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MLTW 2015 Theme Military Libraries-A Capital Idea

MLTW will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Crystal City (Arlington, VA) Dec 6-9, 2015 . We have a theme, now we need a logo.  All division members are welcomed to enter a logo, to by Sep 28th at 3:00 p.m. EST. The creator of the logo selected will receive a token of appreciation.

Our committees need you to help make the Workshop a success.

We have 2 immediate Needs- The Local Arrangements committee needs an individual knowledgeable in Audio Visual Presentation Methods and equipment in the greater DC area to evaluate the AV contract, and work with AV personnel during the workshop.  Interested Individuals should contact Sharon Lenius (Local Arrangements Chair) at

We also need a Publicity Committee Chair and members.  If you like to write and work with people this is the committee for you!  You do not need to live in the DC area for this committee, as most work is done online.  If you are interested in the Publicity Committee, please contact

Amy Tursky at

All of our committees need additional members:

Local Arrangements needs members in the DC area to help with food and exhibits. Contact Sharon Lenius at for more info.

Resources-help with exhibitors and finances.  Contact Wendy Hill at

Programs-help select and plan what our programs will be.  Contact Greta Marlatt at

Registration contact  Annette  Sheppard at

Amy Tursky

MLTW 2015 Chair

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Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Intrigued by any of these topics? How about citation metrics, knowledge audits, or mobile technology?

Each year, SLA members share their research and scholarship on these and other subjects by presenting contributed papers at the SLA Annual Conference. The contributed paper sessions are among the most popular events at the conference, and with good reason—they provide in-depth knowledge about issues that are of current interest to information professionals around the globe.

SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, to be held June 14-16 in Boston. Paper topics should be related to library science, information management, or other issues pertaining to client service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Paper topics should be relevant to the conference theme, “Be Revolutionary!”

A panel of SLA members will conduct a blind review of the proposals, and the strongest proposals will be selected for development into papers. Proposals will be evaluated on the strength of the ideas, quality of the writing, potential member interest, and relevancy to the conference theme.

Proposed papers must also meet these requirements:

  • At least one author must be a member of SLA.
  • At least one author must commit to presenting the paper at the 2015 Annual Conference.
  • The proposal must be submitted by the deadline (1 December 2014).
  • The paper must not have been published in, or submitted to, any other publication or conference planning group.
  • The author (and any co-authors) must sign a copyright assignment form that permits SLA to use the paper in various formats.

Deadlines are as follows:

1 December 2014: Applicants submit their proposals in abstract form. Abstracts should be single-spaced Word documents (or plain text) between 250 and 300 words in length, or roughly one page in 12-point type.

19 December 2014: Applicants are notified of the review panel’s decisions, and those with the strongest proposals are invited to develop them into full papers.

28 April 2015: Authors submit their papers and signed copyright assignment forms.

14-16 June 2015: Authors deliver 15-minute presentations of their papers during 90-minute sessions.

To learn more, read the 2014 contributed papers or contact Leslie Reynolds.

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REMINDER! Meet the Candidates for Cabinet-Elect!

Hello all,

Don’t forget, August 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific time, we will have an hour-long webinar in order to meet the 2015 candidates for SLA Division Cabinet-Elect and Chapter Cabinet-Elect:

For Division Cabinet-Elect:

  • Ruth Kneale
  • Valerie Perry

For Chapter Cabinet-Elect:

  • David Cappoli
  • Kim Silk

Sign up here: and mark your calendars! And of course, please distribute to your members.


Kama Siegel

2014 Chapter Cabinet Chair

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SLA2014 Vancouver, BC – Schedule of events for Military Libraries Division.

You can find the schedule of events of interest to Military Libraries Division at the link below:

Programs and Events @SLA2014 for Military Libraries Division


ALL SLA 2014 attendees are invited to attend the Programs and Events planned for you in Vancouver by the Military Libraries Division (DMIL). We especially invite Library School Students and recent grads seeking jobs. We remember the days of tight budgets; the Networking Breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday and the Tuesday evening Open House will help with eats and treats during SLA 2014.*** We hope you will attend and enjoy meeting Division Members at the FREE Networking Breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday as well as a very enjoyable International Open House on Tuesday, Jun 10 from 6-9 p.m. as the Conference winds down.


Sunday, Jun 8

**** How NOT to Run a Meeting; Facilitation Skills 101 for Librarians

Why Facilitation Matters: A Comedy of (Meeting) Errors. Remember the best (and worst) meetings you’ve ever attended? This humorous set of interactive skits will show you why some meetings and events are truly awful, and why the best ones are often the ones that are most skilfully (and sometimes very subtly) facilitated. Introduces and uses Group Works: A Pattern Language (and 91-card deck) for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings. Includes a brief introduction to the topic of facilitation and how you can learn to improve your facilitation skills, both as a leader and as a participant in group events. Program Take-Aways; – Participants will learn about the basics of meeting facilitation.  – Participants will improve their facilitation skills as a leader or as a participant.  Moderator Sharon Lenius  – Retired, National Guard, DMIL Program Planning   Speaking: Dave Pollard Author and Entrepreneur, “After Us the Dragons”   Sunday June 8, 2014 3:30pm – 5:00pm Convention Centre West, Room 109 Presented By Military Libraries DivisionPetroleum & Energy Resources Division Sponsored By IEEE, Springer

Monday, Jun 9

***Military Libraries Division Networking Breakfast

The Military Libraries Division invites ALL interested attendees to join us for a breakfast buffet paired with good conversation and excellent company. Meet Division members and learn about the various services provided to the military by our librarians.  Monday June 9, 2014 7:30am – 9:00am  Convention Centre West, Room 204 Presented By Military Libraries Division Sponsored By IEEE

Tuesday, Jun 10

***Military Libraries Division Networking Breakfast

The Military Libraries Division invites ALL interested attendees to join us for a breakfast buffet paired withgood conversation and excellent company. MeetDivision members and learn about the various services provided to the military by our librarians. Tuesday June 10, 2014 7:30am – 9:00am Convention Centre West, Room 207 Presented By Military Libraries Division Sponsored by ProQuest

 ***Military Libraries Division International OPEN HOUSE

Join the Military Libraries Division (DMIL) for an evening of food and fun! Take the opportunity to unwind, meet Division members and work on our customary puzzle. Tuesday June 10, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm  Renaissance, Salon E Presented By Military Libraries Division With support to the Division  from WT Cox Information Services

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SLA 2014 via Social Media!

Whether or not you can attend the conference in Vancouver, get your social media groove on! The Online Content Advisory Council members have been hard at work creating and updating social media outlets to get ready for the annual conference. OCAC members will be updating these accounts from the conference to give everyone near or far an enhanced and interactive experience!

Go! Try it now! See what the OCAC has been up to.

Best regards,

Tracy Maleef, Chair, 2015 SLA Online Content Advisory Council

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