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Summer 2014: Field Trip Report to Carter and CNN Libraries

by Ernie Evangelista, 2014 SLA Georgia President-Elect and Mandi Goodsett, 2014 Atlanta Emerging Librarians Program Planner

SLA Georgia continued its program partnership with the Atlanta Emerging Librarians (AEL) of the Georgia Library Association (GLA) this summer. AEL program planner Mandi Goodsett, Reference Librarian and Government Documents Coordinator at Georgia Southwestern State University, organized a field trip on Saturday, July 12, to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the CNN Library. Mandi’s flexible scheduling allowed program participants to choose which libraries to visit as well as networking during lunch at the CNN Center.

SLA Georgia members Ann Cullen, Jessica Epstein, George Peckham-Rooney, Stephen Sherman and Ernie Evangelista joined AEL members in learning about these special libraries. The CNN tour was especially interesting because their policies did not allow us to either take photographs or report on library specifics such as the evolution of their services and what they do to support this complex media organization.

Thanks to Mandi for planning an informative day. Her write-up of the event can be found at: And photos that were allowed can be found at this SLA Georgia Flickr album:

Our chapter looks forward to continuing joint programming with AEL and appreciates this suggestion as part of our focus group surveys last fall. Please contact Ernie Evangelista at with other program ideas or it you’d like to host a future meeting.

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