The Georgia Library Association’s mission is to provide leadership in empowering and supporting library and information professionals, and the diverse library community. GLA promotes professional growth, fosters innovation, creativity, expertise, and advocacy that advances and sustains library services throughout the state of Georgia. And this works because of you, and the time you put into… Continue Reading GLA Midwinter 2021
By Clancey Cheeley When the pandemic began, libraries across Georgia found themselves faced with the conundrum of how to continue community engagement, host programs, and provide service during a time when limiting exposure to others was paramount to public health and safety. The Greene County Library, located in Greensboro, Georgia and a unit of the… Continue Reading Greene County Library in the Spotlight
Did you miss 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference, a particular session, or do you just want to refer back to a really interesting presentation or slide? This year we offer multiple ways to revisit the conference experience! Visit GLC Youtube channel for recordings of the presentations and lighting talks at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzSFWoZ0MbMh5xE-pvJ55rQ Check out the Georgia Libraries… Continue Reading The 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference Archive Is Live!
By Danielle Costello Odum library has a board game collection of over 125 games that range from familiar titles like Clue and Uno to contemporary classics like Catan and Ticket to Ride. Our collection supports not only relaxation but collaborative and creative play with games like Dungeons & Dragons. We also work to find and… Continue Reading Odum Library’s Board Game Collection & Gaming Program in the Spotlight!
GLA Honorary Membership This year, Carolyn Thomas Fuller has been awarded a GLA Honorary Membership. Honorary Memberships are given to retired members of the Georgia Library Association who have contributed significantly to the work of the Association over a period of years. No more than three Honorary Memberships will be presented during any year. Carolyn… Continue Reading Carolyn Fuller named a GLA Honorary Member
The Sequoyah Regional Library System strives to be the “Dynamic Destination for Discovery” for their community. When the news of COVID-19 hit and SRLS worked to adapt their services to be available virtually, many of the librarians explored ways they could support families who had to quickly pivot to having their kids at home full… Continue Reading The Sequoyah Regional Library System’s DIY Toddler-Safe Sensory Slime Program in the Spotlight
McJenkin-Rheay Award The McJenkin-Rheay Award was established by an anonymous donor and approved by the Executive Board on July 17, 1981. It is given to recognize a librarian early in his/her career who has made outstanding contributions to the Georgia Library Association, to leadership as exemplified by the careers of Virginia McJenkin (school libraries) and… Continue Reading Gittemeier, Long, Harkness win awards for career achievement
Bob Richardson Memorial Award The Bob Richardson Memorial Award was established by the Executive Board in 1999 in recognition of Bob Richardson’s dedicated service to the Georgia Library Association. It honors those who have given outstanding service to the Georgia Library Association. This year’s winner is Virginia Feher, Head Librarian of the Oconee Campus of… Continue Reading Feher, Adult-a-Palooza win awards for service to GLA
The election results are in! The newly elected officers for the 2021 GLA Executive Board are • Vice President/President-Elect: Karen Manning• Vice-President for Marketing & Branding: Marquita Gooch• Secretary: Jean Mead• ALA Councilor: Angela Glowcheski Thank you to all who ran for office, and all who participated in the election process! The changes to the… Continue Reading GLA Executive Board 2021 Election Results
The Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award was originally called the Library Advocacy Award. It was renamed in 2003 to honor Charles Beard, Georgia’s strongest library advocate. The Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award is given each year to recognize someone not employed in or by a library who has made outstanding contributions to libraries. This year’s… Continue Reading GLA Award Winner in the Spotlight – Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award