The Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) has accepted
a generous gift of $2,000 from Jack Sulzer to establish a continuing
education fund. In response to the August 1996 charge
given to the GODORT
Continuing Education Fund Working Group, the Education Committee
is compiling a Clearinghouse
for Government Publications Web Sites and Information.
The goal of the Clearinghouse is to gather in one place the many tools available to government information librarians to facilitate timely and easy access to management materials. Further, the purpose of this site is to assist government information librarians in the successful management of electronic government information, and in building advocacy skills to promote access to this information. We are in the process of linking to existing training guides and tutorials.
We are looking for applicants interested in creating interactive
web-based tutorials to assist librarians in working with government
information. Examples of the type of subjects that could be included
are depository collection development, cataloging/processing depository
publications, training and supervising depository library staff,
providing user access to electronic government publications, complying
with Federal Depository Library Program standards, or promoting a
depository collection both within and out of the library.
Tutorials will be selected based upon their potential usefulness and innovative quality; they should not duplicate existing resources. They need not be limited to the above subject list. Other criteria for selection include: tutorial should be user-friendly and well-organized; and project must be completed within the time frame given, must be maintained for a specified time period, and must have institutional support.
Grants will be issued in amounts of $250 to qualifying applicants. Proposals should be no more than 3-4 pages in length, double-spaced, and contain the following information:
Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
- Purpose of Tutorial
- Target Audience
- Qualifications of author (a resume or vitae is acceptable)
- Project Description (include explanation of why tutorial is unique)
- Timeline for completion
Amy Spare, Chair, Continuing Fund Working Group: email@example.com.A hard copy should also be submitted, and mailed to:
Amy Spare, Head
Government Publications and Microforms, MS 225
P. O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
.... GODORT .... ALA .... Resources of use to Government Documents Librarians