Georgia Library Association

A Tale of Two Libraries: How Augusta University Overcame Campus Closures and Social Distancing to Bring Finals Frenzy Programming to Students

By Aspasia Luster, Bettina Askew, Maranda Christy, Ali Gomez, Josette Kubicki, Shafer Tharrington, Lachelle Smith At the end of every spring and fall semester, the Augusta University (AU) Libraries are busy providing free food, coffee, and relaxing activities to students preparing for exams. With both of our libraries, Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences campus… Continue Reading A Tale of Two Libraries: How Augusta University Overcame Campus Closures and Social Distancing to Bring Finals Frenzy Programming to Students

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In Good Company: Spotlight on Angela Megaw

GLA has long been an organization defined by the energy, vision, and enthusiasm of its members. In this feature, In Good Company, we’re talking to long-time GLA members to ask about how being a part of the organization has helped them and what advice they’d give new or prospective members. We’re kicking things off by… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Angela Megaw

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Georgia Tech Library Responds to COVID-19

By Jason Wright In response to the COVID-19 quarantine and subsequent shutdown of campus, the Georgia Tech Library adopted a number of online and in-person strategies to bring high-quality services and instruction to students, staff and faculty. Numerically, the most impactful has been moving all library-led workshops online. The Library offers 20-30 classes a month… Continue Reading Georgia Tech Library Responds to COVID-19

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AABIG 2020: An Interview with President Amy Stalker

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) is getting ready for their annual conference on June 19 – this time, fully online. We spoke with AABIG President Amy Stalker, Associate Department Head at the Georgia State University Dunwoody Campus, about this year’s theme, the challenges and opportunities of planning an online conference, the group’s merger… Continue Reading AABIG 2020: An Interview with President Amy Stalker

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New Member Round Table: Call for Officer Nominations

Get involved with GLA’s New Member Round Table! NMRT is seeking nominations for the Vice Chair/Chair Elect and Secretary positions for 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a fun and energetic group that helps new GLA members connect with each other, get the most out of their membership, and build professional… Continue Reading New Member Round Table: Call for Officer Nominations

UPDATE: Georgia Archives Spring Book and Paper Conservation/Preservation Workshop Series

Registration open for Conservation Enclosures for Libraries and ArchivesDate: June 12 – 14, 2020Fees: $350Location: Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA (Greater Atlanta)Register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/8hqvbqRegistration deadline: June 5, 2020Registration fees include all materials, and lunch and snacks will be provided.Should the minimum number of attendees not be met by the registration deadline, the workshop will be postponed… Continue Reading UPDATE: Georgia Archives Spring Book and Paper Conservation/Preservation Workshop Series

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Beard and Hubbard Scholarship Deadline: May 15

You still have time to apply for the Beard and Hubble Scholarships! The deadline for both scholarships is next Friday, May 15. The scholarships provide financial assistance towards the completion of a Master’s degree in library science. You can learn more about each scholarship, qualification requirements, and the application process by visiting the Scholarships page… Continue Reading Beard and Hubbard Scholarship Deadline: May 15

Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College in the Spotlight!

By Kelly Ansley The Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College is located on the Hill in the center of campus. The Lewis Library seeks to not only fulfill the research needs of faculty, staff, and students, but to also provide activities to reduce stress, to relax, and have fun. In addition to the… Continue Reading Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College in the Spotlight!

2020 Georgia Libraries Conference Shifts to All-Virtual Format

Due to the health threat posed by COVID-19, the Georgia Libraries Conference committee has made the difficult decision to shift the 2020 conference to a virtual format. Moving to a virtual conference was a necessary decision based on the uncertainty about the likelihood of a Fall spike in COVID-19 cases, the lack of a vaccine for… Continue Reading 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference Shifts to All-Virtual Format

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Free Webinar from GLA Technical Services Interest Group

The GLA Technical Services Interest Group is pleased to invite members to a free virtual workshop on May 19th from 2 to 3:30 PM. The session is titled “Linked Data for the Real World: Leveraging Metadata for Cataloging” To Register Visit:https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a6cd328ca7dc83426162eeb539e9b8c More About the Speaker: Robin Fay is a Metadata and Technology Professional who has… Continue Reading Free Webinar from GLA Technical Services Interest Group