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Government Information Interest Group

Discussion What does the public know about Depository Libraries and Government Publications?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 02:45 pm

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

Check out these videos:

http://fdlp.gov/outreach/promotionalresources/381-taketostreet

Very fascinating...let's discuss this! 

What do you think needs to be done to promote government information and/or government depository libraries more? Do you think your patrons get most of their government information by stumbling across it in Google search results? How can we promote the gov info that is not online yet or is hidden in the deep web? Do you think the FDL Marketing Plan that GPO/FDLP is conducting will be of any help or are the ways to improve it? (I personally feel that "Easy as FDL" is a phrase that is meaningless to the average person and they should've chosen something that most people would understand!)

I'd love to hear your thoughts and will throw my two cents in but I want to hear what you have to say. :-)

~Rebecca

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Event Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations Presentation by Joe Sanchez/SL's North Lamar, free chapter information - National Library Week on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We’ll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe’s work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure! Meet North Lamar at the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 107, 29)

Attendees to the event on ALA Island in Second Life will be able to get the chapter, “Virtual Worlds: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations,” from the February 2009 Library Technology Reports issue for free!

SPECIAL OFFER TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE LIBRARIANS OF SECOND LIFE GROUP!!: Get 15% off the purchase price of Joe Sanchez’s February/March 2009 issue of Library Technology Reports. Details on notecard in ALA TechSource vendor on ALA Island. Questions? Send an IM to Kay Tairov in Second Life or send an e-mail to ccoleman@ala.org>.

Find out more details at the Virtual Presence blog entry, April 15th: A Discussion of Libraries, Second Life and Education with Joe Sanchez at 6 p.m. Pacific Time/Second Life Time.

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Second Life Users Group

Event Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations Presentation by Joe Sanchez/SL's North Lamar, free chapter information - National Library Week on ALA Island

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled

Joe Sanchez, author of the February/March 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We’ll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe’s work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure! Meet North Lamar at the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 107, 29)

Attendees to the event on ALA Island in Second Life will be able to get the chapter, “Virtual Worlds: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations,” from the February 2009 Library Technology Reports issue for free!

SPECIAL OFFER TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE LIBRARIANS OF SECOND LIFE GROUP!!: Get 15% off the purchase price of Joe Sanchez’s February/March 2009 issue of Library Technology Reports. Details on notecard in ALA TechSource vendor on ALA Island. Questions? Send an IM to Kay Tairov in Second Life or send an e-mail to ccoleman@ala.org>.

Find out more details at the Virtual Presence blog entry, April 15th: A Discussion of Libraries, Second Life and Education with Joe Sanchez at 6 p.m. Pacific Time/Second Life Time.

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ALCTS Board of Directors

ALCTS Board of Directors | Midwinter 2009

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

Front row (l to r): Rebecca Mugridge, Mary Woodley, Janet Lee Smeltzer, Kay Walter, Dina Giambi, Beth Camden, Diane Dates Casey, Carolynne Myall, Katharine Farrell
Back row (l to r): Dale Swensen, Walter Cybulski, Pamela Bluh, Genevieve Owens, Mary Beth Thomson, Charles Wilt, Mary Case

Social Media Mavens

Discussion Interested in Government Info?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Hello,

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I'm glad someone started this group! I am definately a Social Media maven, so I had to join. ;-)

Hello,

My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I'm glad someone started this group! I am definately a Social Media maven, so I had to join. ;-)

I started a Government Information Interest Group at ALA Connect. All kinds of librarians are welcome! Public, School, Special, Academic, etc.! It is pretty bare bones right now and I could use some help in developing it and making it grow. It is a great way to connect with all types of librarians who share an interest in government information, but may or may not be part of a depository library or a member of GODORT. It is another way to provide outreach and educate our fellow librarians about the world of government information!

The group is for those interested in government information (federal, state, local, and international). Various topics of interest include depository libraries, government information collections, open access, transparency, and preservation of government information, E-government, Government 2.0, and using social networks to collect and disseminate government information (”Gov Docs 2.0″) and more!

If you could spread the word, I would really appreciate it!

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Blogs, Interactive Media, Groupware, and Wikis Interest Group (LITA BIGWIG)

Discussion Interested in Government Info/Technology?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Hi, glad to join this group. I'm really into social media and technologies and its applicability to government information and government documents librarianship. Anyone else here interested in that too?

Hi, glad to join this group. I'm really into social media and technologies and its applicability to government information and government documents librarianship. Anyone else here interested in that too?

I started a Government Information Interest Group at ALA Connect. All kinds of librarians are welcome! Public, School, Special, Academic, etc.! It is pretty bare bones right now and I could use some help in developing it and making it grow. It is a great way to connect with all types of librarians who share an interest in government information, but may or may not be part of a depository library or a member of GODORT. It is another way to provide outreach and educate our fellow librarians about the world of government information!

The group is for those interested in government information (federal, state, local, and international). Various topics of interest include depository libraries, government information collections, open access, transparency, and preservation of government information, E-government, Government 2.0, and using social networks to collect and disseminate government information (”Gov Docs 2.0″) and more!

If you could spread the word, I would really appreciate it!

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ACRL STS Information Literacy Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Discussion Science Information Literacy Wiki

by Elizabeth Hopkins (non-member) on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:42 pm

Hello everyone, here is a link to our Science Information Literacy Wiki.  Please contribute and advertise to others. 

Government Information Interest Group

Event Spring 2009 Depository Library Council Meeting

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:40 pm

The spring 2009 DLC meeting will be in Tampa, FL, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.

The Council meeting is free and open to the public. The 15-member Depository Library Council discusses issues affecting the Federal Depository Library Program with Government Printing Office administrators and assists the GPO in identifying and evaluating alternatives for improving public access to government information.

The spring 2009 DLC meeting will be in Tampa, FL, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.

The Council meeting is free and open to the public. The 15-member Depository Library Council discusses issues affecting the Federal Depository Library Program with Government Printing Office administrators and assists the GPO in identifying and evaluating alternatives for improving public access to government information.

On-site registration, along with coffee with Council members, starts at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009. The Council meeting will begin with a GPO Update plenary session at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will conclude on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

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Government Information Interest Group

Poll What type of library do you work in?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:39 pm
Academic
67% (8 votes)
Public
8% (1 vote)
Special
17% (2 votes)
School
0% (0 votes)
Federal
0% (0 votes)
Other
8% (1 vote)
Total votes: 12

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