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March 2015 SLA Georgia President Update

March Madness

Until I attended library school, college basketball held very little interest for me. Now, as a University of North Carolina graduate, it’s ALL about hoops and the hardwood this month. Welcome to March Madness  — the traditional end of the five month long season marked by Senior Day/Night, arch rivalry games, conference tournaments and, of course, the “Big Dance” — the 68 team playoff tournament resulting in a National Champion. Just as teams have been preparing for this month, so have SLA and the Georgia Chapter.

First, news from the Chapter. We have four events in the next two months:

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Happy Hour Mash Up with MALA and SGA

Celebrate the new lunar year with members from the Metro Atlanta Library Association (MALA) and the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) at Makan in Decatur. Details and sign up form at:


Wednesday, March 18, Noon – 1:30: Lunch and Learn at the Art Institute of Atlanta

We kick off our annual series at the AIA Library, hosted by Lunch and Learn chapter coordinator Clara Williams.


Wednesday, April 1, Noon – 1:30 Lunch and Learn at the Defense Forensic Science Center

CSI, NCIS and crime show fans — You do NOT want to miss this lunch hosted by Jane Killian at the Gillem Enclave in Forest Park.


Monday, April 27, Noon – 1:30: Lunch and Learn at the Foundation Center Library

The Foundation Center Library recently relocated to a new space downtown. Hear Stephen Sherman describe the move and, more importantly, how the Center has partnered with other nonprofit support groups.

Registration for these lunch programs are FREE to SLA Georgia members and seating is limited, so register at:


Other SLA Georgia News: 


News from SLA Headquarters

Be revolutionary! Early Bird registration for the Annual Conference in Boston closes on April 17. And if funds are tight, remember that several divisions and chapters are offering travel awards.

For our newer and younger members, the First Five Years Advisory Council wants to hear from you, so please complete their survey.

I hope that this information sets you up for a productive SLA month ahead. There’s more content at the SLA Georgia web site, so don’t be shy about asking questions or sharing your thoughts on any post. Just click on the bubble cloud image in the lower right corner of each entry. Or feel free to email me directly at After all, we’re all part of the SAME SLA Georgia team!

Ernie Evangelista
2015 SLA Georgia President 


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