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Higher Return: How Investing in Education Pays Off for Georgia - May 2009

This statistical analysis by ARCHE, the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, shows the return on investment in education. The findings document that education is a smart investment for the state and its citizens. Specifically, the report shows how education at all levels benefits Georgians across a variety of measures: better job opportunities, higher salaries and greater likelihood of home ownership and avoiding poverty. Also, Georgia benefits with a more talented workforce, higher tax revenues, healthier residents and lower social service and prison spending.

Georgia Code Library Laws now on GPLS website

The library laws in the Georgia Code are now available for download, as PDF files, from the new Library Laws page on the Georgia Public Library Service website:

GPLS Home Page > Resources for Libraries > Library Laws



Friends Groups in GA

Attached is a document showing responses to a 3-question survey of public library directors. The survey asked:

1) Do you have at least one Friends of the Library group in your system? (If not, you can skip the remaining questions.)
2) Approximately how much money does your most successful Friends group raise each year?
3) Do any of your Friends groups have 501(c)(3) status from the IRS?

There were 40 responses, and here is a summary of results:

37 systems have at least one Friends group.
3 systems do not have a Friends group

Draft Galileo minutes

Draft Minutes
GALILEO Steering Committee
Conference Call
Friday, February 20, 2009
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Attendees: Liz Bagley (for Cynthia Henderson), Michael Bain, Gordon Baker, Carol Bray, Susan Cooley, Lauren Fancher, Mary Jo Fayoyin, Carolyn Fuller, Bob Glass, George Gaumond, Debbie Holmes, Bede Mitchell, Bill Potter, Kirsten Pylant, Susan Ralph, Nan Seamans, Judy Serritella, Deborah Shackelford, Tammy Sugarman, Jane Summey, Shawn Tonner, Toni Zimmerman, Darro Willey

1) Welcome and Introductions (Bray)

2) Approval of December 5, 2008 Minutes (Bray)

Personnel Action Form

Personnel Action Form (includes blanks for information needed for payroll on Blackbaud)

WebJunction Georgia Handout to Use for New Hire Orientation

Will you please give all your new hires the attached WebJunction Georgia Information handouts during their orientation? It would be great if you would also schedule some time (30-60 minutes) during their orientation period to create a WJ account, explore the site and even enroll in a course. Thank you very much.

Shelf Movers List

Please find, attached, a list of companies that move library shelving.

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police
by Declan McCullagh

Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.

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