Friday, October 17, 2014

GLMA and GLA 2015 Exemplary Library Awards

In 2015, the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and Georgia Library Association (GLA) will recognize and honor three exemplary and three exceptional Georgia Library Media Programs.
In order to identify and highlight these programs, GLMA and GLA are soliciting applications from member schools.

Library Media Programs representing an elementary, a middle, and a high school will be selected for this recognition. A select group of GLMA and GLA members will select the recipients based on the school’s written application, letters of support, a possible telephone interview and/or an on-site visit.

This program is an opportunity to describe how the Library Media Program is meeting school improvement goals and increasing student achievement.

Please note that the school library media specialist applying for the award must hold membership in either GLMA or GLA at the time of application submission.

 If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the following documents:

2015 Exemplary Library Application and Directions
2015 GaDOE Exemplary Media Program Scoring Document
2015 Rubric
 
The application is due June 1, 2015.




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Atlanta Emerging Librarians Event: You Got the Job – Now What? (10/25/2014)

The GLA Atlanta Emerging Librarians presents You Got the Job – Now What?  Rising to the Challenge in Your New Library Position. 

When you're starting a new job, learning the technical and practical skills of the position is one part of what will make you a success.  The soft skills – like conflict management, good communication, and cooperation – are just as important.  Come hear three professional librarians and managers speak about the soft skills and personal attributes that will make the difference in your library career. 

Date: Saturday, October 25
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Scott Candler Library, 1917 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30032
Register:  bit.ly/1u0wbLq

Speakers:
Cliff Landis, Web Services Librarian, Georgia State University Library
Ashley Dupuy, Assistant Director for Instructional Services, Kennesaw State University Sturgis Library
Kate Nevins, Executive Director, LYRASIS

We hope you'll join us!


Your 2014 AEL Planning Committee
Jennifer Young
Mandi Goodsett
Courtney Baron
Ruth Rowell

GLA Listserv is Down



Attention GLA members: The GLA Listserv is currently down. We will post an update as soon as it is running again. 
For assistance with communications in the interim, please contact Ariel Turner, PR Chair, at aturne93@kennesaw.edu

Monday, October 13, 2014

Personal Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Free Webinar - October 22,2014

Personal Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar
Wednesday, October 22nd
11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern
60 minutes

Register:
https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=647320186

The Society of Georgia Archivists, the Atlanta chapter of ARMA International, and the Georgia Library Association present a train-the-trainer session on Personal Digital Archiving. Designed for information professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this session will empower participants to see themselves as archivists of their own digital records and will cover topics
ranging from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife. After completing the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to teach the workshop to their users--the public, co-workers, students, etc.--in their own diverse institutional contexts. The end goal of the workshop will thus be to advocate for informational professionals as a source of expertise for assisting individuals (the public, family members, students, corporate employees, etc.) with their personal digital archiving needs.
   
Presenters:
Oscar Gittemeier currently works as a Youth Services Librarian with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS) at the East Atlanta Branch. He has a background in Sociology and Women’s Studies and completed his MLIS with Florida State University in August 2012. Oscar has served on several GLA committees, including AEL, NMRT, and PACE, but making the Libraries Are Such a Drag fundraising calendar for the Scholarship Committee was the most fun! In his free time Oscar enjoys sipping Bulleit Bourbon with a good book on his back deck and connecting with radical librarians who are reimagining the profession.

Wendy Hagenmaier is the Digital Collections Archivist at the Georgia Tech Archives. She received her M.S.I.S. with a focus on digital archives and preservation from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Her areas of scholarly and professional interest include personal digital archiving as an outreach and advocacy tool for increasing awareness about the importance
of digital archiving in society, the technological and intellectual property challenges of preserving and providing access to born-digital data and proprietary formats, and the puzzles of data stewardship and control in an increasingly terms-of-service-bound world.

Michelle Kirk (CRM, IGP, CIP) is currently a Program Manager and eRecords and Information Governance subject matter expert for Iron Mountain Incorporated. Michelle has spent her fifteen-plus year career in the Document Management, RIM and Information Governance spaces, both in consulting and in-house roles. The breadth of her experience is in Public Sector, Energy and Financial verticals,with a particular focus on electronic records. Throughout her career, she has
been able to leverage her interest in electronic information organization, preservation, and governance to help organizations manage their data more defensibly. Michelle has a Bachelor's degree from Temple University and holds multiple industry credentials including the Certified Records Manager, Certified Information Governance Professional, and Certified Information
Professional certifications. In her spare time, Michelle volunteers on her local Atlanta ARMA board and on the ARMA International conference programming task force. She also enjoys cooking, reading and is an avid sports fan.

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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To register for the online event
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1. Go to registration page:
https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=647320186
2. Complete and submit the form.
4. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
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Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions.

Casey Long: clong@agnesscott.edu
Kimberly Boyd: kboyd2@brenau.edu
Sarah Steiner: sksteiner@email.wcu.edu

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Professional Development Events in October

This list is provided by Jay Turner, Director of Continuing Education, Georgia Public Library Service.

The GPLS CE calendar has been updated with free, online continuing education events for October.

Some highlights include:

Tuesday, Oct. 14 (1–2 PM)

Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age (WebJunction)

Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more. Digital Citizenship Week is coming October 19-25…how will your library be participating?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Tuesday, Oct. 14 (2–3 PM)

Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information (Lib2Gov)

Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lib2gov.org/calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 21 (2–3 PM)

Crowdfunding in the Arts: How to Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix (GrantSpace)

The objective of this webinar is to demystify the world of crowdfunding, specifically for people and organizations in the arts world. Crowdfunding is quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox to tap into your network to raise money, faster, from a larger audience. For artists, it can be a great alternative, or complement, to grants and other types of funding. This webinar is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, help you determine if a crowdfunding approach could be right for you, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer.

Tuesday, Oct. 21 (2–3:30 PM)

Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library (WebJunction)

Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve patrons with special needs. Developing an awareness of and sensitivity to children with disabilities is crucial for providing top-notch library services. This webinar shares inspiring programming and innovative ideas for new services to target this special population. Learn about what online resources are available for staff to serve children with special needs more fully, and explore strategies to reevaluate and make new accommodations in existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Wednesday, Oct. 22 (2–3 PM)

Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar (Georgia Library Association)

The Society of Georgia Archivists, the Atlanta chapter of ARMA International, and the Georgia Library Association present a train-the-trainer session on Personal Digital Archiving. Designed for information professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this session will empower participants to see themselves as archivists of their own digital records and will cover topics ranging from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife. After completing the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to teach the workshop to their users--the public, co-workers, students, etc.--in their own diverse institutional contexts. The end goal of the workshop will thus be to advocate for informational professionals as a source of expertise for assisting individuals (the public, family members, students, corporate employees, etc.) with their personal digital archiving needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Tuesday, Oct. 28 (3–4 PM)

Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites (Library Journal)

During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Friday, September 26, 2014

GLA Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Georgia Library Association for 2015!
  • First Vice President / President Elect: Cathy Jeffrey, Clayton State University 
  • Second Vice President: Karen Manning, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Secretary: Ariel Turner, Kennesaw State University
  • SELA Representative: Rita Spisak, Kennesaw State University
  • ALA Councilor: Amy Eklund, Georgia Perimeter College
*President: Lace Keaton (Currently serving as First Vice President/President Elect),  Newton County Public Library
*Treasurer: Ashley Dupuy (3rd yr of her 3- year term), Kennesaw State University

Georgia Perimeter College Libraries in the Spotlight!

Barbara Disney recalled that in 1964, as assistant to Librarian Beulah Cleveland, she diligently typed cards for "a few thousand" books in the brand new DeKalb College Library. The library was one of five original buildings on the Clarkston campus, "air-conditioned [and] fully-equipped" to serve 1500 students (Bulletin of DeKalb College, 1964). For fifty years the school now known as Georgia Perimeter College and its libraries have been transforming lives by providing low-cost access to high-quality higher education. The 1997 name change reflected GPC's "expanding mission and its service throughout the metro Atlanta area." Now one of the largest institutions in the University System, GPC has five campus locations, enrolls over 21,000 students, and is the largest associate degree-granting college in Georgia. From humble origins, GPC now enrolls more undergraduate students each fall semester, accepts more transfer students, and sends more students on to other institutions than any other USG school. Successful GPC students and graduates make up more than one-third of all USG transfer students (GPC Fact Book, 2013).

As the college has grown, so have GPC Libraries. From one library we are now five physical libraries and an active online library program. From a staff of two we have increased to thirty-six full-time staff members, nineteen of whom are fully credentialed librarians. From a few thousand books and a card catalog, we now have a collection of over 300,000 physical items plus electronic access to thousands of ebooks and ejournals. We are a net lender of resources to other schools through GIL-Express. In the last year alone, we taught 564 instruction sessions reaching nearly 9000 students, as well as logging over 26,000 interactions at our help desks and via chat. Beyond the numbers, GPC library faculty are involved in the academic life of the college by teaching courses, helping to write open-source textbooks, serving on committees, and regularly presenting for and with other faculty.
GPC Libraries also play an integral role in the college's activities and initiatives. GPC Reads, the college-wide book club, is one example. The libraries support the college community by loaning copies of the current selection, Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, providing instruction classes on related topics, and welcoming the authors to signings and receptions.

GPC Libraries will play an active role in college-wide fiftieth anniversary celebrations and programs. In support of the Sixties Symposium planned for February 2015, librarians are collaborating with faculty members to create LibGuides and displays on both broad historical themes for that turbulent decade, and specific topics such as music, art, and films. GPC Libraries and GPC Archives are also curating Throwback Thursday Facebook posts and other social media messages to share fun and poignant moments from our history using hashtags #GPC50 and #GPC1960s.

What a difference fifty years make. As we look back and celebrate our past, we also look forward to future challenges, always with the goal of providing support for success to our students. To learn more about our services and programs, visit GPC Libraries website at http://depts.gpc.edu/library/

Pictured are Barbara Disney, first library clerk at DeKalb College and retired Director of Human Resources at GPC, and Angiah Davis, one of GPC's newest librarians. Photo by Collins Foster, used by permission.

Written by Pat Ziebart, Scott Pieper, and Karen Viars.