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The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians
Computers in Libraries 2004 March 10-12, 2004

Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave. NWWashington, DC 20009


Postconference Workshops — Saturday, March 13

Workshop 11 — Intranet Academy

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (FULL DAY)

MODERATOR: Mary Lee Kennedy,
Director, Knowledge Network, Microsoft
FACULTY: Darlene Fichter, Data Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries
Marcia Morante, KCurve Inc.

Eric Hards, Web Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration

Whether you’re an intranet professional just starting out or one who is already delivering products and services on the intranet, this experience-packed day provides an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge about how to meet your clients’ needs for information on the intranet. Learn about the current thinking and developments that make a difference in information and knowledge transfer in your organization and speak with expert practitioners
and colleagues. The Intranet Academy covers:

  • Intranets and portals as instruments of information and knowledge exchange
  • People, portals, and intranets: expectations and realities
  • Designing the ultimate end-users experience
  • Intranet and portal technologies – what’s hot and what’s not
  • Organizing & managing content for best results
  • People, portals, and intranets: expectations and realities

Workshop 12 — Professional Web Authoring XHTML & CSS

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Roy Tennant, Web and Services Design Manager, eScholarship Initiative, California Digital Library

This half-day workshop looks at the next logical step for Web-savvy folks on their journey to using XML. It provides a thorough grounding in XTHML tagging practices and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) so that attendees can immediately gain the advantages of separating structure from format, while providing a foundation for using XML in the future. The workshop is filled with examples, practical tips, and resources for launching you on your way to
the future of the Web with a minimum of effort.


Workshop 13 — Online Job Hunting and Staffing for Information Professionals

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rachel Singer Gordon,
Librarian, Franklin Park Public Library; Founder and Webmaster,; and Publisher of
Info Career Trends

Learn how to use online tools and techniques to search for jobs, to search for staff, to maintain your electronic resume, and market yourself and your staff as 21st-century information professionals. In today’s economic climate, it is more important than ever that information professionals know how to take advantage of all the job-hunting tools at their disposal. This workshop covers how to:

  • Use online tools and techniques to search for jobs and/or staff
  • Create and maintain various electronic versions of resumes and learn what to look for in resumes
  • Define and establish an online presence that will attract potential employers or market your skills to others in the library world.

Workshop 14 — Meaningful Measures in Libraries: Defining & Doing

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rebecca Jones,
Dysart & Jones Associates
Susan E. Whitehead, Associate Director, Competitive & Technical Information (CTI), Genzyme Corp.

Measures focus attention on what is being measured. Are you measuring what you want management to focus on? Is management’s attention on your value? Or on your costs, or your activities? This course helps you to define what you want to measure and focus on, and to develop a framework as well as implementation strategies for an effective measurement system.


Workshop 15 — New Web Standards

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Frank Cervone,
Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University
Darlene Fichter, Data Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries

This intensive half-day workshop brings you up to speed with the new formats and terminology you need to know to implement digital library projects. It focuses on the practical applications of TEI, EAD, RDF, xHTML, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and OAI. Find out what each standard is and isn’t and how each relates to the larger digital library environment. Learn about XML markup, DTDs, schemas, namespaces, and stylesheets. Hear case studies and examples of how libraries are working together to build interoperable digital library collections. Obtain a good understanding of developing standards, especially XML, that are useful in creating digital libraries.


Workshop 16 — Practical XML & XSLT

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Roy Tennant,
Web and Services Design Manager, eScholarship Initiative, California Digital Library

This workshop turns up the heat on XML for those who are beyond an introduction and ready to learn how to do useful work with XML. Learn the basics about XSLT, the XML transformation engine, and how you can use it today to serve up XML-encoded information to standard Web clients in XHTML and CSS. You will learn about free software available to do these transformations, see demos of live applications, and come away with an understanding of the power and utility of XML and XSLT. This instructive half-day workshop illustrates the tools and techniques necessary to take advantage of XML in the library world.


Workshop 17 — Targeting Funds and Resources for Nonprofits Online: Internet Resources for Nonprofits [CANCELLED]

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jack L. Smith,
Director, The Smith Group

Millions of dollars are available in grants to nonprofits, but how do you find them and identify the organizations most likely to be interested in your proposal? Information and technical assistance is increasingly available online to assist in the management and development of nonprofit organizations. Your ability to search effectively and operate on the cutting edge of internet grant and nonprofit resources can pay off in time and effort saved while supporting more successful grants and better managed nonprofits. Learn about key strategies and techniques as well as leading edge online resources from our expert in the field.


Workshop 18 — Evaluating Your Library’s Cyber-Security

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

David Ives, CITO, NELINET, Inc.

Hacking your own library may be the best thing that you can do in terms of your internal and external electronic security. It can be very difficult to plug a number of security holes unless you know that they exist. This workshop emphasizes “non-intrusive” hacking; i.e., finding out information about your library’s electronic security without changing or inhibiting your library’s operations or data. The emphasis is on security evaluation using local and remote tools, intrusion and detection methods and techniques, awareness of the underlying principles of the TCP and UDP protocols, what kinds of information can be obtained from unprotected computers and networks, and the techniques for blocking the most common security holes and problems. Participants receive a CD containing a number of useful tools and documents.


Workshop 19 — Next Generation Library Web Sites

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University
Darlene Fichter, Data Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries

You’ve done usability testing, you’ve done some redesign, but you still need to make your site more responsive to your patron’s needs. Come to this workshop to learn about the latest trends and techniques to create more “patron friendly” Web sites. When you leave this workshop you’ll understand what federated searching is, how to enable “boutique content” and packaging content at the individual level, as well as learn about the latest in good design and usability.


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