Journal entry from a GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Advisory Committee Representative – Conference Musings – On behalf of the GOLD/GALILEO Conference Resource Exchange - August 3, 2010 – Gretchen M. Smith, Collection Development Librarian, James Earl Carter Library, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. — Peter Drucker
As part of the GOLD/GALILEO Users Group Conference, the annual Resource Exchange helps us all shine on – like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
Everyone today is busy, busy, busy. Especially in libraries, it is important to save time when information is needed. Now you can shine as brightly as anything in the heavens by taking advantage of our network of resources to help make your time more productive. Help others do the same by sharing what you have discovered/created/uncovered, too.
Ralph Waldo Emerson says our best thoughts come from others. Since childhood we were taught to share. So share with your colleagues from all around the state what has worked in your libraries! If you have a presentation, report, profile, wiki, webpage or any other information you think might be enjoyed or used by others — brag about it! Bring it to the GOLD/GALILEO Conference and make it a part of the Resource Exchange.
If your project is on paper, bring 10-20 copies with you to the conference, and we’ll have a table available for sharing. If it is an electronic or Web-based project, just write a quick (one page or less) synopsis and bring copies of that! (Just be sure to include the URL.)
If you are too busy, busy, busy and you don’t even have time for that :-) just e-mail the electronic version to me, and I will make it available online after the conference!
Get all the info you need in one (sun)spot – that’s it, that’s all:
See you in Athens on August 13th — and bring your sunglasses!
Gretchen M. Smith
Collection Development Librarian
James Earl Carter Library
Georgia Southwestern State University
Director, Resource Sharing & Interlibrary Cooperation
Georgia Public Library Service
A Unit of the BOR Univ System of GA
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345-4304