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Google, My Google

Google, my Google. My dad always told me growing up that “you learn something new every day”—well, as I’ve grown older I definitely believe that to be true.  I think quite a few of you have heard our experience with the Google boxes, the issues and the resolutions to those issues.  We no longer panic […]

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A Meta Research Question

A phrase that’s making me crazy at work is “virtual browsing.” We know we need to have it (our books are going into high-density storage as part of a massive renovation and renewal) but it has become clear over the past few months that we need to figure out what “virtual browsing” actually means. Is […]

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Hacking the Library: 48 Hours To Better Libraries Through Collaborative Technology

*hack·a·thon /ˈhakəˌTHän/ noun an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries hosted an event called Hack the Library on October 25-26. Our goal was to apply technology to better help our library engage the community and empower our customers. The […]

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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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Open Your Mind to Open Access

Open your mind to Open Access! This week libraries, schools, colleges, universities and others are celebrating International Open Access Week (October 20 – 26, 2014). Are you still not sure what OpenAccess? Why should libraries and librarians even care? Let’s start with the basics: what is it? Open Access focuses on free, unrestricted online access […]

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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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Leaders as Stewards of Change

Confronting change in the library can be more frightful than discovering the first hints of gray hair on your 35th birthday. Just like dealing with the turmoil of finding stray, gray whiskers in your beard or streaks of silver beginning to peak out around your temples, dealing with organizational change is an intensely emotional, personal […]

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Customer Service: It’s Not Rocket Surgery

One of the things I miss most in my current job is providing customer service on the front line. Sure, my work as director of continuing education and training at the Georgia Public Library Service entails a high degree of customer service; it’s just that the service I provide is more internally-focused on the staffs […]

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The GLEAN Revolution Continues

The GLEAN revolution continues on July 14, 2014. With a redesigned modern user interface, GLEAN will provide streamlined access to courses, books, and videos, tablet optimization so you can learn on the go, and improved community functionality for interacting with your colleagues. Register today and step into the future. The new frontier in library learning […]

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COSLA Receives Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Award for Continuing Education (CE) Connector Project

Lexington, KY – The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) recently received a grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Continuing Education (CE) Connector Project. This project has two goals: greater shared development and delivery of CE programs across state libraries as well as collective state library engagement in national efforts to coordinate […]

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