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  • 09 Sep 2010 2:41 PM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)

    On September 9, 2010 the Washington Post did an article on September as Library Card Sign-Up Month

    If you have questions about getting a library card from the DC Public Library, visit

  • 22 Aug 2010 10:46 PM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)

    On Thursday, August 19, 2010, DCLA joined the DC Public Library in sponsoring a Professional Development Day for DC Public School Librarians. Over 100 attendees were able to choose two workshops on topics that they could apply to their schools in the year that began on Monday, August 23. Workshops included: Storytelling; Oral Histories; Children's Choice Awards; Graphic Novels; GLBT Literature; Blogs and Children's Literature; Washington History and Black Studies. 

    The event ended with boxed lunches where staff from the Public Library joined public school librarians by Ward to talk about ways the two groups can partner with one another. Lunch was provided by DCLA with funding from Follett Library Services and Book Wholesalers, Inc. The entire event was a lot of fun for everyone involved and it set the stage for an ongoing partnership. DCPL is already planning a training session on the National Endowment for the Humanities program, "Picturing America" on October 29, 2010.

  • 04 Jun 2010 10:45 PM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)
    On May 27, 2010, DCLA hosted its 2010 Annual Banquet at the Women's National Democratic Club. Our keynote speaker of the evening was American Library Association President-Elect, Roberta Stevens. At the event, DCLA awarded three $6,000 scholarships to active student members of the Association that are seeking their Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science.

    On May 20, 2010, DCLA Members and guests got together to learn from each other about how to make the most of their ALA Conference experience. A handy tip sheet was developed for the event.

    On May 1, 2010, DCLA members and friends volunteered to help DC Public School Libraries. They packed up 75 boxes of weeded materials at Wilson High School and at Anacostia High School, they cataloged about 250 books and sorted out what the School would keep after their renovation.  Amazing job done!

  • 01 Jun 2010 2:37 PM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)

        Vice President/President-elect - Megan Shiels
    Treasurer - John Williamson
    Membership Secretary - David L. Robinson
    Directors - April King and Jacqueline Protka
        ALA Councilor - Jane Sessa

    Thanks to everyone that voted!

  • 17 Oct 2009 10:41 AM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)
    The District of Columbia Library Association has a number of events coming up in the next three months. You can reserve your place by going to today.
    DCLA Fall Reception
    Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    The Morrison-Clark Inn, 1015 L Street, NW

    Tour of the Society of the Cincinnati Library 
    Friday. November 20, 2009, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
    2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 

    Tour of the Corcoran Library 
    Friday, December 4, 2009, 11:00 am – Noon
    Corcoran Gallery and School of Art

    DCLA Holiday Reception 
    Friday, December 18,  2009, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    University Club of Washington, 1135 16th Street, NW 

    DCLA is exploring additional library tours as well as a series of discussions with leaders in the library field starting in January 2010. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get together with your colleagues and friends to enjoy the best our profession has to offer.

  • 17 Oct 2009 10:34 AM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)
    The DC Public Library received an 11% budget cut for the year starting October 1, 2009. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper expects that volunteers will make a huge difference, "we have a growing number of volunteers who do wonderful work at the Library and we always need and welcome more," said Cooper.  "Volunteers can help augment the work of staff by helping to do things like shelve books, teach computer classes, or conduct workshops."

    Members can log-in to share ideas on volunteer projects in the DCLA Discussion Forums.
  • 04 Sep 2009 3:12 PM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)
    DCLA Members are invited to attend a tour of the Kiplinger Library at the Historical Society of Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 29 from 11:00 am to noon. You can learn more about the Kiplinger Library and its collections at
    Attendees may also want to have lunch together after the tour at one of the many eateries located in the nearby Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood.
    You can reserve your spot for this event now by going to If you have not renewed your DCLA membership yet, you will need to do that first. You can join or renew your membership at:
  • 29 May 2009 11:36 AM | Richard Huffine (Administrator)


    • Richard Huffine, Vice-President/President-Elect
    • Barbara Conaty, Secretary
    • Anne Elguindi, Membership Secretary
    • Megan Sheils, Director
    • Jessica McGilvray, Director
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