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The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians
Computers in Libraries 2006 March 22-24, 2006
Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC
Managing Digital: Innovations, Initiatives & Insights
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Free CyberTours
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Computers in Libraries 2006 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it’s first-come, first-served. Join our Net savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites and topics! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the CIL 2006 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.
Wednesday, March 22 Thursday, March 23
Friday, March 24 Exhibit Hall Hours
Free CyberTours — Wednesday, March 22
Writing for Info Pros
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor/Books, Information Today, Inc. & Author, The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide & The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication

Interested in writing an article? a book? Find out more about your options for writing for Information Today. Hear tips, thoughts and experiences from an experienced information industry writer and editor.
Research Asset Management
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Vincent Scarinci, Product Manager, Inmagic

In today’s information economy “we are all researchers.” Using client case studies, this session discusses successful strategies for consolidating information and bringing unity to diverse internal and external content. It discusses how these clients are leveraging the knowledge and skills of information professionals to actively manage their content in order to bring insight to research assets.
Business Info Online: Super Searcher Strategies
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services


Author of six online research books, including Super Searchers Cover the World and Mining for Gold on the Internet, Bates provides tips for conducting business research online, and staying current on new business and finance information.
Searching Inside the Covers
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Greg Notess, Editor, Search Engine Showdown


Full-text book searching of books still under copyright is now available from Amazon and Google Print. Yet limitations abound. Discover how to most effectively
search within these two collections and explore other strategies for finding the full text of books online.
Optimizing Your Web Presence
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Rea Devakos, T-Space Service Co-ordinator, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries

Presents 10 techniques for optimizing your Web presence based on experiences with university portals.
European Stats: Design & Search Tips
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Bernard Le Goff, Internet Strategy & User Support, Statistical Methods & Tools Directorate; Dissemination Eurostat, Commission of the European Communities

This cybertour is filled with tips for navigating the new Eurostat portal with highlights of Web design and search techniques for getting the statistics you want.
Free CyberTours — Thursday, March 23
Jobs for Librarians & Info Pros
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor/Books, Information Today, Inc. & Author, The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide & The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication

As the publisher of a comprehensive Web site featuring online job resources for librarians and information professionals, our speaker provides tips for finding jobs and staffing libraries.
Blogs for Managing Content
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sabrina Pacifici, Law Librarian & Editor/Publisher, LLRX.com & bespacific.com


This cybertour provides tips and techniques for creating and maintaining knowledge resources for general dissemination as well as for individual use. It looks at the use of blogs as a light content management system for enterprise-wide, public, or personal blogs.
Planning Digital Services
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Rea Devakos, T-Space Service Co-ordinator, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries


Involving staff in planning digital services can be a challenge. Using experiences from repository and reference services, our speaker focuses on lessons learned and tips for planning in your environment.
Wikis: A Beginner’s Look
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University


Meet the creator of the “Unofficial” wiki for Computers in Libraries 2006. Hear about great ways that wikis can be used in libraries and the information industry.
Learn about resources for creating your own wiki and tips for making them successful in your environment.
Three Desktop Productivity Tools from Yahoo!
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author,
Yahoo! to the Max

A look at three free tools from Yahoo! that can make your life easier: Calendar, Briefcase, Notepad. Hear great tips from a Yahoo expert.
Podcasting: Easy Audio Casting
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library & Publisher, Open Stacks Weblog

Our experienced podcaster talks about podcasting—what is it and why librarians would be interested in this new technology and media. He illustrates the technology and provides examples and links of interest.
Free CyberTours — Friday, March 24
Planning in a Digital World
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Andrea Specchialo, SydneyPLUS International


This session presents case studies of SydneyPLUS clients who are successfully managing and distributing information in the digital age. It looks at how special libraries in the legal and medical fields organize and distribute content to their end users, and presents tips for implementation and setting up measures of success.
A Quick View of Visualization Search Engines
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author,
The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines

Some surprising search tools that give you a radically different view of search results.
A Dozen Search Engine “Shortcuts”
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author,
The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines

Hear from our expert and learn to amaze and mystify your friends and colleagues with some neat, quick, useful, and unusual shortcut tricks that you can perform in the search boxes of Google, Yahoo!, and Ask Jeeves.
RSS Readers
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University


Trying to select an RSS reader but simply overwhelmed by the possibilities? Join this cybertour for a quick overview of some of the readers available today and learn which packages are best for your set of needs.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM
– Reception: 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM
– Reception: 5:00 PM
Friday, March 24, 2005 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM

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