Georgia Library Association

Georgia Libraries Conference 2021 and 2022 Site Search

The Georgia Library Association invites you to participate in our search for a site for our 2021 and 2022 conferences. Please use the following information for your bid: Preferred date: 2021 – October 6-8; 2022 – October 5-7 Alternate date: 2021 – October 13-15; 2022 – October 12 – 15 Projected Attendance: 500-550 Sleeping Rooms… Continue Reading Georgia Libraries Conference 2021 and 2022 Site Search

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Beard and Hubbard Scholarships Open

The application period for the Beard and Hubbard Scholarships is now open! The Hubbard Scholarship is a one-time $3,000 award presented each year with the purpose of recruiting excellent librarians for Georgia and to provide financial assistance toward completing a Master’s degree in library science. It is made possible by the family and friends of… Continue Reading Beard and Hubbard Scholarships Open

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Nominations now open for 2020 GLA Awards

One of the most important things that any association can do is to honor the excellence we see in our peers, in our supporters, and in the people who make Georgia’s libraries excellent in every single way. The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2020 GLA Awards. Winners will be recognized at… Continue Reading Nominations now open for 2020 GLA Awards

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Advocacy Alert: IMLS Statement on the President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

The current Administration released details from its budget request to Congress for FY 2021. The White House budget again proposes eliminating IMLS Funding. Read the IMLS Statement on the Budget Proposal As advocates, it is our responsibility to remind elected leaders that communities rely on library services to grow and thrive. As ALA President Wanda Brown stated:… Continue Reading Advocacy Alert: IMLS Statement on the President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

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DLG Partner Day, March 19 in Athens

The Digital Library of Georgia is happy to announce that registration for its inaugural Partner Day, March 19, 2020 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) at the Special Collections Building at the University of Georgia is now open. Attendance is free, and each partner institution is limited to one registrant. Registration is first-come, first-served. (register) The… Continue Reading DLG Partner Day, March 19 in Athens

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2020-2021 Georgia Peach Award Nominees Announced

Members of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers have chosen the 2020-2021 Nominees. Each year, a committee of current Georgia high school media specialists/public library youth services staff reads widely to choose a list of 20 nominated titles. Beginning on May 1, 2020, teens will choose books from the following list to read… Continue Reading 2020-2021 Georgia Peach Award Nominees Announced

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Valdosta State University Archives: Map and Plat Collections Now Available Online

Three map and plat collections featuring historical maps, plats, deeds, records, and correspondence pertaining to South Georgia land holdings dating from 1767 to 1899 are now available in the Digital Library of Georgia. These resources belong to Valdosta State University Archives. They have been made available online thanks in part to the DLG’s Competitive Digitization… Continue Reading Valdosta State University Archives: Map and Plat Collections Now Available Online

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Seeking Nominations for 2021 GLA Executive Board Positions

Do you know someone in the Georgia Library Association who would make a great representative on the GLA Executive Board in 2021? Nominate them for one of the following positions: Vice-President and President-Elect (2021-2023) Three-year commitment to serve one year in each of the following positions: GLA Vice-President and President-Elect, GLA President, and GLA Past… Continue Reading Seeking Nominations for 2021 GLA Executive Board Positions

The 2020 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference Theme

  The 2020 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference Theme is Everyone In! This theme reflects our desire to encourage new and existing members to become engaged with GLA, either through presenting at the conference or working behind the scenes. It also reflects the importance roles libraries play promoting participation in the 2020 census, the election year,… Continue Reading The 2020 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference Theme

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New Officers for 2020

  On January 1st, 2020, the new officers for the Georgia Library Association began their service. The Officer Induction occurred in October during the Georgia Libraries Conference in Macon, Georgia.   Dr. Gordon Baker presided over the induction ceremony that included lighted candles. The following GLA members are serving as officers in 2020: President:  Laura… Continue Reading New Officers for 2020