By Amber Spratlin and Felecia T. Moore So much has happened this year that many feel the passage of time at a different pace from usual – time seems to be moving too quickly as we lose track of weeks and months, but the days seem to crawl by. It is easy to feel as though current events are… Continue Reading History Is Happening in Georgia: How Are We Preserving It?
A year with challenges like never before has inspired a conference with opportunities like never before! For the first time, the 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference is entirely online with free registration for current GLA, SELA, and GAIT members. Registration is now open at www.galibcon.org. While we’ll miss seeing you all in person, we have many… Continue Reading GLC 2020 with SELA – Registration Open
The Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) Planning Committee is looking for nominations for next year’s (2021) planning committee. AEL is a standing committee of GLA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) that strives to create in-person connections between MLIS students, new graduates, new librarians, and those interested in a career in libraries throughout the Metro Atlanta area.… Continue Reading Atlanta Emerging Librarians Planning Committee Seeking Nominations
Date: September 1, 2020 Time: 2:00 -3:00 pm About the Workshop:Beginning in March of 2020, Mary Miller and Kathleen Carter coordinated the work of over 100 University of Georgia Libraries students, faculty, and staff on remote metadata projects for the Brown Media Archives. The great majority of these UGA employees were not catalogers, were not… Continue Reading Big Data: Managing large-scale metadata projects in a telework environment
Join us in congratulating our own Wendy Cornelisen on the 2020 ASGCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award! From ASGCLA press-release Wendy Cornelisen lives and breathes innovation and collaboration for the public libraries in Georgia. In her role as Assistant State Librarian at the Georgia Public Library Service, she has led efforts to celebrate accomplishments and… Continue Reading Wendy Cornelisen awarded the 2020 ASGCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
We’re just over nine weeks away from the 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference, so be sure to mark your calendars for October 7 through 9. This year’s conference is easier to attend than ever before with an all-virtual format and free registration for all current GLA and SELA members.Join GLA now starting at just $35, or… Continue Reading Georgia Libraries Conference 2020,Wherever You Are!
By Amber Spratlin You may have noticed that the Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) has been very busy this summer, developing and hosting a series of training webinars. According to Linh Uong, TSIG Chair, the idea for this series originated in 2019. Uong reiterated the idea at GLA Midwinter 2020, and the Workshop Subcommittee (consisting of Linh Uong, Rachel Evans, Rebecca Hunnicutt,… Continue Reading TSIG Hosts Summer Webinar Series
By Samantha Hanchett What could a family love better than a bagful of books from the Library? How about a beautiful story book that gets them outside and encourages them to run and have fun? The Thomas County Public Library has done just that with their recently installed Story Walk®. You may have heard of… Continue Reading Story Walk® at the Thomas County Public Library in the Spotlight
By Amber Spratlin Dr. Arthur Robinson, a Georgia librarian for 22 years, will retire in August from LaGrange College, where he serves as the Reference Librarian. You have likely met or seen him at GLA or GALILEO conference events, or benefited from his help with a particularly tricky interlibrary loan request. Dr. Robinson took a few moments… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Arthur Robinson
The Georgia Archives Conservation Department together with the Big River Bindery are excited to present four 3-day workshops in 2020 on the conservation and preservation of books and paper artifacts: • Preservation Management for Cultural Heritage Institutions – July 17 – 19 ($200) • Introduction to Paper Conservation – August 7 – 9 ($350) •… Continue Reading RESCHEDULED DATES: Spring Book and Paper Conservation/Preservation Workshop Series