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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Computers in Libraries 2010
April 12 - April 14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA
Computers in Libraries Celebrates 25 Years of Conferences
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We are pleased to present the 25th annual Computers in Libraries the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library & information delivery technology. Although the tools and technology available to libraries & information services have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2010 remain the same.
Library 101 Project
CIL is a proud sponsor of the Library 101 project by Michael Porter and David Lee King
Feature article in Computers in Libraries' March 2010 issue
Information Fluency: Literacy for Life

The focus of the Computers in Libraries 2010 conference is on leading-edge technology that is building information fluency, transforming library operations, enabling information products and services, and redefining roles within all types and sizes of library and information services.

The program presents hundreds of opportunities for librarians and information professionals to learn and develop cuttingedge skills, highlighting exciting new online initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises.

Our theme, Information Fluency: Literacy for Life, encompasses all of the challenges, solutions, technologies, and practices that those working with computers in libraries or libraries in computers are dealing with today.

  • Leading-Edge Technology Tools for Libraries
  • Innovative Library Processes & Practices
  • Information Discovery & Visualization
  • Next-Gen Catalogs & Digitization
  • Search Engines, Intranets & Portals
  • Strategies for Digital Information Enterprises
  • Building Learning Communities & Environments
  • Implementing Social Media & 2.0 Initiatives
  • New Ways to Connect People & Technology
  • EContent, Preservation & Digital Libraries

The multifaceted program is designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, webmasters and web managers content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators and information specialists.

Computers in Libraries 2010 offers five strong program streams each day that are filled with information sessions, panels and facilitated discussions; two special streams focused on special and government libraries; plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall.

With more than 150 knowledgeable speakers in five simultaneous tracks plus three dynamic keynotes, pre- and post-conference workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program, Computers in Libraries 2010 is a definite must-attend event.

Computers in Libraries 2010 features two academies popular 1-day intensive updates by industry leaders covering the latest searching tips by experts in the field and key hot topics for web managers. Workshops are offered Sunday, April 11 and Thursday, April 15.
If you are a K12 library media specialist or school IT professional, this special 2-day conference sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine is designed just for you. Convening on Monday, April 12 with the shared Computers in Libraries/Internet@Schools keynote by Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Internet@Schools East offers a jam-packed program that will help you learn how to leverage the internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise your professional profile and skill set. Attendees may register separately for Internet@Schools East, or for a combination package that includes a registration for Computers in Libraries.
Dead & Innovative Technology: Recreating the Information World
7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
RINGMASTER: Scott Brandt, Purdue University Libraries
Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix
Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University
Amanda Etches-Johnson, McMaster University
Sarah Houghton-Jan, San Jose Public Library
David Lee King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Bill Spence, Information Today
Join our famous evening of fun and learning. Hear from our authors, speakers and Computers in Libraries experts on their views of dead and innovative technologies affecting our libraries now and as we create the future. Open to all.
Computers in Libraries 2010 is all about conversations. So in addition to those you find in the conference sessions, the hallways, and the exhibit hall, you can find more conversation online at the conference blog,, the conference wiki,, and don't forgot to use the Twitter tag #CIL2010. At last year's event #CIL2009 was a top trending Twitter tag and we look forward to achieving that status again, so let's see your tweets!

This year’s Computers in Libraries event features two specialized streams of programs within the conference, each focusing on a different type of library, government libraries—in conjunction with FLICC’s Libraries & Emerging Technologies. The other stream featured is for special libraries. [Learn More]

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! Chat about the day's events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the Crystal City/Arlington area. Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant.

Visit the Internet Café in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your email.
Information Today invites all registrants and exhibition visitors to a reception on Monday in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, 3rd ed.
Library Mashups
Designing the Digital Experience
... during the Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00–5:45 PM at the Information Today, Inc. booth [#822] on Monday, April 12!

Meet authors:
Randolph (Ran) Hock
The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook, Third Edition
The Traveler’s Web

Yahoo! to the Max

Nicole C. Engard
Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

David Lee King
Designing the Digital Experience: How to Use EXPERIENCE DESIGN Tools and Techniques to Build Websites Customers Love

Stop by to meet the authors and get your copy.

Conference attendees will receive a special 20% discount on all ITI books, directories, and periodicals!

The Computers in Libraries exhibition will feature leading-edge companies offering the visitor 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 services, internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments, be sure to visit the Computers in Libraries exhibition.
Exhibit Hall Hours 
Monday, April 12: 9:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Tuesday, April 13: 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 14: 9:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each others. See if you are a guitar hero, winning Wii bowler/golfer, or rank as a dancing DDR expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Amy Buckland, McGill University & winner of the Internet Librarian 2009 Battledecks Competition, and Royce Kitts, Director, Tonganoxie KS Public Library, this evening is filled with fun, networking, and of course, learning and laughing. Refreshments included.

Organizing/Reviewing Committee
Program Chair Jane Dysart
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates

Stephen Abram

Helene Blowers
Columbus Metropolitan

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University
Susan Fifer Canby
National Geographic Society

Steven Cohen
Law Library Management

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan
Megan Fox
Simmons College

Rebecca Jones
Dysart & Jones Associates

James King
National Institutes of Health Library

Dick Kaser
Executive Editor
Computers in Libraries

Donna Scheeder
Law Library of Congress

Aaron Schmidt
District of Columbia Public Library

Tuesday Evening Sponsor

Media Sponsors:    
Computers in Libraries Information Today ONLINE Magazine
Searcher Magazine Multimedia & Internet@Schools Magazine Learning Partner:

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