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.

March Help! Webinar - Preserving Endangered Docs: a GODORT/PPIRS Joint Panel Discussion

  • 1.  March Help! Webinar - Preserving Endangered Docs: a GODORT/PPIRS Joint Panel Discussion

    Posted Mar 09, 2023 12:40 PM
    Edited by Kate Tallman Mar 09, 2023 12:41 PM

    Hello GODORT!

    Register today for the next Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinar on March 23 from 1-2pm Eastern

    Preserving Endangered Documents through War & Disaster. A PPIRS & GODORT joint panel discussion

    During times of upheaval, truth and evidence can be the first casualty as combatants, partisans, and others may seek to fill the information vacuum with propaganda, rumor, half-truths, and omissions. As information becomes obscured, contested, and weaponized how have librarians and information professionals prepared for and responded to the challenge of preserving and making accessible information and documents threatened by conflicts, natural disasters, and other global crises? This co-sponsored panel from ALA's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) and Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) brings together two experts, Angela Bonnell of Illinois State University and Liladhar Pendse of the University of California-Berkley, to discuss their work and the challenges and inspirations they have encountered in planning for and undertaking the preservation of endangered documents and information in times of crises.


    • Dr. Liladhar R. Pendse is the librarian for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies collections at the University of California Berkeley library
    • Angela Bonnell is an associate professor and Head of Government Documents at Illinois State University's Milner Library.

    Registration Link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BNMBR5n2Qui0W5BOLSJ7pw

    We hope to see you there!

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