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Discussion GODORT Membership Update Meeting Announcement

by Shari Laster on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 05:39 pm

NOTE: This is the same as what has been called the GODORT Membership Meeting in the past. 

 

GODORT Membership Update

Sunday, February 11, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Midwinter 2018 -- Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center, Room 207

Shari Laster, Chair

Renée Bosman, Secretary

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

NOTE: This is the same as what has been called the GODORT Membership Meeting in the past. 

 

GODORT Membership Update

Sunday, February 11, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Midwinter 2018 -- Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center, Room 207

Shari Laster, Chair

Renée Bosman, Secretary

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Adoption of the agenda

  3. Approval of the minutes from Annual 2017 (posted on the wiki)

  4. Announcements

    1. ALA Presidential Candidates

    2. Call for nominations

  5. Treasurer’s report

  6. GODORT Councilor’s report

  7. Task Force/Committee reports (action items only)

  8. Liaison reports (Freedom to Read, IFLA)

  9. Report from the Executive Board/BARC

  10. Old business

    1. Conference remodel for Annual 2018

  11. New business

    1. Website revision

    2. Title 44

  12. Adjourn

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Event Government Information Preservation Forum

by Julia Frankosky-MI on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:37 pm

Government Information Preservation Forum

Date: Sunday, February 11th 

Time: 1:00-2:30PM

Location: Grand Hyatt, Mt. Yale

Government Information Preservation Forum

Date: Sunday, February 11th 

Time: 1:00-2:30PM

Location: Grand Hyatt, Mt. Yale

After two excellent programs at the 2017 Annual Conference about different aspects of preserving government information, GODORT would like to continue the conversation by asking "where do we go from here?"  David Walls from the U.S. Government Publishing Office will discuss how the community can participate in GPO's preservation initiatives. Robbie Sittel from the University of North Texas and Marie Concannon from University of Missouri will discuss the PEGI (Preservation of Electronic Government Information) Project which, through support from IMLS, is engaging diverse groups of stakeholders in conversations around at-risk federal digital information; these conversations will inform a collaborative agenda for future work toward improving preservation of and access to digital-born government information.  The forum will conclude with a discussion and brainstorming session with the audience and the panelists to exchange and promote ideas and projects that help preserve information produced by every level of government so it remains available for future generations.  

Please contact Hallie Pritchett, GODORT Chair-Elect, at hpritche@uga.edu with any questions.

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Event GODORT Research Round Robin at Midwinter

by Julia Frankosky-MI on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:27 pm

GODORT Research Round Robin

Date: Saturday, February 10th

Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 712

Are you working on a research project that involves government information, data, collections, instruction, research support, librarianship, or anything else? Do you have a daydream or inkling of something you’d like to work on? Are you interested in hearing about ideas that others are exploring?

GODORT Research Round Robin

Date: Saturday, February 10th

Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 712

Are you working on a research project that involves government information, data, collections, instruction, research support, librarianship, or anything else? Do you have a daydream or inkling of something you’d like to work on? Are you interested in hearing about ideas that others are exploring?

You’re invited to join an informal and inclusive round robin of library folks who are conducting or exploring research in a variety of areas and contexts. We'll talk about documents, data, and media; collections, services, preservation, and much more!

Moderator: Shari Laster, GODORT Chair

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Event GODORT Happy Hour at Midwinter

by Julia Frankosky-MI on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:13 pm

Raise a glass to gov docs with GODORT at our Friday evening Happy Hour at ALA Midwinter in Denver!

When: Friday, February 9 from 4PM-6:30PM

Where: Tarantula Billiards Bar & Grill

1520 Stout Street, Denver 

Tarantula Billiards is within walking distance to the Convention Center, so you can stop by the GODORT Happy Hour before heading to the opening of the Exhibits.

All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there!

Raise a glass to gov docs with GODORT at our Friday evening Happy Hour at ALA Midwinter in Denver!

When: Friday, February 9 from 4PM-6:30PM

Where: Tarantula Billiards Bar & Grill

1520 Stout Street, Denver 

Tarantula Billiards is within walking distance to the Convention Center, so you can stop by the GODORT Happy Hour before heading to the opening of the Exhibits.

All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Julia Frankosky at frankosk@msu.edu 

 

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Discussion "What is the FDLP?" document now available

by Shari Laster on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:05 am

GODORT has produced a one-page overview of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) intended to help Congressional members and staff understand the basics of the FDLP and how it serves their constituents.

This document has been provided to the ALA Washington Office for use in National Library Legislative Day and other events.

GODORT has produced a one-page overview of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) intended to help Congressional members and staff understand the basics of the FDLP and how it serves their constituents.

This document has been provided to the ALA Washington Office for use in National Library Legislative Day and other events.

The overview was developed by Susanne Caro, Sarah Erekson, Bill Sudduth, and Renée Bosman, and is based on an earlier version developed by Jill Vassilakos-Long, Tim Dodge, Bernadine Abbott Hoduski, and others.

Thank you to all who provided input for the original draft and updated version!

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Discussion Seeking nominations for Madison & Cooke Awards

by Shari Laster on Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 02:34 pm

Posting on behalf of the ALA Washington Office:

Posting on behalf of the ALA Washington Office:

The Washington Office is inviting nominations for its James Madison Award and Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award. The awards recognize an individual or group who has championed, protected, or promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know, at the national and state or local levels, respectively.

Nominations for the awards should be submitted by January 19, 2018.

Please note that in addition to library folks, library organizations, and other projects, these awards also recognize anyone who has worked directly with libraries to improve public access – for instance, a state legislator or mayor who has worked to improve a state or local depository library program. So you are invited to think creatively about whose work has made an impact and deserves recognition.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Gavin Baker at the Washington Office.

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Event GODORT Education Committee Virtual Meeting

by Gwen Sinclair on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 03:16 pm

GODORT Education Committee Virtual Meeting

The URL for the meeting will be http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort_education/ .

For people who need to call-in instead of using a computer microphone:

GODORT Education Committee Virtual Meeting

The URL for the meeting will be http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort_education/ .

For people who need to call-in instead of using a computer microphone:

(844) 801-7777, access code 738241

GODORT Education Committee Meeting Agenda

November 30, 2017

 

  1. Appointment of secretary

    1. May use minutes template

  2. Approval of minutes of June 25, 2017 meeting

  3. Goals from 2017 Annual Meeting (Sinclair)

    1. Revise the Government Information Competencies by Midwinter 2018

    2. Propose two programs at Annual in the next 5 years (2018-2023)

    3. Review and update GODORT Exchange by Annual 2019

  4. Revision of Policies and Procedures Manual

    1. Include teaching/educating library school students? (Quinn)

    2. Reflect that some Committee liaisons are no longer appointed by task forces

      1. International Documents Task Force (even years)

      2. Federal Documents Task Force (now an Interest Group, FIIG)

      3. State and Local Documents Task Force (odd years)

  5. Government Information Online - is there a role for GODORT Education Committee? (Sinclair)

  6. Web Manager (Sinclair)

    1. The Education Committee web page needs to be updated (in conjunction with ALA redesign).

  7. External liaisons (Sinclair)

    1. ALA Library Education Assembly: Flynn

    2. ALA Literacy Assembly: vacant

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Discussion Submit a GODORT Awards Nomination! Deadline is December 1, 2017

by Ann Marshall on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 09:51 am

The 2018 GODORT Awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize the achievements of documents librarians, encourage professional study or publication, honor mentorship and to offer a scholarship to a library science student.

Details are available at:  http://bit.ly/godortawards and submissions are due December 1, 2017!

Discussion GODORT Steering Committee meeting notice

by Shari Laster on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 04:58 pm

Steering will meet on Tuesday, October 31st, at 10am PDT/1pm EDT.

We're meeting in Adobe Connect: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godortsteering/. (If you need to connect by phone, use (844) 801-7777 access code 738241)

Agenda:

Steering will meet on Tuesday, October 31st, at 10am PDT/1pm EDT.

We're meeting in Adobe Connect: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godortsteering/. (If you need to connect by phone, use (844) 801-7777 access code 738241)

Agenda:

  1. Welcome & introductions
  2. Announcements
    1. Update from Awards Committee
  3. Old business
    1. Update on Title 44 revisions
    2. Conference schedules for 2018
  4. New business
    1. Next steps for FDLP overview document (old business from 2015)
    2. Identify procedural actions needed between now & Midwinter
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Discussion ALA Committee Appointments

by Shari Laster on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

If you're interested in serving Big ALA, the call for committee appointments is open until early November. This is a great way to serve our association, and build connections between GODORT and all of the many kinds of activities happening around the association. 

If you're interested in serving Big ALA, the call for committee appointments is open until early November. This is a great way to serve our association, and build connections between GODORT and all of the many kinds of activities happening around the association. 

Volunteers are sought for the following ALA, Council, and joint committees: Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Budget, Analysis and Review; Chapter Relations (must be ALA chapter or divisional affiliate member, eight of 11 committee members should have state library association [chapter] leadership or committee experience); Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Council Orientation (current or former ALA Councilors are desired); Diversity; Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Advisory; Education; Election (members responsible for travel costs to ALA Headquarters one day per year in late April or early May); Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Library Advocacy; Literacy; Membership; Membership Meetings; Organization; Policy Monitoring (only ALA Councilors with terms through 2019 may serve); Professional Ethics; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Resolutions (must have experience as an ALA Councilor or have served on a Council Committee); Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Status of Women in Librarianship; Training, Orientation and Leadership Development; Website Advisory; ALA-Children’s Book Council (joint committee - meets twice a year in NYC and members cover travel costs); and ALA-Society of American Archivists- American Alliance of Museums (joint committee).

In addition to ALA, Council, and joint committees, you may also volunteer to serve on two subcommittees of the Office for Diversity Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee using the ALA volunteer form: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee (seeking individuals with experience conducting a research project, including writing research proposals, budgets, conducting and analyzing research) and the Spectrum Advisory Committee (60% of the committee members should be alumni of the Spectrum Scholarship Program).

For more information, see the Committee Appointments 2018-2019 press release

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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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