Please join the ARMA NOVA and Metro Maryland Chapters of ARMA and the National Capitol Chapter of AIIM for a private lecture and tour of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and a Reception at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant immediately following on December 12, 2016. See the attached flyer for details and share it with friends.
Join your fellow DC/SLA members and friends at the annual meeting & holiday gathering, Thursday, December 8, 2016, for food, fun and little bit of sparkle.
MENU: Crispy Skin Salmon, Mushroom Braise, Red Wine Poached Pearl Onions Lemon Roasted French Cut Chicken, Skillet Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Fall Vegetables Pumpkin Risotto Savory Bread Pudding, Swiss Chard Green Beans & Apples, Caramelized Shallots Field Green Salad, Roasted Beets, Sundried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette, and Miniature Holiday Desserts Display to include the following Petite Apple Tarts & Assorted Holiday Cookies.
The CEB Waterview Conference Center has spectacular views of the twinkling lights of Georgetown and DC and is conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro Center (Blue Line).
To participate in CEB's Toys for Tots campaign, simply shop for children age 0 through 16 and bring new, unwrapped toys to the event.
Thanks to Third Iron, the makers of BrowZine, for their sponsorship. BrowZine is the ideal tool for leveraging your most expensive resource – your electronic serials collection. With BrowZine, patrons can consume e-journals through a streamlined user interface and personalization tools. By interacting with your unique collection, BrowZine makes your journals more user-friendly than ever before. Allow your researchers to easily connect with what you collect!
Date: December 8, 2016
CEB Waterview Conference Center
1919 North Lynn Street Arlington, Virginia 20009 USA Map and Directions
At some point in your career you will need to pitch an idea and convince someone to do something. It could be asking for funding, it could be initiating a new project, or it could be going for that promotion you feel you deserve. The key to getting the outcome you want is to present your case in an engaging, effective and compelling way. Knowing a few simple, time tested storytelling skills and principles of influence can improve your chances of getting the outcome you want. In this interactive discussion Eric Byrd, founder of Pitch for Success, will walk you through the most powerful structure for any presentation and show you how to leverage your own natural persuasion skills so you can present confidently and naturally.
Eric applies his unique professional background and entertaining speaking style to help professionals create profitable relationships for the 21st century. Eric has taught over 8,000 professionals through his online courses and live training events since launching Pitch for Success in 2013. Using dynamic and engaging presentations Eric draws audiences in and teaches them new perspectives on how to be successful in business today. His training programs empower professionals by teaching a unique mixture of Hollywood storytelling, relationship focused communications, and authenticity based presentation skills. His goal is to help people connect with others and build win-win professional relationships, regardless of position or job title. Eric has been a trainer for Cisco Systems, an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College and currently manages the Small Business Development Center in Loudoun County, Virginia. He is the author of several books including "The Power of Connections", "The Follow Up Formula", and the forthcoming "What I Learned About Business from Playing Angry Birds".
By popular demand, we’re having a happy hour at Crumbs and Whiskers. This event is limited to 15 people, but we can schedule another session if there’s enough interest. We’re allowed to bring our own food and drinks, but have been asked to bring things that don’t tend to spill bits of food like Chipotle. Perhaps we can just order pizza, I’ll post more information as we get closer to the event.
"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, Senior Program Office, State Programs, at Institute of Museum and Library Services and Madison Bolls, 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: