We are pleased to present the 13th 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

D. Scott Brandt
Purdue University Libraries

Marshall Breeding
Vanderbilt University

Pamela Cibbarelli

Eric Flower
University of Hawaii—West Oahu

Walt Howe
Delphi Internet Services, Inc.

Kathy Miller
Editor, Computers in Libraries

Julia Peterson
Metroquip 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

More Programs Than Ever!
Over 90, For One Low Price
Computers in Libraries '98 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge. It brings more than 100 dynamic speakers to the four simultaneous tracks during the conference, plus pre- and post-conference workshops. In addition, this year we introduce, Computers in School Libraries '98, a two-day track running Sunday, March 1 through Monday, March 2, allowing more in-depth coverage of technology and its impact on the practices and practical concerns of librarians and school library media specialists in the K-12 education system.

Themes for this year's conference continue to focus on key issues for libraries and information services as they utilize technology to transform their services and organizations into digital or virtual libraries. Programs cover digitizing resources, virtualizing services, Internet tools and techniques, training and instruction, library systems, Internet and Web management, skills and strategies for the millennium, networked and Web-based information delivery, and trends and impacts for the future. New tracks this year delve into managing organizational knowledge and knowledge management as well as the changing issues and concerns in public and government libraries. Many sessions in this year's conference present leading edge applications and case studies; they include practical ideas that allow you to transfer proven strategies to your library and information service.

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.


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 $299. A second individual from the same organization pays $229. All additional individuals from the same organization pay only $109. (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 1. Postconference workshops are offered on Thursday, March 5. They cover such topics as Advanced Internet Searching with Major Net Finding Aids; Re-Creating Information Services with New Technologies; Using the Internet to Access the Information You Need; Electronic Global Sleuthing; Teaching the Internet in 50 Minutes; Increasing Productivity with Windows; and The Knowledge Game for Info Pros. For a complete listing of these continuing education opportunities, check the Preconference and Postconference listings in the Conference Program.

Tape Cassettes

All sessions are being taped and are for sale in the registration area. They may be picked up during the meeting itself.

Speakers Room

A room has been set aside for speakers to help them prepare for their presentations. The Kennedy Room on the third floor will be available Monday through Wednesday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Computers in Libraries '98.

Information Today, Inc.
143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750
Phone: 609-654-6266 — Fax: 609-654-4309
E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com
Web: www.infotoday.com

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