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News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Oct 2019

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

News from the Digital Library of Georgia from July to October 2019


News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Apr 2019

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

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News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Oct 2018

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Forgotten Library Standard: Sacscoc Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.3, Charles L. Brown, Cara S. Marco Oct 2017

The Forgotten Library Standard: Sacscoc Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.3, Charles L. Brown, Cara S. Marco

Georgia Library Quarterly

Academic libraries have a mission that is intimately connected to the mission of the college or university, and institutional effectiveness is the means by which they measure their success at achieving that mission. Institutional effectiveness is also an essential part of maintaining a university’s regional accreditation and access to Title IV funds. In the Southern region of the United States, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) maintains regional accreditation for higher education institutions, and SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard (CS) 3.3.1 specifically addresses institutional effectiveness. To comply with the Southern Association of Colleges and ...


We're All In This Together, Susan J. Schmidt Oct 2010

We're All In This Together, Susan J. Schmidt

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the relationship between library volunteers and the administrative staff in supporting libraries. To foster communication and exchange of ideas, a representative from each group should reportedly be appointed to the board of the other. It is stated that library staff and volunteers should be aware of all plans and their roles clearly defined, that surprises should not be practiced and that people should be advised of any personal agenda that may affect them.


Collaborative Learning And Convergence: Library Strategies And Solutions With An Eye On The Usg Information Technology Strategic Plan, Robert W. Fernekes, Lori Jean Ostapowicz Critz Oct 2010

Collaborative Learning And Convergence: Library Strategies And Solutions With An Eye On The Usg Information Technology Strategic Plan, Robert W. Fernekes, Lori Jean Ostapowicz Critz

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses collaborative learning as a library strategy of the University System of Georgia (USG) Information Technology Strategic Plan 2010 and the role of convergence in fostering it. It is stated that collaborative learning enables people to achieve quality learning by way of efficient technologies and its integration with content and environments that will benefit people and institutions. Convergence reportedly refers to the integration of distinct library services that will support the shared purpose of learning.


Columbus Area Library Association Celebrates 25 Years Oct 2010

Columbus Area Library Association Celebrates 25 Years

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article highlights the 25th year of support for Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley area libraries in Georgia by the Columbus Area Library Association (CALA) in 2010. It is stated that the group presented the Library Recognition Award to Mildred L. Terry library branch manager Silvia Bunn for increasing its circulation 150 percent and that a 250-dollar scholarship for a library science masters degree has been established. A special proclamation was presented to Esther Curry in April for her long-term library support.


Galileo Enjoys Happy 15th Birthday Oct 2010

Galileo Enjoys Happy 15th Birthday

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article highlights the celebration of the 15 years of constant service by GALILEO in 2010, a core resource for libraries in Georgia.


Citizen Ambassadorship On Behalf Of Libraries, Ann Hamilton Jul 2010

Citizen Ambassadorship On Behalf Of Libraries, Ann Hamilton

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experiences as an ambassador to South Africa on behalf of libraries for the People to People organization.


Mobile Library Brings Broadband Access Jul 2010

Mobile Library Brings Broadband Access

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is launching a high-tech mobile library in early 2011.


The West Africa Theological Seminary, Joan Taylor Jul 2010

The West Africa Theological Seminary, Joan Taylor

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of journeying to Nigeria to volunteer in a library in the fall of 2009.


The International University Of Grand-Bassam, Laura Burtle Jul 2010

The International University Of Grand-Bassam, Laura Burtle

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of participating in a book drive for the International University of Grand-Bassam in Cote d'Ivoire in 2008.


From The President, Carol Stanley Apr 2010

From The President, Carol Stanley

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article covers issues related to the Georgia Library Association (GLA) as of April 2010. The GLA Mid-Winter Planning Conference at Clayton State University on January 29 had record attendance. It cites the success of the inaugural Library Photo Contest of Georgia, with over 70 entries for the 10 categories for photographs taken between January 1 to February 14. A workshop on Frontline Advocacy will be conducted by American Library Association (ALA) president Camila Alire at DeKalb Public Library in Decatur on April 26.


Libraries Are The Answer To Difficult Times, Sally Reed Apr 2010

Libraries Are The Answer To Difficult Times, Sally Reed

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author asserts that libraries are the answer to tough times, which provide job-seeking opportunities, free continuing education and learning opportunities. She cites the role of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in helping people who support libraries maximize their effectiveness at the local and state levels. She stresses the need for those who use libraries to exercise the power of their voices to make sure that libraries get the funding they need.


Volunteering With Friends Groups Is Rewarding Experience, John J. Roberts Jan 2010

Volunteering With Friends Groups Is Rewarding Experience, John J. Roberts

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author discusses the role of libraries and books throughout his youth and professional career and his belief in their value to the community. Due to reduced state funding for public libraries, his family reportedly joined The Friends of The Libraries group to volunteer for fundraising efforts. It is stated that they sorted books and handled book sales and donations and have provided 80 percent of new books to those who need them.


Grantville Library Will Foster Interactive Learning Jan 2010

Grantville Library Will Foster Interactive Learning

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article features the building of the Grantville Library's branch in Coweta County in Georgia. The 5,000 square-foot facility will reportedly increase its public accessibility to technology and library programming through its additional computers with a Wi-Fi network and meeting rooms. It is stated that the library will engage more people through its features of recently released titles and popular magazines areas and a self-checkout machine.


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.


Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31 Jul 2009

Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the Gold/Galileo Users Group Conference, to held in Georgia on July 31, 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.


Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight Jul 2009

Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the use of Midwest Library Service's notification scheme by Dalton State College in Georgia. It offers a New Book Selection Service, which replaces the notification slip as a medium of distributing announcements on forthcoming titles. This information is sent by electronic mail instead. The lists can be profiled using the Library of Congress Subject Classification.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown Apr 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's background that influenced her profession as a librarian.


Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones Apr 2009

Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the technology upgrade at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Goergia. It offers a look at renovations of its facilities and exterior. More than 350 computers were installed in its new Information Commons and Learning Commons. The library officials jointly worked with the school's Information Systems & Technology department and established two computer technical support desk within the library. It is noted that its library employees need to further their knowledge and undergo training about various issues in library science. It also explores various library technology issues, which include public services technology competencies, construction of learning ...


The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very Apr 2009

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and discusses its significance to libraries in Georgia. The legislation, also referred as the Stimulus Public Law 111-5, is intended to create supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and local and state fiscal stabilization. It also discusses the challenges posed by the legislation on library administrators. It explores the funding opportunities that public libraries need to consider.


Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction Jan 2009

Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the ground breaking ceremony for the long-delayed renovation and expansion of the Conyers-Rockdale Library in Georgia held on October 2, 2008. The library will continue its operation during the construction process, which is expected to conclude in the spring of 2010. It describes the features and facilities of the library. David Moore with Craig, Gaulden and Davis Architects designed the library building.


Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best Jan 2009

Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the highlights of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) 2008 annual conference of the Georgia Library Association held in Athens in October 2008. The even was led by the GLA President Jim Cooper. Several appointments of GLA officers and award recipients are also announced, including Jeff Heck, Ray Calvert, Robert E. Fox Jr., and Lori Lester.


From The President, Betty D. Paulk Oct 2008

From The President, Betty D. Paulk

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the Georgia Library Association (GLA). It notes that the COMO conference offers a wide variety of programs, exhibits of products, services and technologies for all types of libraries and time to network. The board of directors of GLA have approved the Award Committee's recommendation to establish the Library Support Services Award.


University And Public Libraries Receive Connecting To Collections Oct 2008

University And Public Libraries Receive Connecting To Collections

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that 21 libraries, museums and archives in Georgia have been selected to receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Bookshelf. According to Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, director of the IMLS in Washington, D.C., the bookshelf provides museums, libraries and archives essential instructions on how to rescue treasures of yesteryear that they hold in trust. The contents of the bookshelf were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of conservation experts. The bookshelf includes an essential set of books, online resources and a user's guide that can profoundly affect the ability of small libraries ...


Two Talking Book Centers To Merge Oct 2008

Two Talking Book Centers To Merge

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the decision of the North Georgia Talking Book Center at the Cherokee Regional Library in LaFayette to merge with the Rome Subregional Library, part of the Sara Hightower Regional Library System. The North Georgia Talking Book Center will become an outreach center for its 10 county service area, while the Rome Subregional Library will give all reader's advisory and customer services, by the end of 2008.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Carol Waggoner-Angleton Oct 2008

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Carol Waggoner-Angleton

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's personal library.