Federal Librarian Spring 2009

ALA 2009 Annual Conference Events for FAFLRT

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session Title:Â Careers in Federal Libraries

Did you know that the average annual salary for all librarians in the Federal Government in non-supervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions was $80,873 in 2007? Join us to learn tips and practical advice from federal librarians working in a variety of federal agencies. Discover opportunities for internships, practicum’s, field experiences, and fellowships. Co-sponsors include FLICC, LSU School of Library and Information Science, Library Associates, ALA Placement Office, ALA NMRT, and Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Session Title:Â Awards Ceremony and Tour of the Pritzker Military Library

Meet to tour the Pritzker Military Library, and meet the 2009 FAFLRT Award Winners. You’ll enjoy the marvelous collections at the library. Learn about their Emmy nominated programming http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/pdf/pressReleases/PML_Emmy_2008PR.pdf. Tour their unique facilities. And lift a glass at the catered reception to honor this year’s winners. R.S.V.P. to the FAFLRT board for a ticket and directions ( http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/faflrt/feedback.cfm).

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Session Title:Â What’s new with FAFLRT from the Board, Committee, and General Membership

This general discussion will apprise attendees of activities, sign up federal librarians as liaisons to library schools, and review needs of members and libraries. We will review the leadership positions that will be filled through the upcoming ALA elections as well as appointments to committees and special projects. Contact us for instructions to attend remotely ( http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/faflrt/feedback.cfm).

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session Title:Â Outside the Wall:Â Homeland Security Digital Initiatives (POC: Lea Wade)

How do researchers find the information needed to stay in the forefront of securing the country from terrorist activities? Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have partnered to provide digital resources internally and externally. We will discuss types of information available and how electronic libraries were developed. Speakers: Lea Wade (Research and Information Services, DHS), Cindy Sheffield (National Biodefense and Countermeasures Center, DHS), and Greta Marlatt (Homeland Security Digital Library, NPS).

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Session Title:Â Federal Libraries and Legislative Initiatives (POC: Richard Huffine)

The FAFLRT Committee on Legislation hosts a “Town Hall” discussion about legislative issues and their impact on federal libraries. Attendees are encouraged to bring ideas & ques-tions about how Federal libraries can be strengthened through legislative initiatives sup-ported by the Association. Join us to discuss the issues over lunch!

 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session Title:Â Real Life Forensics – like on Numb3rs, CSI, and NCIS (POC: Jane Killian)

Join us to learn how forensics librarians at federal agencies help with investigations. See how librarians at the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and other agencies perform fascinating work to help solve the crime. Learn about the types of interesting requests they encounter ... as we compare their real work to the cases you’ve watched on hit television shows.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Session Title:Â The FEDS are Scanning…It’s Now What You Think! (POC: Maria Pisa)

Meet the Preservation and Digitization Working Group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), Library of Congress, a working group developing strategies for preservation of federal library resources. Learn about digital projects, hear preliminary findings of a recent digitization survey of federal libraries and discover implications for future access to federal government information. The program will illustrate myriad ways Federal libraries work together to respond to challenges and opportunities posed by digital information.

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