Vision 20/20: Putting Partnerships into Focus


The 20th annual GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM) takes place May 14, 2020 at the Robert F. Hatcher Sr. Conference Center in Macon, Ga. A pre-conference workshop will take place May 13.

The annual event focuses on the future of GIL and honors the dedication to excellence, collaboration and partnerships represented by all GIL users. This year’s theme is Vision 20/20: Putting Partnership into Focus.

The theme centers on the evolution of GIL, while zeroing in on the creativity and excellence needed to propel GIL – and its many partners – forward.

Conference registration will open in February.

(Details about the pre-conference workshop are forthcoming.)

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 14, 2020
Robert F. Hatcher Sr. Conference Center

Middle Georgia State University

Macon, Ga.

Call for Proposals

We are looking for proposals that focus on partnerships and collaborations, as well as best practices in access, acquisitions, cataloging, fulfillment, OPAC and special collections. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 3.

Submit a Proposal Now!

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.

Visit Athens Area Hotels for more lodging options. Note that special conference pricing is not available at the hotels listed on this website. ×