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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

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Keeping Your Cool When the Heat Is On – Free Workshop on July 25th, 2015

Keeping Your Cool When the Heat Is On Join presenters Tamika Barnes and Pat Ziebart leading an informative and interactive workshop designed to help you better assist the challenging library patrons. Learn how to:•    Identify common patron issues and the associated emotions•    Try different techniques to resolve problems•    Plan to use follow-up to improve patron… Continue Reading Keeping Your Cool When the Heat Is On – Free Workshop on July 25th, 2015

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ACRL & Information Literacy: Bringing the “Framework” Into Focus – Free Workshop on July 10, 2015

The Georgia Library Association Presents: ACRL and Information Literacy: Bringing the “Framework” Into Focus Sponsored by the GLA’s Academic Library Division & the Professional and Continuing Education Interest Group Date & Time:July 10, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Speaker:Joelle Pitts, Kansas State University Library Locations:Albany Technical CollegeCentral Georgia Technical College – MaconCollege of… Continue Reading ACRL & Information Literacy: Bringing the “Framework” Into Focus – Free Workshop on July 10, 2015

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2015 GLA Paraprofessional Awards – Application deadline is July 15!

The Paraprofessional Division of the Georgia Library Association announces its 2015 Paraprofessional Grants. Five (5) $250 Award Grants will be given to the winners to facilitate their attendance at GaCOMO 2015 – GLA’s Annual Convention to be held in Athens, Georgia October 7-9, 2015.  In addition, each winner will receive an awards plaque, which will… Continue Reading 2015 GLA Paraprofessional Awards – Application deadline is July 15!

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Jen Library, Savannah College of Art and Design in the Spotlight!

Savannah College of Art and Design’s main research and visual discovery hub is the Jen Library, located on historic Broughton Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, Georgia. This 85,000 square foot Art Deco-style building was acquired by SCAD in 1996. Originally a department store, the three-story building was remodeled with large windows to provide… Continue Reading Jen Library, Savannah College of Art and Design in the Spotlight!