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Party with the SLA East Coast Communities virtually on December 7th at 6:30 PM! There will be a raffle, games, an ugly sweater contest, and a photo contest! Please register under “Ugly Sweater Contest” or “Best Winter Photograph Contest” if interested in participating in either contest. If interested in participating in both contests, please email  dcslanewprograms@gmail. com .  All are welcome to join!  RSVP today ! Non-Members: $15 Members: $0
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Are you social but not ready to go to crowded bars? Do you want to meet librarians and information professionals inside and outside DC metropolitan area? DC& Maryland Communities of SLA are co-hosting a virtual happy hour . No dress code!! Bring your dinner, happy hour , alcoholic drink, or non-alcoholic drink!! Register here !!! Topic of Discussion: TBA
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Survey Results Are In!

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We’re happy to report that we have collected and analyzed the results of the survey we sent to SLA MD members and all who subscribe to our email list. We have summarized the results in an online presentation and hope you'll take a look. These results help us to better understand who you are as a Maryland information professional and what you are looking for from our events and programs. Thank you so much for giving us your feedback!
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Anyone who is a member of the Maryland community or interested in our future programming and events are encouraged to fill out the brief survey at the link below:  https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_8018a9JyxVVxcWy This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Responses will be anonymous, unless you provide your email address at the end. It will be closed to responses on May 21, 2021 Thank you for helping us bring better programming to you!
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From Laura Hicks & Stephanie Petrusco: October registration is open for MD Tech Connect 2020. This month's sessions focus on adapting library services in times of uncertainty and how libraries can reach their communities remotely. Technology-focused sessions are being scheduled to address topics such as online programming, privacy, racial inequalities, user experience, and more.  Sessions will be scheduled over multiple months this fall with sessions being conducted on Wednesdays.  Carson Block, nationally recognized speaker and facilitator of the original MD Tech Connect, will present a third session on October 14th entitled “User Experience (UX) ...
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Thanks to everyone that joined us last month at the StoryMaps training that we co-hosted with the DC Chapter. If you'd like to view a recording of the webinar, it can be found here . Let us know if you have any questions!
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ArcGIS StoryMaps Webinar  May 13, 2020 2PM EDT hosted by the Maryland and DC Chapters of SLA ArcGIS StoryMaps enable the creation of online, multimedia narratives that combine interactive maps with photos, videos, audio, and text. An intuitive builder function makes it possible to create rich and engaging stories—no web development skills required. More than a million story maps have been created by nonprofits, museums, government agencies, and individuals. Allen Carroll, founder of Esri’s story maps program, and David Cowen, Professor emeritus of geography at University of South Carolina will be presenting.  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  ...
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Hello, Everyone! Today is a celebration of my latest article in Computers in Libraries, Jan-Feb 2020.  It is called " Keyboard Club: Motivating Students to Become QWERTY Literate " on pages 32-36 ( http://www.infotoday.com/ cilmag/jan20/index.shtml ).     Managing data can be found in tasks that you do every day.  See what I have been doing in the past 24 months--  see    https:// librariansandlibrarymediaspeci alists.blogspot.com/2020/02/ data-librarians-are- everywhere-so-see.html Best, Dr. Lorette Weldon College Professor, Freelance Writer,   Media Specialist, Researcher, Author  6 Beginning Steps for Data Management: Using ...
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We're co-hosting dinner and a panel discussion at the NIH library with the DC chapter. It should be a great event with some diverse perspectives on medical librarianship. Tickets are available here. I hope to see a bunch of you there! Let me know if you have any questions about the event.  Amy
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​Colleagues,  Join the Military Librarians for a FREE Lunch during the Military Libraries Training Workshop, Wednesday, Dec 11, DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington, VA METRO - Blue & Yellow Lines, 5-7 minute walk to 300 Army Navy Drive, Lincoln Hall, Lower (street( level. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 40 + Exhibitors, Register below.  This link provided by collaboration with DCSLA. Date And Time : Wed, December 11, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST Location : DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City 300 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202 RSVP :  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcsla-promoted-event-military-libraries-free-lunch-invite-tickets-76949801929 ...
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Congratulations and warmest welcome to the incoming 2020 Board Members! The election for the 2020 SLA Board of Directors has closed. Our new board members are: Dawn French for President-Elect Candace Norton for Treasurer Jamie Roberts for Director Brynne Norton for Director These new board members will be joining the following individuals, whose service on the board extends into 2020: Amy Trost (President), Sarah Green (Secretary), Matt Pearson  and Susan Makar (Directors), and Kimberly Yang and Zaida Díaz , (Past Co-Presidents). The new board members will replace the following current members who are rotating off the board ...
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THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH : Drivers and scenarios for the next decade Wed, November 20, 2019    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST  SMC Campus Center,  2nd Floor -  Elm Ballrooms University of Maryland, Baltimore 621 West Lombard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Registration is FREE . Schedule:  https://for.hshsl.umaryland.edu/#schedule What will research look like in the year 2029? Let’s explore this together on November 20th at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Based on the study, “ Research Futures: Drivers and Scenarios for the Next Decade ,” by Elsevier and Ipsos MORI, this event will look at the future of research envisioned by the study plus ...
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SLA Maryland Chapter Happy Hour Thur Nov 14, 2019   5:30pm - 7:30pm Jaleo Restaurant by Chef José Andrés 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA https://www.jaleo.com/location/bethesda/
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Colleagues,   This is a bit of a long message....The DC area Military Librarians are hosting a Dine Around at the Matchbox, Pentagon City (above the METRO stop {Blue/Yellow Lines } - outside the Mall) on Thursday, Nov 7th 5:30 pm - 7 pm or more....We'll be discussing the upcoming Military Libraries Training Workshop (MLTW) 2019, scheduled for Dec 10-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel, (Crystal City), Arlington, VA.  Great opportunity for DMV folks.  https://www.regonline.com/ militarylibrariestrainingworks hop2019     Stuff we'll be discussing:  1.  Special Event at MLTW 2019:  Dec 11, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm VISITORS LUNCH an absolutely FREE even ...
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SLA MD Chapter Happy Hour When Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA https://www.jaleo.com/location/bethesda/
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Happy fall!  It's time to nominate your fellow SLA Maryland Chapter members for the annual SLA Maryland Chapter Champion Award or nominate yourself! The deadline for Chapter Champions nominations is Saturday, 9 November.     You can make a nomination online at the  Award Nomination Form on Survey Monkey : apter Champion Award Nomination https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sla-mdaward   To nominate more than one person, just access the form again.   Inaugurated in 2010, the awards are given to two or three chapter members annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the chapter, public service activities, assistance in professional ...
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Hi MD folks! The DC chapter has scheduled a walking tour of the National Landing area in Crystal City. The C rystal City Business Improvement District (BID) will lead the tour and provide a "sneak preview" of the proposed plans for Amazon's HQ2. After the tour, folks will be meeting at Ted's Montana Grill for dinner.  Here's the link to the full event description and registration:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-crystal-city-and-dine-around-tickets-62385040335 Looking forward to seeing you there! Amy
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POSTPONED - RAIN DATE TBD https://www.wbaltv.com/amp/article/crews-still-work-on-repairs-on-water-main-in-baltimore/28401273 July 18: Baltimore Happy Hour When: Thursday July 18 from 5:30-9 PM Where: Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill, 201 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 Why: Celebrate summertime with Maryland SLA’ers!
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Get involved by attending one of SLA’s in-person networking opportunities! Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 Location: City Tap Penn Quarter DC 901 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 To register and for questions contact Michael Rosenberg at    mrosenberg@sla.org ALA Registration is not required to attend this event. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming reception, please contact Kathy Bradley at   kbradley@sla.org
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Be sure to attend our SLA MD Chapter sponsored program, “To All the Mistakes We’ve Made Before: Learning Journeys of Three Bibliometrics Librarians.” This program features our very own MD Chapter Director, Ya-Ling Yu, presenting “To Learn or Not to Learn: My Journey to Bibliometrics.” Other presenters include Chris Belter from NIH Library and Caitlin Bakker of the University of Minnesota. Chris will be sharing his personal story on learning bibliometrics, and Caitlin will be discussing research impact services at the University of Minnesota. This program will be essential viewing for anyone interested in creating success stories around bibliometrics and impact ...
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