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The DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) begins its fall events with a very special program featuring Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services.  We invite you to attend Mary Ellen's presentation on "Web 2.0 and What It Means for Libraries". 

The phrase "Web 2.0" has probably set the record for going from cutting-edge concept to an entry in Buzzword Bingo.  The implications of the collaborative web, along with the dramatically changed expectations of our patrons and clients, mean that we need to reevaluate how we provide information services within our organizations.  Mary Ellen will give her perspective on the impact of Web 2.0 on library services and how we will re-define our jobs to take advantage of the best of Web 2.0.

Mary Ellen Bates is the owner of Bates Information Services, providing business research to business professionals and special librarians, and consulting and training services for the information industry. She is the author of six books and innumerable articles, and is a frequent international speaker. She is active in SLA and the Association of Independent Information Professionals.  She lives near Boulder, Colorado with her two dogs.

Topic:  Web 2.0 and What It Means for Libraries

When:  Monday, September 18, 2006

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Reception)
6:30 - 8:00 pm (Presentation/Q&A)

Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20004
(One block from the Metro Center metro stop)

$12.00 - Chapter Members
$20.00 - Non-Chapter Members
$6.00 - Students/Retired/Unemployed
Electronic payments may be made via PayPal.  PayPal links are at the bottom of the event page:  If payment is submitted via PayPal, please remember that you must also RSVP to Lorraine Bell at [log in to unmask]

Checks should be made payable to "DC/SLA" and mailed to:  

Lorraine Bell
Factiva, Suite 300
1600 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006

Payment must be received by Wednesday, September 13th.   Seats are limited.  Register early to ensure your space for this event.