Georgia Library Association. Empowering libraries for over 100 years.

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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Member Resources

Georgia Library Quarterly (GLQ)

Georgia Library QuarterlyThe official journal of GLA, GLQ is a refereed, open-access journal focusing on library and information science…
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Professional Development

Georgia Library Association Professional DevelopmentAtlanta Emerging Librarians (GLA) meets 4 times a year for networking events and professional development presentations…
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Advocacy for Libraries

American Library AssociationLibrary advocates play a key role in educating our communities about why libraries are essential in an information society.
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Upcoming Events

February 10, 2023
  • RISIG Roundtable

    February 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Reference and Instructional Services Interest Group Roundtable
    Topic: Gamification in Library Instruction and Programming  - Come and ask questions, share your best experiences, talk about pedagogy, and tell us what pitfalls to avoid.

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    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 440-772-0145‬ PIN: ‪614 420 851‬#
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February 15, 2023
June 5, 2023
  • Georgia Archives Institue (2023)

    June 5, 2023 - June 16, 2023 @ 
    Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, USA

    June 5-16, 2023 is the date for the 2023 Georgia Archives Institute. The Institute will be held at the Georgia Archives, located in Morrow, GA, just outside Atlanta. Classroom instruction will take place the first week, June 5 through June 9 and also on Monday, June 12. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 13-15 will be an on-site internship at a local institution, where you can ask all the questions you want and put your classroom instruction to good use. Friday, June 16 will be a wrap-up day, held back at the Georgia Archives.

    Pam Hackbart-Dean, Head and Professor, Special Collections & University Archives, Interim Associate University Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago Libraries, will serve as primary instructor. Preservation of Archival Materials will be taught by Tina Seetoo, Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum. Born-Digital and Digital Preservation will be taught by Katherine Fisher, Head of Digital Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Emory University.

    Tuition is $500 and enrollment is limited to 20 students.  The application will go live on January 1, 2023 with a deadline of midnight on March 15. There is an application fee of $75, but if your application is not successful, your fee will be refunded. 

    Currently, there are also four scholarships that fit your situation and aid your ability to attend the Institute. You can find links and more information here:

    For additional information, please visit our website at or contact us at

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Why Join the Georgia Library Association

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.

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