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Monterey, CA • October 23-25, 2006
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PreConference - Sunday 10/22 General Conference - Monday 10/23 General Conference - Tuesday 10/24
General Conference - Wednesday 10/25 Exhibit Hall Cybertours Internet@Schools West
PreConference Workshops - Saturday, October 21st
Workshop 7 — Teaching Web Search Skills
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Greg Notess, Montana State University, & Author, Teaching Web Search Skills
PreConference Workshops - Sunday, October 22nd

Workshop 8 — Searchers Academy
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. [FULL DAY]
Mary Ellen Bates,
Principal, Bates Information Services
Chris Sherman,
Editor, SearchEngineWatch
Gary Price,
Director, Online Resources,, & Publisher,
Greg Notess, Publisher, Search Engine Showdown
Mary Ellen Bates,
Author, Super Searchers Cover the World & Super Searchers Do Business

Workshop 17 — Wikis: Basics, Tools, & Strategies
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University

Workshop 18 — Creating Online Tutorials in Less Than 30 Minutes
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Greg Notess,
Montana State University

Workshop 19 — Integrating RSS into Your Web Site
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Michael Sauers,
Internet Trainer, BCR

General Conference - Monday, October 23rd
OPENING KEYNOTE — Grabbing Attention: Keeping Pace with Readers & Technology
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. • San Carlos Ballroom
J. A. Jance,
Author, The Edge of Evil & many J. P. Beaumont & Joanna Brady mysteries
Monday, October 23rd — Track A: Information Discovery & Search

Session A101 — Search Engine Report
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chris Sherman, Associate Editor, SearchEngineWatch, Author, Google Power, & Co-Author, The Invisible Web

Session A103 — New Search Strategies: Advanced Techniques, Approaches, & Sources
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Greg Notess,
Montana State University Library, & Publisher,

Monday, October 23rd — Track B: Public Libraries' Future

Session B102 — Delighting PL Users: Personas in Action
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stephen Abram,
VP Innovation, SirsiDynix

Session B103 — Reaching Patrons: Online Outreach for PLs
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sarah Houghton-Jan,
San Mateo Public Library

Session B104 — Web-Based Experience Planning: Creating User-Centered Experience
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
David King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Session B105 — OPAC Tips & Tricks for Improving User Experiences
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Glenn Peterson,
Web Administrator, Hennepin County Library
Nanette Donohue,
Technical Services Manager, Champaign Public Library

Monday, October 23rd — Track C: Digital Strategies for the Information World

Session C101 — Increasing the Use of Online Products
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Peter Simon,
VP, Product Management, NewsBank Inc.
"Five Proven Ways to Increase Use of Paid Online Databases" (PDF)
Lesley Williams,
Head Information Services, Evanston (IL) Public Library
Lare Mischo, Automated Systems/Technical Services Manager, Tacoma (WA) Public Library
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Session C102 — Cultivating Tech-Savvy Library Staff: Competencies & Tips
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sarah Houghton,
Information & Web Services Manager, San Mateo County Library
David King,
Acting IT Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Session C103 — Coping & Designing to Minimize Stress
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
John Kupersmith,
Reference Librarian, University of California, Berkeley
This session was cancelled. Please visit for related information.

Session C105 — The Second Life Library 2.0: Going to Where the Users Are
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lori Bell,
Director of Innovation, Alliance Library System,
Tom Peters,
CEO, TAP Information Services, and
Michael Sauers,
Internet Trainer, BCR

Monday, October 23rd — Track D: Web Design & Development

Session D101 — The Web 2.0 Challenge to Libraries
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Paul Miller,
Technology Evangelist, Talis Information Ltd

Session D102 — Innovative Uses of Web 2.0 Technologies
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Karen Coombs,
Head of Web Services, University of Houston Libraries (UH)
Jason A. Clark,
Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University

Session D105 — Library Redesign: Making the Data Work Harder
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Steve McCann,
Digital Projects Librarian, University of Montana
Amanda Hollister,
Information Technology and Reference Librarian, SUNY Cortland

General Conference - Tuesday, October 24th
Tuesday, October 24th — Track A: Integrating Content

Session A203 — Mashup Applications
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chris Deweese, Internet Applications Developer, Lewis & Clark Library System (LCLS)
John Blyberg, Ann Arbor District Library (AADL)

Session A204 — Delivering Individualized Library Content: Portals & the Future of Library Web Sites
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tom Ipri, Connelly Library, La Salle University

Tuesday, October 24th — Track B: Enterprise Web Strategies & Tools

Session B201 — Determining and Communicating Value
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Joe Matthews, Author, The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value

Session B204 — Web Lessons
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pamela Clark, Director, Corporate R&D, AIG
Pamela Gore, Technical Analyst, HP Labs Research Library
Jenny Spadafora, Community Evangelist, Innovation Lab, Intuit

Session B205 — Intranet Content: Surfacing Full-Text News
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Barrett Jones, International Monetary Fund &
Elena Maslyukova, World Bank


Tuesday, October 24th — Track C: Digital Repositories

Session C202 — Repositories in Action
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Judi Briden, Digital Librarian, Public Services, University of Rochester
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University

Session C203 — Repository Essentials: From Soup to Nuts
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Roy Tennant, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, October 24th — Track D: Social Computing

Sessions D201 & D202 — Podcasting & Videocasting
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library, & Publisher, Open Stacks Weblog
Jill C. Konieczko, Library Director, U.S. News & World Report
Sean Cordes, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Jeff Humphrey, Interactive Media Specialist, INCOLSA
David Free, Public Services Librarian, Georgia Perimeter College
David King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Session D203 — Flickr & Libraries
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Michael Porter, OCLC Western
Fiona Hooten, National Library of Australia
Lluisa Nunez, Universitat de Barcelona
Michael Sauers, BCR


Session D204 — MySpace & Facebook
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aaron Schmidt, Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Cliff Landis, Valdosta State Library


Session D205 — The RSS & JavaScript Cookbook: Creating One Stop
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meredith Farkas, Norwich University &
Paul R. Pival, Distance Education Librarian, University of Calgary

Tuesday, October 24th — Tuesday Evening Session : Scholarship in Chaos!
General Conference - Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, October 25th — Track A: Search Engines
Session A303 — Comparing Book Search Engines
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Greg Notess, Publisher,
Wednesday, October 25th — Track B: Hand-Held Mobile Information

Session B303 — The Mobile Computing Project
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bradley D. Faust, Assistant Dean, University Libraries, Ball State University

Wednesday, October 25th — Track C: Learning & Training

Session C302 — Training Tutorial Tour & Tips
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Greg Notess, Montana State University Library

Session C303 — Learning, Gaming, & Training
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Shu Liu, Metadata Librarian, Colorado State University
HANDOUT: "What Is a Learning Object?" (PDF)
Tammy Allgood, Digital Delivery & Design Librarian, Arizona State University (ASU)

Wednesday, October 25th — Track D: Social Computing

Sessions D301 & D302 — Wikis for Libraries
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Meredith Farkas, Norwich University
Nicole Engard, Web Manager, Jenkins Law Library
- Presentation:
- Article:
- Screenshots:
Mary Carmen Chimato, Head, Access Services, &
Darren Chase, Informatics Librarian, Health Sciences Center Library, Stony Brook University
- An Agreeable Wiki:
Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County Public Library
Chad Boeninger, Ohio University Libraries

Session D304 — Blogging Update: Applications & Tips
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aaron Schmidt,
Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Walter Nelson, Webmaster, RAND Corporation
Karen Coombs, Head, Libraries Web Services, University of Houston

Exhibit Hall Cybertours — Tuesday, October 24th

Wikis: A Beginner’s Look
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University

Exhibit Hall Cybertours — Wednesday, October 25th

Libraries Collaborate to Assist in the Global War on Terrorism
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Greta Marlatt, Homeland Security Digital Library
Brad Robison, Library Director, National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism


Internet@Schools West — Monday, October 23rd

Session S102 — iPods, Audiobooks, E-Books, and More: Empowering Reading Through Your Library
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lynne Webb
and Nadean Meyer, Anacortes High School, Anacortes, WA


Session S103 — Taking the Classroom Global: Online Tools for Global Collaboration
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Emily Kornblut, TIG in Education U.S. Program Manager, TakingITGlobal, New York, NY

Session S105 — Eureka! Public Domain Multimedia Sources
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alix Peshette, Davis USD, Davis, CA

Internet@Schools West — Tuesday, October 24th

Session S201 — Social Networking Sites and Personal Information Engines
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Robert Lackie, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Proceedings Article (PDF)

Session S203 — Teachers, Librarians, and Technology: A Winning Combination!
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Carolyn Brodie and Greg Byerly, Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science, Kent, OH
Substitute speaker: Stephen Abram, VP Innovation, SirsiDynix

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