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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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GLA Events Listing

August 23, 2018
  • Care and Preservation of Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

    August 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Georgia HomePLACE webinar: conservator Ann Frellsen will share best practices libraries tasked with caring for and preserving scrapbooks and photo albums.
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August 29, 2018
  • Double Trouble: Two Innovative Approaches to Information Literacy Instruction

    August 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This Carterette Series webinar features two presentations:
    Setting Healthy “Digital Boundaries”: Instruction Aimed at the Reflective Use of Technology by College Students  and Bring Your Brains: Information Literacy & Zombies in the Library!
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September 21, 2018
  • GLA ILL Interest Group Meet up

    September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    St. Simons Island Public Library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

    The GLA ILL Interest Group is hosting their second meet up of 2018 at the St. Simons Island Public Library branch of the Marshes of Glynn Library System, on Friday, September 21, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

    This meet up will be held in conjunction with the Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative group. Please join us for this great opportunity to get to know other professionals interested in ILL and discuss new developments in Resource Sharing. Refreshments will be served.


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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.