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Monterey, CA • November 15-17, 2004
Monterey Conference Center,
Portola Plaza Hotel & Monterey Marriott
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Free Exhibit Hall CyberTours
Tuesday, November 16th
Bates’ Competitive Intelligence Cybertour
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Service

Do you need to keep track of your organization’s competitors and the competitive landscape in general? In this fast-paced cybertour, Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Super Searchers Do Business and Super Searchers Cover the World, discusses the top sites for CI through Web research and techniques for competitive intelligence gathering —dumpster-diving not required.
Top 10 Things to Stay Tech Current
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Aaron Schmidt,
Reference Librarian, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

This cybertour introduces many key technologies with which libraries and librarians can stay tech current. It includes a variety of technologies such as Instant Messaging (IM), wireless and Really Simple Syndication (RSS), each having its own level of commitment to implement. Leave with plenty of good ideas about keeping your library relevant.
Online Trends from the CyberCorner
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Service

What’s happening in the online world? What’s on the horizon for info pros? What should we be studying, thinking about, and using? Mary Ellen Bates, industry expert and author of Building & Running a Successful Research Business, shares her opinions in this cybertour of the top 10 trends to watch for in the online world.
Favelets & Bookmarklets Cybertour
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Michael Sauers,
Internet Trainer, BCR

There are many bookmarks/favorites out there that you can add to your browser that will give you single-click access to useful tools. This cybertour covers what’s available, what they do, and how to add them to your browser.
Portal Implementation Challenges
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Marlene Vogelsang,
Resource Specialist, Pacific Energy Center, Pacific Gas & Electric

Join us for an inside look at a library designed portal for PG & E business and residential customers on how to save money on energy costs, energy safety information, and important regulations using EOS.Web & ASP-hosted EOS e-Library service.
A Dozen Search Engine "Shortcuts"
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Ran Hock,
Online Strategies

Hear from the author of the new book, The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook, and learn to amaze and mystify your friends and colleagues with some neat, quick, useful, and unusual shortcut tricks that you can perform in the search boxes of Google, Yahoo, and Ask Jeeves.
Wednesday, November 17th
Audio Tips for Future Service
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Aaron Schmidt,
Reference Librarian, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

While cassettes and CDs are still the prominent method of delivering audio to our patrons, learn how one library system and one library in Illinois are providing the same content in mp3 format as well as lending out the players for patron use.
Graphical Data Visualization
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Michael Sauers,
Internet Trainer, BCR

The future is not text-based. Today search engines and databases are experimenting with methods of representing data in a graphical form. These methods not only show you the results but the relationships between the results. Sauers introduces the world of graphical data with live examples and provides tips for getting the most out of graphical data.
20 Roles for Librarians in E-Learning
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Stephen Abram,
Vice President, Innovation, Sirsi Corporation

Outlines the opportunities for librarians to integrate information and research services into e-learning and distance educations events, pilots and projects. Identifies sites and sources to spark your interest and knowledge.
Quick, Easy & Cheap Digital Panoramic Tours
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jeff Wisniewski,
Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

This cybertour outlines the steps involved in creating digital panoramic tours of library spaces, discusses hardware and software needs, and highlights unique uses and innovative applications of this technology. From library instruction to fundraising, see how these virtual tours can benefit both the library and its users in a number of unique ways.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, November 15
Grand Opening Reception
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16 9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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