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SLA Georgia President Update

The year is off to an exciting start—and we have lots to look forward to, both locally and nationally.

Thanks to everybody who participated in the joint holiday party with the Atlanta Law Libraries Association.  Not only did folks have a great time playing the mix and match party game, our generosity helped the Truancy Intervention Project to provide holiday gifts for 14 kids and to augment gift packages for an additional five.  We had fun, and we did good in the world.  It’s hard to get better than that.

On February 23, SLA Georgia co-hosted a joint happy hour with the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA), Metro-Atlanta Library Association (MALA), and the Georgia Library Association’s Special Libraries Division (GLA-SLD) at Front Page News in Midtown.  Over 25 people from the different groups attended, mixing and mingling and trading stories.  This is the second winter mixer in two years—maybe we have started a new tradition!

Locally

The Georgia Library Association (GLA) listserv has had a recent burst of energy as members have discussed pending Georgia House Bill 859, which has been described as the “campus carry bill.”  Coincidentally, the Atlanta Law Libraries Association March meeting is addressing the topic Protecting Ourselves and Our Patrons in the Workplace on March 8.  ALLA has invited an outreach officer from a local police force’s Crime Prevention Unit to come and talk about workplace and personal safety.

ALLA has generously opened attendance to allow both GLA and SLA members to attend.  If you would like to attend, you must RSVP by Friday, March 4.  There is a $10 registration fee that includes lunch.  The registration fee may be paid via check or cash upon arrival at the meeting.  Submitting an RSVP is a promise to pay.

The meeting will be held at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, located at 1422 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309.  Parking is available in the deck attached to the law school.  Classes will be in session, so please be prepared to pay $7.50 for parking.

We are in the weeds planning for the spring business meeting—if you have a topic that you are especially interested in hearing about, or if you would like to recommend a speaker, please let me know!

 

Nationally

You can register now to join the March cohort of CCM300 Global Copyright Essentials.  The on-demand course taught by Lesley Ellen Harris is part of SLA’s Certificate in Copyright Management program.  For more information, contact Click University staff at clicku@sla.org.

The office staff has made the transition….  If you’d like to stay abreast of this type of news, I encourage you to join the SLA Governance List, SLA-GOVERNANCE@lists.sla.org.

The SLA Leadership Bootcamp was virtual this year—which means it is available for members to recordings from the comfort of their desktop—or laptop—computers.  If you would like to attend sessions ranged from information about SLA governance to running effective meetings.

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