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North America’s Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
October 25 – 27, 2010
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA
Insights, Imagination & Info Pros: Adding Value
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Conference Overview
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
We are pleased to present the 14th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition — the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing internet, intranet, and web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers and information specialists.
Organizing/Review Committee

Stephen Abram

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan

Megan Fox
Jobs for the Future

Sarah Houghton-Jan
San Jose Public Library

Deb Hunt
Information Edge

Ann Jacobsen
Naval Postgraduate School

Joe Murphy
Yale University

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

Jeff Wisniewski
University of Pittsburgh

Insights, Imagination, & Info Pros: Adding Value
In challenging times we need as many insights and ideas as we can find to ignite our imaginations and to invent intuitive and important services for our communities. Information Today’s 14th annual Internet Librarian, is definitely the place to find those insights and ideas for adding value in many ways. This conference emphasizes creative and innovative internet techniques and practices being used in library and information services to meet today’s challenges. It encourages the nimbleness and flexibility needed to meet the new issues raised by the internet with creative solutions that will cement our place in our communities for the next 500 years! The conference highlights leading edge practices and 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 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. In other words, the conference presents hundreds of ways to add value to the internet for many different communities.
Internet Librarian 2010 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. Internet Librarian 2010 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading edge information professionals in all types of environments who are 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!

Free Cybertours!
Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2010 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 2010 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Special Saturday AM Program
Saturday, October 23 — 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us at the Monterey Public Library for an interactive discussion about using insights and imagination as info pros to add value in our communities. We’ll talk about people, technology, and libraries, so 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 presence to user experience to info commons to everything in between that affects all types of libraries.

Two Days of Workshops!!
Preconference workshops on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, October 23rd & 24th cover a wide range of topics including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy. There are many half-day workshop topics: Technology Planning, Designing Mobile Experiences, WordPress for Libraries, Migrating to Drupal, Planning, Videocasting, Managing Online Personas, HTML5, Screencasting, Designing Digital User Spaces, the new Web Developer’s Boot Camp, and lots more.
Saturday Workshops Sunday Workshops

Sunday, October 24 — 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, Jenny Levine and Erik Boekesteijn, this evening is filled with fun, networking, and of course, learning and laughing. Refreshments included.

Adding Value to Your Community
Patricia Martin, CEO, Litlamp Communications & Author, Renaissance Generation: The Rise of the Cultural Consumer and What It Means to Your Business
Monday, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Adding Value: CIO Insights
Mike Ridley, CIO & Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress
Chris Tonjes, Director, Information Technology, District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL)
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Planning & Designing for Attention
Jody Turner, Trend & Innovation Specialist, Founder, Culture of Future
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Adding Value Through Visualization
Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Director, RIT Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology
Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mobile Monday Online
Live from Internet Librarian!
Hear about the latest trends and practices from experts in the field. In conjunction with the “handheld librarians,“ Information Today is offering a virtual conference combining six presentations live from Internet Librarian in Monterey with enhanced interactive discussions online. Hosted by Joe Murphy and Chad Mairn in Monterey, and Tom Peters and Lori Bell online, this new and exciting online event delves into the mobile technology and mobile devices that are front and center in our world these days. Libraries have been using and experimenting with them for years, but now must focus on them as core strategies and elements of service. Hear about opportunities and challenges for libraries in providing relevant services that can be used anywhere, any time. Hear what is working best so far for libraries and what's at the top of our wish list for the future.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to a special Exhibit Hall opening reception on Monday, October 25. 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. [Exhibitor List]

Informal Dine-Arounds
Plan dinner with your colleagues. CLICK HERE to register online.

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

Rip Van Winkle’s Libraries in 2510!
Where are libraries going, not just in 3-5 years, but in 500 years? Join our visionary panel; hear their insights then stretch your imagination to see if you can predict what info pros will be doing in 500 years, what new and exciting tools we’ll be using, programs and services we’ll be pursuing, relationships we’ll be building, and lots more. Check out the interview that sparked this program and create a video/or audio track of a song you would like to contribute to this program.

Libraries In 2510 - Musical Contest!
Create your musical YouTube video or podcast illustrating Libraries in 2510 and submit the link to Jane Dysart (jane at by September 15th. Top three picked by our panel will be featured in the Tuesday evening program; others will be posted to the IL website prior to the conference

Conference Blog
Watch for news and updates before and during the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at Visit the blog for tips, networking opportunities, and information to make your stay in Monterey pleasant and productive. The social media “tags” for this year's event: Internet Librarian is #intlib10 and for Internet@Schools West is #is @sw2010.

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

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