This program will showcase the many hidden gems within the Military Libraries sphere that are accessible to the public. In the morning, Military Reference is featured as info pros reveal places and spaces that are unique to the Military Community. The afternoon session provides insight into various research resources of the military as well as some of the Federal Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) partners. It will be a day of "Military Alphabet Soup" ..... with explanations!
When: Thursday, December 11, 9am-4pm
Location: Library of Congress - Madison Building, Dining Room A (Closest Metro: Capitol South)
Price: $25 (includes Continental Breakfast and refreshments during 2 breaks)
Registration: Coming soon!
Date: December 11, 2014
Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540 Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions
Save the Date! The Military Libraries Group will be taking a field trip on Saturday, September 27 to Fredericksburg, VA for "Following in the Footsteps of War." A Wisconsin Civil War Soldier's Diary leads participants from Chatham House, through Fredericksburg, to Salem Church and Chancellorsville (a.k.a. - 2nd Fredericksburg). The tour will be Led by Tom Glad.
Join us on Monday, July 14 for the SLA Annual Conference Recap, as members speak about the sessions they attended and their experiences at the conference in Vancouver, BC. You will also have the opportunity to meet SLA President-Elect candidates Jim DelRosso and Tom Rink. The presentation portion of this event is also being offered virtually (see below).
This event is sponsored by Safari Books Online.
At the event you will learn about:
SLA President-Elect candidates' visions for SLA (Jim DelRosso and Tom Rink)
SLA Competencies document (Anne Caputo)
"How NOT to Run a Meeting; Facilitation Skills 101 for Librarians" (Sharon Lenius)
"Borderless CI: Researching International Intelligence" (Barbie Keiser)
"Information Alchemy: Adding Value Where It Counts" (Chris Vestal)
Opening keynote speech, open access publishing, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Closing Session (Richard Huffine)
When: Monday July 14, 2014, 5:30pm-8pm (6:45-8 for virtual attendees)
5:30-6:30 Drinks and appetizers on the roof terrace (great views of the White House and Capitol Building!)
6:45-8 Presentations in Drexel's conference room (Suite 420) and via webinar
Where: Drexel University's DC Office, 801 17th St. NW, Roof Terrace and Suite 420
Closest metro stations: Farragut West and Farragut North
Cost: $10 DC/SLA members; $15 Non-members; Free for virtual attendees
Registration: Please register below for the on-site event by Wednesday, July 9th. Space is limited!
Join DC/SLA on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2pm-3pm EDT for a free webinar on Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information, presented as part of the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (TLR). The webinar will be led by Dr. Christa Kelleher of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.
Space is limited! Registration below does not guarantee you a spot. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come basis once the session opens. However, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the TLR website at a later date.
About the Webinar:
With the growing amount of data available at our fingertips, effective and efficient scientific visualization is becoming increasingly important in modern society. Visualization of scientific and engineering data serves two broad purposes: visualization for analysis, and visualization for presentation (whether in reports, presentations, brochures, etc). Dr. Christa Kelleher will discuss what makes an effective figure or graphic and how this changes depending on the type of data being visualized and the intended purpose/audience. While the emphasis of visualizations is simplicity, Dr. Kelleher will draw on examples that include display of data with multiple dimensions as well as working with large datasets. By establishing a set of ‘best practices’ for visualization, the goal will be to provide a set of simple rules applicable across disciplines for improving graphics in any setting. Examples of effective visualization from a range of data sources as well as recent visualization advances will be used to illustrate these points. The webinar will also touch on open-source visualization tools, web-based interfaces, and analytical software to aid analysis and presentation.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Christa Kelleher is currently a postdoctoral associate in Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment investigating the relative importance of hydrological processes in small streams through complex watershed modeling. She has a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her BS at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Kelleher has published on and participated in webinar discussions of effective scientific visualization during her time at Penn State, and continues to remain actively engaged in scientific visualization through her research and colleagues at Duke. Dr. Kelleher’s primary background is in model diagnostics, with additional experience in statistical techniques for large, multidimensional datasets and high performance computing.
Join the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA for a Book and Author Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Hear Kayla Williams, former U.S. Army Specialist and Arabic Linguist speak about her most recent book, Plenty of Time When We Get Home, the story of a struggle to deal with severe head injuries sustained by her husband Brian McGough and how they fought to make their marriage work. Kayla is also the author of Love My Rifle More Than You, Young and Female in the U.S. Army with Mark Staub.
WHO'S INVITED: Friends and Colleagues of DC/SLA and other Interested Parties
WHAT: Book and Author Dinner, featuring Kayla Williams….MLG’s first in a long time. Bring your copies of either of Kayla’s books for signing. Sorry none available at this Dinner.
The SLA NY/Solo Librarians Division Webinar Series continues with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of SIERA (sieralearn.com). Since DC/SLA is co-sponsoring this series, DC/SLA members have the opportunity to register for $5. The second webinar is now open for registration, please see the event details and registration information at: http://newyork.sla.org/events-2/event-registration/?ee=128
Learn effective negotiating techniques at this skill-enhancing DC/SLA program sponsored by Information Today, ProQuest and Safari Books Online. Our panel of experts, representing both sides of the negotiating table, will offer tips and strategies on how to purchase and sell information content and services that best fit buyers’ and vendors’ needs. During the audience Q&A, they will answer your questions about negotiating information deals. Featured on the panel are:
MODERATOR – Marilyn Bromley, SLA Board of Directors, and Library Director, Bloomberg BNA
Marla Whitney Chesler, Lead Acquisitions Librarian, U.S. Department of State, Ralph J. Bunche Library
Michael Gruenberg, author of Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success, and President of Gruenberg Consulting, LLC
Dave Hemingway-Turner, Specialist, ProQuest Workflow Solutions
WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
6:00 – 6:30 / Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:45 / Panel Discussion
7:45 – 8:00 / Q & A
After the program, Michael will sign copies of Buying and Selling Information, which you may purchase onsite at a 10% discount (cash or check), or in advance at http://books.infotoday.com/. Watch a recent interview of the author at http://bcove.me/bd0baeqf
WHERE: The George Washington University, Paul Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library; 2300 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, Room B103. Attendees must present a Photo ID at the security desk.
Metro Station: Foggy Bottom (Blue & Orange Lines). Public Parking: Colonial Garage, Entrance -- 950 22nd St., NW ($11 when In After 5pm)
PRICE: DC/SLA and DCLA Members: $10 / Nonmembers: $15
REGISTRATION: Advance registration required by Thursday, May 8
Crafting A Personal Brand is a hands-on session with an overview about personal branding and interactive time for participants to work in teams to discuss a personal brand strategy for a professional career category. After working out the basic approach to a brand using a set of questions as a guide, the teams share their strategies. This session will be led by Chris Olson of Chris Olson & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to creating and implementing marketing strategies for libraries and information providers.
Job seekers, independent researchers, embedded information professionals, knowledge workers seeking career advancement, students about to enter the workforce, retired professionals contemplating part-time work, and others are sure to find Crafting A Personal Brand to be an engaging, fun, and informative session.
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
6:00-6:30 Networking (refreshments will be provided)
Location: LexisNexis, 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
Closest Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue)
Price: $10 Student and Unemployed DC/SLA members;$15 Other DC/SLA members and DCLA members; $20 Non-members
Registration: Please register below by Monday, May 5th. Space is limited!
Note: The workshop is only available in-person. However, if you would like to attend the presentation portion remotely, please register for the webinar at: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=290.
Everyone has a personal brand, whether it's been crafted or not. People make impressions, and like corporate brands, personal brands are composed of basic branding components, all of which can be managed into a personal brand strategy designed to achieve a set of personal goals and objectives.
Led by Chris Olson, an expert in developing and managing the brands of libraries, information services and knowledge management groups, this session covers the basic components of a personal brand and provides insights into what works and what doesn't. Chris will also share the decisions and activities which brought a client to establish a highly recognized personal brand within and outside his organization, adding visibility to his expertise and the library.
It is anticipated that attendees will leave the session with an awareness of their current personal brands and insights into how they can manage the perceptions about themselves, along with the tools that are available for doing that. In addition, participants will have gotten feedback and ideas from colleagues for their personal brand, as well as an appreciation for how they can contribute to their organization's overall communication's strategy.
Chris has been marketing and communicating the value of information services for more than 30 years with her firm, Chris Olson & Associates. She has a full roster of clients who rely on her abilities, resources and advice to guide their brands successfully. In 2012 Chris was named a Fellow of SLA in recognition of her contributions to and leadership in the profession.