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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s Your Theme? – Always Network!

What’s Your Theme? – Always Network!

By Ramona Howerton, DC/SLA Treasurer Oh! The places you’ll go, the people you’ll meet, and the things you’ll learn! Don’t wait until you need a job or to learn a new skill to network.  It’s the people and opportunities along the way that keep us moving onward and upward in our careers.  Although networking has […]

What’s Your Theme? – Why Not?

What’s Your Theme? – Why Not?

By Jessica Bland I have considered my theme ever since Chris strong-armed, ahem, requested the board members each submit one last year.  After almost twelve months of debate, “why not?” remains the best I could identify, as my professional career has seemed to move to new positions after thinking why not?  Why not try to apply […]

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 […]

What’s Your Theme? – Pause

What’s Your Theme? – Pause

By Elizabeth Lieutenant As a student and new professional, I sometimes feel like my life never stops. Having to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities while tending to my work, education, service, writing, research, and professional (and personal) development can be overwhelming at times. Although it has certainly been helpful to prioritize my responsibilities, be selective […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Event Recap: Following in the Footsteps of War

Event Recap: Following in the Footsteps of War

By Jill Lynch On October 4, 2014, the DC/SLA Military Libraries Group traveled south to Fredericksburg, Virginia to hear excerpts from Charles A. Clark’s diary of the Battle of Second Fredericksburg. Tom Glad, a librarian at DTIC has a personal connection to the diary of Charles Amory Clark, a Union soldier in the Civil War. […]

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Event: Writing Series: Blogging for Work, Blogging for Life

Event: Writing Series: Blogging for Work, Blogging for Life

Why blog? Blogging can help you build your presence in the professional community, grow your expertise on topics of professional and personal interest, expand your career options, develop professional connections, and satisfy your creative spirit. Our three panelists will share their blogging journey and what they’ve learned along the way. Whether you’ve never written a […]

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