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The Georgia Library Association’s (GLA) mission is to provide leadership in empowering and supporting library and information professionals, and the diverse library community. GLA promotes professional growth, fosters innovation, creativity, expertise, and advocacy that advances and sustains library services throughout the state of Georgia.

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GLA Events Listing

January 16, 2019
  • NGAL Webinar: How to Be the Best Library Advocate

    January 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Advocacy takes many forms, and there are many ways for library staff to contribute. Hear the tips and tricks from Georgia Public Library Service staff members!
    Julie Walker - State Librarian of Georgia
    Emily Almond - Director of IT
    Deborah Hakes - Director of Communications
    Sue Plaskin - Network Program Manager


    This webinar is sponsored by the North Georgia Associated Libraries. NGAL meets quarterly for professional development and networking. The January meeting is a webinar, made possible by GPLS. To learn more about NGAL, please visit

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January 17, 2019
  • Digital Library of Georgia Townhall

    January 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     During the webinar, DLG staff will provide a progress update, entertain partner questions, facilitate discussions. For this first town hall, we'll discuss the form of future townhalls.

    To register, please fill out the form at

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February 5, 2019
  • Revealing Hidden Collections, The Mechanics, Part 2

    February 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center
    This session-- part two in a series of three --will provide attendees with a deeper dive into the mechanics of implementing a complex project with multiple partners. Topics include writing the proposal, vendor selection, preparing collections for digitization, metadata creation, designing workflows and making the collections accessible. Speakers will focus on lessons learned and project management strategies that should be applicable to similar initiatives.
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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.

GLA’s strength has been built on its membership, which now includes more than 800 librarians, trustees, paraprofessionals and friends representing school, public, academic and special libraries across the state of Georgia. Joining GLA means becoming part of the tradition of innovative librarianship. GLA welcomes additional members to bring fresh ideas, new energy, and their own rich histories of library experience.