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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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August 14, 2019
August 15, 2019
  • Partnering to Digitize Georgia's Historic Newspapers

    August 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This program is co-sponsored by Georgia HomePLACE and DLG, 
    Donnie Summerlin of the DLG will provide attendees with an introduction to the DLG's digitization process for newspaper titles added to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. For those interested in partnering with the DLG to digitize their own community newspaper, the presentation will include a detailed discussion of what should be considered when planning a project partnership, including project scope, funding resources, copyright permissions, microfilm availability, and project scheduling.
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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.