Washington, DC Chapter


Having trouble with registration?  Contact the Webmaster.

BIF dine around at Heavy Seas in Arlington

Business Information Finders (BIF) is hosting a dine-around at Heavy Seas in Arlington.  It's an Alehouse walking distance of the Rosslyn Metro (about 4 blocks).  There are lots of options for vegetarians, fans of pub grub, wine lovers, some cocktails too.

We welcome new and old members and other interested people from DC/SLA.  We'll be  brainstorming directions for BIF in 2015 and sharing about our libraries’ issues, upcoming projects, overall welfare in the new year.  The agenda is very open and suggestions are welcome.

If you have ideas for future meetings, or something you want to discuss at this meeting, please let us know when you RSVP.  Thanks!

So come out and have fun!

Please RSVP to peggy.braly@exim.gov

Heavy Seas Alehouse

1501 Wilson Blvd (at corners of N. Oak & 18th St N)
Arlington, Virginia 22209


Price: Free Event

Date: February 17, 2015

Library of Congress Lunchtime Tour of Foreign Language Collections

You are cordially invited to join DC/SLA International Relations Committee members for a special lunch time tour of the foreign language collections at the Library of Congress.

Visit the foreign language reading rooms at the Library of Congress Part I: Asian, African & Middle East Language Collections and Reading Rooms. Foreign area studies specialists will be onsite to guide the tour with their insights and anecdotes about the collections from Africa, Asia and the Middle East in the Library of Congress.

Meet at the African & Middle East Reading Room, LJ220, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress at 12:30 p.m.

The program is free, but space is limited.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible by email at irc.dcsla@gmail.com.



African & Middle East Reading Room: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.    The African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) was created in 1978 as part of a general Library of Congress reorganization. For AMED it combined three sections -- African, Hebraic, and Near East, which cover 77 countries and regions from Southern Africa to the Maghreb and from the Middle East to Central Asia.  Each section plays a vital role in the Library's acquisitions program; offers expert reference and bibliographic services to the Congress and researchers in this country and abroad; develops projects, special events, and publications; and cooperates and participates with other institutions and scholarly and professional associations in the US and abroad.

Asian Reading Room: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Asian Reading Room is the primary public access point for researchers seeking to use the Asian collections of the Library of Congress in the many languages of Asia. The reading room covers the area from the South Asian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia. With over 3 million books, periodicals and newspapers, a large number of manuscripts, and electronic media, the collections are the most comprehensive sources of Asian language materials outside of Asia. Area Specialists and Reference Librarians provide in-depth reference assistance on questions concerning Asia.

Maps: Getting Around the Library of Congress

Directions to the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/

Campus Map of the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/visit/maps-and-floor-plans/campus-map/

Price: Free Event

Date: February 27, 2015

Library of Congress - Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
20540 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

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.


MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St., Ste 602
Arlington, VA 22209
Closest Metro: Rosslyn

GoToMeeting link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/499529085

You can also dial in using your phone:
+1 (805) 309-0012
Access Code:499-529-085

Price: Free Event

Date: March 5, 2015

75th Anniversary Showing of the Grapes of Wrath (FREE!)

GrapesOfWrathJoin in the 75th Celebration of the award winning film “Grapes of Wrath” (1940) by joining DC/SLAers at  the Packard Campus Theater of the National AV Conservation Center of the Library of Congress in  Culpeper, VA for a FREE showing.

Carpool from the Vienna METRO, South Side, at the end of the Orange Line for 10 a.m. pick up or take an early spring drive thru the “greening” Virginia countryside.  Tour Culpeper's Davis Street area for shopping and lunch at "It's About Thyme" at noon.

Showing starts at 2 pm at the Library of Congress's AV Conservation Center and Packard Theater (Library of Congress, Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road).  Running time: 129 minutes.

More Info @ http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/location.html

Register NOW!  Questions?   Contact Sharon Lenius at   leniussa@gmail.com


Price: Free Event

Date: March 14, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Job Search Workshop: Writing Job-Winning Resumes & Giving Great Interviews!

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2013, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drexel University Washington DC Office and Webinar

Entering or re-entering the job market soon?  Looking for a new or better job?  The SLA Maryland Chapter is pleased to again be hosting its popular Job Search Workshop.  This year’s Workshop will be a back-to-basics review of employment fundamentals: resume writing and interviewing!

It’s no secret that a well-written resume is essential for standing out from the pack – no matter if it is for your first foray into the job market or to land that dream job you’ve spent your professional career preparing for.  Whatever your situation, you’ve got to get your foot in the door first!  Getting the job comes next, after going through interviews and sometimes follow-up interviews.  As with every skill you've ever learned, you have to learn the interview technique and then practice, practice, practice.  During this half-day workshop seasoned information professionals will share winning strategies, provide individualized reviews of resumes and offer tips on how to perfect your interviewing technique.   Register today for this free Workshop so that you can be prepared, self-confident and in top shape to tackle today's competitive work environment!  Register here.

Participate Onsite, Online, or Sign up for a post-Workshop resume review! 

Register here to participate  

*Note:  If you are an expert willing to help job seekers, please add your name to the list  to provide resume reviews that day or in the future.



10:00    Coffee & Register

10:30    Speakers

11:15    Resume Reviews

12:30    Networking & Lunch on the rooftop overlooking our Nation’s Capital!

Questions?  Contact: Nancy Faget at: zemogogog@yahoo.com

Special thanks to these organizations helping to support the Workshop

Maryland SLA


DC/SLA Chapter

Drexel University: College of Computing and Informatics


Register here to participate  


Price: Free Event

Date: March 21, 2015

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

Skills Gaps - What's an Info Pro To Do?

Learn about what you can do to learn new techniques, special certificate programs and more from a panel of experts representing area LIS,  iSchools and SLA.  Professional Development is your key to success as an Info Pro.

Location:   Lafayette Towers, 801 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 (Drexel Univ DC Facility),

METRO Farragut West – Blue, Orange & Silver lines, Farragut North – Red line.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30, Program from 6:30 p.m on.

Price: $10.00

Date: March 31, 2015

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

TED Talks Curated by DC/SLA Past Presidents

Join DC/SLA for information gleaned via TED Talks selected by DC/SLA Past Presidents.  Lots of valuable insights, time for thoughtful questions.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30

Program from 6:30 p.m.

Location: Venable LLP’s 6th floor  location, 575 7th  St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

(Rosa Mexicana is on ground floor of this building)

METRO:  Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red, Yellow & Green Lines

Price: $10.00

Date: May 5, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited