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The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians
Computers in Libraries 2005 March 16-18, 2005

Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave. NWWashington, DC 20009
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Free CyberTours
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Computers in Libraries 2005 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it’s first-come, first-served. Join our Net savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites and topics! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the CIL 2005 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.
Wednesday, March 16 Thursday, March 17
Friday, March 18 Exhibit Hall Hours
Free CyberTours — Wednesday, March 16
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Cindi Trainor, Director, Information Technology, The Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

Are your patrons/clients constantly lost in the maze of electronic resources? Attend this cybertour and learn what the OpenURL standard is and how it is solving this problem by allowing librarians and users to get directly to the articles that they seek.
Electronic Table of Contents For Health
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Alexandra Davis, Librarian, Ottawa Hospital

Keeping up with published information these days is almost impossible. This session discusses an electronic system that helps hospital-based health professionals stay current with journal publications in their field. Using InMagic Web Publisher, a Web-based electronic table of contents service is updated weekly and pushed out to the client group. The program eases the process of keeping current and promotes discussion among professionals about specific articles.
Online Trends from the CyberCorner
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services

What’s happening in the online world? What’s on the horizon for info pros? What should we be studying, thinking about, and using? Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Building & Running a Successful Research Business, shares her opinions in this cybertour of the top 10 trends to watch for in the online world.
Making Your Web Site Accessible in 10 Easy Steps
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Bill Helling, Crawfordsville District Public Library

With your Web site as the major portal for your patrons and clients to access your services, you don’t want to exclude any segment of users. This talk by a systems librarian/Webmaster/assistant director shows how simple it can be to turn an inaccessible site into a site that takes into consideration everyone’s capabilities.
Graphical Data Visualization
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Michael Sauers, Internet Trainer, BCR

The future is not text-based. Today search engines and databases are experimenting with methods of representing data in a graphical form. These methods not only show you the results but the relationships between the results. Sauers introduces the world of graphical data with live examples and provides tips for getting the most out of graphical data.
Library Automation Update
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Marshall Breeding, Creator, Library Technology Guides & Author, Library Journal Annual Automated System Marketplace

In a world where libraries manage increasing proportions of electronic content relative to traditional materials, how well do the offerings on the market today help address this fundamental shift? While the core integrated library system remains an essential part of the library infrastructure, what additional components do libraries need to keep up with the times? For the answers to these questions and to hear about the latest trends in library automation, you’ll want to attend this cybertour.
Free CyberTours — Thursday, March 17
A Dozen Search Engine “Shortcuts”
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies

Hear from the author of The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook, and learn to amaze and mystify your friends and colleagues with some neat, quick and unusual shortcuts and tricks that you can perform in the search boxes of Google, Yahoo, and Ask Jeeves.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cindi Trainor, Director, Information Technology, The Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

Come and see why so many people love this new browser. Take a look at cool built-in features such as tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, bookmark keywords, and cookie management, and hear why Firefox gives you more security and functionality than Internet Explorer.
Five Ways to Make Search Smarter
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Chris Farnum, Information Architect & Usability Design Product Manager, ProQuest

End users often don’t know what to put into the search box and often aren’t aware of the powerful indexing and metadata included in content-rich databases. This session shares the five best practices for making controlled vocabularies, indexing, and metadata accessible to searchers and illustrates with examples from ProQuest and other search engines. Practices range from making a thesaurus available to building a system for matching keywords to index terms.
Digitization Projects
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Bill Helling, Crawfordsville District Public Library

So you want to lead your community or organization in a digitization project, but don’t know if you have anything that merits your time and effort? Helling shares his experience in finding the hidden treasures libraries and other local organizations already possess—the treasures that many people want to access. He talks about what to include in the project and where to get it.
Ten Hot News Sites
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author,
The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook

A quick look at 10 or so news sites that everyone should know about because they are outstandingly important, new, unique, or just darned interesting! Join us for an enjoyable and informative tour.
Taking on Google: 7 Library Responses
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Stephen Abram, VP Innovation, Sirsi

In just a few months the ubiquitous Google has announced Google Print, Google Libraries Digitization, Google Suggest, Google Local, Google .... more and more. How should libraries respond strategically to these innovations? Stephen expands on his Library Journal article about the 7 strategic goals of libraries in a Google world.
Free CyberTours — Friday, March 18
IM—Email is Dead!
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Cindi Trainor, Director, Information Technology, The Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

Today’s librarians use instant messaging programs to communicate with each other, with family, friends, and (gasp) users. Each major program (Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, ICQ) has its own features and can mean managing multiple contact lists. Programs like Trillian allow you to talk to users on several of these chat networks. See these programs in action and learn why you should be using them in your library.
Favelets & Bookmarklets Cybertour
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Michael Sauers, Internet Trainer, BCR

There are many bookmarks/favorites out there that you can add to your browser that will give you single-click access to useful tools. This cybertour covers what’s available, what they do, and how to add them to your browser.
Top 10 Things to Stay Tech Current
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Aaron Schmidt, Reference Librarian, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

This cybertour introduces many key technologies with which libraries and librarians can stay tech current. It includes a variety of technologies such as Instant Messaging (IM), wireless and Really Simple Syndication (RSS), each having its own level of commitment to implement. Leave with plenty of good ideas about keeping your library relevant.
Bates’ Competitive Intelligence Cybertour
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services

Do you need to keep track of your organization’s competitors and the competitive landscape in general? In this fast-paced cybertour, Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Super Searchers Do Business and Super Searchers Cover the World, discusses the top sites for CI through Web research and techniques for competitive intelligence gathering — dumpster-diving not required.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM
– Reception: 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 17, 2005 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM
– Reception: 5:00 PM
Friday, March 18, 2005 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM

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