Jim Church (UC Berkeley) presentation about Non-Governmental Organizations and libraries at the GODORT Update, American Library Association Midwinter conference in Denver CO, Saturday, January 24, 2009.
--Jim Church, University of California-Berkeley
--Nelson Fabian, National Environmental Health Association
--Romulo Rivera, Project Manager, Policy Archive
--Introduction and Moderation by Kris Kasianovitz, University of California Los Angeles
Description. The GODORT update featured 3 speakers who described the role and impact of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NGOs play an important role in policy decisions and frequently interact with government entities at all levels. Speakers explored this issue from a librarian, NGO, and governmental point of view. Discussion about GODORT's role in promoting the collection and use of NGO information in libraries will also take place.