Upcoming DC/SLA Events
We've got so many exciting events coming up this Summer and Fall!
Dinner and A Movie: Group Outing to the LOC's showing of "Mary Poppins"
Thurs., July 11, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Santa Rosa Taqueria
313 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20543
RSVP for dinner
Join the Washington DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association as we go to watch Marry Poppins at the Library of Congress' outdoor film festival. The film will begin at sunset – roughly 8:30 PM. Before the movie we will meet at 6:30 for dinner at Santa Rosa Taqueria (313 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Around 7:45 we will head to the north lawn of the Jefferson building to find a place sit on the grass and enjoy the movie.
Please reserve your ticket for the Library of Congress' event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-loc-summer-movies-on-the-lawn-mary-poppins-tickets-62645780215. Our RSVP is to let us know you will be joining DCSLA for a dinner before the event so that reservations can be made at the restaurant.
July Programming Committee Meeting
Wed, July 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Teaism Penn Quarter
400 8th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
Please come share your ideas with us and help us to plan some great events. We will be discussing upcoming events such as:
Organizing Regional Dine Arounds & Happy Hours;
Organizing library tours;
Organizing panel discussions;
If you are interested in helping plan any of these events but are unable to make it to the meeting, please reach out to us at dcslanewprograms[at]gmail.com. We are always looking for more volunteers.'
Tour of Crystal City and Dine Around
Mon, July 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID)
2121 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Walk the future of Amazon at National Landing! Come join DCSLA and the staff of the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) for a walking tour of Amazon’s new HQ2 in the National Landing area, including sneak previews of proposed plans. The tour will start at 5:30 PM, and it will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. It will be followed by dinner (separate checks) about 7:00 PM at Ted’s Montana Grill.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Tue, July 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
1612 20th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
The Washington DC Chapter of the Special Library Association will be discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
VA and DC Chapter Family Friendly Networking Event
Sun, August 4, 2019
10:50 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Join the Virginia & Washington DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for a family friendly networking event which will meet at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). This is an opportunity for parents and grandparents who may not normally make our social networking events to have a chance to meet and network with other librarians in the region. All are welcome to attend.
SLA Annual Conference Recap
If you weren't able to make it to the annual conference or just want a refresher, join us on August 7th at Bloomberg! More details and registration soon!
Cyber Security for Libraries Workshop
August 10th 10AM-5PM
Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America
3600 John McCormack Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
Led by Ruth Capezzone from Irradient Technologies, Inc.
RSVP by May 22nd Here!
Join DC/SLA as we learn from Ruth Capezzone of Irradient Technologies, Inc. about cyber-security and how librarians can help protect their libraries and the valuable information they hold. Libraries are not immune from attack: American Libraries magazine wrote about one such attack that happened at Spartanburg County Public Library in 2018 and The Guardian wrote about another attack on a library that happened in St. Louis in 2017.
This timely workshop will cover topics such as: IT Security Fundamentals, Privacy, What Hackers Are After and How They Do It, How to Protect Yourself and Stay Safe Online, & Integrating IT Security in Libraries. This workshop is a condensed version of a larger class of workshops that Ruth teaches to corporations, businesses, nonprofits and other interested parties.
There are a maximum number of fifty seats available, so, please, reserve your seat early!
The Breakthrough Conference: Preparing Today's Librarians for Tomorrow's Possibilities
Thurs., September 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
International Monetary Fund HQ2
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20431
Join DC/SLA, the World Bank Group Library, and the International Monetary Fund Library for a one day conference hosted at the IMF!
This conference will address questions such as:
How will librarians break through the challenges posed by rapid technological change and meet new demands?
What can librarians do to advance the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge in the AI age?
How will/should librarians prepare for coming technological and economic changes?
What strategies for understanding and implementing technological change should be discussed? And,
How can librarians use new technologies to show greater return on investment within their institutions?
Come explore these questions with us. We may not have the answers, but, with your help, we will break through to the future! Join us at the International Monetary Fund on September 12th to learn with your fellow library and information professionals.
Registration includes a lunch provided by the International Monetary Fund Library and a post-conference networking reception sponsored by the World Bank Group Library.