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Librarians and Information Managers

Monterey, CA • October 26 – 28, 2009
Monterey Conference Center
Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices
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Conference Overview
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
We are pleased to present the 13th 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

Megan Fox
Jobs for the Future

Richard Geiger
Information & News Consultant

Sarah Houghton-Jan
San Jose Public Library

Deb Hunt
Information Edge

Ann Jacobsen
Naval Postgraduate School

Marydee Ojala
Editor, ONLINE magazine

Barbara Quint
Editor-in-Chief, Searcher Magazine

Donna Scheeder
Law Library of Congress

Aaron Schmidt
District of Columbia Public Library

Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation & Practices
We live and work in challenging times. How can our digital practices solve our current dilemmas? Our conference theme, ‘Net Initiatives for Tough Times: Digital Publishing, Preservation, & Practices, emphasizes creative and innovative internet techniques and practices being used in library and information services to meet today’s challenges — the many creative ways in which information is published, accessed and shared by libraries, information professionals and their communities. The conference highlights focuses on exciting new initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, fresh ideas for traditional and emerging roles and values of information professionals, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today’s information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways.

Internet Librarian 2009 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with four simultaneous tracks plus many workshop and networking opportunities. Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2009 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. This conference encourages you to bring and share your ideas and champion new practices—this is where ideas and action come together, where innovation ignites.

We look forward to seeing you in Monterey in October!
Interactive Networking Events
Library Camp Monterey @ Monterey Public Library
Saturday, October 24 — 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us at the Monterey Public Library for an interactive discussion about people, technology, and libraries. Bring your war stories and your questions and be prepared to share—this is definitely NOT a “sage on the stage” event. (PowerPoints are forbidden!) This unstructured conversation may range from web development to info commons to everything in between which affects all types of libraries. For more information see the Library Camp Monterey conference wiki page.

Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
Sunday, October 25 — 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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 26th from 5:00 – 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.

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 IL2009 and I@SW2009.

The Internet Librarian 2009 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]
Tuesday Evening Session
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Battle Decks
Join our evening of fun and music featuring our first-ever “Battle Decks Spectacular!” Also known as “PowerPoint Karaoke,” our willing participants make a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the first time live on stage. After a fantastic musical interlude, the participants face judgment, with the winner to be determined based on overall awesomeness. Hilarity, along with some learning, is guaranteed for all!
Two Days of Workshops!!
Pre-conference workshops on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, October 24 & 25 cover a wide range of topics including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy. There are many half-day workshops topics: Technology Strategy Planning, Developers’ Den, Technology Training, Podcasting & Videocasting, Digital Photography, Screencasting, Digital Natives, Focus Groups, Twitter, Social Media Optimization, Getting Grants, Website Usability, and more.
Saturday Workshops Sunday Workshops


Digital Publishing, Preservation, & Practices
Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer, and VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Monday, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Libraries of the Future: Places of Desire
Paul Holdengraber, Director, Public Programs, New York Public Library
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Growing & Grown-Up Digital: Net-Gen Speaks
Stephen Abram, VP, Innovation, SirsiDynix & President, SLA
Kylie Batlin
Katie Burton
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Mobile Gadgets & Apps
Megan Fox, Associate Director, Library, Simmons College
Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) & Publisher,
Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist & Strategy Guide, American Library Association & Publisher,
Barbara Fullerton, Manager of Librarian Relations, 10K Wizard Technologies
Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale University
Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

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