Georgia Library Association

2016 Paraprofessional Grants – Applications Due June 17, 2016

The Paraprofessional Division of the Georgia Library Association announces its 2016 Paraprofessional Grants.   Five (5) $250 Award Grants will be given to the winners to facilitate their attendance at GaCOMO 2016 – GLA’s Annual Convention to be held in Athens, Georgia October 5-7, 2016.  In addition, each winner will receive an awards plaque, which… Continue Reading 2016 Paraprofessional Grants – Applications Due June 17, 2016

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COMO 2016 Call for Proposals – Submit by May 30, 2016

The Georgia Library Association, Georgia Association for Instructional Technology, and Southeastern Library Association invite proposals for panels, workshops, and meetings for the 2016 Georgia COMO/SELA Joint conference. Please submit your proposals on GA COMO website. This year, the conference will be held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA on October 5-7, 2016. Our theme… Continue Reading COMO 2016 Call for Proposals – Submit by May 30, 2016

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Cobb County Public Library System’s Falls Prevention Awareness Initiative in the Spotlight!

Cobb County librarians Susan Irvin, left, and Sherry Blomeley  By Tom Brooks Cobb County Public Library System‘s Sherry Blomeley and Susan Irvin are engaged in a unique public health initiative. Blomeley, a Cobb library Region Manager, and Irvin, an Adult Services librarian, are “Coaches” leading an evidence-based class designed to assist seniors in reducing the… Continue Reading Cobb County Public Library System’s Falls Prevention Awareness Initiative in the Spotlight!

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Professional Development Events in May

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.  Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the program descriptions and to register. ADVOCACYMay 4: Listen Up! Turning Library Agnostics into True Believers (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)May 12: Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with ECRR 2.0 (Texas State Library & Archives… Continue Reading Professional Development Events in May

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Upcoming Carterette Webinar: ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History

ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize HistoryWednesday, May 25, 2016 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register at http://bit.ly/1NtYhyT What happens when you layer a science project on top of a walking tour on top of an art experiment on top of an archival map on top of demographic data… Continue Reading Upcoming Carterette Webinar: ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History

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2016 GLA Scholarships – Applications due May 21st!

The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing a master’s degree in library science.The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship in Georgia and defray some of the costs of their education.The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is targeted for applicants of excellence who… Continue Reading 2016 GLA Scholarships – Applications due May 21st!

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AEL Presents… Marketing Yourself, Your Library, and Your Services

AEL Presents… Marketing Yourself, Your Library, and Your Services Date: Saturday, May 7thTime: 10:30am – 12:30pmLocation: Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033 GLA’s Atlanta Emerging Librarians is proud to present our first formal presentation for 2016! We think marketing is an important skill for librarians to develop and practice. Kelly… Continue Reading AEL Presents… Marketing Yourself, Your Library, and Your Services

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Oak View Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!

Oak View Media Center located in Oak View Elementary School, Home of the Owls, serves approximately 900 students Monday through Friday. Students and staff members are welcome in the media center 7:00 am to 3:15 pm to check out books, conduct research, work on projects, and use the computers. In order to increase reading, the… Continue Reading Oak View Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!

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Professional Development Events in April

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.  Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the program descriptions and to register. ADVOCACYApr. 27: Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)Apr. 28: Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)Apr. 28: Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)… Continue Reading Professional Development Events in April