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Discussion GODORT Happy Hour! Sunday, Jan. 22 4:30-6:30

by Rachel Dobkin on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 07:41 pm

Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) at a well-deserved Happy Hour!

Sunday, January 22, 4:30-6:30

Pulse bar, Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) at a well-deserved Happy Hour!

Sunday, January 22, 4:30-6:30

Pulse bar, Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue [map]

Spread the word!

for more info contact Rachel Dobkin, govinfosig@gmail.com

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Discussion Attending ACRL in March? Sign up for a tour of the World Bank!

by Kristine Kasianovitz on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 03:42 pm

Greetings!

GODORT Steering is pleased to help promote the following ACRL Preconference Tour of the World Bank at the upcoming ACRL 2017 Conference (March 22-25, Baltimore, MD).

Space is limited, so sign up soon to save your spot! Please share with your colleagues who are also attending the conference.

(flyer attached)


 

Greetings!

GODORT Steering is pleased to help promote the following ACRL Preconference Tour of the World Bank at the upcoming ACRL 2017 Conference (March 22-25, Baltimore, MD).

Space is limited, so sign up soon to save your spot! Please share with your colleagues who are also attending the conference.

(flyer attached)


 

 
The World Bank Group is pleased to invite
you to a Library Tour and Seminar
at the World Bank!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

World Bank Group - Information and Technology Solutions

Participants of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference are invited to attend a free tour of the World Bank Group's Library and Archives of Development. Participants will learn about our wide offering of content and resources available to researchers. While the tour is open to all, the program will be of particular interest to government, political science, international studies, data, reference, business, and economics librarians.

Join Us for:

  • A Welcome Reception
  • New Open Archives and Oral History Programs
  • Demos of the latest features in the World Bank eLibrary
  • Tour of the World Bank Group Library & Archives of Development
Register here - more details to follow!

A complimentary shuttle bus to and from the World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC, to the Baltimore Convention Center will be provided.

 

For more information, contact Devika Levy at dlevy@worldbankgroup.org or Shana Wagger at swagger@worldbankgroup.org.

 

Sponsored by the

 

World Bank Group - Information and Technology Solutions
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Online Doc GODORT Cataloging Committee Midwinter 2017 Meeting Agenda

by Siu Min Yu on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 09:48 am

When:

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am.

Please join the GODORT Cataloging Committee at its ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 10:30 am -11:30 am at Westin Hotel, Ansley Room 4.  Complete details can be found on the attached document.

When:

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am.

Please join the GODORT Cataloging Committee at its ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 10:30 am -11:30 am at Westin Hotel, Ansley Room 4.  Complete details can be found on the attached document.

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Approval of Cataloging Committee Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from Annual 2016
  4. Brief GPO and Vendor Updates – question and answer period based on written reports
  5. GODORT Liaison Reports
  6. Old & New Business
    1. Discuss the four goals from our “Five-Year Goals” final report.
    2. GODORT Toolboxes: progress made
    3. Possibility of moving the Toolboxes to GODORT’s LibGuide platform.
    4. Discuss on how to forming a working group to work on the Toolboxs and best practices for cataloging government documents
    5. Updates on GODORT reorganization
    6. Future conference calls for the committee
    7. 2017-2018 committee  (Chairs, members and length of meeting time)

     

  7. Adjourn

 

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Online Doc Notice to GODORT Membership: Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

by David Utz on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Midwinter Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017

 

At the GODORT General Membership meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the membership will be asked to vote on the following proposed amendment to the current GODORT Bylaws.  The underlined text will be added to Article IV (Officers), Section 8:

 

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Midwinter Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017

 

At the GODORT General Membership meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the membership will be asked to vote on the following proposed amendment to the current GODORT Bylaws.  The underlined text will be added to Article IV (Officers), Section 8:

 

Article IV. OFFICERS

Section 8.

The following special officers shall serve the Chair and the Steering Committee:

c. Virtual Meetings Coordinator.  The GODORT Virtual Meetings Coordinator provides support for GODORT virtual meetings by coordinating the usage of GODORT’s virtual meeting space.  The Virtual Meetings Coordinator is a non-voting member of the GODORT Steering Committee, appointed by the GODORT Chair.  The Coordinator serves until either party terminates the term of office.

 

RATIONALE:  The GODORT Bylaws [Article IV, Section 8] provides for “Special Officers,” who serve the GODORT Chair and Steering Committee.  Special Officers are appointed by the GODORT Chair (with the approval of the Steering Committee).  They are non-voting members of the Steering Committee during the entire term of their appointed service.

As part of an initiative to provide more opportunity for GODORT units (Task Forces, Committees, and Discussion Groups) to hold virtual meetings in lieu of meeting face-to-face, the GODORT Chair and Steering Committee propose to amend the Bylaws to include a “Virtual Meetings Coordinator,” as a Special Officer, to facilitate meetings by virtual means. 

The Virtual Meetings Coordinator will support GODORT virtual meetings by coordinating the usage of GODORT’s virtual meeting space.  This individual may be asked to be available for GODORT meetings held on this platform.  More specifically, the Coordinator will create and administer accounts, troubleshoot technical issues with the platform, serve as a resource for members of GODORT, who wish to take advantage of the features offered by GODORT’s virtual meeting space, and provide training or guidance for meeting coordinators.

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Online Doc Notice to GODORT Membership: Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

by David Utz on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Midwinter Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017

 

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Midwinter Meeting

Sunday, January 22, 2017

 

At the GODORT General Membership meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the membership will be asked to vote on the following proposed amendment to the current GODORT Bylaws.  The title of Article VIII (Task Forces, Committees, and Discussion Groups) will be changed to Article VIII. TASK FORCES, COMMITTEES, DISCUSSION GROUPS, AND INTEREST GROUPS and the following new Section 5 will be added:

Section 5. Interest Groups

An interest group is an informal group welcoming all ALA members for participation in discussions. The Steering Committee must approve a statement of each interest group’s purpose and duration for inclusion in the PPM. The interest group leader is appointed by the GODORT Chair to define discussion topics, coordinate discussion, and report back to GODORT membership as appropriate.

 

RATIONALE:  This amendment to the Bylaws will provide an option for GODORT units to organize as an “Interest Group.”  Interest groups are inclusive, open-ended groups, focused outward towards all interested members of the American Library Association, who are interested in government information issues and documents, but not necessarily narrowly focused on specific documents librarian topics.

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Event Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) Information and Update Session @ ALA Midwinter

by Sinai Wood on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 02:00 pm

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) Information and Update Session @ ALA Midwinter

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am EST

Location: Savannah C Room, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta GA

 

All new and prospective members of TRAIL are invited to learn more about the project at this open meeting.

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) Information and Update Session @ ALA Midwinter

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am EST

Location: Savannah C Room, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta GA

 

All new and prospective members of TRAIL are invited to learn more about the project at this open meeting.

(If you are unable to attend the session but are interested in knowing more about TRAIL, email Lorrie Pellack, pellack@iastate.edu.  She will contact you when we schedule the next non-member orientation session.  Thanks!)

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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

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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.

Learn more about GODORT on the ALA website.

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