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In the Future, I Won’t Own My Data, But Robots Will Have Rights

OK, so maybe all of those things won't happen, but according to Stacey Aldrich, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries — and futurist to boot! — these are areas that we library folks should be watching (with the Google Glasses none of us can afford).  I recently had an opportuity to hear the effervescent Aldirch deliver an […]

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Jay Turner Selected for Competitive New American Library Association Leadership Institute

Jay Turner, director of continuing education and training at Georgia Public Library Service is one of only 40 librarians  selected from a highly competitive national pool to participate in Leading to the Future, a new four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders hosted August 12-15, 2013 by the American Library Association (ALA). “I’m […]

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“The Empress Has No Clothes” and Neither Do I

So, I have a confession to make – I play cool on television, but inside, I often feel as though I’m holding my breath, treading lightly where I walk, lest they find out I’m not as put together as I pretend to be.  You know what I’m talking about: that dreaded feeling that many of […]

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Putting Customers First Lasts

Putting Customers First Lasts from Jarrod Turner

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Get Your Learn On With “Just for Libraries”

One of the major focus areas of GPLS’s continuing education and training program is providing convenient and relevant learning opportunities to support core skills for library staff, as well as developing and fostering awareness of issues and trends that affect the operations of libraries.  Since launching GLEAN at the beginning of the month, we have […]

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GLEAN Access for Non-Public Library Staff

On June 10, 2013, GPLS invited Georgia’s public libraries to participate in an exclusive pre-registration window for GLEAN, the Georgia Library Education Access Network, so that staff members could obtain a unique GLEAN “seat license”.  The response far exceeded expectations with 36 library systems pre-registering for over 2,000 user accounts before the July 15 cutoff […]

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Featured GLEAN E-Learning for July 2013

Summer is always extremely busy for libraries, but thanks to GLEAN, you now have unprecedented flexibility in finding time for your continuing education.  Whether you decide to enroll in a self-paced course, read a few chapters of an online book from your iPad, listen to an audio book during your commute to work, or watch […]

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GLEAN for Learners: A Second Preview

I just wrapped up delivering our second GLEAN for Learners preview.  If you were unable to attend, you can view the recording in the above video player.   I'd also like to share that as of today, we have 996 public library staff who have been pre-registered for GLEAN.  Which library system will send me […]

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