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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).

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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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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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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Discussion FAFLRT Programs at 2012 ALA Annual

by Anne Harrison on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

FAFLRT Programs at ALA Annual

Saturday, June 23: Social Media in Federal Libraries and Disaster Response-Lessons Learned in the Convention Center.  Sunday, June 24Managing your Career, the Membership Meeting, and Awards Reception in the Red Lion Hotel, a short walk from the Convention Center.  Details below:

FAFLRT Programs at ALA Annual

Saturday, June 23: Social Media in Federal Libraries and Disaster Response-Lessons Learned in the Convention Center.  Sunday, June 24Managing your Career, the Membership Meeting, and Awards Reception in the Red Lion Hotel, a short walk from the Convention Center.  Details below:

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Saturday, June 23

Social Media in Federal Libraries
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

Join your federal colleagues for presentations and discussion of using social media in their library operations.

Michelle Chronister, Content Manager of USA.gov, will describe USA.gov's adoption of social media - one of the first U.S. government implementations - and how it uses various methods to assist the public in both English and Spanish.

Kathleen Hanselmann, Chief Librarian at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterrey, Ca., and previously Librarian at the RAF Lakenheath Base Library in the United Kingdom, will tell us about using Facebook to interact with the Air Force base community and provide a platform for sharing participation in library programs.

The five libraries in the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa actively use a wide variety of social media tools on a daily basis.  Steven P. Kerchoff, Information Resource Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, will discuss how library staff use social media tools, promoting library outreach programs and services as well as providing content for the Embassy's social media presence. 

Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and to share their own experiences and tips for using social media in federal libraries.

Disaster Response - Lessons Learned
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

Disaster can strike an organization in any number of ways, often without warning.   Planning for disaster response and continuity of operations (COOP) will help federal libraries better respond to unexpected calamities that can affect the services they provide to their staff and the public.  Because every disaster is different, circumstances may require improvisation and deviation from your written plan. 

Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP) and Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) will present information on WESTPAS, an organization that provides disaster planning and response training to libraries in the western United States. 
Nancy E. Kraft, Preservation Librarian for the University of Iowa Libraries will present first-hand experiences responding to disasters and lessons drawn from them.
Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care for the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate will talk about federal contracting for disaster recovery services and developing continuity of operations plans (COOPs) for libraries within the larger federal agency context.

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Sunday, June 24

Managing your Career in Federal Libraries and Information Centers
9:00 am - 11:00 am  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

The technical expertise, training, and management skills gained from your career in librarianship can transition to other jobs in the federal system and also translate into follow-on careers in other areas.  This program will focus on helpful advice for current federal library personnel; e.g., how to survive downsizing, coping with change, proactively participating in your agency's reorganization, and preparing for your next interesting career path.
 
The guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, CA, will offer relevant information for experienced library professionals who might be facing a planned or an unplanned early retirement and who are, therefore, consideringÿnew career paths which utilize their skills and education.
 
A panel of current and former professional federal librarians will share their personal experiences in career management, such as applying and transferring to internal or external opportunities, expanding their responsibilities and moving upward during an agency's reorganization, successfully preparing for a desk audit or non-competitive promotion process, and transitioning to a follow-on career.   Speakers will include the following:

Vicky Crone, Head, Continuing Resources Unit, National Agricultural Library;
Richard Huffine, Director, USGS Libraries Program, U.S. Geological Survey;
Jane Killian, Librarian, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory;
Doria B. Grimes, Senior Analyst, Riverside Technology, Inc., who will explain her smooth transition after federal retirement to a second career as a contractor;
Blane Dessy, Executive Director, FEDLINK, Library of Congress
Helen Q. Sherman, Director, Component Information Support, Defense Technical Information Center.
 
FAFLRT Membership Meeting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

It is now more important than ever that federal and armed forces librarians work together to ensure our voices are heard and our customers served.  We encourage you to attend the membership meeting, which is open to all, to help us set our goals and priorities for the upcoming year; we welcome new ideas to help keep the Round Table active and useful.  Meeting agenda items include reviewing the results of the FAFLRT member survey conducted this winter and introducing the FAFLRT officers for the upcoming term.

FAFLRT Awards Reception
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

Please come to the annual awards reception to celebrate your colleagues' accomplishments and congratulate the winners of our awards:  FAFLRT Distinguished Service, the Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship, Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship and FAFLRT Rising Star. The reception provides an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends as well.  Food and beverages will be served.

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See the online preliminary program for brief descriptions of the programs:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hall-erickson/ala_anaheim_2012prelim/#/0

Visit the ALA Conference Scheduler for fuller descriptions and other conference information:  http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/

The scheduler will be updated as needed to include additional information.

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Discussion Writing Workshops for Military Veterans

by Alba Scott (non-member) on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

The American Library Association's Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (ALA FAFLRT), together with the University of Maryland, will host a series of three writing workshops for military veterans on the first Saturdays of April, May, and June from 1:30 – 4:30 at the University of Maryland Hornbake Library in College Park, MD.

The American Library Association's Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (ALA FAFLRT), together with the University of Maryland, will host a series of three writing workshops for military veterans on the first Saturdays of April, May, and June from 1:30 – 4:30 at the University of Maryland Hornbake Library in College Park, MD.

For those of you with teaching experience, please consider volunteering to teach one of the workshops (or even part of a workshop!) The seminars are an intensive writing program designed to give veterans, active and reserve service members, and military family members the skills and confidence they need to tell their own stories in fiction, non-fiction (including memoir) and poetry. We have prepared curricula for the three sessions and we are happy to share these materials with you if you are interested.

We are also looking for volunteers to help greet attendees, serve refreshments, and help veterans record their writings. Any amount of time that you can offer will be extremely valuable, and your participation is most welcome! We intend to produce an eBook compilation of participants’ writings, and we hope to share this project with a wider audience at ALA Annual later this year. Please contact Michelle Dunaway at militarywriters@gmail.com with questions or to let us know that you can volunteer.

When: Saturday April 7 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday May 5 from 1:30 - 4:30; and Saturday June 2 from 1:30 - 4:30

Where: The University of Maryland Hornbake Library (click here for map and directions) Room 0302H (on the ground floor)

Questions? Email militarywriters@gmail.com

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