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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.

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November 15th Help! Webinar - Nuts & Bolts of FRUS

  • 1.  November 15th Help! Webinar - Nuts & Bolts of FRUS

    Posted Nov 01, 2023 02:33 PM

    Hello GODORT! 

    Register today for the next Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian on November 15, 2023 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern

    The last webinar of the 2023 season should be a great one!  Elizabeth C. Charles, historian in the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State, will discuss how Department of State historians plan, research, compile, and annotate Foreign Relations of the United States volumes. She will provide an overview of the process from a compiler's perspective, and she will be happy to delve into the nitty gritty of FRUS research and choices compilers make about document inclusion and exclusion.

    Elizabeth C. Charles is a historian in the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State, researching and compiling for the Foreign Relations of the United States series. She completed Reagan administration FRUS volumes on the Soviet Union 1983-85 and 1985-86. She also compiled a Reagan volume on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty 1984-1988, which is in declassification review. She is now researching in the George H.W. Bush records on the collapse of the Soviet Union for two volumes.

    Elizabeth finished her PhD in Modern Russian and Cold War History at the George Washington University in 2010, with her dissertation: "The Game Changer: Reassessing the Impact of SDI on Gorbachev's Foreign Policy, Arms Control, and US-Soviet Relations." She has an MA in Russian History from Boston College and a BA in History from the University of Georgia. She was President of the Society for History in the Federal Government from 2020-2021. She is a member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Organization of American Historians, and the National Council on Public History.

    Registration Link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rbGPTvKmR4u9vnLz_tzn8A 

    We hope to see you there!

    Kate Tallman

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