18 TH Annual GOLD GALILEO Users Group Conference Set for Athens in August

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Friday, August 3, 2007 (ATHENS)
“Library Collaboration 2.0: It’s All About the Joy of Use”
18th Annual GOLD/GALILEO User’s Group Conference

Registration Website:

Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 Contact Hours

Keynote Speaker: Diane Kresh, Director, Arlington County Public Library

PLACE: The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference
Center & Hotel

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: Available until July 12, 2007

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Early Bird Discount of $30 until July 23, 2007.
After July 23, 2007 the cost is $35.

THEME: Our 2007 sessions challenge Georgia Libraries to make themselves central to our users’ personal learning landscapes and to harness the innovations necessary to enable a new Library 2.0 collaborative style. Come join us in Athens where GOLD and GALILEO will treat you to a day where you can engage, evolve and enjoy – all because of the Joy of Use!


This forward-thinking theme is perfect for Georgia Libraries and the consortia that serve them and works well for our one-day forum. It is inclusive of all levels of staff from all types of Georgia Libraries and showcases current partnerships and future collaborative trends.

Skillfully, the GOLD/GALILEO Advisory Committee has chosen an agenda that includes a welcome session, keynote address, three sets of concurrent sessions and a rotating training showcase to highlight the benefits of selected GALILEO resources. During the day your library will be treated to a wealth of panel discussions, presentation reports from GOLD and GALILEO committees, and a bountiful luncheon.

This year’s Keynote Speaker, Diane Kresh will explain why we must continue to adapt creatively to our users’ changing needs and take library services directly to them – while having fun in the process.

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel, a unit of the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Public Services and Outreach, provides university-level lifelong learning and professional education. The Georgia Center is a full-service, residential adult learning facility on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, which includes a modern 200-bedroom hotel. A block of hotel rooms for those who require lodging is being held for the GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference until 5:00 p.m. ET, July 12, 2007. If you need lodging for the night before please be sure and register before this deadline.

For more detail concerning this joyous venture please review the attached agenda and visit the registration web portal which is just a click away at:


See you in Athens! All the best – Toni Z.

*This program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Georgia Public Library Service

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