Monthly Archives: August 2012

1st International NewFeds event!

On Sunday, August 26, the NewFeds hosted their first international event–the 2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux! Congratulations to NewFeds Abi Morgan, Jennifer Davis, Ayaba Logan, and Danielle Walker for presenting about their conference experiences. Many thanks to our special guest presenter, Sebastian Wilke, for joining us to speak about IFLACamp. Mr. Wilke participated from Berlin, Germany, where he studies Library and Information Science and Musicology at Humboldt-Universität.

We successfully recorded part of the Redux, including the presentations by Danielle Walker and Sebastian Wilke. The recording of that portion of the Redux is available at: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p58585124/

Due to technical difficulties, our other presenters were not able to record audio via Adobe Connect. Thanks to their flexibility, we continued the Redux via conference call only. Our presentation is available at: NewFeds Redux 2012 Slides

Many thanks to our presenters and participants!

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2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux

Join us for the 2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux!

Who: The NewFeds Professional Development Sub-Committee is
coordinating the Redux with participation from several NewFeds and
Special Guest, Mr. Sebastian Wilke from IFLA’s New Professionals
Special Interest Group (NPSIG).

When: Sunday, August 26 at 11:00AM (Eastern)

Where: Online via AdobeConnect:
https://collaboration.fda.gov/r54772385/  AND with conference call
dial in: 1-626-677-3000, participant code: 8124885

NOTE: We intend to record the Redux, so if you are not able to join us
“live” you will be able to listen to the recording at your leisure.

Why:  Learn from your peers about key takeaways and highlights from
the conferences they have attended this summer. Join the discussion
and Q&A after the presentations to share your own experiences.
Alternately, we invite you to write a conference-related guest post on
our site (https://newfedsinfo.wordpress.com/). It would be a great way
to “re-purpose” a trip report you wrote for work.

Please contact Caralyn Champa (newfedsinfo@gmail.com) with any
questions about the Redux.

NewFeds Census Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LP7F9BQ

We are conducting a short survey. The data will be used for aggregate analysis of the NewFeds community. It will help us plan NewFeds programs and outreach efforts. If you would prefer not to respond to some of the questions, simply skip them or type N/A.

Who is eligible to complete this survey? Anyone who has an MLS (or similar degree), including contractors, who currently work in federal government setting. We look forward to hearing from those who work in federal libraries, and we also welcome responses from NewFeds who are working in non-traditional librarian roles. Please note that we seek responses from individuals with less than five years in the LIS profession OR less than 5 years in government.

Thank you for your time and input.

-NewFeds Community Development Sub-Committee
(Questions? Write to us at: newfedsinfo@gmail.com, ATTN: Community Development)

Such great heights: NewFed Notables

NewFeds seeks to gather information about recent membership accomplishments for a new edition of NewFed Notables.  Please e-mail newfedsinfo@gmail.com to inform us of your successes.

View of skycrapers from Willis Tower

View of skyscrapers from Willis Tower, July 2012

Meantime, we want to again recognize and congratulate the NewFeds who appear in the NewFed Notables May 2012 edition.  Kudos!

In the news, in LibraryJournal

We at NewFeds are excited to be featured at LibraryJournal.

Newspaper

News, CC0 Public Domain Dedication image by OpenClipArt user DooFi

Fresh off the digital press, you can read Michelle Lee’s work here:  New Feds Working Group Supports Librarians in Government.

Quoted in the piece are Working Group co-founders Jessica Hernandez and Aimee Babcock-Ellis, Professional Development Sub-Committee Co-Chair Caralyn Champa, and Communications Sub-Committee Co-Chair Danielle Walker.  We appreciate, too, the enthusiastic support of executive director of FEDLINK, Mr. Blane Dessy.

2012: 2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux

On behalf of Ms. Caralyn Champa, Co-Chair, NewFeds Professional Development Sub-Committee:

The 2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux will take place on Sunday, August 26 at 11:00AM (Eastern) via AdobeConnect. The event will be recorded, so if you are not able to join us “live” you will be able to listen to the recording at your leisure.

This year, we will hear from NewFeds who attended ALA, SLA, a Copyright Conference, and possibly others. In addition, Mr. Sebastian Wilke from the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG), a part of IFLA will tell us about the NPSIG camp he and his colleagues organized in advance of the 2012 IFLA Conference in Finland.

At this point, we have room for 2 more presenters (10 minute slots). Alternately, we invite you to write a conference-related guest post on our site (https://newfedsinfo.wordpress.com/). It would be a great way to “re-purpose” a trip report you wrote for work.

Please contact Caralyn Champa (newfedsinfo@gmail.com, ATTN: Conference Redux) if you are interested in sharing highlights from your summer conference experiences.