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GODORT / MAGIRT Merger: Home

Information on the possible GODORT/MAGIRT merger, and updates.


Under the currently defined "Forward Together" plan put forward by ALA, there is a new requirement for Round Tables (RT) to have 1% of the total ALA Membership to continue as a RT. The 1% total is made up of individual, dues paying RT members and is approximately 570 members. RTs will have three years in which to grow their membership to meet the requirement. 

Without at least 1% GODORT and MAGIRT would be eliminated. Together we have enough members.

GODORT approached MAGIRT's (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table) leadership with the possibility of merging the two RTs to meet the membership requirement.

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Time: Jun 10th, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

This webinar will go over the why a merger is being considered and answer questions. A Zoom link will be sent out via ALA Connect and  member listserves.

The webinar was recorded and is available here.


Forward Together

Additional information on Forward Together can be found at

Additional information about GODORT can be found at

Additional information about MAGIRT can be found at


Questions and answers

Here are some questions from the Webinar, and some attempted answers.