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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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May 25, 2018
  • Intro to Text Mining with Survey Data

    May 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA

    Text mining encompasses wide array of exciting techniques that help you discover underlying patterns in your texts. In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of text mining in R. We will cover ingesting data, cleaning it, looking for patterns and graphing trends. With a special focus on survey data, this workshop will look specifically at topical trends and sentiment analysis across survey responses. 
    Attendees should bring their own laptop preferably with the latest versions of R and RStudio already installed.
    Free workshop with lunch included and free parking

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June 6, 2018
  • Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH

    June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This Carterette webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions. Anyone who is interested in making our shared vocabulary more responsive to users’ needs is welcome!
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June 8, 2018
  • Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group Conference

    June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Mercer University Atlanta Campus, 3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA

    Visit the AABIG website for more information and for a link to the proposal submissionform

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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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Why Join GLA?

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.