Washington, DC Chapter


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Search Engines for Business Researchers

The Ex-Im Bank Research Library & Archives is presenting a very special program on Monday, October 19, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., given by senior Business & Industry reference librarian from the Library of Congress, Ms. Jan Herd.

Search Engines for Business Researchers will be a detailed and informative discussion on the use of specialized search engines for business research.  An organized research methodology will be taught.

Because there is such a wealth of information, this is planned as a 3-hour program with a break in the middle.  You may bring a brown bag lunch.

Interested information professionals and librarians are welcome to join Ex-Im Bank staff.  You don’t need to be a member of SLA or the Business Information Finders group (BIF) to attend.

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

811 Vermont Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20571

The Bank is bordered by H & I Sts., 15th & Vermont Ave., NW, across the street from the Vermont Ave. - White House exit, McPherson Square Metro Station.

There is no charge but please RSVP to katherine.kane@exim.gov by Oct. 15, 2015

Read more about Ms. Jan Herd at:


Price: $0.00

Date: October 19, 2015

Trivia Night: Third Annual Battle of the DC Librarians



Monday, October 26, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Trivia will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.!







Register today to represent your organization as we go head to head in a night of trivia!



410 7th St NWHill Country

Chinatown or Archives Metro – Red/Green/Yellow)



Price: $0.00

Date: October 26, 2015

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club to discuss The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

The discussion will take place Wed., Oct. 28, at Zorba's near Dupont Circle metro on the red line.

Price: $0.00

Date: October 28, 2015

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

This month's board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5th, 6pm-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/589366685
Phone: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 826-256-509

Price: $0.00

Date: November 5, 2015

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

DC/SLA Jubilee Gala


DC/SLA is celebrating 75 years!

Jubilee Gala

Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing

Saturday, November 7, 2015

6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.


5333 Wisconsin Avenue | Washington DC

Cocktail Attire

Get Your Tickets

Price: $0.00

Date: November 7, 2015

5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20015 Map and Directions

Webinar: Custom Information Solutions at the National Institutes of Health

Webinar: Custom Information Solutions at the National Institutes of Health
Speaker: James King, Chief/Information Resources and Services Branch
Date/TimeFriday November 13 201512-1 pm (ET)
Charge: FREE

This webinar is hosted by the IT Division and cosponsored by the Washington DC Chapter.

Register nowhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6663220053687537153

For details, please visit http://it.sla.org/2015/09/webinar-november-13-custom-information-solutions-at-the-national-institutes-of-health/

In response to the changing needs at NIH, the Library’s Informationist service has been expanded into several non-traditional areas including bioinformatics, data services, bibliometrics and custom information solutions. This webinar explores the development of the custom information solutions service that offers digitization, technical consulting services, web development, database architecture, and taxonomy development for research groups at NIH.

James King, the speaker of the webinar, is an active IT Division and Washington DC Chapter member, as well as the 2015 SLA Chapter Cabinet Chair of the Board of the Director. James will lead the insider (virtual) tour of the NIH Library that showcases the development of the custom information solutions service for research groups at NIH.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 13, 2015

The Louisiana Maneuvers: A Nation Prepares for War

You are invited to attend a special presentation sponsored by the Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA:  "The Louisiana Maneuvers:  A Nation Prepares for War" on Thursday, Nov 19th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Drexel University facility in Washington, DC.
It has been nearly 75 years since the United States Army began a special call up of the National Guard for The Louisiana Maneuvers.  This field exercise began a new method in command structure and cooperation between the regular Army and the National Guard located in every state but answering to the state governor.  The Maneuvers began with a "table top exercise" demonstrating the relationship of units.  General Marshal and General McNair both believed that we could not fight the last war, WW l all over again.  New training doctrine was needed.
The program will be presented by LTC Sharon Lacey, formerly of the US Army Center for Military History.
COST:  $10 per person -  all attendees
LOCATION: Drexel University in DC, 801 17th Street, N.W.
METRO:  Farragut West on Blue, Orange and Silver Lines (take 17th St Exit)
Question:   Contact Sharon Lenius at leniussa@gmail.com

Price: $10.00

Date: November 19, 2015

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Drexel University, D.C. Office

801 17th St., NW
Suite 420
Map and Directions