Gainesville Library Renovation

by: Adrianne Junius The Gainesville Library serves as the headquarters for the Hall County Library System and consists of approximately 37,500 square feet on two levels. This building was originally constructed in 1969 at 28,900 square feet and was intended to serve as a tornado shelter after a historically tragic category 5 tornado destroyed most…

Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

by: Deborah Hakes Georgia’s public library of the year is a four-branch system that has found ways to build upon its already award-winning services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cherokee Regional Library System has previously been recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a national grant for their Next Chapter program, which…

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2021 Paper and Painting Conservation & Preservation Workshop Series

The Georgia Archives Conservation Department together with Paintings Conservator Jennifer Bullock are excited to present four 3-day workshops in 2021 on the conservation and preservation of paintings and paper artifacts: • Preventive Conservation: Care of Archives, Art and Artifacts: 19-21 March – $150• Paper Conservation: Infilling Losses and lnpainting of Paper Objects: 21-23 May- $300•…

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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…