Washington, DC Chapter


Having trouble with registration?  Contact the Program Director.

DC/SLA Board Meeting

Board 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/536030333
Phone: +1 (805) 309-0033
Access Code: 536-030-333

Price: $0.00

Date: September 3, 2015

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

Webinar: Improving Information Exchange in Workplaces

Please join us for another webinar with Pat Wagner of SIERA (sieralearn.com), brought to you by the Solo Division and New York Chapter and co-sponsored by the DC SLA Chapter.  Registration is now open, details below.
Improving Information Exchange in Workplaces

Thursday, September 10, 2015 -  5 to 6 pm ET

Information silos (self-contained units with little communication or interaction) are too common in even small organizations and plague large businesses and agencies.  If employees are either punished, ignored, or not rewarded for taking the time to check in, communicate, and collaborate, why should they bother?  Are there specific actions that workplace leaders can take to improve idea exchange?

  • Introduction: What Is The Value Of Information Exchange?
  • The Key Idea: It Is Not A Waste Of Time To Converse
  • Analysis: How Well Does Your Workplace Support Information Exchange?
  • Useful Communication Or A Loss of Productivity?
  • Informal Structures: Parties And Proximity
  • Formal Structures, Meetings, Committees, And Joint Projects
  • Running A Successful Information Event

  • Discover and eliminate mistakes and miscommunications.
  • Use fresh eyes to contribute to project success.
  • Better allocate resources between teams, departments, and programs.

Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

$5 - Members of Solo Division and SLA NY 

$5 - Members of Co-sponsoring Units:  

- Divisions:  Leadership and Management and Petroleum and Energy Resources;

- Chapters:  Alabama, DC, Hudson Valley, Michigan, North Carolina, New England and San Francisco

$10 - SLA Members

$20 - Non-members

Register in two easy steps:
1.  Pay the webinar fee using the SLA NY website and PayPal at:  


2.  Register for the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation message.

*Paid registrants may access a recording of the webinar so sign up even if you can't attend in person.
Questions?  Contact SLA NY Professional Development Chair Tom Nielsen at: tnielsen@metro.org.
Mark your calendar for the last webinar in the series:

Tuesday, November 12, 2015 - 5 to 6 pm ET

How to Manage Your Local Node In a Global Workplace

Price: $20.00

Date: September 10, 2015

Business Information Finders lunch at WebSearch University

Attending WebSearch University (or will you be in Arlington on September 18)?

Come to the "Introduction to the Business Information Finders group" (BIF) lunch on Friday, September 18, 2015.  We will meet at the WSU registration desk at 12 noon or as soon as we are released for lunch.

WebSearch Univ. conference
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact Peggy Braly at peggy.braly@exim.gov with questions and to RSVP.

Price: $0.00

Date: September 18, 2015

World Cultural Heritage Sites At Risk: Preservation Efforts in Iraq & Syria

Please save the date for an exciting DC/SLA Jubilee program sponsored by the International Relations Committee, "World Cultural Heritage Sites At Risk: Preservation Efforts in Iraq & Syria."


"Vulnerability of Libraries and Archives and Restoration of What's Been Damaged" - Michael Albin (moderator), Library of Congress (ret.)

"Library of Congress Efforts to Preserve Library Collections in Iraq" - Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of Africa and Middle East Division, Library of Congress

"Legal & Organizational  Contribution of UNESCO to the Preservation of Antiquities in Iraq & Syria" - Dr. George Papagiannis, External Relations and Information, UNESCO

Location to be announced

Please contact Program Planning Chair Layla Heimlich (Layla.Heimlich@gmail.com) or Julia Leggett (irc.dcsla@gmail.com) with questions



Price: $0.00

Date: October 1, 2015

DC/SLA Board Meeting

Due to a scheduling conflict, the October Board Meeting will be held on Oct. 8th, 6pm-8pm.


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

GotoMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/589366685
Phone: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code:589-366-685

Price: $0.00

Date: October 8, 2015

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

DC/SLA Jubilee Gala


Save the Date

DC/SLA is celebrating 75 years!

Jubilee Gala

Saturday, November 7, 2015

6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.


5333 Wisconsin Avenue | Washington DC

Price: $0.00

Date: November 7, 2015

5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20015 Map and Directions