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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Computers in Libraries 2011
March 21 - March 23, 2011
Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW • Washington DC
Strategic Focus & Value for Library Communities
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Strategic Focus & Value For Library Communities

Whether we are planning or designing services for our library community or delivering services of value to them, we have to align our community's needs, cultures, and opportunities. Learn about the latest trends affecting your community and your clients at Computers in Libraries 2011. The conference program is filled with ideas, innovative practices, tips, and techniques for identifying community needs and opportunities as well as designing and delivering strategic and creative services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on creating strategic value for our user communities and using new web tools to build innovative and priority services.

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for almost 30 years with Internet Librarian and KMWorld, is pleased to announce the 26th annual Computers in Libraries—the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. Our theme, Strategic Focus & Value for Library Communities, encompasses all the challenges, solutions, technologies, and practices that those working with computers in libraries or libraries in computers are dealing with today. This popular and practical conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading-edge technology that is building learning communities, showcasing value, transforming library operations, enabling strategic information products, services, and community roles within all types and sizes of library and information services.

Hear from experts, practitioners, technologists, and strategists—all from the information industry. Computers in Libraries offers five strong program streams each day filled with information sessions, panels, and facilitated discussions; two special streams focused on special and government libraries; plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall hosting sponsors and cybertours. You can participate in sessions relating to information discovery and search, ebooks, web design and development, user experience, K-12 strategies and practices, collaboration, next-generation catalogs, innovation, learning and training, marketing and planning, mobile practices, and more. With over 150 knowledgeable speakers in five simultaneous tracks plus three dynamic keynotes, pre and post conference workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program, Computers in Libraries 2011 is a definite must-attend event. It caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge while providing many exciting networking opportunities—join speakers, authors, and fellow participants in refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.

Computers in Libraries 2011 features two academies—popular 1-day intensive updates by industry leaders—covering the latest searching tips by experts in the field and key hot topics for web managers. A special complimentary offering this year with Purdue University and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is a 1-day workshop on data curation. Sunday, March 20 and Thursday, March 24.
If you are a K—12 library media specialist or school IT professional, this 2-day track sponsored by Internet@Schools magazine is designed just for you. Internet@Schools offers a jam-packed K—12 dedicated program that will help you learn how to leverage the internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise your professional profile and skill set. All Computers in Libraries attendees are welcome! Or you may register separately for Internet@Schools only.
Adding Value in Our Communities: Dead & Innovative Tech
7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
RINGMASTER: Scott Brandt, Purdue University Libraries
Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning
Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University
Amanda Etches-Johnson, McMaster University
Sarah Houghton-Jan, San Rafael Public Library
Aaron Schmidt, Washington, D.C., Public Library
Bill Spence, Information Today
Join our famous evening of fun and learning. Hear from our authors, speakers and Computers in Libraries experts on their views of dead and innovative technologies affecting our libraries and communities now and as we create the future. This year, see if our speakers can give their presentations in a pecha kucha-style lighting round! Open to all. Enjoy cookies, coffee, and lots of laughs.
Computers in Libraries 2010 is all about conversations. So in addition to those you find in the conference sessions, the hallways, and the exhibit hall, you can find more conversation online at the conference blog, and don't forgot to use the Twitter tag #CIL11. #CIL2009 was a top trending Twitter tag worldwide, #CIL2010 trended locally over stiff competition, so let's see how we do in 2011. Tweet away!

This year’s Computers in Libraries event features two specialized streams of programs within the conference, each focusing on a different type of library, government libraries—in conjunction with FLICC’s Libraries & Emerging Technologies. The other stream featured is for special libraries. [Learn More]

Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won't soon forget! Chat about the day's events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the DC area. Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Hilton Washington. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant.
Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing With Research Data
Thursday, March 24 • 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean, Research Libraries
Jake Carlson, Data Research Scientist, Purdue University Libraries
A special complimentary offering this year with Purdue University and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is a one day workshop on data curation. Learn More
Visit the Internet Café in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your email.

Information Today invites all registrants and exhibition visitors to a reception on Monday in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The Computers in Libraries exhibition will feature leading-edge companies offering the visitor a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments, be sure to visit the Computers in Libraries exhibition.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, March 21: 9:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Tuesday, March 22: 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23: 9:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each other’s. See if you are a guitar hero, winning Wii bowler/golfer, or rank as a dancing DDR expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Amy Buckland, McGill University, Scott Nicholson, Author, Everyone Plays at the Library, & Aaron Schmidt, D.C. Public Library, this evening is filled with fun, networking, and of course, learning and laughing. Don't forget to bring your latest gadgets to share and explore. Refreshments included.

Organizing/Reviewing Committee
Jane Dysart
Program Chair
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates

Stephen Abram
Gale Cengage Learning

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan
Susan Geiger
Moreau Catholic High School

David Hoffman
Internet@Schools Magazine

Sarah Houghton-Jan
San Rafael Public Library

Karen Huffman
National Geographic Society

James King
National Institutes of Health Library

Dick Kaser
Executive Editor
Computers in Libraries

Joe Murphy
Yale University

Donna Scheeder
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Aaron Schmidt
District of Columbia Public Library

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