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Event Open Government: Current Trends and Practices Concerning FOIA, Open Access, and Other Post-Wiki-Leaks Issues

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:07 pm

Hear from federal librarians about evolving and emerging trends concerning Freedom of Information Act requests and open access in the post-Wiki-Leaks era.

Event Open Source Tools in Federal Libraries

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Federal librarians are using open source tools in interesting ways to make resources discoverable.

Event FAFLRT Awards Reception

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Join us for afternoon tea to celebrate the FAFLRT
awards. Please RSVP to Anne Harrison on anha@loc.gov.

Event FAFLRT Membership Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table membership meeting.

Discussion Veterans Connect @ Your Library: Annual Conference Program cosponsored w/ FAFLRT

by Jennifer Manning on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 03:49 pm

Brought to you by the E-Government Services Subcommittee of the Committee on Legislation and the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table:

E-Government Services: Veterans Connect @ Your Library

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Moscone Convention Center room 2014 (W)

Brought to you by the E-Government Services Subcommittee of the Committee on Legislation and the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table:

E-Government Services: Veterans Connect @ Your Library

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Moscone Convention Center room 2014 (W)

Come learn about an exciting new program: Veterans Resource Centers in California Libraries, an LSTA project funded through the California State Library that is working to connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they may be eligible.

24 “Veterans Resource Center” sites in public libraries around the state are expected to be open by summer 2015.

Speakers: 

Karen Bosch Cobb, Library Consultant, Infopeople, Co-manager of Veterans Connect @ the Library program in California,

Kevin Graves, Bay Area and North Coast Local Interagency Network Coordinator for CalVet, California Department of Veterans Affairs,

Christy Aguirre, Branch Supervisor Sacramento Public Library Southgate Branch,

Susan Hildreth, Executive Director, Peninsula Library System, Pacific Library Partnership, and Califa, and Immediate Past Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

And check out our press release!!:

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/05/library-leaders-discuss-i...

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Discussion Seeking FAFLRT ExecBoard nominees

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 05:18 pm

Opportunity to serve on the FAFLRT Exec Board! Let me your nominees by Friday, 6 February.

Accepting nominations/self nominations for Vice-president/President-elect (2015-2016), Federal Director (2015-2017), Armed Forces Director (2015-2017), and Secretary ((2015-2017).

Poll For members on ALA Connect, are you also on the FAFLRT member listserv?

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:10 am
Yes
57% (4 votes)
No
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7

Discussion FAFLRT 2014-2015 Call for Volunteers!

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

Posted on behalf of FAFLRT President Amanda Wilson:

Dear Colleagues,

Happy FY2015!

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.

Posted on behalf of FAFLRT President Amanda Wilson:

Dear Colleagues,

Happy FY2015!

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 (stephen.pomes@boem.gov), FAFLRT Vice-President/President-Elect with your interest.

Committee Opportunities:

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.

Liaison Opportunities:

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!

Regards,

Amanda
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Amanda J. Wilson
ALA FAFLRT President, 2014-15
Director, National Transportation Library
U.S. Department of Transportation
(202)366-2480
(202)731-1804 mobile
amanda.wilson [at] dot.gov

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Event Leveraging Librarian Expertise in Customer Resource Management

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Hear how the EPA Library Network implemented a customer resource management system that ensures inquiries/comments are effectively routed, managed, tracked, answered and measured.

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Event FAFLRT Awards Reception

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Join us for afternoon tea to celebrate the FAFLRT awards. Please RSVP to Anne Harrison: aeharrison@verizon.net

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The mission of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) is to promote library and information service and the library and information profession in the armed forces and federal communities.

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