Friday, March 24, 2017

Academic Library Division Call for Papers - Submit by April 3, 2017

Call for Papers!

Academic Library Division of the Georgia Library Association
Georgia Chapter of ACRL
Georgia Libraries 2017 Conference
October 4-6, 2017
Columbus, Georgia

The Academic Library Division of the Georgia Library Association/Georgia Chapter of ACRL invites Georgia librarians and library science students to submit research papers pertaining to academic libraries for presentation at 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference. Criteria for selection include purpose, content, organization, scholarship, and references. Papers should include research on developments in academic libraries that present challenging opportunities for libraries and librarianship throughout the state, region, or nation. Papers should be approximately 2000 words.

The Georgia Library Quarterly (GLQ) may invite selected authors to submit their papers for possible publication in GLQ.

GLA will award a cash prize for the paper selected as the top entry and complimentary Georgia Library conference registration for the second and third entry. The three top papers will be presented at the Georgia Libraries Conference in Columbus, GA.

New this year!
Attend a workshop on scholarly writing to help you generate paper ideas!
Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians
February 22, 2017 -- 2PM EST (1PM CST | 12PM MST | 11AM PST)
Co-sponsored by Carterette Series Webinars and the GLA Academic Library Division
Visit for more information

Notice of Intention:
Submit via email a notice of intent and a brief abstract. Send emails with the subject line “ALD Research Papers” to Your notice of intent should contain your name, address, phone number, email address, a tentative title, and a brief (200 word) abstract by April 3, 2017.

New this year
Optional Pre-submission Peer Review
If you want your paper reviewed by scholarly writing expert prior to the final submission, e-mail it to by June 1, 2017.

Paper Submission:
The final paper (approximately 2000 words) must be submitted by July 17, 2017.
Use the Chicago Manual of Style as the style guide for the submission. Use author/date format with a reference section at the end.
Notification of Results: August 14, 2017

Send Notice of Intention to Submit and Final Paper to:
Jennifer Townes,
Research Papers Committee Chair

Thursday, March 23, 2017

GLQ Winter 2017 Issue Now Available!

The winter 2017 issue of the Georgia Library Quarterly is now available at

Monday, March 13, 2017

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference (SLAC) Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites session proposals for the November 13-14, 2017, conference  in Atlanta, Georgia.

Proposed sessions should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

• Budget
• Collaborations
• Collections
• Demonstrating value
• Developing a culture of assessment
• Ethnographic and observational studies
• Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
• Lessons learned
• Library instruction
• Marketing and communications
• Outreach activities
• Programming and events
• Reporting results to stakeholders
• Role of the assessment librarian
• Services
• Spaces and facilities
• Special collections and archives
• Unique methods
• Usability
• User experience

Submit your proposal by April 21, 2017 at

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Save the date for Georgia Libraries Conference - October 4-6, 2017, Columbus, GA

Save the date! The inaugural Georgia Libraries Conference (formerly known as Georgia COMO) will be held October 4-6 at the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, GA. This year's theme is Different by Design.
We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

GLA Awards Call For Nominations

The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations from academic, public, school, and special librarians in Georgia for the 2017 GLA Awards.

Winners will be recognized at the 2017 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference (formerly COMO) in Columbus.

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 made significant contributions to GLA? Consider nominating this person for the Bob Richardson Award, the McJenkin-Rheay Award, or the Norma Symmers Paraprofessional Award.
  • A non-library employee who has made outstanding contributions to libraries? Consider the Charles Beard Advocacy Award.
  • An employee of a vendor, school, public library system, or academic institution who has furthered library development in Georgia? Consider the Library Support Services Award.
  • A practicing Georgia librarian who has made substantial contributions to the library profession? Consider the Nix-Jones Award.
  • A team that has excelled in the past year by offering innovative programming or services or providing outstanding support to a Georgia library? Consider the GLA Team Award.

A complete list of awards and descriptions can be found at Individuals may be nominated in more than one category, although only one award can be given. Please note that some awards require GLA membership.

To nominate an individual or team, please email the following documents to Awards Committee chair Kelly Ansley by Friday, April 14, 2017:

Award winners will be contacted in late summer 2017. Please direct any questions to Kelly Ansley, Awards Committee chair, at (478) 289-2088 or

The GLA Awards Committee looks forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Roddenbery Memorial Library in the Spotlight!

Zin zin zin! Music surrounds us even when we're not listening. March is Music Month at Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo, Georgia. As you enter the Children's room you will be surrounded by stories about music, composers and performers. If you listen carefully you might hear the sounds of violins wafting from the auditorium where a group of students are learning how to make their violins speak.

This dedicated group is taught by Lincoln High School senior Samantha Crawford from Tallahassee. Ms. Crawford has been studying the violin since the age of nine and has performed internationally, receiving many accolades.

The Grady County Fine Arts Project, Inc. is responsible for creating this amazing opportunity for local music enthusiasts. Combining a multitude of talents the GCFAPI has been reaching out to the Grady County community for the past seven years providing piano lessons, children's choir and storytelling which includes reading and writing skills through puppetry. These are just a few of the tremendous opportunities provided by the Grady County Fine Arts Project, Inc. Each of these endeavors instill confidence, tenacity, a sense of responsibility and pride. The participants acquire a much wider view of the world in addition to strengthening important skills and values they will use throughout their lives. Members of the community have enjoyed performances by these special groups.

We are honored to provide a venue for these fine arts opportunities and look forward to welcoming more fine arts classes to the Roddenbery Memorial Library. RML has just started circulating ukuleles and we are looking forward to some exciting jam sessions.

Learn more about the Roddenbery Memorial Library and its programs at

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow - Carterette Series Webinar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 

2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Most librarians and library staff are constantly multi-tasking. Despite the type of library, our tasks are endless and can range from cataloging to working the reference desk to IT support and everything in between. It can be very difficult to organize our to-do lists, not to mention get things done. This session will introduce the concept of Kanban (Japanese for "sign" or "billboard"), an important tool for managing workflow and measuring improvement and outcomes that was first popularized by the manufacturing industry. Today Kanban is utilized by software development teams, marketing units, human resource offices, people in strategy and leadership, and for organizing personal tasks and achieving goals.

This session will also introduce KanbanFlow, a free online project management tool that digitizes the Kanban method. This tool supports real-time collaboration between team members and weaves in the Pomodoro method of time-tracking. A live demo of KanbanFlow, its various features, and real-life examples of how it can be used in a library setting will be included to help illustrate the usefulness of this method and tool for librarians.

About the Presenter:
Rachel Evans is a web coordinator and digital media specialist at the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Her primary responsibility as part of the Information Technology team is maintaining the law school’s website. Evans also contributes to library instruction ranging from technology-centered sessions to video tutorial creation. Additionally, she assists in archiving items in the law school repository Digital Commons, assembling the library’s monthly newsletter and contributing to the library’s public relations and web teams. Evans has presented instructional technology and web-design related sessions at local, state and regional conferences, and has also been published in the national professional magazine Computers in Libraries. Prior to joining UGA Law Library, Evans got her start in libraries at LaGrange College's academic library, and subsequently worked at two public libraries in Georgia's Troup and Oglethorpe counties. Evans earned her M.L.I.S. from Florida State University in 2012.

Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page:
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
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