Computers in Libraries '97


Conference
Overview


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With over 100 dynamic speakers participating in four simultaneous tracks, plus workshops, Computers in Libraries caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge.

Tracks focusing on the Internet and World Wide Web provide practical examples of how this new technology is being integrated into library platforms. Case studies and creative applications of information delivery, library systems, intranets, web publishing, multimedia and CD-ROMs, provide many ideas to employ in your own organization.

Those libraries and information services now utilizing new technologies are transforming their services and organizations and becoming digital libraries or virtual libraries. While sessions on these applications are leading edge, they are practical in the ir presentation and allow you to transfer proven strategies to your library and information service. The area of resource sharing is highlighted this year as libraries are entering into cooperative alliances at an unprecedented rate. We also focus on school libraries--their use of technology in learning environments and t heir efforts to integrate it into their curriculums.

New this year is our emphasis on the impact of information technologies on library professionals, our roles, responsibilities and careers. Sessions will focus on emerging career paths and competency requirements as well as some of the new roles, such as webmasters and knowledge navigators.

Free Receptions

Information Today invites all registrants, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors to receptions on Monday and Tuesday evenings. They provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

Exhibition

The Computers in Libraries exhibition will feature over 100 booths offering the visitor a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including the Internet, document delivery, CD-ROMs, campus-wide information systems, government information, online services, and virtual libraries. 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.

Group Discounts

Registration for the complete conference is $295. A second individual from the same organization pays $225. All additional individuals from the same organization pay only $99. (These rates apply to full conference registrations only and all registration forms must be sent under one cover.) These rates do not apply to preconference and postconference workshops. Preconference and Postconference Workshops Preconference workshops are offered on Sunday, March 9. Postconference workshops are offered on Thursday, March 13. They cover such topics as Understanding the Commercial Internet; Gathering Competitive Intelligence on the Internet; Re-Creating Your Information Services with New Technologies; Writing a Library Technology Plan; Web Graphics Design for Librarians; Library Intranets: Maximizing Benefits; and Web-Based OPACs. For a complete listing of these continuing education opportunities, see the "PreConference" area.

We are pleased to present the 12th annual Computers in Libraries -- the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library technology. Although the technology and tools available to libraries has certainly changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries remains the same.

Program Chair

Jane I. Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates


Organizing/Review Committee

Scott Brandt
Purdue University Libraries

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University

Pamela Cibbarelli
Cibbarelli's

Eric Flower
University of HawaiiWest Oahu

Walt Howe
Delphi Internet Services, Inc.

Rebecca Jones
Dysart & Jones Associates

Paul Nicholls
NewMedia Canada

Julia Peterson
Cargill Inc.

Gary Pitkin
University of Northern Colorado

Laverna Saunders
Salem State College

Pam Spencer
Fairfax County Public Schools

Hope Tillman
Babson College

Susan Veccia
Editor, MultiMedia Schools


We look forward to welcoming you to Computers in Libraries '97.
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