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Monterey, CA • October 26 – 28, 2009
Monterey Conference Center
Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices
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[Deadline: April 3, 2009]
Net Initiatives For Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices

We live and work in challenging times. How can our digital practices solve our current dilemmas? Internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, who has been called one of the "Fathers of the Internet" and is currently VP & Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, believes that the Internet and WWW are still young, yet are "poised to become the greatest communications platform humanity has ever known." Cerf is the opening keynote speaker at Internet Librarian 2009 and begins the discussions of our conference theme, ‘Net Initiatives for Touch Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices. This theme emphasizes creative and innovative Internet techniques and practices being used in library and information services to meet today's challenges -- the many creative ways in which information is published, accessed and shared by libraries, information professionals and their communities. The conference highlights leading edge practices for connecting, communicating, learning, innovating and more. It focuses on exciting new initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, fresh ideas for traditional and emerging roles and values of information professionals, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today's information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways.

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2009 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading edge information professionals in all types of environments – leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in creative and exciting ways. This conference encourages you to bring and share your ideas and champion new practices – this is where ideas and action come together, where innovation ignites.

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for over twenty five years, is pleased to announce the 13th annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet, Intranet, and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wideranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers and information specialists.

Internet Librarian 2009 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities. This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Information Discovery & Search, Leading Edge Technologies, Managing Digital and Knowledge Assets, Web Tools, Intranets & Portals, eLearning & Training, Case Studies of Internet and Intranet Librarians, Web Development & Management, Enterprise Trends, Virtual Worlds, e-Resources & Digital Libraries, Blogging, Wikis & Social Computing, Distance Learning & Instruction, Gaming, Streaming Media, Search Engines, Content Management, Integration & Mashups, Planning for the Future, and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. Please consider sending us a proposal to speak. Following is a list of some topics we hope to cover, but don’t let this list limit your imagination! We look forward to hearing from you.

Possible Topics (suggestions only — the more creative the topic, the better!)
  • Creative Funding of Tech Initiatives
  • Using Tech for Results in Tough Times
  • Leading Edge Technologies & Libraries
  • Library Apps for New Social Media
  • Integrating Content for Creative Products
  • Streamlining user online experiences
  • User generated content & services
  • 2.0 Roles for Info Pros
  • Leading Edge Digital Library Practices
  • Wireless campuses & communities
  • Improving Digital Info Flows & Access
  • Identifying & Working with Information Partners
  • Usability & Web Site Functionality
  • Cool tools for navigating & searching content
  • Web 2.0 & Library 2.0 strategies & services
  • Semantic web strategies and applications
  • Social Computing Tools for Libraries
  • Managing digitally & Building digital collections
  • Internet librarians & Careers in Search
  • Next generation ebook strategies & policies
  • Designing for Web devices & appliances
  • Taxonomies & auto-categorization tools
  • Knowledge Management Strategies for Internet Librarians
  • Desktop strategies for information access
  • Publishing Techniques for Info Pros
  • Streamlining Intranet Management
  • Identifying quality Internet resources
  • Navigating strategies & techniques
  • Integrating K-12 Curriculum & Net Technology
  • Web development tools & techniques
  • Digital Preservation
  • Web Publishing
  • PDAs & content streaming
  • Second Life & Libraries
  • Latest Library Mash-ups
  • Federated searching
  • Tips for Web design
  • Innovation & creating new ideas
  • New & Converging technologies
  • Search Engine Nuts & Bolts
  • Hot trends for Internet librarians
  • Podcasting & Videocasting
  • Cool YouTube Applications
  • Shifting roles & Strategies
  • Intranet Politics & Web Teams
  • Search Engine Tips
  • Internet Competencies
  • Blogs & Wikis
  • XML & libraries
  • Negotiating for E-resources
  • Visual interfaces
  • Virtual library services
  • Elearning tips & tools
  • Collaboration & Communities
  • Negotiating for content
  • Distance learning technologies
  • Digital rights management
  • Usability strategies
  • Digital archiving
  • Building customer relationships

If you would like to participate in Internet Librarian 2009 as a speaker or workshop leader, please complete the submission form or contact the Program Chair at the email address listed below as soon as possible (April 3, 2009 at the very latest). Include the following brief details of your proposed presentation: title, abstract, a few sentences of biographical information that relate to the topic, and full contact information (title, address, e-mail, phone & fax) for you and any co-presenters. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing/Review Committee and notification regarding acceptance will be made by the summer.

Jane I. Dysart, Program Chair
Dysart & Jones Associates
Phone:
416/484-6129
E-mail: jane@dysartjones.com

Organizing/Review Committee

Stephen Abram,
SirsiDynix
Darlene Fichter,
University of Saskatchewan
Megan Fox , Simmons College
Sarah Houghton-Jan, San Jose Public Library
Deb Hunt, Exploratorium
Ann Jacobson, Naval Postgraduate School
Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE Magazine
Barbara Quint, Editor-in-Chief, Searcher
Donna Scheeder, Law Library of Congress
Aaron Schmidt, North Plains Public Library


To receive registration information and the program brochure in the fall, or exhibit information please check this Web site, or contact:

Information Today Inc.
143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055
Phone:
609/654-6266
Fax: 609/654-4309
E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com


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