GLMA School Tour 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – GLMA hosted a group of influential education officials at the C.H. Gullatt Elementary School in Union City, Georgia. C.H. Gullatt has a beautiful new media center that is innovative in its technology and its design.
Attendees included Dr. Jeff Rose, the Superintendent of Fulton County Schools, and Caitlyn Dooley, PhD, the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at the GA Department of Education. GLMA wanted to give these important stakeholders a real, in-person experience of an advanced school media center and how these spaces positively affect Georgia’s schools.
Jan Wilson, School Library Journal’s 2017 Hero of Collaboration
The Hero of Collaboration is “An exemplar who demonstrates great collaboration skills, teaming with a teacher, staff, administrators, or community members at the local or district level—all toward benefiting students.”
Anne Nechvatal, 2017 Library Media Specialist of the Year, Cherokee High School
Amanda Graves of Cherokee County , GLMA 2017 Intellectual Freedom Award Recipient
Amy Bradley of Glynn County, AASL 2017 Intellectual Freedom Award Winner
AASL President Audrey Church at #GLMASI17
The Georgia Library Media Association supports our members in advocating for the support of their school library programs. GLMA employs a registered lobbyist to represent members in the legislative process, and we use various forms of electronic communication and social media to keep our members informed about the state-level policies that impact their programs. We also support members in advocating for their programs at the school, district, state and national levels.
Legislative Updates for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly
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Full Summary of the 2017 Legislative Session
Legislative Day 35
Legislative Day 31
Legislative Day 29
Legislative Day 26
Legislative Day 20
Legislative Day 16
Legislative Day 4
The Biggest Classroom in the School: Fully funding libraries via a dedicated source of funding is the best bargain and gets the best results for Georgia’s schools. To learn more, download our handout here.
Thank you to everyone who attended the AASL and GLMA ESSA Workshop on September 24!
GLMA’s ESSA Workshop was fun and informative. While enjoying breakfast provided by Discovery Education, attendees received a packet from AASL filled with priceless information about ESSA, and broke into small groups to brainstorm ideas about how they can best advocate for school media specialists during the ESSA implementation process