GIO is a free online information service supported by libraries that participate in the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program. Many are also official depository libraries for other types of governments and public agencies. GIO is sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association.
Who is answering my question?
Government information librarians with a specialized knowledge of agency information dissemination practices — as well as expertise in how to use government information products, resources and or publications — answer all the questions submitted to GIO. These librarians are dedicated to helping users meet their government information needs.
Librarians from a number of institutions who are experts at findinginformation from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) answer all the questions submitted to GIO:
The Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association is a professional association of government information librarians. GODORT hosts the GIO service and recruits volunteers to manage the service.
The Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the official source for information products and services for all three branches of the United State Government. GPO provides permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through govinfo.gov and partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.