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KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

by: Jennifer Jacobs Kennesaw State University Library System highlighted Black women researchers among KSU faculty, staff, and students. This included two days of presentations for each group with a focus on recent research. Collaborating with KSU students, faculty, and staff, the KSU Library System hoped to shine a light on the variety of research done… Continue Reading KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

by: Deborah Hakes Georgia’s public library of the year is a four-branch system that has found ways to build upon its already award-winning services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cherokee Regional Library System has previously been recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a national grant for their Next Chapter program, which… Continue Reading Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

Hubbard and Beard Scholarships – It’s Time to Apply

From Scott Pieper, Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair The application period for the Beard and Hubbard Scholarships is now open! The Hubbard Scholarship is a one-time $3,000 award presented each year with the purpose of recruiting excellent librarians for Georgia by providing financial assistance toward completion of a Master’s degree in library science. It is made possible by the… Continue Reading Hubbard and Beard Scholarships – It’s Time to Apply

Commerce Public Library in the Spotlight

By Angel Abounader When Commerce Public Library the learned that Korean based business SK Battery America was coming to Georgia in the Winter of 2018, library staff eagerly adopted the opportunity to help introduce Korean and Asian culture to the Jackson County community. Libraries are a wonderful place to bridge gaps of curiosity and information,… Continue Reading Commerce Public Library in the Spotlight

The GLA 2021 Awards – Call for Nominations

The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations from special, school, public and academic librarians in Georgia for the 2021 GLA Awards. Winners will be recognized at the 2021 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference (formerly COMO). GLA has a variety of awards to celebrate individual or team contributions to libraries or to a supported state organization.… Continue Reading The GLA 2021 Awards – Call for Nominations

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