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Discussion GODORT "booth" now Pavilion

by Cassandra Hartnett on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Hi Steering: veteran members may remember the GODORT booth at ALA conferences.  The set-up changed a few years back and now we are proud participants in the ALA Round Table Pavilion, a kiosk-style bulletin board that we can tack our promotional materials on.  No staffing is required but we like to drift by and just act like amazingly cool GODORT people, thus seducing the masses of tote-baggers to our cause.

Hi Steering: veteran members may remember the GODORT booth at ALA conferences.  The set-up changed a few years back and now we are proud participants in the ALA Round Table Pavilion, a kiosk-style bulletin board that we can tack our promotional materials on.  No staffing is required but we like to drift by and just act like amazingly cool GODORT people, thus seducing the masses of tote-baggers to our cause.

Also, we will have an opportunity to present a GODORT 101 powerpoint.  We attempted this last year but didn't sign up for the time slot correctly, which was my fault.  (I inadvertently signed up to be an "ambassador" instead of a 101 presenter, so I had to hand out mini plastic surfboards and shake a lot of hands.)  This year the contact person is Tina Coleman, so Rebecca would you be able to contact her at ccoleman@ala.org?  The GODORT 101 presentation is basically okay but needs to be modified to include our Chicago information.  Remember, we put it together on very short notice last year!  Both files are attached to this message.

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Discussion PPM Policy question

by Valerie Glenn on Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Hi all,

  The task force coordinators have requested that the following language be inserted into Chapter 9 of the PPM:

Hi all,

  The task force coordinators have requested that the following language be inserted into Chapter 9 of the PPM:

It is the responsibility of the Coordinator of each Task Force to organize the GODORT Update. Each Coordinator will plan the GODORT Update on a rotating basis (Annual 2009 – FDTF, Mid-Winter 2010- SLTF, Annual 2010 – IDTF, etc.), receiving assistance from the other Coordinators. These updates will consist of important issues that affect librarians who work with federal, state & local, and international documents. 

While this has been the practice, I don't know that it was the intent. I'd like Steering's approval of this as policy before making the changes to the PPM, so I will be adding a poll on Friday.  It'll be up for 1 week and all it requires is a yes or no vote.  

If you have questions/concerns/discussion about this as a policy decision, post comments here.  Note that the Bylaws and Organization Committee has not reviewed the language, so please, no wordsmithing.  

Thanks,

valerie

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Discussion Cass busy most of Thursday July 2

by Cassandra Hartnett on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 06:55 pm

Since my in-box has been flooded with e-mail today, it seems only fair to let folks know that I'll be mostly in a meeting, on the reference desk or teaching a class Thursday.  E-mail responses from me may not come 'til midnight!

Discussion Agendas - where do they go and how are they publicized?

by Valerie Glenn on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 02:29 pm

As the Bylaws and Organization Cmte looks at the various pieces of information GODORT creates and publicizes (and as conference approaches), I keep returning to two questions: where should agendas be posted? and where should they be publicized? 

As the Bylaws and Organization Cmte looks at the various pieces of information GODORT creates and publicizes (and as conference approaches), I keep returning to two questions: where should agendas be posted? and where should they be publicized? 

According to the PPM (Chapter 1, IV. B. 1), prior to each conference each Chair or Coordinator should: "post agenda to Steering Committee reflector and to GOVDOC-L" and "send agenda to Committee/Task Force Web Manager for posting on WWW site."  Obviously this language is outdated, but I'd like to get a sense of the group as to how it should be updated.  Do we limit ourselves to posting agendas on the wiki and sending a general announcement to godort@ala.org? Or can we find a way to publicize through various outlets without annoying people who subscribe to several GODORT channels?

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Discussion Bi-monthly reports from Chair

by Cassandra Hartnett on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:04 pm

January-February report of Chair's activities up at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Chair%27s_Bi-Monthly_Report_of_Activities.  More to come, apologies for late delivery.

Poll I am calling a GODORT Steering conference call for sometime between June 16-19. Which time works best for you?

by Cassandra Hartnett on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:47 am
Mon 6/15, 3:00pm Eastern (2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00noon Pacific)
0% (0 votes)
Tue 6/16, 3:00pm Eastern (2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00noon Pacific)
0% (0 votes)
Wed 6/17, 3:00pm Eastern (2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00noon Pacific)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0

Discussion GODORT Election results

by Cassandra Hartnett on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:43 am

Hi Steering, I'm just about to post the GODORT election results to GODORT@ala.org.  More later today.

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This committee is composed of the elected officers of the Round Table as defined in GODORT Bylaws Article IV: task force Coordinators, the Chairs of standing committees, and the Immediate Past Chair of the Round Table.

 

 

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