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GIL Users Group Meeting 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to attend the 10th annual GIL Users Group Meeting, on Thursday, May 20, 2010 where we ask the question, “The Show Must Go On: Strategic Transitions for the Next Generation Library.”

Continuing last year's format, this year's meeting will, again, be held in a virtual format. Attendees will join us in a virtual conference space via Wimba. We will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Curt Carver, Vice Chancellor and Chief information Officer for the University System of Georgia.

We will have four 60-minute user session blocks during the day with two presentations during each session for a total of eight presentations available for viewing and interacting.

At the end of the presentations, there will be an hour available for discussion group meetings for GUGM committees

GUGM, even in an online format, will continue to be a forum for sharing and learning among institutions in the GIL community. In order to make this virtual format one that helps you and your colleagues to connect, the GUGM planning committee has asked for volunteers from each institution to serve as campus facilitators who will work to develop group viewing and networking opportunities at your institution.

GUGM 2010 is open to all USG library staff and to other Georgia ExLibris library staff.

We look forward to “seeing” you on this exciting day!

— GUGM 2010 Program Planning Committee

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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.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Curt Carver

Dr. Curt Carver photo

Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr., Vice Chancellor for Information and Instructional Technology and CIO of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is a career Army Colonel with 26 years of service to the nation. He has served in a number of tactical and strategic leadership positions stationed throughout the world. In his current role, he is responsible for IIT policy development, strategic planning, facilities approvals, IIT Procurement Policies and Procedures, purchasing approvals, oversight, and related support for effective and efficient operations and services for OIIT, the USO, the USG, the Board of Regents, and the Georgia Public Library System. His academic awards include American Council of Education Fellow, Evanta Outstanding National Leadership Award, FISSEA Educator of the Year, ACM Senior Member, IEEE Senior Member and a number of best paper awards at international conferences.