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.  No Friday Chat for Friday, April 1 (no fooling)

    Posted Mar 31, 2022 12:38 PM
    All, sorry for the late notice but we're canceling this week's GODORT Chat. In lieu of chatting, everyone should look up an ancestor in the 1950 census: 1950 Census Records (I have reached out to NARA about sharing info at a Friday Chat but haven't heard back yet).

    If you have something you'd like to discuss at a future chat, please let me know.

    Robbie Sittel
    University of North Texas Libraries

  • 2.  RE: No Friday Chat for Friday, April 1 (no fooling)

    Posted Apr 01, 2022 12:47 PM
    And realize that the name index is not yet completed!
    You might need to look up by enumerator district.

    Jenny Groome | Reference Librarian
    Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Ave | Hartford, CT  06106
    Tel.: 860-757-6500
    Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • 3.  RE: No Friday Chat for Friday, April 1 (no fooling)

    Posted Apr 04, 2022 07:36 AM
    Which can lead to some serendipitous genealogying (in my opinion). I was able to find a few relatives just by looking at each page within each enumerator district (I still cannot find some stubborn relatives, but I'm not going to give up)!

    Happy Monday!

    Michelle Colquitt
    Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian
    Clemson University