By Michael Holt. In January, 2019, Valdosta State University’s Odum Library opened a new Learning Commons area as part of a renovation project that began in the summer months of 2018. The new commons area included new study rooms, with collaborative technology workstations. The project also introduced the university’s Academic Support Center, which provides tutoring and… Continue Reading Valdosta State University Odum Library in the Spotlight!
Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/2KLZXXF Description: Learn about the wide variety of challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to… Continue Reading Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire
By Jeanne Peloquin. A message of “Oh yes, we’re open!” can be added to the Middle Georgia Regional Library’s tagline of “Oh yes, you can!” Though a budget crisis threatened to shut down the Bibb County branches of the system last summer, all locations are open and committed to meeting their communities’ information needs through excellent… Continue Reading Middle Georgia Regional Library in the Spotlight!
ATTENTION SUPPORT STAFF AND PARAPROFESSIONALS in GEORGIA LIBRARIES 2019 PARAPROFESSIONAL GRANTS Five (5) $250 grants will be given to the award winners for expenses to attend 2019 Georgia Libraries Conference, Macon, Georgia, October 9th-11th, 2019 And free one-year paraprofessional memberships in GLA. Recognition award plaques will be presented at a GLA Association Function. Applicants do NOT… Continue Reading Apply for 2019 Paraprofessional Grants!
Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/2ZJ6mYE Description: Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms available today. It is mobile friendly and highly visual, making this tool an exciting way to connect… Continue Reading Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users
By Meghan Stipe Bartow County Public Library System in Cartersville, Georgia has introduced a hiking club, There & Back Again Hiking Society, designed to encourage patrons to get outside and hike to stay healthy and appreciate the beauty of Georgia’s state parks and public lands. The club was originally dreamed up by Adult Services Library Assistant… Continue Reading Bartow County Public Library System Hiking Club in the Spotlight!
The Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology invite proposals for panels, workshops and meetings for the Georgia Libraries Conference. This year, the conference will be held at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon, Georgia on October 9-11, 2019. Our theme this year is “Building Better Together.” Libraries strive to offer… Continue Reading Georgia Libraries Conference 2019 Call for Proposals
Georgia Library Association Paraprofessional Division Call for Proposals Georgia Libraries Conference October 9-11, 2019 Macon, Georgia The Paraprofessional Division of the Georgia Library Association (GLA) would like to extend a call for proposals on topics that would be of benefit to non-MLS library staff at the Georgia Libraries Conference (GLC). We welcome library staff from… Continue Reading Georgia Library Association Paraprofessional Division Call for Proposals
By Alice Murphy Union Grove Middle School is in the Henry County School district, just south of Atlanta. The UGM Library Media Center is both a virtual library, available 24/7, and a physical space that houses materials and a wide variety of activities to support its mission. The mission is threefold: to promote reading as… Continue Reading Union Grove Middle School Library Media Center in the Spotlight
The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing a master’s degree in library science. The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship in Georgia and defray some of the costs of their education. The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is targeted for applicants of… Continue Reading Apply for 2019 GLA Scholarship – Deadline to apply May 24, 2019