Thursday, April 12, 2012

Librarian Certifications Expiring on June 30, 2012

Lisa Durden
Division Director
Professional Licensing Boards
Office of the Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp

Librarian certifications expire on June 30, 2012. They may go ahead and begin renewing their certifications online at

Please keep in mind that amendments to O.C.G.A. §50-36-1 became effective on January 1, 2012 requiring that all persons who are renewing their licenses must provide a Secure and Verifiable Document in order to complete the renewal of their licenses. Examples of secure and verifiable documents are driver’s license, U.S. passport, or green card. A complete list of secure and verifiable documents may be found on our website at

Librarians who are renewing their licenses may upload a copy of their Secure and Verifiable Document during the online renewal process, or they may visit the Board’s website at, click on “Application Downloads” and select the “Secure and Verifiable Documents Cover Sheet.” They will need to complete this form using the instructions contained on the form, and submit their Secure and Verifiable Document along with this cover sheet. They may email their documents to or may fax them to 866-888-1176. Licensees need to print their name and professional license number on any documents that they submit to the Board.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cobb County Public Library System in the GLA Spotlight!

[Note: This is an archived post. This spotlight has been removed from the GLA homepage to make way for the latest spotlight.]
This month, GLA's featured library is the Cobb County Public Library System in Marietta, Georgia.

Please visit the GLA homepage ( to learn more about Cobb County's many community-building initiatives and activities!

If you would like to see your library featured on the GLA homepage, there are a few remaining spotlight slots available in the last half of 2012. Just email to request a slot and include your name, contact information, and the name of your library, library system, or special collection.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Call for GLA Awards Nominations

Please consider nominating a deserving person or team for a GLA Award. The deadline for nominations is May 14, 2012, and the awards will be presented at COMO/SELA in October. All awards except for the GLA Honorary Membership come with a beautiful plaque and a check for $100!

Visit to find all the information you will need:
  • list of committee members—ask if you have a question;
  • a printable nomination flyer you can print and post on your library’s bulletin board to encourage participation;
  • the nomination form, with awards criteria;
  • and a list of past winners.
Please note: there is a new award this year, the GLA team award!

The process is not complicated and it’s a great way to recognize people who make GLA and Georgia libraries great.