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NDSU librarian receives GODORT book award

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Susanne Caro

Susanne Caro, NDSU Libraries’ government information librarian, has been recognized with an American Library Association GODORT award for a book she edited and helped write. GODORT stands for the Government Documents Round Table.

Caro and her fellow authors received the Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award for the book, “Government Information Essentials,” published by the ALA and edited by Caro.

“It is a great honor to receive this award from my colleagues,” Caro said. “The whole purpose of the book is to inform and support those using and managing government information, and I believe we accomplished that goal. The book helps readers understand the multifaceted roles of government information professionals and improves awareness of the types of content available from Federal Depository Library Program depositories like NDSU.”

The annual award is presented for outstanding published research in which government information forms a substantial part of the work. The award recipient receives a plaque and a contribution of $1,000 from Readex.

In addition to Caro, other authors include Jane Canfield, David Dillard, Latanya N. Jenkins, Hayley Johnson, Valery King, Shari Laster, Lori Looney, Andrew Lopez, Leasha E. Martin, Vickie Mix, Lisa Pritchard, Aimée C. Quinn, Antoinette W. Satterfield, Julia Stewart, Jill Vassilakos-Long and Paula L. Webb. 

Caro joined the NDSU Libraries staff in February 2018. She earned her Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She previously was the state document librarian at the New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe, and the government information librarian at the University of Montana. 

She also is the author of “Digitizing Your Collection: Public Library Success Stories.”

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