Friday, April 29, 2016

COMO 2016 Call for Proposals Now Open



The Georgia Library Association, Georgia Association for Instructional Technology, and Southeastern Library Association invite proposals for panels, workshops, and meetings for the 2016 Georgia COMO/SELA Joint conference.


Please submit your proposals on GA COMO website.


This year, the conference will be held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA on October 5-7, 2016.


Our theme is Reinvent, Re-imagine, Rediscover Libraries!


The proposal deadline is May 30, 2016.


If you have any questions, please contact Jean Cook at jcook@westga.edu.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Upcoming Carterette Webinar: ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History





ATL Maps: Using Archival Resources to Visualize History
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)




Register at http://bit.ly/1NtYhyT





What happens when you layer a science project on top of a walking tour on top of an art experiment on top of an archival map on top of demographic data on top of a memoir? What if the archives of multiple universities and other institutions could be accessed on one platform and layered with the projects, stories, and data from researchers, teachers, students, and community groups? The ATLmaps.com project attempts to answer these questions. The platform, a collaboration between Georgia State University and Emory University, combines archival maps, geospatial data visualization, and user contributed multimedia location pinpoints to promote investigation into any number of issues about Atlanta. While currently focused on one city to demonstrate the power of stacking thousands of layers of information on one place, this innovative online platform will eventually allow users to layer an increasing number of interdisciplinary data to address the complex issues that any city poses. The project looks to offer a framework that incorporates storytelling reliant on geospatial data and for normalizing input across a range of data sets so that material can be cross-compared in novel ways, allowing users to make connections between seemingly unrelated data sources and ask questions that would not be apparent when only looking at one particular project. The ATLmaps also encourages knowledgeable members of the university and local communities to curate data on the site to demonstrate the possibilities for synthesizing material across projects and data types.


In this webinar, we will provide an overview and demonstration of ATLmaps. We will explain how the platform came out of two large map digitization projects, faculty development efforts connected to teaching and learning, and several local documentaries. We will also discuss roadblocks and successes in the development process-building a geoserver, copyright issues, search functionality, funding, and working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.


About the Presenters:
Brennan Collins is the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at GSU. The interdisciplinary nature and technology focus of these programs allows him to work with a diverse faculty in exploring inventive pedagogies. He is particularly interested in using maps in and out the classroom to develop student critical thinking.
Joe Hurley is a Data Services and GIS Librarian at Georgia State University.  He is interested in creating open digital resources that aid in the study and teaching of urban change in Atlanta and the United States.  He works on several interdisciplinary Atlanta-focused projects, led the NEH funded Planning Atlanta digital project, and his research and teaching interests include historical GIS, urban renewal, and demographic, land use and built environment change.
Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. As a digital humanities practitioner, Sarah is interested in digital publishing and open source advocacy movements. She is also the community and advocacy coordinator for the Open Access Button.


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.
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1. Go to registration page: at http://bit.ly/1NtYhyT
2. Complete and submit the form.
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Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions:
carteretteserieswebinars@gmail.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 GLA Scholarships - Applications due May 21st!

The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing a master's degree in library science.
The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship in Georgia and defray some of the costs of their education.
The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is targeted for applicants of excellence who show strong potential for leadership in the library profession.

Recipients of both awards must agree to work for at least one year in Georgia following graduation. Applicants need not be residents of Georgia to apply.

The deadline to apply for the 2016 scholarships is May 21.

See the Georgia Library Association website for details:  http://gla.georgialibraries.org/scholarship.htm

Questions and application materials may be directed to:
Linh Uong
GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-chair
c/o Northeast Georgia Regional Library
P.O. Box 2020
Clarkesville, GA 30523
glascholarship2016@gmail.com (all lowercase letters)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

AEL Presents... Marketing Yourself, Your Library, and Your Services

AEL Presents… Marketing Yourself, Your Library, and Your Services
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033

GLA’s Atlanta Emerging Librarians is proud to present our first formal presentation for 2016! We think marketing is an important skill for librarians to develop and practice. Kelly Ansley, Mack Freeman, and a Public Librarian (TBA) will speak with us about marketing public and academic libraries as well as how to market yourself to the library community.  We will have a meet and greet with refreshments from 10:30 to 11:00 with presentations starting at 11am.

Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1VBSsSm

Tickets are not necessary for entrance; they just give us a better idea of how many people expect to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at atlantaemerginglibrarians@gmail.com. See you there!

2016 Atlanta Emerging Librarians Planning Committee
Ashley Day
Lydia Hofstetter
Rosemary Humphrey
Amy Winfrey

Friday, April 8, 2016

Oak View Elementary Media Center in the Spotlight!


Oak View Media Center located in Oak View Elementary School, Home of the Owls, serves approximately 900 students Monday through Friday. Students and staff members are welcome in the media center 7:00 am to 3:15 pm to check out books, conduct research, work on projects, and use the computers. In order to increase reading, the media specialists with the help of students provide weekly book talks via the intercom during morning announcements. At the beginning of the year, Ms. Hall, the media specialist, along with staff and students held a school wide assembly to promote reading. Throughout the school year, the media center has hosted author visits, public library staff to promote library cards, vendors, book previews, student of the month programs, Real Parents Read, the Scholastic Book Fair, and Career Day.

Students and staff look forward to weekly story time. The media center, not always quiet, is alive with chatter and laughter during story time. Students are eager to answer questions and give predictions on what they think will occur in the stories. Originally scheduled for Pre K through second grade, story time is now enjoyed by older students in third and fourth grade as well.  Students in grades second through fifth grade are taught online safety and how to navigate Destiny, the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Students use Destiny to locate print books and electronic books (e-books) based on personal choices and Lexile scores.

Circulation numbers have increased tremendously from August to March. Oak View Media Center is definitely on course with promoting reading and preparing 21st Century students to compete globally. While Ms. Hall is the only staff member employed in the media center, she is thankful to have parent and student volunteers to assist with the daily running of the media center.

To find out more about Oak View Elementary Media Center, please visit oakviewes.dekalb.k12.ga.us.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Professional Development Events in April

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.  Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the program descriptions and to register.

ADVOCACY
Apr. 27: Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)
Apr. 28: Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)
Apr. 28: Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Apr. 27: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (American Association of School Librarians)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Apr. 7: Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)
Apr. 12: Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)
Apr. 12: Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)
Apr. 14: Apr. 14: What's New in Children's Literature - 2016 (Infopeople)
Apr. 19: 12 Things: New Directions for Collections (Montana State Library)
Apr. 26: From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

COMMUNICATION
Apr. 27: Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)
Apr. 28: Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES
Apr. 6: Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (School Library Journal)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Apr. 27: Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace (Nebraska Library Commission)

LEGAL
Apr. 13: Emerging Issues in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Public Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

LIBRARY SPACES
Apr. 27: Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)
MANAGEMENT
Apr. 5: An introduction to open data and APIs (DigitalGov)
Apr. 27: Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Apr. 5: First Tuesdays: Readers to Eaters (Washington State Library)
Apr. 13: Content Marketing and Strategy (Infopeople)
Apr. 20: Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr. 20: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr. 28: Amping Up Your STEM Program (Booklist)

PROGRAMMING
Apr. 5: First Tuesdays: Readers to Eaters (Washington State Library)
Apr. 7: Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)
Apr. 13: Libraries & Museums Serving Free Summer Meals (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
Apr. 19: Incubate Creativity at Your Library (WebJunction)
Apr. 25: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (National Archives)
Apr. 28: Preserving Your Digital Life (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
READERS’ ADVISORY
Apr. 12: Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)
Apr. 14: What's New in Children's Literature - 2016 (Infopeople)
Apr. 26: Mysteries to Die For (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Apr. 11: Diets, Textiles, and Electricity: Records that Impacted the Domestic Lives of Americans (National Archives)
Apr. 11: 2016 SXSW for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Apr. 13: African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation (National Archives)
Apr. 19: Find the Information You Need! (Booklist/Rowman & Littlefield)
Apr. 19: Four Starting Points for Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr. 21: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 3 – U.S. International Trade Administration (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr. 27: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Apr. 6: Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (School Library Journal)
Apr. 6: TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr. 13: Personalized Learning with Gooru (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr. 18: This Month in School Libraries (TL Virtual Cafe)
Apr. 20: Innovation for Diverse 21st Century Learning Environments (Education Week)
Apr. 27: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY
Apr. 13: Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr. 27: Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr. 27: Emerging Technology Trends and the Library: The Future is Now (Demco)
Apr. 28: Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)
Apr. 28: Amping Up Your STEM Program (Booklist)
Apr. 29: Tech Trends with Tine: Robots & Drones (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Apr. 14: Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

VIRTUAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
Apr 12: Introduction with Julie Walker (Georgia Public Library Service)
Apr 12: Library Trends with ALA's Miguel Figueroa (Georgia Public Library Service)
Apr 12: The Myths of Innovation with R. David Lankes (Georgia Public Library Service)
Apr 12: Trends in Customer Service and Customer Service Training for Libraries with Andrew Sanderbeck (Georgia Public Library Service)
Apr 12: Library Confidential: Understanding the Scope and Reasons for Patron Privacy with Marti Minor (Georgia Public Library Service)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mark Your Calender for COMO 2016 - October 5-7, 2016


Plan to attend GA COMO 2016 on October 5-7, 2016 at the Athens Classic Center!

Georgia COMO 2016 will feature Jonathan Alter, award-winning author and journalist as our luncheon speaker!

Learn more about Jonathan Alter online at his website: JonathanAlter.com

Stay tuned for more information.