Internet Librarian 2003
Free Cybertours
November 3-5, 2003 Monterey Conference Center Monterey, CA
The Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers 
Preconference Monday Tuesday Wednesday Internet@Schools Program
Join our net savvy web experts for a look at their favorite sites or information on the latest trends and technologies! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the Internet Librarian 2003 exhibit hall at the appropriate time.
15-minute cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all Internet Librarian 2003 exhibit hall visitors, and add value to your visit. Space is limited so participation is first-come, first-served.

Tuesday, November 4th

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Bates’ Competitive Intelligence Cybertour
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Service

Do you need to keep track of your organization’s competitors and the competitive landscape in general? In this fast-paced cybertour, Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Super Searchers Do Business & Super Searchers Cover the World, discusses the top sites for CI through web research and techniques for competitive intelligence gathering – dumpster-diving not required.

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
MS Office Research Panes & Content Integration
Sharon Tang & Kjrsten Andersen, Senior Channel Editors, Microsoft Corp.

The Microsoft Knowledge Network Group collaborated with Office 2003 to provide access to information sources, such as Factiva.com, in the new Office 2003 Research Pane. This cybertour illustrates what types of content have been integrated into Office 2003 and provides tips on how to use the Office 2003 Research Pane in your work.

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Search Engine Toolbar Cybertour
Stephen Abram, VP, Proquest

Every search engine now seems to have a toolbar that supposedly makes it easier to use. Are toolbars still cool? Are the worth the browser screen space? What are the benefits of plugging in a search toolbar to your browser? Many already use Google's toolbar and maybe you've upgraded to the new version released in the summer of 2003. Are there better ones? Come see the few ones this searcher finds useful to review.

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Online Trends from the CyberCorner
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Service

What’s happening in the online world? What’s on the horizon for info pros? What should we be studying, thinking about, and using? Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Building & Running a Successful Research Business, shares her opinions in this cybertour of the top ten trends to watch for in the online world.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Quick & Dirty Web Redesign with Typography
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Give your site an instant facelift using web design's unsung hero: typography. By now we're all using CSS to control our website's fonts, so changing fonts site wide is as easy as 1,2,3. But before you dive in remember that it's about more than picking your favorite font. How can typography either support or undermine your message? How do fonts convery meaning? And what about accessibility? In this cybertour, get quick tips on selecting the right font to maximize your site's impact and usability.

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Digital Acquisitions: eBook & eJournal Strategies
Christopher Warnock, CEO, ebrary

Using case studies, this CyberNugget explores what is and is not working, discusses the challenges with digital acquisition of electronic materials and solutions for managing the content and making it accessible.

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Delivering Research Results Electronically
Cindy L. Chick, Information Resources Manager - Knowledge Systems, Latham & Watkins

Deliver your research results electronically to anyone, anywhere! The full-featured version of Adobe Acrobat is a great tool to use to compile your research into one organized file, complete with a table of contents, annotations, highlighting, etc. If you can print or scan a document, you can create an easily emailed PDF file instead. Chick discusses when you'd want to use Adobe Acrobat, and show you the basics of creating PDFs, bookmarking, combining files and grabbing web pages.

Wednesday, November 5th

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Blogging Tools
Darlene Fichter, Data Librarian, University of Saskatchewan

Choosing the "best" blogging tool can be tough with all the hype and buzz. Blast through the noise and zero in on key features and functions you need in a blogging tool. Narrow the field down by defining your core requirements whether your choosing a blog for an Internet application or an Intranet.

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Cybertour of Legal & Judicial Resources
Adina Lerner, Technology in the Judiciary, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles & Katherine Dabbour, Law & California Documents Librarian, Cal. State Univ. Northridge

Internet resources for legal research are rapidly evolving and this cybertour focuses on the best of those resources and how to share them with constituencies who have varying levels of expertise with computer technology.

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Increasing Your Visibility Using Blogs
Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist, Suburban Library System

Ever thought of using Weblogs to jump start your career rather than to just increase the distribution of library content to your users? Publishing via weblog technology allows users to easily distribute their ideas and theories to a wide audience. This cybertour addresses key methods for becoming a "blogger", and how creating and writing a weblog can increase your marketability with potential employers

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
ID Theft - Learn How to Protect Yourself and Others Online
Sabrina Pacifici, Law Librarian, website editor/publisher, LLRX.com

This cybertour shares key resources for protecting your self and your user communities against ID theft, evaluating software applications to protect against ID theft, and monitoring online resources, methods, and tools.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Internet Printing Solutions
Irene Adams, Adjunct Professor, Utah Valley State College

Printing from the Internet has special challenges: white text that prints as invisible ink, long pages of which only a part is wanted, pages that don't print at all or print in a distorted or coded form, and images that were not meant to be printed. If you can see it, you can print it. Hear indispensable tips and tricks in this cybertour for dealing with the peculiarities of the different browsers and finding printing solutions.


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Internet Librarian 2003