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Past Annual Banquet and Award Ceremonies

Date

Location

Cost (members/non-members)

Speaker

Attendees

6/20/14 Carmine's Restaurant   Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress  
5/23/13 The City Club of Washington at Franklin Square  $45 / $60 David Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States  66 attendees

5/12/12

The City Club of Washington at Franklin Square  $45 / $60 Roberta Shaffer, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress 65 attendees
5/12/11 The City Club of Washington at Franklin Square $45 / $60 Louis Bayard, New York Times Notable author, Edgar and Dagger award nominee  38
attendees 
5/27/10 Women's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW
$45 / $60
Roberta Stevens, President-Elect, American Library Association
45 attendees

5/20/09

City Club
555 13th St., NW

$45 / $55

Dr. Allida Black, Project Director and Editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

38
attendees

5/7/08

Rosa Mexicana

575 7th St., NW

$45 / $55

Dr. Camila Alire, President, American Library Association


5/21/07

Embassy Suites Hotel

1250 22nd St., NW

$45 / $55

Alan Davidson, head of U.S. public policy for Google


5/23/06

La Tasca

722 7th St., NW

$45 / $55

Helen Thomas
White House Correspondent

90 attendees

5/9/05

Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.

$45 / $55

Thomas L. Friedman
Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist for the New York Times

101 attendees

6/1/04

The Occidental Restaurant
1475 Pa Ave., NW

$45 / $51

Bob Woodward
Author & Asst. Managing Editor, The Washington Post

101 attendees

6/2/03

The Monocle on Capitol Hill
107 D St., NE

$35 / $40

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Director, Veterans History Project, LC

56 attendees

5/22/02

Willard Hotel
1401 Pa Ave., NW

$40 / $45

Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post.

70 attendees

5/9/01

Marrakesh Restaurant
617 New York Avenue, NW

$30 / $40

Phyllis Richman
Author & Food Critic

76 attendees

5/16/00

Doyle Washington Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

$35 / $45

Juan Williams
Washington Post Correspondent

52 attendees

5/18/99

Westin Grand Hotel
2350 M Street NW

$35 / $45

Francis J. Buckley
Superintendent of Documents

40 attendees

5/19/98

Radisson Barcelo Hotel
P St., NW

$28

Kim Hodgson
General Manager, WAMU

83 attendees

5/22/97

B. Smith's Restaurant Union Station
50 Mass. Ave., NE

$35

Barbara J. Ford, ALA President-Elect

62 attendees

5/20/96

Tivoli Restaurant, 1700 N. Moore St.
Rosslyn VA

$35

Paul E. Peters, Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information

62 attendees

5/22/95

La Colline Restaurant, 400 N.Capital St., NW

$35

Marty Langelan, Author, Self-Defense Instructor

60 attendees

6/18/94

The Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle, NW

$55

DCLA Centennial Gala

 

1993

Duke Zeibert's Restaurant
1050 Conn. Ave., NW

$45

Richard Cohen, Columnist
The Washington Post

87 attendees

5/19/92

The Washington Post 1150 15th St., NW

$30 / $35

Dr. Vincent E. Reed, Vice President
The Washington Post

93 attendees

6/30/91

National Geographic Soc.
1600 M Street, NW

$35 / $40

Dr. Harm de Blij, Author, Geographer

115 attendees

5/20/90 Tuesday Washington Hotel
15th &.Pa. Ave., NW
$30 / $35

Patricia Fahey, The Comprehensive Illiteracy Elimination Act

Sarah Goodwin, Literacy Volunteers of America

75 attendees
5/23/89 Tuesday Library of Congress
Montpelier Room
Madison Bldg.
$23 / $27 Juan Williams
Washington Post Correspondent
91 attendees
5/12/88 Thursday Grand Hyatt 1000
H St., NW
$29 / $35 James Billington
Librarian of Congress
115 attendees
5/21/87 Thursday  Charles Sumner School,
17th & M St., NW
 
$23 / $27
Virginia Hamilton 
Children' s Book Author
 
110 attendees 
5/18/86  Potomac River cruise on Diplomat Washington Boat Lines
Pier 4
 
$28 With SLA  None   
5/22/85  National Press Club
14th & F St., NW 
$19.50 / $24  Dr. Terry Alford 
NOVA Community Coll.
Lincoln Assassination
 
 
5/23/84 Wednesday  Women's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW 
$18.50 / $22  David McCullogh 
Host: PBS series Smithsonian World
 
120 attendees 
5/18/83  Capitol Hill Club
300 First St., SE 
$14.50 / $17.50  Dr. Floretta McKenzie
DC Supt. of Schools
 
 
5/12/82  Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW 
$14.50 / $16.50  Kathy Russell Dir. Washington C. Pl
Censorship in 60 Minutes: A Personal Experience
 
 
5/21/81  Cannon House Office Bldg.
Caucus Room
  Brigette Weeks
Editor, Book World Washington Post
 
5/30/80  Hotel Washington
15th & Pa. Ave., NW 
  Dick W. Hays 
White House Conf. on Libraries and Inf. Service
 
114 attendees 
5/8/79  National Press Club
529 14th St., NW 
  Elizabeth Drew 
Journalist, Author
 
188 attendees 
4/20/78  Capitol Hill Club
300 First St., SE 
$8
Eric Moon
ALA President
 
 
5/12/77  Fort Myer Officers Club  $8  Larry McMurtry
Author
 
 
5/21/76  Hotel Washington
15th & Pa. Ave., NW
  Mark Russell 
Political satirist
 
110 attendees
5/14/75  Watergate Terrace
2650 Va. Ave., NW
$11.50 With SLA  George Higgins 
Author City
 on the Hill 
110 attendees 
5/21/74  Hotel Washington
15th & Pa. Ave., NW 
$9  Patricia McGerr 
Mystery writer
 
 
5/15/73  GW University Club  $7  Roger W.Jones
Chairman, Civil Ser. Com.
"Concepts of Service"
 
 
6/10/72  Mayflower Hotel    Milton Byam 
DCPL Director
"Librarianship: A Wingless Bird or a Rocket to the Moon?"
 
 
6/12/71  Boat Trip down Potomac       
5/11/70  Washington Hotel  $10.95  Edward de Grazia 
Author of Censorship Landmarks 1969
 
 
5/27/69 Tuesday  Kennedy Warren 3133 Conn. Ave.  $6  Alex Haley 
Author, "Our Nation of Minorities"
 
160 attendees 75thAnniversary 
5/16/68  Mayflower Hotel
  Stephen D. Isaacs 
Wash. Post City
 Editor 
 
5/18/67 Thursday  Statler Hilton    Charles Frankel 
Asst. Secty. of State for Ed. & Cul. Affairs
 
 
6/2/54  National Press Club    James Michener 
Author
 
200 attendees 60th Anniversary 

Updated: 23 October 2013

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