Washington, DC Chapter

Benefits of Membership

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Does your career need a boost? According to a 2007 report in the Washington Post (“Go-Getters Use Groups to Get Ahead; Squeeze in Time for Professional Associations,” July 1, 2007) one of the best ways is to get involved in a professional association.

Read about the many benefits of SLA Membership

  • Professional development with online webinars
  • Innovation Lab, a place to experiment with new technologies
  • SLA publications and Web 2.0 resources
  • Networking opportunities

Join SLA. Be a go-getter.

And more specifically, play a role in SLA’s most exciting chapter, DC/SLA!  Three reasons to join us: engage, learn and give back to your professional community. And, here’s a bonus reason: we guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun in the process.


  • Multiple communication channels – list, blog, Facebook, Twitter – keep you in the know
  • Networking events – small group dinners, happy hours, student groups, speed mentoring – offer opportunities to meet other area professionals


  • Monthly programs provide quick takes on a variety of topics, such as career development, new technologies, management and leadership
  • Book clubs offer a chance to connect with like-minded readers
  • Occasional full-day or half-day workshops offer a deeper dive into topics of interest
  • Attend a full-day Joint Spring Workshop – collaboration, embedded librarianship, strategic planning

Give Back

  • Volunteer – take on a leadership role and play a part in DC/SLA’s direction
  • Participate in community outreach projects

To become more involved with DC/SLA, or to get answers to your questions about our chapter, contact the DC/SLA President. To learn about where the Chapter is going, read our Mission and Strategies. For more information about our Chapter’s past, visit our Chapter Archives.

Membership Director

The Membership Director (Alicia Pappas) works to promote the value of membership both inside and outside the Chapter, recruit new members, and retain existing members.

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