Careers in Federal Libraries Univ Arizona Ken Matthews USAID

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Mini Careers in Federal Libraries event 02262011 organized by Tatiana Hladky at the University of Arizona SIRLS -- slides from Ken Matthews USAID program specialist

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Careers in Federal Libraries Univ Arizona Ken Matthews USAID

  1. 1. Ken MatthewsProgram Specialist<br />United States Agency For International Development<br />(USAID)<br />
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  3. 3. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. <br />President John F. Kennedy created USAID in 1961 by executive order to implement development assistance programs in the areas authorized by the Congress in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.[3] <br />An independent federal agency, USAID receives overall foreign policy guidance from the United States Secretary of State and seeks to "extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country."[4]<br />USAID's stated goals include providing "economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States".[5] It operates in Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Eurasia.<br />
  4. 4. United States Agency for International Development<br />The Mission of USAID in Summary<br />Administer Foreign Aide<br />To provide assistance to areas designated by congress<br />To extend a helping hand to people that are struggle overseas<br />To provide assistance around the world in support of the foreign policies of the United States of America<br />
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  8. 8. My Job At USAID<br />
  9. 9. Ken MatthewsProgram Specialist, M/MS/IRD<br />In brief<br />I manage the Electronic Records Program<br />I am Records Client Analyst for USAID Latin American Region <br />The Electronic Records Program has three primary initiatives<br />Scheduling all electronic information systems owned by USAID<br />Implementing an electronic records management application<br />Assisting in the development of records management training resources for the various workshops conducted by the Records Management Division<br />
  10. 10. ELECTRONIC <br />RECORDS MANAGEMENT <br />(ERM)<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Thank You <br />

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