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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

January 22, 2020
  • Kennesaw State University Archives and the Bentley Rare Book Museum Tour

    January 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    KSU Horace W. Sturgis Library, 385 Cobb Ave, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA

    Join North Georgia librarians at our January meeting at Kennesaw State University! 

    TOUR: Kennesaw State University Archives andthe Bentley Rare Book Museum

    LOCATION: 2nd Floor, Sturgis Library, 385Cobb Ave, Kennesaw, GA 30144


    The KSU Archives collects unique and rare materials relating to the history of KSU, SPSU, and the northwest region of Georgia. The Bentley Rare Book Museum has a collection of approximately 10,000 pieces illustrating the diversity of the written and printed word in the English-speaking world.


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February 20, 2020
  • Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

    February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020 @ 
    GA Tech Savannah Campus

    The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) invites all K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, librarians, media professionals, writing instructors, teachers, and graduate students to join us for the opportunity to share research and best methods for teaching and learning information literacy! 

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  • Planning a Personal Digital Archiving Event @ Your Library

    February 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Styled as a train-the-trainer event, this webinar will discuss ways your library can introduce the principles of personal digital archiving and preservation to your users. No specialized equipment or software is required to conduct this program at your own library.

    Following this webinar, you’ll be able to: 

    • Identify four simple actions your users can take to arrange and preserve their digital family collections; 
    • Recommend safe storage practices for digitized content;  
    • Suggest recommended resources for additional information.

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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.

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