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Hear from Information Industry Experts, Practitioners, and Strategists at Computers in Libraries 2002 

January 25, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is pleased to announce programming for Computers in Libraries 2002 (CIL 2002), North America’s largest technology conference and exhibition for librarians and information managers. The complete program is available online at

Scheduled for March 13–15, 2002, at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, D.C., CIL 2002 includes a program full of examples of creative, working strategies and many practical ideas for what can be accomplished in libraries and information services, and offers:

Four strong program streams. With four simultaneous tracks each day, attendees can participate in the WebWizards’ Symposium, the Digital Content Management or Today’s Digital Reality streams, or learn more about Systems.  Attendees are free to switch between tracks as they see fit to get the most out of their CIL 2002 experience.

Three dynamic keynote addresses. Attendees will come together each morning before the general sessions begin for keynote addresses and a continental breakfast. Scheduled speakers and topics include, “E-Books & the Future of Libraries” (Victor McCrary, National Institute of Standards and Technology), “Customization, Personalization & On Target Delivery” (Lisa Mitnick, LexisNexis), and “Digitizing Legacy Collections: Potential or Waste?” (Roy Tennant, California Digital Library and Rich Wiggins, Michigan State University and

An evening program that will inspire. What would you do if the landing gear of a 757 landed in your reference section? On Thursday, March 14, come for a special evening session entitled “Inspiring Tales from the Pentagon’s Librarians & Their Supporters” and join the courageous, determined, and dedicated librarians whose long-term plans took a definite detour on September 11, 2001. This session is free and open to all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibit visitors, and is sponsored by the Washington D.C. Chapter and Military Libraries Division of the Special Libraries Association. 

Specialized two-day conference sponsored by MultiMedia Schools magazine. Computers in School Libraries 2002 (Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16) provides in-depth coverage of technology and its impact on the practice and practical concerns of librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists in the K-12 education systems. Computers in School Libraries is held in addition to the four simultaneous program streams mentioned above and requires separate registration. MultiMedia Schools is a publication of Information Today, Inc.

Exhibit hall featuring library technology. Looking for a particular product? Evaluating competing systems? Keeping up-to-date with new products and developments? The CIL 2002 exhibition offers visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including Web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery service, Internet software tools, content suppliers, and more. For a current exhibitor list or to request a free exhibit ticket visit the CIL 2002 Web site at

Dialog Update@CIL 2002. Find out the latest tips and tricks for searching the content available from Dialog, and learn new approaches for using Dialog to answer all your business and research questions at the Dialog Update at Computers in Libraries on Tuesday, March 12. For more information visit

Workshops, receptions, and more! This year’s conference will also offer a number of pre- and post-conference workshops on Tuesday, March 12, and Saturday, March 16. Led by some of the top speakers in the industry, workshops are in-depth, half- or full-day sessions, and cover a variety of topics, including information portals and content management strategies, teaching the Internet, technology disaster recovery, searching, grant writing, information audits, and more. 

A number of networking opportunities are also available during CIL 2002, including receptions in the exhibit hall and dine-around groups to some of the best restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area. Sign up online at

For more information, including how to register for Computers in Libraries 2002, please contact ITI at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), e-mail, or visit us on the Web at

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