2015-09-01 Capital Librarian

Capital Librarian


Fall Member Reception


​The annual Fall Member Reception is a wonderful way to meet and reconnect with DCLA members. This year's venue is the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen.

Members and guests will enjoy appetizers and punch, while learning about DCLA and our ongoing programs, committees and activities. 

Upshur Street Books is located next door and DCLA members are invited to take a look at this new, independent neighborhood book store!

Cost for the event is:

  • $20 for members 
  • $25 for non-members
  • $15 for students, retired, or currently unemployed

Registration for this event closes Monday, September 28th. Direct questions to Bobbie Dougherty, DCLA Membership Director.

Back To School Membership Discount

Now is a great time to consider joining the DC chapter of ALA - DCLA! Are new to the DC Library community or need to renew your DCLA membership? Take advantage of a special Back to School rate of $30! Sign up/renew at using the coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL* (for Basic Membership) and BACKTOSCHOOL2* (for Part-time/Unemployed/Retired Membership) between 8/17 and 9/29.

*This discount is only good for Basic Membership and Part-Time/Retired/Unemployed Membership rates.

Photo: Back to School by Leland Francisco,

Want to be involved? Join a DCLA Committee right now.

Members are needed for the following committees, please email the person listed below for more information: Photo: Commitment by Ed Shipul,

DCLA Presents

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, All American Boys


Join DCLA and the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library on October 7 at 6:30 p.m. as Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely read from All American Boys, "an unforgettable new novel..., two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension." A book signing will follow the reading.



Capital Librarian Seeks Contributors

Stories are being sought for publication in Capital Librarian on a range of topics relevant to DCLA and members. For inquiries or to submit a story, contact the editor.

Call for Proposals

Share your successful library initiatives and research results at the 8th Annual "Bridging the Spectrum" Symposium! Proposals are now being accepted for this premier DC-MD-VA event that brings together librarians and information professionals from all sectors for a day of networking and sharing. Submit your proposal here.

DCLA Fall Member Reception

Meet and reconnect at the annual Fall Member Reception on Tuesday, September 29th from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Reading Room in Petworth Citizen.

DCLA "Movers & Shakers"


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Job & Internship Board


Victor Benitez

DCLA Board


New & Returning DCLA Members

Shmuel Ben-Gad, returning member;
Amy Chenaille;
Mary Evangeliste, Fearless Future;
Allison Gifford;
Gillian Grossmann;
Olivia Ivey;
Jocelyn Lewis;
Rondelle Price, DCPS School Library Manager;
Patricia Ramos, University of MD, DC Public Library;
Currie Renwick, DC Public Schools;
Eileen Symons, Washington Waldorf School
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