the mural called, Metamorphosis, depicting a transformation of book pages into an American robin

Libraries Transform: Metamorphosis Mural Installed at Odum Library

By Laura Wright and Deborah Davis Mural painter Tim Nijenhuis recently transformed Odum Library’s South Atrium space. The mural, Metamorphosis, depicts a transfiguration – the morphing of book pages into an American robin, a communicative songbird that can form large flocks. A native bird species was chosen to represent the idea that libraries exist to… Continue Reading Libraries Transform: Metamorphosis Mural Installed at Odum Library

pictures of books surrounding text encouraging people to check out new e-book and e-audio titles

Houston County Public Library Receives $20,000 Grant

By J. Sara Paulk The American Library Association (ALA) announced recently grants of $20,000 to 77 libraries that continue to experience substantial economic hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Houston County Public Library was the only library in Georgia to receive one of the grants.   “The majority of the grant will be used to amplify… Continue Reading Houston County Public Library Receives $20,000 Grant

The GT Library Gadgets team from top to bottom: Justin Ellis, Andy Blakely, and Shandra Jones.

Equipment Lending at the Georgia Tech Library

(The GT Library Gadgets team from top to bottom: Justin Ellis, Andy Blakely, and Shandra Jones.) By Justin Ellis The Oxford Dictionary defines a Gadget as “a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one.” The definition is similarly well suited for the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s equipment lending service,… Continue Reading Equipment Lending at the Georgia Tech Library

the front of the UGA Law Library

UGA Law Library Expands Partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, including the Historical Georgia Treatises Special Collection

By: Rachel Evans and Mandy Mastrovita The Alexander Campbell King Law Library is unique among library collections at the University of Georgia (UGA). In addition to managing its holdings in a separate ILS (integrated library system), it has also hosted its own institutional repository on a digital commons site since 2008, where it has continued… Continue Reading UGA Law Library Expands Partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, including the Historical Georgia Treatises Special Collection

GLC Georgia Libraries Conference You Belong: Because We're Better Together

Georgia Library Conference 2022 Logo!

The GLA Conference Committee is pleased to share the GLC 2022 logo! The Georgia Libraries Conference 2022 will be October 12th to 14th at the Macon City Center in Macon, GA. This year’s theme is “You Belong: Because We’re Better Together.” After being apart for two years, it is time to reunite and connect in-person… Continue Reading Georgia Library Conference 2022 Logo!

a quilt made of geometric patterns

Azalea Regional Library System’s Underground Railroad Quilt

By: Ashley Pearson A unique piece of history has been added to Greene County Library in the form of a replica of an Underground Railroad quilt. Underground Railroad quilts were used to communicate information to enslaved people about how to escape lives of exploitation and servitude. These quilts were used by those who supported the… Continue Reading Azalea Regional Library System’s Underground Railroad Quilt

a woman using an audiobook player, a man listening to a book with headphones

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS)

By: Brandi Robertson and Sarah Trowbridge Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) (formerly known as GLASS) is Georgia’s free talking book and braille library, tailored to the needs of Georgians of all ages who cannot use standard print materials and require alternative, accessible formats. Beyond people with blindness or low vision,… Continue Reading Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS)

four women at a picnic table with books

Bookish Trailblazers at the Forsyth County Public Library

By: Jessica Doss  Take a walk in the woods with the Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL)! Bookish Trailblazers is an outdoor book club dedicated to bringing nature and adventure to library patrons.  Bookish Trailblazers was created by Jessica Doss, an information specialist at the Sharon Forks branch with a passion for the outdoors and nature… Continue Reading Bookish Trailblazers at the Forsyth County Public Library

children playing with toys and doing crafts

Azalea Regional Library System’s Landry Learning Lab

By: Ashley Pearson Morgan County Library, part of the award-winning Azalea Regional Library System (ARLS), is home to the system’s first makerspace. The Landry Learning Lab provides children with a place to learn about science, technology, architecture, engineering, robotics, and all the humanities in a fully immersive environment. The project was funded by a generous… Continue Reading Azalea Regional Library System’s Landry Learning Lab