Due to the health threat posed by COVID-19, the Georgia Libraries Conference committee has made the difficult decision to shift the 2020 conference to a virtual format. Moving to a virtual conference was a necessary decision based on the uncertainty about the likelihood of a Fall spike in COVID-19 cases, the lack of a vaccine for the illness, and the devastating impact of the current shutdown on the state budget that funds many of our library travel budgets. We look forward to seeing everyone in person for the 2021 conference.
Planning for a virtual conference is underway, and details will be forthcoming. Those who submitted proposals for the October conference will be contacted regarding the process for consideration for virtual presentations, and those still working on proposals are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues to submit panel presentations. We look forward to embracing this new format to allow even more participants to enjoy the conference this year. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we shift to a virtual 2020 GLC / SELA conference.
Though we feel it is the right decision to protect the health of our attendees, GLA will experience a significant financial hardship due to the in-person conference cancellation. If you value the opportunities for education, connection, and growth provided by GLA, please renew your membership, and consider making a donation to help keep our association financially sound for the future. Your support now will protect these opportunities for years to come.