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Call for Submissions: ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Interest Group Newsletter (Deadline Sun., Jan. 16)

(via Ebony McDonald, Louisiana State University)

On the Federal and Armed Forces Librari‚Äčes Interest Group (FAFLIG) Member Engagement Survey, 73% of participants indicated that they would be interested in receiving a one-page quarterly newsletter with news from others who work in federal and military libraries. So, FAFLIG is seeking content for its January, 2022, edition!

According to the survey, members would most love to hear from others about the following topics.

  • Work practices of federal and military librarians – Are you working on a new project? Is there a job-specific tool or resource that you wish to promote? Are there specific skill sets that are needed to advance the profession? Is there a particular problem that you are seeking to solve or a developing trend in federal or military libraries that is on your mind?
  • Human interest stories – Have you recently had a job change such as a promotion, retirement, or even a new hire? Has a library opened, closed, or even been renovated? Any accomplishments that you wish to share? What is it like working at your library, especially if it is abroad; as a retired federal or military librarian; or as a new fed/mil librarian?
  • Professional opportunities – Are you hiring or anticipating hiring? Is there a professional development, training, or networking event that you would like to promote or for which you are seeking collaborators? Do you have any tips or tricks for those seeking to enter or move up in federal or military libraries?

If you have any stories to share, please submit 200 words or less (or, if you’re more of a talker than a writer, an idea that you would like me to follow up with you on via phone or teleconference) with your name, location, and the agency that you work for to FAFLIG.ALA@gmail.com by 11:00 AM CDT on Sunday, January 16. If you prefer to be published anonymously or using a pseudonym, please indicate that in your e-mail.

The newsletter will be published here on ALA Connect and FAFLIG’s social media pages in PDF format on Friday, January 31. Since it cannot happen without news and updates from you, FAFLIG thanks you in advance for participating!

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