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GLA Events Listing

September 29, 2020
  • GLC 2020 with SELA Webinar Bonus Pack

    September 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    With the switch to a virtual format, the GLC 2020 with SELA programming committee has the opportunity to present this Bonus Pack of webinars!

    Tuesday, Sept 8th: About Face Design: Turning your Face-To-Face Instructional Programming to Virtual
    Tuesday, Sept 15th: Making your online instruction scale: practical techniques
    Tuesday, Sept 22nd: Under the Big Top: A Large-Scale, Cross-Disciplinary Research Ethics Escape Game for Student Research
    Thursday, Sept 24th: GLA's Academic Library Division Paper contest winners!
    Tuesday, Sept 29: Enhancing and Connecting Library Data with OpenRefine
    Thursday, Oct 1: Social Distance Gaming

    Attendance is free, although registration is required. Register at

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  • Updating Local Holding Records (LHR) for Serials – TSIG Workshop

    September 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Follow along as we demonstrate how to update your serial local holdings records using OCLC’s Connexion Browser. We’ll go through the required fields and elements for LHR, and punctuation for holdings statements. 

    Register at 

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September 30, 2020
  • Reference and Instruction interest group meeting

    September 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Access this meeting at

     Discussions will include:

    • A review of the year
    • AABIG/GLITR conference information and updates
    • Using Google Forums and Groups to communicate
    • Breakout discussions/idea sharing on topics in reference and instruction delivery during COVID

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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.