Library Associations that I am Hold Active Membership in:
“Founded in 1898, MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world’s health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.”
- Member of the Tech Services Interest Group (TSIG)
“During its rich 100-year history, the strength of the Georgia Library Association has been built on its membership, which now includes more than 800 librarians, trustees, paraprofessionals and friends representing school, public, academic and special libraries. Members unite to discuss common interests and to meet the challenges facing libraries today. These talented individuals contribute hard work, diverse talents, and strong leadership in shaping the future of Georgia’s libraries.
Dedicated to developing and understanding of the place libraries should take in advancing the educational, cultural, and economic life of the state, promoting the expansion and improvement of library service, and fostering activities towards these ends.
The Georgia Library Association welcomes additional members who bring fresh ideas, new energy, and their own rich histories of library experience. Joining GLA means becoming part of the tradition of innovative librarianship.” (Membership, GLA, n.d.)
- I am on this year’s annual conference planning committee
“The Central Savannah River Area Library Association includes libraries in the Georgia counties of Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes. It includes the South Carolina counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, and McCormick. The largest city in the area is Augusta, GA.
Members of the association consist of librarians and paraprofessionals from public libraries, school media centers, special libraries, and university and college libraries.
The objectives of this Association are to encourage and promote the utilization of knowledge through the collection, organization and dissemination of information; to enhance usefulness and efficiency of libraries in the CSRA; to promote high professional standards; to facilitate communication among its members; and to cooperate with organizations which have similar or allied interests.” (About, CSRA Library Association, n.d)