By Emily Brown. The Baker Elementary Learning Commons is an elementary school library serving over 800 students in grades k-5. We are located in Acworth, GA. Our mission is to inspire students to be great digital citizens, empower students to be independent readers, and for students to achieve a sense of lifelong learning. The Baker Learning… Continue Reading Baker Elementary Learning Commons in Spotlight!
Date: January 10th, 2020 Location: Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference Center, Middle Georgia State University in Macon. This year’s planning meeting will kick off a year of engagement for the Georgia Library Association. We will spend the morning with GLA 101! This is your chance to learn about the GLA organization, its leadership, and how… Continue Reading 2020 GLA Midwinter Planning Meeting
Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts Wednesday December 11, 2019 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/2NmwHrn Description: In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons… Continue Reading Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts
Do you have an idea for an oral history project but need help developing a plan? Attend this workshop presented by Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections & Archives to find out what steps you need to take to shape your idea into a viable project. We’ll share what’s worked for us (and what hasn’t),… Continue Reading Oral History Project Planning Workshop
Thank you all for your participation in the recent election for the open officer positions on the GLA Executive Board and Academic Library Division. We had a wonderful slate of talented candidates running for office this year and substantial membership participation in the election. The results of this year’s election are Vice-President/President Elect Oscar Gittemeier… Continue Reading 2020 GLA Executive Board and Academic Library Division Election Results
By Stephen Houser The newly opened Hancock Branch, part of the Twin Lakes Library System, is located in the heart of downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. A collaborative project between the City of Milledgeville, TLLS, and architecture firm Arcollab, this branch is housed in an historic building on Milledgeville’s mainstreet. Originally a car dealership built in 1919, the… Continue Reading Hancock Branch of the Twin Lakes Library System in the Spotlight!
We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/2lRzSMn Description: Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from… Continue Reading We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library
By Rachel Evans, Marie Mize, Anne Burnett, and David Rutland. This fall the Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia turned library orientation for incoming students into a Fest, and opened the event up to the entire law school community. The idea for a fest was a collaborative one, with examples from… Continue Reading Library Fest at UGA’s Law Library in the Spotlight!
There are many good reasons to register for this year’s Georgia Libraries Conference! 1. Libraries can opt for organizational registration and have a different conference attendee each day. 2. There is a conference app to help you plan which sessions to attend. 3. The all-conference lunch included with registration will feature Macon’s rich musical history… Continue Reading Still Time to Register for Georgia Libraries Conference 2019
This year GLA Academic Library Division is electing a secretary and a vice-chair/chair-elect. Look for the ballot in your mailbox. Candidates for Secretary Lamonica Sanford completed her undergraduate degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and received her MA in History and M.Ed in Educational Leadership at Georgia College. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State… Continue Reading Call to Vote: 2020 GLA Academic Library Division Election