[Asis-l] ALAO Annual Conference - November 1, 2002

Deberah England deberah.england at wright.edu
Tue Oct 8 08:47:24 EDT 2002

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Face to Face or Cyberspace - Redefining the Human
Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual
Conference 2002
November 1, 2002
Embassy Suites
Independence, Ohio

ALAO cordially invites you to join us for Face to
Face or Cyberspace - Redefining the Human Touch at
our 28th annual conference.  The conference will
be held on November 1, 2002 at Embassy Suites in
the Cleveland suburb of Independence. 

Conference theme:
This year's conference theme underscores the
juxtaposition between traditional library
relationships and emerging technologies that are
altering and challenging the 'face' of our field. 
Join us for a day to discover ways our colleagues
are adapting to these issues.  In total, 25
programs and ten poster sessions will be presented
by associates from the private sector and
colleagues from Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and
Pennsylvania.  In addition, interest group
business meetings will be held along with a
discussion session with our keynote speaker.

Joseph Janes, founding director of the Internet
Public Library will be the keynote speaker. 
Author of ten books including Introduction to
Reference Work in the 21st Century, Janes speaks
frequently at national and international venues on
the use of Internet technologies in
librarianship.  Recently he was named the new
'Internet Librarian' columnist for American
Libraries.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor
of Information Science at the University of
Washington and has held similar positions at North
Carolina, SUNY Albany, Michigan, and Syracuse,
where he obtained his M.L.S. and Ph.D.  

Conference topics include:
·	Maintaining the human touch in technology based
·	Techniques for keeping up with the speed of
·	Managing the influx of data in the Information
·	Using games in library instruction
·	Digital and Internet reference 
·	Information literacy
·	Online tools for catalogers and WorldCat in the
21st century
·	Enhancing the human touch in the digital age  
·	Supporting support staff

A pre-conference, Thinking Outside the Box as it
Relates to Diversity in Organizations, will be
held the day before, October 31, 2002, for those
interested in diversity issues.  Presenter will be
Selina Griswold, Assistant Professor of Business
Technologies at the University of Toledo.

Who should attend?
·	Academic librarians
·	Public librarians
·	Information professionals 
·	Library support staff

For registration, accommodation and program
details, please visit the conference website at
http://www.alaoweb.org/02conf/ or email Cliff
Glaviano at jglavia at bgnet.bgsu.edu.

Submitted by Deberah England

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