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.  Disclaimers for GODORT web pages

    Posted Nov 26, 2021 07:51 AM
    I was adding content to Weird & Wonderful LibGuide and decided to add a disclaimer on the home page LibGuides: Weird and Wonderful Government Publications: Home
    I state (hopefully it's clearly stated) that I am using language from LOC (Library of Congress) and NARA (National Archives).
    I did not find a general GODORT disclaimer on historic language, endorsement of links, etc.
    Please let me know if I missed it.
    If there isn't one, can we add a box to LibGuides that can be reused on guides?
    What would be the logistics of  creating this? - As it would be similar to a policy statement.
    Since it is the day after Thanksgiving/National Day of Mourning, I realize this might get lost in overflowing inboxes.

    Jenny Groome
    Reference/Government Documents/Instruction
    Connecticut State Library

  • 2.  RE: Disclaimers for GODORT web pages

    Posted Nov 29, 2021 11:54 AM
    Jenny, thanks for bringing this up. Steering is having a number of discussion related to LibGuides. We'll add this to what we're already discussing.


    Robbie Sittel
    University of North Texas Libraries