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Field Trip: Following in the Footsteps of War

Join Us In Historic Fredericksburg!

Enjoy a day out in Fredericksburg with a personalized flashback to the Civil War through the words of Medal of Honor Winner Lt. Charles A. Clark at the Battle of Second Fredericksburg. We have chartered a trolley to visit some of the spots where Clark recounted his experiences and observations.

We invite all to join us for a coffee and doughnuts "tailgate" followed by a 3 1/2 hour tour. You will have the rest of the day to continue your exploration.

Our guide, Tom Glad, a military librarian himself, has a family copy of Clark’s diary transcribed by his father, but not available in print or online. He will incorporate Clark's words as we follow in his footsteps. As a bonus, Tom is providing us with a takeaway with some illustrated excerpts.

Where: Meet at the municipal parking lot at the intersection of Sophia Street and George Street where you can park at no charge (about an hour south of the DC area, traffic permitting). Other Free Parking within walking distance of the historic area.

When: Saturday morning, 4 October 2014

  • Meet and greet and have coffee and doughnuts between 8 and 8:45 AM
  • Board the trolley and depart promptly at 9 on our customized tour
  • Return at 12:30 PM and end the formal activities
  • Afternoon possibilities: http://www.visitfred.com/listings/things-to-do/
    • Lunch with colleagues
    • Explore, shop, tour at will in this historic area of Virginia
    • Return to any of the sites we visited or range further afield
    • Attend Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Sponsored by: WT Cox Information Systems http://www.wtcox.com/

Price: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Please register below.

Questions? Please contact Wendy Hill via e-mail whill@dtic.mil

Price: $20.00

Date: October 4, 2014

Fredericksburg, VA Municipal Parking Lot
Sophia Street and George Street
Fredericksburg, VA
22401 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Nonfiction Book club

Join the nonfiction book club to discuss As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen by Sun Myung Moon.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 15, 2014

Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Trivia Night with DC/SLA, LLSDC, and DCLA

Join us on Monday, October 20th for trivia night at Hill Country BBQ in Chinatown!

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: October 20, 2014

Hill Country Barbeque
410 7th Street NW
Washington, DC
Gallery Place Metro (Red, Yellow, Green) Map and Directions

IRC Presents: Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

DC/SLA International Relations Committee (IRC) Presents
Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

Wednesday, October 22nd
Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Businesses, organizations, and governments around the world have all launched open data initiatives to make data resources more accessible to innovators and the public. Join us to hear two speakers discuss the implications of open data and open source on the global stage.

Program Schedule
5:30 to 6:30: Networking and refreshments
6:30 to 7:45: Speakers’ presentations and Q & A

Samir Goswami is the Director of Government Professional Solutions at LexisNexis where he manages renewal and growth of the Federal Government’s data integration business line and directs the development of a Rule of Law portfolio. Previously he was the Managing Director of the Individuals and Communities at Risk Program for Amnesty International USA where he designed a data driven approach to increase response effectiveness to global human rights violations. Samir will discuss open data advances, the insights provided across industries, and the role of open data in promoting social good.

Stuart Ridgway is a senior consultant with the International Trade Administration (ITA), a bureau within the Department of Commerce.  He manages several projects for opening ITA's trade data and making it available for use by Web and mobile app developers. He will discuss ITA's role in providing data that connects U.S. businesses and economies abroad.

Drexel University, Washington, D.C. Office
801 17th St. N,W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006

Closest Metros: Farragut North and Farragut West

Price: Students/Retirees/Unemployed: $5; DC/SLA members: $10; Non-Chapter Members: $15

Questions? Contact Leia Dickerson (ldickers@gmail.com) and Marcy Carrel (marcycarrel@gmail.com)

Price: $15.00

Date: October 22, 2014

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

Available Spaces: 50

Career Happy Hour

The DC/SLA Employment and Career Resources Committee invites members interested in seeking/giving career advice or making connections to a happy hour at Science Club in the Farragut/Dupont area. This is an unstructured happy hour but attendees are encouraged to exchange business cards and resumes.

When: Thursday, November 13, 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Science Club, 1136 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro stations: Farragut North/West and Dupont Circle

Price: Everyone pays his/her own tab.

Questions: employment@dc.sla.org


Price: Free Event

Date: November 13, 2014

Science Club
1136 19th St. NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Webinar: Solo Project Management: When You are the Whole Team

Join the SLA NY Chapter and the Solo Librarians Division for "Solo Project Management: When You are the Whole Team" on November 18th. This is the final installment of the webinar series with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (sieralearn.com). DC/SLA is a co-sponsor of this series.

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: November 18, 2014

Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

Join us for DC/SLA's Holiday Party and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at the National Press Club.

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: December 9, 2014

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
20045 Map and Directions

Military Reference & Research: Sources and Resources

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!

Price: $25.00

Date: December 11, 2014

Library of Congress - Madison Building
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC
Metro: Capitol South Map and Directions

Library of Congress - Madison Building

101 Independence Ave SE
Dining Room A
Metro: Capitol South
Map and Directions