Georgia Library Association (GLA)

Georgia Library Association (GLA)

 

The Georgia Library Association was founded in 1897 to facilitate partnership among Georgia’s librarians, many of whom had previously found themselves isolated in their work. With the advent of this professional network, librarians and library staff could work cooperatively with their peers to develop library services throughout the state. Since its founding, the Georgia Library Association has been a leader in library innovation and professional librarianship. The Georgia Library Association builds on this tradition by continuing to work diligently, advocating for funding for public and school libraries, promoting and providing opportunities for librarians’ professional development, and supporting the development of technology and systems in libraries. GLA’s strength has always been its dedicated membership, the people who are willing to give their time, hard work, and talents to provide advocacy and leadership in shaping the future of Georgia’s libraries. Members come together to discuss common interests and to meet the challenges facing libraries today. Currently GLA has more than 800 members – librarians, trustees, paraprofessionals, friends, students, and others – representing libraries of all sizes and types, such as school, public, academic, and special! GLA welcomes new members, who enrich the association with fresh ideas, new energy, and diverse library experience and voices!

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