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Georgia Library Quarterly

2008

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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.


We Love Libraries!, Lyn Hopper Oct 2008

We Love Libraries!, Lyn Hopper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on a new section of the periodical "Georgia Library Quarterly."


Coweta Public Library Partners With University Of West Georgia Oct 2008

Coweta Public Library Partners With University Of West Georgia

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the partnership formed by the Coweta Public Library--Central Library with the Carrollton-based University of West Georgia's Ingram Library and Newnan Campus to enhance educational services within the community. The objective of the Central Library is to reflect on the importance of educating children and of providing access to materials and programs to people of all ages in support of lifelong learning. Its Book Bundles are another aspect of the public library of allowing its customers to be independent but provide the library staff an avenue of virtual engagement. It also focuses on the key areas ...


From The President, Betty D. Paulk Jul 2008

From The President, Betty D. Paulk

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article offers information on the COMO 2.0 conference of the Georgia Library Association, which will be held from October 15 to 17, 2008 in Athens, Greece.


Danowski Poetry Library Debuts At Emory Jul 2008

Danowski Poetry Library Debuts At Emory

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the debut of the first major exhibition of items from Emory University's Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at the Schatten Gallery of the university's Woodruff Library in Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibition focuses not on one particular school or kind of poetry but rather provides a sense of the whole of poetry. The exhibition also highlights the democratic qualities of the poetry collection. It reveals the relevance of poetry to the events of the century. Other poetry collection books highlighted at the exhibition are mentioned.


Atlanta-Fulton Hosts Children's Festival Jul 2008

Atlanta-Fulton Hosts Children's Festival

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the Ashley Bryan Children's Literary Festival hosted by Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American History and Culture presented on April 25 and 26, 2008. The children's literacy program celebrated the contribution of Ashley Brayan to children's literature with interactive and educational programs and events that introduced children of all ages to culturally relevant art, literature and poetry. The conference was attended by teachers, librarians and parents and many children.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Ru Story-Huffman Apr 2008

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Ru Story-Huffman

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which looks back at the author's first personal library experience.


From The President, Betty D. Paulk Jan 2008

From The President, Betty D. Paulk

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the highlights of COMO XIX conference sponsored by the Georgia Library Association (GLA), the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology and the Georgia Library Media Association. The theme of the conference was "Beaches, Blogs and Books." Keynote speakers and concurrent sessions offered a wide range of topics on current trends and issues for all types of libraries. It also cites activities of the GLA.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Chris Carroll Jan 2008

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Chris Carroll

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author describes his own personal library. His father was a constant reader, and when he was young all of their books were kept on long, two-shelf bookcase in his bedroom. His personal library started with the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, but in the mid-1970s, two books shaped his mind. The first two adult novels he ever bought with his own money were "Carrie," by Stephen King and "Jaws," by Peter Benchley. In the last couple of years, he have been collecting crime noir books by Ken Bruen, Charlie Huston, Dennis Lehane and others.


Spotlight On Construction: Planning, Communication Are Key In Building New Libraries, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: Planning, Communication Are Key In Building New Libraries, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents an outline for beginning the process of building new library for the community based on planning principles that will lead to a well-documented and articulated plan for the future. The development of a comprehensive strategic plan of library service is the first step a library system should take. The Public Library Association (PLA) "New Planning for Results," which has been used successfully by many libraries in the U.S. is one example of a successful planning model. The final step in the process is writing a building program.


Spotlight On Construction: New Coweta County Library Inspired By Frank Lloyd Wright, Patricia Palmer Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: New Coweta County Library Inspired By Frank Lloyd Wright, Patricia Palmer

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the construction of a new library in Coweta County, Georgia. The construction of a new library was primary in the plan of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners and represents the first library built in Coweta County in 20 years. According to Barbara Osborne-Harris, Coweta County Library director, the vision has always been to create a library that facilitates, in many ways, vibrant, energetic and interactive learning. Kathleen Curry is the project architect. She referred to Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for architectural inspiration.


Spotlight On Construction: Expansion And Renovation Of Georgia Southern University’S Henderson Library Spurred By Quintupling Of Student Body, Ann Hamilton, Mark Holland Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: Expansion And Renovation Of Georgia Southern University’S Henderson Library Spurred By Quintupling Of Student Body, Ann Hamilton, Mark Holland

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the expansion and renovation of Georgia Southern University's Henderson Library. The Zach S. Henderson Library has been the hub of academic life at Georgia Southern University for more than 30 years. The library has been the focus of an extensive expansion and renovation to help meet the needs of the university's growing student body. The first phase of the $22.75 million project opened on October 1, 2006. The original building included 109,515 square feet of space. The additional building will feature seating on the first, second and third floors and a balcony ...


'Classic Rock Cares' At Parks Memorial. Jan 2008

'Classic Rock Cares' At Parks Memorial.

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces that Parks Memorial Library in Richland, Georgia has received musical instruments from the John Entwistle Foundation for a program to promote music education among children. As part of its Check-Out Music program, the library now has an electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and amplifiers. The foundation launched an eight city tour known as Classic Rock Cares which was to be the first concert tour designed specifically to raise funds for the foundation's mission of free music education and instruments through the public library system.


$1 Million To Purchase Genealogy Materials Jan 2008

$1 Million To Purchase Genealogy Materials

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that the Muscogee County Library board of trustees has earmarked $1 million for the purchase of materials for the Genealogy and Local History Department of the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System in Georgia. The amount was part of the $6.1 million that remained from a 1999 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that paid for the construction of the Columbus Public Library (Main Branch). The selection process was overseen by genealogy staff which includes members John Lyles and Ginny Stola.


The Sounds And The Furies: Managing An Active Library In A New Generation Of Learners, Alan Bernstein Jan 2008

The Sounds And The Furies: Managing An Active Library In A New Generation Of Learners, Alan Bernstein

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reveals that the Odum Library of Valdosta State University in Georgia participated in the LibQual™ survey to assess how well the library is performing in three specific areas: Effect of Service, Library as Place and Information Control. The Library as Place section was of the greatest interest for survey participants. Noise in the library received by far the most comments, most of them negative. The author examines the noise phenomenon in his library, reviewed its history, contemplated his developing attitudes, and analyzed his thoughts about the noise issue.