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2010 GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Committee Members

GOLD/GALILEO ConferenceHand in hand with their observance of milestone birthdays for GALILEO and PINES in 2010, Georgia librarians can look forward to celebrating another coming of age when the GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference turns 21 on Friday, August 13.

The number 21 symbolizes maturity, legitimacy and progressive civic involvement making our 21st conference theme a cause for both celebration and respect for all that Georgia libraries have accomplished through creative collaborations. Join us as we honor the importance of resource sharing – and turn all these treasured resources and events into one GOLDen occasion!

Galileo's Starry MessengerThis year’s unprecedented economy is testing the resolve of the entire GOLD and GALILEO library collaboration community. As we face up to hard times, we must face down an overwhelming number of “sun, moon and stars”-type requests. Our library members trust us to help fill collection gaps. Collaboration helps provide books and magazines, reduces duplicate subscriptions, provides borrowing privileges for items not locally available, takes advantage of reference resources, and provides readers advisory and literary criticism. Now it is helping us extend library hours 24/7 through online access. Member libraries depend on us to help patrons explore occupational and educational paths. And through online collaboration, we provide resources on careers, effective job searching, home business operation, and resume writing. And we save libraries significant amounts of money on magazine and database subscriptions in the process.

Our state-wide collective response to these terrestrial matters has become the stuff of legend – but is there more we can do to leverage our limited resources and insure that librarians are the future’s most relevant information providers?

A serendipitous celestial anniversary to our celebration suggests there is indeed more to do before our quest is complete. 2010 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Galileo Galilei’s Starry Messenger, a work that changed our view of the solar system and our place in it. Come rediscover how our continued partnership can initiate a library zenith of new economic and educational opportunities for the citizens we serve.


August 13, 2010
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Welcome
10:15 AM-11:00 AM Keynote Address: "Collaboration — and what it really means to come of age"
— Tom Sanville, Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships, LYRASIS, Atlanta
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Morning Break
11:15 AM-12:20 PM Session I Breakouts "CENTERING OUR SUN"
12:25 PM-1:30 PM Lunch
1:35 PM-2:25 PM Session II Breakouts "DELIVERING THE MOON "
2:25 PM-2:40 PM Afternoon Break
2:40 PM-3:30 PM Session III Breakouts "CHANGING OUR STARS "

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