Monday, January 28, 2013

Georgia Library Day at the Capitol

Announcing the 2013 Georgia Library Day at the Capitol in Atlanta

When: February 14, 2013, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where:  Room #123 in the Capitol Building in Atlanta

Purpose:  To distribute prints of drawing by Debbie Davis, donated by Mumford Library Books and talk to state legislators about the contributions of Georgia's libraries.

Cost:  Free!

Please circulate to all library staff, Boards of Trustees, and Friends!

For more information contact:  Diana Very, GLA President, 404-235-7156 or

See the flyer for more details.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Request for Proposals to Handle COMO '13 Registration

[Editor's Note: Posted on behalf of Liz Bagley, Past COMO Chair (2012). Please direct questions to Liz Bagley or Dr. Gordon Baker at the contact information below.]
The COMO '13 Planning Committee is seeking a vendor to provide support for the conference's registration, receipt of payments, assistance with printed program content preparation, web site and related needs. An RFP outlining specific needs is attached. 

Responses are due electronically by Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5:00 pm EST. 

To assist us in planning for our decision-making, if you plan to make a bid, please email Gordon Baker, and Liz Bagley,

Thank you for your interest.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Clayton County Library System in the Spotlight!

In December, the Clayton County Library System opened a beautiful, light-filled new library in Forest Park (near the Atlanta airport and the State Farmer’s Market). The new building is just one block from the previous one, a small, forty-four year-old building that was badly in need of upgrades and infrastructure improvements. At 16,000 square feet, the new building is double the size of the old one and provides many new ways for the public to use it. In addition to the shelf-space for 64,000 items, it offers a multi-purpose meeting room that seats forty, a children’s craft and story time room , a toddler play area, a teen area with a (very popular!) gaming system, a quiet homework room, thirty-six new public-use computers, and a computer training lab where we offer free beginning and intermediate level computer classes to the public.

Although access to the library’s public computers is a priority in the community, we also wanted to accommodate the many patrons bringing in their own laptops and other electrical devices. Free wireless access is available throughout the building, study tables have built-in power outlets in their tops for convenient laptop use, and there are outlets along the wall next to the leisure reading chairs that include both traditional power outlets as well as USB-power outlets for convenient charging of cell phones, iPods, and other electronics that would ordinarily be charged through a computer.

The new building is situated on a lot that had a nice cluster of large, old live oaks. So, the outstanding architectural firms of Craig Gaulden Davis Architects and Gerding Collaborative designed the building to wrap in a semi-circle around the trees, saving as many as possible amongst those that were strong and healthy. The inner curve is floor-to-ceiling glass and lined with comfortable reading chairs, making the view beautiful, open and airy from inside. The trees are reflected in the windows from the outside, taking maximum advantage of the natural aspects from all angles.

Forest Park’s residents have shown great support for the new library, and we are pleased to be able to offer them our services in return.

To learn more about the Clayton County Library System, please visit

Friday, January 4, 2013

January Professional and Continuing Education List

January Professional and Continuing Education List

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 ($). This list is also available on the Georgia Library Association blog:

Please help PACE keep this list useful and current by emailing announcements for upcoming continuing education events to Amelia Glawe (  Thanks!


Bozarthzone! Better than Bullet Points (InSync Training)  

Infopeople-Keeping Your Library Safe: Black Belt Librarians

January 9
Nonprofit Webinars-An Introduction to Facilitating Groups

Grant Space-Grantseeking Basics

CAL-Culture: Communications, Collaboration, and Creating Core Values – inspired by R-Squared 

Texas State Library -AIM - Prepare for Success

January 10

Washington State Library-Service Excellence in Your Library

Tech Soup-Transforming Communities Through Apps: Part II

American Libraries Live-Landing Your Ideal Library Job

January 14
University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science-To Evaluation and Beyond: The Evolving Role of the Embedded Librarian

January 15
Grant Space)-Proposal Writing Basics

ALSC-Seeing the World Through a Different Lens ($)

WebJunction-The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae

TechSoup-Broadband Basics for Public Libraries

Booklist-New Resources for the Common Core

January 16
Nebraska Broadband-Working in the Cloud

American Management Association-Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In

Texas State Library-ADAPT - Leverage Your Knowledge of Communication Styles to Positively Influence Work and Personal Relationships

January 17
Infopeople-QR Codes: Bridging the print-to-digital divide

ALSC-Every Child Ready to Read: How to Train and Motivate Adults to Foster School Readiness ($)

YALSA-Apps Apps Everywhere ($)

January 22
Libraries Thriving-Basics of Information Literacy Assessment

Volunteer Match-The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

January 23
Texas State Library-ALIGN - Build Rapport and Motivate with The Language of Influence

American Management Association-Re-energize Your Best Employees Before They Leave You

Nonprofit Webinars-Listening Skills For Leaders: How To Conduct A One On One Conversation To Motivate Others

WebJunction-Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community

Nonprofit Webinars-Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results

January 29
OReilly-Designing And Creating A Social Book App Using Open-source Technologies

January 30
Texas State Library-ARTICULATE - So, What Do You Do? Talk Up Your Value in 30 to 60 Seconds

Nonprofit Webinars-Developing an Epic Facebook Strategy for Your Nonprofit