2020 GODORT Award Winners

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

2020 ProQuest/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award winner Jacquelyn DanielThe winner of the 2020 ProQuest/GODORT/ALA “Documents to the People” Award is Jacquelyn Daniel, Reference & Government Documents Librarian at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. This award honors an individual, library, institution, or other non-commercial group that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service.

The support letters for Jacquelyn Daniel focused on her dedication to providing government documents in her distinguished 30+ years of service at the Woodruff Library. Her contributions include a strong interest in not only serving her university community but also her community at large. She trains students and faculty to locate & use government publications in their assignments and frequently shares government resources with other subject librarians. She hosts events related to Citizenship Day and Constitution week as well as promotes government information through activities and displays for Veterans Day and the Emancipation Proclamation Day observances. One fun activity mentioned was having students use whiteboards to tell their favorite amendment and why it is their favorite. Ms. Daniel is active in Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units and promotes the use of Government Documents to the community. One of her more recent programing efforts has been to educate the campus and community about the 2020 Census.

It is a privilege to honor Jacquelyn Daniel with this award for her years of dedication and service to Government Information.

Margaret T. Lane / Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award

2020 Margaret T. Lane / Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award winners: authors from the PEGI ProjectThe 2020 Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award is awarded to the authors of the article Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities for 2017-2019, published via the Educopia Institute website. The authors are Dr. Martin Halbert, Roberta Sittel, Dr. Katherine Skinner, Deborah Caldwell, Marie Concannon, James R. Jacobs, Shari Laster, and Scott Matheson. This award is given annually to an author(s) of an outstanding published research in which government information form a substantial part of the documented research. The report provides a summary of the work completed by the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) project from 2017 to 2019. The PEGI Project seeks to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the public.

W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship

2020 W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship recipient Samantha ReardonThe 2020 W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship is awarded to Samantha Reardon of Atlanta, Georgia. This scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual currently working with government documents in a library and working to complete the master’s degree in library science while maintaining academic excellence and demonstrating leadership skills.

Samantha is currently attending Valdosta State University working towards obtaining her Master of Library Science. In addition to pursuing her education, she is employed at Kennesaw State University as the Government Documents & Monographs Associate. She is active her library serving as co-chair of the library social committee and representing the government documents committee on the library’s professional development committee.

Having worked with government information for nearly 3 years, Samantha ultimately looks forward to becoming “a point person for delivering excellent reference services in government information to students and faculty” and to “bring government information to students in an accessible way, dispel myths about government information, and share the breadth of amazing resources that the university community can use for scholarly work.”