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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.


From The President, Joellen Ostendorf Dec 2007

From The President, Joellen Ostendorf

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses GLA (Georgia Library Association) and the benefits of membership.


Falling In Line: Curricular Alignment In A Library Credit Course, Michael Aldrich Dec 2007

Falling In Line: Curricular Alignment In A Library Credit Course, Michael Aldrich

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the usefulness of curricular alignment and how it can be achieved in teaching a library & information science course.


Mala Members Meet, Tour Gsu’S Library Renovations, Louise S. White Dec 2007

Mala Members Meet, Tour Gsu’S Library Renovations, Louise S. White

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the May 2007 spring meeting of MALA (Metro-Atlanta Library Association). The meeting highlights included an overview of the recent renovations of the Georgia State University and a tour of the facility.


Emory Chemistry Library Renovation Showcases Flexible Design Dec 2007

Emory Chemistry Library Renovation Showcases Flexible Design

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the physical renovation of the James Samuel Guy Chemistry Library at Emory University.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley Dec 2007

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the personal library of the author. Her collection falls into one of three categories: children's books, books related to her college experience, and books with a personal connection.


Ask A Librarian, Silvia Bunn Dec 2007

Ask A Librarian, Silvia Bunn

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses how a library should treat its patrons and work with its community to best serve its needs.


Twenty Professionals Selected For Pinnacle Class Of 2008 Dec 2007

Twenty Professionals Selected For Pinnacle Class Of 2008

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article lists the selected participants for PINNACLE, the Public Library Institute for New and Creative Leadership Education, a new training program run by Georgia Public Library Service. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government helped design the curriculum and will lead the training.


Five New Staff Members Join Georgia Southwestern State Dec 2007

Five New Staff Members Join Georgia Southwestern State

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article lists the five new library hires at Georgia Southwestern State.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Bill Richards Jul 2007

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Bill Richards

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article offers information about the author's library, which consists of 3,500 volumes. The library is a systematic collection and an accumulation that reflects the changes in the author's personal and professional interests. The collection includes books dealing with politics, philosophy, literature and psychology which depicts the number of times the author has changed majors in college. The library also includes almost all of the Library of America titles such as "Great Books of the Western World," as well as history titles. It also includes children's collection like the books of Robert Sabuda.


From The President, Joellen Ostendorf Jul 2007

From The President, Joellen Ostendorf

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article provides information on the conference of the Georgia Council of Media Organization (COMO) to be held in October 2007 at Jekyll Island in Georgia.


Getting On Your Community's Leadership Team, Ellen G. Miller, Patricia H. Fisher Apr 2007

Getting On Your Community's Leadership Team, Ellen G. Miller, Patricia H. Fisher

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on several factors to be considered in getting the director-board team of librarians to be part of the local community's leadership team. It states that economic development is the most important aspect involved in community building that must be taken into account by the librarians. It mentions that partnerships can also serve as a vital factor in positioning a library with decision-makers.


Rfid Technology In The Library Environment, Linda Howard, Max Anderson Apr 2007

Rfid Technology In The Library Environment, Linda Howard, Max Anderson

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in libraries. It states that RFID offers libraries many advantages and disadvantages such as the benefit of saving time and money, nonprovision of fail-safe security, high cost, and lack of standards. It enumerates the factors that must be considered by librarians about RFID including workflow issues and return on investment (ROI).


From The President, Joellen Ostendorf Apr 2007

From The President, Joellen Ostendorf

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on legislative issues concerning libraries in Georgia. The author stated the need for vigilance regarding pending legislation and its effects on librarians. It is mentioned that the HB 226 replacement bill for the obscenity code that was struck down by the court has added lending to its wording.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Dusty Gres Apr 2007

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Dusty Gres

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on the personal library collection of the author. She states that her first personal library collection included the books "Alice in Wonderland," "Little Women," and "Tom Sawyer." She mentions that her library has grown over the years which now houses reference collection and those from her husband's.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Betsy Griffies Jan 2007

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Betsy Griffies

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author describes her personal library and collection of books. She mentions that her parents enjoyed reading when they had time. She reveals that she collects fiction books by Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Juliet Marillier and Jack McDevitt, among others. Due to her interest in books about English writer Beatrix Potter, she spent a week at the Lindeth House in the Lake District, England where the Potter family had stayed.


A New Story To Tell: The East Commons At The Georgia Tech Library, Charlie Bennett Jan 2007

A New Story To Tell: The East Commons At The Georgia Tech Library, Charlie Bennett

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on the renovations made in the East Commons mixed-used space at the Georgia Tech Library in Atlanta. The area consists of collaborative computer stations, study tables and modular lighting systems. The rearrangements were made to encourage students to use the library more often and to refresh their minds and bodies. The remodeled area features group-study tables where students can turn it into a small theater or presentation space that can seat a maximum of 100 people.