Friday, August 24, 2012

UWG Ingram Library in the 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 is featuring the Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia in our spotlight.

Please visit the GLA homepage ( to learn more about Ingram Library, their beautiful new renovation and all the exciting collections and services they offer!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2012 Beard & Hubbard Scholarship Recipients

The GLA scholarship committee is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the Beard and Hubbard scholarships.  These awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a Master’s degree in library science.

This year’s C.S. Hubbard scholarship winner is John Stephens.  Originally from North Carolina, John completed a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in German at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He got his first job in a library at the University of Georgia while pursuing a graduate degree in German.  John will begin work on a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas this fall.  He is currently employed at Mercer University as an Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.  After graduation he is interested in academic librarianship in access services, reference, or systems.

Linda Cooks is this year’s Charles Beard Scholarship winner. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California Northridge and a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.  Linda has worked in real estate appraisal and cultural resource management for over 20 years.  She has a special interest in the social and cultural history of communities, architectural history, and heritage education.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University and looks forward to a new career in either academic librarianship or archival and records management.

Complete information about the scholarships offered by GLA, including application information, is available on through the GLA website at  The 2013 deadline for application is May 21st.

Congratulations to our 2012 scholarship winners!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Professional and Continuing Education Opportunities

Welcome to the Professional and Continuing Education Interest Group monthly announcement for continuing education opportunities.  This email contains a listing of conferences, webinars, and other ways to learn more about librarianship.  Events requiring a registration fee are designated by a ($).
Please help PACE keep this list useful and current by emailing announcements for upcoming continuing education events to Amelia Glawe (  Thanks!


August 8 
NISO-Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources ($)

August 9 
School Library Journal-Celebration of Young Adult Books 

InfoPeople-Writing for the Web

ALA-Give Me Something To Read! When Social Networking Meets Readers Advisory($) 

August 14 
Booklist- YA Fall Preview 

InfoPeople-Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement 

August 15 
ALCTS-Writing and Citing: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources($) 

InfoPeople- Organizational Storytelling for Librarians

Nebraska Library Commission- Renew Yourself, Your Library and Your Career 

August 16
YALSA-Getting Crafty for Less ($) 

Techsoup-Manage Your Events with Ease

August 21
Booklist- Back to School with Graphic Novels

August 22 
ALCTS-Really Mystified: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources ($) 

LLAMA-Library Outcomes-Stories that Matter($)

Nebraska Library Commission- Your Government Online: The Executive Branch and Cabinet

August 29 
eSchool News-Implement Tablets to Deliver Data-Driven Instruction  

Nebraska Library Commission- Marketing on the Edge