Fall Meeting: November 14, 2008

Ohio GODORT Fall Meeting, November 14, 2008
Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH


Come join us at Ohio University’s Alden Library for the fall Ohio GODORT meeting! Our program will feature a panel  of veteran depository librarians from across the state who share real-life stories of finding answers to reference questions through print sources (when electronic sources just aren’t available or up to the job).

Preliminary Agenda
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Refreshments
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome by Dean Scott Seaman
10:15 – 12:00 Program: Print Indexes for the Legacy Collection
OR How to Find the Government Information of Yesteryear and Survive

Coleen Parmer, Documents Catalog
Karen Kimber, Pre-1990 Census
George Kline, Congressional Hearings and Prints
Audrey Hall, CIS Microfiche Collections

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch provided by Ohio University Library
RSVP to Doreen Hockenberry by November 1
1:00 – 3:00 Business Meeting

For meeting information including RSVPs,  directions, accommodations, and parking contact Doreen Hockenberry at hockenbe@ohio.edu or (740) 593-2718.


The Alden Library is located at the heart of the Ohio University campus in Athens. Directions to campus can be found on the Ohio University web site.

Parking Options

Visitor parking permits for any Dark Green or Purple parking lot for November 14th will be available (see Ohio University campus parking map). These will be mailed with a parking map of the campus starting the last week of October. Please RSVP Doreen Hockenberry at hockenbe@ohio.edu or (740) 593-2718.

Fee parking is also available at the Baker University Center Garage Parking for $0.50 per hour. When arriving at the garage entrance, take a “spitter” ticket. Once the ticket has been removed, the gate arm will rise. The ticket is date and time stamped. Take your ticket with you and keep in a safe place.

When leaving, take your ticket to the “Pay-on-foot Station” located across from the elevator. Once your payment has been processed, your ticket will be validated and dispensed. You can ask for a receipt. When you arrive at the pay-in-lane station, insert your validated ticket into the appropriate slot, and the gate arm will rise.

Parking at city parking meters has a 2 hour limit and is not recommended. After 2 hours the automobile must be moved. The Athens City Parking Garage Upper levels have a 10 hour limit, and a quarter = 22 minutes on the meter.

Thursday Night Gathering

TBA but somewhere tasty and eclectic. RSVP Doreen Hockenberry at hockenbe@ohio.edu or (740) 593-2718.


The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center has an University Preferred Rate of $89.00 ($100.35 with tax) for Ohio GODORT. Please contact Tessie Smith at the OU Inn at (740) 589-3705 before October 29th to reserve a room with this special rate. Please mention Ohio GODORT when making the reservation with Tessie. This is the nearest hotel (free parking) and is within walking distance to Alden Library. Other options exist that are not as convenient. Listings are provided on the Athens County Visitors Bureau Where to Stay page.


Government Documents Round Table of Ohio, September 2008
Editor: Jennifer E. McMullen


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