Open Education Week – Virtual Webinars

You are invited to participate in Open Education Week by attending the virtual webinars during the week of March 1-5. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage you to share this information with interested faculty, students, and librarians. 45 minute webinars – just right for lunchtime. The Kennesaw State University libraries have assembled and will host this… Continue Reading Open Education Week – Virtual Webinars

Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

2021 Black History Month continues to shine a light on the stories and challenges of African Americans.  Here are few of the many programs coming up.  It’s still online times for programming, so all of these events are available online. Explore KSU’s Historic Black Acworth Image Collection The Historic Black Acworth Image Collection is a new… Continue Reading Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

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2021 Paper and Painting Conservation & Preservation Workshop Series

The Georgia Archives Conservation Department together with Paintings Conservator Jennifer Bullock are excited to present four 3-day workshops in 2021 on the conservation and preservation of paintings and paper artifacts: • Preventive Conservation: Care of Archives, Art and Artifacts: 19-21 March – $150• Paper Conservation: Infilling Losses and lnpainting of Paper Objects: 21-23 May- $300•… Continue Reading 2021 Paper and Painting Conservation & Preservation Workshop Series

Emory Libraries DEI “Little Free” Library in the Spotlight

By Julie Newton The Emory Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee recently launched a pilot DEI “Little Free” Library, as a compliment to the library’s “Confronting Racism” initiatives. The DEI Education sub-committee’s initial idea was to claim a bookshelf in the Robert W. Woodruff Library’s staff room for a space to donate and exchange books… Continue Reading Emory Libraries DEI “Little Free” Library in the Spotlight

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GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force

In the fall of 2020, GLA acted on their advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion with the formation of the EDI Task Force.  Task Force members Chaun Campos (Georgia State University) and Robert Taylor (Valdosta State University) spoke with GLA News Blog editor Amber Spratlin. AS:  What led to the creation of the EDI Task… Continue Reading GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force

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Reward Excellent Work in Archives – Call for Awards Nominations

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work using, preserving, or making historical records more accessible? Think about an historical or genealogical society, library, museum, county or municipal government, researcher, local historian, educator, or student. The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) wants to encourage and reward their exceptional efforts. GHRAC established the Outstanding… Continue Reading Reward Excellent Work in Archives – Call for Awards Nominations

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Academic Library Division Call for Papers

The Academic Library Division of the Georgia Library Association/Georgia Chapter of ACRL invites Georgia librarians and library science students to submit research papers pertaining to academic libraries for presentation at 2021 Georgia Libraries Conference. Criteria for selection include purpose, content, organization, scholarship, and references. Papers should include research on developments in academic libraries that present… Continue Reading Academic Library Division Call for Papers

Prioritize Library Workers in Vaccination Plans

Georgia Library Association Calls on the Georgia Department of Health to Prioritize Librarians and Library Workers in Vaccination Plans GLA urges the Department of Health to recognize that public and academic libraries perform regular and necessary “frontline services” every day. All library workers, staff, and librarians are therefore in a high-risk group. Including librarians and… Continue Reading Prioritize Library Workers in Vaccination Plans

In Good Company: Spotlight on Cathy Jeffrey

Opportunities to contribute to GLA were plentiful during Cathy Jeffrey’s years at the Clayton State University Library.  In this interview Cathy gives some impressions and perspective on a librarian’s career that’s not quite finished. TW – What was the most unique thing about working at the Clayton State University Library? CJ – The most unique… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Cathy Jeffrey