10 great places to read a book--USA Today 3/7/08

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10 great places to find a nook and read a book

It's enough to make librarians kick up their heels: We're nearing the end of Return Borrowed Books Week, we're just past Library Lovers Month, and National Library Week is April 13-19. That's reason aplenty to check in with NPR book commentator Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust. She shares her list of favorite public libraries with Tim Smight for USA TODAY.
Louisville Free Public Library (Crescent Hill Branch)

Should the Library Purchase a Bookmobile?

Original Question from Leard R. Daughety, Director, Oconee Regional Library:
Yesterday, I was contacted by a patron strongly urging me to purchase a book mobile for Laurens County. We have not had one for many years.
Would you mind responding regarding why you still have one or why you stopped having one.
I have my thoughts on this but I am trying to be open minded since the patron is an official of a parent teacher association and feels like "cost should not be a factor to the library".

GALILEO ProQuest Database Choices for Public Libraries (FY2009)

Following GALILEO's announcement to all library participants and institutions that they will have the opportunity to choose among three ProQuest database packages for FY09, GPLS is pleased to follow-up with the Public Library community. These choices are being offered to you as part of the package that is paid for with state funds for public library databases. As many of you know, public libraries have subscribed to a group of databases from ProQuest. These choices affect access to the ProQuest package only, and no other databases.


Flexible Benefits or Not?

Original Question: Do most or all of you offer the flexible benefits plan?
Is there anyone who offers just TRS and Health Insurance as benefits? Are
we required to offer the flexible benefit plan? Is there any clear
documentation you know of that says we do or don't have to offer it?
The booklet that school systems give their teachers also says that
employees of regional or county libraries who work more than 18 hours per
week are eligible, but is that IF flex benefits are offered by the system,
or must the system offer it.


Public Library Buildings Cooperative Capital Outlay Program, FY 2009

Download a PDF of the Public Library Buildings Cooperative Capital Outlay Program, FY 2009 document below:

Download the file here

A Current Look at Georgia's Public Libraries & GPLS, February 2008 -- Draft Copy

GPLS is pleased to provide this document. It is a current picture of both the state library administrative agency and the 59 public library systems of Georgia. In an effort to provide valid and reliable data, the document is released in a draft format to provide opportunity for edits or changes.

Please proof this document. If you find items that need editing, please contact Diana Very, Director of LSTA, Statistics and Research, with specific comments. Contact information for Diana is dvery@georgialibraries.org or 404-235-7156.

The deadline for submitting changes is March 10, 2008.

GALSTEER Draft Minutes

Draft Minutes
GALILEO Steering Committee
Henry County Public Library
Friday, February 8, 2008
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Attendees: Carol Bray, Susan Cooley, Charlene Hurt, Bill Potter, Lauren Fancher, Carolyn Fuller, Cynthia Henderson, Lynn Kelly, Tamera Lee, Joyce Mills, Merryll Penson, Kirsten Pylant, Gene Ruffin, Judy Serritella, Rachel Schipper, Jerry Stovall, Joan Taylor, David Tucker, Toni Zimmerman.

1) Welcome and Introductions (Lee)
Lee welcomed the group; there were no new attendees.

2) Approval of December 7, 2007 minutes (Lee)
The minutes were approved as submitted.

Disaster Recovery Plan for Lee County Library

I am posting this plan with the permission of Claire Leavy, because I thought other libraries might benefit from seeing this very good example of a disaster recovery plan that was recently adopted.

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