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Posted June 5, 2014

Georgia Peach Award Nominees in NoveList

The Georgia Peach Award for Teen Readers nominees have been announced, and GALILEO users can find out more about the books and authors in NoveList. The list of nominees will be publicized across the state in public library summer reading programs and will be used for the high school competition in the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Reading about the titles in NoveList will help you find author, title, and series read-alikes, as well as any other awards the books have won.

2014-2015 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers nominees:
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

All Our Yesterdays, by Cristin Terrill

Criminal, by Terra Elan McVoy

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters

Just One Day, by Gayle Forman

Living With Jackie Chan, by Jo Knowles

March: Book One, by John Lewis et al.

Me, Him, Them, & It, by Caela Carter

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf

Of Beast and Beauty, by Stacey Jay

Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsberg

Orleans, by Sherri L. Smith

Out of Nowhere, by Maria Padian

The Shadow Society, by Marie Rutkoski

Torn, by David Massey

Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

Winger, by Andrew Smith

The Tragedy Paper, by Elizabeth LaBan

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina

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Posted May 28, 2014

Vienna Progress added to South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive

The addition of the Vienna Progress to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive brings the total number of newspapers in this resource to seventeen newspaper titles in ten south Georgia cities from 1845 to 1922. This resources is available at or through the GALILEO website.

This archive is one of several historical newspaper collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. See a full list here:

An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

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The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to the titles previously available in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Vienna News (1902-1918), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Digitization is also made possible through the generosity of Randy Sullivan.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970).

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted May 16, 2014

NoveList Enhancements and Summer Reading

Run a search on summer reading in Discover GALILEO, and you will find articles that support the importance of bridging the summer reading gap to keep students engaged and even to boost comprehension. NoveList and NoveList K-8 are the perfect resources for finding books based on Lexile and grade levels, reading interests, and reliable reviews.

NoveList and NoveList K-8 users will find a few changes to the interface, including an updated design, as well as all-new autocomplete search functionality. The “Readers Advisory Toolbox” appears front and center with tools for learning about genres, finding read-alikes, spotlight articles, and more. Contributors to the articles and reading lists include librarians and other book experts who help users keep up with new titles and rediscover older titles.

The current spotlight is on award winners, a reminder that NoveList is the go-to place for a comprehensive list of international, national, and regional awards for adults, teens, and children. Awards lists are useful in finding ideas for collection development, book displays, summer reading lists, and book discussions.

NoveList offers several newsletters to help educators, librarians, parents, and all readers keep up with the database features and reading recommendations. Subscribe to a newsletter or check out previous issues.

Featured NoveList videos:

Finding Books Using Appeal Looking for a book that’s bleak and haunting with a lush, lyrical prose style? Using appeal terms in NoveList makes it easy to find just what you’re looking for.

Five Ways Power Users Search Novelist One way includes searching by plot. Just enter a plot description into the search box to discover a long-lost favorite or a match for an interesting topic.

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Posted May 8, 2014

Job and Career Resources for Graduates

Congratulations to all 2014 graduates of Georgia’s schools and colleges!

You may be leaving your school behind, but you can still access GALILEO through your Georgia public library. Just contact your local public library for the GALILEO password or information on accessing your public library’s online resources.

Public libraries in Georgia offer a premier set of job and career resources. Chief among these is LearningExpress Library, which offers practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and more.

Job and Career Accelerator helps you create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It will also help you explore occupations and find your occupation match and generate ideas about possible career paths to take.

Georgia Career Information System can help you explore occupations, identify occupations based on your skills, locate schools with your program of study, find job opportunities, create resumes and cover letters, prepare for job interviews and more. You will need to log in to GALILEO through PINES or with a public library password, and then you will need to get the GCIS username and password for your library to access the database.

Find these resources and more in the Browse by Subject > Careers section of GALILEO and see this handout for a list of resources.

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Posted April 24, 2014

This Day in Georgia History: April 24, 1979

On this day in 1979, the song “Georgia on My Mind” by Albany-born Ray Charles became the official state song of Georgia. Did you know that the well-known Ray Charles’ version of the song is actually a cover? Ray Charles recorded it in 1960 for his album The Genius Hits the Road; however, the music was originally composed by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Staurt Gorrell in 1930. While the most popular version of the song is by Ray Charles, Willie Nelson also covered it in 1978 for his album Stardust.

Ray Charles was also the first performer inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1979.

Find more interesting facts about Georgia by visiting the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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