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Penny Pinching Print Shop: Stretching Marketing Dollars By Bringing Production In-House

I have been to more than few conference sessions on marketing, outreach, and how to get the word out about all the awesome things libraries are doing. And well-funded systems point out all these initiatives they were able to take on that had a fantastic return on investment. But the first question in the Q&A […]

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Webinar Archive: Arts Integration and Children’s Books

Today we had a fantastic webinar from Dr. Laura Meyers from Georgia State University and Olivia Aston Bosworth at the Alliance Theatre on using arts to enhance story time! Participants explored using “story baskets” to tell and retell stories, and heard a great rendition of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Handouts from the session: Song – Friends […]

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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 More Things Change…

Browsing through a pile of notes and drafts, I found this introduction to an article that I never wrote: Confronted with the alarmist metaphor of “The Digital Revolution”, some university libraries have transformed their traditionally quiet, austere spaces into social, service-rich areas to counteract the diminished headcounts caused by ubiquitous digital resources. The transformation appears […]

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Managing Library Traffic

Recently, I’ve noticed that the library where I work has been busier than ever—I see lots of new faces, the computer lab is often full, and it’s hard to find a place to sit at the study tables. I wondered what was going on, why our library is suddenly so crowded. Before long, I had […]

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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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The High School Library: Portal for STEM Programs Through ROV Support

When my 16-year-old grandson started talking about being on the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team a couple of years ago, I knew he was referring to robotics of some sort. It was certainly not an area of expertise for this Grandmother librarian, so I didn’t realize the full impact of what he was explaining. Two […]

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Don’t Get Caught Unawares: Planning a Marketing Calendar

Happy New Year! I promise I haven’t spent too much time in the sun. It really is the new year. The new fiscal year! Maybe not as exciting as the real new year, but it definitely provided me a time to reflect on the past year and see what I had accomplished, what I had […]

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Legislative Roundup for Georgia Libraries

Wondering how Georgia’s legislature affects our libraries? Tune in on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm for a webinar with state librarian Julie Walker. She’ll review the 2015 legislative session, which included funding for six public library construction projects; she’ll also discuss the legislative issues that affect libraries today and what to keep an eye […]

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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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