Vice-President / President Elect John Mack Freeman John Mack Freeman is the Head of Public Services Librarian at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the team at GT, he was a public librarian for eight years. Mack has been deeply involved in the Georgia Library Association from the beginning of his career. He… Continue Reading GLA Officer Candidates, 2022
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
By Michele Nicole Johnson The winner of this year’s Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award is the late Honorable John Lewis, a former member of Congress, award-winning author, and icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Lewis was honored today at GLA’s annual awards ceremony during the virtual Georgia Libraries Conference 2021. The Charles Beard Library Advocacy… Continue Reading GLA honors the late John Lewis
The Executive Board and Constitution and Bylaws Committee will offer three amendments for voting on the November ballot. Click here to access a PDF of the proposed changes, or read them below. Proposed amendments that will appear on the ballot in November appear in blue text. Verbiage changes that reflect the amendments in existing documents… Continue Reading GLA Constitution and Bylaw Amendments
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
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
Here’s an opportunity to express yourself regarding worklife during Covid-19. The survey includes three open ended questions. www.surveyking.com/w/5dzb9bj Results will be posted. Thanks! Tim Wojcik
GLA has long been an organization defined by the energy, vision, and enthusiasm of its members. In this feature, In Good Company, we’re talking to long-time GLA members to ask about how being a part of the organization has helped them and what advice they’d give new or prospective members. We’re kicking things off by… Continue Reading In Good Company: Spotlight on Angela Megaw
Are you interested in meeting new people in the library profession?Do you want to see more GLA events in your city?Do you enjoy discussing the finer points of library work over coffee? If you answered yes to these questions, please consider coordinating an informal meetup in your area. In an effort to expand the impact… Continue Reading New to GLA: Informal Meetups in YOUR Area!
Join us at GLA Midwinter, select a committee or interest group to participate, and you can make a difference in the future of Georgia librarianship! Keep reading if you want to learn more … Interested in recruiting new GLA members? The Membership Committee‘s purpose is to suggest and foster plans designed to solicit new memberships… Continue Reading GLA Committees and Interest Groups in the Spotlight!