GODORT OF MICHIGAN NEWS
Issue 95, JANUARY 2003

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  1. No Funding Ends Paper Red Tape!
  2. Jennie and Lifetime Achievement Awards Nominations Sought
  3. Thurston Award Nominations Sought
  4. Godort of Michigan Officer Nominations Sought
  5. Future Program Updates

(1) No Funding Ends Paper Red Tape!

Since the Executive Board of Godort of Michigan has not responded to a request for funding to cover the cost of producing, printing, and distributing Red Tape over the past three years, nor has there been a response to a request for future funding, there will be no more paper issues.

The Red Tape Editor has created an e-mail distribution list to inform current Godort of Michigan members that Issue 95, January 2003, is now available on the world wide web. Hopefully, your e-mail address that I have on file is correct! I will also send a notice to GOVDOC-M that the January 2003 issues is available.

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(2) Jennie and Lifetime Achievement Awards Nominations Sought

GODORT of Michigan is soliciting nominations for both the Jennie Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Jennie Award, named in honor of Jennie Cross, may be presented to a member of the Michigan documents community in recognition of current outstanding achievement or special service. Previous recipients include: Jennie Cross (1980), Paul Thurston (1983), Francis Buckley, Jr. (1985), Anne Diamond (1987), Barbara Hulyk (1990), and Jon Harrison (1995).

A Lifetime Achievement Award may be presented to a past or present member of GODORT in recognition of an exemplary career in government documents service. Four people have received this award so far: Eleanor Boyles, Richard Hathaway, June Hawthorne, and Anne Diamond.

Nominations should be submitted to: William S. (Bill) Cramer, Government Documents Coordinator, Oakland University - Kresge Library Rochester, MI 48309-4401; Telephone : (248) 370-2480; E-Mail : wcramer@oakland.edu; Fax : (248) 370-2458.

Nominations must include or be followed by a written letter of support. This letter should include name, address of the nominee, present place of employment, description of achievements or special service by the nominee, and the nominating source.

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(3) Thurston Award Nominations Sought

GODORT of Michigan is soliciting nominations for the Paul W. Thurston Award. The Thurston plaque recognizes a contribution to the professional literature by a practicing documents or other librarian which improves access to government information at the international, Federal, state, or local level. Membership in GODORT of Michigan is not required.

The contribution should have been published within the past three years. Electronic publication is acceptable. If unpublished, it should have been completed in the past three years.

For more information, contact the President of Godort of Michigan : Sharon Bradley, Reference Librarian for Technology Education, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P.O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI 48901; Telephone: (517) 371-5140 x3307; E-Mail : bradleys@cooley.edu; Fax : (517) 334-5709.

The award is presented in the memory of Paul W. Thurston, who set exemplary professional standards during his career as a documents librarian. It is the hope of GODORT of Michigan that the award will encourage others in both new and ongoing contributions to the documents literature.

Past recipients of the Thurston Award include :

  • Saundra Williams and staff of the University of Memphis for their website, Uncle Sam, Migrating Government Publications, 1998;

  • Sheila Nollen from Western Illinois University for A Guide to Programs and Subjects in Annual Reports of Illinois State Government Agencies in 1997;

  • Grace York and Sue Davidsen for their work in sharing government information over the Internet in 1995;

  • Carole Callard and the Public Services Division staff at the Library of Michigan for their efforts in compiling the five volume reference work Michigan1870 Census Index in 1993;

  • Jim Walsh and A. James Bothmer for Vital and Health Statistics Series : An Annotated Checklist and Index to the Publications of the Rainbow Series in 1992; and

  • Suzanne Schulze for her three indexes: Population Information in Nineteenth Century Census Volumes; Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes, 1900-1940; and Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes, 1950-1980 in 1990.

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    (4) Godort of Michigan Officer Nominations Sought

    It is nominations time again for GODORT of Michigan. This year we have three vacancies to fill, Director at Large, Secretary and President Elect/Program Chair.

    For more information, contact the President of Godort of Michigan: Sharon Bradley, Reference Librarian for Technology Education, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P.O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI 48901; Telephone: (517) 371-5140 x3307; E-Mail : bradleys@cooley.edu; Fax : (517) 334-5709.

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    (5) Future Program Update

    President-Elect/Program Chair Shawn Nicholson reports that planning is underway for the annual meeting this spring. The program, yet to be titled, will center on state documents and focus on digital/electronic aspects. The tentative date is mid-May. For more information, contact Shawn by mail via Government Documents, Michigan State University, 100 Main Library, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1048; by telephone via (517) 432-1749; by e-mail via nicho147@mail.lib.msu.edu; or by fax via (517) 432-1191.

    Following up on suggestions from the Godort of Michigan Fall meeting, Shawn is also hoping that Godort of Michigan members will send him ideas for a "big-draw" third program for this year. The Michigan chapter of SLA has been contacted to see if they would like to help sponsor and advertise a joint meeting.

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