The 2018 GLA officers are: Vice President-President Elect: Jennifer Lautzenheiser; Middle Georgia Regional Library Vice President-Membership: Oscar Gittemeier; Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Secretary: Mary Young; Uncle Remus Regional Library System ALA Councilor: Tamika Barnes; Georgia State University The newly elected officers will join returning officers Fred Smith – President Eli Arnold – Treasurer Ashley Dupuy… Continue Reading 2018 GLA Election Results
By Marie Vielot. The Grantville Branch Library of the Coweta Public Library System is located in the heart of downtown Grantville, GA. It is a beautiful craftsman style building with a welcoming wraparound porch. Upon entering the building, you first notice the foyer which celebrates the history of the City of Grantville. Visitors are always taken… Continue Reading Grantville Branch Library in the Spotlight!
By Yadira V. Payne Woodworth Consolidated Library (WCL) is an Army Library that serves a consolidated mission to FMWR (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation) and TRADOC (Training and Doctrine) Commands. WCL opened its doors in 1966 in honor of Captain Clarke N. Woodworth, Jr. who lost his life in battle in Vietnam. In the 51… Continue Reading Woodworth Consolidated Library in the Spotlight!
More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon”Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: goo.gl/2KBKHT Description: Wikipedia, the global volunteer-edited reference source, has grown from a scrappy upstart to being regarded (sometimes reluctantly) as a mainstay of our information landscape. But… Continue Reading More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – Free Webinar
Early Bird Registration closes soon for the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference! Register today at galibcon.org/registration. Georgia Libraries Conference is a joint venture between the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology. The 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference will be held Wednesday, October 4th – Friday, October 6th at the Columbus Convention & Trade… Continue Reading Early Bird Registration closes soon for the Georgia Libraries Conference!
GLA’s Atlanta Emerging Librarians are hosting their first formal mingle of 2017! Learn about special libraries and what it takes to be a special librarian. Our presenters will talk about their organizations and their roles as special librarians. Resources will be shared, skills will be discussed, and participants will even have an opportunity to try… Continue Reading AEL Formal Mingle: You’ve Got Options: Working as a Special Librarian
Library Technology Center, University of North Georgia Libraries, Dahlonega Campus in the Spotlight!
The Library Technology Center (LTC) opened in the fall of 2008. Almost ten years after opening, changing student needs and the consolidation of two institutions into the University of North Georgia have transformed the original LTC in many ways. Service points, resource locations and student work space changed for the better. Originally two service desks… Continue Reading Library Technology Center, University of North Georgia Libraries, Dahlonega Campus in the Spotlight!
By Tim Wojcik Ina Dillard Russell Library In an increasingly crowded field of library and information education sector events, Georgia College in Milledgeville hosted the first Central Georgia Libraries Unconference. It was my first experience with an unconference by such a name. It was, as the event handout stated, a “low-cost, low-travel professional development opportunity that… Continue Reading The First Annual Central Georgia Libraries Unconference Report
The summer 2017 issue of the Georgia Library Quarterly is now available at http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/ Read about GLA and Georgia library news; learn more about GLA and ALD officer candidates for 2018; see what our GLA president has to say about the upcoming Georgia Libraries Conference; and check out the articles (on games in library instruction… Continue Reading Georgia Library Quarterly Summer 2017 Published
The GLA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Beard and Hubbard scholarships. These two awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a Master’s degree in library science. Heather Smith – Beard Scholarship Winner: Heather Smith is originally from Murray County, Georgia, and currently lives… Continue Reading 2017 GLA Scholarship Winners