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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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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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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 (9 hours, 44 minutes; 4 separate courses) Included on this list: Computer Literacy for Windows, Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals, Up and Running with […]

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Webinar Archive: Social and Emotional Development

Today we had another great webinar; this one was presented by Dr. Laura Johns of Propulsion Squared. This session provided an overview of child development theories related to the social and emotional development of young children. Additional information on why children may act inappropriately and strategies for supporting social and emotional development were also discussed.

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Early Literacy Webinar Series Announced

Early Literacy Webinars are being offered as part of the B4 program; it’s an exciting lineup of experts, and this is a fantastic opportunity for your early literacy specialists to learn about some great topics (and earn some CEUs!). All of the events can be found at: http://georgialibraries.webex.com/eventcenter Sessions will be archived in GLEAN for […]

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The Surprising Delight of a Project Management Workshop

NB: This is not a sales pitch so I will not recommend any classes or teachers by name. This is simply an ode to the experience. A few weeks ago, I participated in a day-long workshop on project management, led by a big university’s IT project manager — someone who runs big, year-long, multiple-facet projects […]

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Continuing Education Events – July 2015

Looking for free online learning events in July? We’ve rounded up a few that we think you’ll enjoy, and you can find a full list over on our calendar. Happy learning!   Legislative Roundup for Georgia Libraries Presented by the Georgia Public Library Service Wednesday, July 15 2 – 3 PM Register HERE! The Georgia […]

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Can Librarians Crack the Code?

Two recent articles in American Libraries magazine – “Get Cracking on Code” (March/April 2015) and “Learning to Code” (May 2015) caught my attention and got me thinking about how learning to write code could help me in my job as a librarian. After reading these articles and doing some research I discovered that libraries are […]

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A short report from the SCUNC (pronounced “skunk”)

Last month, I attended the ASERL SCUNC, another in my (I hope) streak of small, nimble conferences. I stretched myself at this one — I am not the Scholarly Communications librarian at Georgia Tech (that’s my friend and fellow Lost in the Stacks producer Fred Rascoe) and so I was putting myself in conversation with […]

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