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Cobb County Public Library System: Delivering Library Services to All

By Tom Brooks, Communications Assistant, Cobb County Public Library System The Cobb County Public Library System is dedicated to increasing the library’s impact on the community in 2014. This year, we are focusing on expansion of the library’s outreach services and services to community members with special needs. With the help of several community partners,… Continue Reading Cobb County Public Library System: Delivering Library Services to All

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St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School Library in the Spotlight!

Karyn Greer’s visit  By Eleonora Straub Tucked away in Sandy Springs, GA is St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School.  The St. Jude Library and Media Center serves the teachers and 511 students in grades k-8.  Our amazing collection has over 20,000 items including books, e-books, A/V resources (DVDs, CDs and playaways), periodicals for faculty and… Continue Reading St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School Library in the Spotlight!

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Georgia State University College of Law Library, Atlanta, GA

By Austin Martin Williams The Georgia State University College of Law Library traces its history back to the opening of the Georgia State University College of Law (“GSU Law”) in September 1982. Back then, the law library’s collection of just over 65,000 volumes took up only a small portion of the law school. Today, the… Continue Reading Georgia State University College of Law Library, Atlanta, GA

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Willet Memorial Library in the Spotlight!

By Sybil McNeil Willet Memorial Library at Wesleyan College is transitioning. A library on a small women’s college campus has opportunities for service that larger libraries cannot offer. Librarians pride themselves on their personal service to students, whether it be in the form of supplying coffee and tea or just “listening.” More importantly, they offer hours… Continue Reading Willet Memorial Library in the Spotlight!

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Georgia Southwestern State University Library in the Spotlight!

By Ru Story Huffman The James Earl Carter Library, located on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, has been selected as the initial venue for “Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience.” The 1200 square foot traveling exhibit was developed by Andersonville National Historic Site as part of the 150th… Continue Reading Georgia Southwestern State University Library in the Spotlight!

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Georgia Highlands College Libraries in the Spotlight!

by Elijah Scott Georgia Highlands College has undergone substantial changes in recent years, and our libraries have grown and evolved as well. GHC has locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Douglasville, and Dallas, Georgia. We have libraries at Rome, Cartersville, and Dallas, and we have an excellent cooperative arrangement with the Southern Polytechnic Library for our… Continue Reading Georgia Highlands College Libraries in the Spotlight!

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Cobb County School District and Cobb County Public Library Collaborative Summer Reading Programs in the Spotlight!

by Janell McClure Knowing the power in partnerships between school systems and public libraries, as well as the impact of summer reading programs on avoiding the “summer slide,” Janell McClure, Library Media Education Supervisor for the Cobb County School District (CCSD), contacted Patty Latch, Manager of the Youth and Media Department at the Cobb County… Continue Reading Cobb County School District and Cobb County Public Library Collaborative Summer Reading Programs in the Spotlight!

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Chattahoochee Valley Libraries in the Spotlight!

Anchored at the Robert A. M. Stern-designed Columbus Public Library, the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries continue to provide successful programming, outreach and service to all residents of Columbus GA and the surrounding West Georgia counties of Cusseta-Chattahoochee, Marion and Stewart. A vital addition in recent years has been our two new Bookmobiles. One is a complete… Continue Reading Chattahoochee Valley Libraries in the Spotlight!

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Paine College Collins-Callaway Library in the Spotlight!

The Family Room, located on the library’s first floor, was created in order to address the diverse student population at Paine College.  One of our current and growing populations is the student with a family including small children.   This room is the library’s way of partnering with these students by providing a safe and happy… Continue Reading Paine College Collins-Callaway Library in the Spotlight!

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Fannie Mae Davis Special Collections Room, Douglas County Public Library in the Spotlight!

The Fannie Mae Davis Special Collections Room in the library on Selman Drive is named in honor of Douglasville’s Head Librarian from 1961 until 1981, when the library was in the Bowden Street location. Fannie Mae Davis wrote a book on the history of our county entitled “Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to Interstate… Continue Reading Fannie Mae Davis Special Collections Room, Douglas County Public Library in the Spotlight!