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President’s Message – Spring Forward

President’s Message – Spring Forward

By Deena Adelman, DC/SLA President Spring is here, the cherry blossoms will be arriving soon, and DC/SLA programming is in full bloom! Winter provided us with an opportunity for introspection, and spring is a great time to put our realizations and plans into motion. If career development and connections are part of your goals, I […]

Four DC/SLA Members Run For SLA Board Of Directors Positions

You may be aware that DC/SLA is one of the most active chapters in SLA. How active? Our members make up half of the candidates on this year’s SLA Board of Directors Election ballot, if that gives you a sense. If you haven’t met these very active members in the past, introduce yourself when you next see […]

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Reflection – Warming Up

By Laura Choyce Four winters ago, I moved to DC from Atlanta to start my first professional library job. Despite moving from a large southern city with abysmal traffic to another large (somewhat) southern city with abysmal traffic, it was quite an adjustment. Arriving with a plastic ice scraper and light pea coat to my […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Federal Reserve Research Library

There have been a couple of tours of the Federal Reserve Research Library recently, one of which was organized by the Catholic University of America Student Chapter of SLA. CUA student Colleen Funkhouser wrote up a recap of the tour, describing what she learned about the roles of the librarians there. You can read Colleen’s post […]

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75th Anniversary Showing of the Grapes of Wrath (FREE!)

Join in the 75th Celebration of the award winning film “Grapes of Wrath” (1940) by joining DC/SLAers at  the Packard Campus Theater of the National AV Conservation Center of the Library of Congress in  Culpeper, VA for a FREE showing on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Carpool from the Vienna METRO, South Side, at the end […]

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Library Visit – Rare Books at the National Gallery

Photos and write-up by Carol Abrams The rare book librarian at the National Gallery of Art shared some of his collection’s gems with members of the Washington Rare Book Group, who graciously included me in their visit. Thanks to librarian Yuri Long’s hospitality, we saw books handmade by artists, books designed by photographers such as […]

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