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Notable government documents 2013 – first call for nominations!

GODORT wants YOU! to nominate particularly interesting, news-worthy, outstanding government documents for their annual Notable Documents column in Library Journal. It’s quick and easy, helps libraries with collection development, and makes readers aware of important documents at various levels of governments (state, local, international and federal). Do it today!!

Please help ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) promote the uniqueness and importance of government information resources by nominating outstanding government publications to be featured in Library Journal‘s annual Notable Documents column. This is a great way to highlight the value of government information and to acknowledge the efforts of those who produce it. The list reaches a wide audience and is useful as a selection tool for libraries, as well as for general interest. You can take a look at last year’s Notable Documents list.

Each year GODORT’s Notable Documents Panel selects an array of titles from among those suggested by the community. Items can be from any level of government–Federal, international, foreign, state, local–or material published for a government agency by a commercial publisher. All formats are fair game, including print, digital, books, maps, and CDs. If you know of a government information resource issued in 2013 that’s worthy of national attention, please help spread the word about it. Here’s the brief nomination form.

Deadline for nominations is January 3, 2014. If you have any questions about the process, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

Marianne Ryan

Chair, Notable Documents Panel

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