Open Education Week – Virtual Webinars

You are invited to participate in Open Education Week by attending the virtual webinars during the week of March 1-5. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage you to share this information with interested faculty, students, and librarians. 45 minute webinars – just right for lunchtime. The Kennesaw State University libraries have assembled and will host this… Continue Reading Open Education Week – Virtual Webinars

Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

2021 Black History Month continues to shine a light on the stories and challenges of African Americans.  Here are few of the many programs coming up.  It’s still online times for programming, so all of these events are available online. Explore KSU’s Historic Black Acworth Image Collection The Historic Black Acworth Image Collection is a new… Continue Reading Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

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GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force

In the fall of 2020, GLA acted on their advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion with the formation of the EDI Task Force.  Task Force members Chaun Campos (Georgia State University) and Robert Taylor (Valdosta State University) spoke with GLA News Blog editor Amber Spratlin. AS:  What led to the creation of the EDI Task… Continue Reading GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force

Prioritize Library Workers in Vaccination Plans

Georgia Library Association Calls on the Georgia Department of Health to Prioritize Librarians and Library Workers in Vaccination Plans GLA urges the Department of Health to recognize that public and academic libraries perform regular and necessary “frontline services” every day. All library workers, staff, and librarians are therefore in a high-risk group. Including librarians and… Continue Reading Prioritize Library Workers in Vaccination Plans

In Good Company: Spotlight on Cathy Jeffrey

Opportunities to contribute to GLA were plentiful during Cathy Jeffrey’s years at the Clayton State University Library.  In this interview Cathy gives some impressions and perspective on a librarian’s career that’s not quite finished. TW – What was the most unique thing about working at the Clayton State University Library? CJ – The most unique… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Cathy Jeffrey

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2020 Georgia Public Library Awards

Georgia Public Library Service is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Georgia Public Library Awards, which honor the people and places that have made a profound difference in their communities through public libraries. The Cherokee Regional Library System has been awarded Library of the Year. Marquita Gooch-Voyd, assistant director of Clayton County Library System is Librarian… Continue Reading 2020 Georgia Public Library Awards