Friday, May 13, 2011

An Evening with National Public Radio (NPR) - Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on May 24

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

The evening’s webinar program will consist of a presentation about the NPR Lifecycle of Information, describing how a story is born, and insight into “a day in the life” of the information team, including places traveled and the information learned during the course of the news day.


Mary Glendinning, MLS

Mary Glendinning is a reference librarian at NPR. Along with her colleagues, she provides a variety of reference and research services to all of NPR's divisions — from one-word answers to extensive background research. Her duties include fact-checking, tracking down experts, monitoring news alerts, and encouraging external database usage and training.

Mary was the first librarian to embed with the staff of an NPR show and likes working outside of a traditional library setting. She has a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hannah Sommers, MLIS

Hannah Sommers is a broadcast librarian at NPR. She aids reporters and production staff seeking audio clips and other information that is critical to telling a story in sound and also contributes to the maintenance of NPR's expansive audio archives. With her colleagues, she helped develop the training program used to teach NPR staff about new research tools and to coach them in best research practices.

Hannah is the co-lead on creating NPR's digital archive and is looking forward to the day that all NPR programming will be virtually accessible. She has a BA from Goshen College and an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Title: An Evening with National Public Radio (NPR)
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM EDT
Cost: FREE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Monday, April 4, 2011

An Evening with National Public Radio (NPR)

Please join us Tuesday, May 24, 2011 for “An Evening with National Public Radio (NPR)!”

The evening’s program will consist of a presentation about the NPR Lifecycle of Information, describing how a story is born, and insight into “a day in the life” of the information team, including places traveled and the information learned during the course of the news day. Subject to news deadlines and availability, the program will also include a tour/walkabout that will provide attendees with an inside look into favorite programs like, “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” and Newscast, NPR Music, Digital News, Engineering and others. Hot Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

**Registration and seating are limited to 25 registrants, so please act now!**

When: Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30-8:30PM

Where: National Public Radio Offices
635 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Cost: Members $20.00
Non-Members $25.00
Students FREE

Registration URL:

Note: All attendees for this event will be required to present a government-issued photo ID upon entry.

Transportation and Parking:
NPR is accessed via the closest DC Metro Stop at Gallery Place/Chinatown, on Yellow, Green and Red lines. There should be metered parking available within a block or two (most meters are in effect until 10 pm). There are also a few pay-to-park garages in the area. The NPR garage will not be available.

For those unable to attend, arrangements are being made for the presentation portion to be available via webinar.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Join PVC ASIST to Plan Our Future: January 20, 2011

The PVC-ASIS&T 2010-2011 officers invite you to join us at Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM to induct our new officer slate and plan for the way our chapter will engage membership in the next year (or more!).

Last year, we cosponsored three events in the Washington, DC, area that convened almost 200 participants; however, we recognize that you have opinions and insights on the way we might improve engagement throughout the chapter.

We value your membership, and we look forward to working with you to develop new ways to participate in PVC-ASIS&T through the use of technology and through in-person events.

The meeting won't be all planning, though! We'll also have some time for networking, and we look forward to sharing a great meal with everyone who attends.

When: January 20, 2011, 6:30-9pm
Cost: $25 ASIS&T Members, $30 Non-members, $20 Students
Where: Lebanese Taverna, 7141 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

For more information and to register for this event, click here:

Can't make the meeting but want to share your thoughts? You have lots of options. You can email our officers directly, or post your thoughts here on the PVC-ASIS&T blog or on our Facebook page or LinkedIn group.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The CUA School of Library and Information Science
proudly announce:

The Twentieth Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture:

“Scholarship, Cultural Memory and Libraries in the 21st Century”


Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), USA

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 7-9PM
Caldwell Hall Auditorium
The Catholic University of America

Reception to Follow

RSVPs are encouraged. Please contact Robin Foltz.

Donations (checks) will be accepted at the lecture for the Elizabeth W. Stone Scholarship Fund.

Monday, October 19, 2009

National Meeting Preview -- RSVP by this Friday!

Whether you're looking for a sneak preview of ASIS&T's 2009 meeting in Vancouver or can't make to Canada, join PVC-ASIS&T and the CUA Chapter of ASIS&T to hear preview talks from ASIS&T members who will be giving presentations at the national meeting.

INCLUDED: Dinner will be provided

Speakers Include:
  • Trudi Bellardo Hahn - "The Information Connection in Times of Crisis." A report of a federally funded project to study roles for public libraries in serving the information needs of their communities in times of disasters.
  • Joe Hourcle - "Interoperability in the Space Sciences" To deal with the highly heterogeneous data needs, NASA has funded recreation of a number of specialized "Virtual Observatories" (VxOs) in the space sciences. This presentation discusses these original VxOs,as well as phenomena based VxOs such as the Virtual Waves Observatory (VWO), browseable directories such as the Virtual Space Physics Observatory (VSPO), standardization efforts between the VxOs such as the Space Physics Archive Search and Extract (SPASE) and the associated query language SPASE-QL, as well as related international efforts.
  • Joan Lussky - "Social tags and other kinds of subject access occurring library catalogs"

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2009
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Catholic University of America May Gallery, John K. Mullen Library, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington , DC 20064
METRO: Brookland/CUA station, red line. (From the metro, walk up the road past the guard station. The Mullen Library is the large white building. Go around the building to the front entrance. Tell the attendant that you are there for the ASIS&T Event. The May Gallery is directly to the right after passing the attendant. We advise attendees to take the Metro. Limited parking is available in front of the library.)

COST: $10 ASIS&T Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students
Have a friend in ASIS&T? Attend the meeting with him/her and attend at the member cost!

by Friday, October 23, 2009 (5pm)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Upcoming events... and your suggestions?

The PVC board met last night for a convivial evening of pizza and planning-- including some exciting, educational events for you.

On the slate for early Fall, we have:
  • an Annual Meeting Preview event in September, where we get to see sneak previews from local presenters. (You can see details & slides from last year's smashing Preview here.)
  • a usability workshop at the Human Computer Interaction Lab at University of Maryland, College Park in October.

We're also discussing & planning a number of other events--- and we would love your feedback. Please participate in the poll below, and please feel free to send us your comments.

Also, in addition to ideas, if any of you would like to speak, have space you can offer, or would otherwise like to get more involved-- please let us know!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Registration ending soon for Beats and Bytes!

Join the Potomac Valley Chapter and CUA Student Chapter of ASIST for our panel discussion of music, ethics, and technology.

As social media technologies continue to advance, how will the effects of these innovations be experienced by musicians, their audiences, and the information professionals who organize music? While websites ranging from iTunes to MySpace to and Pandora abound, how can you best navigate these spaces ethically while discovering new talent or learning more about favorite genres? What's now, and what's next?

The Potomac Valley Chapter of ASIS&T is pleased to bring you local musicians, information professionals, and music experts on a lively panel discussion about the many fascinating issues that the Information Age brings to music and its analysis.

Panelists (Invited):

  • Brent Burton
  • Raul DeLeon
  • Ben Licciardi
  • Michael Pahn
  • Ginger Richards

For more details- and registration- please see our registration page: