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You are the Captain of your Career Ship

  Careers aren’t as linear as they used to be. We have to be very determined about our careers, always taking inventory of our present state as well as having goals for the future. We have to take ownership of our career success. Our managers and organizational leaders all play a role, but ultimately we […]

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Top 5 Training Resources for Georgia’s Public Libraries

Greetings, Georgians! I’m Julia Huprich, head of digital services and communications at the Cobb County Public Library System, and today I’ve invaded GLEAN Magazine to share with you some of my favorite training resources for libraries. (I hate to use the word “training” – I think of it more as lifelong learning.) GLEAN. Seriously, this is […]

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A Love/Hate Relationship with Webinars

This is my inaugural post on GLEAN Magazine, and I have to admit something: I hate webinars. And I have tried to like them. I have tried really hard. But I don’t. I am not technophobic. I am not anti-continuing education. I understand that presenters put a lot of time and effort into them, and […]

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It’s Gonna Be May

I can't resist a good meme.  Yes, I'm late, but that's the story of my life.  Anyhow, on to the goods.   May is always a busy time for public libraries.  For some of us, activities related to closing out the fiscal year loom ominously around the corner.  Others among us find their hands trembling with […]

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Getting Started With GLEAN

Getting Started With GLEAN from Jarrod Turner   This presentation provides an overview to using GLEAN, the Georgia Library Education Access Network, for Georgia's library staff. Learn what you can expect to find in GLEAN, how to use portions of the system to manage your learning, how to contribute to community discussions, and how to […]

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Finally, A Date With Lynda

You know you've been eagerly anticipating this moment with baited breath for several months; now, that moment is almost here. But first, the bad news. The bad news is that I can't promise you a hot date with a woman named Lynda.   The good news, however, is that I can do something even better.  GPLS is going to hook you […]

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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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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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