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GODORT Friday Chats: GODORT Friday Chats

Information and schedules for GODORT Friday Chats and Help! webinars


Friday Chats with GODORT! Join Us!







We are excited to continue GODORT Friday chats. Chat are hosted two Fridays per month (schedule below) at 1pm eastern. These are informal sessions for the GODORT community and friends to meet and talk about issues in government information. You do not need to be a GODORT member to attend (but we would love to have you join)!

Please register for the upcoming chats. Register once for the entire series!

Also if you have ideas for chats or would like to host one please contact Ben at baldred2 at

Friday Chats

Upcoming Chats (2023-2024):

All are at 1pm EST, noon CST, 11am MST, 10am PST

October 6, 2023: Depository Library Council 
Have you been curious about what the tasks are? Whether it's a good fit for you?
Do they always get those pretzels when they meet in person? Come join us online this Friday

November 3, 2023

December 1, 2023

January 5, 2024: LibLearn X Discussion- Tips for Baltimore

February 2, 2024 Open Chat

March 1, 2024 Open Chat

April 5, 2024: Presentation by Civic Switchboard

May 3, 2024 Discussion of GODORT Committees/ Open Chat

June 7, 2024: ALA Annual Discussion- Tips for San Diego


Past Chat Topics and Dates

Past Chat Topics

Constitution Day planning & ideas (Government Information for Children Committee)
Civic Engagement & the US Midterm Elections (Education Committee and Julie Winkelstein, SRRT)
Weird & Wonderful Docs (Jenny Groome, Cass Hartnett)
Travelling disaster exhibit (Susanne Caro, Jen Kirk, Ben Chiewphasa)
Committee Updates
GODORT Emerging Leaders Introductions
Meet the ALA Presidential Candidates
Federal Information Interest Group

GODORT Legislative Committee meeting - Title 44 Changes
The Carpentries with Tim Dennis, UCLA
Mapping Prejudice with Ryan Mattke
Documents in the News
Civic Switchboard project

GODORT/ACRL Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Meet and Greet
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Records
Teaching government information
Preserving Electronic Government Information (PEGI) Update

Not Just in English: The how, who, what, where, and why of government documents in other languages. 

American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899
Soldier Shows and Blueprint Specials

Social Responsibilities Round Table Update

1950 Census 
All Digital Depository Task Force Discussion
End of Term Archive Update