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GALILEO’s Free Library Conference to Feature 30 Sessions, 50 Speakers

We have expanded the GALILEO Annual Conference to include a record number of speakers and sessions to boost your professional development during the pandemic. This year’s event takes place June 15-17, and the theme is Revive and Thrive: Library Services and the New Reality.

There will be more than 50 speakers across 30 sessions, ensuring something for everyone who attends. The free conference will focus on GALILEO services, programs or product vendors, as well as how libraries have met the challenges of this past historic year.

The keynote speaker will be Emily Clasper, a New York-based library leader, who will discuss adapting to change and improving services during the pandemic and beyond.

Additionally, your colleagues will lead related sessions, including:

  • Reaching Out, Reaching In: K-12 Training and Outreach During a Pandemic
  • Librarians Online: Expanding Virtual Library Services
  • Transforming from Advocate to Activist: Intentional Change in the School Library
  • Implementing a Purchase Request Link: User-Driven Collection Development at the Point of Need
  • GALILEO-focused sessions include presentations on ebook databases, primary resources and digitization, the GALILEO Search redesign, OpenAthens statistics, and more.

View the entire schedule and presenters on the GALILEO website, and then register for access to the Sched platform. There you can create your personalized schedule and view conference materials and live session links when they are available.