North America's Largest Technology Conference
and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers

Conference Overview

We are pleased to present the 14th annual Computers in Libraries — the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library technology. Although the technology and tools available to libraries may have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries ’99 remain the same.

Jane I. Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates

Stephen Abram
Micromedia Limited

D. Scott Brandt
Purdue University Libraries

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University

Walt Howe
Delphi Internet Services, Inc.

Richard P. Hulser
IBM Corporation

Kathy Miller
Editor, Computers in Libraries

Gary Pitkin
University of Northern Colorado

Donna Scheeder
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Hope Tillman
Babson College

Ferdi Serim
Editor, MultiMedia Schools


Computers in Libraries ’99 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge. It brings more than 100 dynamic speakers to the four simultaneous tracks during the conference, plus pre- and post-conference workshops.

Running throughout the full three days of the conference is a new Web-focused stream featuring a Webwizard’s Symposium, and lots of sessions on Web tools and Web management. Conference themes concentrate on key issues for information professionals in libraries, developing information services and Web-based products, and searching or guiding content users. Many Intranet librarians and Webwizards share their experience in addition to programs covering digitizing resources, virtualizing services, integrating systems and technology, content management, knowledge management, regional library networks, consortia, training, instruction, and learning, as well as trends for the future. Sessions present leading-edge applications and case studies, and include practical ideas and solutions that allow you to transfer proven strategies to your library and information service.

For the second year, we are featuring a 2-day conference within a conference, Computers in School Libraries ’99, Sunday, March 7 through Monday, March 8, which provides more in-depth coverage of technology and its impact on the practices and practical concerns of librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists in the K-12 education system.

Information Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to receptions on Monday and Tuesday evenings. They provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

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, CD-ROMs, 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.

Registration for the complete conference is $299. A second individual from the same organization pays $229. All additional individuals from the same organization pay only $109. (These rates apply to full conference registrations only and all registration forms must be sent under one cover.) These rates do not apply to preconference and postconference workshops.

Preconference workshops are offered on Sunday, March 7. Postconference workshops are offered on Thursday, March 11. They cover such topics as Beyond Internet Training Basics, Languages of the Internet, Leadership in the Virtual Organization, Intranets for Newbies, Advanced Web Searching, Knowledge Management, Marketing Your Library on the Internet, Web Authoring, Search Engines, Advanced Intranet Web Site Development, Negotiation Skills, and Consortia. Preconference and Postconference workshops involve additional registration fees. See registration form for pricing information. For a complete listing of these continuing education opportunities, refer to pages 8, 9, 26, and 27.

We look forward to welcoming you to COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES ’99.

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