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Discussion Reminder to respond to survey!

by Stephanie Braunstein on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 08:22 pm

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.

 

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

Best,

Stephanie Braunstein

 

 

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Discussion Important Survey Announcement

by Stephanie Braunstein on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 03:41 pm

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!

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,

Stephanie Braunstein

sbraunst@lsu.edu

Shari Laster

slaster@library.ucsb.edu

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  valglenn@umich.edu

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Discussion MAGIRT/GODORT Program at ALA Annual: Data Visualization in the Library

by Emily Rogers on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 03:51 pm

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

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: 

https://magirtgodort.wordpress.com/

Hope to see you there!

 

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Discussion Action needed ASAP to support LC and GPO (especially MI, WV, KY, and NY)

by James Jacobs on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 09:23 pm

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.

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.
 
Thanks!
 
James Jacobs 
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)
http://appropriations.house.gov/about/members/
 
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) - chair, Legislative Branch Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee

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Discussion Continuation of GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization Meeting

by Stephanie Braunstein on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

First meeting of GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization had to end before all agenda business was completed.  In order to complete business, a follow-up meeting is taking place on Monday, April 27 at 2 PM Central Daylight Time.  Contact Stephanie Braunstein for details on attending this phone conference call.

 

 

Discussion Fun with Legislation for National Poetry Month

by Kristine Kasianovitz on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 01:18 pm

Hi!

I created this blog post to bring together national poetry month and government information.

What do poetry and government information have in common?

If you are teaching a gov info class, you could consider having students check to see if their state, county, or cities has a poet laureate; then have them track down the legislation or resolution that created the position.

Enjoy!

Kris

Discussion Conference Call for ad hoc Committee on Reorganization--updated

by Stephanie Braunstein on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:48 pm

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

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!

 

Stephanie

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

by Shari Laster on Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 01:39 pm

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. 

Committee members:

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. 

Committee members:

  • Shari Laster, convener
  • Timothy Franklin
  • Lynda Kellam
  • Lori Driver (FDTF)
  • Brett Cloyd (IDTF)
  • Karen Cook (SLDTF)

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

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Discussion Any GODORT members going to DC for Library Legislative Day (May 4&5)?

by James Jacobs on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 05:07 pm

Are you as a GODORT member planning on going to Washington DC for National Library Legislative Day May 4-5, 2015? If so, please let Chair of GODORT Legislation Committee Bernadine Abbott Hoduski know. She has a contact at the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) -- GPO's Congressional oversight committee -- who would love to meet and talk with GODORT members about issues near and dear to our hearts. 

Discussion Friends of REGP

by Shari Laster on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 04:26 pm

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.

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 (slaster@library.ucsb.edu) to be added to our roster. Easy-peasy!

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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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