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Posted July 8, 2014

Susan Grigsby Named EdTechKaraoke 2014 Voice of the Year

Susan Grigsby, a GALILEO advocate and media specialist at Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell, is the EdTech Karaoke 2014 Voice of the Year presented by ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education. Before proving she’s a rock star, Susan was named 2011 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year and currently serves as the Professional Development Chair of GLMA, the Georgia Library Media Association. Susan presented a poster session at the 2014 ISTE Conference in Atlanta. Check out the YouTube video of Susan representing librarians on stage with as much energy and talent as she represents us at the podium and in library organizations.

Posted July 2, 2014

50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 becoming law after a 289-to-125 vote by the House of Representatives. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also provided equal voting rights by lifting prior requirements and procedures and prohibited segregation in places of public accommodation involved interstate commerce.

The image to the right was the front page of Volume 11, Issue 1, of the Southern School News published in July 1964. The Digital Library of Georgia recently added the Southern School News Archive to the Civil Rights Digital Library of Georgia; it will soon be included in the Digital Public Library of America. The Southern School News Archive provides online access to the complete run of the newspaper from 1954 until 1965. You can view the entire July 1964 issue here.

You can read the entire South School News Archive announcement on the Digital Library of Georgia Blog.

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Posted June 13, 2014

Get Outdoors!

This Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. GALILEO includes quite a few magazines with ideas, tips, and other information to help you and your family make the most of enjoying the great outdoors.

MasterFILE Elite includes many magazines with articles on your favorite outdoor activities, such as:

  • Backpacker
  • Camping Magazine
  • Field & Stream
  • MotorBoating
  • Outdoor Life
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Sierra
  • You can set up a journal alert if you want to be notified when a new issue of the magazine has been added to the database.

    You can also search MasterFILE Elite or other GALILEO resources for your favorite activities. Find ways to enjoy the water with articles on boating, canoeing, or fishing. Think about different ways to spend some time in the woods by hiking, camping, hunting, or birding. If you’re interested in navigation, geocaching or orienteering may be fun activities to try. Finally, for a broad range of tips and ideas, just search for outdoor recreation. Don’t forget to also find some great picnic and outdoor cooking recipes and tips so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors even while you eat.

    Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

    Image from Encyclopædia Britannica

    Posted June 12, 2014

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880, is now available at or through the GALILEO website.

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

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    The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE 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.

    Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at

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    If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Help Desk at

    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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