Georgia Library Association

GLA Officer Candidates for 2016

Vice President/President Elect Elizabeth McKinney (GPLS)  Elizabeth is currently the PINES Program Director at the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), a position she has held since 2007. She has been with GPLS since 2001 and was part of the team that developed the Evergreen open source ILS. Prior to joining GPLS, Elizabeth worked as a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…