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Registration is now open for the GWLA Deans & Directors’ Membership Meeting, October 29-30

posted Sep 18, 2012, 2:54 PM by Joni Blake   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 2:55 PM ]

Registration is now open for the GWLA Deans & Directors’ Membership Meeting. The meeting will be hosted by our friends at Fondren Library, Rice University on Monday and Tuesday, October 29-30.  Participants should plan to arrive in Houston on Monday, October 29; Board members should arrive on Sunday, October 28th.

Meeting Focus:

The Planning & Organization committee and the GWLA Board have developed a great program for Monday afternoon:

  • Keynote address by Jonathan Band from Policy Bandwidth titled "Copyright & Higher Education: Trends and Context".
  • Demonstration of software under development by Ryan Litsey and Kenny Ketner from Texas Tech University.
  • Panel Discussion on Copyright Issues; Jonathan Band, Ryan Litsey, Kenny Ketner, Patrick Burns.
  • Updates on GWLA’s other strategic initiatives, including the Print & Electronic Collections Task Force and the Student Learning Outcomes Task force. 

Printable Multi-Day Schedule


There is no registration fee for GWLA members. Please follow this link to register:

EVEN if you may be only attending one or two functions, please register so we can keep track of final numbers.  The meeting registration deadline is October 19th.


Hotel Information:

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center

Hotel Address:

6633 Travis Street

Houston, Texas 77030-1308

Phone Number: 713-313-4000


Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or by visiting

Group Name: GWLA Fall Membership Meeting

Group Code: GFM

Room Block Begins: 26-OCT-2012

Room Block Ends: 31-OCT-2012

All reservations need to be made on or before Oct. 7th, 2012.  Any remaining rooms on the block will be released at 12:01 am 10/8/2012. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability and rack rate.  This is a completely NON-SMOKING hotel


Questions about the meeting?  Contact us!  Joni ( and Anne (

Joni Blake,
Sep 18, 2012, 2:54 PM