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From The President, James Cooper Oct 2009

From The President, James Cooper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author reports on the accomplishments of the Georgia Library Association (GLA) for 2009. The GLA held its annual Library Day in Atlanta and it sponsored awards and scholarships, including the American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader, Hubbard Scholarship, and Beard Scholarship. Also noted is the support of the GLA to Read Across America, the Georgia Student Media Festival and the Georgia Peach Award. Another initiative of the GLA is the passage of a resolution for an honorary membership for the late AA Director Judith F. Krug.


Ecgrl Unveils Valuable Local Resource For African Americans, Dorothy Demarest Oct 2009

Ecgrl Unveils Valuable Local Resource For African Americans, Dorothy Demarest

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the creation of an African American Funeral Program collection of resources by Dottie Demarest, a librarian and a genealogy and local history specialist at the East Central Georgia Regional Library (ECGRL) inspired by the donation from the funeral programs of African American Eula Mae Ramsey Johnson. The collection provides information on the lives of the deceased. About 1,2000 funeral programs now consist the collection following digitization of the programs through the help of Georgia HomePlace.


Vsu Students Honored At Ala Conference Oct 2009

Vsu Students Honored At Ala Conference

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the students from the Master Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University in Georgia who received awards at the American Library Association (ALA) 2009 Conference in Chicago, Illinois, including the Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award to Kenneth M. Kozel, the ALA Student-to-Staff Program award to Marry L. Miller, and the Spectrum Scholarship to Jennifer Yontz-Orlando.


Bush Grant Will Fund 45 Scholarships Oct 2009

Bush Grant Will Fund 45 Scholarships

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces that the Georgia Public Library Services has received a Laura Bush 21st century Librarian Program grant worth 680,327 U.S. dollars from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Georgia Library News Now On Twitter Oct 2009

Georgia Library News Now On Twitter

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article informs that the Georgia Public Library Services (GPLS) has created a Twitter account, Georgialibs. According to GPLS Webmaster Darin Givens, the GPLS Twitter feed will be useful communications tool for getting brief reminders about upcoming library events, conferences and workshops. Given adds that it will also be used for linking public library news items.


Agnes Scott College News And Notes Oct 2009

Agnes Scott College News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from Agnes Scott College's McCain Library.


Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature Oct 2009

Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reviews the literature exhibit "Lost" at the Macon State College's library in Georgia.


Valdosta State News And Notes Oct 2009

Valdosta State News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent library news from Valdosta State University.


Woodruff Library News And Notes Oct 2009

Woodruff Library News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Woodruff Library of Emory University.


Ohoopee Regional News And Notes Oct 2009

Ohoopee Regional News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Ohoopee Regional Library System.


Pearson To Address Fogl Fall Workshop Oct 2009

Pearson To Address Fogl Fall Workshop

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article offers information on the annual fall workshop sponsored by the Friends of Georgia Libraries (FOGL), with the program to be led by Minnesota's Friends of Saint Paul Library President Peter Pearson, to be held at the Smyrna Public Library in Georgia on November 7, 2009.


Dekalb County News And Notes Oct 2009

Dekalb County News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the DeKalb County Library System.


Athens Regional News And Notes Oct 2009

Athens Regional News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Athens Regional Library System.


Atlanta Emerging Librarians Encouraging Distance Education, Ashley Dupuy Oct 2009

Atlanta Emerging Librarians Encouraging Distance Education, Ashley Dupuy

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the efforts of the Atlanta Emerging Librarians in encouraging students and new librarians to participate in distance education programs in library science. Programs were promoted by the group through library school electronic mailing lists and the membership of the Georgia Library Association. The group conducted a program on library user instruction in March 2009 featuring librarians as speakers, including Anne Wallace and Casey Long. One of the popular programs during the event was "Meet With the Admins."


Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2009, Susan Cooley Oct 2009

Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2009, Susan Cooley

Georgia Library Quarterly

Complete issue of Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2009, vol. 46, no. 4.


Digital Library Of Georgia News And Notes Oct 2009

Digital Library Of Georgia News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Digital Library of Georgia.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of An Almost Librarian, David Baker Oct 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of An Almost Librarian, David Baker

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author tells about his collection of books in his personal library. He says that his collection has grown with the number of volumes exceeding 800 as his interest in various writings expanded. Among the books he added are the travel writings of Paul Theroux, all the novels by Armistead Maupin, novels about baseball players, histories of the textile leagues and biographies of Joe Jackson. His bookshelves also contain books about music and movies, Billy Wilder's comedies, various autobiographies, and celebrity anecdotes.


American Recovery And Reinvestment Act For Georgia Libraries, Diana J. Very Oct 2009

American Recovery And Reinvestment Act For Georgia Libraries, Diana J. Very

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the coordination of the statewide application of Georgia for funding of public computer centers for libraries under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA). The funding will be made possible by the NTIA Broadband Opportunities Program. Among the library systems that filed application include Athens Regional, Atlanta-Fulton County and DeKalb County Partnership, and South Georgia Regional.


Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang Oct 2009

Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article describes the Second Life culture as an interactive virtual environment from the perspective of a reference librarian. The cited advantages of using Second Life are synchronous interaction with other people, clearer appearance of chat text messages, incorporation of social norms, and accessibility. Among the noted obstacles to using Second Life are its price, intentional distress of other avatars, empty virtual public places, less hierarchy among participants, chatting via rapid typing, and quick change of landscapes and avatars.


Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata Oct 2009

Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article calls for the need to reinvent libraries for the next generation of library users. It stresses the value of being able to provide customer satisfaction, building and maintaining loyalty as well as resolving customer complaints so as to compete with other libraries. It also points out the importance of branding as a marketing strategy and encourages libraries to adhere to the liaison model or subject specialist model in providing specialized service. Also suggested are steps for marketing library services.


Technical College System Of Georgia Announces Mergers Oct 2009

Technical College System Of Georgia Announces Mergers

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the merger of the nine colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia into four colleges. The merged colleges are the Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Southeastern Technical College, and West Georgia Technical College. A noted result of the mergers is the increase in intra-library loans among the colleges. Additional schools are also expected to consolidate in 2010.


Knight, Kunnupas Win Gla Scholarships Oct 2009

Knight, Kunnupas Win Gla Scholarships

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the recipients of the Beard and C. S. Hubbard Scholarships from the Georgia Library Association (GLA), including library students Amber Knight and Tiia Kunnupas.


It Takes A Village To Support A Library, Peter D. Pearson Oct 2009

It Takes A Village To Support A Library, Peter D. Pearson

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author explains how friends of library groups and organizations can support a library. It points out the significance of political advocacy, particularly the role of the friends of library groups in promoting the importance of a public library. It encourages the holding of private fundraising combined with advocacy for the benefit of the library and taking into consideration the capabilities of its board of directors and moving beyond just membership contributions. Also proposed is the use of a merged model of a library friends group and foundation.


Review: The History Of Public Library Access For African Americans In The South Or, Leaving Behind The Plow, Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg Oct 2009

Review: The History Of Public Library Access For African Americans In The South Or, Leaving Behind The Plow, Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the non-fiction book "The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South or, Leaving Behind the Plow," by David M. Battles.


From The President, James Cooper Jul 2009

From The President, James Cooper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article offers information on the 21st annual Council of Media Organizations (COMO) conference, to be held from October 7 to 9, 2009.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel Jul 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author describes his personal library. His collection includes books by Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jane Austen, John Grisham, Joyce Carol Oates and Gary Larson. His books deal with art, illustration, classical literature , mysteries and horrors. He recounts rereading and cherishing his collection as he ages.


We Love Libraries!, Jenny Mccurdy Jul 2009

We Love Libraries!, Jenny Mccurdy

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author discusses how she can contribute to the advocacy of the interests of libraries. She emphasizes the importance of timely communication with authorities involved in funding. She also cites social networking and collaboration as crucial factors in library success. Selling proposals to library authority is also discussed.


Academic Libraries As Learning Spaces: Library Effectiveness And The User Experience, Charles Forrest Jul 2009

Academic Libraries As Learning Spaces: Library Effectiveness And The User Experience, Charles Forrest

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the improvement of user experience in academic libraries. The implications of automation on the role of librarians and library staff are discussed. The success of libraries is measured in terms of their inputs, the activities they support and their outputs, such as circulation transactions and reference questions answered.


Georgia, Iowa Lead Oclc Campaign For Increased Library Support Jul 2009

Georgia, Iowa Lead Oclc Campaign For Increased Library Support

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the campaign of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) that seeks to promote awareness of the needs of local libraries and increase support for their services. The campaign was funded by the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation and will be run at selected areas in Georgia and Iowa. Libraries fear that the recesison may bring further budget cuts.


Former Library Director Anthony Passes Jul 2009

Former Library Director Anthony Passes

Georgia Library Quarterly

An obituary for Emily Hasson Anthony, former director of the Northeast Georgia Library System, is presented.