The North Georgia Associated Libraries quarterly meeting will be virtual.
We will begin with a brief business meeting including a discussion of new officers. The informational presentation will follow.
WEBINAR: Innovating Services and Workflows During COVID-19
DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Librarians from public and academic libraries share their successful and (and not so successful) strategies for engaging with their populations during closure and beyond.
Rebecca Power, Youth Services Librarian, Smryna Public Library
Speaker Bio: Rebecca has been Smyrna’s Youth Services Librarian for seven year. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
Presentation Information: Prior to the state shutdown for COVID-19, Smyrna Library had a robust program schedule serving over 1,000 patrons monthly. Learn how the library adapted to virtual programming, what worked and what didn’t work, and what the plan is now that the library has reopened.
Laura Gargis, Campus Librarian, Paulding Site Library, Georgia Highlands College
Speaker Bio: Laura has been a GHC Librarian since 2015. She is also the chair of the GHC Library Marketing & Outreach Working Group. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Southwestern University (Texas) and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
Presentation Information: The GHC Library was able to leverage the Covid-19 shutdown to process a change in mindset about marketing and outreach. Prior to the shutdown, we were very focused on programming and marketing in physical spaces. We now have a more balanced focus on reaching students where they are, digitally or physically. Laura will discuss the efforts made during the shutdown to be more inclusive of our digital student populations and some thoughts on continuing efforts as we go back to campus in August.
Rebecca Camp, Circulation Manager, Sequoyah Regional Library
Speaker Bio: Rebecca Camp has been the Circulation Manager for the Sequoyah Regional Library system since 2014. She has worked and continues to work diligently on innovating circulation practices that better serve communities.
Presentation Information: What do you do when your seven library, multi-county system is going to be closed to the public for the foreseeable future? Learn how the Sequoyah Regional Library System utilized ILS features and implemented changes in their procedures in order to eliminate barriers to circulation services during closure, and during the different stages of reopening.
1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit if requested