State of GLASS

State of GLASS Report
Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services
September 1, 2009


Volunteers in Public Libraries

WebJunction Georgia 3rd Quarter Summary

The attached report gives highlights of WebJunction course enrollments during the months of July, August and September, 2009.

Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, 2008-09

Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2008–2009 assesses public access to computers, the Internet, and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment, and sustainability. The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994 by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure.

CE Services Provided by GPLS Staff

Planning a Library Staff Development Day or Staff Training Day?

GPLS staff members are willing to give presentations to your staff (as schedules and budgets permit). The attached document is a sampling of what we can provide. If you have other needs, just ask any one of us. We are also willing to consider presenting online versions of these programs. Please contact us if interested.

Georgia MLS Re-certification/License Renewal

If you're a certified/licensed MLS librarian in Georgia your current license will expire on June 30, 2010. You'll need to have completed a minimum of ten (10) hours of acceptable continuing education contact hours over a two-year period beginning July 1, 2008.

The attached document lists a variety of options for obtaining contact hours - both online and face-to-face.

Check the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians for more detailed information on requirements, applying for renewal, etc.

PINES/Evergreen/Equinox White Paper

Download a PDF of the "White Paper, PINES/Evergreen/Equinox, August 2009" document below.

White Paper PDF

Kill-a-Watt Loan Program Materials

Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) has finalized a new partnership with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) that will bring more people to libraries and enable all patrons to save money on their electric bills by "going green."

Beginning in August, public libraries around the state will introduce the "Kill-a-Watt" loan program. Its goal is to help residents measure both their energy consumption and the efficiency of the electric appliances in their homes.

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