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.

September Help! Webinar - Secrecy 101: Classification and Executive Order 13526

  • 1.  September Help! Webinar - Secrecy 101: Classification and Executive Order 13526

    Posted Sep 18, 2023 02:49 PM

    Hello GODORT! 

    Register today for the next Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian on September 27, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern

    The classification of government information is an essential part of national security. In this webinar, we will learn how government information is classified and the efforts made to reduce overclassification. The timely webinar will discuss classification categories, who is authorized to classify information, classification levels, and Executive Order 13526, the authority which established the current system of classification, declassification, and the handling of national security information.

    Our speaker, John Powers, is an archivist in the Office of the Historian in the U.S. Department of State where he leads its declassification and digital publishing programs. For the last 16 years, he has served in various roles within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), from Archivist, Subject Expert, and Head of the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff to his most recent role as the Senior Program Analyst in the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). John has also served in the White House as the Director for Information and Access Management on the National Security Council staff from 2015-2018 and 2022-2023.

    Registration Link: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKeTO2OZR7iLWLOkNf8GnQ#/registration

    We hope to see you there!

    Kate Tallman

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