Innovative Solutions
GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM)


We invite you to attend the 14th annual GIL Users Group Meeting, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Middle Georgia State College, Macon Campus (100 College Station Dr., Macon, GA 31206). The opening session and keynote address will be held in Room 211 (banquet hall) of the Professional Sciences Building.

GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, is an extension of the GALILEO initiative funded by the Governor and the General Assembly of the state of Georgia to enhance and expand educational opportunities for the citizens of Georgia. The successes that GALILEO has had in leveling the information access opportunities for the citizens of Georgia are being extended to University System’s Libraries through GIL by providing students, faculty and staff expanded access to the information resources of the University System’s Libraries.

The GIL Users Group Meeting provides the opportunity for institutions using the Voyager ILS to gather and exchange information with their peers. GIL users are dedicated to excellence, using their creativity to solve problems and address user needs, and the GUGM 2014 theme, Innovative Solutions, recognizes this flexibility and resourcefulness, and encourages the USG community to come together to share unique approaches to addressing challenges and strengthening services.

GUGM’s agenda (which will be available before Registration opens) includes non-Voyager topics. You do not have to be a University System of Georgia (USG) library or a Voyager user to attend. Other libraries interested in attending are welcome.


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Date and Location

May 15, 2014
Middle Georgia State College (Macon Campus)
100 College Station Dr.
Macon, GA 31206
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Registration Deadline is May 8th.

Related Information

Opening Sessions

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Keynote Speaker

Prior to joining the University System of Georgia as chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor, Dr. Houston Davis served as vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Davis also served as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents (2005-2007). He worked in the field of academic leadership and on the faculty for Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn., (2001-2005).

Davis also worked in the areas of fiscal and academic affairs for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (1997-2001) and as a regional student recruitment and advancement representative for the University of Memphis (1995-1997).

In addition to his professional duties, he served in the role of director for the National Educational Needs Index project from 2004-2011, an initiative measuring educational, economic, and population pressures in the 50 states that influence policy and planning at local, regional, and national levels.

Davis was selected as part of the 2005 class of the National Center for Higher Education and Public Policy Associates program, a mid-career leadership opportunity for professionals engaged in policy impacting higher education.

He is involved in research projects and writing in the areas of higher education access, governance, economic development, and accountability issues in higher education and serves on several national advisory groups on higher education policy, degree completion, academic preparation, and accountability.

A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Davis received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Memphis and a master’s in education from Tennessee State University, Nashville.


Time Title Presenter/Co-Presenter(s)
8:30-9:30 Check In & Get conference packets
9:30-10:30 Welcome & Keynote Dr. Houston Davis
10:30-11:00 To Be Determined
11:00-11:15 Break
SESSION 1 (11:15-12:05)
GLASS: Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services(General) Pat Herndon
Cataloging in a Shared Bibliographic Environment: Opportunities and Challenges(Cataloging) Jessica Lee
GIL Express & ILL: Odd Couple or Match Made in Heaven?(Circulation/Reserves/GIL Express) Ashley Hoffman, Kiara Bynum, Monica McLaurin
Life, the Universe, and Everything about GIL Support Services(General) Sean Purcell, Cynthia Ragin, Bob Trotter, Jim Garner, Chris Fishburn
Discovery: Making the Complicated Easy(OPAC/Reference) Courtney McGough
Open Access and the Georgia Knowledge Repository(Special Collections) Jacqueline Radebaugh
How to Set Up an ERM in Your Library Without Killing Your Coworkers (Acquisitions/Serials) Jon Hansen
12:05-12:15 Break
SESSION 2 (12:15-1:05)
Copyright Compliance(General) Terri Gunter
Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections: Supporting Scholarship and Research (Special Collections) Katrina Jackson, Wendy Harrison
ExLibris Voyager Update (General) Mike Dicus
It Isn’t Just Circulation Anymore: The Expanding Role of Access Services in Academic Libraries(Circulation/Reserves/GIL Express) Denita Hampton, Stella Richardson
An Overview of VuFind 2.2(OPAC/Reference) Sean Purcell, Jeff Gallant
Finding the Easy(er) Button: Simplified Withdrawals for a Multi-Campus Library System(General) Sofia Slutskaya, Amy Eklund
Batch Changes in Voyager: An Overview of the Possibilities, Processes, and Tools(Cataloging) Susan Wynne, Adam Kubik
1:05-2:00 Lunch-Banquet Hall

Optional tour: Meet Felicia Haywood at PSC 211 for a tour of Middle Georgia State College’s Macon Campus Library.
SESSION 3 (2:05-2:55)
Consolidating with Voyager: Our E Pluribus Unum Experience(General) Sean Boyle, Julie Housknecht, Rebecca Rose
A GUGM InvenStory: Using Voyager-Friendly Inventory Software in the Stacks(General) Steven Scheuler, Jacqueline Radebaugh, Michelle Nowell, Brett Williams, Deborah Van Petten, Sherrida Crawford, Roberta Ford
GIL Express Yourself!(Circulation/Reserves/GIL Express) Mollie Armour, Daron Mitchel, Mary Poland
Tracking 2.0: Utilizing Google Docs to Track and Analyze Special Collections Statistics(Special Collections) Joshua Kitchens
RDA and DACS: Using a MARC-EAD Crosswalk to Improve Access to Special Collections Resources, a Project at UWG(Cataloging) Blynne Olivieri, Shelley Rogers
What Comes After Voyager Cataloging?: Updates from the Cataloging and Collaborative Tech Services Next Gen ILS Planning Teams(Cataloging) Erin Grant, Cathy Jeffrey
ExLibris: The Complete Patron Experience: Resource Sharing in a Next Generation System for Staff and Patrons(ILL) Marliese Thomas
Discussion Groups (2:55-3:35)
OPAC/Reference Discussion
CIRC/GIL Express Discussion
Acquisitions Discussion
Special Collections Discussion
Interlibrary Loan Discussion
Cataloging Discussion
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