GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

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The mission of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is to (1) To provide a forum for discussion of problems, concerns, and for exchange of ideas by librarians working with government documents; (2) to provide a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase availability, use, and bibliographic control of documents; (3) to increase communication between documents librarians and other librarians; (4) to contribute to the extension and improvement of education and training of documents librarians.

Learn more about GODORT on the ALA website.

  • 1.  Help Spread the Word: GODORT ROCKS!

    Posted Dec 14, 2012 12:28 PM

    Are you an active GODORT member? Do you love to tell people about GODORT? Like attending GODORT events & socializing with other members? Are you interested in providing a new member with a more personalized introduction to GODORT?
    If so, please consider volunteering to be a GODORT Buddy during ALA Midwinter in Seattle by filling out this form http://goo.gl/iYaUV ! Volunteers will be paired with a new member or interested librarian to serve as a “buddy” for the Midwinter Conference. Volunteers will tell their “buddy” more about the organization, introduce them to other members, give them the inside scoop on what GODORT activities they should attend or might want to become involved in and answer any questions they have.
    Commitment is for ONE conference only! And if you already plan to attend activities such as the GODORT Happy Hour, you don’t even necessarily need to take extra time out of your conference schedule.  Information packets for volunteers to give to their “buddies” will be provided by the Membership Committee.
    We ask that Volunteers:

    • Commit to the program for one conference (ALA Midwinter 2013)
    • Arrive in Seattle in time for Friday evening’s GODORT Happy Hour (5:30pm-7:30pm, Location TBD)
    • Touch base with assigned buddy before conference via phone or email (if time permits)
    • Meet with buddy just prior to/at Happy Hour on Friday evening
    • Introduce buddy to other GODORT members at Happy hour
    • Give advice/information on GODORT meetings & activities
    • If possible, make a commitment to meet at least once more with buddy at the conference, to touch base with them on how the conference has gone and answer any questions. This could be coffee, lunch, at a GODORT meeting, etc.

    If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this form http://goo.gl/iYaUV no later than January 7, 2013. Buddy assignments will be emailed on January 11, 2013.

    If you have any questions please contact Kris Kasianovitz at krisk11@stanford.edu or 650-723-2851.


    Your Friendly GODORT Membership Committee

  • 2.  RE: Help Spread the Word: GODORT ROCKS!

    Posted Jan 09, 2013 11:51 AM

    Yes, there is still time to sign up! You now have until Monday, January 14th to request a GODORT buddy or be a Buddy.  Please fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/iYaUV