Month: May 2011

AGIIG Business Meetings at CLA 2011 (Halifax, NS)

Access to Government Information Interest Group Meetings Agendas (CLA 2011 Halifax)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 7:00am – 9:00 am – Business Meeting
1. Meeting notes from 2010 (short review and questions)
2. Report from Convener on ALA Midwinter 2011 GODORT meetings and CASLIS September 2010 event. (Rollins)
3. Olga Bishop Award – Report from the Olga Bishop Award Committee.
4. Proposed changes to the CLA Constitution, new section 6.1 regarding de-establishment of Interest Groups and establishment of “Networks” (ALL)
5. Report on the August 2010 meeting from the CLA representatives to the Depository Services Program Library Advisory Committee (Rollins or Winters)
6. Update from the Depository Services Program representatives (Lepkey)
7. Development of Training materials for depository libraries (Rollins)
8. Reminder of Saturday sessions- H54 and I65.
Friday May 27, 2011, 7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast Meeting
9. UBC Project “Digital Shift Survey: Librarians and Public Access to Government Information”, presented by L. Hopton, UBC SLAIS student researcher. The survey is part of the “E-informing the public” 3 yr – SSHRC funded project (principle researcher L. Freund).
10. Proposed changes to the CLA Constitution , section 6.1 regarding de-establishment of Interest Groups and establishment of “Networks” (report on Thursday’s discussion)
11. Update from the Depository Services Program (repeat of Thursday)
12. Development of Training materials (continued from Thursday)
13. Reminder of Saturday sessions- H54 and I65


Objective(s) of the Interest Group:

• To monitor issues relating to government publishing and the availability of government information.
• To provide a channel through which interested Canadian Library Association /Association canadienne des bibliothèques members can assist the Association to foster its mission statement and goals as they relate to government publications and information.
• To provide a forum where library workers can learn from one another or from experts in the field and can participate in other activities aimed at improving access to government information.
• The Access to Government Information Interest Group is also proud to sponsor the Olga B. Bishop Award.

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