More Information will be available in March
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.
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.
The GUGM 2014 theme Innovative Solutions recognizes the flexibility and resourcefulness of GIL users, a group dedicated to excellence, who use their creativity to solve problems and address user needs. Now, the GUGM 2014 planning committee cordially invites you to share your savvy with colleagues across the USG. We know you’ve got unique approaches to addressing challenges and strengthening services, and we’d love to hear more!
Individual/group presentations or panel discussions are welcome for any of the functional areas:
If you have a proposal for one of these areas, please submit by the March 14 deadline. Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by March 31.