Georgia Library Association

Advocate for Libraries!

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)…

Georgia Library Association

GLA MidWinter Planning Meeting – Deadline to Register Extended to 12/19/2017

MidWinter Planning Meeting Middle Georgia State University Professional Science Center 100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206 Friday, January 19, 2018 8:30 am – 4:15 pm Directions, campus map, lodging and parking information of Middle Georgia State University: https://www.mga.edu/conference-center/directions.php A parking pass is required for this event and will be shared in your confirmation email. REGISTER…

Georgia Library Association

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC) Holiday Hoopla

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC) is holding their first annual Holiday Hoopla on Wednesday, December 13, from 6-8pm, at Armstrong State University’s Learning Commons. Come join us for wonderful food and festive drinks! Learn about upcoming professional development opportunities and get-togethers in the Southeast Georgia area. CGLC offers unrivaled local networking, and all events are…

Carterette Series Webinars

Past the Language Barrier – Free Carterette Series Webinar

Past the Language Barrier: Improving Communication Skills with Patrons Learning English as a Second Language Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: https://goo.gl/ZFaj5L   Description: Whether you are an academic librarian, school librarian, or public librarian, it is likely that you encounter individuals who are in the…

Carterette Series Webinars

More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – Free Webinar

More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon”Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central) Register: goo.gl/2KBKHT Description: Wikipedia, the global volunteer-edited reference source, has grown from a scrappy upstart to being regarded (sometimes reluctantly) as a mainstay of our information landscape. But…

Georgia Library Association

AEL Formal Mingle: You’ve Got Options: Working as a Special Librarian

GLA’s Atlanta Emerging Librarians are hosting their first formal mingle of 2017! Learn about special libraries and what it takes to be a special librarian. Our presenters will talk about their organizations and their roles as special librarians. Resources will be shared, skills will be discussed, and participants will even have an opportunity to try…

The First Annual Central Georgia Libraries Unconference Report

The First Annual Central Georgia Libraries Unconference Report

By Tim Wojcik Ina Dillard Russell Library In an increasingly crowded field of library and information education sector events, Georgia College in Milledgeville hosted the first Central Georgia Libraries Unconference.  It was my first experience with an unconference by such a name.  It was, as the event handout stated, a “low-cost, low-travel professional development opportunity that…