Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information
sessions for all Computers in Libraries 2006 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 2006 Exhibit Hall at the
Writing for Info Pros 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor/Books, Information Today, Inc. &
Author, The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide & The Librarian’s Guide to
Writing for Publication
Interested in writing an article? a book? Find out more about your options for
writing for Information Today. Hear tips, thoughts and experiences from an experienced
information industry writer and editor.
Research Asset Management 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Vincent Scarinci, Product Manager, Inmagic
In today’s information economy “we are all researchers.” Using client case studies,
this session discusses successful strategies for consolidating information and
bringing unity to diverse internal and external content. It discusses how these
clients are leveraging the knowledge and skills of information professionals to
actively manage their content in order to bring insight to research assets.
Business Info Online: Super Searcher Strategies 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services
Author of six online research books, including Super Searchers Cover the World
and Mining for Gold on the Internet, Bates provides tips for conducting business
research online, and staying current on new business and finance information.
Full-text book searching of books still under copyright is now available from
Amazon and Google Print. Yet limitations abound. Discover how to most effectively
search within these two collections and explore other strategies for finding
the full text of books online.
Optimizing Your Web Presence 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Rea Devakos, T-Space Service Co-ordinator, Information Technology
Services, University of Toronto Libraries
Presents 10 techniques for optimizing your Web presence based on experiences
with university portals.
European Stats: Design & Search Tips 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Bernard Le Goff, Internet Strategy & User Support, Statistical Methods &
Tools Directorate; Dissemination Eurostat, Commission of the European
This cybertour is filled with tips for navigating the new Eurostat portal with highlights
of Web design and search techniques for getting the statistics you want.
Free CyberTours — Thursday, March 23
Jobs for Librarians & Info Pros 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor/Books, Information Today, Inc. & Author, The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide & The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication
As the publisher of a comprehensive Web site featuring online job resources
for librarians and information professionals, our speaker provides tips for finding
jobs and staffing libraries.
Blogs for Managing Content 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sabrina Pacifici, Law Librarian & Editor/Publisher, LLRX.com & bespacific.com
This cybertour provides tips and techniques for creating and maintaining knowledge
resources for general dissemination as well as for individual use. It looks
at the use of blogs as a light content management system for enterprise-wide,
public, or personal blogs.
Planning Digital Services 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Rea Devakos, T-Space Service Co-ordinator, Information Technology
Services, University of Toronto Libraries
Involving staff in planning digital services can be a challenge. Using experiences
from repository and reference services, our speaker focuses on lessons learned
and tips for planning in your environment.
Wikis: A Beginner’s Look 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University
Meet the creator of the “Unofficial” wiki for Computers in Libraries 2006. Hear
about great ways that wikis can be used in libraries and the information industry.
Learn about resources for creating your own wiki and tips for making them
successful in your environment.
Three Desktop Productivity Tools from Yahoo! 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author, Yahoo! to the Max
A look at three free tools from Yahoo! that can make your life easier: Calendar,
Briefcase, Notepad. Hear great tips from a Yahoo expert.
Podcasting: Easy Audio Casting 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library & Publisher, Open Stacks
Our experienced podcaster talks about podcasting—what is it and why librarians
would be interested in this new technology and media. He illustrates the
technology and provides examples and links of interest.
Free CyberTours — Friday, March 24
Planning in a Digital World 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Andrea Specchialo, SydneyPLUS International
This session presents case studies of SydneyPLUS clients who are successfully
managing and distributing information in the digital age. It looks at how special
libraries in the legal and medical fields organize and distribute content to
their end users, and presents tips for implementation and setting up measures
A Quick View of Visualization Search Engines 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author, The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to
Web Search Engines
Some surprising search tools that give you a radically different view of search
A Dozen Search Engine “Shortcuts” 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Ran Hock, Online Strategies & Author, The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to
Web Search Engines
Hear from our expert and learn to amaze and mystify your friends and colleagues
with some neat, quick, useful, and unusual shortcut tricks that you can perform
in the search boxes of Google, Yahoo!, and Ask Jeeves.
RSS Readers 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology,
Trying to select an RSS reader but simply overwhelmed by the possibilities?
Join this cybertour for a quick overview of some of the readers available today
and learn which packages are best for your set of needs.