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GLA 2020 Scholarship Winners

The Georgia Library Association (GLA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Hubbard and the Beard scholarships. These awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a master’s degree in library science. The Hubbard ScholarshipDonald “Don” Giacomini is this year’s C. S. Hubbard Scholarship winner.Don has… Continue Reading GLA 2020 Scholarship Winners

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GALILEO Admin: The Fast and the Functional

By Amber Spratlin On July 21, 2020, GALILEO Admin, a new local electronic resource management portal, will launch alongside the new GALILEO web portal. Mike White (GALILEO Support Analyst) and Russell Palmer (Assistant Director, GALILEO Support Services) hosted a webinar on July 7, 2020 to introduce librarians across the state to this new, one-stop shop interface for e-resource management. … Continue Reading GALILEO Admin: The Fast and the Functional

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North Georgia Associated Libraries wants you!

North Georgia Associated Libraries wants you!Learn more by watching this brief video from incoming Chair, Kara Rumble. The North Georgia Associated Libraries quarterly meeting will be virtual.We will begin with a brief business meeting including a discussion of new officers. The informational presentation will follow. WEBINAR: Innovating Services and Workflows During COVID-19DATE: Wednesday, July 22,… Continue Reading North Georgia Associated Libraries wants you!

Clayton County Library System in the Spotlight

The Clayton County Library System’s (CCLS) mission is to contribute to the success of the citizens of its diverse community by offering a full range of library services that meet their informational, educational, and leisure interests, fostering the love of reading in youth and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all.Clayton County Library System consists… Continue Reading Clayton County Library System in the Spotlight

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A GLA Sendoff and Thank You to Oscar Gittemeier

If you’ve spent any time involved in GLA activities in the past decade, you’re probably familiar with Oscar Gittemeier. He has played a pivotal role in GLA since joining in 2011, and his absence will be felt when he departs for his new position as the director of library services at the Teton County Library in Jackson, WY.   While you… Continue Reading A GLA Sendoff and Thank You to Oscar Gittemeier

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Technical Services Interest Group Workshop

The Georgia Library Association’s Technical Services Interest Group is pleased to announce a free virtual workshop! July 14th, 2- 3 PM. Customizing the Connexion Client to Work for You More about the Workshop:OCLC’s Connexion Client has a number of built-in tools to help catalogers save time and energy through customizations that provide controlled automation and… Continue Reading Technical Services Interest Group Workshop

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Migration and Settlement in Early Georgia – July 2020 Georgia Archives Virtual Lunch and Learn

On Friday, July 10, 2020, noon-1:00 p.m., the Georgia Archives’ virtual Lunch and Learn program will be available to the public. Migration and Settlement in Early Georgia will be presented by Georgia Archives’ Collections Manager, Dr. Hendry Miller.This presentation explores migration and settlement patterns in Colonial Georgia, focusing on what brought people to the southeast,… Continue Reading Migration and Settlement in Early Georgia – July 2020 Georgia Archives Virtual Lunch and Learn

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GLA Vice-President/President-Elect Appointment

Laura Burtle, GLA President, announced today that Wendy Cornelisen will assume the Vice President/President-Elect position for the remainder of 2020, and serve as GLA President in 2021.  Oscar Gittemeier, GLA’s current VP/President-Elect, accepted a fantastic opportunity as the new director of library services at the Teton County Library in Jackson, WY. We will certainly miss him! Janice Shipp, GLA’s… Continue Reading GLA Vice-President/President-Elect Appointment

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Interest Group Spotlight: Gender and Sexuality Diversities Interest Group

Georgia Library Association Interest Groups are a great way to network with librarians with similar interests, advocate for causes near to your heart, and develop professionally. Today, we’re sharing an interview with Robert J. Taylor, Chair of the Gender and Sexuality Diversities Interest Group and Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian at Valdosta State University. Robert tells us more… Continue Reading Interest Group Spotlight: Gender and Sexuality Diversities Interest Group

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Georgia Library Association Statement Against Racism

The Georgia Library Association joins the American Library Association and the Black Caucus of ALA in strongly condemning systemic violence and racism against Black people and People of Color. The Georgia Library Association represents libraries and library employees of all types in Georgia: public, academic, special, and school. Libraries are not neutral. Libraries seek to… Continue Reading Georgia Library Association Statement Against Racism