School Librarian Effectiveness Instrument is now available!

2017 GLMA Intellectual Freedom Award Recipient: Amanda Graves of Cherokee County!

Congratulations to Amy Bradley, GLMA’s 2016 Intellectual Freedom Award Winner
AND AASL 2017 Intellectual Freedom Award Winner!!

Video from the 2016 GLMA Awards Breakfast for Library Media Specialist of the Year Jan Wilson

GLMA Awards Breakfast

The 2016 GLMA Awards Breakfast was held during the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) on Thursday, November 3rd.  Congratulations to all of our winners!


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
(listed by most recent)

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.

GLMA Advocacy Toolkit

Future Ready Libraries

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

Further information on ESSA is available at AASL and Georgia DOE ESSA Plan.

Article: Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana School Librarians Unpack ESSA

To take the GaDOE’s Online Community Feedback Survey on ESSA click here.
You can also email your comments to: