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President’s message – January 2015

President’s message – January 2015

In September 1940, 49 members of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Baltimore Chapter put forth the question “To Be or Not to Be” as they proposed the formation of a separate Washington, DC chapter. Through 75 years of dedication, DC Chapter members have shown that not only should they “be,” but they have the capability […]

Upcoming Event: DC/SLA 2015 Kickoff

Upcoming Event: DC/SLA 2015 Kickoff

Join DC/SLA on Wednesday, February 11th  from 6:00-8:00pm at the Cleveland Park Library to kick off a year of programs that will help members reflect, relax, connect, grow, and move forward with purpose. Catch up with colleagues, network, and learn about: Ways you can leverage your DC/SLA membership Volunteer opportunities available Events the chapter will hold […]

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DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – December 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – December 2014

President’s Message Legacies – Chris Vestal sums up an exceptional year for the chapter and recognizes members for their numerous accomplishments and awards. Event Recaps Event Recap – Up in the Cloud with Google Drive by Carol Abrams – Renée Zellweger’s famous line in the movie Jerry Maguire was “You had me at hello.” Google […]

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President’s Message – Legacies

President’s Message – Legacies

By Chris Vestal 2014 DC/SLA President So here we are with just a few weeks left in 2014 – what’s been another great year for our chapter! Our theme for this year has been Community and Fundamentals and I’m excited to be wrapping up that theme and the year with you. Since we are wrapping […]

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Event Recap: DC/SLA Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

Event Recap: DC/SLA Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

By Jan Zastrow, DC/SLA Communications Team Held at the National Press Club Tuesday, December  9, in downtown Washington, DC, 85 DC/SLA members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season, fete this year’s award-winners, thank the outgoing board for all their hard work, and welcome in the new board for 2015. Between bites of seared ahi, baked […]

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What’s Your Theme? – Community and Tenacity

What’s Your Theme? – Community and Tenacity

By Kathy Kelly, DC/SLA Volunteer Coordinator When I’ve mentored students and job seekers about careers in library contracting, I’ve advised them to be prepared for periods of unemployment.  I’d say this not to bring them down, but to draw them a bigger picture of how working with professional services firms could be used to strategically […]

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