Washington, DC Chapter


Having trouble with registration?  Contact the Program Director.

SLA DC Happy Hour, Taco Tuesday at RFD

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 fiencke@hotmail.com

RFD Washington 810 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001


Price: $0.00

Date: June 2, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Right to Be Forgotten and Other Hot Topics in Privacy

The Right to Be Forgotten and Other Hot Topics in EU and U.S. Privacy and Security

Presenter: Don Aplin, Sr. Legal Editor Privacy & Security Law Report, Bloomberg BNABBNA logo RGB blue_K 300dpi copy

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

Price: $0.00

Date: June 3, 2015

Bloomberg Government
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
20005 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 23

SLA Annual Conference (Boston)

Price: $0.00

Date: June 14, 2015

Discover America's Treasures: Smithsonian Scavenger Hunt

Discover America’s Treasures at this DC/SLA 75th Jubilee Event – Saturday, June 27, 2015

Join “adventurous” DC/SLA Members on SDorothys_Shoesaturday, 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.


Lincolns_Hat     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 (leniussa@gmail.com) or Layla Heimlich (Layla.Heimlich@gmail.com)


* This is an adults only tour

**DC/SLA 75th Jubilee VIP Member event.

“After Party” Dinner location – TBA

Price: $0.00

Date: June 27, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

[RESCHEDULED] Global Adventure: Tips and Advice on Getting a Top-Notch Library Job and Career Overseas

find your dream job



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 irc.dcsla@gmail.com or Layla Heimlich at layla.heimlich@gmail.com.

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.

Webinar registration:


Webinar ID: 131-574-827


International jobs

Price: $10.00

Date: June 30, 2015

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

SLA Annual Conference Recap

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

6:45-8 Presentations

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 events@dc.sla.org

Price: $10.00

Date: July 16, 2015

Jenner & Block
1099 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC
20001-4412 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 80

DC/SLA Board Meeting

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.


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

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/605850797
Phone:  +1 (805) 309-0033
Access Code: 605-850-797

Price: $0.00

Date: August 6, 2015

MacroSys, LLC
1901 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA
22209 Map and Directions

MacroSys, LLC

1901 N. Moore St.
Suite 602
Map and Directions

Website: http://www.macrosysrt.com/