Oral Histories

The focus of these projects is to conduct oral histories with members of the government information community who have devoted much of their careers to the field. The goals are to provide a better understanding of the history of government information librarianship and GODORT as well as gather information regarding the process and the progress of protecting free access to government-produced information.

Completed interviews

Judy Russell / Interview Conducted by Jennifer Paustenbaugh, February 16, 2007
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Bernadine Abbott Hoduski / Interview Conducted by Larry Romans, January 25, 2009
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Larry Romans / Interview Conducted by Tanya Finchum, January 25, 2009
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Duncan Aldrich / Interview Conducted by Mary Larson, June 29, 2009
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Fran Buckley / Interview Conducted by Bernadine Abbott Hoduski, July 12, 2009
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Andrea Sevetson / Interview Conducted by Tanya Finchum, July 13, 2009
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Grace York / Interview Conducted by Tanya Finchum, July 13, 2009
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Mary Redmond / Interview Conducted by Cass Hartnett, October 18, 2010
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Bill Sleeman / Interview Conducted by Cass Hartnett, October 17, 2011
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Fireside Chats - 2015/16

The Fireside Chats were conversations between GODORT leaders and members to address the future of the round table.

Recording of September 4, 2015 Fireside Chat with GODORT Chair and Past Chair

Recording of October 9, 2015 Chat with Task Force Coordinators

Recording of November 5, 2015 Chat with the Committee chairs from Education, Rare and Endangered, and Cataloging

Recording of January 29, 2016 Chat about GODORT and advocacy with the Chair of Legislation and GODORT Councilor

Recording of May 17, 2016 Fireside Chat: Last Lecture