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IL Rewind: Vint Cerf’s Keynote at Internet Librarian 2009

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, called one of the “Father’s of the Internet” and most recently listed by PCWorld as one of the web’s 50 most influential people, believes that the internet and the web are still young yet “poised to become the greatest communication platform humanity has ever known.”

Hear the founder, curator, and voice of “LIVE from the NYPL,” Paul Holdengraber, interview Vint Cerf about digital publishing, preservation, and practices.

Vint Cerf by Charles Haynes, on Flickr

Vint Cerf by Charles Haynes, on Flickr

Internet Librarian 2009 opening keynote — Digital Publishing, Preservation, & Practices
Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Sign up Now for Dine Arounds at IL2011

Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won’t soon forget!

Chat about the day’s events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the Monterey area. Sign up online for the excursion of your choice. (You pay for your own dinner but share a table with other IL participants.)

Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Monterey Conference Center. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant. Check individual offerings for details.

[NOTE: No more than 15 people will be accepted per dine-around, as restaurants are often challenged by big groups. However, it is easy to add another dine-around on the same or different topic at another restaurant, and we will do that if we see dine-arounds reaching maximum numbers.]

If you would like to act as host of a Dine-Around, please contact Jane Dysart (@jdysart) at

Dine Around Schedule

Saturday, October 15

  • Cibo’s (Italian) – Internet Librarians & Social Media Activities
  • Rosine’s (Family Restaurant; award winning desserts) – Creating New Services

Sunday, October 16

Monday, October 17

Tuesday, October 18

Wednesday, October 19

(re)Name that Session!

One of the special evening sessions at Internet Librarian this year is listed in the program as The Great Web 2.0 Face-Off and will take place Tuesday night at 7:30PM.

Here is the thing.  What do we call “Web 2.0” technology when it is all around us?  The team planning this event has concluded that Web 2.0 is dated since the term was coined to describe an emerging aspect of online technology.  Now that it has fully emerged, what do we call it?

Even though it is too late for the official program, we are asking conference attendees and fans to suggest an alternate version of the session name.  We want to keep the Face-Off part, but exactly what is that is facing off?

Poll Closed

Thank you everyone who voted.

Internet Librarian After Dark

At Internet Librarian 2011 we will have two evening sessions – the traditional Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo on Sunday evening  and The Great Web Tools Face-Off on Tuesday night.

On Sunday night we will be gathering in one of the conference center ballrooms for refreshments and a chance to play with and explore gaming systems and new gadgets and gear. This special session is led by gamer/gadget gurus Aaron Schmidt, Amy Buckland (@jambina), Royce Kitts (@roycekitts), Erik Boekesteijn (@erikboekesteijn), and Jaap Van de Geer. Com join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each other’s. Discover if you are a secret guitar hero, winning Wii bowler, or rank as a dancing DDR expert.

On Tuesday night we have The Great Web Tools Face-Off from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

There are tools, tools, tools, but this event features learn, learn, learn while having fun! Our panel has ideas, but be sure to bring yours too! If we want to improve collaborative work, productivity, data representation, and research, what are the best Web tools to use?

The Game Plan!

Three periods of play jam-packed with ideas, tips and tricks — and even penalties and power plays! Team 1 (Blue Jerseys) takes on Team 2 (Red Jerseys) with captains and players while referees keep the pace going, and there is additional color commentary and expert analysis between periods. The game will be fast-paced, so be ready to tweet your cheers.

QR Code Treasure Hunt at IL2011

Do you enjoy a good puzzle? Do you like using the newest technology? Whether you are familiar with QR codes or just starting to investigate them, gain a better understanding and use of these codes by participating in the QR Code Treasure Hunt. The first code will be at the registration desk starting on Monday morning. Scan the code with your mobile device and get started on the hunt! The codes will contain clues and be your map.

If you need a QR code reader, the following are free and found in the market/store for each device:

  • iphone: i-nigma, Barcodes, Qrafter, NeoReader, TapReader
  • Android: I-nigma, Barcode Scanner, QuickMark Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, NeoReader
  • Blackberry: I-nigma, Qrem
  • Palm: de CODE

For more information on QR Codes at the Internet Librarian conference, attend any or all of the following:

This special activity for Internet Librarian attendees was designed by Kelly Sattler (@ksattler on Twitter), Digital Projects Librarian, Digital Information, Michigan State University Libraries. Kelly has been a librarian for 4 years and has worked in the I.T. realm for over 15 years. She currently is the project manager for Michigan State University Libraries Web Services team.

Internet Librarian 2011 Mobile Program Goes Live

We have pushed out the latest snapshot of the Internet Librarian 2011 program to the conference’s mobile program at

Be sure to bookmark the site in your phone for easy access to the full program, speakers directory, and a complete list of exhibitors with links to their websites.

Internet Librarian Mobile ProgramInternet Librarian 2011 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities.

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Internet Librarian Mobile

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