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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table) RoundTable

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Event ALA Annual - African American Pioneers in Library Leadership: Bridging the Past to the Present

by Janice M. Young on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 05:36 pm

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The presentation is designed to be a conversation starter to further advance the scholarly record of African American librarians’ impact and influence as information professionals. This is an area of scholarship whereby the history of librarians of color remains to be studied. Adopting empirical methods to develop robust recruitment and mentoring programs that values diversity and inclusion in its membership. 

The session, chronicles African American librarians’ achievements in librarianship from 1905 through to the appointment of the 14th Librarian of Congress. These pioneers’ bequest to the next generation of librarians an inheritance that bridge the past to the present.

Presenters:

Alma Dawson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University

Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., Dean, Wayne State University Library System and School of Information Sciences

Maurice Wheeler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Texas

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Event ALA Annual - Building Your Brand: In a Landscape of Budget Cuts and Library Closures

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:19 pm

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy.

This program provides a process for libraries and librarians to build their brand and link personal authenticity toward the mission of services offered by libraries to their communities. New insight will be disclosed to create a more inclusive view of all diverse voices such as representation from decision-makers, stakeholders, and library advocates. Also, barrier removal strategies will be shared, allowing equity in accessing information through internal and external relations strategy. The program is designed to provide insight into developing coalition strategies. It is to note that the library sector is fantastic and leadership strategies are needed to save time. Key themes that will be covered in the program: Teamwork, Engagement and Resiliency.

Presenters:

Rachel Arizaga – Library Director, FMWR Fort Bliss Libraries, USAG Fort Bliss, TX

Michael Steinmacher – Director, Barr Memorial Library, FMWR Community Recreation, Knox, KY

Elsworth Carman – Director, Marion Public Library, Marion, IA

 

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Event ALA Annual - Nontraditional Partnerships: Architects and Health Sciences Librarianship make good Partners for Community Health

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:17 pm

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians.

Nontraditional partnerships are being forged to address longstanding urban neighborhood and community development issues. This program examines the relationship of design community and consumer health librarians as partners for community health. The library, is a significant component to the new “community center”. The relationship with nontraditional partners, stakeholders, and other components that make up neighborhoods-built environment can leverage the role of consumer health librarians. Nontraditional partnerships provide the perfect platform to advocate for the value of libraries and to ensure that all individuals and diverse populations have access to the information they need to make informed decisions.

Presenters:

Russell Lacoursiere – CDT, LEED-AP Project Manager, Design and Construction Contract Administration, Gensler

Sarah Carnes – Clinical Librarian, Veterans Affairs Bedford VA Medical Center

 

 

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Online Doc Award Nomination Call for FY18 - Federal and Armed Forces Library Round Table

by Janice M. Young on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 05:32 pm

Nominations are accepted between each year for the four FAFLRT awards to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Deadline for nomination is March 1, 2018

We are accepting nominations for:

The FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award recognizes a FAFLRT member for outstanding and sustained contributions to FAFLRT.

Nominations are accepted between each year for the four FAFLRT awards to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Deadline for nomination is March 1, 2018

We are accepting nominations for:

The FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award recognizes a FAFLRT member for outstanding and sustained contributions to FAFLRT.

The FAFLRT Achievement Award recognizes an individual for achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the Federal community. Those nominated need not be members of FAFLRT.

FAFLRT Rising Stars Initiative, highlights the achievements of those new to the profession. Rising Stars are those people who display a passion for the profession, both at work and via volunteer or association activities.  Rising Star candidates must:

  • Be a FAFLRT member in good standing
  • Work in a federal or armed forces library or government information management setting
  • Have graduated from an MLS/MLIS program five years ago or less
  • Been a professional librarian or information manager for five years or less

Adelaide del Frate Conference Scholarship Award is available to any current Library Science Student and provides $1000.00 to defray the cost of attending the American Library Association Annual Conference.

You can self-nominate for any award, but the Conference Scholarship Award requires a recommendation from a professor at your University.

Please send FAFLRT-related correspondence and/or nominations to:

kimberly.megginson.2@us.af.mil

stephen_pomes@yahoo.com 

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Online Doc Federal Librarian Newsletter - September/Fall 2017 issue

by Janice M. Young on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm

This issue includes, Karl Debus-López, FAFLRT Past-President 2016-2017 - President’s Membership Report 2017 ALA Annual Conference

The 2016-2017 year was a very successful one for the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table.  FAFLRT returned to being a fully functional round table, supporting the needs of federal and armed forces librarians and libraries worldwide. Highlights include restoration of the newsletter, awards, and programs at ALA. 

This issue includes, Karl Debus-López, FAFLRT Past-President 2016-2017 - President’s Membership Report 2017 ALA Annual Conference

The 2016-2017 year was a very successful one for the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table.  FAFLRT returned to being a fully functional round table, supporting the needs of federal and armed forces librarians and libraries worldwide. Highlights include restoration of the newsletter, awards, and programs at ALA. 

...plus, the 'Fabulous Feds In the News' column and our featured 'In The Spotlight' article, The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Library; increasing the visibility of ERDC authored reports by using Linked Data. 

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Event ALA Annual program - Funding Mandates: A Game Changer in Faculty and Scientific Research

by Janice M. Young on Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 08:55 am

Funding Mandates: A Game Changer in Faculty and Scientific Research, session is a must for librarians, administrators, and other stakeholders with oversight managing private and federally-funded sponsored research, working in the open access ecosystem, managing institutional repositories, and engaged in scholarly outreach.

McCormick Place West - Room# S106a - Saturday, June 24th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Funding Mandates: A Game Changer in Faculty and Scientific Research, session is a must for librarians, administrators, and other stakeholders with oversight managing private and federally-funded sponsored research, working in the open access ecosystem, managing institutional repositories, and engaged in scholarly outreach.

McCormick Place West - Room# S106a - Saturday, June 24th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Caitlin Bakker, Research Services Liaison at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Nina Exner, Researcher and Grant Support Services Librarian at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Phyllis Ovsiew, Customer Support Specialist at the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

 

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Online Doc Welcome to the Summer 2017 issue of Federal Librarian!

by Janice M. Young on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 05:53 pm

We have another great issue with information on our programs at ALA Annual and our 2017 award recipients, and a special article on the Federal Depository Library Program Academy. 

If you have additional content you would like us to consider for future issues, please contact FAFLRT.

Event FAFLRT and ASCLA hosting: Leadership and Librarianship are a Team Sport at ALA Annual in Chicago

by Janice M. Young on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 01:25 pm

We invite you to attend the program session hosted by FAFLRT/co-sponsored ASCLA  

Leadership and Librarianship are a Team Sport

Date: Sunday, June 25th 10:30 – 11:30 am

Speaker: Dr. Edward A. Scott, Associate Dean and Director, McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy

We invite you to attend the program session hosted by FAFLRT/co-sponsored ASCLA  

Leadership and Librarianship are a Team Sport

Date: Sunday, June 25th 10:30 – 11:30 am

Speaker: Dr. Edward A. Scott, Associate Dean and Director, McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy

The juxtaposition of an Englishman erudite pedigree meld with his genteel Southern upbringing produces a quick witticism or a calming response.  Never one to mince words, you know that whatever advice Dr. Scott dispense will be honest, relevant, humorous, and at times, hard to swallow. If the problem is lack of maturity and inexperience be prepared for his signature phrase “it sucks to be you!” comment.  Edward Scott, offers words of wisdom, satirical insights, and jovial sarcasm about how you can build a productive team.

Personal motto – “It is my mission to help you succeed. To help you learn and grow into a leader.”

See the attached flyer for more details. 

Join us on Twitter to continue the discussion by using #FAFLRTWe look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Event The Glass is Half Full: Getting More Out of Less session at ALA Annual in Chicago

by Janice M. Young on Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 06:49 pm

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) are partnering to offer a program that will feature presentations from library staff on their innovative strategies for service in difficult times. 

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) are partnering to offer a program that will feature presentations from library staff on their innovative strategies for service in difficult times. 

Featured speakers:

Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library

Title: Poor and Scrappy: Public Libraries on a Shoestring Budget

Virginia Sanchez, Librarian, Research Library Yosemite National Park, FAFLRT Federal Director

TitleThe Quest for Modernization: Bringing the Yosemite National Park Research Library into the 21st Century

Janice Young, Librarian, FAFLRT Federal Director

Title: The Foundation of Library Innovation: Learn to be Resourceful, Resilient, and Relevant  

Denise Zielinski, Community Engagement Officer, Joliet Public Library

TitleWithout Homes?...or Without Help?: Providing Help to the Homeless at the Public Library

 Tweet using the hashtags #FAFLRT or #alaac17

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Event Save the Date! FAFLRT and ASCLA programs at ALA Annual in Chicago

by Janice M. Young on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 06:56 pm

We are excited to announce three special program sessions at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting. Our programs discuss key topics and issues for librarians working in all genres of librarianship.

We are excited to announce three special program sessions at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting. Our programs discuss key topics and issues for librarians working in all genres of librarianship.

The session, Funding Mandates: A Game Changer in Faculty and Scientific Research, is a must for librarians, administrators, and other stakeholders with oversight managing private and federally-funded sponsored research, working in the open access ecosystem, managing institutional repositories, and engaged in scholarly outreach.  Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Attend the Leadership & Librarianship are a Team Sport, session and learn how you can build a productive team if you are in a leadership position, or looking to make the leap into library administration. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 am. 

Join the session The Glass is Half Full: Getting More Out of Less.  This topic applies to all types of libraries, librarians, and their patrons. The program feature presentations from library staff on their innovating strategies and service in difficult times. Monday, June 26, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Locations: TBD

Tweet using the hashtags #FAFLRT or #alaac17

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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.

Learn more about FAFLRT on the ALA website.

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