Internet Librarian 2002 Internet Librarian 2002
The Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers
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We are pleased to present the sixth annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition—the ONLY conference designed for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing 'Net & Web-based strategies in their roles as information searchers, guides, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators and organizers, product developers, and more. As the premier tools for information managers and librarians, 'Net technologies are the focus of this conference. It provides an active forum for our excellent speakers to explore the exciting range of issues and challenges facing information professionals today as well as an opportunity for you to network with other leading-edge Internet librarians.

Program Chair

Jane I. Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates

Organizing/Review Committee

Stephen Abram, Micromedia ProQuest

D. Scott Brandt, Purdue University Libraries

Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan

Richard Geiger,San Francisco Chronicle

Susan Geiger, Moreau Catholic High School

Doris Helfer, California State University

Mary Lee Kennedy, Editor, Intranet Professional

Barbara Quint, Editor, Searcher

Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE

Ferdi Serim, Editor, MultiMedia Schools

@ Internet Librarian 2002

Our 6th year brings a new venue—Palm Springs—and new media sponsors. However, the excellence of the conference program has not changed. The 6th annual Internet Librarian conference is a mixture of leading-edge ideas, tools, expert speakers, and exciting new events—all focused on information professionals and Internet-related technologies.

Internet Librarian 2002 features 4 fabulous keynote sessions, 100+ dynamic speakers in 4 simultaneous tracks, plus more than 20 in-depth learning events and workshops, a fun and informative evening session, Cybertours, and much more.

In addition to the extensive three-day conference program, Internet Librarian 2002 also offers great dining opportunities and receptions in the exhibit hall. Please take the time to read through the program. We're sure you'll find it to be the most extensive and exciting technology event ever put together for librarians and information professionals. We hope to see you in Palm Springs in November!

Free Cybertours & Info Drive Thrus
The Internet Librarian 2002 Exhibit Hall hosts a schedule of Cybertours and Information Drive Throughs by leading experts on many different subjects. For more details, see the sneak preview on page 5 and watch the Web site at for more details.

School librarians and media center specialists are at the forefront of critical initiatives to use the Internet to improve K-12 learning skills and teaching strategies. Sponsored by the Gale Group, NCS Learn, and MultiMedia Schools magazine, Internet@Schools is co-located with Internet Librarian 2002, and organized to address school librarians' practical concerns, strategies, and applications, and to share tools and techniques. Internet@Schools, is a 2-day, intensive, focused conference designed especially for school librarians and media center specialists.

Super Searchers Unite!
Join the world's top searchers for an information-intensive and fun-filled evening hearing secrets and tips from the authors and editors of the Super Searcher book series. Hosted by Reva Basch, executive editor of the Super Searcher books, this extraordinary event brings together experts who will share their favorite research tips, stories, and tactics for staying current, searching effectively, and dealing with constant change. For more details click here.

The Internet Librarian 2002 exhibition features over 70 booths, offering visitors a choice of products covering all aspects of Internet technologies, including content providers, online services, software, document and Web delivery systems, search engines, and more. If you're looking for 'Net solutions, evaluating competing systems, keeping up-to-date with the newest 'Net products and developments, be sure to visit the Internet Librarian 2002 exhibition.

Two Days of Workshops!!
Preconference workshops on Sunday November 3rd and postconference workshops on Thursday November 7th cover a wide range of topics for Internet librarians. Two intensive learning events, Searchers Academy and the newly developed Web Managers Academy, are full-day workshops on Monday, November 3rd. Half-day workshops include Information Architecture & Content Management; Improving the Business Value of the Intranet; Teaching Web Searching; Digital Library Collections & Services; Virtual Reference 101; Information Audit; Working with Adult Learners; Writing for the Wired Web; Current Awareness Strategies; Security, Web Research; Portal Taxonomies; Information Shifting, and more.

Free Receptions & Dine Arounds
Information Today, Inc. invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition attendees to a special Exhibit Hall opening reception on Monday November 4th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This will be a great time to gather with fellow Internet librarians and the suppliers you rely on to provide key services to your organizations. Renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere. For further networking opportunities check out the Web site,, and the online registration area for our dine around groups.

Internet librarians face daily challenges as the Internet changes the jobs and expectations of our patrons and clients—and influences what we do and how we work. Internet Librarian 2002 has been carefully planned to help you take your Internet skills to the next level and to get acquainted with new technologies that will help you stay at the leading edge of your organization.

Program Highlights
Mix and match among four simultaneous tracks to maximize your three days at Internet Librarian! Each of the tracks, feature daily themes to highlight important topics. Choose the tracks and sessions that meet your special interests and take new tips, tools, techniques, and strategies back to your library or information center. This year's conference has been built around these key themes:

Sponsored by: Gale GroupNCS LearnMultiMedia Schools

A co-located 2-day conference that addresses the practical concerns, strategies, and applications, and the tools and techniques of librarians and school media specialists who use the Internet to improve learning in K-12 schools.

Sponsored by: SearcherONLINE

Searchers & Search Strategies
Virtual Services
Search Engines

This 3-day track is sponsored by the two leading magazines in the field and populated by their stellar writers and columnists. It covers the topics of searching strategies and techniques, search engines, and how to help others navigate the Net by using virtual services.

Sponsored by: Intranet ProfessionalKMWorld

Intranets & Portals
Knowledge-Sharing Applications
Future Focus

What could be more important for Internet librarians than internal applications of their skills? The first 2 days of this 3- day track of programs focus on the technology, tools, and applications for creating and using successful intranets and portals. The third day looks at key strategies necessary for Internet librarians to continue their success in the future.

Sponsored by: EContent

DRM: Promise, Threat, or Tool for Libraries?
E-Learning & Training

This 3-day track focuses on digital rights management, digitization, and content management, as well as the training and e-learning necessary to develop skills for dealing with the increasing amount of e-content available.

Sponsored by: Computers in Libraries

Web Design & Development
Wireless Web World
Web Operations & Opportunities

Our world as Internet librarians is integrally connected to the Internet and the Web. What can we expect in the year to come? This 3-day stream of programs looks at the latest in Web design, development, and usability, as well as wireless applications and systems and operations that are changing in our Web and library worlds.

Information Today, Inc.
143 Old Marlton Pike • Medford, NJ 08055
Phone: 609/654-6266 • Fax: 609/654-4309
Internet Librarian 2002