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SLA Celebrating 100 Years, 1909-2009

Davenport Robertson
Davenport "Dav" Robertson, Chair, 2009 SLA Centennial Commission

SLA 2009 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, Washington, DC, USA 14-17 June has been organized by the SLA Centennial Commission, chaired by Dav Robertson National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and also a longstanding member of DBIO.

"How do you celebrate a 100th birthday? Come to the Centennial Conference of the Special Libraries Association, June 2009, in Washington, DC, and find out! There will be innovative educational sessions and inspiring keynote speakers, and the annual Awards Reception will be held in the glorious Great Hall of the Library of Congress. We will recognize our past and present leaders and energize our star information professionals of the future." Read more

Top 10 Reasons for attending SLA 2009 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO

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Travel & Hotel Information: Reserve your room today.

Looking for a Roommate for SLA 2009?
A page has been added to the DC/SLA Chapter Conference Wiki to help those looking to share a hotel room at the SLA 2009 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO.

Map of Conference Hotels

SLA Annual Conference Wiki from the local DC/SLA chapter members pulled together various resources for you! In addition, Don't forget to order a 2009 SLA Centennial polo shirt as a keepsake!

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session: Sunday, 14 June 2009
Opening Keynote Address delivered by U.S. General Colin L. Powell

Closing General Session Panel: Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Judy Woodruff will be moderating this closing session, with Robyn Meredith, Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Patrick.

DBIO Preliminary Programs

Events & Tourist Information Resources (Provided by the 2009 DC Chapter of SLA)

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Keep safe and informed about DC's Crime: As with any large city, it is important to realize that although there are wonderful things to see and do, there also tends to be higher crime rates. We wanted to share some basic facts and resources to keep you safe and informed about Washington, DC. DC Metropolitan Police Department's crime statistics shows a decrease by over 50%: 2007, 181 homicides; 1988, 369; 1991 peak, 479. It is true that in the early 1990s DC was ranked the "murder capital of the nation." This is no longer the case.

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Rev. April 2009