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  • 1.  Happy 2019 GA SLAers!

    Posted 01-28-2019 07:21

    Welcome to another great year of events, connections, and learning.

    Let's start with the main news: our next event is on Thursday, February 14th at noon, when Eli Arnold, Library Director at Oglethorpe Library,  will be hosting a tour and brown bag lunch. Please join us by RSVPing via email to Clara Williams:

    We hope to see many of you there.

    Here is a bit of what you can expect this year: see below for

    1. Connecting with Members,
    2. 2019 Leadership,
    3. Events

    Connecting with Members

    All members, though spread throughout the state, have direct access to one another through the SLA Connect site. Log in with your SLA credentials, and add SLA Georgia to your communities. Be sure to activate email notifications so you never miss any member and event news.

    Explore the other available communities as well - one of the perks of SLA is its international membership, and connectivity is a key mission of the association. Use these forums to learn, debate, connect, and mingle virtually with several thousand special librarians.

    Also, bookmark the SLA Georgia website for direct access to officers, updates, photos, and more.

    Your 2019 Leadership

    Now would be a good time to introduce myself: my name is Rebecca Brizi and I am your 2019 chapter president. I have been involved with SLA for almost 10 years, and prior to this I was treasurer of the GA chapter.

    See a full list of officers here, and feel free to reach out to us with questions or comments. Meet Grace Holloway, our president elect; John Cruickshank, Immediate Past President; Toby Lyles as our secretary; Jonathan Germann as our treasurer; Laura Ten Pas, Director and Communications Chair; Nikita Hines as our Director and Membership Chair; and Jim Braden, Director, At-Large.


    Our regularly scheduled events will include:

    1. A spring lunch & learn, a sit down lunch with official chapter updates and communications, as well as networking opportunities
    2. A fall lunch & learn, similar in format to the spring event.
    3. A holiday party in December, for networking with each other and other librarian associations locally.

    In addition, look out for those Connect notices to hear about any additional events, cross-promotion with other associations, and news updates from SLA Central.

    On that note: SLA Central will host the first of three live webchats on 28th February at 2PM eastern. All members are invited to participate, so mark the time in your calendar and look out for the registration link in Connect.

    Thank you

    Finally, I must thank you all for your continued commitment to SLA. Whether you can attend our events regularly in person, or follow us from afar, the association's mission of learning, advocacy, and networking connections invites you to take advantage of these opportunities and participate in the community.

    Once again, my name is Rebecca and I encourage you to contact me with any questions you have about our events or chapter, as well as about SLA in general, or if you need assistance with Connect or any of our other tools.

    Let's make this a great SLA year!

    Best regards,

    Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi

    Rebecca Brizi
    (404) 908-2895