RFP for Banking Services

Several libraries in the Blackbaud Accounting Alliance have requested samples of RFPs sent out for banking services. I thought it might be helpful to have it available to all who might need it.

Got Library 2.0 Curiosity Georgia Libraries? Join Us in Athens on August 3rd to Find Out what It's All About!

It's curiouser and curiouser Georgia Libraries!

I'll bet the average library staff member did not know that Lewis
Carroll defined the social networking needs of our users as early as
1865. Listen to the opening words of his now classic work that expresses
Alice's no-nonsense attitude about "just plain text".

"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the
bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the
book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in


Board of Education Funding for Public Libraries in Georgia (Dec. 2005 Memo)

Attached is a December 2005 memo on Board of Education funding for Georgia Public Libraries.




July 8, 2007

A Hipper Crowd of Shushers

ON a Sunday night last month at Daddy’s, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, more than a dozen people in their 20s and 30s gathered at a professional soiree, drinking frozen margaritas and nibbling store-bought cookies. With their thrift-store inspired clothes and abundant tattoos, they looked as if they could be filmmakers, Web designers, coffee shop purveyors or artists.


Indeed, Mr. DeMille, GOLD and GALILEO are READY for their Close-up! - ATHENS IN AUGUST 2007

Headline: Not-To-Be Missed Conference Event of the Season Approaches

It's hot! It's as sizzling as Georgia in the summertime - And it's time is now!

It's the 18th Annual GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference:

Library Collaboration 2.0: It's All About the Joy of Use!

Susan Lemme, Chair of the 2007 GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Advisory Committee, says "This year's conference is the best deal going for continuing education, keeping current on the changing world of information services and delivery, and networking with colleagues."

Story Published July 1 2007 - New DLG Website: the Gainesville Tornado 1936

Merryll Pension provided the attached story published in the Gainesville Times about the debut of the new Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) Georgia HomePLACE Library project on the Gainesville Tornado of 1936. Very innovative and available to all Georgia public library users. Worth the read! I've attached a word document with the story to this announcement. -- Toni Z.



Merryll S. Penson
Executive Director, Library Services

Exit Interview Questionnaire for Public Library Directors

Original Question: Do any of you conduct exit interviews when staff members leave your employment? If so, do you have specific questions you typically ask? Any ideas or comments are welcome!

Two sample documents have been attached for your convenience. One document has the questions and the other document has the exit rating done by department head or branch manager.

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