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Community Engagement: Strategies, Services & Tools
Community Engagement: Strategies, Services & Tools
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Save the date for Internet Librarian 2014

October 27 - 29, 2014 - Monterey, CA

Program Chair
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
Organizing and Review Committee
  • Stephen Abram - Dysart & Jones Associates
  • Marshall Breeding - Library Technology Guides
  • Darlene Fichter - University of Saskatchewan
  • Sarah Houghton - San Rafael Public Library
  • Richard Hulser - Natural History Museum of LA County
  • Deb Hunt - Information Edge
  • Ann Jacobsen - Naval Postgraduate School
  • Joe Murphy - LibraryFuture
  • Brian Pichman - Teen Librarian
  • Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher
  • Donna Scheeder - Library of Congress
  • Jeff Wisniewski - University of Pittsburgh

Community Engagement: Strategies, Services & Tools

This year’s Internet Librarian 2013 conference focuses on the strategies, services and tools that enable us to engage, connect and build relationships with the communities who use our libraries, fund our libraries, and support and defend our libraries. The program includes discussions about how the use of mobile devices and electronic collections is changing the spaces in libraries and the services libraries provide. It focuses on the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with these and other changes in our towns, campuses, agencies and corporate enterprises. Information Today’s 17th annual Internet Librarian caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools. The conference provides the ideal opportunity to gather insights and ideas to ignite our imaginations and spark innovation while it creates lots of opportunities for connections and conversations.

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, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2013 provides attendees with lots of opportunities to meet and hear from leading “movers and shakers” in the information industry in all types of environments – leaders in the information industry 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 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.

Conference Overview

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than 30 years, is pleased to announce the 17th 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, digital managers, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders and managers, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers, and information specialists.

Interactive Networking Events!

Games, Gadgets, & MakerSpaces: Conference Opening Networking Event

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun, playing, learning, and networking. See how you can transform your thinking, your programs and your spaces with the latest games, gadgets and ideas! Share with a poster what your library is doing with creative making and MakerSpaces in your library. Led by Brian Pichman, Aaron Schmidt, and Stephen Abram, this event will start your conference experience with lots of learning and laughing! Refreshments included.

Opening Reception

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to a special Exhibit Hall opening reception on Monday, October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

Internet Café

Visit the Internet Cafe in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your email.

Exhibit Hours

Monday, October 28 • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29 • 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30 • 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The Internet Librarian 2013 exhibition features leading-edge companies that offer visitors a choice of products covering all aspects of internet technologies, including content providers, online services, software, document and web delivery systems, search engines, and more.

Informal Dine Arounds

Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won't soon forget! Click here to register online.


Free Cybertours!

Our popular information-rich cybertours are featured in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday! A wide range of topics includes tools for teaching, free Web 2.0 resources, security, power networking, and more.

Conference Blog & Tags

Watch for news and updates before and during the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at Visit the blog for tips, networking opportunities, and information to make your stay in Monterey pleasant and productive. The twitter tag for this year’s event is #InternetLibrarian.

A Day of Workshops!

Pre-conference workshops on Sunday, October 27th include two full-day academies, Searchers Academy and Drupal in a Day, information architecture, UX, negotiating, Google analytics, learning, designing space, and more.

Tuesday Evening Session

Community Engagement Info Blitz | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Moderator:Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress
Speakers: Patrick P. C. Sweeney, Willie Miller, Ryan Hess & Rebecca Cooling-Mallard, Cen Campbell, Zoe Chao

Be prepared to be excited and inspired by librarians who have engaged their communities in novel ways. This fast- paced, fun learning event can only be described as Cybertours meets Pecha Kucha meets Battledecks meets TED! Join us for an amazing session of insights and ideas that you will want to implement in your library immediately. Hear about the Story sail boat off the California coast, leveraging “techkknowledgie” by sharing skills in other countries, game based learning, interactive maps, and recommended apps from! Leave the status quo behind and return to work inspired and ready to transform your world.

Heard at Internet Librarian

“I attended last year's Internet Librarian Conference for the first time - and I thank my lucky stars that I did. Since early 2011 I had been planning on bringing e-books into my library. I soon learned that there was little out there on how this was done in a special library context. Then came my trip to Monterey and my prayers were answered - I spent my entire time in the e-book stream. I learned so much at the conference and I would really like to pass on the knowledge I've gained since then, through many trials and tribulations and eventually... successes! There still isn't much out there for special librarians on this topic.”

- Ms. Suzanne LeBlanc, Research Librarian, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

“I attended several Internet Librarian Conferences over the years and always found them extremely useful - I always learned a lot. In my previous position I eliminated a physical library and went electronic - I could not have done it without attending the Internet Librarian and other conferences. So it's really important to attend these conferences to keep current in your job.”

- Barbara Zinter, former Corporate Librarian at Suncor Energy

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