About

U.S. Documents at VSU

The Government Documents collection at the Odum Library was established in 1956 as a Selective Federal Depository in the Second Congressional District of Georgia. The primary mission of the Depository is to collect, organize and provide free and unimpeded public access to United States Government Publications and Georgia State publications in support of Valdosta State University's mission and curricular needs. Government Documents also strives to serve the informational needs of the general public and the District communities.

GA Documents at VSU

Odum Library at Valdosta State University became an official selective depository of Georgia state publications by invitation of Dr. William G. Potter of the University of Georgia Libraries. State agencies are required by legislative act to supply the University of Georgia Libraries with five copies of all their publications (O.C.G.A. 20-5-2(f)). Dr. Potter, as Director of the University of Georgia Libraries, has the authority to "supply documents to any state institution" (O.C.G.A. 20-5-2(i)). On August 28, 2000, Valdosta State University had the prestigious honor of receiving an invitation of housing and making publicly available one copy of the state documents received under the Georgia law.

The Government Documents Librarian for Public Services (Emily Rogers) is a member of the Reference Services department. Each professional Reference Librarian will provide reference assistance regarding government information. For additional information about Government Document services, see Research and Instructional Services.

Contacts:

  • Guy Frost Government Documents Librarian/Technical Services
    Phone: 229-259-5060.
  • Emily Rogers Government Documents Librarian/Public Services
    Phone: 229-245-3748.
  • Michele Moye Library Assistant 
    Phone: 229-333-5871. Responsible for processing of documents and supervision of 1 FTE student assistant
  • Crystal Richardson, Library Assistant II (parttime)
    Phone: 229-259-7752. Responsible for processing of documents 
  • Contact Us Additional Odum Library contact information.

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