[Asis-l] Register Now for 2009 NFAIS Annual Conference

Jill O'Neill jilloneill at nfais.org
Mon Dec 22 13:53:00 EST 2008



The early bird discounts for the 2009 NFAIS Annual Conference end in three
weeks.  Savings of up to $200 off the full registration fee are available
for a limited time (for details see the registration form at:


The conference, Barbarians at the Gate?  The Impact of Digital Natives and
Emerging Technologies on the Future of Information Services, will take place
February 22 - 24, 2009 at the Ritz
<http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Philadelphia/Default.htm>  Carlton
Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. It will take a look at how the born digital
generation, with a lifetime of information seeking skills shaped by search
engines and the Web, will impact the scholarly, scientific and business
information services that they are beginning to use in their professional


Highlights include:


*         A provocative opening keynote by John Palfrey
<http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/palfrey/top/bio/> , author of Born
<http://borndigitalbook.com/>  Digital:  Understanding the First Generation
of Digital Natives will look how the ever-evolving Internet is fundamentally
changing information behaviors as we move from generation to generation.


*         A panel of Digital Natives discussing the information tools that
they use and their perspective on libraries and traditional information


*         The 2009 Miles Conrad Lecture from Dame
<http://www.lilacconference.com/dw/resources/2006/LynneBrindley.pdf>  Lynne
Brindley, CEO of the British Library


*         Survey results on the acceptance and use of social media in
academia and industry from
nora-barnes-umass/>  Dr. Nora Barnes, Director of the Center for Marketing
Research, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


*         A Look at some transforming technologies that will facilitate the
access and use of your information products and services by Digital Natives
around the globe


*         New business practices emerging in libraries and in publishing
houses as a result of the information behavior of Digital Natives 


*         A closing keynote on the impact of mobile technologies and new
digital media on the future of communication and search from Dr. Mimi Ito
<http://www.leighbureau.com/speaker.asp?id=421> , Research Scientist,
Institute for Multimedia Literacy, Annenberg Center, University of


Do your products and services meet the needs of the Born Digital generation?
Join us and find out how your organization can ultimately engage loyal
followers from among the barbarians at the gate!


To register or obtain more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director
of Communication and Planning (jilloneill at nfais.org or 215-893-1561) or
visit the NFAIS Web site at


The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), 1518
Walnut Street, Suite 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403


NFAIS:  Promoting Communication and Collaboration Across the Global
Information Community


Jill O'Neill

Director, Planning & Communication


(v) 215-893-1561

(email) jilloneill at nfais.org


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