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A Redesigned New Georgia Encyclopedia

New Georgia Encyclopedia
Take a look at the redesigned site of the New Georgia Encyclopedia! More than two years’ worth of researching, planning, designing, and legwork have gone into producing the next generation of the NGE. The technology and design upgrade ensures that the encyclopedia’s 2,000-plus articles and 6,000-plus images remain available and accessible to users.

Originally launched in 2004, the NGE is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia’s still-unfolding story.

The NGE is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.

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Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Wednesday Webinars January 2011: Attend Live or Listen to the Archive!

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the January 2011 sessions of theWednesday Webinar series (WWS), which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour. The sessions will be recorded and available on the WWS archives site for later viewing. 

Choosing Technology: How We Decide What Technologies Work Best in Our Libraries
Presented by Tim Daniels

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
In today’s environment librarians are constantly bombarded with new and emerging technologies. These technologies can run the gamut from smart phone applications to enterprise-wide systems. How can we decide which technologies are the best, which ones to keep an eye on, and which ones to avoid? During this session we will talk about decision making and apply it to technology.

Personal Knowledge Management: A Framework for Librarians
Presented by Elisabeth Shields 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:15am – 12:15pm Eastern Time
Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

Searching is the easy part. But what do you do with all the material youve collected? What happens when you find an article that reminds you of something someone said in a meeting two weeks ago (or was it three)? What do you do to share your own thoughts, insights from articles and blogs, and what your manager said at the last staff meeting with the team charged with developing a strategic plan?

Tools for knowledge management are usually meant for institutions and are correspondingly expensive. But there are many tools for personal knowledge management that are very affordable. Discuss personal management needs with Elisabeth Shields; hear about the types of tools available with examples of each type.

Please contact a member of the Wednesday Webinar planning team with questions or ideas:
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair,
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee,
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service,

Sarah K. Steiner
Social Work Librarian
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404.413.2808
fax: 404.413.2851

Free GaDOE Webinar on Literacy and Georgia

The GaDOE will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 16th at 3:30.

The purpose of this webinar will be to familiarize users with the On-line Professional Learning website located at Georgia The content being featured is Literacy.

This webinar will be appropriate with anyone involved with Literacy instruction. We will also spend time talking about the face to face training being offered.

The link to the webinar is:

State Listservs for Georgia Librarians

Are you subscribed to the following helpful channels of communication for Georgia librarians?

Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S.
Creekview High School
GLMA Communications Chair

Government 2.0!

You may already be familiar with the wealth of information at the official website of Georgia state government, but did you know your state government has a Web 2.0 presence?

Check out these cool Web 2.0 resources to be an active citizen in Georgia!

Tweet Congress

Another cool link from my daily Mashable roundup arrived in my “inbox” this morning: .


This resource allows you to see which representatives in Congress are using Twitter to update their constituents about their legislative work.  A “Tweetstream” allows you to see the latest updates from all Congress reps who are Tweeting; you can also explore who is tweeting from Congress by state as well as political party.  If you use Twitter, this is a great way to keep up with your representatives; if no one is Tweeting from your state like mine, Georgia, then take this opportunity to let your reps know you want more transparent government and would like to have your state represented in the Twittersphere.

You can also follow “TweetCongress” at and on Facebook at

Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist
Creekview High School