By Tammy Privette CREATE! COMMUNICATE! COLLABORATE! Yes, these are buzzwords in education, but they are the mantra of the Winder Elementary Media Center. Winder Elementary School is a part of Barrow County School System, and is located in Winder, GA We are a Learning Commons where all students learn in a variety of ways. From our… Continue Reading Winder Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!
By Emily Brown. The Baker Elementary Learning Commons is an elementary school library serving over 800 students in grades k-5. We are located in Acworth, GA. Our mission is to inspire students to be great digital citizens, empower students to be independent readers, and for students to achieve a sense of lifelong learning. The Baker Learning… Continue Reading Baker Elementary Learning Commons in Spotlight!
By Stephen Houser The newly opened Hancock Branch, part of the Twin Lakes Library System, is located in the heart of downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. A collaborative project between the City of Milledgeville, TLLS, and architecture firm Arcollab, this branch is housed in an historic building on Milledgeville’s mainstreet. Originally a car dealership built in 1919, the… Continue Reading Hancock Branch of the Twin Lakes Library System in the Spotlight!
By Rachel Evans, Marie Mize, Anne Burnett, and David Rutland. This fall the Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia turned library orientation for incoming students into a Fest, and opened the event up to the entire law school community. The idea for a fest was a collaborative one, with examples from… Continue Reading Library Fest at UGA’s Law Library in the Spotlight!
By Aspasia Luster and Josette Kubicki How did Black History Month at Reese Library in Augusta University, turn from library displays and passive programming quietly in the background, into a Culmination Reception, which put a spotlight on our displays, involving inspiring speeches and a party of catered refreshments, which we typically cannot afford? It all… Continue Reading Black History Month at Reese Library in the Spotlight!
By Lamonica Sanford Georgia College’s Russell Library is located in Milledgeville, Ga. Ina Dillard Russell Library is the heart of the Georgia College & State University campus, serving the campus community of Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university. Russell Library primarily serves students, faculty, and staff through its physical and virtual resources and services. The Russell… Continue Reading Georgia College’s Russell Library in the Spotlight!
By Michael Holt. In January, 2019, Valdosta State University’s Odum Library opened a new Learning Commons area as part of a renovation project that began in the summer months of 2018. The new commons area included new study rooms, with collaborative technology workstations. The project also introduced the university’s Academic Support Center, which provides tutoring and… Continue Reading Valdosta State University Odum Library in the Spotlight!
By Jeanne Peloquin. A message of “Oh yes, we’re open!” can be added to the Middle Georgia Regional Library’s tagline of “Oh yes, you can!” Though a budget crisis threatened to shut down the Bibb County branches of the system last summer, all locations are open and committed to meeting their communities’ information needs through excellent… Continue Reading Middle Georgia Regional Library in the Spotlight!
By Meghan Stipe Bartow County Public Library System in Cartersville, Georgia has introduced a hiking club, There & Back Again Hiking Society, designed to encourage patrons to get outside and hike to stay healthy and appreciate the beauty of Georgia’s state parks and public lands. The club was originally dreamed up by Adult Services Library Assistant… Continue Reading Bartow County Public Library System Hiking Club in the Spotlight!
By Alice Murphy Union Grove Middle School is in the Henry County School district, just south of Atlanta. The UGM Library Media Center is both a virtual library, available 24/7, and a physical space that houses materials and a wide variety of activities to support its mission. The mission is threefold: to promote reading as… Continue Reading Union Grove Middle School Library Media Center in the Spotlight