Spreading Ideas & Learning
With computers not only in and around libraries but also libraries in computers these days, tomorrow should be very interesting in
the information world. Will libraries still be at the core of the information industry, connecting with technology to spread information,
ideas and learning? Will libraries be in new places and spaces? Libraries are definitely at the forefront of experimenting with and
adopting new technology, tools and processes. They are using them to spread ideas and learning and to create specialized and
personalized services for their communities.
Our conference theme, Creating Tomorrow: Spreading Ideas & Learning,focuses on leading edge technology tools, processes,
and practices in libraries, as well as the new spaces and places where their products and services thrive. It highlights exciting
new 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 spreading information, ideas and learning; building
new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways, and more. Join us at the most comprehensive conference
for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover insights, strategies and practices that will allow us
to create tomorrow and manage computers, libraries, digital information, and people in a cohesive, exciting, and productive way.
Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than 25 years with Internet Librarian,
and KMWorld & Intranets, is pleased to announce the 24th annual Computers in Libraries,
the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology.
The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems
professionals, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, information directors and managers, and information
specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology that is transforming library operations, products
and services, roles and processes within all types and sizes of library and information services.
Hear from experts, practitioners, technologists and strategists — all from the information industry. We have five strong
program streams. You can participate in sessions relating to information discovery and search, web design and development,
communities and collaboration, next generation catalogs, social software, open source, innovation and change, government
libraries, content management, learning, planning, special libraries, search engines, mobile and virtual worlds, and more.
With over 150 knowledgeable speakers in five simultaneous tracks plus three dynamic keynotes, pre-and post-conference workshops,
an entertaining and informative evening program, CIL09 is a definite must-attend event. It caters to all interests and all levels
of knowledge while providing many exciting networking opportunities ó join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in refreshment
breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.
Get the day off to a great start by joining us for a continental breakfast each morning between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the
Regency Ballroom Foyer before the keynote session.
CIL09 features two academies — popular one 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, March 29th and Thursday, April 2nd.
There are also many half-day workshops, see the program for details.
Internet@Schools East 2009
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, March 30 with the shared CIL/Internet@Schools keynote by Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet & American Life Project,
Internet@Schools East offers a jam-packed 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.
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 2009 Exhibit Hall. CLICK HERE
Exhibit Hall Reception & Luncheon
Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, speakers, and exhibition visitors to a networking reception on Monday in the Exhibit
Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Renew old acquantainces and meet colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere while visiting with our extensive
hall of exhibitors. Then, on Wednesday take an opportunity to meet with exhibitors one last time during a light lunch reception for
conference attendeesat 12:15 p.m.
Meet the Authors ...
... during the Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00–5:45 pm at the Information Today, Inc. booth on Monday, March 30!
David Lee King
Designing the Digital Experience: How to Use EXPERIENCE DESIGN Tools and Techniques to Build Websites Customers Love
The Accidental Librarian
Tasha Squires (
Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries
on Monday, March 30, from 5:00–5:45 pm at the Information Today, Inc. booth. Stop by to meet the authors and get your copy.
Conference attendees will receive a special 20% discount on all ITI books, directories, and periodicals!
Tuesday Evening Session
Free and open to all registrants, exhibitors and exhibit visitors.
Dead & Innovative Technology: Moving & Shaking in the Information World
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MODERATOR: Stephen Abram, VP, Innovation, SirsiDynix
Marshall Breeding, Director, Innovative Technologies & Research, Vanderbilt University
Amanda Etches-Johnson, User Experience Librarian, McMaster University
Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library
Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan
Hear from a number of Library Journal “Movers & Shakers” and CIL experts on their views of dead and innovative technologies
affecting our libraries now and as we create the future.
Sunday Evening Session
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each
others’. See if you are a guitar hero, winning “Wii” bowler/golfer, or rank as a dancing “DDR”
expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Aaron Schmidt and Erik Boekesteijn, this evening is filled with fun, networking, and of course,
learning and laughing. Refreshments included.
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.
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 Crystal City/Arlington area. Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant.
CLICK HERE to sign up online for the excursion of your choice!
Visit the Internet Café in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your email.
Conference attendees are provided with a printed Collected Presentations, which contains many of the speakers’ handouts.
In addition, many presentations are also available online LIVE during the conference at www.infotoday.com/cil2009/program.asp.
CD-ROMs are also available for purchase at the MondoDigital Solutions table in the Regency Ballroom Foyer.
Conference Blog & Wiki
Watch for news and updates about the conference by Information Today, Inc. editors and staff on the
CIL Conference Blog at www.infotodayblog.com.
Links to blogs by non-ITI bloggers are listed on the page “Other Bloggers at CIL”.
The “tag” for this year’s CIL blog postings is CIL2009. Check out the Conference Wiki
for conference tips, networking, sightseeing, and practice your wiki skills.