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GLA Academic Division Officers for 2013

The GLA Academic Division is pleased to announce the election results for the 2013 officers.  The new officers are as follows: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Rhonda McCoy Secretary:La Loria Konata ACRL Representative:Sarah Steiner We congratulate all who ran in this year’s contest. Thank you for your interest in keeping the GLA Academic Division a vital and relevant professional group.

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Plight of the Georgia Archives Made the NY Times!

No doubt, everyone is busily preparing for GaCOMO, but let’s not forget to keep the heat on our elected officials regarding the closure of the Georgia Archives which is still slated for November 1! The New York Times has just published an excellent overview of the plight of state archives in these, let’s say “interesting… Continue Reading Plight of the Georgia Archives Made the NY Times!

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Joint Letters from GAIT, GLA and GLMA to Oppose Closing Georgia Archives

The fabulous, and tireless, GLA President, Liz Bagley, would like to share the joint letters from GAIT, GLA, and GLMA that she hand delivered to the State Capitol this morning. The letters are addressed to Governor Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, and they set out the associations’ opposition to the closure… Continue Reading Joint Letters from GAIT, GLA and GLMA to Oppose Closing Georgia Archives

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A Pledge and A Call to Continue Advocacy

Today, Governor Nathan Deal, addressing an audience of eighty supporters of the Georgia Archives, pledged to “make sure the archives stay open.” It appears that no further details were offered at the time, and the Governor’s staff had not expected anything near this level of attendance at the signing of a proclamation to celebrate October… Continue Reading A Pledge and A Call to Continue Advocacy

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CALL TO ACTION: Help Us Keep the Georgia Archives Open to the Public

Last week the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office announced that as of November 1, 2012, the Georgia Archives will be closed to the public. The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia’s most valuable historical documents and records. How will these records be accessible if the doors to this magnificent treasure trove are closed to the… Continue Reading CALL TO ACTION: Help Us Keep the Georgia Archives Open to the Public

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ALERT: Georgia Archives Set to Close on November 1

Citing budget cuts, Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, announced on September 13 that the Georgia Archives will be effectively closed to the public beginning on November 1. Access to the archives will then be available by limited appointments only. The Georgia Archives was established in 1918 and houses a rich collection of primary and… Continue Reading ALERT: Georgia Archives Set to Close on November 1

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September Professional and Continuing Education List

Welcome to the Professional and Continuing Education Interest Group monthly announcement for continuing education opportunities.  This email contains a listing of conferences, webinars, and other ways to learn more about librarianship.  Events requiring a registration fee are designated by a ($). This list is also available on the Georgia Library Association blog: http://glanews.blogspot.com Please help… Continue Reading September Professional and Continuing Education List