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March 21 - 23, 2012
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Creating Innovative Libraries

Creating Innovative Libraries is what librarians, systems and information professionals, and teams of other partners and experts do with computers, the internet and cutting edge technology. At Computers in Libraries 2012, the focus is on practices and techniques, technology, and the “secret sauce” or “extra” that creates innovative libraries.

The conference program is filled with ideas, leading edge practices, tips and techniques for creating innovative libraries, engaging communities, as well as designing and delivering strategic services that are of primary importance to our communities. The emphasis is on thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques and skills that build innovative and priority services.

Information Today Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than twenty-five years with Internet Librarian and KMWorld, is pleased to announce the 27th annual Computers in Libraries – the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating all aspects of library technology. Our theme, Creating Innovative Libraries, highlights the creative solutions, technologies and practices that those working with computers in libraries or libraries in computers are dealing with today. The 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 allows us to bring strategic value to our user communities. It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community -- whether it is an academic, corporate, non-profit, public, or school library community.

Pre-conference workshops on Tuesday March 20th and Saturday March 24th cover a wide range of topics, including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy, and introducing the new Drupal: Start to Finish in a Day. There are many half-day workshops topics: technology planning, measures that perform, website usability, designing mobile experiences, screencasting, digital preservation, driving creativity, inno "play" shop, making video and lots more.
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. Now integrated into Computers in Libraries 2012 as Track F on Thursday & Friday, March 22-23. All Computers in Libraries attendees are welcome! Or you may register separately for Internet@Schools only.
Battle Decks: Dead & Innovative Tech
7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Join our evening of fun and music featuring our second "Battle Decks Spectacular!" Also known as "PowerPoint Karaoke," our willing participants make a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the first time live on stage. After a musical interlude, the participants face judgment, with the winner to be determined based on overall awesomeness. Hilarity, along with some learning, is guaranteed for all! And continue the fun at our after-Battle Decks Karaoke party in remembrance of our CIL days in Crystal City!
Computers in Libraries 2012 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 #CILDC.

This year’s Computers in Libraries event features two specialized streams of programs within the conference, each focusing on a different type of library, one is government libraries—in conjunction with FLICC’s Libraries & Emerging Technologies. The other stream featured is for special libraries. [Learn More]
Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing With Research Data
Saturday, 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 Wednesday 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
Wednesday, March 21: 9:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Networking Reception @ 5:00
Thursday, March 22: 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday, 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. in areas set up for tablets, smartphones and ebook readers. There will also be live demos of how to transfer content to ereaders. . Challenge your colleagues and 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, Chad Mairn, Novare Library Services & Royce Kitts, Washburn University, 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

Helene Blowers
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University
Steven Cohen
Law Library Management &

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan

Janie Hermann
Princeton Public Library
Karen Huffman
National Geographic Society

Dick Kaser
Executive Editor
Computers in Libraries

James King
National Institutes of Health Library
Joe Murphy
Yale University

Donna Scheeder
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

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