Washington, DC Chapter

Complete Event List (2011-Present)

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This page shows all of the DC/SLA events created since 2011, sorted to show the most recent (or future) event first.

November Board Meeting

DC/SLA board meetings are open for members to attend.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Nonfiction book club

The nonfiction book club will discuss Amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business by Neil Postman, 2006.

Why You Should Come to the DC/SLA Book Club on Oct. 16
First published in 1985, Amusing Ourselves to Death was initially received as a critique of mass media, especially television. In the past couple years, it’s gained new prominence as a prescient analysis of broader developments in public discourse, and has been widely quoted and cited in articles and books about the 2016 election, “fake news”, mis- and dis-information. It’s been called “a twenty-first century book published in the twentieth century.” It’s a vivid and readable cultural analysis with important implications for the role of librarians in contemporary society. Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 16, 2018

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

October Board Meeting

DC/SLA board meetings are open for members to attend.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

September Board Meeting

DC/SLA board meetings are open for members to attend.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

2018 Annual Conference Recap

 

Did you attend the 2018 SLA Annual Conference in Baltimore? Did you want to attend but weren't able to make it? Please join us on August 8 from 6 to 8pm at the Bloomberg BNA office in Crystal City for the SLA Annual Conference Recap. We'll be discussing the sessions we found most interesting, exchanging ideas, and learning from each other. We'll also include recaps from AALL's Annual Conference. The session lasts two hours and costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students. Refreshments will be served.

If you attended a session (or sessions!) and you'd like to share what you learned, please let us know! We'd love for you to join our recap meeting. Please contact events@dc.sla.org if you'd like to participate. See you there!

 

Price: $10.00

Date: August 7, 2018

Address:
Bloomberg BNA - Arlington
1801 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA
22202 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Distillery Tour

Please join us for a tour of Republic Restoratives Distillery at 1PM on Saturday, July 28! Republic Restoratives (www.republicrestoratives.com) is a small-batch, woman-owned distillery in Ivy City, DC. Tours cost $12 and include a tasting of all available products and a glass to take home. You can register at https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=69021ac4.

Please note that the distillery is approximately 1.7 miles from the Noma-Gallaudet Metro stop. Please email konrad[dot]riecke[at]gmail[dot]com if you'll need transportation from the Metro to the distillery.

Price: $

Date: July 28, 2018

Address:
Republic Restoratives
1369 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC
20002 Map and Directions

Nonfiction book club

Price: $

Date: July 24, 2018

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Virtual Event: Privacy in Special Libraries and at Home

Session Description: Privacy in Special Libraries and at Home

Date: June 22nd, 3-4 pm ET

Presenter: Jesse Lambertson

Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6557942934511826178

 

There are a number of ways we help users find information. But are we helping them with an eye toward protecting their privacy? Privacy is more than just about denying other humans the ability to track what other humans might be doing, it also means we must look for ways to obscure how computers track users. Therein lies the rub. How do we discuss and change our interactions with various technologies in order to better foster a ‘digital space for privacy?’ Jesse Lambertson’s presentation will use his own knowledge of technology as well as pedagogical suggestions by EFF to present on modes and changes we can each apply to find some private space in the digital realm

Price: $

Date: June 22, 2018

SLA ANNUAL 2018

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Saturday, June 9–Wednesday, June 13

(Opening General Session: Monday, June 11)

You’ll “Bmore” informed, connected, inspired, and prepared when you attend the SLA 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore! It’s the premier event for information professionals who want to develop essential skills, network with colleagues, explore key trends in knowledge and information management, and visit with leading product and service providers.

See why special librarians and information professionals the world over are attending SLA 2018!

Need to get your boss on board so you can attend? Use this letter to help make your case!

Check out the education sessions and the special events!

Listen to SLA President Roberto Sarmiento’s personal invitation to SLA 2018, and check out the many ways you’ll “Bmore” with SLA when you attend!

Register here!

Price: $0.00

Date: June 9, 2018

Address:
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
21201
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June Board Meeting

DC/SLA board meetings are open for members to attend.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: June 5, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Tips from the Trenches: Negotiating Tips from Librarians and Vendors

Tips from the Trenches: Negotiating Tips from Librarians and Vendors
Tue, May 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Hotel at the University of Maryland - Jim Henson Room
Tickets $25 students or SLA members/ $30 others
Negotiations don’t have to be scary, or an “us” versus “them” battle of wills. Join the Maryland chapter of Special Libraries Association (SLA) for an exciting program featuring insights, tried-and-true tips, and “lessons learned” from both sides of the negotiating table, from fellow information professionals and seasoned vendor partners!
*  James King, NIH Library
*  Leigh Ann DePope, Head, Acquisitions & Data Services, University of Maryland
*  Victor Castellanos, Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science)
*  Wendy Maines, Thomson Reuters (Westlaw)
6:30 Buffet style dinner
7:15 Panel presentation (10 minute presentation by each speaker + moderated Q&A discussion) followed by open questions from attendees.
Registration link here.

Price: $

Date: May 15, 2018

May Board Meeting

DC/SLA board meetings are open for members to attend.

Please register here if you plan to attend.

thank you

Price: $0.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Address:
Georgetown Law Library
111 G St, NW
Washington, DC
20001
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Lunchtime Tour of the Senate Library

Tour the Senate Library!
Please join us for a lunchtime tour of the Senate library on Wednesday, April 25 at noon. The tour will last 30-45 minutes and include a look at both the reference and technical services sides of the library. Space is limited to ten attendees, so register now to ensure a spot! Directions will be sent
to registrants closer to the event date.
Please contact konrad.riecke@gmail.com if you have any questions. See you there!

Price: $0.00

Date: April 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Nonfiction book club

The next nonfiction book club will discuss Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Price: $0.00

Date: April 24, 2018

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Joint Copyright Event with DCLA

Briefing: What's New in Copyright?

John Saint Amour, Supervisor, Public Information, U.S. Copyright Office

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: ALA Washington Office, 1615 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009


Image credit:  Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images

John Saint Amour of the U.S. Copyright Office leads a briefing on current developments in copyright legislation and regulation. A longtime U.S. Copyright Office employee, Saint Amour has worked as a copyright specialist in both the Performing Arts Division and Public Information Office prior to assuming his current role in 2013. He holds degrees from George Mason University and SUNY Potsdam. 

Presented by the DC Library Association and the DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Jesse Lambertson, 2018 DC/SLA President, will contribute to introductory remarks.

Contact: Nicholas Brown, vice_president@dcla.org

Event as listed at DCLA.org.

No registration required.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 18, 2018

Address:
ALA Washington Office
1615 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC
20009
USA Map and Directions

#CILDC (Computers in Libraries)

"Computers in libraries 2018

Our world has been dealing with becoming digital for almost 30 years, but the next frontier, digital transformation is now upon us. This year, Computers in Libraries will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members.

At Computers in Libraries, you'll hear from excellent and innovative libraries, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant. Mark your calendar now to join your peers in Arlington, VA in 2018"

Register here.

Price: $

Date: April 17, 2018

Address:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
22202
United States Map and Directions

Alabama Story -- Theater Performance

LIBRARIANS WATCHING A PLAY ABOUT LIBRARIANS?

Yes, it can happen! Don’t miss this chance to watch Alabama Story, by Kenneth Jones at the Washington Stage Guild. The play is based on the true story of a librarian persecuted by politicians and community members for protecting a children’s book in the Jim Crow South.

When: Saturday, April 14th, 2:30PM

Where: Washington Stage Guild @ Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Cost: DC/SLAers can attend this play for half the price of regular tickets - $30 instead of $60.

Bonus: If we can get a big enough group to attend, we can arrange an after-show discussion with the cast!

So save your seat now! Please register by Monday, April 9th, to give us enough time to purchase tickets.

Here is more information about the play:

http://stageguild.org/up-next-alabama-story/

http://www.bykennethjones.com/alabama-story-new-play-books-race-censorship-american-character/

 

Price: $30.00

Date: April 14, 2018

Address:
Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Student Happy Hour @ Dew Drop Inn

SLA Students and SLA Colleagues

Please come join us at the April 2018 SLA Student Happy Hour.

12 April 2018 : 6:00 - 8:00ish PM

Location: The Dew Drop Inn

Address (off the red line in Brookland, near the Arts Walk): 2801 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

There is an attendance limit of 20, so please don't wait to register.

This will be a good way to get in some relaxation before finals begin - feel free to invite your departmental colleagues, the more the merrier (up to 20 people) - a few SLA board members will be in attendance as well, so there can be some networking happening simultaneously.

See everyone there

 

Price: $0.00

Date: April 12, 2018

Address:
Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street NE
Washington, DC
20017 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 16

FCC Library Open House

The FCC Library invites you to join us and celebrate our 15th Annual Open House on Wednesday, April 11, 2018! It will be held in the Library from 9:30 until noon. The theme this year is Libraries Lead – Celebrating Library Champions.

There will be a continental breakfast, some brief speeches, and demonstrations from database vendors, local public libraries, and technology vendors. These presenters include Library of Congress, D.C. Public Libraries, IEEE, LexisNexis, Westlaw, AT&T, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Verizon, just to name a few. This will be a great opportunity for you to think about how to host your own Open House event, and we would welcome any feedback our fellow D.C.-area Librarians can offer.

Registration is limited to 10 people, and please be aware that you will need to pass through security to attend the event. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany.Ham@fcc.gov.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: April 11, 2018

Address:
FCC Library
445 12th St. SW
Washington, DC Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Stone Lecture: HOW TO PREDICT THE FUTURE (David Shumaker)

The 28th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture will be held April 6, 2018.

How to Predict the Future

2018 Speaker:

Professor Dave Shumaker
Clinical Associate Professor

6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018 

204 Columbus School of Law
Catholic University of America

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About the Stone Lecture Series

The Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture series is held each spring and the speakers are invited by the Alumni Association. Previous speakers have included esteemed librarians, university presidents, journalists, members of professional associations and government representatives.

Dean Elizabeth Stone

The 13th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture included a special remembrance of Dr. Stone, who passed away on March 6, 2002, at the age of 83. Her presence throughout the years has given the school a sense of continuity, connecting students with the larger CUA LIS community of alumni. This lecture series strives to bring innovators in the library profession to CUA that demonstrate Dr. Stone's commitment to the life-long development of librarians. To continue Dr. Stone's legacy, donations will be accepted for the Elizabeth W. Stone Scholarship Fund. Please call (202) 319-6926 for further information.

Established in 1990, the Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture Series honors Dr. Elizabeth W. Stone, Dean Emerita of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), for her service to the school and the library profession. Dr. Stone (M.S.L.S. '61) joined the LIS faculty in 1961 and was named chair of the Department of Library Science in 1972. Under her leadership, the department became the School of Library and Information Science in 1981 and she served as Dean until 1983.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 6, 2018

Address:
Catholic University Columbus School of Law
3600 John McCormack Dr NE
Washington, DC
20017 Map and Directions