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 button on Socializr, or by going directly to the DC/SLA registration page and emailing Greta Ober at [log in to unmask]" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[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]" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[log in to unmask]
Payment: To pay electronically, please use the payment link on 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 charge on 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!