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Discussion Nominations for Depository Library Council (DLC)

by Antoinette Satterfield on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 09:11 am

Everyone,

GODORT Nominating Committee is asking for nominations for five 3-year appointments to the Depository Library Council (DLC).  Being part of this Council is a fantastic way to steer forward our world of depository libraries and the Federal Depository Library Program. Working with both the Government Publishing Office and federal depository librarians, this is an opportunity to play a major role in securing access, management, and preservation of our changing world of government information.

This website below explains the DLC more clearly:

Everyone,

GODORT Nominating Committee is asking for nominations for five 3-year appointments to the Depository Library Council (DLC).  Being part of this Council is a fantastic way to steer forward our world of depository libraries and the Federal Depository Library Program. Working with both the Government Publishing Office and federal depository librarians, this is an opportunity to play a major role in securing access, management, and preservation of our changing world of government information.

This website below explains the DLC more clearly:

https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/depository-library-council

For priority consideration, we would like to have nominations by 12/12/2016.

If you are an ALA member and are interested in nominating a colleague (making sure they are willing, of course) or nominating yourself, please contact me:
Antoinette W. Satterfield
asatterfi@gmail.com
410-293-6932

On behalf of the nominating committee,
Antoinette W. Satterfield
Chair of ALA GODORT Nominating Committee
Political Science, Government Information Librarian
Nimitz Library
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
410-293-6932

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Discussion Fall 2016 DttP Issue Available Online!

by Elizabeth Psyck on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 07:46 am

The newest issue of DttP: Documents to the People is now available online at https://journals.ala.org/dttp!

Discussion GODORT 2016-17 Steering Open Meeting Tomorrow!

by Sarah Erekson on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

Please join the inaugural virtual meeting of the GODORT Steering Committee, Wednesday 10/26/16

11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am Pacific

 

We will be using the Adobe Connect instance:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godortsteering/

Audio: 855-332-3802

 

STEERING COMMITTEE 2016/17

VIRTUAL MEETING AGENDA

Please join the inaugural virtual meeting of the GODORT Steering Committee, Wednesday 10/26/16

11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am Pacific

 

We will be using the Adobe Connect instance:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godortsteering/

Audio: 855-332-3802

 

STEERING COMMITTEE 2016/17

VIRTUAL MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 26, 2016

 Welcome and ice breaker

 Old business:

 Appointments

 Approved Special Officer text

 Midwinter Schedule

 New business:

 Interest Group Amendment

 Other changes to Article VIII

 Mechanisms for voting, ALA Connect

 Revision of Webmaster PPM

Thanks,

Sarah Erekson

GODORT Chair

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Discussion GODORT 2016-17 Steering Open Meeting Announcement

by Sarah Erekson on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 02:00 pm

Please join the inaugural virtual meeting of the GODORT Steering Committee, Wednesday 10/26/16

11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am Pacific

 

We will be using the Adobe Connect instance.

Agenda and login instructions will be posted later.

Thanks,

Sarah Erekson

GODORT Chair

Discussion Job Positing: Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian

by Mohamed Berray on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 02:30 pm

Job Title:                            Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian

Job ID:                                40874

Location:                            Tallahassee, FL

Full/Part Time:                 Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:       Regular

Apply On Or Before:       10/26/2016

 

Department

 

Job Title:                            Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian

Job ID:                                40874

Location:                            Tallahassee, FL

Full/Part Time:                 Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:       Regular

Apply On Or Before:       10/26/2016

 

Department

 

Florida State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and service-oriented Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic academic environment. The Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian will be responsible for advancing research and scholarship at FSU by providing consultative, instructional, and outreach services to faculty and students in the social sciences; evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources to support curricula and research needs; supporting faculty scholarship and publication; and providing leadership in the discovery and use of research data in the social sciences. This position is based in the Scholars Commons, a department that works closely with faculty and graduate students, and is a part of the Libraries' Research and Learning Services Division.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Serve as a liaison to the Economics and Geography Departments and to selected interdisciplinary programs in the social sciences.
  • Provide specialized consultations, instruction, and outreach in liaison areas and in partnership with other subject librarians.
  • Develop, manage, and revise collection development policy statements and approval plan profiles for assigned subjects.
  • Develop collection of social sciences resources, including datasets, to support the University's research and teaching missions.
  • Create LibGuides, web pages, or other materials to provide information about research resources and data sources.
  • Serve as a functional specialist working, advising, and consulting on the identification and use of data in the social sciences.
  • Provide data management plan consultations and contribute to the development of research data management services in the social sciences.
  • Work collaboratively with the STEM Data & Research Librarian, and Technology and Digital Scholarship staff to develop a complementary suite of data services, a data information literacy program, and an internal professional development program on data for subject librarians.
  • Represent FSU as the designated representative for ICPSR.
  • Actively support and participate in the Libraries' scholarly communication activities.
  • Participate in the Libraries' virtual reference service.
  • Serve on University Libraries and/or University-wide committees.
  • Contribute to state, regional, and national professional organizations and participate in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities.
  • This position will require some weekend and evening hours.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Master's degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or other relevant master's degree.
  • Ability to assess curricular and research needs in assigned subjects sufficient to select materials and build library services to meet those needs.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and experience in social sciences, including understanding of issues related to social sciences research, scholarly publishing, and research data.
  • Familiarity with social sciences data sources, such as ICPSR, Social Explorer, and open government data sources.
  • Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.
  • Ability to meet the library's requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership.
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization and its mission.

 

Preferred

 

  • Minimum of two years professional experience in an academic or research library.
  • A degree in geography, economics, or another data-related social sciences field.
  • Basic working knowledge of statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
  • Familiarity with GIS tools and services.
  • Experience with data management plans to support public access mandates Demonstrated experience in supervising staff and coordinating workflows.
  • Experience writing, obtaining, and managing grants.

 

Contact Info

 

Susannah Miller

Associate Dean for Administrative Services

Florida State University Libraries

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047

scmiller@fsu.edu

Phone: (850) 645-8404

Fax: (850) 644-5016

 

University Information

 

Located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, a growing community with a population of more than 357,000, the Florida State University, a public, coeducational institution of the 11-member State University System of Florida, has an enrollment of over 40,000 students. The Library system includes ten libraries and a variety of subject based Library Resource Reading Rooms. Campus libraries have combined volume holdings totaling over 3 million volumes. The Library is a member of ARL, ASERL, CRL, OCLC, and Lyrasis. For more information about the Florida State University Libraries, see our home page at: http://www.lib.fsu.edu/.

 

Anticipated Salary Range

 

Anticipated salary of mid to upper $40K

 

Schedule

 

Schedule is M-F, 8-5. This position will require some weekend and evening hours.

 

Criminal Background Check

 

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

 

Pay Plan

 

This is a Faculty position.

 

How To Apply

 

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position.

 

Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a Vita.

 

Faculty Information

 

This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, group medical, dental, and life insurance, an optional retirement program or state retirement, and no state or local income tax. With supervisor's approval, may qualify for University tuition scholarship for up to six hours credit each semester. A full listing of benefits can be found at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/SummaryofBenefits76.pdf

Rank (Assistant/Associate University Librarian) based on candidate's qualifications

 

Tobacco Free Campus

 

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

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Discussion Job Posting: Content Management Analyst, NASA-Langley, Hampton, VA

by Easter DiGangi on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

GenTech who is providing the Langley Research Center's administrative, media and professional services (LAMPS) is seeking a Content Management Analyst to work onsite at NASA Langley in Hampton, VA. See attached job description below.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Michael Genuardi (michael.genuardi-1@nasa.gov) and Jen Doherty (jennifer.a.doherty@nasa.gov).

Discussion Job Posting: Regional Government Documents Librarian

by Chelsea Dinsmore on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 07:46 am

Job Posting: Regional Government Documents Librarian

The University of Florida is seeking candidates for a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the UF Document collections include federal, state, and international documents as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.

Job Posting: Regional Government Documents Librarian

The University of Florida is seeking candidates for a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the UF Document collections include federal, state, and international documents as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until September 8, 2016, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Open Meeting Announcement: Program Committee virtual business meeting

by Shari Laster on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:42 am

The Program Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, July 14th, at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/noon PDT. 

The Program Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, July 14th, at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/noon PDT. 

  1. Introductions
  2. Old Business
    1. Report of the 2016 Preconference on Data Visualization
    2. Report of the 2016 Program on Government Data
    3. Report of the 2016 Program on FIPNet
  3. New Business
    1. Proposal for Preconference in 2017 on preservation of tangible government information from the Preservation Working Group (Tom Adamich and Kathy Karn Carmichael)
    2. Proposal for Program/Preconference on local government budget data “deep dive” from Jennifer Boettcher and SLDTF (Jane Canfield)
    3. Other program proposals

We will be using Adobe Connect for this meeting: 

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Event GODORT 101

by Rachel Dobkin (non-member) on Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 01:55 pm

GODORT 101

www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=142820

Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Membership Committee to learn what GODORT does, how easy it is to participate, and to meet and network with active GODORT members from a wide variety of fields and specializations. GODORT serves as a friendly community to inspire the use and usefulness of government information, promote educational and professional resources, and advocate for free and public access to information produced by the government. Every librarian works with government information, and new initiatives are expanding the opportunities—and the necessity—for librarians with government information expertise. Join us and learn how to get involved!

View/Download Presentation Slides

http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/File:Godort101.alaac2016.presentation.pdf

 

 

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Discussion ALA Annual (Orlando) GODORT Bylaws and Organization Committee -- Meeting Agenda

by David Utz on Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 01:59 pm

The GODORT Bylaws and Organization Committee will meet on Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Hilton Orlando, Conway Lake Room.

The Bylaws and Organization Committee will discuss revisions to the GODORT Bylaws and PPM necessary to accommodate decisions of the GODORT Steering Committee concerning reorganization and virtual meetings.  Non-Committee members are particularly encouraged to attend to contribute to the discussion of agenda items.

Agenda

The GODORT Bylaws and Organization Committee will meet on Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Hilton Orlando, Conway Lake Room.

The Bylaws and Organization Committee will discuss revisions to the GODORT Bylaws and PPM necessary to accommodate decisions of the GODORT Steering Committee concerning reorganization and virtual meetings.  Non-Committee members are particularly encouraged to attend to contribute to the discussion of agenda items.

Agenda

Welcome and Introductions (Attendance Sheet) - David Utz, Chair

Adoption of the Agenda

Approval of the Minutes, Midwinter, 2016

Report of the Committee Chair on significant activities since Midwinter, 2016

  1. Completion and submission of a revised "Strategic Goals and Five-Year Plan," including the goal to "sunset" Bylaws as a Standing Committee
  2. Revisions to PPM Chapter 1 (Conferences and Meetings), to be harmonious with ALA Policy Manual and current ALA parliamentary procedure.
  3. Resolution to eliminate all internal liaisons between GODORT units.
  4. Revision of PPM Chapter 5 [Chair-Elect] to reflect the elimination of internal liaisons.

Old Business

  1. Recommendations concerning virtual meetings - Bylaws changes
  2. GODORT re-organization - Bylaws changes.

New Business

  1. Revision of other PPM Chapters to reflect elimination of internal liaisons
  2. Committee Transition

Announcements

Adjourn

 

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The mission of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is to (1) To provide a forum for discussion of problems, concerns, and for exchange of ideas by librarians working with government documents; (2) to provide a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase availability, use, and bibliographic control of documents; (3) to increase communication between documents librarians and other librarians; (4) to contribute to the extension and improvement of education and training of documents librarians.

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