The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations from special, school, public and academic librarians in Georgia for the 2021 GLA Awards. Winners will be recognized at the 2021 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference (formerly COMO). GLA has a variety of awards to celebrate individual or team contributions to libraries or to a supported state organization.… Continue Reading The GLA 2021 Awards – Call for Nominations
GLA Honorary Membership This year, Carolyn Thomas Fuller has been awarded a GLA Honorary Membership. Honorary Memberships are given to retired members of the Georgia Library Association who have contributed significantly to the work of the Association over a period of years. No more than three Honorary Memberships will be presented during any year. Carolyn… Continue Reading Carolyn Fuller named a GLA Honorary Member
McJenkin-Rheay Award The McJenkin-Rheay Award was established by an anonymous donor and approved by the Executive Board on July 17, 1981. It is given to recognize a librarian early in his/her career who has made outstanding contributions to the Georgia Library Association, to leadership as exemplified by the careers of Virginia McJenkin (school libraries) and… Continue Reading Gittemeier, Long, Harkness win awards for career achievement
by Tim Wojcik At the recent Georgia Libraries Conference 2020, Laura Burtle recognized the efforts of Ashley Dupuy with the annual GLA Presidential Commendation. The commendation is described, in part, in this quote from the award announcement: This year has been challenging, as you all know. Ashley has worked tirelessly, moving our administration to Impact,… Continue Reading GLA Presidential Commendation
Bob Richardson Memorial Award The Bob Richardson Memorial Award was established by the Executive Board in 1999 in recognition of Bob Richardson’s dedicated service to the Georgia Library Association. It honors those who have given outstanding service to the Georgia Library Association. This year’s winner is Virginia Feher, Head Librarian of the Oconee Campus of… Continue Reading Feher, Adult-a-Palooza win awards for service to GLA
The Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award was originally called the Library Advocacy Award. It was renamed in 2003 to honor Charles Beard, Georgia’s strongest library advocate. The Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award is given each year to recognize someone not employed in or by a library who has made outstanding contributions to libraries. This year’s… Continue Reading GLA Award Winner in the Spotlight – Charles Beard Library Advocacy Award
The Library Support Services Award is given each year to recognize someone employed in a library support profession who has furthered library development or who has made outstanding contributions to Georgia libraries as part of his or her job or business. The award winner could be a vendor employee, an employee of an office or… Continue Reading GLA Award Winner in the Spotlight – Library Support Services Award
The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2020 GLA Awards. Winners will be recognized at the 2020 Georgia Libraries Conference in Macon. GLA has a variety of awards to celebrate individual or team contributions to libraries or to the state organization. Do you know anyone who is: A GLA member who has… Continue Reading Nominate someone for a 2020 GLA Award today!
One of the most important things that any association can do is to honor the excellence we see in our peers, in our supporters, and in the people who make Georgia’s libraries excellent in every single way. The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2020 GLA Awards. Winners will be recognized at… Continue Reading Nominations now open for 2020 GLA Awards
ATTENTION SUPPORT STAFF AND PARAPROFESSIONALS in GEORGIA LIBRARIES 2019 PARAPROFESSIONAL GRANTS Five (5) $250 grants will be given to the award winners for expenses to attend 2019 Georgia Libraries Conference, Macon, Georgia, October 9th-11th, 2019 And free one-year paraprofessional memberships in GLA. Recognition award plaques will be presented at a GLA Association Function. Applicants do NOT… Continue Reading Apply for 2019 Paraprofessional Grants!