GOLD GALILEO Conference 2010

19 03 2010

Help librarians across Georgia celebrate the importance of resource sharing – and the accomplishments of GALILEO‘s first 15 years – by submitting a proposal for the 2010 GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference!

This year’s event will be held Friday, August 13, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel in Athens.

The unprecedented hard economic times of 2010 will test the resolve of the entire GOLD and GALILEO library collaboration community. Our library members trust us to help fill collection gaps with books and magazines, reduce duplicate subscriptions, provide borrowing privileges for items not locally available, take advantage of reference resources, provide readers advisory and literary criticism and even extend their library hours through 24/7 online access. Members want us to help patrons find resources on careers, effective job searching, home business operation, and resume writing. They want us to explore occupational and educational paths – and save money on magazine and database subscriptions in the process.

To meet these needs, we must rely more heavily then ever on our virtual statewide library, GALILEO. Come join us as we turn the 15th birthday of this treasured resource into one GOLDen occasion!

The GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference draws more than 300 librarians, paraprofessionals and technical staff from academic libraries, public libraries, schools and special libraries throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Our Users Group Advisory Committee invites the submission of presentation proposals no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, April 1. Accepted submissions will be offered space in a one-hour concurrent session.

Proposals may involve any of the following suggested topics:

* Emerging technologies and improvement of the library user experience

* Resource Sharing, document delivery and collaborative sharing

* Grant writing, planning, funding, execution and administration

* Library workflow transition to E-Resources

* User-Centered program design – especially for those traditionally under served

* Library and GALILEO success stories about education and economic development

* Distance education and information literacy

* Electronic and digital resource management and web site design

* Maintaining a culture of innovation that brings together technical services, public services and systems

* Library filtering, security and patron privacy

* Advocacy for library funding during hard economic times

Proposal guidelines

All submissions must include a session title, a short description of the concurrent session and the names, job titles and e-mail addresses of those who will be presenting.

Please be sure to note your intended audience and send you submission via e-mail to Toni Zimmerman at tzimmerman@georgialibraries.org. Notice of acceptance e-mails will be sent by April 9.

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