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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

December 7, 2019
  • Oral History Project Planning Workshop

    December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Georgia State University Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus, 555 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA

    Do you have an idea for an oral history project but need help developing a plan?
     Attend this workshop presented by Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections & Archives to find out what steps you need to take to shape your idea into a viable project. 
     We’ll share what’s worked for us (and what hasn’t), review key decisions you should make before starting, and help you create a project plan. 
    Register here:

    For more information contact us at 404-413-2880 or

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December 11, 2019
  • Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts

    December 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    In this era of podcasting, librariesshould be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but asan essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons arepodcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, qualityself-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarianpodcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engagepodcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and ourconnections to patrons.

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December 13, 2019
  • GLA Executive Board Meeting: 2019/2020 Boards

    December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Georgia State University Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus, 555 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021, USA

    This meeting is a way to provide some continuity between the boards as we transition.
    The meeting will take place in the Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center (i.e Library) at 10:00 am in Room 4190.

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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.