Posts that encourage members to make a difference on issues relevant to the association’s mission, including Georgia Library Day. Posts that discuss key policies, encourage members to contact officials, and participate in advocacy efforts. Posts that express diverse viewpoints in an effort to keep members informed and engaged.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Georgia Library Association Joins National Effort to Connect Households to Home Broadband

Georgia Library Association is working to help build awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program provides a discount of up to…

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…

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Interest Group Spotlight: Gender and Sexuality Diversities Interest Group

Georgia Library Association Interest Groups are a great way to network with librarians with similar interests, advocate for causes near to your heart, and develop professionally. Today, we’re sharing an interview with Robert J. Taylor, Chair of the Gender and Sexuality Diversities Interest Group and Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian at Valdosta State University. Robert tells us more…

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GLA Statement Regarding COVID-19

Updated 04/01/2020 Useful links from the State Librarian Julie Walker University System of Georgia Learning Everywhere – https://www.usg.edu/learningeverywhere Georgia public libraries and COVID-19 update – https://georgialibraries.org/coronavirusupdate/ Updated 03/18/2020 GLA is using our role as a leader and advocate of Georgia libraries to call on all public and academic libraries in Georgia to close their doors…

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GLA’s Library Day at the Capitol

On March 4th GLA President, Laura Burtle, and members of GLA distributed prints in appreciation to the offices of every state legislator at the Capitol. For many years, the Advocacy Committee has coordinated GLA’s Library Day at the Capitol, which is centered around library staff from various types of libraries distributing prints by artist Debi…