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Past Joint Spring Workshops

DCLA began co-sponsoring the workshops in 1968 with the Washington Chapter of the Special Libraries Association; other groups participated later. The 1969 workshop was advertised as the “third continuing workshop.” The lead library group is noted in the left column. The DCLA representative is listed in parentheses. When that representative also served as chair of the Joint Spring Workshop, the name is italicized. Attendance at the 1982 workshop under the chairmanship of DCLA’s Signe Larson was a recent high of 400 attendees.

Date/Time Title Location Cost/Attendees
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Strategic Planning:  Moving Your Library Forward (DeEtta Jones, DeEtta Jones and Associates; Raynna Bowlby, Associate, Library Management Consulting) Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: DC/SLA
$60 (Members) $25 (Students,  Retirees & Unemployed) $85 (Non-members) (with continental breakfast and lunch)

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

360º Marketing: Selling Libraries to both Users and Decision-Makers (Katya Andresen, Author of "Robin Hood Marketing: stealing corporate savvy to sell just causes") Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: LLSDC
$60 (Members) $25 (Students & Retirees) $85 (Non-members) (with continental breakfast and lunch)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Collaboration: The Key to Survival!
(Stephen Abram, V.P. Innovation, Sirsi Dynix)
Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association:DCLA
$60 (Members) $25 (Students & Retirees) $85 (Non-members) (with continental breakfast and lunch)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Knowledge Management: What Is the Librarian’s Role? (Susan Fifer Canby, National Geographic Society) Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: DCSLA
$60 (Members) $25 (Students & Retirees) $85 (Non-members) (with continental breakfast and lunch)
151 attendees
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Envisioning the Future: What will your library be like in 5, 10 or 20 Years? (Andy Hines, Association of Professional Futurists) Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: LLSDC
$60 (Members) $25 (Students & Retirees) $85 (Non-members) (with continental breakfast and lunch)
163 attendees
4/25/06 21st Century Competencies for Information Professionals Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: DCLA
$40 (Members), $20 (Students) $60 (Non-members)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information Organization for the 21st Century: Taxonomies, Ontologies, and the Semantic Web Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: DC-SLA
$40 (Members), $25 (Students), $60 (Non-members) (with lunch)
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The USA PATRIOT Act: What it Means for your Library, What it Means for You
Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: LLSDC
$40 (Members), $25 (Students), $55 (Non-members) (with lunch)
63 attendees
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ownership of Media
(Patrick Obersholtzer, Workshop Chair)
Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: DCLA
$45 (Members), $30 (Students), $60 (Non-members) (with lunch)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fast, Cheap, Accurate--Get all You Can Out of Web Searching.
(Lee Wissell, Rep.)
Mumford Room, Library of Congress
Lead Association: Special Libraries Association, DC Chapter
$45 (with lunch)
150 attendees
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Professional Development in a Technological Age George Mason University Law School
Lead Association: Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC
$45 (with lunch)
65 attendees
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Managing Web Access Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution
Lead Association: DCLA,
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
$40 (with lunch)
95 attendees
4/29/97 Desk Set 1997: Partnering with Information Systems Quality Inn, Silver Spring MD $40 (with lunch)
100 attendees
9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
Tools for the New Millennium Quality Inn, Silver Spring MD $40 (with lunch)
4/27/95 Re-engineering: A New Approach to Change
Russ Linden, Keynote speaker
Quality Inn, Silver Spring MD $35 (with lunch)
4/28/94 The Habit of Being: Toward Professional Effectiveness.
Kaycee Hale
Quality Inn, Silver Spring MD $35
4/29/93 Maximizing User Satisfaction
Arlene Farber Sirkin
Quality Inn, Silver Spring MD $35
9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
Access and Availability: Making the Government’s Information Public.
Scott Armstrong, Keynote
Vendor Fair
Dupont Plaza Hotel $35 (with lunch)
170 registrants
8:45a.m.- 3:45p.m. DCLA
Paperless Publishing and the Library: CD-ROM, Online and Beyond
Steve Cisler, APPLE Librarian, Keynote
Ann Sandberg-Fox, LC
Kenneth Thibodeau, NARA
John Ganly, NYPL
Jan Erickson, GPO
Forrest Williams, Bureau of Census
Geraldine Novak, EPA
Michael Gruenberg, Disclosure, Inc.
Nancy Kranich, NYU Libs.
Marc Rotenberg, CPSR
Lucinda Conger, State Dept. Lib.
Shirley Loo, President, DCLA
Susan Fifer Canby, Workshop Chair
LC Mumford Room $35 (with lunch)
213 registrants
Artificial Intelligence.
Sam Walters, Moderator
Robert Lewand Goucher
Larry Bielawski Goucher
Peter Kirrane, Kirrane & Co
Allan Kuhn, DTIC
Randy Bixby, DTIC
Danuta Nitecki, U. of MD
(Honore Francois, PG Co. Mem. Lib)
Center of Adult Ed, U of MD $35 (with lunch)
200 attendees
8:45a.m.- 3:30p.m. ASIS
Library Automation: Hype vs Humanity
(Helen Bergan, DCPL)
LC Mumford Room $20 (with lunch $30)
123 attendees
8:45a.m.- 3:15
In Pursuit of Excellence: Sharing Secrets of Dynamic Managing.
Vivian Artebery, NCLIS
Ruth Person, Clarion College
Jeffrey Gardner, ARL
Peggy Treadwell
LC Mumford Room $20 (with lunch $30)
New Information Technologies: What’s Here, What’s Coming and How To Use It
(Janine Reid, FAXON)
LC Mumford Room $20 (with lunch $30)
Office Automation and Library Productivity
10 speakers
(Jackie Schulman, NLM)
LC Mumford Room $15 (with lunch)
200 attendees
6 co-sponsors
3/31/84 High Technology Politics and Government in 1984
(George Arnold, American Univ.)
Center of Adult Ed. U of MD $25 (with lunch)
Coping with Change: Practical Ways to Meet Today’s Technological and Economic Challenges
(Peter Promen, SAIS, Johns Hopkins)
Key Bridge Marriott, Rosslyn VA 109 attendees
Working Smarter: The Role of Technology in Libraries
(Signe Larson)
Center of Adult Ed. U of MD $21
400 attendees
Librarians as Marketeers: A Critical Role for the 80’s.
Beth Moulton, etc.
Smithsonian Museum of History and Tech. $18.00
4/19/80 The Changing Role of the Information Professional
Sal Costabile, Costabile Associates
American U. $16
4/28/79 When and How to Contract
Darrell Lemke, Consortium
Adelaide Del Frate
Stouffers Hotel Crystal City, VA $16
Resource Sharing: Solution or Threat
Stephen Folts
David Stam
Patricia Battin
Mary J. Cronin
(Nancy Gwinn, CLR)
Airlie House $15
($6 more for bus)
Microforum ‘77
(Carl Spaulding)
Center of Adult Ed. U of MD $7 (with lunch $11.50)
2001, A Library Odyssey
(Lillamaud Hammond, Georgetown)
Marvin Center, GWU $7.50 (with lunch $12.50)
217 attendees
Tech Topics
(Mary Feldman, Dept. of Trans.)
Caldwell Hall, Catholic U. $2.00 Lunch extra $4 or $4.50
400 attendees
3/23/74 The Librarian in Today’s Market (A Bull or Bear Market?) Fort McNair Off. Club $4.50
390 attendees
3/24/73 Synergy 73!
4 panels
(Darrell Lemke, Consortium of Libraries)
Mayflower Hotel 1127 Conn. Ave., NW $8.50
210 attendees
Co-sponsored SLA, ASIS, SOLIT
Update 72
6 concurrent panels
Luncheon speaker, Charles H. Stevens, NCLIS
Mayflower Hotel 1127 Conn. Ave., NW $6.50
326 attendees
Co-sponsored SLA, ASIS
Communications in the Library
John McCarrick, St. John’s University and panelists
(Elaine Rosenthal)
NEA Auditorium 16th & M St., NW $6 (with lunch)
Co-sponsored with SLA
3/23/68 Breaking the Library Barrier: Closing the Circle of Library Cooperation NBS Co-sponsored with SLA
[Problems of Automation and Manpower]
Harlan Mills,
Joseph Becker,
Charles Goodman,
Lester Asheim,
Myrl Ricking, etc.
(Sarah Rebecca Reed, Ofc. of Ed.)
Catholic U. Nursing Auditorium 300 attendees

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