The mission of the Reference and Government Information Community of Interest shall be to provide a forum for the discussion of all aspects of reference, government, and information services in all types of libraries. The CI shall also promote and provide instruction in government publication, reference services, and information services through useful, exciting, and cutting edge programming for the Annual Conferences.
About the Merger of the GovDocs SIG and RISSIG
The merger of RISSIG and the GovDocs SIG into the new Reference and Government Information Community of Interest is complete. The memberships of each SIG approved the merger in January 2011 and a new set of bylaws in April 2011. These bylaws were approved by the Executive Board at their July 29th meeting. The officers feel that the merging of these SIGs will streamline MLA, enhance the quality of conference programs, and foster a climate of deeper dialogue about promotion of reference sources, including government information.