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Webinar: Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)

SLA NY and the Solo Librarians Division is pleased to present a webinar with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (sieralearn.com). Registration is now open, please see the event details and registration URL below. Since DC/SLA is co-sponsoring this series, DC/SLA members have the opportunity to register for $5.

Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)
Presented by: Pat Wagner
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5 to 6 pm ET

Program Description
Are you trying to decide if the situation at work is serious enough to start your job-hunt, or are you a member of a department with questions about a co-worker’s chronic negative behaviors? The stereotypical “dysfunctional workplace” is about what people say and do every day, and how words and behaviors impact others. From chronic headaches to feelings of benign contempt towards the people in charge, learn the flags that might indicate change is warranted.

- Introduction: The Line In The Sand: Take Responsibility For Your Life
- The Key Idea: Why Leaving Can Be The Better Choice For You And Your Workplace
- Why It Is Not Just About Them: How Do Good People Become Toxic?
- Fifteen Reasons: Do You Recognize Yourself In Any Of These Examples?
- Which Reasons Are Most Critical?
- Prepare An Exit Strategy
- How To Keep From Bringing Old Habits To The New Job

- Identify specific behaviors that might need addressing in co-workers.
- Evaluate your own impact on your workplace culture.
- Establish a plan: Always looking for your next workplace.

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.

Webinar Fees
$5 - Members of Solo Division and SLA NY
$5 - Members of DC, New England, Illinois and Georgia Chapters and Leadership and Management Division
$10 - SLA Members
$20 - Non-members

Register in two easy steps:
1. Register and pay the webinar fee using your credit card or Paypal account at:
2. You must then reserve your space at the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation email.

Can't make it in person? All paid registrants will receive the webinar recording.

Send any questions to Solo Division Past Chair Tom Nielsen at: tnielsen@metro.org.

And mark your calendar for the next webinar:

- Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5 to 6 pm ET
Solo Project Management: When You are the Whole Team

Price: Free Event

Date: September 23, 2014

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: Unlimited

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

UN Day event

Save the date for this year's UN Day event on Wednesday, October 22nd.

More information coming soon!

Price: Free Event

Date: October 22, 2014

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

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