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SLA-Georgia Spring Meeting & Luncheon June 28th: “Introduction to Linked Data for Librarians”

You’re invited to the Special Libraries Association Georgia Chapter spring meeting and luncheon at the Hudson Grille Midtown on Thursday, June 28th, 11:45am-1:00pm. Our guest speaker, fellow SLA-Georgia member Cliff Landis, will explain what linked data is and how libraries are taking advantage of this technology.

Introduction to Linked Data for Librarians
Linked data is fundamentally changing how people will access information in the future, and you’re already using it! In this session, you’ll see how Google, Wikipedia, and the Library of Congress are using linked data to connect metadata worldwide. Explore how libraries and archives are using linked data to visualize relationships between historical figures and to improve visibility for underrepresented groups. Wrapping up, you will discover how you can make a few small edits to your organization’s website and catalog to improve both findability and outreach using linked data.

Cliff Landis is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, Georgia. Cliff’s research interests include information organization, digitization, linked data, archival technology, metadata, user-centered service, assessment, and the co-evolution of humanity and technology. His website is

Thursday, June 28, 2018
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Hudson Grille Midtown
942 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309

SLA members:               $10
Non-SLA members:        $15

RSVP by June 25th using this form:

The 2018 SLA-Georgia Spring Luncheon is sponsored by Cadence Group®.

Cadence Group
® is a 25 year information management (IM) firm that helps business and government organizations with physical and digital archives; virtual or physical information center/library management; document management services; records, archive, and information management program development and technology evaluation. Our solutions range from the placement of specialized library staff under your supervision, to project consulting, to the complete administration of your library-related operations. Visit to learn more.

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June 13th MLA Webinar: Add Project Management to Your Librarian Toolkit!

June MLA Webinar: Add Project Management to Your Librarian Toolkit!

Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00pm–2:30pm, Central Time.

Whatever our job description, we all sometimes find ourselves thrust into managing projects, large and small. Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management gives you an overview of basic project management tools and skills that will help you succeed at any project you are charged with leading. You’ll learn how to build and manage successful project teams, choose project management tools, avoid common pitfalls, and more!

Register here

Gary Wasdin, a senior consultant with DeEtta Jones and Associates, brings more than two decades of experience in libraries, nonprofits, and corporations as a transformational leader with expertise in staff development, organizational health, and project management.



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Systematic Review Webinar Series is now available in recordings as a Special Offer!

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Noble Learning Resource Center Brownbag luncheon April 24th

Please join SLA-Georgia on Tuesday, April 24th, 11:30-12:30, for a brown bag luncheon at the Noble Learning Resource Center.

Shepherd Center’s library, the Noble Learning Resource Center (NLRC), is open to all patients, their family members and visitors, as well as to community members with questions related to Shepherd Center’s areas of expertise. An experienced librarian is available to help with medical research. The Center offers specialized information on spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, post-polio and other neuromuscular disorders.  The library is funded by donations through the Shepherd Center Foundation.

The NLRC provides the following resources and services:

  • Access to consumer and clinical medical books, both hard copy and electronic. Books are available for check out to hospital staff and patients/families.
  • Access to medical databases. Employee access is provided through the intranet. Patients/families can use these databases on the library computers.
  • Contact the librarian to request a literature search, or if you need assistance in obtaining specific articles.
  • Computers in the library have access to the internet and are for patients/families.

To RSVP, please contact Dr. Clara R. Williams at or 404-797- 5730. Programs are free for SLA-Georgia members, students, and retirees; $5 for non-members (payable by cash or check).

Parking & Address:
Free parking is available in the Shepherd Parking deck.  The address is 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.  We are also on the MARTA 110 bus line. There is a stop in front of the building.  More detailed directions are on our website:

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Reminder: RSVP by 4/6 for SLA-Georgia & SGA Networking & Tour at the Breman Museum April 10th

Join SLA-Georgia and SGA as we explore the Breman Museum’s new exhibition on display from the National Archives and Records Administration, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 6th, using the form here:  

SLA & SGA members       $10
Non-members                   $15

The exhibition details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq. Recovered from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, these materials have been painstakingly preserved by the National Archives. This exhibition tells the remarkable story of the Iraqi Jewish experience and provides a vivid and unparalleled record of Baghdad’s Jewish communal life from the end of the Ottoman era to the early 1970s. In both English and Arabic, the 2,000 square foot exhibition features 23 recovered original artifacts and a “behind the scenes” video of the preservation process. Participants will also get a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s library and archives by Jeremy Katz, Archives Director of the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the Breman Museum.

Starting at 6:00pm, we’ll have time for food and networking with a selection of Middle Eastern cuisine from Dolce Catering. Exhibition and archives tours will begin at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
6:00pm Food and networking
6:30pm Tours begin

For directions, visit
Museum parking is available in the gated lot off of 18th street (across from the Center for Puppetry Arts).Cost:

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Position Opening: Business Research Librarian – Eversheds Sutherland (Atlanta, GA)

The Business Research Librarian will work with the Library and Research Services team to provide business, industry and competitive intelligence research in support of attorneys and our Client Practice Group. This position will also support the legal research team as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist business librarians with creation of in-depth company and industry reports.
  • Handle routine requests including executive biographies, basic company reports, litigation profiles, and conference attendee information.
  • Create and monitor news alerts on clients, companies, topics, and trends using appropriate online resources to support attorneys and Business Managers.
  • Assist with specific legal research requests and projects as assigned by business librarians, law librarians and/or Library Manager.
  • Assist in the evaluation and selection of business and news information resources.
  • Provide research on companies, industries, competitors, and individuals as requested by attorneys or members of CPD and synthesize this information into usable reports.
  • Provide back-up to the legal reference desk rotation, responding to requests from attorneys and staff on behalf of the department.
  • Maintain research statistics for the business research team.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by the Library Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Preferred Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science preferred
  • One to two years in a law firm or corporate library
  • Candidates must illustrate excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required
  • Attention to detail, strong organization and time management skills
  • Computer skills with knowledge of and proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook are required
  • Familiarity with online news, business, legal and industry resources


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

To apply, visit:

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