The Executive Board and Constitution and Bylaws Committee will offer three amendments for voting on the November ballot. Click here to access a PDF of the proposed changes, or read them below. Proposed amendments that will appear on the ballot in November appear in blue text. Verbiage changes that reflect the amendments in existing documents… Continue Reading GLA Constitution and Bylaw Amendments
By Amber Spratlin Michelle Jones, Head of Reference Services and Professor of Library Science at Columbus State University’s Simon Schwob Memorial Library, took some time to talk about her library journey from part-time Reference Librarian, to Professor of Library Science after a promotion earlier this year. Jones began working at CSU in Reference and Interlibrary Loan.… Continue Reading In Good Company: Michelle Jones
By Amber Spratlin Reference and Instruction librarians have been hard at work planning library instruction in non-traditional ways to adapt to new classroom stipulations. CJ Ivory, Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian in Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia (UWG), shared with us how the Instruction Librarians at UWG are handling the pandemic. The University of West Georgia… Continue Reading Library Instruction in the Time of COVID-19
By Amber Spratlin and Felecia T. Moore So much has happened this year that many feel the passage of time at a different pace from usual – time seems to be moving too quickly as we lose track of weeks and months, but the days seem to crawl by. It is easy to feel as though current events are… Continue Reading History Is Happening in Georgia: How Are We Preserving It?
The Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) Planning Committee is looking for nominations for next year’s (2021) planning committee. AEL is a standing committee of GLA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) that strives to create in-person connections between MLIS students, new graduates, new librarians, and those interested in a career in libraries throughout the Metro Atlanta area.… Continue Reading Atlanta Emerging Librarians Planning Committee Seeking Nominations
By Amber Spratlin You may have noticed that the Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) has been very busy this summer, developing and hosting a series of training webinars. According to Linh Uong, TSIG Chair, the idea for this series originated in 2019. Uong reiterated the idea at GLA Midwinter 2020, and the Workshop Subcommittee (consisting of Linh Uong, Rachel Evans, Rebecca Hunnicutt,… Continue Reading TSIG Hosts Summer Webinar Series
By Amber Spratlin Dr. Arthur Robinson, a Georgia librarian for 22 years, will retire in August from LaGrange College, where he serves as the Reference Librarian. You have likely met or seen him at GLA or GALILEO conference events, or benefited from his help with a particularly tricky interlibrary loan request. Dr. Robinson took a few moments… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Arthur Robinson
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