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Consulting Services

GPLS supports Georgia’s libraries by providing a broad range of consulting services and technical assistance. Training and continuing education opportunities are offered for Georgia’s library professionals, with course topics that include grant writing, integrating technology into library services, and techniques for attracting more teen readers.

For more information on GPLS Consulting Services, please call 404-235-7200.

Children's and Youth Services

Elaine Black
Director of Youth Services
» Youth Services Web Page

Collection Development & Reference

Peggy Chambliss
Library Services Manager—Collections & Reference
» Collection Development Web Page

Continuing Education

Jay Turner
Director of Continuing Education
Phone: 404-235-7124
» Continuing Education & Training Web Page

Facilities & Construction

Nathan Rall
Director-Library Facilities, Planning & Construction
» Facilities & Construction Web Page

E-Rate & Technology Plans

Richard Brock
E-Rate Program Director
» E-Rate Web Page

Management, Governance, & Planning

Julie Walker
Deputy State Librarian

Technology issues in Libraries

GPLS Helpdesk
(helpdesk registration required)

Library Quotes

A library
is the delivery room for the birth place of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins,