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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.