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Programming Now Available for the 20th Annual Computers in Libraries Conference

December 22, 2004, Medford, NJ— Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is pleased to announce that the preliminary program for the Computers in Libraries 2005 conference and exhibition is now available online at www.infotoday.com/cil2005. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Computers in Libraries (CIL) is being held at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., from March 16 to 18, 2005.

CIL is the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition for librarians and information managers who need to know about the latest technologies, equipment, software, and services available. CIL 2005 brings more than 100 knowledgeable speakers in four simultaneous tracks during the conference, plus three dynamic keynotes, pre- and post-conference workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program. Attendees can also take advantage of the many networking opportunities available, such as the refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.

This year's conference is full of top-notch speakers and sessions. Clifford Lynch, the executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information and one of CIL's most popular speakers over the past 20 years, is slated to kick off the conference with his opening keynote address, "CIL and the Digital Decades." The conference will continue with information-packed sessions such as "Tips for Keeping Up: Expert Panel," "The Future of the Special Library," and "Taxonomies and Classifications and Ontologies, Oh My!"

In addition to regular conference programming, Internet@Schools East, a specialized 2-day conference, returns in conjunction with CIL this year, bringing together a series of

programs designed to address the practical concerns of librarians and school media specialists who are using the Net to improve learning in the K-12 system. From the opening keynote on new Internet literacies to the closing session on blogging in schools, you'll learn how to leverage the Internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise your skill set and profile. Internet@Schools East, sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 17–18, and will feature four half-day program tracks and 20 knowledgeable speakers.

This year’s CIL conference will also offer a choice of 22 pre- and post-conference workshops on Tuesday, March 15, and Saturday, March 19. Led by top speakers in the industry, workshops are in-depth, half- or full-day sessions and cover a variety of topics, including getting the right mix of services, faceted classification techniques, latest searching tips by experts in the field, hot topics for Web managers, and much more.

The CIL exhibition will feature leading-edge companies offering visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including Web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online and document delivery services, Internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more.

For more information, including how to register for Computers in Libraries 2005, please contact Information Today, Inc. at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266], e-mail custserv@infotoday.com, or visit us on the Web at www.infotoday.com



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