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…

What’s in a Word

I spotted the observation around the time of the millennium.  A pundit wrote that communication is becoming less dependent on language. More communication was observed via the use of pictographs, or hieroglyphics.  These days, the emoji is as ubiquitous as its population is increasing.  A check of my phone (an Apple) showed 91 emoji*  variations…

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…

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.…

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…

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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•…