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2022 Georgia Archives Preventive Conservation Workshop Now Virtual

We are pleased to announce that the Preventive Conservation: Care of Archives, Art and Artifacts workshop, held 1-3 April, is now available both in-person and virtually through Teams! All workshops are open for registration, with the option of a discounted rate for signing up for all four. Preventive Conservation: Care of Archives, Art and Artifacts:… Continue Reading 2022 Georgia Archives Preventive Conservation Workshop Now Virtual

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GLA Midwinter Planning Meeting 2022

The Georgia Library Association’s mission is to provide leadership in empowering and supporting library and information professionals, and the diverse library community. GLA promotes professional growth, fosters innovation, creativity, expertise, and advocacy that advances and sustains library services throughout the state of Georgia. And this works because of you, and the time you put into… Continue Reading GLA Midwinter Planning Meeting 2022

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Position Statement on the Freedom to Read in School Libraries in Georgia

There has been a national wave of local challenges leading toward legislative concerns and Georgia is not immuned. In response, GLA and GLMA have issued a Position Statement on the Freedom to Read in School Libraries in Georgia. We ask that GLA members and community members take action now and contact their legislator using the… Continue Reading Position Statement on the Freedom to Read in School Libraries in Georgia

GLC 2021 Kicks Off

By Michele Nicole Johnson Georgia Libraries Conference 2021 kicked off today with a warm virtual welcome from GLA President Wendy Cornelisen and Conference Chair Kara Rumble. This is GLA’s second virtual conference, but the virtual event was not what the planning committee originally envisioned. “There were plans to be in Macon right now,” Cornelisen explained.… Continue Reading GLC 2021 Kicks Off

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GLA Constitution and Bylaw Amendments

The Executive Board and Constitution and Bylaws Committee will offer three amendments for voting on the November ballot. Click here to access a PDF of the proposed changes, or read them below. Proposed amendments that will appear on the ballot in November appear in blue text. Verbiage changes that reflect the amendments in existing documents… Continue Reading GLA Constitution and Bylaw Amendments

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Georgia Library Association Joins National Effort to Connect Households to Home Broadband

Georgia Library Association is working to help build awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program provides a discount of up to… Continue Reading Georgia Library Association Joins National Effort to Connect Households to Home Broadband

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KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

by: Jennifer Jacobs Kennesaw State University Library System highlighted Black women researchers among KSU faculty, staff, and students. This included two days of presentations for each group with a focus on recent research. Collaborating with KSU students, faculty, and staff, the KSU Library System hoped to shine a light on the variety of research done… Continue Reading KSU Libraries Highlights Black Women Academics for Black History Month 2021

Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

2021 Black History Month continues to shine a light on the stories and challenges of African Americans.  Here are few of the many programs coming up.  It’s still online times for programming, so all of these events are available online. Explore KSU’s Historic Black Acworth Image Collection The Historic Black Acworth Image Collection is a new… Continue Reading Browsing Some Events – Black History Month

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GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force

In the fall of 2020, GLA acted on their advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion with the formation of the EDI Task Force.  Task Force members Chaun Campos (Georgia State University) and Robert Taylor (Valdosta State University) spoke with GLA News Blog editor Amber Spratlin. AS:  What led to the creation of the EDI Task… Continue Reading GLA Initiative – An EDI Task Force