Who We Are

Founded in 1981, the Government Documents Round Table of Ohio (Ohio GODORT) has worked tirelessly to promote the use of government documents from all levels of government as well as to advocate the free public access to this information. By following the links to the left, you will be able to learn more about our organization and understand why we believe in “Documents to the People!”


The purpose of Ohio GODORT shall be to promote the effective use of government information which is issued, published, or distributed in any format by all levels of government.  The purpose of Ohio GODORT is similar to the purpose of the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA GODORT) as follows:

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of problems and concerns and for the exchange of ideas by individuals and organizations who have an interest in government information in the state of Ohio.
  • To promote the initiation and support of programs to increase availability, access, effective use, and bibliographic control of government information issued by all levels of government.
  • To increase communication between personnel working with government information and other library employees
  • To contribute to the extension and improvement of the education and training of government information personnel.
  • To advocate the development, maintenance, and expansion of levels of service for government information appropriate to user communities.


$ 20.00 per year; $5.00 per year for MLS/MLIS students.

Individuals and organizations interested in government documents are welcome to join.

There are two annual meetings. The Spring meeting is usually in the Columbus area; the Fall meeting is in another part of the state.

GODORT of Ohio is affiliated with ALA Government Documents Round Table.

Docs Prescriptions is published and distributed to members at least twice a year. It contains news, announcements, and brief articles by members on subjects of mutual interest.


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