|18 Years Strong!
We are pleased to present the 18th annual Computers in Libraries
— the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all
aspects of library & information delivery technology.
Although the tools
and technology available to libraries & information services have changed
over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers
at Computers in Libraries 2003 remain the same.
Jane I. Dysart,
Dysart & Jones
D. Scott Brandt,
Computers in Libraries
Keynotes & 90 Programs for one Low Price!
in Libraries 2003 is full of examples of creative, working strategies
and many practical ideas for what can be accomplished in our libraries
and information services. Join us at Computers in Libraries 2003
and hear from experts, practitioners, and strategists — all from the information
industry. With four strong program streams you can participate in sessions
relating to Navigating the Net; Intranet, Portals & Applications; Systems
Roles, Resources & Applications and Web Design, Tools & Applications.
The focus is on searching and search engines; intranet portals and knowledge
management; creating, preserving and managing digital content; systems
tools and techniques, Web design and development; collaborative digital
reference; usability testing; e-learning and literacy, and of course, lots
and lots more.
2003 brings more than 100 knowledgeable speakers to four simultaneous
tracks during the conference, plus three dynamic keynotes, pre- and
workshops, and an entertaining and informative evening program. This conference
caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge and provides many exciting
networking opportunities. Join speakers, authors, and fellow participants
in refreshment breaks, informal dinner groups, receptions, and more.
in School Libraries
specialized conference within a conference, Computers in School Libraries
2003 adds to the four simlutaneous tracks and provides in-depth coverage
of technology and its impact on the practice and practical concerns of
librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists in the K-12
education systems. This 2-day specialized conference, Friday, March 14
and Saturday, March 15, is sponsored by MultiMedia Schools and features
many experts in the field.
Receptions & Dine Arounds
Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to receptions
on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. They provide opportunities to renew
acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. For further
networking opportunities sign up online at
for our Dine Around groups.
& Sneak Peeks
to pick up some quick tips, take a sneak peek at new products, and learn
new skills at short, free Cybertours in the Computers in Libraries 2003
Hall. For more details and updates about topics and speakers for this CIL
feature, visit the Computers in Libraries Web site.
in Libraries exhibition will feature over 100 booths offering the visitor
a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including Web-based
products and services, integrated library and information systems, online
services, document delivery services, Internet software tools, content
suppliers, and more. If you are looking for a particular product, evaluating
competing systems, keeping up-to-date with new products and developments,
be sure to visit the Computers in Libraries exhibition.
9:45 AM to 5:45
9:45 AM to 5:45
9:45 AM to 3:00
March 11 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
March 14 — 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
three academies for the first time — one day intensive updates by industry
leaders — covering the latest searching tips by experts in the field, key
hot topics and techniques for Web managers, as well as the trends and ideas
for working with intranets and portals discussed in the new Intranet Professionals
Academy. A selection of full day academies and half day preconference
workshops are offered Tuesday, March 11 and postconference workshops on
Saturday, March 15 and a special Computers in School Libraries workshop,
Moving Every Child Ahead: Literacy and the Big6 is offered Thursday March
13. Topics include: virtual reference 101 as well as planning and evaluation
of virtual reference, enhancing library workflow with IT, HTML and XML
for libraries, writing grants, digital library collections, intranet architecture
and improving the business value of your intranet, content management strategies,
and many workshops focusing on searching — business information for super
searchers, Web research buffet, Web finding tools, and more.
and open to all registrants, exhibitors and exhibit visitors.
13, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
& Knowledge Forum: A Look at Dead & Emerging Technologies