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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, and expertise, and advocacy that advances and sustains library services throughout the state of Georgia.

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GLA Events Listing

December 13, 2018
  • Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC) Holiday Mix + Mingle

    December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    B&D Burgers on the Southside 11108 Abercorn St Savannah, GA 31419

    If you are in Savannah area, mark your calendar for the final Georgia Library Association Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC) mix + mingle of the year! 
    Come out and meet fellow library workers on Thursday, December 13, between 5-7pm, at B&D Burgers on the Southside.

    This casual meet-up is open to all library workers regardless of your title – paraprofessional, faculty, librarian – it doesn’t matter! This is a chance for you to meet others who work in the same profession as you, to network, to share ideas, and to have a drink. Best part? Appetizers are on us! Our way of saying thank you for a great year! 

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January 11, 2019
  • MidWinter Planning Meeting

    January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Middle Georgia State University Professional Science Center 100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206

    The kickoff to map out the activities of GLA for the year, as well as beginning the work of divisions, committees and interest groups in planning for the 219 GLC  programs. 
    Register at by December 31, 2018.

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January 12, 2019
  • Atlanta Emerging Librarians Mingle with the Admins

    January 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

    The Atlanta Emerging Librarians is pleased to host our annual Mingle with the Admins!
    Please join us to meet with library administrators and discuss the current job market and how to make it in the 21st century as a librarian.
    This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other emerging library professionals and learn a few tips on how to progress in your career!
    Food and drinks will be provided free of charge.
    This event is free, but please make sure to sign up as soon as possible because space is limited and we will have to limit the number of attendees. We cannot wait to see everyone there!

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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.