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The Nova Scotia Provincial Library will host a live satellite broadcast of a teleconference on "Google and Your Patrons" on November 18th.  This is the first in the Soaring to Excellence 2006: Libraries, the Universe, and Everything series from the College of Dupage.  The speaker will be Steven Bell, Director of the Paul J. Gutman Library at Philadelphia University and Adjunct Professor at the Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology. This teleconference explores the myths and realities of Google along with its unique features and its impact on libraries.  The library worker's role in connecting users to high quality information in the age of "Googleization" is also explored.

Following the broadcast Gwen MacNairn, Computer Science Librarian, Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University Library and Kelli Wooshue, a Reference Librarian at the Spring Garden Road Branch of Halifax Public Libraries will speak about Google's effect in their respective libraries and how it is used with patrons there.

Teleconference Details:
Date: Friday, November 18, 2005, 1 pm - 3:30 pm.
Place: Classroom, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax.
Admission is free; parking is available in front of the building.

To register for this please contact Carol Morris at 424-2477 or [log in to unmask]

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