Georgia Library Association

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle – Next GLA Carterette Series Webinar

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Getting the Most from Your Library’s Relationship with Genealogists Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015Time: 3pm Eastern (12pm Pacific | 1pm Mountain | 2pm Central)Register:  https://goo.gl/oLPovy A love-hate relationship often exists between libraries and genealogy. Many libraries acknowledge that genealogists account for a sizeable portion of their visitors, but… Continue Reading Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle – Next GLA Carterette Series Webinar

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Conyers-Rockdale Area Library Meetup – August 22, 2015

The Membership Committee is pleased to announce a meetup at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library of the Conyers-Rockdale Library System. This event will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 22.  If you are near Rockdale, Newton, South Dekalb, Henry, or Walton counties, this is for you! Location:Nancy Guinn Memorial Library864 Green St.Conyers, GA… Continue Reading Conyers-Rockdale Area Library Meetup – August 22, 2015

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Professional Development Events in August

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the program descriptions and to register. ADVOCACYAug. 13: Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action (WebJunction) CHILDREN & TEENSAug. 4: The kids are not all white (Washington State Library)Aug. 18: YA Announcements: Fall Titles to Know (Booklist)Aug. 19: Meeting… Continue Reading Professional Development Events in August

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Hog Hammock Public Library in the Spotlight!

Hog Hammock Public Library is on Sapelo Island, a Georgia barrier island accessible only by a state-run passenger ferry or private boat. The library is in the Historic Hog Hammock Community, one of the last intact, island-based Gullah-Geechee communities in America. Our island has a rich history as well as beautiful beaches, marshes and forests.… Continue Reading Hog Hammock Public Library in the Spotlight!

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Atlanta Emerging Librarians Summer Special Library Tours on August 7, 2015

Looking for a unique career path to pursue with your MLIS?  Special libraries are an interesting alternative to traditional academic, public, or school libraries.  Special libraries can be found at law firms, corporations, museums, hospitals, and non-profit organizations, among other places.  If you’re interested in working for a special library or just want to know… Continue Reading Atlanta Emerging Librarians Summer Special Library Tours on August 7, 2015

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Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group Meeting

Several people have expressed interest in joining GLA’s Professional and Continuing Education Interest Group.   This group has been fairly inactive for the last few years but it has so much potential.  Please use the following form to provide your contact information if you are interested in an August or September online meeting: http://goo.gl/forms/fSPKAbHx4o   In… Continue Reading Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group Meeting

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Monroe F. Swilley Library in the Spotlight!

The Cecil B. Day Campus in northeast Atlanta is home to a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The Swilley Library’s mission is to support the learning, teaching, research, and service functions of the Mercer University Atlanta Campus faculty, students, and other constituencies. The library focuses on communicating effectively with the professional… Continue Reading Monroe F. Swilley Library in the Spotlight!

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Professional Development Events in July

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the latest and greatest in library continuing education. Some selections include: Tuesday, July 7 (12–1 PM)Service Animals in Libraries: Developing Best Practices Protocol for Multiple Service Points (Washington State Library)Responding to patron concerns about an animal in the library can be… Continue Reading Professional Development Events in July

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Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators – Free Webinar

Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and CreatorsWednesday, July 29, 20152pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)Register:  http://bit.ly/1GBL7po College textbooks have gotten so expensive that many students are opting not to buy the textbook at all, but are taking their chances at lower grades or resorting to work-arounds like sharing textbooks,… Continue Reading Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators – Free Webinar