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GOLD Reimbursement and ILL Statistics 1st Qtr FY2008. Over $24,000 being Returned to Georgia Libs

Happy FALL and early WINTER GOLD Member Libraries,

1ST Quarter FY2008 ILL Borrowing and Lending Statistics are attached and the Reimbursement Payments for loan activity conducted from Jul-Sept 2007(either in the form of electronic transmission or paper checks) were dispatched as of Friday afternoon, November 2, 2007. 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

http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/gold/reimbursements/

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Sharing, Privacy & Trust in Our Networked World - OCLC Membership Report - October 2007

The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground—shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location—is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web. This OCLC membership report explores this web of social participation and cooperation on the Internet and how it may impact the library’s role, including:

* The use of social networking, social media, commercial and library services on the Web

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Policy Ideas from Rural Libraries List

If you have ever had problems managing problem behavior in your library, you may want to access the online version of Safe Harbor: Problems and Policies for a Safe Library.

http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/safeharbor/

I [Rose M. Chenoweth] was the project manager for this grant. Nine public librarians wrote policies and procedures for handling various situations. The book is no longer for sale but the online database is available to everyone.

Rural Library Materials

Attached is a copy of "A Small but Powerful GUIDE to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library." This reflects the responses to stated advocacy needs of small rural librarians, with clearly stated strategies, for self-advocacy and resources with ALA and elsewhere.

It is the result of support from ALA members, members of the Association for Rural and Small Librarians (ARSL) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and others who responded to 1) a 2003 survey of advocacy needs and strategies, and 2) a solicitation for success stories from these same librarians.

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