*How Librarians Represent Their Cultures Abroad*

*The Event*

This year’s celebration of International Special Librarians Day will feature
three librarians who represent their home cultures abroad through
librarianship.  Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel, a French librarian at Alliance
Francaise in Washington, D.C., will discuss how she serves French library
interests of French speakers in the US.  Barbara Conaty will share a
discussion of her work with the State Department’s American Corners Program
and how she makes a piece of American Culture available overseas.  Finally,
Mohammed Eliwa, the founder of Arabia Inform, will chat about his pioneering
work as the premiere indexer in the Middle East.

In Commemoration of International Special Librarians Day (ISLD), the DC
chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA) International
Relations Committee (IRC) Presents:

*How Librarians Represent Their Cultures Abroad*

Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel, Bibliothecaire, Alliance Francaise
Barbara Conaty, State Department, American Corners Program
Mohamed Eliwa, Indexer & Founder, Arabia Inform

*Moderator:* Victor Monti, Office of the CIO of the Army

*Sponsor:* Arabia Inform

*Food and soft drinks are courtesy of Arabia Inform*

Arabia Inform is a pioneer provider of electronic content in the Middle
East, and a regional leader of Arabic content documentation and analysis.
The company serves professionals in the fields of information, education,
research, government, media, e-culture and business intelligence, with
offices in Cairo, Dubai, Riyadh, and Washington, DC. They specialize in
providing solutions to library and information professionals, giving them
the much-needed edge in this rapidly advancing world of media intelligence
and regional knowledge.

*Please join us in our celebration of ISLD*

*DATE:*   Thursday, April 29, 2010
*TIME:*  * 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM*
(6:00 - 6:45 registration, refreshments and networking)
(6:45 - 8:00 speakers and questions)
*PLACE:*  Kiplinger Washington Editors Building, Main Floor 1729 H Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20006
*PRICE:*  $15 - SLA members
$10 - SLA Unemployed/students/retired
$25 - Non-SLA members
*REGISTER:*      * RSVP* by clicking the upper right-hand
*Socializr* <>,* **or* by going directly to the DC/SLA
registration page
<>and emailing
Greta Ober at [log in to unmask]<http:[log in to unmask]>
A portion of the proceeds will go towards freight for collected books for
Tanzania and to the Lubuto Library Project.

*Questions*: For more information, contact Greta Ober-Beauchesne at *
[log in to unmask]<http:[log in to unmask]>

*Payment:* To pay electronically, please use the payment
the Socializr
site <>.
*If paying by check*, please make check out to “DC/SLA” and send to Zeniab
Mansour at the following address:
4620 North Park Ave., Apt. 811: East Chevy Chase, MD 20815

*Please note that if you pay at the door, there will be an extra $5
chargeon top of the regular cost (payable
only by check)*

We hope that many of you will show up for what is sure to be another great
celebration of International Special Librarians Day!