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Serving unique communities with diverse interests and needs: a conversation with Alison Weissinger

(l to r) State Librarian Julie Walker, Chancellor Steve Wrigley, DeKalb trustees Dr. Curtis Clark and Sara Fountain, DCPL Director Alison Weissinger and Gov. [...]

By |2019-03-13T18:05:02+00:00March 5th, 2019|Advocacy, Awards, DeKalb County, Programming|0 Comments

Volunteers can help the library improve the lives of everyone in the community: a Conversation with Dan Aldridge

Dan Aldridge is Georgia Public Library Champion of the Year. He is the current president of the statewide network, Friends of Georgia Libraries. Georgia Public [...]

By |2019-03-12T20:21:12+00:00March 1st, 2019|Advocacy, Awards|0 Comments

Accessible library resources give tools for everyone to reach goals

As baby boomers experience declining physical, hearing and vision capabilities, public libraries can be a source of accessible programming and technology to encourage independence. In [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:46:21+00:00November 29th, 2018|Adult Services, Advocacy, GLASS, Reading|0 Comments

Volunteers share time and talent, as libraries develop new advocates

When Carlos Kanzler, 17, moved with his family to Grantville, Ga, from their home in Venezuela, he was shy and didn’t speak much English. But [...]

By |2018-11-29T15:51:21+00:00August 14th, 2018|Advocacy, feature, Outreach, volunteers|0 Comments

Advocacy and Engagement: A Conversation with American Library Association President Jim Neal

For the past year, Jim Neal has served as president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world. He [...]

By |2018-10-02T16:45:11+00:00May 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Outreach|0 Comments