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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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July 18, 2018
  • Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development

    July 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Kendrick's 2017 study reveals the traditional causes of low morale are a small piece of a much larger and concerning puzzle in academic library environments, with far-reaching implications for employee retention, library development, and professional development in higher education. Attendees will learn about the factors that enable low-morale, the impacts on those having this experience, and explore ways to positively cope with, resolve, or detect low morale in future workplaces.
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July 27, 2018
  • Code4Lib Southeast

    July 27, 2018
    Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

    Code4Lib is about more than code and libraries. It’s for anyone who works with “technology stuff” in libraries, archives, or museums. Code4Lib Southeast aims to foster collaboration in the Southeast Code4Lib community.
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July 28, 2018
  • Reference and Instructional Services Interest Group Social

    July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Grindhouse Killer Burgers, 433 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

    Join the Georgia Libraries Association (GLA) Reference and Instructional Services Interest Group (RISIG) for a social at Grindhouse Killer Burgers Downtown Decatur. All are welcome! New members, long term members, or prospective members are invited to join us for a late lunch or snacks. Look out for the GLA table tents to find us!

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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.