Washington, DC Chapter


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Foreign Embassies Walking Tour with Library of Congress African Area Studies Specialist Laverne Page

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The International Relations Committee (IRC) of DC/SLA invites you to a two-hour walking tour on Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  The tour will be led by Laverne Page, Area Specialist, African and Middle East Division, Library of Congress. You'll visit some of the most beautiful foreign embassies in Washington D.C. and experience samples of foreign culture and educational programs.

We'll meet at DuPont Circle North Metro Station at 9:30 a.m. Then walk to the nearby embassies.  The following embassies will be open for visitors: Afghanistan, African Union, Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Libya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Due to time constraints, we can only visit a few of the embassies mentioned above.   Our tour ends at noon but you will be enjoying yourself so much that you will want to branch out and continue touring on your own in the afternoon.

The tour is free but space is limited. Please register at http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=398  by Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Julia Leggett


email: ircdcsla@gmail.com


Price: $0.00

Date: May 7, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Medical Maker Space – Tech Strategy at NIH - Webinar

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join SLA Toronto Chapter to learn from James King, Information Architect and Branch Chief at the US National Institutes of Health Library, the internal research library supporting the staff at the largest biomedical founder in the world. James will discuss the technology strategy that has been developed to drive the future developments in data, collaboration, and virtual learning. James will also discuss two of the library’s current initiatives – Custom Information Solutions, a geek squad team building data-rich websites for disease spaces, and the Technology Hub, a sandbox learning and maker space designed to experiment with 3D printing, data visualization, modeling, GIS, and bioinformatics analysis.

James will be presenting from Toronto; this is a webinar only.  To register, go to:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4366507394231046659.  Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further instructions for logging into the webinar.

Price: $0.00

Date: May 17, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Coloring, Conversation, and Conference

Coloring:  Bring your favorite coloring design book and pencils or use materials available via DC/SLA.   If you color outside the lines, no problem!

Conversation:  Talk about various library issues - What's Up with SLA, a New CEO for SLA, The plans for the DC MLK Library, What DC Public Librarians are doing,  Prison Library, Library Management Issues, Professional Development and Where to Get It - or whatever those at your "coloring table" would like to discuss.

Conference:  SLA 2016 in Philadelphia - Learn who is attending, Chapter Members as presenters, hosting, facilitating, etc. Interesting programs and events.

National Geographic Society is located at 1145 17th St NW.
- The closest metro is Farragut North or Farragut West.
- If you come from 17th St., walk through the building and across the courtyard into the next building, past the cafeteria and up the steps. The library is on the right.
- You can also enter from the M street courtyard. Please note the 16th street doors will be locked.

You should not need to check in with Security -- there will be a sign in table outside the library.

Price: $10.00

Date: May 19, 2016

National Geographic Society
1145 17th St N.W.
Washington , DC
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Available Spaces: 29

National Geographic Society

Within walking distance of Metrorail’s Farragut North and Farragut West stations.

1145 17th St N.W.
Map and Directions