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Skills Gaps - What's an Info Pro To Do?

SkillsGapJoin the DC/SLA special 75th Jubilee Program and learn “What an Info Pro CAN do” about overcoming SKILLS GAPS.  A panel of experts representing area LIS, iSchools and SLA will suggest some new techniques, special certificate programs and more. Remember, Professional Development is your key to success as an Info Pro.

SPEAKERS:  Dr. Diane Barlow, UMD iSchool; Dr. Denise Agosto, Drexel Univ, iSchool, the College of Info Science & Technology; Mr. David Shumaker, Catholic University of America, Dept of Library and Info Science; and Mr. Everett Woods, SLA – Click University.

Location:   Drexel University, Washington DC Office (Lafayette Towers, 801 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006)

Nearest METRO: Farragut West – Blue, Orange & Silver lines, Farragut North – Red line.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30, Program from 6:30 p.m on.

Price: $15.00

Date: March 31, 2015

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board Meetings usually occur the first Thursday of every month, but due to a scheduling conflict, the April Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 1st from 6-8pm. Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:

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

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/636158989
Phone: (408) 650-3123
Access Code:636-158-989

Price: Free Event

Date: April 1, 2015

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

Mount Vernon: A Courtesy Call at the Home of the Commander-in-Chief (April)

Click here for a charming interactive map of the Estate

MountVernonhttp://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/map-of-the-estate-gardens/#

Join the Military Libraries Group as they go on a Special Visit to Mount Vernon on Saturday, Apr 18, 2015. Meet at 10:15 am at the new Visitors Center near the delightful statues of Martha and George with the Grandchildren. Spring is a beautiful time at Mount Vernon.

If you have not visited Mount Vernon in a few years, you are in for a treat as our Guide takes us through the new Center, a tour of the Mansion (including the third floor!), the various colonial era buildings and beautiful gardens. We will pay our respects and complete our visit with a Wreath Laying at the Tomb of George Washington.

WHO: All Members of DC/SLA

WHAT: Special Tour of Mount Vernon – A Courtesy a the Home of the Commander-in-Chief

WHERE: Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA (Your name will be on the list; look for MLG Member by the Ticket Office to confirm; then proceed to Visitors Ctr)

WHEN: Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 (Final day of National Library Week) @ 10:15 am

HOW: Transportation Options: Biking, Boat, Bus, or Car

http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/directions-parking-transportation/

COST: $18.00 per person (NOT available for 75th Jubilee VIP Discount) Adult rate only.

TOUR LIMIT: 25 Your guests are welcome, too.

DRESS: Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate gear

LUNCH: Food Court and Gift Shop after the Special Tour

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/QUESTIONS: Contact Sharon Lenius, leniussa@gmail.com

Price: $18.00

Date: April 18, 2015

Available Spaces: 18

Free Minds Write Night

Free_Minds_logoThe Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop - recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post for its phenomenal work with incarcerated young adults - uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

Join DC SLA members at a Free Minds monthly Write Night, where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Reentry Support members home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers!

When: April 21, from 6-8 pm

Where: Funger Hall at George Washington University, Room FNGR 108, 2121 I St NW, WDC, 20052.

Check out the Washington Post article here: How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail

Price: Free Event

Date: April 21, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Computers In Libraries conference

Libraries are all about communities, about bringing people and resources together for learning, growing and entertainment; synching up for success!  Computers in Libraries 2015 continues a long tradition of looking at emerging technologies, hearing from bleeding edge practitioners, and sharing case studies of innovative libraries, and insights from information industry leaders and watchers. Programming is practical so participants can apply what they learn at the conference directly within their communities.

SLA is a learning partner for this exciting conference.  Join CiL this April in DC and celebrate 30 years of library success!

To find out more, go to: http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2015/

Price: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2015

Library Leaders Summit: Making An Impact & Proving Value

The 2015 Library Leaders Summit is an interactive, intimate experience for senior managers and leaders.  This 2-day summit allows library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries to problem-solve, discuss, reflect and network with colleagues.

The theme of this year’s summit is Making an Impact & Proving Value.  Assessing and communicating value continue to be challenging for all library leaders and decision makers. Traditional input and output performance measures no longer provide sufficient understanding, if they ever did, of how to determine and communicate the value of our libraries to the funding stakeholders in our communities, campuses, corporations, and governments.

This year's Summit will be held at the Washington Hilton.  For more information, and to register, see: http://www.librarysummit.com/DC2015/

SLA is a learning partner for this event.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 27, 2015

Nonfiction book club

You are invited to join the nonfiction book club to discuss David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.

The discussion will take place Wed., April 29 at Zorba's near the Dupont Circle metro on the red line.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 29, 2015

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

TED Talks Curated by DC/SLA Past Presidents

Join DC/SLA for information gleaned via TED Talks selected by DC/SLA Past Presidents.  Lots of valuable insights, time for thoughtful questions.

Registration Check In/Networking/Light Refreshments – 5:30

Program from 6:30 p.m.

Location: Venable LLP’s 6th floor  location, 575 7th  St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

(Rosa Mexicana is on ground floor of this building)

METRO:  Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red, Yellow & Green Lines

Price: $10.00

Date: May 5, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

DC/SLA Board Meeting

DC/SLA's Board meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm (except for June and July when there are no meetings). Meetings are open to all DC/SLA members and can be attended in person or virtually.

Location:

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

GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/774785581
Phone:  (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 774-785-581

Price: Free Event

Date: May 7, 2015

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

MacroSys, LLC

1901 N. Moore St.
Suite 602
Arlington
VA
22209
Map and Directions

Website: http://www.macrosysrt.com/