Monday, July 17, 2017

ACRL Webinar Viewing Party: Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework - August 2, 2017.

The Academic Library Division of the Georgia Library Association would like to invite you to two free ACRL webinar viewing parties.  Please register for one or both of the webinars using the links below so that we can let our host locations know how many to expect.

Viewing parties will be held simultaneously at the University of Georgia in Athens, Augusta University in Augusta, University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, and Armstrong State University in Savannah.  Directions and parking information will be sent about a week before the viewings.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Description: Web design, in the form of creating online research guides, has become a big part of many librarians’ jobs, but we’re rarely taught how to do it well. Most of us learn the nuts and bolts of how to make guides, without learning the principles of how to make them usable -- the simple techniques of visual and textual design  that can help us create guides that users will understand more easily, and stick around to use.  Learn about easy to use principles of usability that can immediately improve your research guides.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Description: Explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. Examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news. Explore connections between information and news literacy skills. Discover ways to apply more traditional research and information literacy skills, such as source evaluation skills, to addressing fake news, and gain ideas for new, interactive ways to help students handle fake news and misinformation.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Registration now open for the Georgia Libraries Conference!

REGISTER TODAY! The 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference Registration Form is online now.

Georgia Libraries Conference is a joint venture between the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology. The 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference will be held Wednesday, October 4th – Friday, October 6th at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.

Keynote speakers this year include R. David Lankes and Siva Vaidhyanathan.

Georgia Libraries Conference is also excited to announce that this year's conference will feature fun new events, such as "Edutainment" with authors, a Murder Mystery event and a Storytelling Lunch!

For more information, please visit our website at

We look forward to seeing you riverside in beautiful Columbus, Georgia!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

1st Annual Central Georgia Libraries Unconference - July 28, 2017

The Russell Library of Georgia College invites you to the 1st Annual Central Georgia Libraries Unconference

Grow Local: Cultivating a Culture of Professional Development in Central Georgia Libraries   
Friday July 28, 2017   9am-4:30pm
Russell Library: Georgia College & State University  
Milledgeville, Georgia 

This event invites professional and support staff at academic and public libraries within the central Georgia area to come together to discuss their roles as information professionals. This unconference will offer academic and public libraries the opportunity for low-cost, minimal travel professional development. It will also offer the opportunity for required continuing education credits for those individuals that need to obtain credits for certification. Please share with your team and/or colleagues.

More information about the unconference can be found on our website:
Or Call: Jennifer Price 478.445.0980

Register Online

Keynote: Emy Decker, The NextGen Public Services Manager - Georgia Tech Library  
From a Seed to a Flower: Professional Development in the Contemporary Library

Opportunities for professional development are everywhere within the library environment! From turning your ideas into publications and presentations to getting involved in professional organizations, there are myriad ways to move your career to the top. If you tend to be more on the introverted side, there are also many other methods to make a name for yourself. Our keynote speaker will demonstrate how exciting and rewarding professional development can be. By harnessing your passion within the library arena, you can catapult yourself to success in the library profession whether you are in an academic, public, or special library setting
Emy Nelson Decker is the NextGen Public Services Manager for the Georgia Tech Library. She holds an MLIS from Valdosta State University and an MA in Art History from the University of Chicago. Emy’s current research interests are centered on leadership and team building, professional development, and reimagining library services toward a greater focus on user engagement and the needs of digital thinkers. In addition to presenting in venues such as the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries, she has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters within the library field. She is also the co-editor of the Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries.

Questions can also be directed to Jolene Cole via email at 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MLS Programs Fair on Saturday July 29th at Oglethorpe

The 2017 MLS Programs Fair, coordinated jointly by the Metro-Atlanta Library Association and GLA’s New Members Round Table, will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 2:00-3:30pm at Oglethorpe University.

There will be information available for MLS programs around the U.S., including:
• Drexel University
• Florida State University
• Middle Tennessee State University
• University of Alabama
• University of Kentucky
• University of North Texas
• University of South Carolina
• Valdosta State University

Please spread the word to those who might be interested in pursuing a graduate program in library and information science!

Here is the address and parking info:

Oglethorpe University
Turner Lynch Campus Center
4484 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Driving directions and parking maps (Turner Lynch Campus Center is building 10 on the campus map / free visitor parking in zone 3 on the parking map):

If you have any questions, please email John Stephens ( or Kat Greer (

Monday, June 19, 2017

ILL Interest Group Summer meet-up

One of the goals of the ILL Interest Group this year is to promote communication and knowledge sharing within our ILL community.  This year we will hold several meet-ups across the state in pursuit of this goal.    

We are happy to announce that our ILL Interest Group Summer Meet-up will be on Friday, July 14 from 1pm-3pm at Athens-Clarke County Library.  This meet-up will be a great opportunity for those interested in ILL to meet each other, discuss current issues, and ask any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be served.  You do not need to be a member of the interest group to attend and there is no cost to participate.  RSVP is not required, but encouraged.

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Athens-Clarke County Library, Multipurpose Room B
Address: 2025 Baxter Street Athens, GA


If you are not able to attend, we will be organizing meet-ups in other areas throughout the year.  If you have any questions please contact us at or

Hope you can join us,
Rosemary Humphrey, ILL Interest Group Chair
Jessica Garner, ILL Interest Group Vice-Chair
Michelle Jones, ILL Interest Group Secretary

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

GLA Savannah Area Meetup - July 13, 2017

7th Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative meet-up
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Location: The Georgia Historical Society Reading Room, 501 Whitaker St., Savannah, GA 31401

This casual meet-up is open to all library workers regardless of your title - paraprofessional, faculty, librarian - it doesn't matter! This is a chance for you to meet others who work in the same profession as you while you network, share ideas, and tour the beautiful Georgia Historical Society."

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative
Janice Shipp, Chair
Brenda Poku, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Kristi Smith, Secretary
Vivian Bynoe, Hospitality
Autumn Johnson, Social Media/Technology

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Georgia Library Quarterly Spring 2017 Published

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

Take a break and read about GLA and Georgia library news, check out an article about DPLA, and don’t forget the spotlights, MOPL, and book reviews!