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Online Doc Conference Remodel PDF

by Sarah Erekson on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:53 am

This is the FAQ about the 2018 Annual Conference remodel

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

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

by Sinai Wood on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

Interested in technical reports? Come to the Information and Update Session at ALA!

We invite new and prospective TRAIL members, and those interested in hearing more about our work to make federal technical reports discoverable and searchable, to join us at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting.

Date:               Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time:               1:00 - 2:30 pm Central Time

Location:        W195 of McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Interested in technical reports? Come to the Information and Update Session at ALA!

We invite new and prospective TRAIL members, and those interested in hearing more about our work to make federal technical reports discoverable and searchable, to join us at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting.

Date:               Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time:               1:00 - 2:30 pm Central Time

Location:        W195 of McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

This is an open meeting.  So please come!

  • TRAIL identifies, digitizes, archives, and provides access to federal technical reports.
  • Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science; they deliver information for technical development to industry and research institutions contributing to the continued growth of science and technology.
  • These highly detailed reports contain valuable information serving specialized audiences of researchers.
  • While availability to more recent technical report literature has greatly improved with Internet access, many technical reports remain elusive to researchers.
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Event IDTF Virtual Meeting for Annual 2017 - Featuring a Panel from the UN Dag Hammarksjöld Library

by Kristine Kasianovitz on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 05:54 pm

GODORT's International Documents Task Force (IDTF) will be holding a virtual meeting in lieu of an in-person meeting at Annual this year. 

We are delighted to have a panel from the UN Dag Hammarksjöld Library joining us for the full hour:
-Thanos Giannokopoulos, the New Chief Librarian 
-Ramona Kohrs, Outreach (and Depository Library) Coordinator
-Bojan Grozdanic, Digital Library Coordinator

GODORT's International Documents Task Force (IDTF) will be holding a virtual meeting in lieu of an in-person meeting at Annual this year. 

We are delighted to have a panel from the UN Dag Hammarksjöld Library joining us for the full hour:
-Thanos Giannokopoulos, the New Chief Librarian 
-Ramona Kohrs, Outreach (and Depository Library) Coordinator
-Bojan Grozdanic, Digital Library Coordinator

Agenda
1. GODORT/IDTF Announcements
2.Introductions - meet the new UNDHL Chief Librarian
3. UN Digital Library Overview 
4. UN Depository Library Training Needs Assessment Survey - report and next steps from the 
5. Questions/Discussion

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 10AM PDT/1PM EDT/ 17:00UTC
Length of meeting: 1 hour

How to connect:
Via computer go to: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort_idtf/
Via phone: (844) 801-7777, enter access code = 738241

Please RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/38LmfozKgxdKfUXx2
*NOTE: for those who are not able to attend this session, we will make the recording available.

We look forward to "seeing" you!
-IDTF Co-Chairs Kris Kasianovitz and Susan Paterson 

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

by David Utz on Sat, May 6, 2017 at 08:27 am

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Annual Conference

Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

Notice to GODORT Membership

Vote to Amend the GODORT Bylaws

General Membership Meeting, ALA Annual Conference

Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

At the GODORT General Membership meeting at the 2017 ALA Conference, the membership will be asked to vote on the following proposed additions (and amendments) to the current GODORT Bylaws.  These would provide for a “Bylaws and Organization Coordinator.”  This new officer would supplant the current Bylaws and Organization standing Committee and perform the current functions of the Committee, as defined in the GODORT Bylaws [Article XI. Amendments] and in Chapter 13 of the GODORT Policies and Procedures Manual.  The underlined text will be added to Article IV (Officers), Section 1 and Section 8 [The current Section 8, which defines the GODORT Special Officers, will be re-numbered Section 9] and to Article VII (Executive Committee).  Article IX (Policies and Procedures) and Article XI (Amendments), Sections 2 and 3 will need to be harmonized, to reflect substitution in the Bylaws of “Bylaws and Organization Coordinator” for references to the Bylaws Committee and Chair of the Bylaws Committee:

 

Article IV. OFFICERS

Section 1.

Officers of the Round Table are elected and shall be Chair, Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect, Immediate Past Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, GODORT Councilor, Publications Committee Chair, and Bylaws and Organization Coordinator.  Terms of all elected officers shall be one year, unless otherwise specified in the Bylaws. Term of office shall begin at the start of new business at the second Steering Committee meeting of the Annual Conference. The Treasurer shall take office September 1 and shall serve a two-year term. The Bylaws and Organization Coordinator shall serve a two-year term (with the option of a one-year term extension, at the discretion of the GODORT Chair and approval of the Steering Committee).  The GODORT Councilor’s term of office is governed by the ALA Bylaws.

 

Section 8.

Bylaws and Organization Coordinator.

 

The Coordinator is responsible for maintenance of GODORT’s Bylaws and timely updating of the Policies and Procedures Manual (to reflect current practice). It is not the responsibility of this Coordinator to initiate Bylaws amendments or to draft revisions to the PPM, but rather to receive these from GODORT membership, or appropriate GODORT units, and perform any necessary administrative and editorial tasks.

 

Article VII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

This committee is composed of the Chair, the Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, GODORT Councilor, Publications Committee Chair, the Immediate Past Chair, and the Bylaws and Organization Coordinator.

Article IX. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Operating policies and procedures of GODORT and its subunits are contained in the GODORT Policies and Procedures Manual. The PPM will be maintained by the Bylaws and Organization Committee Bylaws and Organization Coordinator in consultation with other GODORT units, and is published on the GODORT website.

Article XI. AMENDMENTS

Section 2.

Proposals for revision may be sent by any member of the Steering Committee to the Chair of the Bylaws Committee Bylaws and Organization Coordinator, which will review the proposed revision and report it to the Steering Committee. . . .

 

Section 3.

Any personal member(s) may propose amendments with twenty-five supporting signatures. In order to obtain the supporting signature a proposed amendment may be published on the GODORT website with an accompanying form which supporters may sign and return to the Bylaws Committee Chair Bylaws and Organization Coordinator. Upon receipt of a proposal with twenty-five supporting signatures from personal members, the Bylaws Committee Bylaws Coordinator will review and report on the language and compatibility of the proposal with other provisions in these Bylaws to the GODORT membership. . . .

 

RATIONALE:  The GODORT Bylaws [Article IV] provide for various “Officers,” who are elected by the GODORT membership (from among GODORT members nominated by the Nominating Committee).  They serve as voting members of both the GODORT Executive Committee and Steering Committee during the entire term of their elective service.

The GODORT “Bylaws and Organization Coordinator” assumes responsibility for (1) managing the process by which the Bylaws are amended by vote of GODORT membership, (2) revising the text of the Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures Manual, as necessary, and (3) ascertaining whether a PPM change in one chapter necessitates a change in another part of the PPM and notifying the appropriate GODORT unit in these instances.

Modifications to the Bylaws and PPM originate with and are approved by individual GODORT units (or the GODORT membership, as a whole, in the case of the Bylaws).  It is the responsibility of the Bylaws and Organization Coordinator to perform certain administrative tasks, in the case of changes to the Bylaws, and to make necessary adjustments to the text of these documents and to oversee their harmony.

 The Bylaws and Organization Coordinator may also, in consultation with the GODORT Chair, undertake annual “educational sessions” concerning the Bylaws and the PPM, to better orient new/returning members of the GODORT Steering Committee as to the difference(s) between these two documents and the proper role of the Steering Committee, as outlined in the Bylaws, and the Committee’s accurate relationship to the PPM.  The Coordinator may also convene, at his/her discretion, any necessary ad hoc Committee to address extensive Bylaws changes, which may arise.

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Event GODORT Steering Open Meeting Friday

by Sarah Erekson on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:33 pm

GODORT Steering Committee will be holding a virtual committee meeting Friday, March 24, 2017.
 
Here is the meeting room link for the upcoming GODORT Steering meeting March 24th at 12pm Eastern.

GODORT Steering Committee will be holding a virtual committee meeting Friday, March 24, 2017.
 
Here is the meeting room link for the upcoming GODORT Steering meeting March 24th at 12pm Eastern.
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godortsteering/

The telephone bridge has been set up for this meeting. Participants can use the phone option for audio/speaking privileges if they prefer:
Toll Free (844) 801-7777
Access Code: 738241
 
 
Steering Agenda:
 

 
1. Nominations/Elections update 
2. Bylaws changes for "Bylaws and Organization Coordinator"
3. Nominating + Program committees proposal
 
4. GODORT 101 call for assistance
5. Committee updates
 
One GODORT, One Chicago: We need to be united advocates for government information and civic engagement!
 
Please join us.
Sarah

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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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