Calling all web searchers! Do you need to stay up to date on important web
search developments and tools? Here's a great way to catch up on the latest
and most important web search news without leaving your desk!

with Rita Vine,

October 28, 2004
3:00-4:00 pm ET; 12 Noon to 1pm PT; 1:00-2:00pm MT

To register visit us online today <>

Twice a year, Rita Vine of will cover the most important
web search news and developments in a 60-minute telephone session targeted
at librarians and experienced searchers. In her sessions, Rita will cover a
grab bag of new resources, specialized search tools, and important news
about web search, all designed to give you a quick update on the most
important changes that affect web searching. You'll gain unique insights,
save valuable time, and have a chance to hear one of North America's leading
web search specialists sift through the news and inject her own expert views
into this complex topic.


Here's how it works. After you sign up for the session, you'll receive an
email with a toll-free phone number to call at the time of the
audioconference. You'll also receive Rita's Powerpoint presentation which
you can print out and follow during the audioconference. There will also be
time for questions at the end.


Members: $59.00 + GST
Non-members: $84.00 + GST
Includes all long-distance charges and unlimited participation per telephone

Instructor Biography
Rita Vine is Canada's best-known Internet search trainer. She is the
co-founder of, which helps professionals break through the
clutter of the Internet and access information that matters. Rita has been a
professional librarian for over 20 years, and has held positions at the
University of Calgary and University of Toronto libraries. She is also the
lead selector of the Search Portfolio, a web site selection service for
libraries seeking to deliver the best of the web to their staff and users.
Rita is a sought-after keynote and conference speaker and continues to bring
her unique brand of energy, humor and commitment to the topic of web

What Students are Saying About Smart Search Update...
"Great practical advice and tips."
"I was very impressed with the amount of info conveyed in a short time"


After registering for the session, you'll receive an e-mail confirming your
participation. Three days from the date of the session you will receive a
second e-mail with a toll-free phone number to call at the time of the
program, and any materials the speaker wants distributed. If materials are
sent they are usually used directly in the call. At the appointed time, you
phone the toll free number. The conference operator will record your
participation and the call begins. Presenters have different styles of
presentation but there is always opportunity for you to raise your


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