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The Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
October 17—19, 2011
Monterey Conference Center
Portola Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
Revolutionizing the Net with Content, Connections & Conversations
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Conference Overview
PROGRAM CHAIR
Jane Dysart
Dysart & Jones Associates
We are pleased to present the 15th 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
Gale Cengage Learning

Darlene Fichter
University of Saskatchewan

Sarah Houghton-Jan
San Rafael 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
CRS, Library of Congress

Jeff Wisniewski
University of Pitsburgh

Revolutionizing the Net with Content, Connections & Conversations
Internet librarians have been revolutionizing the Net for many years and are creating new and exciting opportunities for connections and conversations, adding value and providingaccess to many types of content, implementing user-friendly interfaces, and much more. Hear about leading-edge tools and techniques for revolutionizing your community, campus or organization at Information Today, Inc.'s 15th annual Internet Librarian. This conference provides the ideal opportunity to gather insights and ideas to ignite our imaginations and to spark innovation.
Our conference theme, Revolutionizing the Net With Content, Connections, & Conversations, emphasizes creative and innovative internet techniques and practices being used in library and information services to build strong communities with huge ranges of content (in many different formats), multiple types of connections (both digital and in person), and positive conversations that engage participants and add value to their work and their lives!
Internet Librarian 2011 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities. Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies, and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the Net, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information-sharing and learning experiences of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2011 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading-edge information professionals in all types of environments — leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization within their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in imaginative 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!
Our popular information-rich cybertours are featured in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday! A wide range of topics include: cloud computing, gov 2.0 resources and Google Plus.

Special Saturday AM Program
Saturday, October 15 — 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us at the Monterey Public Library for an interactive discussion about Revolutionizing the Net With Content, Connections, & Conversations 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&drquo; 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 15th and 16th cover a wide range of topics, including our popular full-day Searchers Academy and Web Managers Academy, and introducing the new Drupal: Start to Finish in a Day. There are many half-day workshops topics: QR codes, technology planning, measures that perform, website usability, designing mobile experiences, screencasting, listening to the customer, implementing technology solutions, managing projects, mobile reference services, and lots more.
Saturday Workshops Sunday Workshops

Sunday, October 16 — 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
With new areas for iPads, ebook readers, tablets, & smartphones!
Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each other's. See if you are a guitar hero, winning Wii bowler/golfer, or rank as a dancing DDR expert. Led by gamer/gadget gurus Royce Kitts, Amy Buckland, Erik Boekesteijn, and Jaap Van de Geer, this evening is filled with fun, networking, and, of course, learning and laughing. Refreshments included.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
Information & Learning for the Future
John Seely Brown, Chief of Confusion; Visiting Scholar at USC; Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge & Author, The New Culture of Learning
Monday, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Libraries and Learning Communities
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Tuesday, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Internet 2020: TrendWatch Smackdown
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
James Werle, Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative, Internet2
Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Director, RIT Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology
Stephen Abram, VP, Strategic Partnerships and Markets, Gale Cengage Learning
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Gamification: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Director, RIT Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology
Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to a special Exhibit Hall opening reception on Monday, October 17. 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.

The Great Web 2.0 Face-Off
There are tools, tools, tools, but this event features learn, learn, learn while having fun! Our panel has ideas, but be sure to bring yours too! If we want to improve collaborative work, productivity, data representation, and research, what are the best Web 2.0 tools to use?

The Game Plan!
Three periods of play jam-packed with ideas, tips and tricks — and even penalties and power plays! Team 1 (Blue Jerseys) takes on Team 2 (Red Jerseys) with captains and players while referees keep the pace going, and there is additional color commentary and expert analysis between periods. The game will be fast-paced, so be ready to tweet your cheers.

QR Code Treasure Hunt
Treasure awaits, buried beneath the square dots that make up the Quick Response code. Scan the first one to collect the first word in the pass code and get the next clue. Learn how you might use QR codes for your own purposes to unearth the treasures buried at your library. Booty will be found at the end of the journey (aka chances for prizes for those who complete the hunt).

Conference Blog & Tags
Watch for news and updates before and during the conference in the Internet Librarian Conference Blog at www.libconf.com. Visit the blog for tips, networking opportunities, and information to make your stay in Monterey pleasant and productive. The twitter tags for this years events are #IL2011 and #InternetLibrarian.

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