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Event TRAIL Update & Info Session

by Sinai Wood on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 04:17 pm

TRAIL Update & Info Session @ ALA Midwinter 2016

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Time: 10:30-11:30 am Eastern

Location: The session will be held in Room 107C of the Boston Convention Center.

Hear ye, hear ye.  Come in from the cold and get a heartwarming update from your friendly TRAIL member librarian! :-)

#alamw16 #OpenAccess #TechReports

Discussion Run for GODORT office

by Annelise Sklar on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 04:40 pm

(Apologies for cross-distribution)

Want to make a difference in the world of government information? Looking for opportunities to network and collaborate with government information colleagues? Maybe the annual review or tenure file is looking a little light?

Run for GODORT office!

We still seek candidates for the following offices (especially those marked with a *):

(Apologies for cross-distribution)

Want to make a difference in the world of government information? Looking for opportunities to network and collaborate with government information colleagues? Maybe the annual review or tenure file is looking a little light?

Run for GODORT office!

We still seek candidates for the following offices (especially those marked with a *):

Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect (3 years)
Secretary (1 year)
*Publications Committee Chair/Chair-Elect (3 years)
Awards Committee (2 years) (3 people elected)
*Bylaws Committee (2 years) (2 people elected)
*Nominating Committee (2 years) (2 people elected)
*Federal Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/ Coordinator-Elect (2 years)
International Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator-Elect (2 years)
State and Local Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator-Elect (2 years)
Councilor (3 years)

If you’re interested or would like a bit more information please contact Laura Sare (lsare@tamu.edu) or go to https://www.directvote.net/alanomination/2016users.html to fill out the biographical information form (select the All other Division/Section/Roundtable Ballots link, then look for #64 for the GODORT offices). If you have not run for office before, you will need to register at this site as well.

Detailed information on duties of GODORT's committees and officers can be located in our Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/PPM

Deadline to declare your candidacy is Monday, January 4, 2016.

Thanks, on behalf of the Nominating Committee

Laura Sare (Chair) lsare@tamu.edu
Celina McDonald cnichol5@umd.edu
Annelise Sklar ASklar@ucsd.edu
Antoinette W. Satterfield satterfi@usna.edu

Annelise Sklar
Social Sciences Collections Coordinator
Librarian for Political Science, Law & Society, Environmental Policy, and International Government Information
asklar@ucsd.edu
The Library | UC San Diego | 9500 Gilman Dr. #0175R | La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

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Discussion IDTF still awaits your ideas!

by Susan Paterson (non-member) on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 05:40 pm

I know many of you are getting ready for the holidays but before you leave for your vacations please send along any ideas that you may have for the future of IDTF! I have heard from 2 people - many thanks to them but I hope to hear from some other wise GODORT minds!

I will post the midwinter agenda  soon and hope to send out shortly. At midwinter, I hope we can discuss some of ideas that we generate beforehand. 

I know many of you are getting ready for the holidays but before you leave for your vacations please send along any ideas that you may have for the future of IDTF! I have heard from 2 people - many thanks to them but I hope to hear from some other wise GODORT minds!

I will post the midwinter agenda  soon and hope to send out shortly. At midwinter, I hope we can discuss some of ideas that we generate beforehand. 

Some items that have been discussed include: Name changing of Taskforce to Interest Group, what are the goals of IDTF, are taskforces needed? - if so why? If they are what is their purpose  - advocacy, education, scholarship, community? 

Feel free to contact me directly: susan.paterson@ubc.ca  (604)-734-4330 

 

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Discussion Open Meeting Announcement--Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization--Dec mtg

by Stephanie Braunstein on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 04:10 pm

There will be a conference call for the Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization on December 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

 

Interested parties can email me directly for the contact information. 

 

Thanks!

 

Stephanie

sbraunst@lsu.edu

 

Discussion Open Meeting Announcement: GODORT Education Committee virtual meeting 12/7/2015

by Karen Hogenboom on Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

Colleagues,

You are warmly invited to the GODORT Education Committee's virtual meeting at 3:00 Central on Monday, December 7.  Our agenda is below, and if you have thoughts about any of the agenda items but can't make the meeting please comment on this thread or contact me directly.

Best,

Karen

Virtual Meeting Agenda

GODORT Education Committee

December 7, 2015

4:00 Eastern/3:00 Central/1:00 Pacific

 

 

Connection information:

 

Colleagues,

You are warmly invited to the GODORT Education Committee's virtual meeting at 3:00 Central on Monday, December 7.  Our agenda is below, and if you have thoughts about any of the agenda items but can't make the meeting please comment on this thread or contact me directly.

Best,

Karen

Virtual Meeting Agenda

GODORT Education Committee

December 7, 2015

4:00 Eastern/3:00 Central/1:00 Pacific

 

 

Connection information:

 

+1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)

+1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  

+1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  

Find a local number

Conference ID: 44880150

 

 

All unlinked documents are on the committee’s wiki page at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Education

 

  1. Introductions (5 minutes)
  2. Committee charge: review and comment (5 minutes)
  3. Committee projects: what is the status of each of these?  How relevant are they currently? How up to date are they?  What would be necessary to keep them current?  Are they sustainable?  Are they still relevant? ( 15 minutes)
    1. Government Information Competencies
    2. Annotated Bibliography on Librarian Education in Government Documents
    3. E-Government References for Further Reading
    4. Library Schools with Government Information Courses
    5. Based on our charge, are there areas where we need to focus but haven’t in the past?  Are there sustainable projects we could take on? (10 minutes)
    6. Goals: what should the committee’s goals be over the next five years?  (25 minutes)

Goals should be:

  1. Specific: clearly define what we will do / action oriented
  2. Measurable: how will we know we have achieved the goal?
  3. Achievable: committee has the knowledge, skills and abilities to reach the goal
  4. Results-focused: the goal measures outcomes, not activities
  5. Time-bound: The goal should have a timeframe.

( see http://www.hr.virginia.edu/uploads/documents/media/Writing_SMART_Goals.pdf for more information about SMART goals, or try googling)

 

Karen Hogenboom

Chair, GODORT Education Committee

Head, Scholarly Commons

306 Main Library, MC-522

1408 W. Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL  61801

217-333-2472

 

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Discussion Open Meeting Notification: Ad Hoc Committee on GODORT Virtual Meetings

by Shari Laster on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 01:39 pm

The Ad Hoc Committee on GODORT Virtual Meetings will hold its fourth virtual synchronous meeting on Tuesday, 1 December, at 11am EST/10am CST/9am MST/8am PST.

The purpose of this meeting is to finalize the recommendations and related content that will be included in the report to be submitted at Midwinter in January. All are welcome. 

Please contact Shari Laster at slaster@ucsb.edu//(805)893-6073 to be notified about the log-in information for the virtual meeting.

Discussion Last Call for DLC Candidates

by Laura Sare on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 07:47 am

Howdy all,

 GODORT’s deadline for candidates for Depository Library Council is this Friday, November 20th.

 The official call for nominations has not been issued by GPO yet for this year, but it's not too early to consider this.  If you are an ALA member and are interested in putting your name forward or want more information please contact Laura Sare (lsare@tamu.edu).

 Laura, on behalf of the GODORT Nominating Committee

 

Laura Sare

Government Information Librarian

Howdy all,

 GODORT’s deadline for candidates for Depository Library Council is this Friday, November 20th.

 The official call for nominations has not been issued by GPO yet for this year, but it's not too early to consider this.  If you are an ALA member and are interested in putting your name forward or want more information please contact Laura Sare (lsare@tamu.edu).

 Laura, on behalf of the GODORT Nominating Committee

 

Laura Sare

Government Information Librarian

lsare@tamu.edu

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Event GODORT Publications Committee Meeting

by Valerie Glenn on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 04:33 pm

Agenda and call-in instructions are below. If you have a problem accessing the linked documents please email vglenn@gmail.com. Thanks!

 Agenda:

  1. Introductions

  2. Approval of minutes from October 15th meeting

  3. Updates:

Agenda and call-in instructions are below. If you have a problem accessing the linked documents please email vglenn@gmail.com. Thanks!

 Agenda:

  1. Introductions

  2. Approval of minutes from October 15th meeting

  3. Updates:

    1. GODORT Steering Committee

    2. DttP

    3. Notable Documents Panel

    4. Occasional Papers

  4. Proposal to make DttP an e-only publication

  5. Publications Committee mission and goals


Connection instructions:

 

To join the Meeting:

https://bluejeans.com/300448205

 

To join via Browser:

https://bluejeans.com/300448205/browser

 

To join via Phone:

1) Dial:

+1.888.240.2560(US Toll Free)

(see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/numbers)

2) Enter Conference ID: 300448205

 

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Discussion Get involved in GODORT!

by Laura Sare on Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 07:31 am

We have lots of offices still needing great people to fill them! Build up your resume! Make new friends!

We have lots of offices still needing great people to fill them! Build up your resume! Make new friends!

If you’re interested or would just like a bit more information please contact Laura Sare (lsare@tamu.edu ) or go to https://www.directvote.net/alanomination/2016users.html  to fill out the biographical information form (select the All other Division/Section/Roundtable Ballots link, then look for #64 for the GODORT offices). If you have not run for office before, you will need to register at this site as well.

 

Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect (3 years)

Secretary (1 year)

Publications Committee Chair/Chair-Elect (3 years)

Awards Committee (2 years) (3 people elected)

Bylaws Committee (2 years) (2 people elected)

Nominating Committee (2 years) (2 people elected)

Federal Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/ Coordinator-Elect (2 years)

International Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator-Elect (2 years)

State and Local Documents Task Force Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator-Elect (2 years)

Councilor (3 years)

 

Detailed information on duties of GODORT's committees and officers can be located in our Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/PPM  

 

Thanks, on behalf of the Nominating Committee

 

Laura Sare (Chair) lsare@tamu.edu

Celina McDonald cnichol5@umd.edu

Annelise Sklar ASklar@ucsd.edu

Antoinette W. Satterfield satterfi@usna.edu

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Discussion REGP and Friends Conference Call

by Shari Laster on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

The Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee will hold its fall conference call on Monday, 9 November 2015, at noon EST/11am CST/10am MST/9am PST. On our agenda:

1. Brief update & announcements from Steering
2. REGP's mission and goals (five-year plan)
3. Topics for REGP's virtual Midwinter meeting
4. Topics for REGP's face-to-face Annual meeting
5. Updates on ongoing projects

The Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee will hold its fall conference call on Monday, 9 November 2015, at noon EST/11am CST/10am MST/9am PST. On our agenda:

1. Brief update & announcements from Steering
2. REGP's mission and goals (five-year plan)
3. Topics for REGP's virtual Midwinter meeting
4. Topics for REGP's face-to-face Annual meeting
5. Updates on ongoing projects

All are welcome! Please email slaster@ucsb.edu for details on how to join us. If you're unable to attend but would like to stay connected as a Friend of REGP, just let me know.

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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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