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.

Help! Webinar - Managing a Large-Scale Depository Weeding Project

  • 1.  Help! Webinar - Managing a Large-Scale Depository Weeding Project

    Posted Feb 14, 2024 11:27 AM

    Hello GODORT! 

    Register today for the next Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian on February 27, 2024 at 11 am (EST). This webinar will feature Benjamin Alred, current chair of ALA's GODORT, and Government Information and Maps Librarian at the University of Illinois Chicago. 

    Managing a Large-Scale Depository Weeding Project

    When UIC decided to sell the warehouse used for offsite storage of depository material, I was faced with a problem - 4000 shelf feet of partially cataloged depository material, a ticking clock, and very little space on site. To address this, I developed a complex workflow that utilized google forms and FDLP eXchange and was able to ship several hundred boxes of material to our regional library and help several preservation stewards fill gaps in collections. This presentation will share the planning process as well as some of the lessons learned along the way.

    Registration Link:  https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-QyJ4uffTU6YohvRgyr96w

    We hope to see you there!

    Kate Tallman

    Kate Tallman
    Interim Faculty Director, Rare & Distinctive Collections
    University of Colorado-Boulder