The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians 
March 13-15, 2002 • Washington Hilton & Towers • Washington, DC 
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Wednesday Keynote — International Ballroom Center 
E-Books & the Future of Libraries 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Victor McCrary, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
What is the current state of e-books today?  What are we likely to see in the future? What are the implications for public, academic, school, as well as corporate and government libraries?  Hear from one of the world’s leaders about the future of this technology and get some insights as to what our library strategies should include for the future. 
Thursday Keynote — International Ballroom Center 
Customization, Personalization & On Target Delivery 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Lisa Mitnick, Senior VP, Legal & Tax Solutions, LexisNexis 
The value of customization and personalized delivery in reducing the information glut in today’s crowded content-rich world is key for all information services.  Hear about key strategies and technologies that are  supporting our libraries including information/knowledge audits, portable indexing, customized user interfaces, as well as real world applications shared by leading information professionals. 
Friday Keynote — International Ballroom Center 
Digitizing Legacy Collections: Potential or Waste? 
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Roy Tennant, Web & Services Design Manager, E-Scholarship Initiative, California Digital Library 
Rich Wiggins, Senior Information Technologist, Computer Laboratory, Michigan State University, & Author/Lecturer, 
Many people assume that the entire monographic holdings of the Library of Congress and other large, and important collections, will soon be available online.  Tennant and Wiggins provide a thought-provoking debate on the possibility and desirability of making that a reality.  Can we truly digitize millions of books?  Should we?  The issues discussed are not that different from those that face any library needing to make tough decisions about digitizing material.  Come hear what these two friendly, but feisty, colleagues have to say about it. 
Wednesday Evening Session — International Ballroom East 
Technology & Knowledge Forum: A look at Dead & Emerging Technologies 
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Moderator: D. Scott Brandt, Purdue University 
Lisa Peterson, Senior Intranet Developer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel\
Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan &  Northern Lights Internet Solutions 
Nancy Nelson, Library Director, Berkeley College 
Stephen Abram, IHS Micromedia Limited 
Firmly in the knowledge age, organizations and communities are striving to become learning organizations and centers, and librarians are even more critical to the transfer of knowledge in these learning environments. Our popular “dead technology” session focuses this year on those technologies that will, and will not, allow us to transfer knowledge to our clients in easy, cost-effective, and relevant ways. This session features some new views as well as some of our long-term Computers in Libraries experts, pioneers, and practitioners. It is free and open to all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibit visitors. Come and hear our panel’s predictions of future-challenged technologies as they praise and condemn available and emerging technologies. 
Thursday Evening Session — International Ballroom East 
Inspiring Tales from the Pentagon’s Librarians & Their Supporters 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Jerri Knihnicki, Chief, research & Information Services, Pentagon Library 
Dean McKinney, BMS Catastrophe, Inc. 
Robert E. Schnare, Library Director, Naval War College 
What would you do if the landing gear of a 757 landed in your reference section?  We can’t plan for everything, but we can learn from others! Join us for an awesome evening with courageous, determined, and dedicated librarians whose long-term plans took a definite detour on  September 11, 2001. Hear about their recovery efforts, the lessons they want to pass along to other librarians making plans for the future, and be totally inspired by their commitment. 

Sponsored by the Special Libraries Association, Washington DC Chapter and Military Libraries Division 

The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians 
March 13-15, 2002 • Washington Hilton & Towers • Washington, DC 
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