Clayton County Library System in the Spotlight

The Clayton County Library System’s (CCLS) mission is to contribute to the success of the citizens of its diverse community by offering a full range of library services that meet their informational, educational, and leisure interests, fostering the love of reading in youth and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all.Clayton County Library System consists… Continue Reading Clayton County Library System in the Spotlight

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Freedom Middle School Media Center in the Spotlight!

By Ebonie Thompson The vision for the Freedom Middle School Media Center, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, is for it to be truly the heart of the school. A warm and welcoming place for every student, staff member and parent everyday- to the best of their abilities. To achieve this, S.N.A.I.L.S (Special Needs and Inclusive… Continue Reading Freedom Middle School Media Center in the Spotlight!

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A Tale of Two Libraries: How Augusta University Overcame Campus Closures and Social Distancing to Bring Finals Frenzy Programming to Students

By Aspasia Luster, Bettina Askew, Maranda Christy, Ali Gomez, Josette Kubicki, Shafer Tharrington, Lachelle Smith At the end of every spring and fall semester, the Augusta University (AU) Libraries are busy providing free food, coffee, and relaxing activities to students preparing for exams. With both of our libraries, Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences campus… Continue Reading A Tale of Two Libraries: How Augusta University Overcame Campus Closures and Social Distancing to Bring Finals Frenzy Programming to Students

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Georgia Tech Library Responds to COVID-19

By Jason Wright In response to the COVID-19 quarantine and subsequent shutdown of campus, the Georgia Tech Library adopted a number of online and in-person strategies to bring high-quality services and instruction to students, staff and faculty. Numerically, the most impactful has been moving all library-led workshops online. The Library offers 20-30 classes a month… Continue Reading Georgia Tech Library Responds to COVID-19

Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College in the Spotlight!

By Kelly Ansley The Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College is located on the Hill in the center of campus. The Lewis Library seeks to not only fulfill the research needs of faculty, staff, and students, but to also provide activities to reduce stress, to relax, and have fun. In addition to the… Continue Reading Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College in the Spotlight!

Clayton County Library System Responds to COVID-19

By Dana Marseille At Clayton County Library System, a number of virtual programs have been implemented in response to the Library’s closure and the COVID-19 pandemic. One program that we have done virtually is a meeting of our Graphic Novel Club. The first meeting, which was centered around the X-Men Universe, took place on April… Continue Reading Clayton County Library System Responds to COVID-19

DeKalb County Public Library Responds to COVID-19

By Alicia Brown DeKalb County Public Library received the 2018 Georgia Public Library of the Year award for programming that embraced the county’s diverse community. This was evident through programs such as PRIME TIME Preschool, Fine Free Summer and the Human Library Project. However, during the current health pandemic known as COVID-19, DCPL had to… Continue Reading DeKalb County Public Library Responds to COVID-19

Valdosta State’s Odum Library Virtual Reference Desk

By Samantha Paul At Valdosta State’s Odum Library, we used the extended Spring Break to identify ways that we could operate an essential campus component (and socialization hub) in a way that could reduce risk for students, faculty, and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic. Library staff worked on signage, reducing the capacity of our computer… Continue Reading Valdosta State’s Odum Library Virtual Reference Desk

Use the Library from Home! Initiative from Cobb County Public Library

By Shannon Tyner, Virtual Librarian, Cobb Library Cobb County Library system is using social media to push their digital and online resources. The day librarians got word that the libraries would be closing to the public, they created their “Use the Library from Home!” initiative. It includes graphics to share on social media, a dedicated… Continue Reading Use the Library from Home! Initiative from Cobb County Public Library

Fulton County Library System Innovation Stations in the Spotlight

By Minna Pritchard Have you heard the Word on the Street? Fulton County Library System is now serving Fulton citizens on brand new wheels—14 of them. Two 24-Foot Techmobiles, aptly coined the Innovation Stations, and an electric Word on the Street Bike has joined the system to provide innovative STEAM activities and curated book collections to… Continue Reading Fulton County Library System Innovation Stations in the Spotlight