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Dear Colleagues,

 

Please join us for the FAFLRT programs and events at ALA Annual in Anaheim.  See below for details.

 

Saturday, June 23

Social Media in Federal Libraries

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

Disaster Response - Lessons Learned

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

 

Sunday, June 24

Managing your Career in Federal Libraries and Information Centers

9:00 am - 11:00 am  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

FAFLRT Membership Meeting

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

FAFLRT Awards Reception

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

 

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Saturday, June 23

 

Social Media in Federal Libraries

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

 

Join your federal colleagues for presentations and discussion of using social media in their library operations.

 

Michelle Chronister, Content Manager of USA.gov, will describe USA.gov’s adoption of social media – one of the first U.S. government entities to do so – and how it uses various methods to assist the public in both English and Spanish.

Kathleen Hanselmann, Chief Librarian at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterrey, Ca., and previously Librarian at the RAF Lakenheath Base Library in the United Kingdom, will tell us about using FaceBook to interact with the Air Force base community and provide a platform for sharing participation in library programs.

 

The five libraries in the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa actively use a wide variety of social media tools on a daily basis.  Steven P. Kerchoff, Information Resource Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, will discuss how library staff use social media tools, promoting library outreach programs and services as well as providing content for the Embassy’s social media presence. 

 

Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and to share their own experiences and tips for using social media in federal libraries.

 

Disaster Response - Lessons Learned

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Anaheim Convention Center  Room  213C

 

Disaster can strike an organization in any number of ways, often without warning.   Planning for disaster response and continuity of operations (COOP) will help federal libraries better respond to unexpected calamities that can affect the services they provide to their staff and the public.  Because every disaster is different, circumstances may require improvisation and deviation from your written plan. 

 

* Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP) and Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) will present information on WESTPAS, an organization that provides disaster planning and response training to libraries in the western United States. 

* Nancy E. Kraft, Preservation Librarian for the University of Iowa Libraries will present first-hand experiences responding to disasters and lessons drawn from them. 

* Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care for the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate will talk about federal contracting for disaster recovery services and developing continuity of operations plans (COOPs) for libraries within the larger federal agency context.

 

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Sunday, June 24

 

Managing your Career in Federal Libraries and Information Centers

9:00 am - 11:00 am  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

 

The technical expertise, training, and management skills gained from your career in librarianship can transition to other jobs in the federal system and also  translate into follow-on careers in other areas.  This program will focus on helpful advice for current federal library personnel; e.g., how to survive downsizing, coping with change, proactively participating in your agency's reorganization, and preparing for your next interesting career path.

               

The guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, CA, will offer relevant information for experienced library professionals who might be facing a planned or an unplanned early retirement and who are, therefore, considering new career paths which utilize their skills and education. 

               

A panel of current and former professional federal librarians will share their personal experiences in career management, such as applying and transferring to internal or external opportunities, expanding their responsibilities and moving upward during an agency’s reorganization, successfully preparing for a desk audit or non-competitive promotion process, and transitioning to a follow-on career.

               

Speakers will include the following:

Richard Huffine, Director, USGS Libraries Program, U.S. Geological Survey;

Jane Killian, Librarian, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory;

Doria B. Grimes, Senior Analyst, Riverside Technology, Inc., who will explain her smooth transition after federal retirement to a second career as a contractor;

Blane Dessy, Executive Director, FEDLINK, Library of Congress

Helen Q. Sherman, Director, Component Information Support, Defense Technical Information Center.

 

FAFLRT Membership Meeting

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

 

It is now more important than ever that federal and armed forces librarians work together to ensure our voices are heard and our customers served.  We encourage you to attend the membership meeting, which is open to all, to help us set our goals and priorities for the upcoming year; we welcome new ideas to help keep the Round Table active and useful.  Meeting agenda items include reviewing the results of the FAFLRT member survey conducted this winter and introducing the FAFLRT officers for the upcoming term.

 

FAFLRT Awards Reception

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Red Lion Hotel - Serafina A & B

 

Please come to the annual awards reception to celebrate your colleagues’ accomplishments and congratulate the winners of our awards:  FAFLRT Distinguished Service, the Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship, Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship and FAFLRT Rising Star. The reception provides an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends as well.  Food and beverages will be provided.

 

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See the online preliminary program for brief descriptions of the programs:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hall-erickson/ala_anaheim_2012prelim/#/0

 

Visit the ALA Conference Scheduler for fuller descriptions and other conference information:  http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/

 

-Anne

 

Anne Harrison

Vice President/President-elect

Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table

a unit of the American Library Association

 

Network Program Specialist

Library of Congress, FEDLINK

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Washington, DC  20540-4935

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