Monday, March 27, 2017

GLA NMRT/NGAL Spring Networking Meetup May 13th!

The GLA New Members Round Table and North Georgia Associated Libraries have teamed up to coordinate a networking meetup for the North Georgia area in May. We will be meeting in Dahlonega for lunch and a tour of the UNG Dahlonega Campus Library, plus other optional fun times!

Join us at this North Georgia regional meetup for librarians, library workers and library students!

We'll be meeting for lunch (dutch treat) at The Corkscrew Cafe around 12:30pm, and then we'll walk to the UNG Library for a VIP tour at 2:00pm.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Space is limited.

Lunch at The Corkscrew Cafe ~12:30pm
51 W Main St
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Tour of UNG Dahlonega Campus Library ~2:00pm
117 Georgia Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597

Groups are also encouraged to explore Dahlonega after the tour. Activies include wine tastings and painting at Mug Me. The play "I Hate Hamlet" is also showing at the Dahlonega Theater in the evening.

Parking information for downtown Dahlonega
If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the New Members Round Table, Kat Greer at

Thursday, March 23, 2017

GLQ Winter 2017 Issue Now Available!

The winter 2017 issue of the Georgia Library Quarterly is now available at

Monday, March 13, 2017

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference (SLAC) Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites session proposals for the November 13-14, 2017, conference  in Atlanta, Georgia.

Proposed sessions should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

• Budget
• Collaborations
• Collections
• Demonstrating value
• Developing a culture of assessment
• Ethnographic and observational studies
• Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
• Lessons learned
• Library instruction
• Marketing and communications
• Outreach activities
• Programming and events
• Reporting results to stakeholders
• Role of the assessment librarian
• Services
• Spaces and facilities
• Special collections and archives
• Unique methods
• Usability
• User experience

Submit your proposal by April 21, 2017 at

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Save the date for Georgia Libraries Conference - October 4-6, 2017, Columbus, GA

Save the date! The inaugural Georgia Libraries Conference (formerly known as Georgia COMO) will be held October 4-6 at the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, GA. This year's theme is Different by Design.
We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

GLA Awards Call For Nominations

The Georgia Library Association Awards Committee seeks nominations from academic, public, school, and special librarians in Georgia for the 2017 GLA Awards.

Winners will be recognized at the 2017 Georgia Libraries Annual Conference (formerly COMO) in Columbus.

GLA has a variety of awards to celebrate individual or team contributions to libraries or to the state organization. Do you know anyone who is:

  •  A GLA member who has made significant contributions to GLA? Consider nominating this person for the Bob Richardson Award, the McJenkin-Rheay Award, or the Norma Symmers Paraprofessional Award.
  • A non-library employee who has made outstanding contributions to libraries? Consider the Charles Beard Advocacy Award.
  • An employee of a vendor, school, public library system, or academic institution who has furthered library development in Georgia? Consider the Library Support Services Award.
  • A practicing Georgia librarian who has made substantial contributions to the library profession? Consider the Nix-Jones Award.
  • A team that has excelled in the past year by offering innovative programming or services or providing outstanding support to a Georgia library? Consider the GLA Team Award.

A complete list of awards and descriptions can be found at Individuals may be nominated in more than one category, although only one award can be given. Please note that some awards require GLA membership.

To nominate an individual or team, please email the following documents to Awards Committee chair Kelly Ansley by Friday, April 14, 2017:

Award winners will be contacted in late summer 2017. Please direct any questions to Kelly Ansley, Awards Committee chair, at (478) 289-2088 or

The GLA Awards Committee looks forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Roddenbery Memorial Library in the Spotlight!

Zin zin zin! Music surrounds us even when we're not listening. March is Music Month at Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo, Georgia. As you enter the Children's room you will be surrounded by stories about music, composers and performers. If you listen carefully you might hear the sounds of violins wafting from the auditorium where a group of students are learning how to make their violins speak.

This dedicated group is taught by Lincoln High School senior Samantha Crawford from Tallahassee. Ms. Crawford has been studying the violin since the age of nine and has performed internationally, receiving many accolades.

The Grady County Fine Arts Project, Inc. is responsible for creating this amazing opportunity for local music enthusiasts. Combining a multitude of talents the GCFAPI has been reaching out to the Grady County community for the past seven years providing piano lessons, children's choir and storytelling which includes reading and writing skills through puppetry. These are just a few of the tremendous opportunities provided by the Grady County Fine Arts Project, Inc. Each of these endeavors instill confidence, tenacity, a sense of responsibility and pride. The participants acquire a much wider view of the world in addition to strengthening important skills and values they will use throughout their lives. Members of the community have enjoyed performances by these special groups.

We are honored to provide a venue for these fine arts opportunities and look forward to welcoming more fine arts classes to the Roddenbery Memorial Library. RML has just started circulating ukuleles and we are looking forward to some exciting jam sessions.

Learn more about the Roddenbery Memorial Library and its programs at

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Metro Atlanta Affiliate Chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Inaugural Meeting

Metro Atlanta Affiliate Chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association invites you to our inaugural meeting at

The East Point Library 
2557 Main Street
East Point, Georgia 30044

April 22. 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

6th Georgia Library Association Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative Meet-up - May 11, 2017

Mark your calendar for the 6th Georgia Library Association Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative (CGLC) meet-up!

Come out and meet fellow library workers on Thursday, May 11, between 5-7 pm, on the patio at Buffalo Wild Wings in Savannah.

This casual meet-up is open to all library workers regardless of your title - paraprofessional, faculty, librarian - it doesn't matter! This is a chance for you to meet others who work in the same profession as you while you network, share ideas, have a drink and grab a bite to eat.

Coastal Georgia Library Collaborative
Janice Shipp, Chair
Brenda Poku, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Kristi Smith, Secretary
Vivian Bynoe, Hospitality
Autumn Johnson, Social Media/Technology

Connect with us! | @glacoastal

I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow - Carterette Series Webinar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 

2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Most librarians and library staff are constantly multi-tasking. Despite the type of library, our tasks are endless and can range from cataloging to working the reference desk to IT support and everything in between. It can be very difficult to organize our to-do lists, not to mention get things done. This session will introduce the concept of Kanban (Japanese for "sign" or "billboard"), an important tool for managing workflow and measuring improvement and outcomes that was first popularized by the manufacturing industry. Today Kanban is utilized by software development teams, marketing units, human resource offices, people in strategy and leadership, and for organizing personal tasks and achieving goals.

This session will also introduce KanbanFlow, a free online project management tool that digitizes the Kanban method. This tool supports real-time collaboration between team members and weaves in the Pomodoro method of time-tracking. A live demo of KanbanFlow, its various features, and real-life examples of how it can be used in a library setting will be included to help illustrate the usefulness of this method and tool for librarians.

About the Presenter:
Rachel Evans is a web coordinator and digital media specialist at the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Her primary responsibility as part of the Information Technology team is maintaining the law school’s website. Evans also contributes to library instruction ranging from technology-centered sessions to video tutorial creation. Additionally, she assists in archiving items in the law school repository Digital Commons, assembling the library’s monthly newsletter and contributing to the library’s public relations and web teams. Evans has presented instructional technology and web-design related sessions at local, state and regional conferences, and has also been published in the national professional magazine Computers in Libraries. Prior to joining UGA Law Library, Evans got her start in libraries at LaGrange College's academic library, and subsequently worked at two public libraries in Georgia's Troup and Oglethorpe counties. Evans earned her M.L.I.S. from Florida State University in 2012.

Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page:
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: