Monday, February 22, 2010

Georgia Library Day RESCHEDULED

Georgia Library Day has been rescheduled, and will now be held on March 10 this year. The schedule and registration form are available at If you already registered, please confirm you can still attend by contacting or Kara Mullen at GLA Administrative Services. For new registrations, the deadline is March 2.

Friday, February 19, 2010

GLA Featured in National NMRT _Footnotes_

Check out the new issue of ALA NMRT Footnotes for a piece on GLA. The article, "GLA on My Mind: Successful Initiatives of Georgia's Library Association," was written by Deborah Striplin, an Atlanta Emerging Librarians member and recent graduate of the Drexel University's Library and Information Science program.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Charles Beard Lecture @ University of West Georgia February 9, 2010

Dr. Toby Graham, director of the Digital Library of Georgia, will present The Civil Rights Digital Library: Documenting America’s Struggle for Racial Equality on Tuesday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m., at Ingram Library, University of West Georgia, Carrollton. Dr. Graham’s presentation is the 2010 Charles Beard Lecture. The event is free and open to the public, and will mark the last Beard Lecture to be held in Ingram Library prior to a major renovation scheduled to begin March 1, 2010.

This event is being sponsored by Ingram Library and Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. For further information, contact Catherine Hendricks at or (678) 839-5337.

The Charles Beard Lecture series, created in 2007, honors the late Charles E. Beard, who served as Director of University Libraries at the University of West Georgia from 1978 to 2004. Over the course of his twenty-six year tenure at West Georgia, Beard led Ingram Library through a period of rapid technological change. His influence extended beyond West Georgia, as well, as he was instrumental in creating and extending access to GALILEO to all libraries and educational institutions in Georgia. GALILEO, a web-based initiative that was one of the first of its kind, now includes the Civil Rights Digital Library.

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) built by the Digital Library of Georgia and its partners, is an online archive of historical news film from the Civil Rights era and a virtual library portal of national scope. It is the most ambitious and comprehensive initiative to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web. The CRDL features thirty hours of news film, along with related archival holdings and instructional materials from 100 institutions across the U.S., including oral histories, letters, diaries, FBI files, and photographs.

The CRDL, a GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online (GALILEO) initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries, was funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. This innovative effort to make documentation on the Civil Rights Movement widely available was the subject of a nationally televised documentary produced by Ambassador Andrew Young that aired in January 2009.

Georgia Libraries Photo Contest

The Georgia Library Association (GLA), Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), Georgia Association for Instructional Technology (GAIT) and Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) are encouraging library supporters to show their love for Georgia's libraries — and win a prize valued at $100 in the process.

In conjunction with Georgia Library Day, the organizations are sponsoring a photo contest ending, appropriately enough, on Valentine's Day.

"We hope to pull together a conglomeration of the best, most touching and effective pictures from all kinds of libraries," said Carol Stanley, president of GLA and branch librarian for Athens Technical College in Elberton.

Details are at