In February, four “neighborhoods” gathered for networking events. Unfortunately, the Raleigh event was postponed due to too much flu! Charlotte members are considering a networking event later in the year. Here are summaries of the four who met in February.
Chapel Hill: On Thursday, February 21, April Errickson and Debbie Balsamo hosted the Chapel Hill Networking Dinner at the Mediterranean Deli on Franklin Street. The event was attended by 19 people and included many students, including some first semester students and the current President of the UNC's Student SLA Chapter. There was lively discussion as the students shared their plans for the future and heard veteran SLA'ers talk about their experiences.
Durham: On the evening of Tuesday, February 19, Rebecca B. Vargha hosted the Durham Networking Dinner at City Beverage in Durham. There were 17 people present including members, student members, guests and faculty from both UNC-Chapel Hill & North Carolina Central University. The conversation topics ranged from career plans to an overview of current SLA initiatives such the Alignment Project and the Centennial Celebration. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect and meet new colleagues in an informal setting.
RTP: Diana Chilke, Jen Stringer, and Erin Knight hosted the RTP Networking Breakfast at the Radisson Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, February 26th. Fourteen members and guests gathered to enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and the opportunity to chat and catch up with friends and colleagues.
Triad: Nine Triad area members gathered for a potluck dinner at the home of Mary Schwartz on Friday, February 22nd. Librarians came from Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Students came from UNC-CH and UNC-G. All enjoyed good food, wine, and conversation around the dining table.