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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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Event GODORT Publications Committee Meeting

by Valerie Glenn on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

The GODORT Publications Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, the 13th, at 1pm Eastern. Connection instructions + agenda are below. Thanks!

Adobe Connect room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort-publications/

The GODORT Publications Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, the 13th, at 1pm Eastern. Connection instructions + agenda are below. Thanks!

Adobe Connect room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort-publications/

Alternatively, you can call 844-801-7777  / Access code: 738241

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Announcements
3. Updates from Annual Conference / Steering
4. Updates:
4a. Dttp
4b. Notable Documents
4c. Occasional Papers Series

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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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