GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) RoundTable
The deadline for responding to the survey concerning how GODORT will move into the future will be this Friday, May 22.
If you haven't yet responded, please do so now; if you started the survey but did not finish, you've still got time to remedy that. It's important to hear from as many folks as possible so that GODORT makes decisions based on your interests and concerns.
Thanks to all who have responded--we appreciate your taking your time and energy to help us out.
Here, again, is the link: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0HrTqbfl56Q2Avj
Greetings! ALA GODORT is examining its structure and in-person vs virtual meeting options. To that end, the Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization and the Ad Hoc Committee on Virtual Meetings have designed the survey linked below. What we wish to emphasize most is that no matter whether you are or are not currently a member of ALA GODORT, we need your feedback! So, please take a moment of your time to respond to this survey; your opinions and ideas are valuable to the future of ALA GODORT!
This survey will be open from Monday, May 4 until Friday, May 22, 2015. Here is the link: https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0HrTqbfl56Q2Avj
Thank you for your anticipated participation,
Remember: We’d like your input whether or not you are an ALA GODORT member, and you are encouraged to forward this message to anyone who you think would be interested—even if multiple postings result!
For more details on the charges for both committees, see: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/GODORT_Steering_Committee
For technical questions about the survey, please contact:
Valerie Glenn firstname.lastname@example.org
The Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) and Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) invite you to our joint program at the ALA annual conference in San Francisco.
Title: Data Visualization in the Library: Collections, Tools, and Scalable Services
Description: Data visualization, the use of graphical techniques to better communicate complex geographic and statistical information, is used to interpret the results of data analysis more clearly and to a wider audience. These techniques are being used by a wide range of disciplines. What are the implications of these tools and techniques for library users? Part one of the program describes the landscape of data visualization, library services, and patron expectations; part two offers an overview of available tools, criteria for tools and datasets, and an open discussion about libraries' services.
Speakers: Justin Joque, Visualization Librarian at the University of Michigan, and Angela Zoss, Data Visualization Coordinator at Duke University
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Times: Part one 1:00-2:30 and part two 3:00-4:00
Where: MCC-3001 (W)
More detailed information and handouts will be available on the program web site:
Hope to see you there!
I have it on good authority that FY2016 Legislative Appropriations bill in the House Appropriations Committee is going to be marked up TOMORROW. This will include funding (or not!) for Library of Congress and Govt Publishing Office. The draft bill is especially worrisome in that it has a big cut for FDsys funding. Please contact your Representative (especially if they’re on House Appropriations, House Administration, or Senate Appropriations), and let them know that funding for GPO, FDsys and LC are critical to the mission of libraries and free public access to government information to citizens! Here's more information including text of the bill.
GODORT Legislation Committee member (posting on behalf of Bernadine Abbott Hoduski, chair of GODORT Legislation Committee)
Chuck Schumer (NY) - current chair of Joint Committee on Printing
Candice Miller (MI), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration
Harold Rogers, (KY), Chairman, House Appropriations (or any other Representative who serves on this committee)
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) - chair, Legislative Branch Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee
Tuesday, April 21, we will meet via conference call to discuss our survey questions and the timeline for firming them up, coordinating them with the other ad hoc committee's questions (Virtual Meetings), and setting up the survey.
If you have other agenda items, please get them to me by Friday the 17th. The times are as follows: 10 AM Pacific; 11 AM Mountain; 12 PM Central; 1 PM Eastern.
We will be using FreeConferenceCall.com for this meeting:
Call in Number = 712-775-7031
Meeting ID = 598-756-209
Thanks to Barbie Selby for setting this up!
The Ad Hoc Committee on GODORT Virtual Meetings will hold its first virtual synchronous meeting on Monday, April 13th, at noon EDT/11am CDT/10am MDT/9am PDT.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the committee's charge, develop survey questions, and identify outcomes for the initial committee report. The agenda will be posted to the GODORT wiki and linked in a comment below.
- Shari Laster, convener
- Timothy Franklin
- Lynda Kellam
- Lori Driver (FDTF)
- Brett Cloyd (IDTF)
- Karen Cook (SLDTF)
Please contact Shari Laster at email@example.com//(805)893-6073 to be notified about the log-in information for the virtual meeting.
The Rare & Endangered Government Publications Committee is planning a number of events for upcoming conferences, and continuing to work on building connections with other ALA groups. Check out our virtual meeting minutes (posted on the GODORT wiki) for details.
If you would like to stay up to date with REGP's planning, help us connect with other organizations, or just keep tabs on virtual updates and conversations, you're invited to become a friend of REGP. Friends of REGP are included in committee emails, and are welcome to participate in any of the committee's conversations and projects.
For the time being, the REGP friends roster refreshes every year after Annual to minimize unwanted mailings, so you can decide if REGP friendship is for you before making a longer-term commitment to volunteer for the committee.
To join us, simply email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to our roster. Easy-peasy!