The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians 
March 13-15, 2002 • Washington Hilton & Towers • Washington, DC 
Conference Overview
CIL 2002—17th Year of Highlighting Libraries & Technology
Three Keynotes & 90 Programs for One Low Price!
Computers in Libraries 2002 is full of examples of creative, working strategies and many practical ideas for what can be accomplished in our libraries and information services. Join us at Computers in Libraries 2002 and hear from experts, practitioners, and strategists — all from the information industry. With four strong program streams you can participate in the WebWizards’ Symposium, the Digital Content Management or Today’s Digital Reality streams, or learn more about Systems. The focus is on searching and search engines; intranet portals and knowledge management; creating, preserving and managing digital content; systems tools and techniques, Web design and development; collaborative digital reference; usability testing; e-learning and literacy, and of course, lots and lots more.

CIL 2002 brings more than 100 knowledgeable speakers to four simultaneous tracks during the conference, plus three dynamic keynotes, pre- and post-conference workshops, and two evening programs. It caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge and provides many exciting networking opportunities. Join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.

Computers in School Libraries
In addition to the four simultaneous streams of programs, Computers in School Libraries 2002 provides in-depth coverage of technology and its impact on the practice and practical concerns of librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists in the K-12 education systems. This 2-day specialized conference, Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, is sponsored by MultiMedia Schools and features many experts in the field. 

Free Receptions & Dine Arounds
Information Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. They provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. For further networking opportunities sign up online at for our Dine Around groups.

The Computers in Libraries exhibition will feature over 100 booths offering the visitor a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including Web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services,  document delivery services, Internet software tools, content suppliers, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments, be sure to visit the Computers in Libraries exhibition.

Preconference and Postconference Workshops
Offered Tuesday, March 12 and Saturday, March 16, workshops feature many in-depth looks at new and emerging technologies, including information portals and content management strategies, teaching the Internet, managing public access computers, technology disaster recovery, Web authoring and benchmarking. There are a number of workshops focusing on searching, both general techniques as well as specialized subject approaches. Other workshop topics include grant writing, information audits, and designing usable and accessible library sites.

Evening Sessions
Free and open to all registrants, exhibitors and exhibit visitors.

March 13, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Technology & Knowledge Forum: A Look at Dead & Emerging Technologies

March 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Inspiring Tales from the Pentagon’s Librarians & their Supporters

Jane I. Dysart 
Program Chair
Computers in Libraries 2002
Dysart & Jones Associates
Phone: (416) 484-6129 
Fax: (416) 484-7063 

We are pleased to present the 17th annual Computers in Libraries — the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library technology. Although the technology and tools available to libraries may have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2002 remain the same.


Jane I. Dysart 
Dysart & Jones Associates 


Stephen Abram 
IHS Micromedia 

D. Scott Brandt 
Purdue University Libraries 

Bill Drew, Jr.
SUNY Morrisville College

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan

Walt Howe

Nancy Nelson
Founder of CIL

Julia Peterson 
Information and Knowledge Management

Ferdi Serim 
Editor,  MultiMedia Schools

Hope Tillman
Babson College

March 13
9:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
March 14
9:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
March 15
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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