Submissions should be in the form of a high quality image file and a brief essay about the spotlight library. The spotlight will be placed on the GLA website for four weeks. It will also be posted in full on the GLA blog, and will be published in a Georgia Library Quarterly issue that will be permanently archived on the GLQ website.

Image files should be high-quality JPGs with dimensions no smaller than 640 pixels by 480 pixels, approximately. (JPG format is preferred. TIF or EPS format is acceptable.) If the spotlight photograph includes individual people, the submitting library must secure permission for publication from the individual(s) in the photo.

Essays should be no more than 500 words and should highlight Georgia library buildings, programming, services, and/or achievements. Essays should avoid appeals for fundraising and any speech that is politically partisan, evangelical or otherwise controversial. Essays can and should direct readers to URLs for more information about the library and its services.

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Library Quarterly reserve the right to edit spotlight essays for length and to ensure that content is germane to the intent of the spotlight program. Photographs may be slightly cropped or adjusted as needed for space and display requirements.

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