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SLA Georgia October Reminders

by Ernie Evangelista

It’s been a hot summer, but that’s not necessarily anything new to Georgians and other “true” Southerners. Do you know what our average high temperature has been and how many days this year Atlanta has had temperatures over 90 degrees? As Atlanta nears records in both categories, SLA Georgia is achieving its own milestones, but more on that later.

First, the SLA Georgia Chapter Board wants to remind our members to vote for our 2017 President-Elect and Director At Large. Members in good standing should have received an email with a Survey Monkey link to their ballot. As you did with SLA’s Executive Board and you will do for our upcoming Federal, state and local elections, please VOTE because I know we can achieve more than a 50% participation rate! And by the way, congratulations to Roberto Sarmiento, Emma Davidson, Laura Leavitt, Zena Applebaum and Barbara Kern on winning their elections at the SLA Executive Board.

Longtime members will be hard-pressed to remember any year that the Chapter has been so busy.

  • In April, we presented a behind the scenes look at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
  • Our Spring Lunch in May attracted 25 members and guests.
  • After eleven members returned from the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, our field trip to the Delta Flight Museum and Archive, co-hosted by the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA), drew 22 visitors.
  • On July 21, the Atlanta History Center hosted ten members and other librarians.
  • In August, Georgia State University’s (GSU) CURVE (Collaborative University Research and Visualization Environment) Center hosted a joint SLA Georgia, SGA and Metro-Atlanta Library Association (MALA) program on the ATL Maps project.
  • On September 29, Coca Cola hosted six chapter members and friends for lunch followed by a tour.

Kudos to Membership Director Anne Bao, President Meg Butler, President-Elect Stephen Sherman and member Clara Williams for making these events happen. And we’re not done yet!

Plan to join us at Gensler Atlanta for our Fall Lunch and Business Meeting on Thursday, October 20, at 11:30, sponsored by Vable (formerly Linex Systems). That’s the day AFTER our election, so we look forward to sharing official results with you there! Details and registration information can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDZTTWJ.

Please contact Ernie Evangelista (ernie.m.evangelista@atl.frb.org) with any questions and thank you for your support to keep our Chapter relevant and thriving in today’s world of constant change!

 

Links:

Winning their elections:
http://www.sla.org/welcome-slas-2018-president-roberto-sarmiento/

Behind the scenes look at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra:
http://georgia.sla1.org/2016/05/sla-georgia-chapter-field-trip-report-atlanta-symphony-orchestra/

SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia:
http://georgia.sla1.org/2016/07/spa-conference-come-and-gone/

field trip to the Delta Flight Museum and Archive:
http://georgia.sla1.org/2016/07/delta-flight/

the Atlanta History Center hosted ten members and other librarians:
http://georgia.sla1.org/2016/08/atlanta-history-center-lunch-learn-report/

joint SLA Georgia, SGA and Metro-Atlanta Library Association (MALA) program on the ATL Maps project:
http://georgia.sla1.org/2016/09/atlmaps-mapping-the-stories-of-our-cities/

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