Monday, January 22, 2007

Fast, Cheap, and in Control: Web Search and Technology for Your Library

Please join us for the MLA Information Literacy Roundtable's spring workshop:

Fast, Cheap, and in Control: Web Search and Technology for Your Library

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 competition 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!

March 9, 2007
9:15am - 3:45pm
Central Michigan University
.4 CEUs

Register on the MLA Website:
SPACE IS LIMITED, so please register early!

If you are interested in presenting a poster, see the ILR website ( for requirements and the submission form (poster proposal deadline: January 17, 2007).

See the attached flyer for additional information about the program. We hope you will join us at the ILR Spring Workshop!


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