GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) RoundTable
GODORT Steering Committee will be holding a virtual committee meeting Friday, March 24, 2017.
Here is the meeting room link for the upcoming GODORT Steering meeting March 24th at 12pm Eastern.
The telephone bridge has been set up for this meeting. Participants can use the phone option for audio/speaking privileges if they prefer:
Toll Free (844) 801-7777
Access Code: 738241
1. Nominations/Elections update
2. Bylaws changes for "Bylaws and Organization Coordinator"
3. Nominating + Program committees proposal
4. GODORT 101 call for assistance
5. Committee updates
One GODORT, One Chicago: We need to be united advocates for government information and civic engagement!
Please join us.
Cataloging Committee will meeting virtually on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10 am CST.
We will use Adobe Connect, please log in:
The call-in number is (844) 801-7777 access code: 738241
Participants will have the option to use a headset and microphone through the computer, or call in for audio.
- Procedure on forming a working group, recruit volunteers
- 2GODORT Wiki’s Cataloging Toolbox http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Toolbox_for_Processing_and_Cataloging_Federal_Government_Documents
Will discuss what the best way to handle this project
Continue to update/edit content on the Wiki site OR
Migrate to GODORT’s LibGuide
3. Membership for 2017-2018
The Membership Committee will meet virtually on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 12-1 Eastern to discuss GODORT's social media strategy [including the wiki] & developing content policy/guidelines.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/175347758
Or join by phone:
+1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656 US Toll
Meeting ID: 175 347 758
International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=q--WqkQBYRx1i_sEKT49wkHop6nEsGgx
Contact: Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Announcement- Content Management Analyst
POSITION: Content Management Analyst
REPORTS TO: Lead, Sr. Technical Information Specialist
TYPE OF POSITION & FLSA STATUS: Regular/Full-time/ Exempt
EEOC Job Category: Professional
SUMMARY/GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: In support of the NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) program, acts as the liaison to STI representatives from multiple NASA Centers, providing technical training and customer support. Applies effective communications strategies to ensure compliance with evolving policies related to document submission, authorization, and dissemination. Coordinates daily with various Center reps, management, and other team analysts to identify and resolve issues. Also assists with the operation and management of a customer Help Desk that supports both researchers and STI document managers. Prepares and delivers training presentations related to database-search and document-submission procedures to both small and large audiences. May also create descriptive metadata for scientific and technical documents, and provide critical review and evaluation of document markings and associated availability-authorization forms. Contributes to the on-going enhancement of business processes and tools. Works under limited supervision and uses independent judgment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides support to NASA Center STI staff and authors to ensure their understanding of and compliance with evolving policies related to document submission, authorization, and dissemination.
- Conducts on-going individualized and large-group training in both informal and formal settings. Prepares presentation content and graphics.
- Supports the operation and management of the NASA STI Information Desk; responds to queries; categories and assigns incoming inquiries.
- Works closely with management, Center reps, and other team analysts to identify and resolve problems related to document distribution authorizations.
- As part of the STI team, may help define and participate in outreach activities targeting NASA Centers, authors, and other stakeholders.
- Creates and enhances cataloging records for STI documents, including subject indexing using a controlled vocabulary.
- Recommends operational processing and systems improvements and enhancements.
JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):
- BA or BS degree and 4 years experience in providing technical customer support and training
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences with specialization in customer communications or science librarianship
- Experience conducting technical training (proven proficiency in individual and large group presentations)
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
- Good analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues
- Customer/patron support experience
- US citizen
- Able to pass a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) investigation
- Experience in use and configuration of ServiceNow or similar platforms
- Experience in an information/library or R&D organization
- Experience with help-desk operations and management
- Advanced skills in Excel, Access and PowerPoint
- Knowledge of document management and descriptive cataloging
- Knowledge and experience with database searching and analysis
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
To inquire or apply for this position, please contact:
Innovative Technologies, Inc.
This is the GODORT call for self-nominations for committee leadership and committee service for 2017-2018. The need for our work is greater than ever, and to do this work we need you! We have openings for just about every role, so please get in touch with me (Shari, email@example.com) and let me know what you're interested in and what you'd like to work on.
We're looking for both face-to-face and virtual participants who are excited about working on projects that address issues facing our users, our libraries, and our communities. To join a GODORT committee, you must be a member of the Round Table, and you should be willing to commit to participate in virtual meetings and projects as needed throughout the year (July 2017-June2018). That's it!
Please reach out to the GODORT leadership team if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you in the year to come!
GODORT Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect
The Legislation Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 2PM EST/1PM CST/12PM MST/11AM PST.
We will use Adobe Connect for this meeting. Call in online or by phone:
The phone number is toll free: (844) 801-7777
Access code 738241
- discussion of our meeting schedule between now and Annual
- discussion of our 5-year plan
- discussion of S.103/H.482
- discussion of the Preservation Working Group's preservation resolution
The following is an excerpt of the GODORT CC:DA Liaison Report from the Cataloging Committee.
The full report is attached.
- “an element set of classes representing the RDA entities:
- Agent, Collective Agent, Expression, Item, Manifestation, Person, and Work, taken from the forthcoming IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM).
- Corporate Body and Family, taken from the previous Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD).
- an element set for each of the RDA Work properties, Expression properties, Manifestation properties, Item properties, Place properties, Time-span properties, and Nomen properties, representing the entity attributes and relationships.
- an element set for the RDA Agent properties including the RDA entities Collective Agent, Person, Family, and Corporate Body, representing the entity attributes and relationships.
- an element set for the RDA Entity properties as a super-entity, representing the entity attributes and relationships.
- an element set of meta-element properties representing RDA meta-elements that describe the values of other RDA elements.”
The GODORT Legislation Committee will meet on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 10:30am-11:30am EST in the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. All ALA members are welcome attend.
If you can't attend in person, attend virtually! This year we are testing virtual participation and will do our best to ensure that things go smoothly. To join the meeting virtually, please log in using the following link:
You will be able to submit questions and comments using chat.
Our meeting agenda is to discuss the Legislation Committee's 5-year plan, using the Government Information Next Initiative (GINI) as our starting point. Come share you thoughts either in person or virtually as we plan for the future of the GODORT Legislation Committee!
The International Documents Taskforce (IDTF) focuses attention on problems and concerns related to international and foreign national government information. The IDTF provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems, and news in the field; serves as a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase the accessibility and use of this information; and works to improve bibliographic control and collection development for these information resources.
IDTF Meetings are open to all GODORT and ALA members!
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m EST
- In-person: Atlanta Marriott Marquis,265 Peachtree Center Avenue, ROOM A601
Login via http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort/
Use your computer audio or call in:
Toll free: (844)801-7777
Access Code 738241
We're testing this participation method out, and there are many variables that can make or break the smoothness of the virtual meeting room. We will do our best to mitigate any tech problems that arise.
1. Welcome/Introductions/Sign-In Sheet/Select Tech Assistant (5 minutes)
2. Approve 2016 Annual IDTF Minutes (2 minutes)
-please submit any changes or additions to krisk11 at stanford dot edu by Friday, January 20, 2017
3. New/Updates from Steering (3 minutes)
- IDTF 5 Year Goals (written at ALA Midwinter 2016) pdf attached below
- Membership will be asked to vote for a Bylaws Addendum that will enable Task Forces to become Interest Groups. See: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/f/f8/GODORT_Bylaws_Addendum_-Special_Interest_Group-.pdf
- Membership will be asked to vote for a Bylaws Addendum on creating a Virtual Meetings Coordinator http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/f/f8/GODORT_Bylaws_Addendum_-Special_Interest_Group-.pdf
4. Update and discussion of the United Nations Digital Repository and UN iLibrary and outcomes from the June 2016 ALA Resolution on the Restoration of the United Nations Depository Library System. (15-20 minutes) Background Documents - try to review in advance of meeting if possible
5. Vendor Updates (25 minutes)
- Readex, Jim Draper; Senior V.P. Readex Product Development
- Data-Planet, Marcy Rothman, Sales Director
- OECD Publishing, Iain Williamson, Sales and Marketing Director US & Canada
- Reminder: other vendor updates via the Agency Liaison Report
6. Wrap-Up (5 minutes)
GODORT Government Information for Children (GIC) Committee
ALA 2016 Midwinter Conference
Date: Sat. January 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 AM EST
Location: Marriott Marquis Atlanta – 265 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30303 Room A601 and Adobe Connect –
Enter the room through:
If you want your voice to be heard during the meeting, there are 2 options:
1) Use a headset with microphone attached to your computer and activate your microphone through Adobe Connect
2) Call in to the meeting:
Toll free: (844)801-7777
Access Code 738241
1. Welcome and introductions -- Tom Adamich
2. Approval of GIC Annual 2016 Minutes
3. Old Business:
a. Spanish language government documents initiative - status report - Rich Gause
b. GIC Clearinghouse – Status and directions – Siu Min Yu and Rich Gause
b. National / State History Day – Connie Williams and Greg March
c. Constitution Day Poster Contest 2016 -- Tom Adamich and Emily Alford
d. GIC Awareness Flyer – Liza Weisbrod and Connie Williams
4. New Business:
a. National History Day and NoodleTools – Connie Williams and Greg March
b. Constitution Day Poster Contest 2017 - needs and strategies - Tom Adamich
c. GIC Webinar (specific and general) – Liza Weisbrod
d. Strategic planning for 2017 - 2018 - GIC group members, various
e. Meeting times for Annual / future virtual meetings