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Logistics and planning info for the 2017 C4L DC/MD/VA Meetup.


Thursday July 13, 2017
9:00-5:00 (entry beginning 8am)
Gelman Library
Room: National Churchill Library and Center (1st floor, one floor below the entrance to Gelman Library)
George Washington University


Register at MDC/2017/Registration.

Registration is free, but please do register if you are planning to attend, so we can plan accordingly! We have a maximum capacity of 48.

Code of Conduct

The Code4Lib Code of Conduct is in force at every Code4Lib gathering. Please read it, abide by it, and help to enforce it.

Proposed Talks/Sessions/Workshops

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20-minute talks

  • Bootstrapping Digital Services: Developing Self-Supporting Service Models for Library Programs; Kate Dohe, Ben Wallberg (UMD)
  • Beyond NDSR: Long-Term Impacts from a Short-Term Residency; Elizabeth England, Lora Woodford (JHU)
  • Making IDB knowledge findable: a 3-year linked-data enterprise; Norma Palomino (Syracuse University & IDB)
  • Linking Literature to Astronomy Data with DOIs; Sarah Weissman (STScI / MAST) Media:DOI-Code4LibMDC17.pdf
  • Introduction to FOLIO; Andrew Nagy (Ebsco)
  • Hack to Learn: Exploring Collections as Data; Laura Wrubel (GWU), Rachel Trent (GWU), Jaime Mears (LC), Wendy Mann (GMU), Justin Littman GWU)
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Unconference discussion topics

Hackathon ideas

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Workshop topics

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Planning Team

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  • Ben Wallberg, University of Maryland Libraries - Primary Contact
  • Bohyun Kim, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library - Secondary Contact
  • Nick Kerelchuk, DC Public Libraries - Tertiary Contact
  • Joel Richard, Smithsonian Libraries - Tertiary Contact
  • Kate Dohe, University of Maryland Libraries - Tertiary Contact
  • Peggy Griesinger, George Mason University - Tertiary Contact
  • Jaime Mears, Library of Congress - Tertiary Contact
  • Rachel Trent, George Washington University - Tertiary Contact
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Gelman Library entrance policies

In advance of the meetup, registered attendees' names will be added to the VIP list to allow them entrance to Gelman Library. As you enter the Library, approach either Entrance Services Desk and present a valid Government issued photo ID and let the attendant know that you are on the VIP list.


Gelman Library is located at 2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052, on H street between 22nd and 21st Streets. A map of the library's location can be found at

The closest Metro station is the Foggy Bottom stop on the Orange and Blue lines. As you exit the station, turn right (south) and walk one block to the first stoplight (H Street). Turn left (east) and walk 1.5 blocks to the Library, which will be on your right inside Kogan Plaza.

Gelman Library is also a 15 - 20 minute walk to Farragut North Metro Station, which is on the Red line.

Driving directions can be found at


Full parking information can be found at

There are three University parking lots within 1 - 2 blocks of Gelman Library, and numerous private parking lots throughout Foggy Bottom.

Marvin Center Garage Access on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets (across the street from Gelman's entrance)

University Parking Garage (in Science and Engineering Hall) Access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets - in the Science and Engineering Hall

G Street Garage Access from both 20th Street and 21st Street between F and G Streets


Tentative schedule, subject to alteration by participants on the day of the event

Time Activity
8:00-9:00 Arrival - Breakfast ready by 8:30 (coffee/tea, bagels, fruit, and yogurt with granola) - Sponsored by USMAI
9:00-9:20 Welcome and Introductions
9:20-10:00 Code4Lib Conference 2018 Planning
10:00-12:00 Prepared Talks
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00-5:00 TBD
5:00- Happy hour