March 21 - 23, 2012
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Creating Innovative Libraries
Creating Innovative Libraries is what librarians, systems and information professionals, and teams of other partners and
experts do with computers, the internet and cutting edge technology. At Computers in Libraries 2012, the focus is on
practices and techniques, technology, and the “secret sauce” or “extra” that creates innovative libraries.
The conference program is filled with ideas, leading edge practices, tips and techniques for creating innovative libraries,
engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities.
The emphasis is on thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value
for our user communities with new tools, techniques and skills that build innovative and priority services.
Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than twenty-five years with Internet Librarian and
KMWorld, is pleased to announce the 27th annual Computers in Libraries – the most comprehensive North American conference
and exhibition concentrating all aspects of library technology. Our theme, Creating Innovative Libraries, highlights the
creative solutions, technologies and practices that those working with computers in libraries or libraries in computers are dealing
with today. The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems
professionals, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators, and information
specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology that allows us to bring strategic value to our user
communities. It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community -- whether
it is an academic, corporate, non-profit, public, or school library community.
Pre-conference workshops on Tuesday March 20th
and Saturday March 24th cover
a wide range of topics, including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy, and introducing the new Drupal: Start to Finish in a Day. There are
many half-day workshops topics: technology planning, measures that perform, website usability, designing mobile experiences,
screencasting, digital preservation, driving creativity, inno "play" shop, making video and lots more.
If you are a K—12 library media specialist or school IT professional, this 2-day track sponsored by
Internet@Schools magazine is designed just for you.
Internet@Schools offers a jam-packed
K—12 dedicated program that will help you learn how to leverage the internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise
your professional profile and skill set. Now integrated into Computers in Libraries 2012 as Track F on Thursday &
Friday, March 22-23.
All Computers in Libraries attendees are welcome! Or you may register separately for
THURSDAY EVENING SESSION
Battle Decks: Dead & Innovative Tech
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join our evening of fun and music featuring our second "Battle Decks Spectacular!" Also known as "PowerPoint Karaoke," our
willing participants make a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the
first time live on stage. After a musical interlude, the participants face judgment, with the winner to be determined based on
overall awesomeness. Hilarity, along with some learning, is guaranteed for all! And continue the fun at our after-Battle
Decks Karaoke party in remembrance of our CIL days in Crystal City!
Computers in Libraries 2012 is all about conversations. So in addition to those you find in the conference sessions,
the hallways, and the exhibit hall, you can find more conversation online at the conference blog,
www.LibConf.com and don't forgot to use the Twitter tag
GOVERNMENT & SPECIAL LIBRARIES STREAMS
This year’s Computers in Libraries event features two specialized streams of programs
within the conference, each focusing on a different type of library, one is government libraries—in conjunction with FLICC’s
Libraries & Emerging Technologies. The other stream featured is for special libraries. [Learn More]
Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing With Research Data
Saturday, March 24 • 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean, Research Libraries
A special complimentary offering this year with Purdue University and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is a one day
workshop on data curation. Learn More
Jake Carlson, Data Research Scientist, Purdue University Libraries
Visit the Internet Café in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your email.
Information Today invites all registrants and exhibition visitors to a reception on Wednesday in the Exhibit
Hall from 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
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
|Exhibit Hall Hours
|Wednesday, March 21:
9:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Networking Reception @ 5:00
|Thursday, March 22:
||9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
|Friday, March 23:
||9:45 AM to 1:30 PM
TUESDAY EVENING NETWORKING EVENT
Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each
other’s. in areas set up for tablets, smartphones and ebook readers. There will also be live demos of how to transfer
content to ereaders. . Challenge your colleagues and see if you are a guitar hero, winning Wii bowler/golfer, or rank as
a dancing DDR expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Amy Buckland, McGill University, Chad Mairn,
Novare Library Services & Royce Kitts, Washburn University, this evening is filled
with fun, networking, and of course, learning and laughing. Don't forget to bring your latest gadgets to share and
explore. Refreshments included.
Dysart & Jones Associates
Gale Cengage Learning
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Law Library Management & Librarystuff.net
University of Saskatchewan
Princeton Public Library
National Geographic Society
Computers in Libraries
National Institutes of Health Library
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
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