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Internet Librarian 2006 Home The Internet Conference and Exhibition for
Librarians and Information Managers

Monterey, CA • October 23-25, 2006
Monterey Conference Center
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A CD-ROM is available for purchase through The Digital Record (www.digitalrecord.org).
The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Internet Librarian. Orders are shipped approximately 6 weeks after the event.



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Free CyberTours
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2006 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it’s first-come, first-served. Join our Net savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites and topics! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the IL 2006 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.
Free CyberTours — Tuesday, October 24th
Wikis: A Beginner’s Look
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University

Meet the creator of the Internet Librarian 2006 Wiki. Hear about great ways that wikis can be used in libraries and the information industry. Learn about resources for creating your own wiki and tips for making them successful in your environment.
Jobs for Librarians & Info Pros
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Rachel Singer Gordon, Publisher, LISjobs.com & Author, The Accidental Library Manager & The Information Professionals Guide to Career Development Online

As the publisher of a comprehensive Web site featuring online job resources for librarians and information professionals, our speaker provides tips for finding jobs and staffing libraries.
Podcasting
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Greg Schwartz,
Louisville Free Public Library & Publisher, Open Stacks weblog

Our experienced podcaster talks about podcasting – what it is and why librarians would be interested in this new technology and media. He illustrates the technology and provides examples and links of interest.
Virtual Learning Tools for KM
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Susan Braun, Manager, Research Services, The Aerospace Corporation

This session focuses on the use of Opentext’s Livelink document management and collaboration software. Livelink is the tool used to house not only the digital library of corporate knowledge (which the library manages) and other departmental folder structures, but also collaboration areas where groups of experts from all over the corporation meet to problem solve and craft “single voice” positions on issues of customer concern. Braun talks about the wide range of learning tools created to entice employees to use the software—from imbedded soundbite tutorials to more formal cyber slideshow instruction like delivering live workshops and formal classes, cyber brownbag sessions and creating custom virtual training for targeted audiences.
RSS for Information Delivery
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Todd Berkowitz,
Director of Product Marketing, NewsGator

RSS has emerged in the last year as a mainstream tool that is having a big impact on how companies and their employees find, manage and use information. Using case studies from a law firm, Goodman & Carr and professional services giant Spencer Stewart, this session outlines how to effectively integrate RSS into a company’s overall content and knowledge management strategy and discusses how RSS streamlines the process of information delivery within organizations as well as increasing employee productivity.
Instant Messaging (IM) & Libraries
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Aaron Schmidt, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

This session covers research, applications, case studies, usage, and workflow impact. It looks at the many uses of IM, from in-house staff communication to the delivery of content and discussions with customers, as well as utilizing IM to confer and plan with colleagues no matter where they are.
Free CyberTours — Wednesday, October 25th
Web Conferencing for Live Interaction with Clients
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Tom Peters, TAP Information Services

Web conferencing, with Voice Over IP for training, programs, virtual tours, and virtual reference is another new way for librarians to interact with clients on the Internet. This intro to Web conferencing discusses options for librarians, costs, technical requirements and tips for libraries who want to provide live interactive programs on the Web where they can converse directly with clients of all ages.`
Medical Search Tips
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sandra Kendall, Director, Library Services, &
Melanie Browne, Librarian, Mount Sinai Hospital


Includes tips on finding the best health and medical information for you, your family and your clients. Provides an overview of the best evidenced medicine resources for doctors and nurses as well as health consumers and patients. Compares search results using live demos.

Intranet Implementation Lessons
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sunyeen Pai, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Looks at key strategies for putting together an intranet for an academic library with about 160 employees: using a project management planning approach, following some systems analysis rules, communicating with the staff, and working at understanding the organizational culture. Discusses the challenges, lessons learned in working with open source technologies such as Plone and Linux, including how to get your installation, configuration and troubleshooting information in a very dynamic development environment.

Libraries Collaborate to Assist in the Global War on Terrorism
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Greta Marlatt, Homeland Security Digital Library
Brad Robison, Library Director, National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism


Shortly after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, family members, survivors and rescuers came together to honor those killed in the bombing by establishing an institute aimed at preventing, deterring and mitigating the effects of terrorism by providing information to victims families, emergency responders, policy makers, public health officials, scholars and students. Likewise, following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established and the significance of information in winning the war on terrorism became even more apparent. Hear what the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and the MIPT Terrorism Information Center are collecting, organizing and disseminating in order to defeat the global curse of terrorism.

Finding Maps on the Net
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jerry Adams, Geography & Maps Librarian, Brigham Young University

Lots of mashups and applications require maps. Join this cybertour for lots of tips and insights for finding different types of maps on the internet.
 

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