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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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

April 25, 2024
  • CGLC Meet Up

    April 25, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    11108 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419, USA

    Casual mixer at B & D Burghers organized by Coastal Georgia Library Cooperative for people who love libraries to get together!

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May 2, 2024
  • A-Z: Making a Writing Plan That Works

    May 2, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This session will be focused on building a writing plan that works for you. We will primarily focus on how to take a complete or near-complete project through to a full-length manuscript, such as transitioning from a poster or conference presentation to a journal article submission. I’ll share my favorite tools, resources, metaphors, and milestones that keep me motivated throughout the writing process. There will be a chance to reflect on your own writing styles and motivations, as well as try out a 5-minute-timed writing prompt.

    Presenter: Kim Powell, MIS ( is the Research Impact Informationist at the Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. Since joining Emory University Libraries in 2011, she has developed novel services around publication analytics, scholarly communications, and research impact metrics. She’s developed and hosted three semester-long writing groups for librarians and participated in numerous academic writing groups, retreats, and faculty support sessions.


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May 8, 2024


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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