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August, 2011 GPLS Newsletter is Now Available


A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 9, issue 1 | August 2011

Headlines from this issue...

WebJunction Georgia announces enhancements

WebJunction Georgia (WJGA) members can now enroll in unlimited courses without charge, choosing from more than 300 self-paced online classes that have been selected to meet a wide range of learning needs. Library employees, library science students and trustees across the state receive completion certificates and earn continuing education credits upon successful completion of the courses.

Grassroots Invitational Grants fund library projects statewide

Twenty-five Georgia public libraries have received 2011 Grassroots Invitational Grant Awards from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA). According to GCA Director Karen L. Paty, the intent of the Grassroots Invitational Grant was to support arts programming and services in every county in the state. "Funded projects created opportunities for communitywide access to the arts, targeted underserved populations and contributed to activities with a positive impact on community development," Paty said.

PINES ends 10-day overdue notices

In an effort to provide patrons with faster notifications and save taxpayer dollars, PINES — the Public Information Network for Electronic Services — is phasing out mailed paper notices for items 10 days overdue. Effective immediately, these notifications will be issued by e-mail and by phone.

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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.