Dear GLA Member,
It is time to register for the Georgia Library Association 2018 MidWinter Planning Meeting. This year’s meeting will he held on January 19th at the Professional Science Center on the campus of Middle Georgia State University in Macon.
The MidWinter Planning Meeting is an important event for all GLA members, especially those interested in contributing to the Georgia Libraries Conference 2018, October 3-5, to be held in Columbus, GA. It is an opportunity for Divisions and Interest Groups to meet and make plans for the year as well as to discuss program ideas for the Conference in the fall. It will be the first opportunity for GLA committees to meet face to face and plan work for the coming year.
The registration fee for MidWinter Planning Meeting is $50 per person, which will include a continental breakfast and a hot lunch buffet. Registration forms must be received by Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to confirm your lunch reservation. GLA voices have been heard. We are excited to announce the option to pay your registration fee online. If you are paying by credit or debit card, use the https://gla.georgialibraries.org/midwinter-meeting-registration form and if you are submitting payment by check download the form.
The meeting will begin with the presentation of the Charles Beard Advocacy Award to Mrs. Sandra Deal, followed by the induction of this year’s officers. Julie Walker, winner of the Nix-Jones Award, will join us to deliver this year’s keynote address. As State Librarian, Julie is director of the Georgia Public Library Service. There will be a presentation by the Conference Advisory Task Force, plus Division, Interest Group, and Committee meetings.
One of the most important parts of the MidWinter Planning Meeting is the networking that takes place among GLA members. Providing opportunities for you to meet with colleagues from all parts of the state is one of the most valuable benefits of your GLA membership. I hope that you will take advantage of that benefit and join me and the other members of the Executive Board at the Annual MidWinter Planning meeting. We value your participation and want to help you find ways to be more engaged in the work of the Association.
It will be hard to top this past year’s conference in Columbus, but let’s try!
2018 GLA President