FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table) RoundTable
Posted on behalf of FAFLRT President Amanda Wilson:
For the 2014-15 FAFLRT year, we have five (5) committee and liaison opportunities for which we are recruiting. Filling these roles will establish new and continue existing liaison relationships with relevant ALA committees and round tables, as well as educate ALA on issues affecting federal and armed forces libraries.
Requirements: You must be an ALA and FAFLRT member to be appointed to any of the positions, unless otherwise noted. Level of commitment and time varies based on the roles detailed below.
How to Volunteer: Email Steve Pomes (firstname.lastname@example.org), FAFLRT Vice-President/President-Elect with your interest.
1. FAFLRT Nominating Committee Chair
Charge: leads the FAFLRT Nominating committee in preparing a slate with one or more candidates for the offices of Vice-President/President-elect, Secretary or Treasurer, one Federal Director, and one Armed Forces Director. The Nominating committee performs its work between December and April annually.
2. Social Media committee members
Charge: Support the social media chair in developing and implementing a plan for FAFLRT social media. Provide content for the outlets and solicit input from FAFLRT members.
The Round Table has other committees which you may be interested in; see our Committees page http://www.ala.org/faflrt/governance/committees for a listing and contact information.
As a liaison for FAFLRT to one of the groups below, your role would be to attend scheduled meetings of the group and report back to the Board on issues that may be of interest to FAFLRT and/or issues on which we should act. Each group’s charge is described below.
1. GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) Committee on Legislation
Charge: identifies issues requiring legislative action; prepares or advises on resolutions for the membership, Steering Committee, task forces and committees; assists the ALA Washington Office on issues affecting federal government legislation; and assists and coordinates legislative action with other ALA bodies.
NOTE: if the FAFLRT liaison is also a GODORT member, s/he would be welcome to vote on issues in addition to serving as the key conduit of information between FAFLRT and GODORT. Membership in GODORT, however, is not required for this liaison position.
2. ALA Recruitment Assembly
Charge: To facilitate communication about activities related to recruiting for the profession among ALA units and other groups. To foster coordination and cooperation of recruitment efforts among ALA units and other groups. To avoid unnecessary duplication and enhance individual and collective recruitment efforts. To develop a multi-year systematic national recruitment plan. To make recommendations for recruitment policies, programs, publications, or other activities to appropriate bodies. To communicate with other national library/information organizations with an interest in recruitment. To report to and advise the HRDR advisory committee and office on issues and activities related to recruitment.
3. ALA Library Education Assembly
Charge: To provide within ALA an opportunity for broad representation of the membership and for affiliated groups to exchange information, share ideas, and express concerns pertaining to education for library service with a view toward assisting the committee on education in carrying out its charge. Meetings are held each Midwinter and Annual Conference.
NOTE: As an assembly to an ALA Council committee, the education assembly acts in an advisory capacity, reviewing documents and issues, representing unit and committee interests and reporting back to its respective units and committees.
Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Amanda J. Wilson
ALA FAFLRT President, 2014-15
Director, National Transportation Library
U.S. Department of Transportation
amanda.wilson [at] dot.gov
Innovative Talent Management Practices in Federal Libraries: Responding to the Challenges of Recruitment, Retention, and Successionby ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Innovative Talent Management Practices in Federal Libraries: Responding to the Challenges of Recruitment, Retention, and Succession
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Las Vegas Hotel
Description: Federal libraries are facing issues surrounding recruiting and retaining staff, and planning for continuity. Join Roberta Shaffer - Library of Congress, Mary-Deirdre Coraggio and Rosa Liu - NIST, and other panelists to hear how they are managing talent in their libraries.
Leveraging Librarian Expertise in Customer Resource Management
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Las Vegas Hotel
Description: Hear how the EPA Library Network implemented a customer resource management system that ensures inquiries/comments are effectively routed, managed, tracked, answered and measured.
FAFLRT Awards Reception
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Las Vegas Hotel
Description: Join us for afternoon tea to celebrate the FAFLRT awards. Please RSVP to Anne Harrison: email@example.com
Rebranding Yourself for a Career Change/Transition into Information Services
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Las Vegas Hotel
Description: Want to find out what bigger and better career paths exist for you in the information services arena? Wendy Nolin, professional career coach and founder of Change Agent Careers, will speak about growing careers and alternatives that you may want to pursue.
Wendy's abstract is attached!
Subject Line: FAFLRT logo design contest Dear Colleagues: Announcing the Federal and Armed Forces Librarians logo contest! Put your creative energy to use and show off your talents! Join in the national effort to create an a new look for FAFLRT. Things to consider for the FAFLRT logo: Design: We are looking for a design that represents federal librarians combined with information, networking, service, and global reach. The current design is attached for reference; please visit http://www.ala.org/faflrt for more information about FAFLRT. Colors: The color scheme is open, but we're looking for a logo that will also reproduce well in black and white, online and in print. Size: 2 in. high x 2 to 6 in. wide (the logo will be used for the web and in letterhead/print documents). Format: Submit two files for each logo, one in .EPS or .AI format, and the second in PDF. Entry instructions and deadline: Please submit your entries via e-mail to Anne Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org through March 31, 2014. Anyone is welcome to participate. The winning design will be selected by the FAFLRT Executive Board. Entries, including the selected design, will not be returned and become property of FAFLRT. Prize: FAFLRT honor and glory and a $25.00 Amazon gift card.
Brought you by Careers in Federal Libraries and ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table
Job Search Workshop: Focus on Federal Librarianship! Jumpstart your thinking about Federal librarianship, internships, and a career path that can take you all around the globe. Students can learn about the variety of great practicum and virtual internship opportunities ... along with tips on how to land the right one for you! Recent graduates can learn about the Presidential Management Fellows program, a fast track into government management. Job seekers get tips on alternative career options and networking. This experience will help you now and throughout your career!
*The brilliant Jennifer Manning (CRS) who makes everyone want to work in the Knowledge Services division. Her valuable CRS report on Federal opportunities continues to inform students and job seekers
*The fascinating Bianna Ine-Ryan (DIA) who makes working in a library sound like an adventure. No doubt she brings in highly talented applicants who jump at the chance to be hired to earn a Masters in Strategic Intelligence om the Defense Intelligence University.
*The genius Marla Chesler (State and FEDLINK) who has a wealth of experience and a unique perspective on working in a tradition library or at a higher consortia level in Federal government
*The fabulous Richard Huffine (former FAFLRT President, Fed, and networker extraordinaire) who attracts all applicants into Federal government because they feel the possibilities are endless
*The incredible Angelique Simmons (former Army librarian, military spouse) who will share her experience working OCONUS and entering Federal government as a military spouse