Great Web Tools and Apps for Student Engagement

I’ve discovered that some of the best advice I have to share with practicing school library media specialists comes from my own students at the University of West Georgia! For ...

Computer Basics: Resources for Staff Training

There are so many amazing resources available for helping your staff members grasp the fundamental concepts of computer basics. I’ve compiled a few of my favorites here: Computer Basics: lynda.com custom playlist ...

Movin’ and Shakin’: The P-12 Media Center Transforms For More Collaboration and Participation

So, what’s the difference in a P-12 library media center and a P-12 learning commons? I’m glad you asked! Perhaps the best word to describe the difference is “moving.” The ...

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STEM and STEAM! Oh My! – A GaCOMO Recap from Ashley Pearson

As a GaCOMO first-timer this year, I must admit that I had no idea what to expect from the conference. I’d heard such wonderful things from people who had been to COMO previously and the innovative ideas they were able to take from the conference, but I didn’t know how COMO would inspire and motivate […]

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A GaCOMO Recap from Sarah Edmonds

If you told me 10 years ago that I would be reflecting on a library conference, I would have said you were crazy. At age 15, I reluctantly accepted an entry-level, part time position at the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library. After one week of working, I was no longer reluctant, but delighted. I found where […]

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Webinar Archive: Designing a Library, Part I

Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with David Moore and Joe Alcock, both of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, for the first session in a two-part series intended to help manage the library design process. This session will cover pre-design services, architecture basics, site selection […]

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Webinar Archive: Diversity in Children’s Literature

This session was recorded on Thursday, November 5, 2015. ***** Join us for a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and his recent projects. R. Gregory Christie has been working as an illustrator for over […]

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You’re Invited: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Join us for the online event Diversity in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie on Thursday, November 5 at 2 p.m. On Thursday, we’ll have a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and […]

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Webinar Archive: So You Need a Library…Now What?

Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with David Moore and Joe Alcock, both of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, for a webinar on how to begin the process of building a library. From finding funding to seeking community input to selecting an architect, there are […]

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Webinar Archive: Language Nutrition

The best predictor of a baby’s future academic achievements is not parental income, level of parent education, or ethnicity, but rather the number of words spoken to the baby and the amount of time spent in active engagement from birth to 3 years of age. Just as food nourishes a growing child’s body, language interactions […]

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Webinar Archive: Techboomers.com

Yesterday we had a great webinar featuring a tool that libraries can use to enrich digital literacy skills in their community: Techboomers.com. Founder Steve Black shared with us an overview of the site, their plans for future course development, and some ways that libraries can use the free content to enhance existing courses for the […]

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Webinar Archive: DOs and DON’Ts of Library Construction

Today we had a fantastic session from Nathan Rall of Georgia Public Library Service and Channing Mason and Ryce Elliot of Benning Construction Company. Here’s the event description: Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with Channing Mason and Ryce Elliott of Benning Construction Company […]

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I Don’t Care About Your Services, But I’d Love to Hear Your Solutions

I started my Wednesday morning with a call form one of the branch managers in my system who I work with regularly. I had just put together a standard marketing package for some of their smaller adult events: a pro-bono, “Talk to a Lawyer” day and a home gardening/beekeeping seminar. The visuals looked good, it […]

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