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Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the DC/SLA Holiday Party and Annual Meeting!

Join us on December 9th as we celebrate the end of another great year! Catch up with colleagues, make new connections, and enjoy great food and drink at the National Press Club. We will also have a brief business meeting to summarize DC/SLA's achievements this year, recognize the 2014 Board, present awards, and look ahead to the new year and new board.

We will top off our year of Community and Fundamentals by hosting a book drive for the US Tribal Libraries. There are over 280 tribal libraries throughout the United States, including 37 tribal college libraries.  They serve as community centers, tribal archives, reading rooms, and homework centers for specific American Indian tribes.  Many of these libraries are supported by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, but are in great need of materials to share with their communities. Additional details are below.

Thank you to our event sponsors Safari Books Online and Special Counsel Information Governance.

DATE:  Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Meeting/Presentation portion will start at approximately 7:00pm)

LOCATION: The National Press Club (Holeman Lounge), 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Closest Metro Station:  Metro Center (red, orange, silver, and blue lines)

PRICE: Retired/Student/Unemployed members: $15; Other SLA members and DCLA members* $20; Non-members $40
*DCLA members get DC/SLA pricing through a reciprocal agreement

Not a member? Consider joining! Annual Membership Dues start as low as $40: https://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/

REGISTRATION: Please register below.

QUESTIONS? Contact Deena Adelman at events@dc.sla.org


More Information about the Book Drive:

Topics of Interest:

1. Children’s literature

2. Fiction – Westerns

3. American Indian/Native American literature – Fiction and Non-fiction

4. Non-fiction – related to outdoor activities (i.e. gardening, hiking, camping, etc.)

We’ll have a donation box at the event for people to leave their books. For questions about the US Tribal Book Drive please contact Asheleigh Perry aperryster07@gmail.com

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event you can still participate in the book drive by purchasing books for the US Tribal Library Wishlisthttp://amzn.com/w/2U8Y8XF8BPVNI

Price: $20.00

Date: December 9, 2014

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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, 8:30am-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: Please register below by Monday, December 8, COB. Space is limited.

If you are paying via FEDLINK, there is a two step registration process: 1) Register below selecting "FEDLINK Paid Attendee"  2) Contact Elinda Deans (ehar@loc.gov) regarding use of your FT account for this Dec 11, 2015 Program.

Questions? Contact Sharon Lenius at leniussa@gmail.com

Price: $25.00

Date: December 11, 2014

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

Available Spaces: 25

Nonfiction Book Club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club to discuss Buying and Selling Information, A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success by By Michael L. Gruenberg.  We will have a special guest:  the author himself.

Please join us Jan. 14, at Teaism in Penn Quarter.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 14, 2015

Teaism @ Penn Quarter
400 8th St. NW
Washington, DC
20004 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Teaism @ Penn Quarter

Closest Metro Station: Archives/Navy Memorial (Green/Yellow line) - http://wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=81

400 8th St. NW
Map and Directions

Website: http://www.teaism.com/Restaurant/PennQuarter7.html