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The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians March 12-14, 2003 Washington, DC
Conference Overview
18 Years Strong! We are pleased to present the 18th annual Computers in Libraries the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library & information delivery technology.

Although the tools and technology available to libraries & information services have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2003 remain the same.

Program Chair

Jane I. Dysart,
Dysart & Jones Associates

Organizing/Review Committee

Stephen Abram,
Micromedia ProQuest

D. Scott Brandt,
Purdue University Libraries

Marshall Breeding,
Vanderbilt University

Kathy Dempsey,
Editor, Computers in Libraries

Walt Howe,
Delphi Internet Services

Donna Scheeder,
Congressional Research Service

Julia Schult,
Hamilton College

Ferdi Serim,
Editor, MultiMedia Schools

Hope Tillman,
Babson College

Three Keynotes & 90 Programs for one Low Price!

Computers in Libraries 2003 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 2003 and hear from experts, practitioners, and strategists all from the information industry. With four strong program streams you can participate in sessions relating to Navigating the Net; Intranet, Portals & Applications; Systems Roles, Resources & Applications and Web Design, Tools & Applications. 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 2003 brings more than 100 knowledgeable speakers to four simultaneous tracks during the conference, plus three dynamic keynotes, pre- and 
post-conference workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program. This conference 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
A specialized conference within a conference, Computers in School Libraries 2003 adds to the four simlutaneous tracks and 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 14 and Saturday, March 15, 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.

Cybertours & Sneak Peeks
Plan to pick up some quick tips, take a sneak peek at new products, and learn new skills at short, free Cybertours in the Computers in Libraries 2003 Exhibit Hall. For more details and updates about topics and speakers for this CIL feature, visit the Computers in Libraries Web site.

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. [Exhibitor List]
Exhibit Hours 
Wednesday, March 12 
9:45 AM to 5:45 PM 
Thursday, March 13 
9:45 AM to 5:45 PM 
Friday, March 14 
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM 
Setup:  Tuesday, March 11 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Breakdown:  Friday, March 14 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM 

Featuring three academies for the first time one day intensive updates by industry leaders covering the latest searching tips by experts in the field, key hot topics and techniques for Web managers, as well as the trends and ideas for working with intranets and portals discussed in the new Intranet Professionals Academy.  A selection of full day academies and half day preconference workshops are offered Tuesday, March 11 and postconference workshops on Saturday, March 15 and a special Computers in School Libraries workshop, Moving Every Child Ahead: Literacy and the Big6 is offered Thursday March 13. Topics include: virtual reference 101 as well as planning and evaluation of virtual reference, enhancing library workflow with IT, HTML and XML for libraries, writing grants, digital library collections, intranet architecture and improving the business value of your intranet, content management strategies, and many workshops focusing on searching business information for super searchers, Web research buffet, Web finding tools, and more.

Evening Session
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

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143 Old Marlton Pike Medford, NJ 08055 
Phone: 609/654-6266 Fax: 609/654-4309 
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