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Surfin' Monterey
Hold on to your seat because we'll be "Surfin' Monterey" at Internet Librarian this year. Make sure you know the words to this year's theme song and don't even think we won't ask you to sing it!

Program Chair
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
Organizing and Review Committee
  • Stephen Abram - Gale Cengage Learning
  • Darlene Fichter - University of Saskatchewan
  • Sarah Houghton - San Rafael Public Library
  • Deb Hunt - Information Edge
  • Ann Jacobsen - Naval Postgraduate School
  • Joe Murphy - LibraryFuture
  • Marydee Ojala - Editor, ONLINE Magazine
  • Barbara Quint - Editor-in-Chief, Searcher
  • Donna Scheeder - CRS, Library of Congress
  • Jeff Wisniewski - University of Pittsburgh

Transformational Power of Internet Librarians: Promise & Prospect

Internet librarians have been revolutionizing the Net for many years, and are poised to transform their communities in exciting new ways. As our technologist and keynote speaker David Weinberger says, we have to “build networks that make us smarter.” Hear about leading-edge tools, strategies and techniques for transforming campuses, communities and organizations at Information Today, Inc.’s 16th annual Internet Librarian. This conference provides the ideal opportunity to gather insights and ideas to ignite our imagination and spark innovation. It showcases creative and exciting new internet technologies and techniques and features lots of opportunities for connections and conversations.

Internet Librarian 2012 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities. 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 transforming the Net, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experiences of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2012 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading-edge information professionals in all types of environments — leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization within their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in imaginative and exciting ways. This conference encourages you to share your ideas and champion new practices — this is where ideas and action come together, where innovation ignites!

Conference Overview

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than 30 years, is pleased to announce the 16th annual Internet Librarian — the only conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing internet, intranet, and web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, 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.

Interactive Networking Events!

Games, Gadgets & Maker Spaces: Transforming Our Libraries

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun, playing, and learning. See how you can transform your thinking, your programs, and your spaces with the latest games, gadgets, and programs. Led by Aaron Schmidt, Amy Buckland, Erik Boekensteijn, Jaap van de Geer, and Brian Pichman, come and enjoy the networking, learning, but most of all the laughing! Refreshments included.

Opening Reception

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 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 22nd 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 22 • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 • 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 • 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The Internet Librarian 2012 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.

Free Cybertours!

Our popular information-rich cybertours are featured in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday! A wide range of topics includes tools for teaching, free Web 2.0 resources, security, power networking, and more.

Conference Blog & Tags

Watch for news and updates before and during the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at 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 21st include two full-day academies, Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy: Usability & UX, two Drupal workshops, two tech planning workshops, a learning symposium, tech skills and web developers boot camps, teen library users, mobile development, and more.

Tuesday Evening Session

Transforming Roles: What Do You Want to Be? | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Moderator: Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress
Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions
Scott Brown, Owner, Social Information Group Author, Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Advantage Using Social Media Tools
Cecily Walker, Web Services Librarian, Vancouver Public Library
Renee Chalut, Assistant Manager, Information Services & Training, Vancouver Public Library

The transformational power of Internet Librarians relies on the ability of like-minded, technology-oriented peers to find each other, collaborate, engage in critical discussion, address current challenges, and work together in the profession at large to meet the changing needs of libraries. With the ever-forward drive of new technologies and unique circumstances of each organization, the role of librarians varies widely and evolves rapidly. Three leading experts in the field of library systems and technology and three from information services present key themes and lead an active discussion with audience members about the changing role of information and systems librarians today, what it means for the future, and the risks, rewards, and realities of the journey.

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