DC/SLA wants to help you reach your professional and academic goals. If you are interested in a career in special libraries, and are pursuing an MLS or related degree in an accredited program, apply now for the Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by IOP Publishing. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, and make [...]
DC/SLA is building an opt-in Social Media Directory for DC/SLA members to connect with each other. If you would like to be listed, please share your blog/website link and social media links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flick, Pinterest, etc.) using this form, and we’ll publish them on the chapter site. Major kudos go to Jan Zastrow [...]
By Marie Kaddell, President, DC/SLA I’m a summer person. I love putting away the last vestiges of cold weather – my winter scarves and sweaters – and digging out my sandals and flip-flops. It feels like freedom! Summer is about getting out there for some adventure and also stopping to smell the roses along the [...]
Why Community and Fundamentals By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA 2013 President-Elect I’m a big fan of themes. I try to use themes as much as possible like when I’m decorating, planning outfits, picking books to read, etc. I also think themes are perfect when it comes to professional development and branding. I remember back in 2011 when [...]
“Some people would rather choose DEATH over speaking in public!” told Toastmaster Ron Barrett to a standing-room-only crowd at LexisNexis on May 29. One of two presenters at DC/SLA’s “Public Speaking Demystified … Tools, Tips and Tricks for Special Librarians,” Barrett and co-host Lewis Flax both joined Toastmasters because of “fear, fear and fear: overcoming [...]
by Marie Kaddell, DC/SLA President Ah, Spring! Everything looks bright and fresh at this time of year. It’s a time for new beginnings, new perspectives, and new opportunities. No matter how tough the winter, spring puts everything in perspective. BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS Winter does end. Ending are okay. They can get us to beginnings. Beginnings [...]
Posted on April 18, 2013.
The Library of Congress, along with the American Library Association (ALA), will celebrate Preservation Week 2013 with a special focus on saving the mementos of military members and their families—digital and analog correspondence, photos, videos, scrapbooks and albums, and objects such as medals and uniforms. The Library will host a number of events, from Monday, [...]
Posted on April 8, 2013.
What’s Big Data and what does that mean for you? What’s the difference between it and Open Data? What are the challenges and impact of both? Our panel for this lunchtime webinar will answer these questions. Panel: Tracey Boylston, Solutions Architect LexisNexis, will speak about trends and issues with Big Data Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist [...]
Posted on April 4, 2013.
Join DC/SLA for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo for an evening of networking over drinks at our Happy Hour with SLA President Deb Hunt! We’ll be gathering at Ceiba (http://www.ceibarestaurant.com/ceiba.html) around 5pm and we’ll be there until at least 8pm. Registration is free, everyone pays their own tab at the end of the night When: Wednesday, May [...]
Posted on April 4, 2013.
Message from the President: Hello All – As we move into April, I wanted to take a minute to applaud our recent Library Journal 2013 Movers & Shakers. Congratulations to: Naomi House of INALJ.com Hannah Sommers, National Public Radio It’s excited to see two of our DC SLA members on the [...]
Posted on April 1, 2013.
One of the most fundamental skills a librarian can have, no matter their work setting, is writing. Writing itself is such a broad topic that DC/SLA is launching a Writing Series! Join us for the first installment of our Writing Series: How to Write to Develop a Professional Brand. With so many writing platforms today it’s [...]
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