Strengthening Connections


Thank you for attending the 19th annual GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM) on May 16, 2019 at the Robert F. Hatcher Sr. Conference Center in Macon, Ga.

The annual event focuses on the future of GIL and honors the dedication to excellence, collaboration and partnerships represented by all GIL users.

Stay tuned for request for proposals and other details for GUGM 2020.

About GIL

GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, is an extension of the GALILEO initiative, funded by the state of Georgia to enhance and expand educational opportunities for residents.

The success that GALILEO has had in leveling information access opportunities for all Georgians extends to University System Libraries through GIL.

It provides students, faculty and staff expanded access to information resources from all University System Libraries.

Date and Location

May 15-16, 2019
Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference Center
Middle Georgia State University
Macon, GA 31206

Keynote Speaker

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Radical Collaboration: Forward Together

Nancy Y. McGovern is the director of digital preservation at MIT Libraries. She also serves as director of the Digital Preservation Management workshop series, which has been offered more than 50 times since 2003. McGovern has more than 30 years of experience with preserving digital content. Her research and community interests include increasing organizational capacity to develop and sustain digital preservation programs, working to build a diverse and inclusive digital community through radical collaboration, and the means for organizations and communities to continually respond to the opportunities and challenges of ongoing technological change. She is a past president of the Society of American Archives (SAA) and was designated a Fellow of the Society in 2009. She completed her doctorate in digital preservation at University College London in 2009.


Resource Sharing and Tipasa Workshop with OCLC's Tony Melvin

Tony Melvyn, OCLC resource sharing product manager, will provide an update on OCLC ILL activities over the past 12 months. There also will be a Q & A session with attendees to uncover services the audience uses and how that fits in with the OCLC Tipasa. Melvyn will then co-present with Jacqueline Radebaugh from Columbus State University and demonstrate how Tipasa integrates with Alma Circulation. (May 15, 1 - 5 p.m.)


Time Title Presenter/Co-Presenter(s)
8:00 - 9:25 Check in, continental breakfast
9:25 - 9:30 Welcome & opening remarksRoom 211 Lucy Harrison
9:30 – 10:15 Keynote AddressRoom 211 Nancy McGovern
10:15 – 10:25 Break Area - Replenish drinks
10:25 - 10:55 Ex Libris Road MapRoom 211 Ex Libris
SESSION 1 (11:00 - 11:45)
Intro to GIL Support Room 211 Sean Purcell
GIL Express : What Patrons Need to Know Room 237 Janice Shipp
Scan and Fix: An Introduction to Indication Rules and Normalization Rules in AlmaRoom 212 Miriam Nauenburg
Getting the Most from Alma AnalyticsRoom 238 A Mike Holt
Securing a DVD Collection While Maintaining AccessRoom 238 B Virginia Feher
Using Alma Analytics to facilitate library weeding projectRoom 112 Li Chen
11:45 - 12:30 LunchRoom 211
12:30 - 1:05 Open AthensRoom 211
SESSION 2 (1:10 - 1:55)
GIL Alma/Primo Quintuple FeatureRoom 211 Sean Purcell
Alma Fulfillment From End-to-End
Room 237
Mary Poland
Under De-ConstructionRoom 212 Guy Frost
Tell Your Library's Story in a NutshellRoom 238 A Alexis Linoski
Dream Team, Assemble! Strengthening Partnerships and Collaboration across Technical and Public Services Room 238 B Jeffrey Mortimore
Welcome to ILL! Now what?Room 112 ILL/Melissa
SESSION 3 (2:00 – 2:45)
Information Literacy Group & Assessment GroupRoom 211 RACL
Coming Together: A round table discussion on multi-campus fulfillment practicesRoom 237 Benjamin Mullis
The Future of Alma Patron LoadingRoom 212 Michael Kanning
canceled Alma Analytics: sample reports and local best practicesRoom 238 A Simon Hunt
A Special Collections Story: The Journey to Digital CommonsRoom 238 B Wendy Harrison
Resource Sharing: An ILL DiscussionRoom 112 Jalesia Horton
2:45 - 3:00 Break
Discussion Groups (3:00 - 4:00)
OPACRoom 211
FulfillmentRoom 237
CatalogingRoom 212
AccessRoom 238 A
Special CollectionsRoom 238 B
AcquisitionsRoom 112

Georgia Center Conference Hotel

A block of rooms is being held at the conference venue's hotel for conference attendees with rooms starting at $101 per night while available.

The room rate includes complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, one parking pass per room, per night (allowing in and out privileges), and access to complimentary shuttle van service available to transport hotel guests locally, based on availability. Hotel reservations may be made using the online or mail/fax registration forms.

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