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Writing an Academic Paper using Library Issues

By Rebecca Rose, Research Papers Committee Chair Who can do it?  If you have any interest in anything related to libraries you can write and submit a research paper.  Writers may be librarians, paraprofessional staff, faculty, students…. What is it? Writing a research paper about libraries uses the same process as writing any other scholarly… Continue Reading Writing an Academic Paper using Library Issues

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Library Prints Delivered to the State Capitol

On Thursday, February 2, 2015, representatives from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Library Association distributed prints of “Fishing in the Chattahoochee” to Georgia legislators. The prints were created by artist Debi Davis with funding from Mumford Books in Jacksonville Florida. The purpose of distributing the prints to the Georgia legislatives is to… Continue Reading Library Prints Delivered to the State Capitol

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Academic Library Division Call for Papers

The Academic Library Division of the Georgia Library Association/Georgia Chapter of ACRL invites Georgia librarians and library science students to submit research papers for presentation at 2015 COMO pertaining to academic libraries. Criteria for selection include purpose, content, organization, scholarship, and references.  Papers should include research on developments in academic libraries that present challenging opportunities… Continue Reading Academic Library Division Call for Papers

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Mary Willis Library, Washington, Georgia in the Spotlight!

Text and photos by Linda Cooks “This beautiful building is a work of art – a symphony in stone!” These words were spoken at the 1889 opening of the Mary Willis Library in Washington, Wilkes County. A wonderful example of High Victorian, Queen Anne architecture, the library was funded by Dr. Francis T. Willis in… Continue Reading Mary Willis Library, Washington, Georgia in the Spotlight!

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Call for Proposals for Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) Annual Conference – – due March 2015

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) 14th annual conference is being held this year on June 12th at the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center. This year’s theme is Breaking Down Silos:  Innovative Teaching & Collaboration Across Departments.  The conference will feature a variety of 20, 45-minute, and Pecha Kucha sessions, in addition to… Continue Reading Call for Proposals for Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) Annual Conference – – due March 2015

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Got Fandom?: How Mini-Cons Can Transform Libraries and Communities – Free Webinar on February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 20152pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)Register:  http://goo.gl/qf2CSZ Fandoms and libraries go together like Sherlock and Watson. Megan Aarant and Natalie Couch from Chattahoochee Valley Libraries in Columbus, GA will share their best practices on how to tap into the power of fandom to promote multiple literacies and attract… Continue Reading Got Fandom?: How Mini-Cons Can Transform Libraries and Communities – Free Webinar on February 25, 2015

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Professional Development Events in February

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service. The GPLS CE calendar has been updated with free, online continuing education events for February. Some highlights include: Wednesday, Feb. 11 (1–2 PM)Creative Ways to Get More Facebook Engagement in 2015 (4Good)You see the potential that Facebook offers for engaging supporters and creating more exposure for… Continue Reading Professional Development Events in February

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Foundation Center – Atlanta in the Spotlight!

For more than 20 years, Foundation Center’s Atlanta library/learning center has been connecting those who want to change the world with the resources they need to succeed. The Atlanta office is one of five library/learning centers in the U.S. operated by Foundation Center, all offering access to vital resources for nonprofit organizations and individual grantseekers.… Continue Reading Foundation Center – Atlanta in the Spotlight!

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GLA Committees and Interest Groups in the Spotlight!

Join us at GLA Midwinter, select a committee or interest group to participate, and you can make a difference in the future of Georgia librarianship!  Keep reading if you want to learn more … Interested in recruiting new GLA members? The Membership Committee‘s purpose is to suggest and foster plans designed to solicit new memberships… Continue Reading GLA Committees and Interest Groups in the Spotlight!

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Carnegie Branch Library in Savannah in the Spotlight!

The Carnegie Branch Library in Savannah, Georgia celebrated its Centennial Anniversary with a Georgia Historical Marker dedication ceremony held on August 13, 2014. Nestled majestically amongst a tree line belt on East Henry Street the Carnegie Branch Library is part of Live Oak Public Libraries. Carnegie Library has rich roots embedded in the African American… Continue Reading Carnegie Branch Library in Savannah in the Spotlight!