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Monterey, CA • October 26 – 28, 2009
Monterey Conference Center
Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices
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Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2009 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 2009 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Tuesday, October 27 2009
Connecting With the Millennium Generation
10:30 AM 10:45 AM

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? 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.

Gallaway's Gaming Goodies
11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Beth Gallaway, Independent Library Consultant, Information Goddess Consulting and Author, Game On! Gaming at the Library

This cybertour presents multimedia web resources for all types of gaming in all types of libraries: informational resources, review sites, and even game design tools. Put the fun into your library with tips from this cybertour.

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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.

Best Sites & Tools for Mobile Devices
12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Gary Price, Co-Founder, INFODocket & FullTextReports

Join our finding expert for tips and tools for getting the most out of your, or your clients’, mobile devices.

Semantic Search in a NextGen Federated Search Engine
1:00 PM 1:15 PM

Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D., Computer Scientist, President, WebLib
Ben Hope, National Institutes of Health Library

Hear about an innovative federated search solution that integrates several cutting-edge technologies in order to provide increased retrieval precision, relevancy, and productivity for its users. This cybertour demonstrates how semantic searching is utilized at every step of the federated search process: automatic query enhancement, semantic search result clustering, information mashups, and more.

Five Tips for Stealth Marketing on the Local Web
1:30 PM 1:45 PM

Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research Inc. Author, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

This cybertour provides tips to use for raising a library’s profile through hyperlocal social networking sites.

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Digital Publishing on a Shoestring
2:00 PM 2:15 PM

John Sarnowski, Director, ResCarta Foundation

This how-to presentation shows you how to start with a digital camera and a scanner, and end with a full website complete with word search capability, OAI-PMH server, and archive stability test. See how to do this in under 20 minutes and all with free downloaded software.

Instructional Podcasting
2:30 PM 2:45 PM

Jason Puckett, Communication Librarian, Georgia State University Library

Podcasting is a low-cost, innovative way to reach out to users and supplement in-person teaching. Get tips on setting up a podcasting program, ideas for content, ways to integrate podcasts with other instructional activities, free and inexpensive podcast technologies, pitfalls to avoid, and incorporating podcasts into iTunes U.

Librarians' Guide to Wikipedia
3:30 PM 3:45 PM

Brenda Hough, Continuing Education Consultant, Northeast Kansas Library System

Clay Shirky said, “Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” Wikipedia has now reached that stage. We take its usage for granted, but what can we learn from its popularity and creation process? Is it redefining knowledge as we know it? This cybertour highlights ways in which Wikipedia is being used, the nitty-gritty details of how it is edited, and discusses implications for information professionals as we design and direct individuals to information sources.

Libraries and the Real-Time Web
4:00 PM 4:15 PM

Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Author, Speaker, Tech Geek

With the increasing amount of real-time information sources on the web (FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook) and new services enabling more and more instant communication (pubsub, CloudRSS), library services need to start thinking about how to deal with the real-time web. Come see what the buzz is about with Jason Griffey as he explains why the real-time web changes library services.

Wednesday, October 28 2009
Web 2.0 Tools for Finding Work
10:30 AM 10:45 AM

Deb Hunt, Library Director, Mechanics' Institute & Principal, Information Edge

Get up-to-speed on Web 2.0 tools, how to utilize them to get the word out about your skills, and how the tools can benefit potential employers and/or clients. This cybertour shares tips and tools for ramping up an independent consulting business or finding another job.

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Tips & Tools for Working Together Digitally
11:00 AM 11:15 AM

Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

Do you work with colleagues who aren’t in your building, or even your city? Come get tips for working on projects or services with people you may never see using free and for fee tools.

Bing Tips!
11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Janie L Hermann, Public Programming Librarian, Princeton Public Library

Hear about what’s new with this browser and learn how to use it to get the most out of your searching.

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