Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GLA Now has PayPal Option!

I am so pleased to announce that you can now join or renew your membership or donate to our scholarship fund with our PayPal link: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/gla_membership.htm
You do not have to pay electronically. You can certainly still pay by mailing a check. I want to thank the GLA PayPal team of Kara Mullen, Cathy Jeffrey, Laura Burtle, Kim Eccles, Judith Brook and Darin Givens for making this possible. Carol Stanley, GLA President

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Cart Drill Teams to Perform at COMO!!!

Allatoona High School and the Sequoyah Regional Library System will be strutting their stuff at the Georgia Inaugural Book Cart Drill Team Competition! This event will take place Friday, October 15th at 1pm at the Classic Center. Come cheer on the teams “Carte Blanche” and the “Bookettes” and maybe next year YOUR LIBRARY will be competing for the title of Georgia’s #1 Book Cart Drill Team! I would like to thank Conyers Rockdale Library System for coordinating the fun.

Carol Stanley, GLA President

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GLA Academic Division Election Results

Congratulations to the Academic Library Division election winners and next years leadership team. Joining Sarah Steiner, the incoming chair, will be:

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Katherine Ott
Secretary: Tessa Minchew
ACRL Representative: Amy Eklund

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Free GLA Webinars on 9/15

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the September sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour each.

Money Matters: Teaching Financial Literacy Skills in the Library
Presented by Trudi Green and Teri Hanna
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 10:00am - 11:00am Eastern Time
  • Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
Financial literacy is one of the 21st century library competencies outlined in the 2010 IMLS 21st Century Museum and Libraries Report. The Athens-Clarke County Library has addressed this competency with the launch of a grant-funded program "Money Matters: Because Your Future Matters" aimed at helping GED students and others learn basic financial skills. Join Trudi Green and Teri Hanna to learn more about this innovative and timely program. Come away with a clear idea of the benefit of such programming as well as ideas for incorporating parts of this unique program into your library's programming efforts using your own local resources. You'll even learn something about the newest credit rules! Money Matters is funded by Smart Investing @ Your LibraryTM, a partnership between the American Library Association and FINRA.

Discovering Georgia History and Culture: GALILEO and the Digital Library of Georgia
Presented by Karen Minton
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:15am - 12:15pm Eastern Time
  • Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
The Digital Library of Georgia, a part of GALILEO, is a unique gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. Join us for this look at the Digital Library of Georgia and a couple of popular history and culture resources. Learn tips on ways training can help your patrons and staff get excited about using electronic local history resources.

Please contact a member of the Wednesday Webinar planning team with questions or ideas:
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service, pcarterette@georgialibraries.org
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee, buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair, ssteiner@gsu.edu