Sunday, February 19, 2017

Apply for GLA Scholarship

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 2017 scholarships is May 19.

See the Georgia Library Association website for details:

Questions and application materials may be directed to:
William Brogdon
GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-chair
307 Adair St. C2
Decatur, GA 30030 (all lowercase letters)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

GLA Library Day @ the Capitol - 2/21/2017

Each year, the Georgia Library Association presents our legislators with a print that highlights a Georgia location, created by pointillist artist Debi Davis. A big thank you to Mumford Books, which generously sponsors this project.

This year, we'll be delivering one print to the office of each elected official on Tuesday, February 21st. It's another chance to talk libraries at the Capitol.

There are two locations with offices: the Capitol and the Coverdell building across the street. In addition to the 236 representatives and senators, there are other officers in the Capitol (Secretary of State, Secretary of the Senate, the Governor's Office, etc.) who will also be getting prints. We need your help!

Tuesday, February 21st:
We'll be meeting at 10:30 am that morning, and hope to be done by noon! If you're able to help out, please contact Wendy Cornelisen at

Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling suggestions and rejection from editors.
This webinar is co-sponsored with GLA Academic Library Division. 

About the Presenter:
Sarah Steiner is the head of Research & Instruction Services at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. Previously she was a librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta. While in Georgia, she held many offices with the Georgia Library Association, co-founded the Carterette Webinars, and co-founded the Atlanta Emerging Librarians group. She serves on the editorial board of College & Research Libraries and formerly served as the associate editor and peer-review coordinator of Georgia Library Quarterly. She’s published articles in peer-reviewed and trade publications and written and co-edited three scholarly books with ACRL and ALA TechSource.

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.
Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ogeechee Technical College Library in the Spotlight!

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia serving Bulloch, Evans, Screven, and surrounding counties. Established in 1986, Ogeechee Technical College is a public institution of higher education that contributes to the economic, educational, and personal growth of the individual and the communities it serves. It offers over 120 programs in business, health, industrial/natural resources, and personal/public health. The total enrollment for AY 16 was 2,872 and the College employs 160 full-time, and numerous part-time, employees.

In our library, we offer our students a warm welcome,  61 computers, printing of assignments, over 8,000 books, over 40,000 items on Galileo, 36 magazine subscriptions, assistance with technology, and research classes.  However, as more and more students are doing research at home and reading from a computer, it is challenging to maintain consistent use of our small library. 

Librarians decided that teaching research skills to various classes was not going to be enough.   We sent e-mails to instructors and asked for suggested events the library could host to enhance their curriculum.  One faculty member responded that she would like to get her Early Childhood Education students involved in  book character activities, so we planned a pumpkin character-making activity.  A local store donated the pumpkins and gourds, and the library supplied the paint. It was such an inspiration to watch college students be creative.  Once the pumpkins were painted, we displayed them in the library and later took them to a local nursing home to be used as decorations for their fall festival.  Many of those same students return regularly to the library to work on homework or to simply say "hello".  In March we are planning our first faculty, alumni, and student Quiz Bowl Challenge.

 Visit Ogeechee Technical College Library website at to learn more about our services and activities.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Academic Library Division Call for Papers

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

Friday, January 27, 2017

Public Library Day at the Capitol Sponsored by Georgia Council of Public Libraries

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
Georgia’s public libraries circulate millions of printed books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, and much more! Public libraries provide access to information, programming, computers and the Internet every day.

Nothing could be more Georgian than public library service… … except perhaps Varsity Hot Dogs!

Georgia Council of Public Libraries invites you to celebrate libraries with a Varsity Dog.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Room 230 CAPITOL 11:00am-1:00pm 

Varsity Hats, optional! 
Excitement about what our public libraries are doing around the state, required! 

Thank You for Supporting Georgia’s Libraries! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Experience Atlanta with Local Library Tours and Events During ALA Midwinter

The Georgia Library Association and Special Libraries Association - Georgia Chapter are pleased to announce a series of library tours being offered during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, January 20-24, 2017.

Conference attendees and local library professionals are invited to tour a selection of the city's new and unique libraries, including the CNN Library, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Gensler, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

RSVP for tours online at

Midwinter attendees are also invited to visit area libraries and check out their public exhibits and programs.

A list of events, free and open to the public, can now be viewed online at

Print copies of this list will also be available at the GLA booth, #1100.