Government Documents Roundtable


To promote government information library service by providing an avenue for discussion of problems, concerns, and exchange of ideas among library staff members working with government information in all types of libraries.


  • Annual summer workshop on a topic relating to government information
  • Sponsor a speaker at the ILA Annual Conference
  • Offer continuing education credit for annual workshop and Fall Conference speakers
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter, The GODORT News

Who would benefit?

All who consider government information important to their jobs.

Annual Dues:

$5.00 in addition to ILA membership dues.  For 2018, dues to the Governement Documents Roundtable are waived.

2018 Subdivision Officers

Brett Cloyd

Ed Goedeken
Vice Chair

Tom Keyser

Click here for a list of subdivision members

Government Documents Roundtable

News and Announcements:.

By-Laws Revision approved at 2010 Annual Business Meeting

Summer Workshops:
Please join us for the 2018 GODORT (Government Documents Task Force, but we usually say Government Information) Summer Workshop, to be hosted online via Zoom!
The Iowa GODORT Summer Workshop will be held on Friday, 7/20, from 1-4 p.m.
Registration form is available. Cost = Free!
Presenters will include:
1-2 p.m. Tom Keyser from the State Library of Iowa, who will talk about current state government information and a project to digitize the historic Iowa Legislative Documents series (70 years, 147 linear feet);
2-2:45 p.m. Lisa DeLuca from Seton Hall University who will talk about international data sources and issues related to data literacy;
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Ashely Dahlen from the Government Publishing Office will present “ for Beginners,” including an Introduction to the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) Academy.
We hope you can join us.
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2011 Workshop Materials: Sample List of U.S. Sustainability Resources; Conference photos: Mayor of Fairfield;
2010 Workshop PowerPoint Presentations (Career Planning and Economic Sustainability)

Hyperlinks within older newsletters may no longer be active.

2014 issue 92
2013 issue 91
2012 issues 89, 90
2011 issues 87, 88
2010 issues 85, 86
2009 issues 81, 82, 83, 84
2008 issues 80
2007 issues 77, 78, 79
2006 issues 73, 74, 75, 76
2005 issues 69, 70, 71, 72

Note: Older newsletters are in print in the ILA Archives at The University of Iowa Libraries', Special Collections

Related Links:

Government Documents Round Table (American Library Association)
European Union
FDLP Desktop  (Federal Depository Library Program)
Iowa Publications Online
State Data Center (Iowa)
United Nations