Press release

At the American Library Association meeting recently held in Chicago, the Committee on Legislation, Subcommittee on Government Information, and GODORT convened a forum on government information for the ALA divisions and groups. A report of the session will be widely available. The discussion centered on the crucial need for all librarians to understand and access online government information from all levels of government. Libraries are often the best place – even the only place – where citizens can discover the government information they need for their work, their lives, or their recreation.