ALAO Annual Conference - November 1, 2002 Deberah England 19 Aug 2002 19:48 UTC

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Face to Face or Cyberspace – Redefining the Human Touch
Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference 2002
November 1, 2002
Embassy Suites
Independence, Ohio

ALAO cordially invites you to join us for Face to Face or Cyberspace –
Redefining the Human Touch at our 28th annual conference.  The
conference will be held on November 1, 2002 at Embassy Suites in the
Cleveland suburb of Independence.

Conference theme:
This year’s conference theme underscores the juxtaposition between
traditional library relationships and emerging technologies that are
altering and challenging the ‘face’ of our field.  Join us for a day to
discover ways our colleagues are adapting to these issues.  In total, 25
programs and ten poster sessions will be presented by associates from
the private sector and colleagues from Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Indiana,
North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.  In addition, interest group business
meetings will be held along with a discussion session with our keynote

Joseph Janes, founding director of the Internet Public Library will be
the keynote speaker.  Author of ten books including Introduction to
Reference Work in the 21st Century, Janes speaks frequently at national
and international venues on the use of Internet technologies in
librarianship.  Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Information
Science at the University of Washington and has held similar positions
at North Carolina, SUNY Albany, Michigan, and Syracuse, where he
obtained his M.L.S. and Ph.D.

Conference topics include:
· Maintaining the human touch in technology based librarianship
· Techniques for keeping up with the speed of change
· Managing the influx of data in the Information Age
· Using games in library instruction
· User testing for library websites
· Digital and Internet reference
· Information literacy
· Online tools for catalogers and WorldCat in the 21st century
· Enhancing the human touch in the digital age
· Supporting support staff

A pre-conference, Thinking Outside the Box as it Relates to Diversity in
Organizations, will be held the day before, October 31, 2002, for those
interested in diversity issues.  Presenter will be Selina Griswold,
Assistant Professor of Business Technologies at the University of

Who should attend?
· Academic librarians
· Public librarians
· Information professionals
· Library support staff

For registration, accommodation and program details, please visit the
conference website at or email Cliff
Glaviano at

Submitted by Deberah England