News & Announcements

East Central Georgia Regional Library Name Change


On July 1, 2014, East Central Georgia Regional Library System will change their name to Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.


Their PINES shortname will change from ECGR to ARCPLS.

Updated courier lists are available at:

PINES Training Opportunities in Athens


Registration is now open for two classes in Athens:

  • "Introduction to Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers" on August 13
    (Please note that this was originally August 6 but has been rescheduled to August 13.)
  • "Original Cataloging Training with RDA" on August 27-28


See the class schedule

PINES Training Opportunities


Registration is now open for the PINES Mini-Conference in Augusta in July and for cataloging training in Leesburg in June:

See the class schedule

Book Recommendations and More Now in PINES!


The PINES catalog now displays additional content from NoveList such as book recommendations, Goodreads reader reviews, awards, and more! This short video highlights some of the new things you will see - check it out and then go to and look up some of your favorite books to see what it recommends for you!



AT&T Internet Outages


AT&T's Atlanta Internet hub that services many of Georgia's libraries is out of service and their techs are currently working to restore access. GPLS's IT team is on the phone with AT&T and will inform us if they receive any time estimate of how long it will take to restore service.

Update, 4:30 pm:

AT&T has resolved their Internet service problems and the affected libraries should be able to access the Internet now.

May Meeting Agendas Posted


The agendas for the 2014 PINES Annual Membership Meeting and the PINES Executive Committee Meeting have been posted.

Additional handouts will be posted as they become available.

The Heartbleed Bug


There has been a lot in the media this week about the "Heartbleed" bug (see for detailed information) and how it may have compromised personal information, including usernames and passwords.

PINES Annual Survey


It's time for the PINES Annual Survey! Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey to let us know how we are doing.


The survey will be available through Saturday, April 19th.

Registration now open for June PINES Mini-Conference


Registration is now open for the June 18-19 PINES Mini-Conference in Carrollton, GA.


Information and Registration Form

Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers


Registration is now available for a one-day class at the Leesburg Library on May 28, 2014 introducing "Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers."


At the end of the session, attendees should have a better understanding of what cataloging is, cataloging standards, and how those standards create the OPAC record. They should be able to look at an OPAC record and understand how it got there, better understand search results, know a little cataloging jargon, and to be able to troubleshoot issues with search retrieval and bibliographic records.