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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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Discussion Become a GODORT-Sponsored ALA Emerging Leader

by Ann Marshall on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:41 am

If you’re new to the library profession, consider applying to be a GODORT Emerging Leader!

GODORT will be sponsoring a 2018 ALA Emerging Leader and you can apply at:
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/

The application deadline is:  Friday August 31, 2017

If you’re new to the library profession, consider applying to be a GODORT Emerging Leader!

GODORT will be sponsoring a 2018 ALA Emerging Leader and you can apply at:
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/

The application deadline is:  Friday August 31, 2017

Librarians with less than 5 years of professional or paraprofessional experience are eligible.  Details are available at:  http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders/

To be considered for GODORT sponsorship, choose GODORT as a sponsor option (near the bottom of the application).  Applicants must also be an individual member of the sponsoring organization selected on their application.

Please let others know about this opportunity!

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Discussion GODORT Call for Program Proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

by Hallie Pritchett on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 05:26 pm

ALA has changed the program submission process for its annual conferences, starting with the 2018 Annual Conference.  Round tables will be allotted one chair's program; all other programs will selected by ALA through a jury process.  As GODORT has historically sponsored two programs at Annual, we are extending an invitation to our members to submit program proposals for sponsorship consideration for the 2018 conference.  The GODORT Steering Committee will evaluate all program proposals and choose the program(s) it would like to sponsor for 2018 Annual.
 

ALA has changed the program submission process for its annual conferences, starting with the 2018 Annual Conference.  Round tables will be allotted one chair's program; all other programs will selected by ALA through a jury process.  As GODORT has historically sponsored two programs at Annual, we are extending an invitation to our members to submit program proposals for sponsorship consideration for the 2018 conference.  The GODORT Steering Committee will evaluate all program proposals and choose the program(s) it would like to sponsor for 2018 Annual.
 
Program proposals should be submitted as a Word or PDF document and include the following information:
 

  • Name and email address of submitter
  • Program title
  • Short program description (100 word max)
  • Full program description (as it would appear in the online scheduler)
  • Type of presentation (panel presentation, etc)
  • Names and email addresses of presenters (if known)
  • Learning objectives (e.g. upon completion, participants will be able to...)

 
To ensure that your program proposal meets ALA's new standards, please review the 2018 program application and proposal review guidelines: 
 

 
Program proposals should be submitted to Hallie Pritchett (hpritche@uga.edu) by August 11th, 2017.     

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Discussion GODORT Steering Committee meeting notice

by Shari Laster on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 01:21 pm

Steering will meet on Thursday, July 20th, 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 Thursday, July 20th, 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. Review of open meetings policy
  3. Old business
    1. Approve additional appointments
  4. New business
    1. Government Information Online update & proposal
    2. Conference schedules for 2018
    3. Program submission process
    4. Schedule for future Steering virtual meetings

GODORT's virtual meetings coordinator, Samantha Hager, has scheduled two orientation/audio/mic check sessions for Adobe Connect. They are: Friday 7/14 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT, and Tuesday 7/18 at noon PDT/3pm EDT. 

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Discussion Final Reminder: GODORT 101 & Happy Hour

by Rachel Dobkin on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

Full Schedule: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/images/4/42/Conference_Schedule_annual_2017.pdf

 

especially:

GODORT 101-- everyone should come! Friday, June 23 3-4 Palmer

 

GODORT Happy Hour: Friday June 23 4:30-6:30 Miller's Pub

Discussion GODORT Silent Auction 2017 /Donate to the Rozkuszka Scholarship

by Andrea Sevetson on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

 

The GODORT Silent Auction to benefit the Rozkuszka Scholarship is live!  See http://www.readex.com/godort-silent-auction-now-live  to place a bid.

Two site are available - the condo in Naples, Florida, and the house in Chester Vermont. 

If you can't bid, you can still donate to the Scholarship via the ALA site. 

 

The GODORT Silent Auction to benefit the Rozkuszka Scholarship is live!  See http://www.readex.com/godort-silent-auction-now-live  to place a bid.

Two site are available - the condo in Naples, Florida, and the house in Chester Vermont. 

If you can't bid, you can still donate to the Scholarship via the ALA site. 

  1.  Go to giveALA at ALA.org (https://ec.ala.org/donate )
  2. Select Donate Only
  3. Select Round Tables
  4. Select GODORT
  5. Enter the amount in the box for the GODORT/Rozkuszka Endowment Scholarship and complete the information

Many thanks to Readex for again making their sites available for this.

-Andrea Sevetson

Chair, GODORT Development Committee

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Discussion GODORT Happy Hour! Friday, June 23 4:30-6:30

by Renee Bosman on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:36 am

 

 

Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) at a well-deserved Happy Hour, sponsored by Hein.

 Friday, June 23, 4:30-6:30

 

 

 

Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) at a well-deserved Happy Hour, sponsored by Hein.

 Friday, June 23, 4:30-6:30

 

Miller's Pub

134 S. Wabash Ave [map]

 

Spread the word!

 

for more info contact Renée Bosman, rbosman@email.unc.edu

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Discussion GODORT Programs at ALA Annual

by Shari Laster on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 09:06 pm

We're pleased to announce our slate of programs and discussions at ALA Annual, including a reprise of Midwinter's popular Research Round Robin! See below for details.

SATURDAY June 24th, 10:00-11:30 [MCP W176a]

“Government information preservation: collections and collaboration”

We're pleased to announce our slate of programs and discussions at ALA Annual, including a reprise of Midwinter's popular Research Round Robin! See below for details.

SATURDAY June 24th, 10:00-11:30 [MCP W176a]

“Government information preservation: collections and collaboration”

Collecting and preserving government information in all formats, including print and born-digital, presents the opportunity for innovation and new ways of thinking about collections. Learn how libraries around the country are working to preserve government information in all formats as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet), and other initiatives.

Moderator: Susanne Caro, Federal Documents Task Force Coordinator

Speakers:

Anne Harrison, Librarian/Network Program Specialist, Library of Congress, FEDLINK
Roberta Gebhardt, Library Manager, Montana Historical Society
James R. Jacobs, U.S. Government Information Librarian, Stanford University Library
Robbie Sittel, Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas

SUNDAY June 25th, 8:30-10:00 [Palmer, Chicago Room]

GODORT Research Round Robin at ALA Annual

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-Elect

MONDAY June 26th, 10:00-11:30 [MCP W178b]

“Government publications preservation in action: how it works and what it costs”

One crucial way that librarians ensure access to American history is through the preservation of government publications in paper and digital formats. A panel of librarians will discuss what is needed to identify, catalog, inventory, and plan for the digitization and preservation of government publications.

Moderator: Bernadine Abbott Hoduski

Speakers:
Barbara Sagraves, Interim Associate Librarian for Access and Collections, Dartmouth College Library, “A case history on the Readex & Dartmouth Serial Set Digitization Project”
Benjamin Walker, Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services & Shared Collections, University of Florida, “Centers of Excellence at the University of Florida: Preserving & Digitizing the Panama Canal papers”
Kate Tallman, Acting Head, Government Information Library, University of Colorado - Boulder, "Preservation stewardship in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet)"

For more on what's happening with GODORT at ALA, check out our list of meetings and events. See you in Chicago!

 

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Discussion Sign up for the GODORT Buddy Program at ALA Annual in Chicago!

by Rebecca Hyde on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 02:53 pm

Attending ALA Annual in Chicago? Interested in government information librarianship? Want to know more about what we do in GODORT? Get a Buddy! Sign up NOW!

Attending ALA Annual in Chicago? Interested in government information librarianship? Want to know more about what we do in GODORT? Get a Buddy! Sign up NOW!

The GODORT Buddy program matches new conference attendees or anyone new to GODORT with an experienced GODORT mentor. Meeting up at GODORT 101 & the GODORT Happy Hour, the Buddies get to make new connections and receive a packet of info about GODORT and tips on having a successful conference. 

We also need GODORT members to VOLUNTEER TO BE A BUDDY!

Share your knowledge and be a welcoming face for GODORT. Learn more about being a buddy; see the description on the GODORT wiki (http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/GODORT_%22Buddy%22_Program).

Other Details:

The Buddy pairing is for just one conference, so requires a low level of commitment, but means you’ll have an active GODORT member to answer all your questions and introduce you to other members at GODORT 101, the Happy Hour & other events. You'll also receive a packet of information and GODORT goodies!

Questions?? Please don't hesitate to contact me (Rebecca Hyde, rhyde1@slu.edu) or another member of the GODORT Membership Committee

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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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