Friday, April 28, 2017

Academic Library Division Election Call for Nominations

Are you an academic librarian looking to get more involved in the Georgia Library Association?

The Academic Library Division of GLA is currently seeking nominations for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (a 3 year commitment), a Secretary (a 1 year commitment), and an ACRL representative (a 3 year commitment.) You can nominate yourself or suggest another worthy academic librarian. Nominations are due no later than Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

The election will take place electronically in September 2017.

The term will start on January 1, 2018.

Simply send the name and contact information of nominees to the GLA/ALD Nominating Committee Chair, Amy Stalker

Monday, April 10, 2017

AABIG 2017 Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG)

Call for Proposals:  AABIG welcomes conference proposals for the 2017 AABIG Conference on June 16, 2017 at West Georgia Technical College in Newnan, GA.

What’s the Next BIG Thing?
This year’s theme (above) can be interpreted in many ways. For example, we encourage librarians to present on:

• innovations in library instruction and/or student learning assessment

• emerging instructional technologies

• trends in professional development for instruction librarians

• predictions on the future of teaching in academic, school and public libraries

Other presentation ideas are welcome!

Note:  We welcome everyone!  Past presenters have been from all over Georgia, as well as from neighboring states—Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Deadline:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

To submit a proposal, go to the AABIG website at

Friday, April 7, 2017

Senoia Branch Library In the Spotlight

From left to right: Ms. Jayne, Ms. Linda Sue, Ms. Polly
and Ms. Rachel
The Senoia Branch Library is one of four library branches within the Coweta Public Library System (CPLS). The Senoia Area Library was originally established as a City library in 1974 and became a part of the Coweta Library System in 2008. In 2012, the current 6500 square foot branch was opened on the beautiful Marimac Lakes. The high vaulted ceiling and gorgeous wood beams along with inspiring original art work create a big footprint for this smaller, cozy library. Patrons love to relax, read and take in the lake from the comfortable back and side patio areas.

Senoia library has yet another captivating aspect that not only draws people in but keeps them coming back…the library staff. The dedicated staff consistently provides quality customer service that fosters a positively memorable experience for each person who walks through the doors. Everyone who enters is welcomed with warm smiles, cheerful greetings and an open minded spirit of service. Staff is well versed not only in the materials and services offered by CPLS but also is knowledgeable on the history and current events of the City of Senoia.

For a library with limited space, program offerings rise well above the one size fits all approach. Each staff member specializes in a different age group but all share responsibility when needed. The staff is always open to new ideas while still offering more traditional programing such as Story-Time and craft programs. Reaching out into the community for professionals and hobbyist to conduct programs here is equally important. The staff’s ability to tap into their surroundings and forge relationships with patrons, business owners and members of other non-for-profit organizations is key to Senoia library’s success in offering dynamic programs for all ages.

Like the small town it is located in, the Senoia Branch Library has the charm and warmth that resonates with its customers and visitors (stopping by to check out the “The Walking Dead” film sets…yes, “The Walking Dead” is filmed in our town). A strong energy to serve and create is evidenced by Senoia library’s staff: Ms. Jayne, Ms. Polly, Ms. Rachel and Ms. Linda Sue.

Come visit soon!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students' Approaches to the Research Process - Webinar

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students' Approaches to the Research Process
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.

About the Presenters:
Ann Medaille is Director of Research Services and the Library Liaison Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds an M.L.S. in library science from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Molly Beisler is Director of Research Services and the Liaison Librarian Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds an M.L.S. from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

AEL Informal Meetup: Cuatro de Mayo - May 4, 2017

The Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) are hosting their first informal mingle of 2017 at Escorpion on Cuatro de Mayo (May 4th) at 8:00pm.

Join us for a night of excitement and mingling as we meet former and prospective emerging librarians and enjoy the authentic tastes and ingredients of Mexico.

When: May 4th from 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Escorpion, 800 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
(There is free parking located behind the restaurant.)
(Tickets are not required, but if you plan on attending, please RSVP so we can get a rough headcount.)

To learn more about Escorpion and to view their menu, visit:

If you have any questions about the mingle, email us at

We hope to see you there,
The 2017 AEL Planning Committee
Jherusha Lambert
Holly Hampton
Amanda Densmore

Saturday, April 1, 2017

GLA Interlibrary Loan Interest Group South Georgia Meet-up

One of the goals of the ILL Interest Group is to promote communication and knowledge sharing within our ILL community.  This year we will hold several meet-ups across the state in pursuit of this goal.  

We are happy to announce that our first ILL Meet-up will be for the South Georgia region on Friday, April 21 from 1pm-3pm in the Baldwin Library at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

This meet-up will be a great opportunity for those interested in ILL to meet each other, discuss current issues, and ask any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be served.  There is no cost to attend.  RSVP is not required, but encouraged.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Baldwin Library at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Address: 2802 Moore Highway  Tifton, GA 31793  (Campus Map - 22 on Map Key)

If you are not in the South Georgia area, we will be organizing meet-ups in other areas throughout the year.  If you would like to volunteer your library as a possible meet-up location, please email or

Hope you can join us,
Rosemary Humphrey, ILL Interest Group Chair
Jessica Garner, ILL Interest Group Vice-Chair
Michelle Jones, ILL Interest Group Secretary