Italy. During her 5-year stint at NURC, Lillian hired two information professionals and participated in recruitment panels for other positions. She will share her experience both as a job seeker as well as a hiring official in an international organization.
This program is produced by the International Relations Committee (IRC) of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA). For more information, please contact Julia Leggett at email@example.com or Layla Heimlich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend in person, we encourage you to register for the webinar. To register for the webinar, you must click on the registration link here AND register below to submit payment.
Discover America’s Treasures at this DC/SLA 75th Jubilee Event – Saturday, June 27, 2015
Join “adventurous” DC/SLA Members on Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at the National Museum of American History (14th & Constitution) at 4 pm for a National Treasures Scavenger Hunt.*
If the United States had a giant attic, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History would be the place….and it provides the location for a most eclectic scavenger hunt. The recently renovated galleries are packed with memorabilia representing all eras and aspects of American life. You’ll search for Lincoln’s top hat, Clinton’s saxophone, Julia Child’s kitchen, monstrous machines, early cars, two full-size locomotives, vintage cars, the flag that inspired the national anthem, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Fonzie’s jacket, Mr. Rogers’ sweater, and Kermit the Frog.
And, since this is DC in late June, what is NOT to like about an inside, air conditioned, Saturday afternoon adventure with friends! This Scavenger Hunt is provided by Watson Adventures.
Register now….. these specially priced tickets are limited.
Members** - $15; Guests - $25.
Meeting Point: 3:30 pm at Info Desk from Constitution Ave Entrance
The Museum is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW (Federal Triangle Metro)
Questions? Contact Sharon Lenius (email@example.com) or Layla Heimlich (Layla.Heimlich@gmail.com)
The Right to Be Forgotten and Other Hot Topics in EU and U.S. Privacy and Security
Presenter: Don Aplin, Sr. Legal EditorPrivacy & Security Law Report, Bloomberg BNA
Don Aplin will talk about hot topics in privacy law in the US and the EU, including issues such as:
The landmark European Court of Justice right to be forgotten ruling, which EU privacy regulators and US privacy activists would like to see extended outside the borders of the EU bloc.
Major privacy reform initiatives in the EU amid continuing concerns about U.S. surveillance and the ability of U.S companies to adequately ensure the privacy of personal data transferred out of the EU.
Large-scale data breaches in the US and cybersecurity preparedness
New US regulatory attention to the Internet of things and big data analytics
12:00 noon Lunch (provided by Bloomberg)
12:20 - 1:30 Program
This event will be held at the Bloomberg Government Washington DC offices:
1101 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005
Questions? Contact Layla Heimlich at Layla.Heimlich@gmail.com
Come out and join us for a happy hour at RFD. There is no charge for this event, there was a mistake before that said the cost was $10.
On Tuesdays there are specials on Tacos and canned beer ($2 tacos and 2 cans of beer for the price of 1). One of our more popular events last year, conveniently located by the Veriozn Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown metro. Register using the form below so we know how many people are coming. Any questions contact me, Jon Fiencke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join BIF (Business Information Finders) and other members of the library community on Monday, May 18, for a tour of the Martin Luther King Public Library, including: a review of databases related to business and entrepreneurship, and a demonstration of 3D printing.
We will gather at 9:45 am at the Library entrance. The tour will last about 1 hour.
Up to 20 registrations will be accepted. Please register by e-mailing email@example.com by May 8, 2015
Martin Luther King Public Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Across the street from Gallery Place / Chinatown subway station.
Date: May 18, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Map and Directions
Every encounter is different, but some communication strategies work most of the time with most people in most situations. Professionals who deal with conflict accumulate a bag of tricks to fall back on when there is not time to thoroughly assess a situation, or when the first five strategies don’t work. The more methods you master, the more confident you will feel in otherwise difficult situations.
Introduction: What Are The Basic Principles Of Managing Workplace Conflict?
The Key Idea: Sometimes All You Can Do Is Deal With Symptoms
Know You Can Always Leave And/Or Call For Help
Lower The Emotional Temperature
Stop Trying To Be Right
Provide Choices For All Involved
Stay Respectful Regardless Of The Other Person’s Behavior
Feel more resourceful and confident in difficult workplace situations.
Research and practice new strategies to add to what you already know.
Be more effective when dealing with people who are angry or upset.
Divisions - Leadership and Management Division and Petroleum and Energy Resources
Chapters - Hudson Valley, North Carolina, Michigan, DC
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2. Pay via Paypal
3. Follow the the instructions in confirmation the email.
Questions? Contact Layla Heimlich at Layla.Heimlich@medstar.net
DC/SLA's Board meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (except for June and July when there are no meetings). Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn
The International Relations Committee of DC/SLA invites you to attend a free public program featuring a film screening of Baghdad Twist and a talk by filmmaker Joe Balass, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Library of Congress.
Baghdad Twist is a visual memoir of a family's life in Iraq before escaping to a new home in Canada, in the fall of 1970. Featuring a unique, never before seen collection of archival images, home-movies and family photographs from Baghdad, the film pulls back the curtain on Iraq's once thriving Jewish community, its perilous final years and its remarkable ability to find solace in the shadow of fear.
Baghdad-born filmmaker Joe Balass takes us on a poetic journey through the fragmented memories of an Arab-Jewish exile. This powerful collage forms a complex portrait of a time and place that no longer exists.
The program is produced by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division and the Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress.
The International Relations Committee of DC/SLA proudly promotes and publicizes the program.
For more information, please contact Julia Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: May 5, 2015
Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540 Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions
The 2015Library Leaders Summit is an interactive, intimate experience for senior managers and leaders. This 2-day summit allows library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect and network with colleagues.
The theme of this year’s summit is Making an Impact & Proving Value. Assessing and communicating value continue to be challenging for all library leaders and decision makers. Traditional input and output performance measures no longer provide sufficient understanding, if they ever did, of how to determine and communicate the value of our libraries to the funding stakeholders in our communities, campuses, corporations, and governments.
Libraries are all about communities, about bringing people and resources together for learning, growing and entertainment; synching up for success! Computers in Libraries 2015 continues a long tradition of looking at emerging technologies, hearing from bleeding edge practitioners, and sharing case studies of innovative libraries, and insights from information industry leaders and watchers. Programming is practical so participants can apply what they learn at the conference directly within their communities.
SLA is a learning partner for this exciting conference. Join CiL this April in DC and celebrate 30 years of library success!
Free Minds unfortunately had to cancel their April Write Night. Please contact Layla Heimlich (Layla.Heimlich@medstar.net) if you are interested in additional opportunities to work with this organization.
The Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop - recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post for its phenomenal work with incarcerated young adults - uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.
Join DC SLA members at a Free Minds monthly Write Night, where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Reentry Support members home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers!
When: April 21, from 6-8 pm
Where: Funger Hall at George Washington University, Room FNGR 108, 2121 I St NW, WDC, 20052.