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Monterey, CA • October 20 – 22, 2008
Monterey Conference Center
Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices
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Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2008 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics and 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 2008 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Tuesday, October 21
Business Info Online: Super Searcher Strategies
10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

Author of six online research books, Bates provides tips for conducting business research online and staying current on new business and finance information.

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Chrome 101: Google's New Browser
11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides, Founder of Library Technology Guides

Come and hear the highlights of Google’s new browser, Chrome, and why you may or may not want to use it. Join this up-to-the-minute briefing which is filled with insights and tips.

Drupal 101
12:00 PM 12:15 PM

Amanda Etches, Head, Discovery & Access, University of Guelph

Drupal is a free, open source web content management system that has been gaining interest in the library world. Drupal offers a flexible  modular configuration that allows website creators to incorporate functionality such as content description, blogs, forums, tagging, groups, and more! This intro gives you the basics on drupal and demos some drupal-based library websites.

Connecting With the Millennium Generation
12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

How do you relate with the Millennium Generation who constantly interact, form networks, gather information and assess reliability of information, particularly through the use of social network sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Come explore ideas on what types of information services will be relevant to the new generation of workers and how info pros can build a presence in the social network sites that the Millennium Generation use in order to effect relevant outreach to this group.

Microformats: Big Ideas in Small Packages
1:00 PM 1:15 PM

Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Microformats are a set of simple open data formats used to describe people, events, and things that humans can read and from which computers can also read and extract information. Learn what microformats are all about, see how to create information in microformat format using easy online tools, and learn about the benefits of making microformats part of your website today!

Web 2.0 for Faster Government Information
1:30 PM 1:45 PM

Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress

This cybertour looks at the cool Web 2.0 tools and government information resources that can help you to keep up with the huge amounts of government information available today.

Libraries of the Future
2:00 PM 2:15 PM

Ms Mary Auckland O.B.E., Independent Consultant & Trainer

This cybertour discusses an initiative launched by the U.K.’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as part of its mission to provide world-class leadership in the innovative use of ICT (information, communications and technology) to support education and research.

Using RSS, Podcasts, & XML to Deliver Rich-Media Content
2:30 PM 2:45 PM

Jason A. Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Head of Digital Access and Web Services, 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.

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A Quick Tour of Info Island
3:30 PM 3:45 PM

Rhonda Trueman, Access Services Librarian, Learning Resources Center, Northwest Florida State College

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.

Twitter Tips & Tricks
4:00 PM 4:15 PM

Michael P Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Technology & Access Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Christa Burns, Special Projects Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

So you know how to use the basics of Twitter, but are you getting the most out of microblogging posts by others? Learn how you can use Twitter feeds from conferences, and more.

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Wednesday, October 22
Social Networks for Business/Professional Use
10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Hear how social network tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, Plaxo, and Naymz are being used for business/professional use, while others like MySpace are NOT useful in this context. Looks at unique characteristics and provides tips for getting the most out of these tools.

Organization 2.0
11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

This talk looks at the characteristics of the “organization 2.0” and how libraries are recreating their structures and processes to thrive in a new environment.

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New Roles for Info Pros
11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Ruth A Kneale, Systems Librarian, ATST, National Solar Observatory

This cybertour looks at some of the interesting roles and jobs that information professionals have these days. Join us and be inspired!

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