What’s the FIC?: A Library Podcast

By Leah Holloway 2020 was an apprehensive and uncertain time for many institutions, including the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS). The COVID-19 pandemic put the system’s six branches in a situation where their doors were closed to the public. This was a challenge the library system and many others had never faced before. Even… Continue Reading What’s the FIC?: A Library Podcast

North Cobb Regional Library’s Sewing Basics

By Vidhya Jagannathan This past September, the North Cobb Regional Library’s first Makerspace machine sewing series, titled Sewing Basics, was off to a splendid start. It was a four-part program that taught patrons the basics of threading a sewing machine, loading a bobbin, changing out a needle, and making four simple items.  Session 1 taught… Continue Reading North Cobb Regional Library’s Sewing Basics

Sparta-Hancock County Library Honey Bee Observatory

By Kathy Ransom Sparta-Hancock County Library is all abuzz as a result of its in-house Honey Bee Observatory! Local beekeepers with the Lake Country Beekeepers Association (LCBA), who held their monthly meetings at the library, realized that the library was a perfect place for an observatory to teach about the importance of bees to a community… Continue Reading Sparta-Hancock County Library Honey Bee Observatory

Middle Georgia State University, Roberts Memorial Library Renovation

By Ann Williams The Roberts Memorial Library opened its doors in 1965 and was named after Dr. Lucien E. Roberts, the president of Middle Georgia College from 1950-1964.  The college’s original library was housed in Walker Hall and later was moved to Sanford Hall at the Cochran campus, before making its permanent home in the… Continue Reading Middle Georgia State University, Roberts Memorial Library Renovation

PCOM Library Hotspot Lending Program

By Erica Rosalle There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic hit students hard. The PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) Georgia student community experienced sudden lifestyle adjustments such as reduced income sources, which affected the acquisition of basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation. During this unique period of time, many students suddenly… Continue Reading PCOM Library Hotspot Lending Program

UWG’s Ingram Library wins Innovation in Instruction Award

The University of West Georgia Ingram Library is the winner of the 2021 American Library Association Library Instruction Roundtable (ALA-LIRT) Innovation in Instruction Award. The award was in recognition of LibraryDen, an online asynchronous information literacy course, created by a small team from Ingram Library, led by Anne Barnhart.  In March 2020 when all USG… Continue Reading UWG’s Ingram Library wins Innovation in Instruction Award

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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