Call for Suggestion for Fall 2013 meeting
We are now seeking suggestions for the Fall 2013 program.
If you have topic to suggest and if your institution can host the meeting
please contact the GoDig co-chairs
Debbie Rabina email@example.com
Jane Cramer JaneC@brooklyn.cuny.edu
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Photo: GoDig spring meeting, New York City visitors center, April 11, 2013
Depository libraries provide free access to government documents collections, including electronic resources. The METRO Government Documents Special Interest Group is comprised of librarians from the depository libraries in the NYC area and others interested in access to government information. This group meets twice a year to learn more about issues and resources related to government information. The group provides a network of support for resource sharing, collaborative collection development, and other support for documents librarians.
Our main goals are to:
1. Provide a forum of professional exchange and support for Depository Libraries in the area
2. Promote the use of government sources by all librarians regardless of depository statues, through our education programs
3. Provide support and mentoring to early career professional and library school students
Congradulations to Jane Cramer
November 6, 2012
Jane Cramer (Brooklyn College) is 2012 NYLA/GIRT Mildred Lowe Award Recipient
Rosemary LaSala, President of the New York Library Association Government Information Roundtable (NYLA/GIRT), today announced that Jane Cramer, Government Information Specialist and Associate Professor, Brooklyn College Library, is the 2012 recipient of the NYLA/GIRT Mildred Lowe Award for her contributions to government documents librarianship.
Professor Cramer is being recognized for her continuing leadership and professionalism with ongoing impacts on government information users and service providers. She works with programs and departments within her university and the broader community to provide statistical and other materials for students, faculty, researchers, grant writers, small business owners, and others.
She regularly speaks to library school students about government information and hosts one or two interns each year. She has recently prepared a new web page focusing on elections and is finishing up a Staff Development project on finding local demographic information. A cooperative program with two high schools helps students learn about the government documents collection and encourages them to explore the wide range of government information materials.
Professor Cramer is a leader in the New York government documents community. She regularly mentors new documents librarians and library school students, and co-chairs the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Government Documents Special Interest Group (GoDIG).
The Mildred Lowe Award honors librarians who have made significant contributions to government documents librarianship, access to government information, and/or the encouragement of documents in New
York State libraries. It is given in memory of Mildred Lowe, Director of the Division of Library and Information Science at St. John's University and an indefatigable champion of public access to government information.
Now: Seeking suggestions for Fall 2013
Recent past meeting:
April 2013: Open forum on Best Practices for government information
Oct. 2012: Government mobile apps
March 2012: Freedom of Information
Debbie Rabina, GoDIG co-chair