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Discussion Contest for new FAFLRT Logo!!

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 03:47 pm

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.

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 anha@loc.gov 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.

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Event Co-sponsored event: Careers in Federal Libraries Job Search Workshop

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 09:49 am

Brought you by Careers in Federal Libraries and ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table

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

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Discussion Army HQ's own William (Bill) Adams, Office of Counsel, honored with Meritorious Service Award from CENDI

by Nancy Faget on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 07:21 am

It's well deserved --- Bill Adams from Army's Office of Counsel is honored for his service educating various Federal agencies about copyright issues.

From the announcement:

It's well deserved --- Bill Adams from Army's Office of Counsel is honored for his service educating various Federal agencies about copyright issues.

From the announcement:

CENDI’s Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual(s) or team that makes “a noteworthy contribution to CENDI and to federal interagency cooperation through its events, publications, administration, or outreach."

Bill Adams, a significant contributor to the work of CENDI’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Working Group, is being honored as an expert on federal acquisitions, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, technical data rights, and technology transfer.  He contributed substantively to the Copyright Working Group’s major publications, including Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright, Permissions – Government-produced and Non-government Produced Works; Copyright Issues in Mass Digitization (in process), and Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and Computer Software: Issues affecting the U.S. Government with Special Emphasis on Open Source Software. Adams has demonstrated his commitment to CENDI and advancing interagency cooperation by sharing his expertise in the legal challenges involved in information management and delivery within the federal government.

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Discussion Seeking Nominations: Vice President/President Elect

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 01:04 pm

The vice-president/president-elect shall serve for a term of one year, after which time that person shall serve as president for a term of one year and shall continue for another year as immediate past president. Officers will serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected.

The duties of all officers shall be such as are ordinarily implied by their respective titles and such others as are specified by the Board of Directors.

The vice-president/president-elect shall serve for a term of one year, after which time that person shall serve as president for a term of one year and shall continue for another year as immediate past president. Officers will serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected.

The duties of all officers shall be such as are ordinarily implied by their respective titles and such others as are specified by the Board of Directors.

Vice-President/President-Elect. The vice-president/president-elect shall be responsible for chairing the Round Table Program Committee for the annual ALA conference, shall perform the duties of the president in his/her absence and shall become president in the event a vacancy occurs in that office due to resignation or other causes, and in such an instance the vice president will continue to serve his/her own term of office as president.

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Discussion Seeking nominations for Federal Director

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Directors will serve for two year, staggered terms, with one federal and one armed forces director elected each year. Officers will serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected.

Directors will serve for two year, staggered terms, with one federal and one armed forces director elected each year. Officers will serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected.

The officers of the Round Table shall be the president, vice-president who is also the president-elect, two federal directors, two armed forces directors, secretary, treasurer, and the immediate past president of the Round Table. One armed forces director shall represent the Army and Air Force communities, and one armed forces director shall represent the Navy and Marine Corps communities.

Term of Office. Directors will serve for two year, staggered terms, with one federal and one armed forces director elected each year. Officers will serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected.

Duties. The duties of all officers shall be such as are ordinarily implied by their respective titles and such others as are specified by the Board of Directors.

Directors. The federal and armed forces directors shall ensure that the interests of their communities are addressed by the board and the Round Table as a whole, and may be appointed to perform special projects or to serve as liaisons or on committees.

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Discussion ALA Mid Winter 2014 Participation?

by Virginia M. Sanchez on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 02:56 pm

Greetings!

 

Greetings!

 

FAFLRT is accepting nominations for Federal Director, which is open to any librarian in a federal library, as well as for an Armed Forces Director to represent the Navy and Marine Corps. Directors will serve for two years, and serve through the close of the annual ALA conference of the membership year for which they were elected. The federal and armed forces directors ensure that the interests of their communities are addressed by the board and the Round Table as a whole, and may be appointed to perform special projects or to serve as liaisons or on committees. We need nominations as well for President (2015-2016), for Secretary (2014-2016).

 

FAFLRT is also seeking volunteers to serve on the Awards and Fundraising Committees. Here is information regarding the Awards and Scholarships offered by FAFLRT: http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives/awards

Help get the work out!

 

V/R,

 

Virginia Sanchez

MA - I.R.L.S.

FAFLRT President, 2013-2014

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Event FAFLRT programs for 2013 ALA Annual will be webcast!

by Anne Harrison on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 02:22 pm

New this year, FAFLRT will webcast the two morning programs at 2013 ALA Annual, both on Sunday, June 30 ~ 8:30-10:00am on Careers in Federal Libraries; and 10:30-11:30am on Library Internships Best Practices

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New this year, FAFLRT will webcast the two morning programs at 2013 ALA Annual, both on Sunday, June 30 ~ 8:30-10:00am on Careers in Federal Libraries; and 10:30-11:30am on Library Internships Best Practices

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8:30-10:00 am  Careers in Federal Libraries.  Webcast link:  http://login.icohere.com/FEDLINK?pnum=QLI35520

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of working in federal libraries. A panel representing a range of federal agencies and positions will discuss the changing role of librarians in the federal sector and what it takes these days to further your career in federal libraries; the impact of not just a shrinking budget, but non-existent budget; and the demands of relocating, downsizing, or even closing a library.  

10:30-11:30 am  Library Internships: Best Practices.  Webcast link: http://login.icohere.com/FEDLINK?pnum=ZKD35521

This program will explore the pros and cons of interns in the library for both library and intern, and suggest best practices on how to attract and manage an intern.

** No password required.  Check your computer's settings:  http://icohere-meeting.net/WebConference/systemtest/

 

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Event Careers in Federal Libraries

by Anne Harrison on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 02:08 pm

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of working in federal libraries. A panel representing a range of federal agencies and positions will discuss the changing role of librarians in the federal sector and what it takes these days to further your career in federal libraries; the impact of not just a shrinking budget, but non-existent budget; and the demands of relocating, downsizing, or even closing a library.

Location:  InterContinental Hotel, Exchange Room; 505 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of working in federal libraries. A panel representing a range of federal agencies and positions will discuss the changing role of librarians in the federal sector and what it takes these days to further your career in federal libraries; the impact of not just a shrinking budget, but non-existent budget; and the demands of relocating, downsizing, or even closing a library.

Location:  InterContinental Hotel, Exchange Room; 505 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile

This program will be webcast.  Participation link 15 minutes prior to program:  http://login.icohere.com/FEDLINK?pnum=QLI35520

Prepare your computer for webcast by checking your settings:  http://icohere-meeting.net/WebConference/systemtest/

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Event Library Internships: Best Practices

by Anne Harrison on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 02:05 pm

This program will explore the pros and cons of interns in the library for both library and intern, and suggest best practices on how to attract and manage an intern.

Location:  InterContinental Hotel, Exchange Room; 505 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile

This program will explore the pros and cons of interns in the library for both library and intern, and suggest best practices on how to attract and manage an intern.

Location:  InterContinental Hotel, Exchange Room; 505 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile

This program will be webcast.  Participation link 15 minutes prior to program:  
http://login.icohere.com/FEDLINK?pnum=ZKD35521

Prepare your computer for webcast by checking your settings:  http://icohere-meeting.net/WebConference/systemtest/

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Event FAFLRT Awards Reception

by Anne Harrison on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 01:28 pm

Join us for afternoon tea to recognize the 2013 Cicely Phippen Marks scholarship awardee, Katherine M. Chan, and catch up with friends and colleagues.

Location:  InterContinental Hotel, Exchange Room; 505 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile

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