Media Files of Marti Minor's Legal Presentation

The media files of Marti Minor's 'Legal Issues in Georgia's Public Libraries' presentation from the May 2010 Directors Meeting are now available online. Marti Minor is Senior Clerk for a federal judge in Atlanta.

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These materials are provided as general information only. No legal advice is being given by the Georgia Public Library Service, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or any other person. You should consult with your attorney on all legal matters.

Affirmation of Your Tax-Exempt Status

(from Christopher Evans at GPLS)

Greetings Directors and Library Friends,

There have been many questions about Tax exempt status. Tracy Arner has provided the below from the IRS website.

Affirmation of Your Tax-Exempt Status


EBSCO (Novelist) Survey for Public Libraries April 2010

Public Library Directors,

GALILEO has asked if I would pass along this survey from Duncan Smith at Novelist to public librarians. They believe EBSCO is trying to gather information on how libraries are using websites, social media, newsletters, and electronic/digital communications in order to re-design interfaces that better suit your needs.

Can't Get Enough of Your GOLD GALILEO Conference Presentation Proposals - Thursday April 1 Deadline

The GOLD and GALILEO Conference communities have built a well-earned reputation for quality breakout sessions through nearly 21 years of collaborative-sharing history. Help us continue that quest for excellence by submitting a presentation proposal by Thursday's deadline of April 1.

What a great time to demonstrate our collective library resolve and to showcase your individual talent!

For more details about submission and presentation ideas please review my original post:

U.S. IMPACT Public Library Study


"Opportunity for All : How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries"
(Large Download -- 212-page PDF)


First-ever National Study: Millions of People Rely on Library Computers for Employment, Health, and Education
(Online News Article)

U.S. IMPACT Public Library Study

FY 2010 and FY 2011 Georgia Population Projections

These are the FY 2010 and FY 2011 Georgia Population Projections by county as provided by the Georgia Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

National Bookmobile Day

The American Library Association (ALA) has launched a Web page with resources and tools to help libraries celebrate the inaugural National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday April 14, 2010, during National Library Week.

Options for Earning Contact Hours for Georgia MLS Re-certification

Don't panic - you still have a few months to complete the ten hours of continuing education contact hours required for the re-certification period between July 2008 to June 2010. The attached document lists a variety of free and low-cost options for earning the contact hours you need.

My advice - don't wait until the last minute to pursue these options. It can take up to a couple weeks in order for us to create and send out the attendance certificates for online courses, GPLS training and webinars. Any questions, please contact me at

WebJunction Online Conference: Technology Essentials 2010

Three Ways to Attend the Online Conference WJ Technology Essentials Conference on Feb. 9 and 10, 2010

Excitement is building for the February 9-10 WebJunction Online Conference. Registrants represent libraries around the globe, from Illinois to India, and from British Columbia to Brazil. Some are library directors, others are currently seeking jobs – all are invited to attend. Here are three ways to make the most of your conference experience:

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