Upcoming DC SLA Events
We've got some exciting virtual events coming up in April and May!
Sustainable Design in Libraries: Lessons from the DC Public Library
Thu, April 22, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
In honor of Earth Day, DC SLA & DCLA are cohosting a lecture about sustainable design on the renovated MLK Memorial Library.
Jaspreet Pahwa, AIA, LEED AP, has been delivering transformative, award-winning built environment projects in both DC and Virginia for 18 years. In her current role she leads the Design and Construction for DC Public Library (DCPL). In late 2020, DC completed the renovation of their historic Mies van der Rohe downtown Branch and throughout the past 10 years they have been systematically redesigning branch libraries throughout the city to serve today's communities in new and exciting ways.
DCSLA Infobites: The Impact of COVID-19 on Publishing
Mon, April 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Join fellow members of the Washington DC Community of the Special Libraries Association for a conversation on recent articles in librarianship.
As the current Covid 19 pandemic emerged in 2020, there was an urgent need to conduct research and disseminate results rapidly. This scenario had a major impact on traditional publishing as preprints and open access emerged with a growing role in information dissemination. Lots of questions persist! How has the need to publish legitimate research on Covid 19 as quickly as possible been balanced against the process of full peer review? How has the editorial process changed in 2020? Will peer review survive? What will be the ultimate impact of the temporary loss of paywalls for Covid 19 research for traditional publishers? Have predatory publishers flourished in this unsettled publishing environment? Please join Anne Linton, Director, and Sarah Hoover, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University, for a discussion of these questions on April 26, 2021 at noon.
DC SLA May 2021 Board Meeting
Tue, May 4, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The Washington DC Community of the Special Libraries Association will be having their next board meeting on May 4, 2021 at 6PM. This meeting will be a virtual meeting only and not in person. We will be discussing updates in SLA, hearing from committees, and discussing future activities. We look forward to connecting with you.
Fri, May 7, 2021
12:00 PM EST
Join us on Twitter the first Friday of every month from 12-1 ET! Tweet with the hashtag #librarianlunchchat from 12-1PM ET and join librarians for a lively discussion about recent virtual conferences and events! We'll be tweeting out the questions from the DC/SLA twitter account @sladc. Discussion questions will be posted on our Facebook page on the Wednesday before the twitter chat.
DC SLA May 2021 Programming Meeting
Tue, May 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The programming committee for the Washington DC Community of the Special Libraries Association will be having their monthly meeting on May 11, 2021. Please come share your ideas with us and help us to plan some great events. If you are interested in helping plan of any these events but are unable to make it to the meeting, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for more volunteers, including micro-volunteers.
Speed Mentoring with DC SLA: Virtual Edition
Sat, May 15, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Are you a student getting ready to graduate, but you feel like you need more advice on what jobs to look for? Are you a new professional looking to gain insight into different types of roles available in our field? Or are you an experienced professional, who's looking to share the knowledge you've gained over the course of your career? Join us virtually for our Speed Mentoring Event. Students and new professionals will have a chance to meet experienced mentors from various institutions and roles.
DC SLA Book Club: Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
Tue, May 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Join the DC-SLA nonfiction book club for a lively virtual discussion of Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other.