Moving Forward Together


GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) are pleased to present the second GALILEO Annual Conference on Friday, June 16th. This one-day event is an opportunity for all of Georgia's library community to learn more about GALILEO, touch base with content providers, and network with colleagues across the state.

This year's theme, Moving Forward Together, will lay out the groundwork for GALILEO's future. GALILEO has spent the last year working with and listening to stakeholders and representatives from libraries in Georgia to develop a new strategic plan that will take GALILEO into the next 10-15 years. In addition to all the learning opportunities, you'll have a chance to share your thoughts on the new vision and direction for GALILEO at this conference.

There's something for everyone, including K-12, public, and academic librarians and staff. This conference is free and lunch is included.

The USG GIL User Group Meeting will be held the day before the GALILEO Annual Conference. Visit the GUGM 2017 website for more information. Registration is separate for the GALILEO and the GIL events.


Digital Reinvention: Distraction or Destruction?

The curse is fulfilled. We live in interesting times. The on-going digitization of education will change much - and leave little untouched. From the adolescent enervation of the techno-evangelist to the ennui and angst of the scholarly curmudgeon our ways of knowing, of working, of worth all seem in peril of creative destruction. Join Bombastademic Myk Garn for a discussion of current trends and prescient prognostications that may - or may not - presage the transformation of postsecondary education as we knew it.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models


Myk Garn, PhD

Myk (Mike) Garn is an academic innovator and strategist with over 30 years' experience developing, deploying and leading college and state system instructional, operational, organizational, policy and strategic models. As an educational product strategist he focuses on New Learning Models that occur in the opportunity spaces where teaching and learning are catalyzed by technology. His mission and passion is to consider what the System is doing now * inform what it needs to do next * and discover what will come after next.

Dr. Garn's work provides new prisms and perspectives through which our System and institutional leaders can envision and reimagine our core educational activities. For example, in 2015-16, using a scenario-based planning model, he led a 29 institution, 500+ participant New Learning Models for 2030 Taskforce in a year-long, MOOC-based effort, that built four scenarios and over 100 implications that Georgia students, faculty and institutions need to consider in order to be successful in 2030.


Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
Keynote Address: Myk Garn, ‎Asst. Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models BOR
Transition to Session 1
Session 1

Intro to GALILEO Public Libraries

ProQuest Overview

Cross-Library Collaboration Panel

DLG Update 2016-2017

Open Education Resources for K-12, Public, Academic

Lunch, GPLS Report, GALILEO Strategic Planning Report
Session 2

Niche Academy/Georgia Learning Center

EBSCO Overview

K-12 Vendor Carousel

Local Integration: GALILEO and Your Library Website

Nexis Uni

Afternoon Break
Session 3

Mango Languages

Intro to GALILEO K-12

GALILEO in Library Information Literacy Instruction


Stats Overview

Strategic Planning Feedback