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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

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

Middle Georgia Regional Library System in the Spotlight

By Sylvia O’Bear The mission of the Middle Georgia Regional Library System is to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials. The strength of the system rests in the commitment to meet the needs of Middle Georgians. This responsibility has grown since COVID-19 and has allowed… Continue Reading Middle Georgia Regional Library System in the Spotlight

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2020 Georgia Public Library Awards

Georgia Public Library Service is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Georgia Public Library Awards, which honor the people and places that have made a profound difference in their communities through public libraries. The Cherokee Regional Library System has been awarded Library of the Year. Marquita Gooch-Voyd, assistant director of Clayton County Library System is Librarian… Continue Reading 2020 Georgia Public Library Awards

Atlanta Emerging Librarians’ Annual Mingle with the Admins – January 30, 2021

Join the Atlanta Emerging Librarians virtually on Zoom for our annual Mingle with the Admins event on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 from noon to 2pm. Hear from admins from the library profession, network, and karaoke virtually with us! This is a bring-your-own-brunch event with door prizes (while supplies last). A Zoom link will be sent… Continue Reading Atlanta Emerging Librarians’ Annual Mingle with the Admins – January 30, 2021

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GLA Midwinter 2021

The Georgia Library Association’s mission is to provide leadership in empowering and supporting library and information professionals, and the diverse library community. GLA promotes professional growth, fosters innovation, creativity, expertise, and advocacy that advances and sustains library services throughout the state of Georgia. And this works because of you, and the time you put into… Continue Reading GLA Midwinter 2021