Georgia Center for the Book living Georgia authors list

Two lists from the Georgia Center for the Book. One is the list of living authors in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. The other is a list they may suggest as "25 Books by Living Writers That All Georgians Should Read." They plan on presenting a refined group from these lists around the state as part of their "All Georgia Reads" project in 2008.

PINES Executive Committee Meeting DRAFT Agenda, Minutes and Action Items; February 2008; Locust Grove

PINES Executive Committee and Library Directors,

The draft agenda, action items and minutes from the December 2007 meeting are available for your review. Please let me know if you have any difficulties accessing these documents.


Elizabeth McKinney de Garcia
PINES Program Director
Georgia Public Library Service
A Unit of the University System of Georgia
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta GA 30345

Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia’s Public Libraries

In answer to a request from the House Research Office, Peggy and I compiled a narrative timeline of significant events in the history of GPLS and Georgia's public libraries. I’ve attached it in case any one would like to see it. Since we were working under a deadline, we may not have missed some events. Please let us know if you see something missing. We do plan on expanding this into a real history; but, will probably not be able to do so in the near future.

I have put this on the Director’s Knowledge Base as well.


J. Elaine Hardy

Baby Boomer library consumers

Posted to the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Listserv.

January 27, 2008
"Many baby boomers contemplating retirement are looking for something besides a gated community in the Florida sunshine. After all, this is the generation that defied convention, and those attitudes extend to choosing a place to live once they complete their careers."

GOLD Reimbursement and ILL Statistics 2nd Qtr FY2008. Over $23,000 being Returned to Georgia Libs

Happy Winter and NEW YEAR GOLD Member Libraries,

2nd Quarter FY2008 ILL Borrowing and Lending Statistics are attached and the Reimbursement Payments for loan activity conducted from Oct-Dec 2007(either in the form of electronic transmission or paper checks) will be ready in about two weeks. For a complete list of amounts and recipients for the current quarter's activity please refer to the following URL which resides on the website of the Georgia Public Library Service



Draft Minutes
GALILEO Steering Committee
Henry County Public Library
Friday, December 7, 2007
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Attendees: Carol Bray, Laura Burtle for Charlene Hurt, Bill Clayton for Bill Potter, Lauren Fancher, Mary Jo Fayoyin, Carolyn Fuller, Leigh Hall, Cynthia Henderson, Lynn Kelly, Tamera Lee, Joyce Mills, Merryll Penson, Kirsten Pylant, Martha Reynolds, Steven Pruitt, Gene Ruffin, Judy Serritella, Rachel Schipper, Jerry Stovall, Joan Taylor, David Tucker, Darro Willey, Toni Zimmerman.

1) Welcome and Introductions (Lee)

New York Public Library

January 13, 2008
A Bookworm’s Holiday
EVERYONE knows libraries are not just about books anymore, but no one knows it better that the women at the main information booth of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
The two most common questions they field: Where are the restrooms? And where’s the free Internet?
But better questions would be:
• Which way to the Kerouac exhibition?
• How can I see a Gutenberg Bible?

GALILEO User Views Debut Delayed Unitil March 2008 FW: Update on GALILEO User Views

Public Library Directors and Friends,

Just wanted to be sure you were aware that the debut of the new GALILEO
User Interfaces (including the one exclusively designed for public
library users) has been delayed until March. Some unanticipated
technical problems surfaced during the move from beta to production
which forced the change in schedule. Merryll Penson from GALILEO has
provided an explanation below. My thanks to all of you who contributed
comments and suggestions during the beta stage and encourage all of you

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