ProQuest/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award

About the ProQuest/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award  The ProQuest/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award is a tribute to an individual, library, institution, or other non-commercial group that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service.

Administered by:

Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) logo

Award and Frequency

A framed plaque with the individual's name and achievement plus a $3,000 monetary prize to be assigned to a project of the recipient's choice.

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Applicant Responsibility

The recipient is responsible for any travel expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

Application Instructions

Nominations are due December 2, 2013.  Please submit the completed nomination form to the Awards Committee Chair:

Beth Clausen

(email submission only, please). 


Letters in support of the nomination are due December 9, 2013.  

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

The Awards Committee of the Government Documents Round Table is authorized to make no award in a year when, in its opinion, no outstanding achievement is brought to its attention.


Award may be announced as soon as ProQuest and the recipient have been notified. Presentation will be made at the GODORT Membership Reception during the ALA Annual Conference.