2008 ILA Conference in Dubuque Holds Sessions for Academic Librarians Too!

A note from the ILA/ACRL Fall Conference Planning Committee:

On behalf of the ILA/ACRL Committee for the Fall Program, I would like to invite everyone to attend the pre-conference to be held at the ILA Conference in Dubuque.  It is reasonably priced and will offer a nice selection of information about Next Generation Catalogs.  Be sure to register  soon if you haven't already!

Next Generation Catalogs

Pre-conference on Wednesday, October 15th from 10:00am to 3:00pm: $30 for ILA members or $40 for nonmembers (lunch included)

Presented by: Brian Thompson, Systems Librarian at the University of Iowa; Sue Julich, Head of Enterprise Applications at the University of Iowa; Wendy Robertson, Systems Librarian at the University of Iowa; Louise Alcorn, Reference Technology Librarian at the West Des Moines Public Library; Tod Olson, Systems Librarian at the University of Chicago

 What is the 411 on library catalogs for the future?  Can they be catalogs for anyone, anywhere, any way, and anytime?  Come learn about three libraries taking on future developments for the essential tool - the Library Catalog.  Products to be discussed include Primo, Aquabrowser, WorldCat Local and how FRBR ties into these products.  The pre-conference will be valuable for anyone exploring how to make their library catalogs more exciting, relevant, and futuristic for their library users.

Submitted by Amy Paulus, Ericka Raber, Leslie Ross, and Elaine Settergren

Find what other sessions your ILA/ACRL association has on tap for the ILA Conference...

  • The myths and facts of reference liability on Thursday, October 16th at 2:00pm
  • E-Reserves and copyright law: What you need to know on Thursday, October 16th at 3:30pm
  • Growing-up Online on Friday, October 17th at 10:20am