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
Music is always in the air at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville, Ga! Oconee County Library’s Children’s Specialist, Rebecca Ballard, offers a variety of music-related programming, but she is especially excited about the library’s ukuleles. Rebecca Ballard and her friend and former co-worker Natalie Wright started a region-wide circulating collection of ukuleles, and the… Continue Reading Oconee County Library, Watkinsville, Georgia in the Spotlight
The Georgia Tech Library opened its doors Sunday, Jan. 6, in the refurbished Crosland Tower, completing the first phase of its ambitious Library Next project. The tower, closed for renovations since January 2016, features eight stories of archives, classroom, study, and studio space for Tech’s students, faculty, and staff. Included are spaces and technology for… Continue Reading Georgia Tech Library’s Crosland Tower in the Spotlight
Transforming collections, facilities, organization, and services for KSYou! Johnson Library: The L. V. Johnson Library on the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University (KSU) has undergone a number of recent renovations to improve and update the study and computer areas for students. Named after the first director of the former Southern Polytechnic State University, the… Continue Reading Kennesaw State University Library System in the Spotlight!
How do you get the word out about great library programs in Atlanta? With the Word on the Street Library Bike, of course! The Word on the Street bike is a carbon-neutral mobile library that takes AFPL Pop-Up Libraries and outreach programs to festivals, street markets, block parties and more all over the Atlanta-Fulton area.… Continue Reading Word on the Street Library Bike in the Spotlight!
A division of GALILEO, Georgia’s virtual library, and housed at The University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is the state’s cultural heritage digitization initiative. Active since 1996, DLG partners with libraries, archives, and museums to facilitate online access to resources about Georgia’s history, culture, and life. In addition to its Georgia… Continue Reading Digital Library of Georgia in the Spotlight!
GLASS, Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services, is a network library of the National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) program, providing talking book and braille materials to Georgians with print impairments since the 1931. As a unit of Georgia Public Library Service, GLASS includes a regional library, a distribution center and a… Continue Reading Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services in the Spotlight