GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Purpose:
The purpose of GODORT is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, problems and news about government publications and information from all levels of government and to provide a means for initiating and supporting programs and publications to increase availability, use and bibliographic control, and management of these documents.

Officers:
Chair; Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; 2nd Vice-Chair; Secretary; Past Chair.

Committees:
Executive Council (sitting officers and past chair); Margaret T. Lane Award Committee; two members the Tellers Committee; a section editor to the Louisiana Libraries Editorial Board; ad hoc committees as needed.

Awards:
Margaret T. Lane Award
Past Winners

Publications:
La Docs is the official newsletter of the section. Additional publications include Very Occasional Papers that includes Directory of Government Documents Collections in Louisiana Libraries.

Activities:

  • Sponsors a program/breakfast (with the cooperation of the Congressional Information Service) at the annual LLA Conference.
  • Reports twice a year to the Louisiana Federal Depository Library Council.
  • Sends a designated liaison to the State and Local Documents Task Force meeting at the midwinter and annual meetings of the American Library Association.
  • Sends copies of all LLA/GODORT publications to the American Library Association Headquarters Library for inclusion in the Paul W. Thurston Collection.

June, 1989; May, 1994; March, 1999