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December 15, 2017
  • Atlanta Emerging Librarians Holiday Party

    December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Big Escape Rooms 444 Highland Ave NE #415 Atlanta, GA 30312

    Ever wanted to know how long it would take a group of librarians to escape a room? Let's find out Friday, December 15th as we head over to Big Escape Rooms and take a shot at their Pharaoh room! Afterwards, we will stay for some refreshments and mingling. Come enjoy a photo booth, food, and more with us as we host our first Holiday Party!
    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. RSVP at and you will be sent an invoice to pay for your tickets.
    Find out more about Big Escape Rooms at

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January 19, 2018
  • GLA MidWinter Planning Meeting

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Middle Georgia State University - Macon Campus - Main Campus, 100 University Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206, USA

    The MidWinter Planning Meeting is an important event for all GLA members, especially those interested in contributing to the Georgia Libraries Conference 2018, October 3-5, to be held in Columbus, GA. It is an opportunity for Divisions and Interest Groups to meet and make plans for the year as well as to discuss program ideas for the Conference in the fall. It will be the first opportunity for GLA committees to meet face to face and plan work for the coming year.
    Register at by Wednesday, December 19, 2017.

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March 19, 2018
  • KSU Literature Conference for Children and Young Adult

    March 19, 2018-March 20, 2018 @ 
    Kennesaw State University 3333 Busbee Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

    Register and submit proposals for presentations at

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GLA Member Resources

Georgia Library Quarterly“Georgia Library Quarterly”
As the official journal of GLA, GLQ is a refereed, open-access journal focusing on library and information science…
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Georgia Library Association Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development
Atlanta Emerging Librarians (GLA) meets 4 times a year for networking events and professional development presentations…
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American Library AssociationAdvocacy for Libraries
Library advocates play a key role in educating our communities about why libraries are essential in an information society.
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During its rich 100-year history, Georgia Library Association (GLA) members have united to discuss common interests and to meet the challenges facing libraries. To this day, these talented individuals continue to contribute their hard work, diverse talents, and strong leadership in shaping the future of Georgia’s libraries.

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