Georgia Library Association

Julie Walker Named New State Librarian

Julie White Walker has been selected as the new State Librarian for the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS). She will take over the role from Dr. Lamar Veatch, who will be assuming other duties in the University System of Georgia. Walker is currently the deputy state librarian, a position she has held since 2008. In…

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Professional Development Events in May

This list is provided by Jay Turner, Director of Continuing Education, Georgia Public Library Service. Be sure to check out GLA’s Basic Legal Research for any Librarian, as well as the HeritageQuest and Ancestry Online training that GALILEO is hosting this month. PROGRAM INFORMATION May 1 (2–3 pm) Preserving Scrapbooks (Association for Library Collections &…

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GaCOMO Call for Proposals – Submission Deadline July 1, 2014

The website for the annual Georgia Conference of Media Organizations conference is now available. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Georgia Library Association, Georgia Association for Instruction Technology, and the Southeastern Library Association. On the site you will find the presentation proposal form. Proposals for presentations, pre-conference sessions, and posters are accepted. The deadline…

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Science Boot Camp Southeast – to strengthen science literacy and research skills for librarians

Registration is now open for Science Boot Camp Southeast.  Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 ½ day immersion in science topics that strengthens science literacy and research skills for librarians and library students. Enjoy networking with other southeastern librarians. Topics: We will spend ½ day engaging with researchers in each of these…

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Carterette Series Webinar: Basic Legal Research for Any Librarian – May 7, 2014

Basic Legal Research for Any LibrarianPresented by Sarah Mauldin and Meg ButlerWednesday, May 7 — 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern TimeRegister:  http://tinyurl.com/ncxtjpg If you encounter public patrons who come to the library seeking legal help (for example, how to get social security benefits or pursue a discrimination claim) Sarah Mauldin and Meg Butler will guide you…

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Atlanta Emerging Librarians event: The Future of Librarianship: A Librarian by Any Other Name

The Future of Librarianship: A Librarian by Any Other NameDate: Saturday, April 19Time: 2-4 p.m.Location: Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033 Register for this event Library school students have a growing number of job options awaiting them upon graduation. Some of these jobs may not have “librarian” in the title…