|We are pleased to present the 22nd 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 2007 remain the same.
BEYOND LIBRARY 2.0:
Jane I. Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
D. Scott Brandt
Purdue University Libraries
Susan Fifer Canby
University of Saskatchewan
Mary Lee Kennedy
Harvard Business School
US News & World Report
Editor, Computers in Libraries
North Carolina State University Libraries
Law Library of Congress
Building Communities, Connections, & Strategies
Whether you call it Web 2.0, as first mentioned in 1999 but popularized by Tim O’Reilly in 2005, Web
services, social media, or a new collaborative
platform, social computing is enabling libraries and
information professionals to interact with their clients and communities in new and exciting ways.
New tools and processes have ignited creative
integrated content mashups, specialized and
personalized services for community segments,
and exciting new techniques for dealing with
voluminous information flows.
Our conference theme, Beyond Library 2.0,
captures leading-edge online initiatives and
innovations in all types of information enterprises,
tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly
digital information flows, information discovery and
visualization methods for dealing with today’s
information overload, building new communities and
supporting online connections in engaging ways,
and strategies for the future beyond library 2.0.
Hear from experts, practitioners, technologists and
strategists—all from the information industry.
With four strong program streams, and three
“conferences within a conference,” you can
participate in sessions relating to information
discovery and search, Web design and
development, repositories and digital libraries,
communities and collaboration, digital innovations
and trends, government libraries, content
management, learning, planning, public libraries,
digital services and systems, search engines,
special libraries, and more.
With more than 100 knowledgeable speakers in
four simultaneous tracks plus three dynamic
keynotes, pre- and postconference workshops, and
an entertaining and informative evening program, CIL ’07 is a definite must-attend event. It caters to
all interests and all levels of knowledge while
providing many exciting networking opportunities
— join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in
refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups,
receptions, and more.
Two academies are featured—popular, 1-day intensive updates
by industry leaders—covering the latest searching tips by
experts in the field, and key hot topics for Web managers.
Workshops are offered Sunday, April 15 and Thursday, April 19.
Topics include Web 2.0, technology planning, taxonomies and
ontologies, blogging, wikis, project management, creating
online tutorials, federated searching, digitization, gaming and
libraries, mining blogs and RSS for research, social tools,
integrating RSS into your Web site, organization charts and
structures for a 2.0 world, IM reference service, teaching Web
search skills, podcasting and videocasting, search engine
optimization for libraries, and more!
|Internet@Schools East 2007
If you are a K–12 library media specialist or school IT
professional, this special 2-day conference sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine is designed just for
you. Convening on Monday, April 16 with the shared
CIL/Internet@Schools keynote by Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet
& American Life Project. Internet@Schools East offers a jampacked
program that will help you learn how to leverage the
Internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise your
professional profile and skill set. Attendees may register
separately for Internet@Schools East, or for a combination
package that includes a registration for Computers in Libraries.
Tuesday Evening Session
Free and open to all registrants, exhibitors and exhibit visitors.
The First InfoTubey Awards:
YouTube Productions@CIL 2007
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bill Spence, VP, Information Technology, Information Today, Inc.
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
Watch award winning YouTube library productions as awards are 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 marketing a library or library services or enhancing the library's value.
Get the day off to a great start by joining us for a continental breakfast
each morning between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. in the Regency Ballroom Foyer
before the keynote session.
Conference attendees are provided with the printed Collected
Presentations, which contain many of the speakers’ handouts.
Conference CD-ROMs are available for purchase at The Digital Record
table in the Regency Ballroom Foyer. Order at the show or visit them
online at www.digitalrecord.org. Orders will be shipped 4–6 weeks after
the conference. Following the conference many presentations can be
found on the conference Web site.
Free Receptions & Dine Arounds
Information Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to receptions on Monday and Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. Join us for the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception on Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday the reception will be from 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. They provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.
For further networking opportunities sign up online at this site in the Spring for our Dine Around groups. Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won't soon forget! Chat about the day's events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the D.C. area.
Check your e-mail at the Internet Café located in the Exhibit Hall.
Check it out for conference tips, networking, sightseeing, and
practice your wiki skills!
|Conference within a Conference
Check out program streams for government, special, and public
libraries. CLICK HERE for details.
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 2007 Exhibit Hall. CLICK HERE for details.
Free Receptions & Dine Arounds
Information Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and
exhibition visitors to receptions on Monday and
Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. Join us for the Exhibit Hall
Grand Opening Reception on Monday from 5:00 p.m. –
7:00 p.m. On Tuesday the reception will be from 5:00
p.m. – 5:45 p.m. They provide opportunities to renew
acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed
Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won't soon forget! Chat about the day's events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the Arlington/Crystal City area. CLICK HERE to sign up now!
The Computers in Libraries exhibition will feature
leading-edge companies 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, search services, 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. See the registration form to sign up for a free Exhibit Hall pass.
Exhibition Level “E” — Registration | Exhibits
Ballroom Level “B” — Continental Breakfast | Keynotes | Conference Sessions
Third Floor — Internet@Schools
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