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Driving Our Community's Digital Destiny

Program Chair
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
Organizing and Review Committee
  • Stephen Abram - Lighthouse Partners
  • Marshall Breeding - Library Technology Guides
  • Darlene Fichter - University of Saskatchewan
  • Deb Hunt - Mechanics' Institute Library
  • David Lee King - Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
  • Joe Murphy - LibraryFuture
  • Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher
  • Donna Scheeder - Congressional Research Service, LC s
  • Patrick Sweeney - Sunnyvale Public Library
  • Jeff Wisniewski - University of Pittsburgh

Driving our Community's Digital Destiny 

Today’s Internet Librarians are definitely driving the digital directions of their communities, whether those are academic campuses, municipalities, museums, law firms, or non-profit organizations. Many Internet Librarians are taking a leadership role in their communities and illustrating possible digital directions to their communities. They are participating in digital community outreach, digital learning initiatives, and econtent curation. Others are building partnerships with open/transparent government initiatives, museums and art galleries, MOOCs, and more.

This year’s Internet Librarian 2014 focuses on the exciting, creative and innovative ways that librarians are not just participating, but driving, the digital directions in their communities. It reflects the strategies, services and tools that enable librarians to engage, connect and build relationships with their communities. It discusses mobile devices and electronic collections and how their use is changing the spaces and services in libraries. It highlights the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with all these changes in our communities, campuses and organizations. Hear about leading edge tools and techniques for grabbing the attention of your audience and community at Information Today’s 18th annual Internet Librarian.

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 2014 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.

Conference Overview

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than thirty years, is pleased to announce the 18th annual Internet Librarian— the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators and curators, 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.

Internet Librarian 2014 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities.

Interactive Networking Events!

Games, Gadgets, & MakerSpaces: Conference Opening Networking Event

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 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, M. J. D’Elia, and Stephen Abram, this event will start your conference experience with lots of learning and laughing! Refreshments included.

Opening Reception

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 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 27th 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 27 • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28 • 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29 • 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Exhibition

The Internet Librarian 2014 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. For more information on exhibit space, sponsorships, or promotional opportunities, contact:

David Panara: dpanara@infotoday.com

Conference Blog & Tags

Watch for news and updates before and during the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at www.libconf.com. 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 26th includes one full-day academy, Searchers Academy, along with a wide array of half day workshops on topics including information architecture, trends, Drupal, makerspace, negotiating, metrics, designing space, and more.

Tuesday Evening Session

Libraries & the Internet of Things | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project & Author, forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System.

On the 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew has released new research on the Internet of Things: “Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. They say the upsides are enhanced health, convenience, productivity, safety, and more useful information for people/organizations. The downsides: challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations, and boggling tech complexity. Our popular speaker Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things!


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