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Monterey, CA • October 20 – 22, 2008
Monterey Conference Center
Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices
Conference Overview Final Program Conference at a Glance [PDF]
Exhibitor List Speaker List Free Cybertours
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Conference Overview
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
We are pleased to present the 12th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition — the ONLY conference designed for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Net- and Web-based strategies in their roles as information searchers, 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. Internet Librarian 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.
Organizing/Review Committee

Stephen Abram

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan

Richard Geiger
San Francisco Chronicle

Richard Hulser

Marydee Ojala
Editor, ONLINE magazine

Barbara Quint
Editor-in-Chief, Searcher Magazine

Donna Scheeder
Law Library of Congress

Aaron Schmidt
North Plains Public Library

Michael Stephens
Dominican University
Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices
Web 2.0 tools and practices, web services, social media, and new platforms of social computing are enabling libraries and information professionals to interact with their clients and communities in new and exciting ways. New tools and processes have ignited creative integrated content mashups, specialized and personalized services for community segments, and exciting new techniques for dealing with voluminous information flows, including user-generated content. Our conference theme, Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices, captures leading-edge online initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today’s information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways, and more.

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that will allow us to tame the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance the information and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2008 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading edge information professionals in all types of environments—leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in creative and exciting ways.

We look forward to seeing you in Monterey in October!
Free Cybertours!
Our popular information-rich cybertours are again featured in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday! A wide range of topics will include Tour of Second Life’s Info Island, Vertical Search Engines, Quality Internet Resources, Twitter 101, Microformats, Advocacy Through Search Engines, and more. Click here for the schedule.
Interactive Networking Events
Sunday Evening Program
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each others’. See if you are a guitar hero, winning Wii bowler/golfer, or rank as a dancing DDR expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Aaron Schmidt and Erik Boekesteijn, this evening is not only filled with fun, networking, and of course, learning and laughing but it introduces a new library game developed and designed by high school students in the Netherlands. See Dark Ink’s world premiere!
Refreshments included.

Opening Reception
Information Today Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to a special Exhibit Hall opening reception on Monday, October 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies,and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) will be presenting it's 9th annual AIIP Technology Award on Tuesday prior to Danny Sulllivan's keynote talk. At 8:55 a.m., Cynthia Shamel, AIIP Past President and Principal of Shamel Information Services, will present the award to a company or individual that produces information products (databases, web organizers, internet sites), a new or revamped product or technology that helps information professionals with their day-to-day operations in locating, analyzing and organizing information.
Informal Dine Arounds
Plan dinner with your colleagues. CLICK HERE to register online.

Check it out for conference tips, networking, sightseeing, and more!

Watch for news and updates about the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at
The “tags” for this year's Internet Librarian and Internet@Schools West will be IL2008 and I@SW2008.

The Internet Librarian 2008 exhibition features leading-edge companies, 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. [Exhibitor List]
Internet Café
Visit the Internet Cafe in the Exhibit Hall during regular exhibit hours to check your e-mail.
Sponsored By

Tuesday Evening Session
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Good Internet Librarian Practices Worldwide
Erik Boekesteijn & Jaap van de Geer, Delft Public Library

Join the Shanachie Tour and hear about the latest excursions and findings from libraries around the world - Jamaica, the Netherlands, North America, and more! Over coffee and cookies, be inspired by the Shanachie group’s enthusiasm and video skills and learn about some exciting practices around the world.
Free and open to all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibit visitors. Click here for more information.
Two Days of Workshops!!
Preconference workshops on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, October 18 & 19 cover a wide range of topics including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy, as well as Academic Library 2.0. There are many half-day workshops topics: Project Management, Creating Online Tutorials, Ajax, Podcasting & Videocasting, Innovation, Training, RSS, Gaming, Social Networks, DigitalPhotography, Open Source, and more.
Saturday Workshops Sunday Workshops


2.0 and the Internet World
Howard Rheingold, Educator, Consultant, & Author, Smart Mobs
Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Search Engine Land: What’s Happening Out There?
Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Social Media & Networked Technologies: Research & Insights
Danah Boyd, Ph.D. student, School of Information at Berkeley & Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Learning & Play in a Social & Mobile World
Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Director, Rochester Institute of Technology Lab for Social Computing
Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Media Sponsors: Computers in Libraries Information Today
Multimedia & Internet@Schools Searcher Online Magazine

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