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Posted May 25, 2017

Registration Open for GALILEO Annual Conference

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GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) are pleased to present the second GALILEO Annual Conference on Friday, June 16th. This one-day event is an opportunity for all of Georgia’s library community to learn more about GALILEO, touch base with content providers, and network with colleagues across the state. The conference will take place at the Middle Georgia State University, Macon campus. Seats are capped at 250, so register soon.

This year’s theme, Moving Forward Together, will lay out the groundwork for GALILEO’s future. GALILEO has spent the last year working with and listening to stakeholders and representatives from libraries in Georgia to develop a new strategic plan that will take GALILEO into the next 10-15 years. In addition to all the learning opportunities, you’ll have a chance to share your thoughts on the new vision and direction for GALILEO at this conference.

Session topics have been planned to meet the interests of the different kinds of libraries participating in GALILEO, including academic, K-12, and public. This conference is free and lunch is included.

GALILEO Annual Conference website

Posted May 24, 2017

Happy Birthday, Henry Grady!

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On this day in 1850, Henry W. Grady was born in Athens, Georgia. Grady was the managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution in the 1880s and a proponent of the New South. He published an article titled “The New South” in the Atlanta Daily Herald on March 14, 1874. Grady’s New South advocated unity between the South and North and promoted the advancement of industry in Atlanta. Grady’s campaigning worked and partnerships with the North increased investment in Atlanta industry. One example is the cotton expositions Atlanta hosted in 1881, 1887, and 1895. These events brought in millions of investment dollars to Atlanta. Grady also lobbied to establish the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta after proclaiming the superiority of Atlanta over other smaller cities in Georgia. As you can imagine, these claims did not make the other cities happy. While Grady’s New South was not universally accepted, Grady attempted to attach northern interests to Atlanta until his abrupt death from pneumonia on December 23, 1889.

We are still reminded of Henry Grady in our everyday lives. The Georgia county of Grady was named after him in 1905, as is Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta which opened on June 1, 1892.

Read the original article “The New South” in the Atlanta Daily Herald in the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive from the Digital Library of Georgia.

Images are from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Posted May 15, 2017

Top 50 GALILEO Searches for April 2017

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Posted April 25, 2017

Top 50 GALILEO Searches for March 2017

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Posted April 20, 2017

April GALILEO Newsletter

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Check out the top 50 GALILEO searches and the top 10 e-book views in the April GALILEO newsletter. You will also find info on the new LearningExpress placards displaying in Discover GALILEO searches for technical colleges and public libraries and tips on keeping National Library Week alive all year. Finally, executive director Lucy wants to visit your library! Read the newsletter.

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