GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) RoundTable
Job Posting: Regional Government Documents Librarian
The University of Florida is seeking candidates for a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the UF Document collections include federal, state, and international documents as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.
The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.
The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until September 8, 2016, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
The Program Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, July 14th, at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/1pm MDT/noon PDT.
- Old Business
- Report of the 2016 Preconference on Data Visualization
- Report of the 2016 Program on Government Data
- Report of the 2016 Program on FIPNet
- New Business
- Proposal for Preconference in 2017 on preservation of tangible government information from the Preservation Working Group (Tom Adamich and Kathy Karn Carmichael)
- Proposal for Program/Preconference on local government budget data “deep dive” from Jennifer Boettcher and SLDTF (Jane Canfield)
- Other program proposals
We will be using Adobe Connect for this meeting:
- Web: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/godort
- Phone: (855) 332-3802
Join the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Membership Committee to learn what GODORT does, how easy it is to participate, and to meet and network with active GODORT members from a wide variety of fields and specializations. GODORT serves as a friendly community to inspire the use and usefulness of government information, promote educational and professional resources, and advocate for free and public access to information produced by the government. Every librarian works with government information, and new initiatives are expanding the opportunities—and the necessity—for librarians with government information expertise. Join us and learn how to get involved!
The GODORT Bylaws and Organization Committee will meet on Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Hilton Orlando, Conway Lake Room.
The Bylaws and Organization Committee will discuss revisions to the GODORT Bylaws and PPM necessary to accommodate decisions of the GODORT Steering Committee concerning reorganization and virtual meetings. Non-Committee members are particularly encouraged to attend to contribute to the discussion of agenda items.
Welcome and Introductions (Attendance Sheet) - David Utz, Chair
Adoption of the Agenda
Approval of the Minutes, Midwinter, 2016
Report of the Committee Chair on significant activities since Midwinter, 2016
- Completion and submission of a revised "Strategic Goals and Five-Year Plan," including the goal to "sunset" Bylaws as a Standing Committee
- Revisions to PPM Chapter 1 (Conferences and Meetings), to be harmonious with ALA Policy Manual and current ALA parliamentary procedure.
- Resolution to eliminate all internal liaisons between GODORT units.
- Revision of PPM Chapter 5 [Chair-Elect] to reflect the elimination of internal liaisons.
- Recommendations concerning virtual meetings - Bylaws changes
- GODORT re-organization - Bylaws changes.
- Revision of other PPM Chapters to reflect elimination of internal liaisons
- Committee Transition
Please join the GODORT Cataloging Committee at its ALA Annual meeting in Orlando on Saturday, June 25 from 4:30-5:30 at the Rosen Centre, Room Salon 13. A brief agenda for this meeting follows. Complete details can be found on the attached document.
- Welcome and introduction
- Approval of Cataloging Committee Agenda
- Approval of Minutes from Midwinter 2016
- Brief GPO and Vendor Updates – question and answer period based on written reports
- GODORT Liaison Reports
- Old & New Business
- Possible goals to be worked on in 2016-2017 based on the Mission and Goals/Tasks for the Cataloging Committee (5-year projections)
- GODORT Toolboxes: Report on plans and/or progress made
- Information on GODORT reorganization
- Future conference calls for the committee
- 2016-2017 committee; new CC:DA liaison
Please join us at the GODORT Publications Committee meeting in Orlando! Agenda and details follow.
GODORT Publications Committee
June 25, 2016, 3-4 PM
Rosen Centre Hotel, Salon 13
Welcome and Introductions
Additions to the Agenda
DttP - Update on move to OJS
Notable Documents Update
Occasional Papers Series - discussion and future plans
Join GODORT for our Friday evening Happy Hour at ALA Annual in Orlando!
Friday, June 24, 4:30PM-6:30PM
David's Club Bar & Grill in the Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32819
The Hilton Orlando is walking distance from the Convention Center, so you can stop by GODORT Happy Hour before heading to the opening of the exhibits. You can also take the Meeting Express Shuttle to the Convention Center: http://2016.alaannual.org/sites/default/files/ALA%202016%20Annual%20Orla...
Hope you can join us for Happy Hour!
Attending ALA Annual in Orlando? 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.
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!