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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Computers in Libraries 2009 March 30 - April 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Wikis 101: A Beginner's Look
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Chad Boeninger, Head of Reference & Business Librarian, Ohio University

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 envi

The Portable Library: Mobile Library Apps
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Jason A. Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Head of Digital Access and Web Services, Montana State University Libraries

There is an opportunity for libraries to get on our users’ common web paths and to create mobile library apps that allow users to have basic library search functions in these new user
environments.  Live applications from MSU Libraries illustrate: a Google Gadget that allows gateway searching for library journals, books, and articles and a series of OpenSearch plugins that let patrons search library content from within the web browser. Come learn about the simple steps you can take to make these widgets and research tools happen at your library

Business Info Online: Super Searcher Strategies
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

Author of many online research books, Bates provides tips for conducting business research online, and staying current on new business and finance information.

Scholarly Communication
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

James King, Information Architect, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health Past President, DC Chapter of SLA

This cybertour looks at the current and potential landscape of scholarly communication, examining the impact of digital journals, online reference tools, institutional repositories, open access journals and mandates, massive digitization efforts, and the shift to online-only resource delivery.

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QRCodes: 2 Dimensional Mobile Phone Readable Barcodes
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Bonnie Peirce, Head, Children’s Services, Dover Town Library B3OK

The new cybertour in this time period is: Top Public Library Websites

Anyone can create them, anyone can decode them, & they are free.  Most commonly they are printed on objects but they can be created out of any material.  They can contain up to 7096 characters and can convey text, images, video, audio, email, etc. They are being used around the world as a way to connect the physical, digital, and mobile worlds in an instant and interactive way.  They allow people to access or share knowledge, information, or culture at points.  Come learn more about opportunities for libraries.

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Top Public Library Websites
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Zeth Lietzau, Manager, Digital User Experience & Community Technology Center, Denver Public Library

This fast-paced cybertour highlights active public library web sites who are utilizing web 2.0 tools to engage their audiences.

Learning From Logs
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Elizabeth M Edwards, Reference/Technology Librarian, Gelman Library, George Washington University

This cybertour provides tips and examples for conducting an evaluation project to map the progression of IM reference service, identify training opportunities, stimulate transformative
discussions and challenge service expectations.

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Organization 2.0
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

This talk looks at the characteristics of the “organization 2.0” and how libraries are recreating their structures and processes to thrive in a new environment.

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OPAC Interface: GLOM (Groovy List of Materials)
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Guy Dobson, Internet Services Librarian, Bergen County Cooperative Library System

Have a look at a FRBRized display of an OPAC hit list.  It’s important to be sure that your search is finding what you want to find and this illustration provides tips on customizing your interface.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Connecting With the Millennium Generation
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

How do you relate with the Millennium Generation who constantly interact, form networks, gather information and assess reliability of information, particularly through the use of social
network sites such as Facebook and MySpace. We explore ideas on what types of information services will be relevant to the new generation of workers, and how info pros can build
a presence in the social network sites that the Millennium Generation use, in order to effect relevant outreach to this group.

What's New in Second Life's Info Island International
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

This cybertour provides a quick tour of the resources and facilities available on Info Island International in Second Life. Seeing is understanding, so join us and view the main hub of
the Info Island Archipelago where libraries, educational institutions and other cultural organizations reside. Come see where libraries, librarians, and library patrons are calling their virtual home.

Customizing Web OPAC's for Organizations
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Christopher J. Connell, Information Integration Analyst, Library, Institute for Defense Analyses

Hear how one library customized its library interface for the organization, including a “terms of use statement” for online materials.

Podcasting 101: Easy Audio Casting
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Greg Schwartz, Library Systems Manager, Louisville Free Public Library

Our experienced podcaster, talks about podcasting – what is it and why librarians are interested in this technology and media. He illustrates the technology and provides examples and
links of interest.

Learning From Research in Library Website Design
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Dr. Frank Cervone, Managing Partner, Cervone and Associates

Best practice for website design has evolved and changed significantly. Learn about some of the latest research in usability and how it applies to the changing information needs of our
users as well as the use of evidence-based practice as a means for easing organizational acceptance of change in website functionality.

Health Search Engines & Knowledge Bases
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D., Computer Scientist, President, WebLib

After sex, health is one of the most searched topics on the Web. The best consumer health search engines tap into high quality trusted information sources on the web. This session highlights the best tools and search techniques in the health field.

Education & Business in Virtual Worlds
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Jill Hurst-Wahl, Director, LIS & School Media Programs, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

This cybertour focuses on what our institutions are doing in virtual worlds, with tips on how librarians can assist

Ten Tips for Teaching 2.0 Classes
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Janie L Hermann, Public Programming 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 three years. Come learn how they do it and how you can do it too.

Pimp My Twitter: Tips & Tricks
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Christa Burns, Special Projects Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

So you know how to use the basics of Twitter, but are you getting the most out of microblogging posts by others?  Learn how you can use Twitter feeds from conferences, and more.

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