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Computers in Libraries 2007
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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Computers in Libraries 2007 April 16 - 18, 2007
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA
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A CD-ROM is available for purchase through The Digital Record (
The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Computers in Libraries.
Orders are shipped approximately 6 weeks after the event.

Free CyberTours
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Computers in Libraries 2007 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.
Tuesday, April 17 Wednesday, April 18
Exhibit Hall Hours
Free CyberTours — Tuesday, April 17
Wikis: A Beginner’s Look
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Chad F. Boeninger, Reference & Instruction Technology Coordinator, Ohio University Libraries

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.
Best Tools & Techniques for Local Search
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Marcy Phelps, Phelps Research

Local search can be used for a wide range of purposes, from a simple contact look up to comparing markets. This session covers some of the newest and unexpected resources for uncovering hidden online local information.
Federated Searching 2.0
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Brad Gernand, Library Manager, Institute for Defense Analyses, Science & Technology Policy Institute

Presented by SydneyPLUS International

Discover how federated searching can broadcast queries across a wide range of databases, creating a one-search solution. Drawing on his experiences implementing this type of technology, Brad Gernand talks about how this tool fits into the idea of Library 2.0, giving users access to a "virtual collection" that extends beyond the library.
Podcasting 101: Easy Audio Casting
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
David Free, Public Services Librarian, Georgia Perimeter College

Our experienced podcaster, talks about podcasting – what it is and why librarians would be interested in this new technology and media. He illustrates the technology and provides examples and links of interest.
Ten Tips for Teaching 2.0 Classes at a Public Library
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Janie L. Hermann, Technology Training Librarian, Princeton Public Library

Are you thinking about teaching blogging, Flickr, RSS and other 2.0 technologies? Princeton Public Library has been successfully teaching a wide array of 2.0 classes for over a year. Come learn how it does it and how you can do it too.
Market Research to Fit Your Budget
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Marcy Phelps, Phelps Research

Are you working on a tight budget? Does your team need their research both fast and cheap? Learn from our research specialist about tips and sites for online market research that don’t cost a bundle.
15 Minutes to Creating Library Groupies
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services

Do you want to create fanatical loyalty among your clients or patrons? Mary Ellen Bates provides a whirlwind tour of tips for creating the kind of loyalty usually enjoyed only by rock stars and Kate Winslet.
Using Interactive Web Conferencing Software to Teach in Two Places at the Same Time
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Pam Enrici, Medical Librarian, University of Minnesota (UM)
Sharon Brown, Trainer, National Training Center & Clearinghouse

This session illustrates using an interactive Web conferencing software (Breeze—now Acrobat Connect) to do hands-on teaching of PubMed, the NLM Gateway and in two separate locations at the same time. See snippets of the sessions, hear highlights of setting up in two locations and a discussion of the pros and cons of using an interactive Web conferencing software to teach.
Attracting Youth: Animation Stations
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Matt Gullett, Emerging Technology Manager, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

This talk and demo discusses the need to pay attention to the desires of our youth/teens who want to create and participate in developing their experiences. It shares the who, what, why, when, etc. of doing full motion and stop motion animated movies and storytelling in libraries.
Free CyberTours — Wednesday, April 18
Five Freebies in 15 Minutes
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Janie L. Hermann, Technology Training Librarian, Princeton Public Library

The number of free services, sites and downloads on the Web is multiplying monthly at an astonishing rate in a new era of Internet innovation fueled by Web 2.0 and social software. This session highlights some of the hottest freebies currently available online for no cost and demonstrates how you can use them in your library.
Content Management & the Library
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mike McKenney, ILS Software Engineer, Pierce County Library System

This session provides tips for improving content management, specifically integrating a search engine (SE) into an existing content management system. McKenney illustrates how the Polaris SE works in the public library.
Business Info Online: Super Searcher Strategies
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services &

The 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.
Internet Map Resources
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Ran Hock, Online Strategies

There’s a wide world of maps out there on the Web. This cybertour provides a sampling of what’s available, including historical maps, thematic maps, route planners, interactive maps, and more—for research, for travel, and just for fun.
Social Networking Sites: What, How & Why
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Amanda Etches-Johnson, User Experience Librarian, McMaster University Libraries

You’ve heard the hype behind MySpace & Facebook. Now get the real goods on what these sites are all about, how they work, and why libraries should care!
RSS Readers
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University

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.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, April 16: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17: 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM
Wednesday, April 18: 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM

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