St. Simons Island is one of the four barrier islands that make up the Golden Isles on the Georgia Coast. It is known for beautiful beaches, golf, and tons of fun filled entertainment. One of the precious spots to visit is the St. Simons Island Public Library. It occupies a little over 4,000 square feet… Continue Reading St. Simons Island Public Library in the Spotlight!
Let it never be said that a small library can’t be mighty. This month, GLA’s Library Spotlight is focused on the Ephesus Public Library in Ephesus, GA (a member of the West Georgia Regional Library). The library building was completed in April 2009, and it has been providing excellent library services to the citizens of… Continue Reading Ephesus Public Library in the Spotlight!
In October 2014, Young Harris College opened the Rollins Campus Center, a transformative structure on the 129-year-old campus. Named for its $22 million lead gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, the Rollins Campus Center is the signature facility at YHC—the social and intellectual heart of campus. The Rollins Campus Center connects four distinct areas… Continue Reading Zell and Shirley Miller Library in the Spotlight!
Hog Hammock Public Library is on Sapelo Island, a Georgia barrier island accessible only by a state-run passenger ferry or private boat. The library is in the Historic Hog Hammock Community, one of the last intact, island-based Gullah-Geechee communities in America. Our island has a rich history as well as beautiful beaches, marshes and forests.… Continue Reading Hog Hammock Public Library in the Spotlight!
The Cecil B. Day Campus in northeast Atlanta is home to a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The Swilley Library’s mission is to support the learning, teaching, research, and service functions of the Mercer University Atlanta Campus faculty, students, and other constituencies. The library focuses on communicating effectively with the professional… Continue Reading Monroe F. Swilley Library in the Spotlight!
Savannah College of Art and Design’s main research and visual discovery hub is the Jen Library, located on historic Broughton Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, Georgia. This 85,000 square foot Art Deco-style building was acquired by SCAD in 1996. Originally a department store, the three-story building was remodeled with large windows to provide… Continue Reading Jen Library, Savannah College of Art and Design in the Spotlight!
What happens when politics and academia meet? No, not another structured class but more like a serviceable collection. That collection can be found at the Robert A. Holmes Law Library housed within The Atlanta Technical College Library. The Law Library is named in honor of Mr. Robert A. Holmes: businessman, civic leader, and Georgia state… Continue Reading Atlanta Technical College Library in the Spotlight!
When we saw that Georgia Library Association was interested in highlighting libraries with interesting and historic architecture, the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library (a member of West Georgia Regional Library) sprang to mind. This fantastic library is thrilled to occupy the Historic Haralson County Courthouse. Completed in 1892, our two-story, red brick building is an elegant example… Continue Reading Buchanan-Haralson Public Library in the Spotlight!
The Library at American InterContinental University (AIU) – Atlanta is the hot spot on campus for general computing and printing, as well as online research and circulation. Recent renovations on campus included moving the Learning Center into a classroom in the Library’s space, making it easier for students to obtain academic support services in a… Continue Reading American InterContinental University Library in the Spotlight!
Text and photos by Linda Cooks “This beautiful building is a work of art – a symphony in stone!” These words were spoken at the 1889 opening of the Mary Willis Library in Washington, Wilkes County. A wonderful example of High Victorian, Queen Anne architecture, the library was funded by Dr. Francis T. Willis in… Continue Reading Mary Willis Library, Washington, Georgia in the Spotlight!