54th Georgia Archives Institute

Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians or those whose positions have expanded to include the management and care of their organization’s archives or manuscript/history collection, the Georgia Archives Institute provides general instruction in core concepts and practices of archival administration and the management of traditional and modern documentary materials. Recipient of the 2016… Continue Reading 54th Georgia Archives Institute

Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction

Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/33MejNL Description: Students’ confidence in their research skills often does not match their proficiency with those skills. Often, what students fail to grasp… Continue Reading Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction

Winder Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!

By Tammy Privette CREATE! COMMUNICATE! COLLABORATE! Yes, these are buzzwords in education, but they are the mantra of the Winder Elementary Media Center. Winder Elementary School is a part of Barrow County School System, and is located in Winder, GA We are a Learning Commons where all students learn in a variety of ways. From our… Continue Reading Winder Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!

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Baker Elementary Learning Commons in Spotlight!

By Emily Brown. The Baker Elementary Learning Commons is an elementary school library serving over 800 students in grades k-5. We are located in Acworth, GA. Our mission is to inspire students to be great digital citizens, empower students to be independent readers, and for students to achieve a sense of lifelong learning. The Baker Learning… Continue Reading Baker Elementary Learning Commons in Spotlight!

Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts

Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts Wednesday December 11, 2019  2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)  Register:  https://bit.ly/2NmwHrn  Description: In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons… Continue Reading Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts

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2020 GLA Executive Board and Academic Library Division Election Results

Thank you all for your participation in the recent election for the open officer positions on the GLA Executive Board and Academic Library Division. We had a wonderful slate of talented candidates running for office this year and substantial membership participation in the election. The results of this year’s election are Vice-President/President Elect Oscar Gittemeier… Continue Reading 2020 GLA Executive Board and Academic Library Division Election Results

Hancock Branch of the Twin Lakes Library System in the Spotlight!

By  Stephen Houser The newly opened Hancock Branch, part of the Twin Lakes Library System, is located in the heart of downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. A collaborative project between the City of Milledgeville, TLLS, and architecture firm Arcollab, this branch is housed in an historic building on Milledgeville’s mainstreet. Originally a car dealership built in 1919, the… Continue Reading Hancock Branch of the Twin Lakes Library System in the Spotlight!

We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library

We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library Wednesday, October 30, 2019   2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://bit.ly/2lRzSMn Description: Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from… Continue Reading We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library