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GODORT -- Government Information for Children Committee: Home

The GIC Clearinghouse is a comprehensive listing of government information (documents, databases, resources) produced by local, state, Federal, and international governmental organizations for use by children and for children.

About the Committee

The Government Information for Children (GIC) Committee is a unit of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

Our Mission

To promote government information in order to engage K-12 students in learning about the arts, literature, history, culture, science, technology, and government through games and other interactive activities; to assist teachers and school librarians with locating teaching aids, lesson plans, and exciting tools to enhance students' learning; and to provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference interview and collection development decisions.

Our Vision

To be an authoritative source for government resources and information for children, specifically in grades K - 12 by providing resources and lesson plans for students, classroom teachers, and librarians in the subjects of the Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, and STEM.