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Live Streaming from CIL

You have to hand it to our Dutch friends, Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap Van de Geer.  Not only are they Information Today authors and speakers as well as Library Journal Movers & Shakers for 2009, but they continue to push the envelope.  This year, while Erik is interviewing Paul Hodergraber of the New York Public Library in CIL’s Tuesday morning keynote presentation [for more info see earlier post], Jaap will be live streaming the event.  So if you can’t be with us here in DC where the sun is shining and the cherry blossoms are in full splendor, check out the live feed of tomorrow’s keynote from your computer.  There is a link to the right of this post — under Links, click on CILLive. Enjoy and let us know how it works and how you like it.

Jane Dysart, CIL Conference Program Chair

It's That Time Again…


Yep, we’re back for another Computers in Libraries conference. Today, Sunday, saw lots of people arriving in DC and settling in, while others were delayed by flight troubles. And there were a number of great pre-conference sessions today — including one by Yours Truly.

This evening there was another successful gaming session put together by Aaron Schmidt and Erik Boekesteijn. Lots of people gathered for pizza and playtime.

Tomorrow morning will begin with the welcomes from the conference organizers and the opening keynote. Stay tuned!

~Kathy Dempsey, Marketing Library Services editor

CIL Program Rocks!

I am very excited about our upcoming CIL 2009 event in DC (well, Crystal City VA — close!)  The keynote speakers will bring lots of insights:

*Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

*Erik Boekesteijn, Science & Innovation at DOK, Delft Public Library & one of the Shanachie‘s interviewing Paul Holdengraber, Director, Public Programs, New York Public Lbirary

*Michael Edson, Director, Web & New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution (not originally in the advance program so check out the details here) will be talking about Digital Strategies & Knowledge Commons

There are 5 streams of focused content on each of the three days of the conference, with lots of workshops on Sunday March 29th and Thursday April 2nd.  Many experienced practitioners and experts sharing their experiences and strategies.  If you haven’t already registered for the conference please do!

Jane Dysart, CIL 2009 Conference Chair