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GOLD/GALILEO ConferenceLibrarians from across the state are invited to help celebrate two decades of library collaboration at this year's GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference on Friday, July 31.

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Georgia's interlibrary lending and resource sharing network, GOLD, and the first of its user annual conferences. GOLD's eventual partnership with the statewide virtual library, GALILEO, created the foundation for one of the country's premier resource sharing collaborations and a new name for its signature event.

Georgia libraries have an important role to play in bringing about economic recovery in 2009 and beyond. Not only will this conference serve as a celebration of where we have been, but it will be an illuminating reminder of what we must do to stay the course.

For this year's theme we have adopted a familiar abbreviation — re: — as our conference's power symbol, because it will always prompt a call to action on the words that follow. Be inspired and ready for creative change as we join together to discuss: "re:invention, re:investment and re:source sharing" for now and for the next score of library years into the future.


Friday, July 31, 2009
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Welcome Address, Gordon Baker, Chair of the GALILEO Steering Committee
10:15 AM-11:00 AM Keynote Address: "Finding the Phoenix — Feathers, Flight & the Future of Libraries" — Helene Blowers, Director of Digital Strategy, Columbus Metropolitan Library, (OH)
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Morning Break
11:15 AM-12:20 PM Session I Breakouts "SEARCH & LOCATE"
12:25 PM-1:30 PM Lunch
1:35 PM-2:25 PM Session II Breakouts "FIND & DISCOVER"
2:25 PM-2:40 PM Afternoon Break
2:40 PM-3:30 PM Session III Breakouts "CLICK & KNOW"


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