Dear GLA Member,
It is time to register for the Georgia Library Association 2015 MidWinter Planning Meeting.
This year’s meeting will he held on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 9:00 am-2:15 pm at the Downs Continuing Education Center at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.
The MidWinter Planning Meeting is an important event for all GLA members to meet and help plan activities for the year, especially those interested in contributing to COMO 2015, October 7-9, 2015 in Athens, GA.
Julie Walker will join us for lunch to deliver this year’s keynote address. Before becoming Georgia’s state librarian this past July, Walker served as deputy state librarian for six years and was previously assistant state librarian for technology, support services and strategic initiatives. She was associate director of the Athens Regional Library System from 1990 to 2003 and, before that, worked in various positions at libraries in North Carolina.
Registration fee for MidWinter Planning Meeting is $35 per person, which will include a continental breakfast and a hot lunch buffet. Registration forms must be received by Friday, January 2, 2015 to confirm your lunch reservation.
Mid-Winter Planning Meeting Agenda:
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Registration, Networking and Breakfast
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Paraprofessional Division and New Members Round Table meetings
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Reports
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Annual Conference Planning Discussion
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Division meetings
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch, speaker Julie Walker, State Librarian
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Committee meetings
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Interest Group meetings
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Executive Board meeting*
*(All Committee Chairs, Division and Interest Group leaders are encouraged to attend to give updates from the mornings business meetings)
Please submit your Committee Preference form by December 31, 2014 and let us know how you would like to join in GLA activities. It is going to be an exciting year for Georgia libraries!
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
See you in January 2015!
2015 GLA President