[Asis-l] NEASIST program: It's Not Just Google Anymore: Blogs and the Latest in Search Engines - April 28, 2003

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Tue Apr 1 20:05:08 EST 2003

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The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and 
Technology (NEASIST) presents the following:

It's Not Just Google Anymore: Blogs and the Latest in Search Engines
Monday, April 28, 2003
9:15am - 4pm
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

Have you found yourself in a Google rut? Sure, Google is great, but what 
other tools for finding information on the web are you missing out on? Our 
speakers will address the latest developments in search engine technologies 
and the rapid growth of "blogs," aka weblogs. Also, get ideas on how you 
can use blogs to communicate and share information within your own community.

Speakers will include: Steven Cohen, Ran Hock, Jenny Levine, Greg Notess 
and Jessamyn West (bios below)

$55 ASIS&T Members
$65 Non-Members
$30 Student/Retiree/Between Jobs

To register: http://www.asis.org/Chapters/neasis/pc/programs/20030428.html

Speaker biographies:

Steven M. Cohen is Assistant Librarian for Rivkin Radler, LLP in 
Uniondale,    NY. He is the creator of 
<http://www.librarystuff.net/>Library Stuff, a library weblog dedicated to 
to resources for keeping current and professional development. He is also 
the Internet Spotlight columnist for Public Libraries Magazine and his 
first book on keeping current will be published by ALA early in 2004.

Ran Hock has trained over 10,000 online researchers over the last 20 years 
and has created courses on using the Internet for professional 
associations, government agencies, schools, libraries, and companies.  He 
is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, and is 
a frequent contributor and columnist for professional journals.

Jenny Levine is the creator of the <http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/>The 
Shifted Librarian.  Her goal is to help librarians stay current with new 
technologies and illustrate how to integrate them into library services in 
order to become more "portable" to their users. The title of her blog comes 
from her theory that we are "shifting information" so that it now comes to 
us wherever we are, rather than us pursuing it where it resides.  She wants 
to make sure libraries shift into their users' worlds in order to provide 
that information to them whenever and wherever they may be.

Greg R. Notess has been writing, speaking, and consulting about the 
Internet information resources since 1991. A three-time Information 
Authorship award winner, he is "On the Net" and "Internet Search Engine 
Update" columnist for ONLINE. Greg is the author of the first three 
editions of Government Information on the Internet, a directory of U.S. 
federal, state, local, and international government Web sites and also 
compiled Internet Access Providers: An International Resource Directory, 
published in 1994. He is currently working on a new book about teaching Web 
searching. On the Web, Greg maintains 
<http://searchengineshowdown.com/>Search Engine Showdown which reviews, 
compares, analyzes, and tries to keep current with the rapidly changing Web 
search tools. Greg has consulted for several major (and minor) search 
engines and is also an associate professor and reference librarian at 
Montana State University-Bozeman.

Freelance librarian Jessamyn West is the editor of 
<http://www.librarian.net/>librarian.<http://www.librarian.net/>net and a 
frequent lecturer, writer and activist on library issues. She has worked 
for public and academic libraries as well as Google Answers and the Gates 
Foundation. She co-edited Revolting Librarians Redux, coming out in late 2003.

Questions about the program?  Please contact Darcy Duke (darcy at mit.edu), 
Program Chair for NEASIST.

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