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Event Recap – Up in the Cloud with Google Drive

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 Drive had me at 15 gigabytes of free storage space. Maryland’s chapter of the Special Libraries Association held a workshop on Google Drive, which this Virginian attended and is summarizing for you. Anyone with a Google […]

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – November 2014

DC/SLA Chapter eNotes – November 2014

Featured Article Elizabeth Lieutenant Receives Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship – The Student Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lieutenant has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, generously sponsored by IOP Publishing. Event Recaps Event Recap: Following in the Footsteps of War by Jill Lynch – […]

Event Recap – Career & Networking Happy Hour at Science Club

Event Recap – Career & Networking Happy Hour at Science Club

By Rick Kowalski There was a crowd of about a dozen DC/SLA members at the Science Club on Thursday, November 13th for the Career & Networking Happy Hour organized by the Employment & Career Resources Committee. The Science Club was able to accommodate the gathering with a room on the second floor of the establishment […]

President’s Message – Letting Go

President’s Message – Letting Go

By Chris Vestal, 2014 DC/SLA President I wanted to share someone very special to me with you all this month. She came into my life 4 years ago almost to the day. My grandmother passed away just weeks before Thanksgiving a few years ago. When she died my grandmother didn’t have money and most of […]

Event Recap: Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

Event Recap: Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good

By Leia Dickerson and Marcy Carrel The DC/SLA International Relations Committee (IRC) hosted an evening program on October 22h to discuss the changing roles of data and information in international settings. “Open Data/Open Source: Promoting Social and Economic Good” included speakers from a research services vendor and an international development organization. The program began with […]

Elizabeth Lieutenant Receives Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Lieutenant Receives Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship

The Student Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lieutenant has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Catherine A. Jones Memorial Scholarship, generously sponsored by IOP Publishing. Ms. Lieutenant is enrolled part time at the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and expects to receive […]

Event Recap – Happy Hour at Bar Louie

                DC/SLA members and guests met up for some good conversation, drinks, and appetizers at Bar Louie in Chinatown on September 30th.

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Going with the Flow: The Intersection of Information Strategy and Time

Going with the Flow: The Intersection of Information Strategy and Time

By Suzanne Grubb It’s pretty common to talk about information services as a flow, dropping metaphors about content streams and information pipelines (or fire hose-strength deluges). But it’s much less common to find librarians grappling with the practicalities of working with a flow-based medium. I was inspired by a recent blog post philosophizing about the […]

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President’s Message – Don’t be Scared to Fail

President’s Message – Don’t be Scared to Fail

By Chris Vestal, DC/SLA President With the monsters and ghouls running around in October, I think most people are paying a bit more attention to things that scare them. But there’s one fear in particular I think we all could be more mindful of: fear of failure. Failing when you’re taking a risk or trying […]

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What’s Your Theme? – Embrace core skills. Build new ones. Forge fresh paths.

What’s Your Theme? – Embrace core skills. Build new ones. Forge fresh paths.

By Marie Kaddell, 2014 DC/SLA Past President One powerful thing about the skills we develop as librarians is how versatile they are; how well they lend themselves to expanded or complimentary roles, enhanced responsibilities, and sometimes, whole new paths. I’m a prime example of that. I started out wanting to be a public librarian but […]

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What’s Your Theme – Being Present

What’s Your Theme – Being Present

By Kelly Knight, 2014 DC/SLA Leadership Summit Stipend Award Winner My theme and mantra, especially in this chapter of my life, is being present. The steps to being present are simple: say “yes” and show up. This sounds easy, but sometimes it’s not! (At least for myself and my fellow introverts out there.) We’re all […]

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