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… Continue Reading GLA Statement Regarding COVID-19
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… Continue Reading GLA’s Library Day at the Capitol
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
There are several upcoming opportunities to advocate for Georgia’s libraries: • Tuesday, January 30th: Public Library Day at the Capitol. Join the Georgia Council of Public Libraries to talk about the role and value of public libraries at their annual Varsity hot dog give-away. GPLS annual awards will also be presented during a Noon (-ish)… Continue Reading Advocate for Libraries!
We LOVE libraries! If you love libraries too then get yourself, your family, and your coworkers a calendar. All proceeds donated to the Georgia Library Association’s Beard Scholarship. Calendars can be purchased at Java Monkey in Decatur, GA ($20) or online ($25). [Editor’s note: The Libraries Are Such a Drag calendar was conceived and coordinated… Continue Reading Libraries Are Such A Drag Fundraising Calendar Now Available
Sign up now to take part in the advocacy workshop sponsored by Friends of the Georgia Archives (FOGAH) at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting. Training will be conducted by Joe Tanner of Tanner and Associates and will cover how to contact your representative so that your voice will be heard! The training is… Continue Reading Friends of the GA Archives Advocacy Workshop (11/08/2012)
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 Time: 10:00am-2:30pm – Check in and coffee starting at 9:30 Location: DeKalb County Public Library – Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA Anyone can and should get involved in advocating for their library from anywhere they sit in the library. Be part of the movement of frontline librarians and… Continue Reading Doing Frontline Advocacy From Where You Sit