Georgia Library Association

KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

by: Jennifer Jacobs Kennesaw State University Library System highlighted Black women researchers among KSU faculty, staff, and students. This included two days of presentations for each group with a focus on recent research. Collaborating with KSU students, faculty, and staff, the KSU Library System hoped to shine a light on the variety of research done… Continue Reading KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

by: Deborah Hakes Georgia’s public library of the year is a four-branch system that has found ways to build upon its already award-winning services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cherokee Regional Library System has previously been recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a national grant for their Next Chapter program, which… Continue Reading Cherokee Regional Library System recognized as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year

Commerce Public Library in the Spotlight

By Angel Abounader When Commerce Public Library the learned that Korean based business SK Battery America was coming to Georgia in the Winter of 2018, library staff eagerly adopted the opportunity to help introduce Korean and Asian culture to the Jackson County community. Libraries are a wonderful place to bridge gaps of curiosity and information,… Continue Reading Commerce Public Library in the Spotlight

Emory Libraries DEI “Little Free” Library in the Spotlight

By Julie Newton The Emory Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee recently launched a pilot DEI “Little Free” Library, as a compliment to the library’s “Confronting Racism” initiatives. The DEI Education sub-committee’s initial idea was to claim a bookshelf in the Robert W. Woodruff Library’s staff room for a space to donate and exchange books… Continue Reading Emory Libraries DEI “Little Free” Library in the Spotlight

Middle Georgia Regional Library System in the Spotlight

By Sylvia O’Bear The mission of the Middle Georgia Regional Library System is to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials. The strength of the system rests in the commitment to meet the needs of Middle Georgians. This responsibility has grown since COVID-19 and has allowed… Continue Reading Middle Georgia Regional Library System in the Spotlight

Greene County Library in the Spotlight

By Clancey Cheeley When the pandemic began, libraries across Georgia found themselves faced with the conundrum of how to continue community engagement, host programs, and provide service during a time when limiting exposure to others was paramount to public health and safety. The Greene County Library, located in Greensboro, Georgia and a unit of the… Continue Reading Greene County Library in the Spotlight

Odum Library’s Board Game Collection & Gaming Program in the Spotlight!

By Danielle Costello Odum library has a board game collection of over 125 games that range from familiar titles like Clue and Uno to contemporary classics like Catan and Ticket to Ride. Our collection supports not only relaxation but collaborative and creative play with games like Dungeons & Dragons. We also work to find and… Continue Reading Odum Library’s Board Game Collection & Gaming Program in the Spotlight!

The Sequoyah Regional Library System’s DIY Toddler-Safe Sensory Slime Program in the Spotlight

The Sequoyah Regional Library System strives to be the “Dynamic Destination for Discovery” for their community. When the news of COVID-19 hit and SRLS worked to adapt their services to be available virtually, many of the librarians explored ways they could support families who had to quickly pivot to having their kids at home full… Continue Reading The Sequoyah Regional Library System’s DIY Toddler-Safe Sensory Slime Program in the Spotlight

Union Grove High School Learning Commons in the Spotlight!

By Dr. Tina Graham The Union Grove High School Learning Commons is a high school library media center serving over 1500 students in grades 9-12. We are part of the Henry County School System, located in McDonough, GA. Our mission is to ensure success for each student as measured by individual progress and by local,… Continue Reading Union Grove High School Learning Commons in the Spotlight!