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Newsletter, Apr. 2012, Georgia Public Library Service


A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 9, issue 5 | April 2012

Headlines from this issue...

Proposed 2013 budget includes $4.36 million for facilities

On March 27, the Georgia General Assembly submitted its proposed $19.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2013 to Gov. Nathan Deal. The budget includes $1,325,000 in 20-year capital bond funds to help build a $1.85 million Royston Public Library in Franklin County and $780,000 to assist in the construction of a new $1 million Milner Public Library in Lamar County.

GPLS hosts national meeting to lead new software development

Seventy representatives from 38 states took part in the initial Loblolly Planning Meeting to spur development of open-source software for libraries that serve users with visual or other impairments.

WebJunction Georgia update provides streamlined interface

Following a March 25 streamlining of the site, WebJunction Georgia members should find it easier to access content, manage learning and engage with others in the library community. "The updated site contains multiple improvements to the end-user interface," said Jay Turner, director of Continuing Education for GPLS.

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Georgia Public Library Service News is published bimonthly by GPLS. This publication is made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Georgia Public Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.