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Atlanta Botanical Garden Brown Bag Luncheon January 25th

Please join Dr. Clara Williams, librarian at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, for a tour of its Sheffield Library, on January 25th from 11:00am-12:30pm. The Orchid Library is closed at this time, due to construction of the new Conservatory, and will not be toured.  Together, the Sheffield Botanical Library and Orchid Reference Library collections include more than 11,408 books and 162  periodicals. Attendees will also be able to tour the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For more information about the libraries, please visit:


Date & Time:
January 25th, 11:00-12:30

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Meet Clara in the lobby directly behind the admissions window booths.

$5 for carpool, $10 for single drivers

Free to attend (Garden admittance fee is waived)

Contact Dr. Clara Williams,
Attendance is limited to the first 12 RSVPS


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ALLA-SLA Holiday Party December 4th, 2018



Mark your calendars – it’s almost time to make holiday memories with your favorites! We’re bringing you the holiday party to top all other holiday parties this season!

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th, for delicious food, drinks, good fun, and an opportunity to catch up with your ALLA and SLA-Georgia colleagues. The 2018 holiday party will be hosted at Fado Irish Pub in Midtown, from 6:00-8:00pm. Thank you for a wonderful year, and we look forward to celebrating with you on December 4th!



Tuesday, December 4th.

Registration begins at 5:45 PM, party ends (but the fun never stops) at 8:00 PM


Heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, beer, wine, games, enough fun to keep you joyful through all of 2019


Fado Irish Peach, 933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Two-hour parking validation will be available for the parking deck for the Metropolis located behind the building, which can be accessed from 8th Street.


ALLA/SLA Members ($15) and friends ($20); Instructions for PayPal payments are on the registration form below. Checks will also be accepted at the event.


We will also be continuing our partnership with the Georgia Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) to provide holiday gifts to children and families involved in their program. Please look for a follow-up e-mail with a  list of suggested toys.


If you have any question please contact
Avery Le (ALLA Vice-President) at or
Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi (SLA-GA President-Elect) at


This party is made possible by our friends at Thomson Reuters and TRG – we appreciate your sponsorship!


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Registration Reminder for SLA-Georgia Fall Luncheon: “Stress & Workplace Performance” with Dr. Jill Wener

The SLA-Georgia Chapter Fall meeting and luncheon at the Hudson Grille Midtown is coming up on Tuesday, October 23rd, 11:45am-1:00pm. Be sure to register at the link below.

Want to know more about why you react the way you do in stressful moments? Looking for a few short and easy ways to manage your stress? Interested in meditation but not sure where or how to get started? Look no further! Our guest speaker, Dr. Jill Wener, will explain how stress and tension impact your work environment, and what you can do about it.

In this interactive session, you will learn how your body processes stress, using the framework of Adaptation Energy and you will learn several easy-to-do techniques to reduce stress and maximize health and wellbeing.

Dr. Jill Wener practiced hospital-based Internal Medicine for 10 years in Chicago before changing careers to become a stress-reduction expert and Conscious Health Meditation instructor. Jill has presented on the science of stress for medical and non-medical audiences across the country.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Hudson Grille Midtown
942 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309

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

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RSVP Reminder: ALLA-SLA Conference Recap Luncheon 9/11

Please join ALLA and SLA for a joint meeting and conference recap luncheon. Presenters will recount their experiences with a variety of Spring and Summer conferences. The format will be “Three Relevant Ideas,” where presenters talk about three things they learned about and thought were particularly interesting.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch will be served.

Room 242
Georgia State College of Law
85 Park Pl. NE
Atlanta, GA

There is no cost to attend this event.

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

Reminder to RSVP by Monday, June 25th. See below for details!

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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