and Information Managers Network and Learn
At the 7th Internet Librarian Conference
8, 2003, Medford, New Jersey—On November
3–5, 2003, librarians
and information professionals
joined together at Internet
Librarian 2003 to network with
colleagues and learn the newest
techniques and applications
of Internet technologies. Sponsored
by Information Today, Inc.,
Internet Librarian is the only
conference for professionals
using and developing Net- and
Over the course of 3 days,
the attendees had the opportunity
to listen to more than 100
speakers and go to the many
in-depth learning events and
workshops. Of special interest
were the four tracks held for
professional learning, especially
Web design and development,
which focused on librarians
keeping pace with the industry
by harnessing the latest tools
and Web standards available.
Keynote sessions outlined
recent advancements in Internet
uses and technology, as well
as tips for librarians to explore
funding alternatives and evolve
as information professionals.
Kicking off the instructive
sessions was Zarella Rendon,
managing director of XML-Factor,
with a presentation on the
future of the Internet and
its impact on Internet librarians.
Along with speakers and workshops,
more than 50 companies showcased
their newest technology and
products at Internet Librarian.
Visitors were offered a look
into the most up-to-date services
and products, including software,
online services, document and
Web delivery systems, and more.
Free cybertours were also available,
covering a wide range of topics
and subjects, such as ID Theft
Online & Protection Strategies,
Quick & Dirty Web Redesign,
and Online Trends.
Once again, the Internet Librarian
conference featured Internet@Schools,
a conference within a conference
for librarians and media specialists
using the Internet in school
systems. The program was a
valuable learning experience
with sessions touching on concerns
such as plagiarism in schools
and strategies for enhancing
instruction through technology.
To find out more about events
at this year’s conference,
view selected presentations,
or the full exhibitor list,
visit the Internet Librarian
Web site at http://www.infotoday.com/il2003.
Internet Librarian 2004 will
be held November 15–17,
2004, in Monterey, California.
For more information on exhibiting
or attending, please contact
Information Today, Inc. at
(800) 300-9868 [outside the
U.S. call (609) 654-6266],
or visit us on the Web at www.infotoday.com.