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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

September 18, 2019
  • 3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode

    September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Carterette Series free webinar cohosted by the Distance Learning Interest Group of the Georgia Library Association.
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September 19, 2019
  • Getting Your Needs Met: Evaluating Library Technologies and Library Vendors (DLG/Georgia HomePLACE free webinar)

    September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join DLG and Georgia HomePLACE for a free webinar. 


    Evaluating library technologies can feel overwhelming: open source or proprietary? cloud hosted or local installation? and which vendor to choose, when they all say they're the best?!? This session will help reduce that anxiety by showing you project management techniques for evaluating and selecting library technologies and the vendors who support them. You'll learn how to break large projects into smaller chunks, focus on documentation to reduce miscommunication and missteps, and hold both vendors and team members accountable for deliverables. In the end, whether you're selecting a tool for your repository, catalog, finding aids, digital preservation, or exhibits, you'll make sure that your needs -- and those of your users -- are being met.

    Speaker: Cliff Landis, Digital Initiatives Librarian @Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. He researches, writes, and speaks on information organization, linked data, the role of emerging technologies in libraries, user-centered service, assessment, and the co-evolution of humanity and technology.

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September 27, 2019
  • Southeastern Library Association Conference

    September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019 @ 
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa, 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA

    Joined 2019 Arkansas Library Association and SELA Conference. More information at

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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.