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Introducing… the Learning Center!

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of the Georgia Public Library Service’s new continuing education initiative, the Learning Center! This site was designed to be your one-stop resource for your library learning needs. Here, you’ll find: Archives from recent webinars hosted by GPLS Self-paced courses developed on topics like GLASS, PINES, and more Details about upcoming training […]

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MORE Great Web Tools and Apps for Student Engagement

In my last post, I included some great ideas for K-12 library media specialists as they collaborate with classroom teachers about quality online tools for instruction. Here are a couple of others, along with lesson plan ideas, that work well for some of my students. (Posted with permission) HSTRY: (Middle School level) Students will be required […]

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Great Web Tools and Apps for Student Engagement

I’ve discovered that some of the best advice I have to share with practicing school library media specialists comes from my own students at the University of West Georgia! For example, my Ed.S. students provide some excellent examples of developing student engagement through use of web 2.0 tools and apps. I’ve pulled (with permission) some […]

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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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Movin’ and Shakin’: The P-12 Media Center Transforms For More Collaboration and Participation

So, what’s the difference in a P-12 library media center and a P-12 learning commons? I’m glad you asked! Perhaps the best word to describe the difference is “moving.” The traditional P-12 library media center is certainly a place filled with resources, technology, personnel, and learning, but it is often based upon the concepts of […]

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I Don’t Care About Your Services, But I’d Love to Hear Your Solutions

I started my Wednesday morning with a call form one of the branch managers in my system who I work with regularly. I had just put together a standard marketing package for some of their smaller adult events: a pro-bono, “Talk to a Lawyer” day and a home gardening/beekeeping seminar. The visuals looked good, it […]

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Library-Vendor Partnerships

Librarian-vendor relationships are a crucial part of any library’s operations, but often are seen as annoying or even adversarial. We need our vendors and their products or services and we know that they need us, but sometimes it seems as if our goals don’t align with their business requirements. My experience with vendors has been […]

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It Takes a Village

I recently wrote a grant application (my first one!) for the “Best Small Library in America” award, given out by the Library Journal. As I was listing all the things that made our library great, I realized it was not any one person that made us amazing — it was a team effort. Each of […]

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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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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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