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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 420
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: 38

Happy Hour at Clarendon Grill

DC/SLA Happy Hour

Wednesday October 29th starting at 5:15

Clarendon Grill
1101 N Highland St Arlington, VA 22201, across the street from Clarendon Metro

Please RSVP to Jon Fiencke (fiencke@hotmail.com) so we can get an approximate number of attendees.

Happy Hour Specials:
$1.75-$3.00 drafts/bottles 5-8 PM
Half price bottles of wine until 9
Half price burgers

Price: Free Event

Date: October 29, 2014

Clarendon Grill
1101 N Highland St.
Arlington, VA
22201 Map and Directions

Writing Series: Blogging for Work, Blogging for Life

Why blog? Blogging can help you build your presence in the professional community, grow your expertise on topics of professional and personal interest, expand your career options, develop professional connections, and satisfy your creative spirit. Our three panelists will share their blogging journey and what they’ve learned along the way. Whether you’ve never written a blog post before or you’re a seasoned blogger, this program will provide insight and inspiration from three very different perspectives.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6-8pm (6-6:30 pizza, drinks, and networking). Presentations and virtual viewing will begin at 6:30.

Where: LexisNexis, 1150 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (closest metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West) and virtually via GoToMeeting

Onsite: Retired/Student/Unemployed: $5, SLA member $10, Non-member $15
Virtual: SLA member: $5, Non-member $15

Registration: Please register below. Virtual attendees must also register through GoToMeeting at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/597015152

Moderator: Elizabeth Lieutenant, M.S.L.I.S. Candidate and Graduate Assistant, Catholic University of America


Marie Kaddell, M.L.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Senior Information Professional Consultant

Marie has been blogging since 2000. She authored a personal blog for 8 years, sharing the funny side of life for a working mom living in suburbia. In 2006 she took her blogging skills to work and started the Government Info Pro blog as a resource for government librarians. Recently, she took her blogging skills to a whole new place – an author blog: Make Mine Paranormal. Writing under her maiden name, Marie Michelle Coleman, Marie recently released the first book in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series – Bespoken. Her blog serves as part of her author platform. Marie will be presenting on workplace blogging and the strategic use of your blogging experience.

Aileen M. J. Marshall, MLIS, MA
Knowledge Management/Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The DHS Program/ICF International

Aileen has been blogging since 2010, about a year after she started Library School. Blogging about traditional librarianship at first, she branched out when she discovered her passion for non-traditional librarianship. About four months ago, she re-designed and transitioned her blog Picturesque to reflect her personal writing: She is currently working on her first Science Fiction novel and shares experiences about writing and editing a story/manuscript, among other things. She also just started a new blog called A Journey Towards Health And Beauty, which chronicles her experiences switching to cruelty-free, organic and mostly vegan personal care and other products as well as lifestyle changes. Aileen will be presenting on the challenges of finding your own voice and branding your blog.

Christian I. J. Minter, MLIS
National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow
Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Christian has been blogging for six years. She is the author of two personal blogs: Silver Blades & Pink Slippers shares her experience as an adult figure skater, and Climbing the Stacks chronicles her adventures in the world of librarianship. Christian will be presenting on utilizing blogging as a student and new librarian, and finding the balance in sharing your personal and professional life online.

Price: $15.00

Date: November 12, 2014

1150 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
20036 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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