GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

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.

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

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.

Margaret T. Lane Award
Past Winners

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.


  • 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