DCLA hosts a variety of events including tours, discussions, presentations, and social gatherings. We also list community events of interest to our members.
In 2000, Miss Fine left a generous bequest to the DCLA Student Loan Fund to assist future librarians. The bequest, supplemented by contributions from DCLA members, has been used each year since 2002 interest-free loans for library school students. The amount was raised to $6,000 per loan beginning in 2010. In 2019, DCLA will be awarding one $6,000 interest-free loan to a library or information science student.
Loans are awarded based on commitment to pursuing a professional career in the library/information science field, academic background, previous work experience, and financial need. Preference will be given to Washington, DC, residents or someone employed in the District of Columbia, but awards have been made to members who live, work, or study in the Washington Metropolitan Area as well. Awardees are expected to become active members of DCLA upon graduation.
To learn more and apply, go to Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loan.
Monthly DCLA Executive Board Meeting, open to all members and the public. Directors report on their activities.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library; Lower Level Meeting Room 2
Registration Discount for Current DCLA Members:
Current DCLA members are invited to receive $50 off registration using the code DCLA50. Save on Full Conference, Exhibits Only, or Single Day Pass registration.
Mark your calendars for a welcome to DC social for the ALA Annual Conference, hosted by The LINE DC and co-sponsored by DC Public Library, DC Library Association, Delaware Library Association, Maryland Library Association, and Virginia Library Association.
Free & open to #ALAAC19 attendees and members of the host organizations.
Registered attendees will receive one complimentary drink ticket while supplies last. Cash bar follows.
About The Line DC
Inspired by the District and housed inside a 110-year old historic church, the LINE DC is the product of a community effort by local chefs, bartenders, artists, and designers. Full Service Radio broadcasts live from the hotel lobby daily while celebrated chefs Spike Gjerde of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen and Erik Bruner-Yang of DC’s Maketto embrace the region’s diversity with American and international culinary experiences. Amplified by Adams Morgan’s eclectic personality, the LINE delivers a richly rounded experience unlike any other in DC.