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Monterey, CA • October 29-31, 2007
Monterey Conference Center
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The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Internet Librarian/Internet@Schools.

Free CyberTours
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2007 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it’s first-come, first-served. Join our Net savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites and topics! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the IL 2007 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.
Free CyberTours — Tuesday, October 30th
New Software for Quick Online Tutorials
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Greg R. Notess, Publisher, & Author, Teaching Web Search Skills

As screencasting becomes more common, new tools are making it even easier to create quick tutorials. Come take a peek at some tools — Jing, Demofuse, and Screencast-o-Matic, and explore ways to create quick online demos of your library’s products.
OpenURL Integration 101
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Stephen Cawley, Marketing Manager, Scirus

This cybertour discusses how OpenURL integration helps library users find the shortest path to as many full-text articles as possible. It includes ways to encourage users to conduct searches through engines connected to the information they’re seeking, improving research quality and efficiency.
The Learning Organization Goes Digital
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Dennis Kilian, VP Sales, Safari Books Online

This cybertour looks at how learning organizations are embracing digital content, developing online learning centers and revitalizing the role of the corporate librarian.
Best Tools & Techniques for Local Search
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Marcy Phelps, Phelps Research

Local search can be used for a wide range of purposes, from a simple contact look up to comparing markets. This session covers some of the newest and unexpected resources for uncovering hidden online local information.
Using RSS, Podcasts & XML to Deliver Rich Media Content
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Jason A. Clark & Chad Hutchens, Montana State University Libraries

Traditional methods of distributing library content are failing to keep up with the quickness and accessibility of online distribution models. Google, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon are working to move data to users faster than libraries can. This cybertour takes a look at the new options libraries have for pushing full-text content and other media to where our users are.
Ten Seconds to Photo Perfection with Picasa
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

Learn how to tune your digital images like a pro with Google’s Picasa. Use these simple tools to take your snapshots to the next level—perfecting the crop, lighting and contrast—then publish your photos to the Web or to your blog with a click of a button. All for free!
Web 2.0: Competencies for Library Staff
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Rochelle Carr, Electronic Resources Librarian, Fresno County Public Library

This cybertour focuses on the basic competencies library staff need to not only enjoy the virtual rewards of Web 2.0 themselves, but also help to help patrons. It provides some tips and tricks for helping staff achieve those competencies.
Creative Commons (CC): A Copyright Alternative
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

Sauers talks about a copyright alternative—CC with its idea of “some rights reserved” as set by the content creators themselves. Hear about the principles, how you can easily apply it to your intellectual property, and how to find material that you can legally reuse in the creation of new content.
Facebook Applications for Libraries
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

From the library catalog to JSTOR to flickr photos to bookmarks, librarians are all over Facebook and are using it to bring information to their users there.
Free CyberTours — Wednesday, October 31st
Using Audio & Video for Marketing Library Services
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
Paul Asay, Systems Programmer, Indianna State University Library

This cybertour describes and illustrates real world uses of recording Audio and Video for use in marketing library services, oral histories, and more. It highlights free or inexpensive tools for making a statement to your patrons, streaming to Web sites as well as CD and DVD creation.
ebooks & eInk
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

The Sony eReader PRS500 is the next step in ebook technology featuring the near-print quality eInk technology, weighing in at only 8.8oz/250g and an iTunes-like interface to transferring content. This cybertour introduces this new technology and points out some areas that are in need of improvement all to help you in deciding if finally ebooks are right for your library.
Social Networking for Information Professionals in the Enterprise
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Christian Gray, Safari Books Online

Get a quick overview of social networking for the enterprise, how you can benefit from taking a leadership role in your organization and 10 ways to put Linkedin to work for you today.

Using RSS to Keep Current, Manage Overload and Tame Online Infoclutter
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Jennifer Koerber, Librarian, Boston Public Library

Between library publications, major news outlets and blogs on any topic you can think of, information professionals have thousands of sources for industry news
and professional development. RSS feeds and aggregators offer a way to collect and manage this deluge. Learn how to set up and organize your feed reader to meet the infoclutter challenge!

Conquering Info Overload with Citation Managers
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cliff Landis, Reference Librarian & Facilitator, Valdosta State University

Having trouble keeping up with all the articles you’ve been meaning to get to? Learn how to make the most of citation managers to keep track of citations, store full-text, and share info with colleagues. Includes a quick tour of different tools to help you pick the one that’s right for you.

A Quick Tour of Info Island
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Jill Hurst-Wahl, President, Hurst Associates, Ltd.

This cybertour provides a quick tour of the resources and facilities available on Info Island in Second Life. Seeing is understanding and this tour allows you to see Second Life—and Info Island—for yourself. Info Island was the first land mass purchased for libraries, librarians and library patrons. Since its founding, a growing number of allied islands have joined what is now called the Info Island Archipelago.

Next Generation Library Interfaces
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies & Research, Vanderbilt University

A number of projects and products have emerged to provide library interfaces more capable of satisfying the needs of Web-savvy library users. New models of what constitutes a library catalog have emerged and products are beginning to appear that embody aspects of this new vision. This cybertour provides an overview of the library catalogs and interfaces now available or in development.

Wireless Security: Tips & Resources
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Kanneese Woods, Web Services Librarian, University of Memphis

This cybertour explores the security issues in the wireless environment, shares tips for optimizing wireless security, and provides resources for the latest news on wireless security.

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