Tuesday, January 02, 2007

FAST, CHEAP, & IN CONTROL: WEB SEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR LIBRARY

THE INFORMATION LITERACY ROUNDTABLE ~ SPRING 2007 WORKSHOP ~ FRIDAY MARCH 9, 2007 ~ CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Join us for a day long interactive workshop that focuses on librarians using Web search and other technologies to improve information literacy for their patrons.

Keynote speaker Michael Lorenzen, Head of Reference Services at Central Michigan University, will reveal the secrets of search engines, giving librarians a better understanding of how search works, and discuss the ongoing competi-tion librarians face working with and against Google.

Attendees will put new ideas to work in our hands-on sessions. Along with Stacy Nowicki, Director of Kalamazoo College’s Upjohn Library, you’ll put search engines to the test, and discover which are the best to share with your users and integrate into your own library’s toolbox. Ed Eckel, Science Librarian at Western Michigan University, will show you how to use RSS, blogs and other free web technologies to push resources to users. Both sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon, so every participant can attend each. To close out the day there will be a “Show and Share” poster session that will highlight best practices, and tools to use both in and out of the classroom.

Come have a cookie, mingle with colleagues, and get some great ideas to take back to your library.

Brought to you by the ILR— a Small but Fun Part of the Michigan Library Association!

Schedule of Activities:
9:15am - 9:45am Registration & Greetings
9:45am - 10:45am Keynote - Michael Lorenzen
10:45am - 11:00am: Break
11:00am - 12:00pm: AM Hands-on Sessions
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch on your own
1:30pm - 2:30pm: PM Hands-on sessions
2:30pm - 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm: Show and Share Poster Session & Wrap up/CEU handout/Cookies!

Space is Limited to 50 Attendees, So Register Today!!

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