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Computers in Libraries 2007
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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Computers in Libraries 2007 April 16 - 18, 2007
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA
BEYOND LIBRARY 2.0: BUILDING COMMUNITIES, CONNECTIONS, & STRATEGIES
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A CD-ROM is available for purchase through The Digital Record (www.digitalrecord.org).
The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Computers in Libraries.
Orders are shipped approximately 6 weeks after the event.
 




General Conference — Tuesday, April 17
Track A Track B Track C Track D Evening Session

From InfotodayBlog.com:
We hope our scheduled Tues am keynote speaker, Liz Lawley, is feeling better and not under a foot of snow in Rochster.  However, we are very excited that our new Tues am keynote speaker, Andy Carvin, will talk about engaging your audience/community using Web 2.0 tools.  Andy has a great history and some wonderful stories to share with the CIL audience.  See you in the morning!   
Jane Dysart, Conference Program Chair

Keynote — Using Web 2.0 to Make a Difference in Your Community
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Andy Carvin, Senior Product Manager for Online Communities, National Public Radio.

Andy Carvin (http://www.andycarvin.com) is senior product manager for online communities at National Public Radio (http://www.npr.org). He's the founding editor of the Digital Divide Network (http://www.digitaldivide.net).

Track A – CONTENT MANAGEMENT • Washington
From music to maps, mashups are popping up all over, serving up delicious new content for Web site visitors. Learn more about designing and integrating compelling content to create mashups and new products and services for your clients, and keep up with CM issues such as open access and government, search tools with controlled vocabularies, what’s hot with RSS, and more.
Moderated by Richard Geiger, San Francisco Chronicle

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session A201 — What’s a Mashup & Why Would I Want One?
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Darlene Fichter, Head, Indigenous Studies Portal, University of Saskatchewan

A “mashup” mixes content from independent sources to create something new. Many mashups are simple to create and require little technical knowhow, allowing Webmasters of all sorts to put on their creative thinking cap. Jump on board and take a tour of interesting mashups, including library mashups, and explore the opportunities for libraries and how to remix library and other content to create new and innovative services. Take away tools that you can use to build mashups, for users or yourself, and recommended sites to learn more.

Session A202 — Open Access & the Government
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

James King, Chief Librarian, Naval Research Laboratory

This session explores the comparative advantage of the federal government as it relates to the open access movement. It discusses the implications and imperatives for federal libraries as well as the potential impact on access to government information.

Lunch Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session A203 — Search Tools Using Controlled Vocabularies
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jan Herd, Library of Congress
Joyce W. Koeneman, Digital Librarian, National Transportation Library, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, USDOT
Tamas Doszkocs, Senior Computer Scientist, National Library of Medicine (NLM)


Pulling from government library expertise in taxonomies, ontologies, and other information structures, this panel showcases examples of controlled vocabulary search tools.

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Meet the Authors!
Michael P. Sauers,
author of Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, will be signing copies of his book during the coffee break on Tuesday, April 17 from 2:30–3:15 p.m. Stop by the Information Today, Inc. booth to get your copy!
On Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00–5:45 p.m. at the Information Today, Inc. booth, author Meredith G. Farkas will be signing copies of Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online, and authors Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk will be signing copies of their book Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service.
Session A204 — What’s Hot with RSS!
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Steven Cohen, Senior Librarian, Law Library Management, Incorporated & Creator, Librarystuff.net

Without RSS, most of the tools that we enjoy using in the 2.0 Web world wouldn’t exist. RSS is still the dominant force for assisting users in keeping up with the huge volume of content that suits their needs. It can also be a viable resource for following up on research. Join our expert for a lively and fun session on how to use RSS effectively in the workplace. He shares his tips and tricks for customizing and personalizing your RSS experience.
Session A205 — Giving People What They Want
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Amy Rudersdorf, NC State University Libraries
Jennie Benford, University/Heinz Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Lisa Saywell, Planning Coordinator & Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vicki Tobias, Digital Services Librarian/Digital Repository Coordinator (interim), University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aaron Brenner, Digital Projects Librarian University Library System University of Pittsburgh

This session explores the continuing shift from “real world” to “digital world” user expectations. With examples from both high-use digital collections and user surveys, speakers discuss the collision of expectation and experience—both of the user and the digital resource provider. Topics include the evolution of users’ passive states of receipt to active places of comment, embedding of traditional library and archival mediation and reference services within the online experience, and the transformation through digitization of primary sources into a new sort of secondary source as well as the impact of digitization on source material as experienced by both users and content providers.
Free Evening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to a reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Track B – SOCIAL SOFTWARE IN ACTION • Regency A/B/C/D
Libraries today are embracing new social software tools to better serve their library community. Learn from the libraries that are leading the way with emerging technology and hear from the creators of some of the Web’s hottest new applications.

Organized & moderated by Steven Cohen, Librarystuff.net & Ellyssa Kroski, Columbia University

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session B201 — Using a CMS to Build Community: Rhumba with Joomla
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Catherine Morgan, Director, Information Technology Services, &
Tao Gao, Web Administrator, South Carolina State Library (SCSL)


SCSL decided to use an open source content management system (CMS) to build a library community-focused Web site. The new design takes advantage of the latest technological advances in content management and social networking software. Built on the open source content management system Joomla, the Web site is a content–rich resource for the state’s librarians, government employees and citizens. Features include access to RSS feeds, blogs, calendars, forums, and more. This session highlights the development process, the challenges of using a CMS as well as its unique features, lessons learned, and practical advice for transforming a static Web site into a content-rich, dynamic, and interactive Web site.

Session B202 — Comments in the Catalog: Community Interaction
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Glenn Peterson, Hennepin County Library


The Hennepin County Library has added the capacity within its OPAC for user commenting. Within the first month, the library received 770 comments contributed by 635 patrons. This feature enables patrons to interact with library resources directly. Through user-created comments, the library has the opportunity to build an atmosphere of online community as users are empowered to engage in and ignite conversations within the library’s Web site.

Lunch Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session B203 — Cutting-Edge Tech Leaders
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tim Spalding, Library Thing

Join us for a unique hour-long afternoon session with an exciting panel composed of cutting-edge technology leaders. Major industry players talk about their applications and their value in the library arena.

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Meet the Authors!
Michael P. Sauers,
author of Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, will be signing copies of his book during the coffee break on Tuesday, April 17 from 2:30–3:15 p.m. Stop by the Information Today, Inc. booth to get your copy!
On Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00–5:45 p.m. at the Information Today, Inc. booth, author Meredith G. Farkas will be signing copies of Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online, and authors Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk will be signing copies of their book Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service.
Session B204 — My Own Café: Interactive Teen Community
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Kathy Lussier, Assistant Administrator, Technology, Southeastern Massachusetts Library System (SMLS)
Vickie Beene-Beavers, Assistant Administrator for Youth Services, Southeastern Massachusetts Library System

With My Own Café, the SMLS has created an interactive teen community. Patrons from 100+ libraries in southern Massachusetts can register to participate on the site. With more than 75 library staff administrators, My Own Café is able to tempt its users with iPod giveaways, user polls, active message boards, downloadable music files, and a homework help info center.
Session B205 — The Social Web
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jesse Andrews, Lead Architect, Flock, & creator, Book Burro

This session discusses new technologies and software that improve content integration and social interaction on the Web. Andrews discusses social Web browsers that facilitate the use of many Web-based social services, including blogging, photosharing, advanced (live) search, news aggregators, and social-networking services. As the co-creator and co-maintainer of Userscripts.org, Andrews highlights the use of a greasemonkey scripts repository which also serves as a development resource, encouraging continued growth in the greasemonkey community by promoting mashups, “ideas” sharing, and as a contact point for greasemonkey programmers. Join this creative speaker who has also developed a browser extension that allows the user to search multiple sources for a book simultaneously, including online booksellers and libraries, Book Burro.
Free Evening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to a reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Track C – LEARNING • Regency E/F
In the fast-paced and changing 2.0 world, learning is beginning to look different. Hear about new learning strategies, practices, and tools from our experienced practitioners.

Organized and moderated by Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session C201 — From Core Competencies to Learning 2.0
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Helene Blowers & Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County (PLCMC)

Want to know how to bring 550 staff members up-to-speed all at the same time and propel them forward to begin exploring emerging technologies on their own? From PLCMC's experience, you build a comprehensive fourtier core competency program and offer Learning 2.0 which encourages staff to track their own self discoveries via a blog!

Session C202 — Dynamic Instructional Content: Library 2.0 on a Budget
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Chad Boeninger, Ohio University Libraries

Library 2.0 gives libraries the tools and resources to take their library instruction programs out of the classroom and into patrons’ virtual spaces. Many of these tools are available as open source applications or for free. This presentation demonstrates Library 2.0 tools to create podcasts, screencasts, and videos, and their applications for virtual instruction, plus showcases programs for creating surveys for student feedback and learning assessment.
Lunch Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session C203 — Learning with Wikis & Blogs
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Michelle Boule, The University of Houston
Meredith Farkas, Norwich University


Active learning is the buzzword in education, but many reflective learners are left to fend for themselves in today’s classrooms and organizations. This session discusses teaching social software with social software. It looks at the possibilities for using wikis and blogs in the classroom to facilitate learning with a diverse student population, providing a place where students take charge of their own information discovery, and providing an assessment tool for instructors. It discusses the use of blogs and wikis in planning and teaching Five Weeks to a Social Library, a free online course designed to educate librarians about social software and how it can be used in libraries, as well as how other libraries can use these tools to provide online learning to their own staff, community, and beyond.

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Meet the Authors!
Michael P. Sauers,
author of Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, will be signing copies of his book during the coffee break on Tuesday, April 17 from 2:30–3:15 p.m. Stop by the Information Today, Inc. booth to get your copy!
On Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00–5:45 p.m. at the Information Today, Inc. booth, author Meredith G. Farkas will be signing copies of Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online, and authors Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk will be signing copies of their book Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service.
Session C204 — Podcasting Possibilities for Library Instruction
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rachael Clemens,
California State University Fullerton

This session describes a podcasting project developed to deliver library instruction to on-campus students and distance education nursing students at California State University Fullerton. As students spend less or even no time physically on campus, the project provides alternative means of delivering effective information literacy learning opportunities for students on their own time, in their own space. Following an initial survey of nursing faculty to determine their information literacy expectations for their students, digital instruction modules were created to address these needs. Ten separate modules were offered and promoted as online tutorials for download as podcasts. Clemens demonstrates the mechanics of creating a podcast for posting online with an RSS feed and outlines the time involved, software/hardware requirements, and costs.

Session C205 — Gaming & Learning
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shu Liu, Metadata Librarian, Colorado State University
Tammy Allgood, Digital Delivery & Design Librarian, Arizona State University (ASU)


Liu focuses on current developments of learning objects and provides real examples from academia and business. She covers what learning objects are, what their core characteristics include, and looks at the future of learning objects and their relations to library resources. Allgood talks about how ASU librarians took into account the attributes of the “millennial generation” and are providing information in an engaging and interactive way. They began with a board game used in lower-division English courses to teach library instruction and created an online version. More than a tutorial, the online version is a fully interactive, single-player game environment. An omnipresent map mode allows for fast exploration; first-person action mode allows for scripted interactions between characters and systems; problem-solving modes allow for task completion; resource allocation mode allows players to view and combine collected items. This game simulates the complex processes of selecting, using, and evaluating multiple sources of information within a library setting—an innovative way to teach information literacy and library skills.

Free Evening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to a reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Track D – PLANNING & MANAGING DIGITALLY • Potomac
Planning for the future in an Internet world is challenging as our underpinning infrastructure, tools, and technologies continue to change. Hear some leading edge stories and frameworks that may help you plan for the coming years.

Moderated by Jill Hurst-Wahl, Hurst Associates

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session D201 — Accelerated Planning
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates

Organizations know the importance of strategic and business planning, but struggle with getting time for staff to do this planning. Jones outlines a process by which libraries can complete plans in days rather than months and yet still engage staff, stretch thinking, and articulate specific steps to take towards their desired future.

Session D202 — Project Planning: Using Blogs & Wikis
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Nicole Engard, Jenkins Law Library

Fostering communication is what planning is all about. Hear about firsthand experiences that grew out of a strategic plan that stated the communication and collaboration where lacking in the library. Staff felt they were in the dark when it came to projects being worked on in other departments and expressed dissatisfaction with the level of communication between management and the rest of the staff. The results were a homegrown intranet to foster communication and collaboration between all areas of the library. Engard discusses the ways in which the intranet helped project planning and communication with its use of blog and wiki applications. In addition to increasing communication, it has eliminated the influx of e-mail messages during a project and allows for archiving project discussions.

Lunch Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session D203 — Innovative Libraries: Best Practices & Tales from the Stacks
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jill Hurst-Wahl, Hurst Associates, &
Christina K. Pikas, Librarian, R.E. Gibson Library & Information Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


How are libraries creating pro-innovation atmospheres? What are they doing to ensure a culture that values change? Speakers present case studies of academic, public, and special libraries that are heralded for the innovative environment. Hear what these libraries are doing and learn what your library could do to become more innovative.

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Meet the Authors!
Michael P. Sauers,
author of Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, will be signing copies of his book during the coffee break on Tuesday, April 17 from 2:30–3:15 p.m. Stop by the Information Today, Inc. booth to get your copy!
On Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00–5:45 p.m. at the Information Today, Inc. booth, author Meredith G. Farkas will be signing copies of Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online, and authors Michael E. Casey and Laura C. Savastinuk will be signing copies of their book Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service.
Session D204 — Easing Renovation with Web 2.0 Tools
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Elizabeth Black & Rebekah Kilzer, Systems Librarians & Assistant Professors, The Ohio State University Libraries

Renovation of the Thompson Library, with 1.5 million items and 150 personnel, is a challenge. Even with an interim facility, which is 2.25 miles from central campus, remaining materials and personnel are in other libraries across campus. Web 2.0 concepts, based on interactive communication between parties in disperse locations, are the key to providing service to patrons and communication among library faculty and staff. Hear about the tools in use now and planned for the future, including blogs with the latest renovation news, wikis for storing reference materials, desk notes, and communication. Black and Kilzer share their experiences in keeping everyone connected, plans for moving into the digital age with electronic reserves into a course management system, and support for mobile devices and IM. The use of Web 2.0 tools is definitely impacting renovation disruptions for both library patrons and personnel.
Session D205 — Guiding Libraries & Info Pros Through Change
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

David King, Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library


These days, libraries are all about change—especially technology changes! While many of us are able to steer successfully through those changes, others get stuck along the way. This “change management 101” session explains how to successfully get the library and the info pros through change. King discusses change and the transition stages people go through with change; guidelines to navigate through change, both for frontline staff and for managers; and provides recommendations on successfully transitioning staff through change.
Free Evening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to a reception in the Exhibit Hall.
Tuesday Evening Session • Regency E/F
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The First InfoTubey Awards: YouTube Productions @ CIL 2007
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

InfoTubey AwardsHosted by: Bill Spence, VP, Information Technology, Information Today, Inc.
Panelists: Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University; Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan; Kathy Dempsey, Editor, Computers in Libraries; Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates; Aaron Schmidt, North Plains Public Library

Sponsored by:
The Tuesday Evening Session is sponsored by Palinet

These awards will be presented to those organizations or individuals for outstanding YouTube productions. Premiering at the 2007 Computers in Libraries conference, these awards recognize those creating YouTube library-related productions. Awards will be presented to the top five productions that demonstrate creativity, humor, and sincerity (of course!) in promoting a library or library services or enhancing the library's value. The winning productions will be shown at CIL 2007 on Tuesday evening, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Nominations or submissions must be received by 11:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2007.

All submissions will be judged by a panel of distinguished information professionals.

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


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