Emergency Broadband Benefit

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…

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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…

What’s in a Word

I spotted the observation around the time of the millennium.  A pundit wrote that communication is becoming less dependent on language. More communication was observed via the use of pictographs, or hieroglyphics.  These days, the emoji is as ubiquitous as its population is increasing.  A check of my phone (an Apple) showed 91 emoji*  variations…

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Starring a Dictionary – Sort of

Even today, one of the largest physical books in a library is the all-purpose reference dictionary. Often out of date, it sits open to the page of the last user’s search.  At one library I managed, this dictionary was vintage enough that the word “internet” didn’t exist.  However, the words “perspicacious” and “femur” (with line…

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GALILEO Admin: The Fast and the Functional

By Amber Spratlin On July 21, 2020, GALILEO Admin, a new local electronic resource management portal, will launch alongside the new GALILEO web portal. Mike White (GALILEO Support Analyst) and Russell Palmer (Assistant Director, GALILEO Support Services) hosted a webinar on July 7, 2020 to introduce librarians across the state to this new, one-stop shop interface for e-resource management. …