As part of the APLA Vice-Presidents' series, you are invited to attend an Education Institute Web Conference:  Searching 2.0 on Thursday, November 19 at 3 pm.  Location: Alderney Gate Public Library (Dartmouth) - Helen Creighton Room (2nd floor).  Seating is limited, so please e-mail me directly to register:  [log in to unmask]   This session is one hour long and FREE.

Following is a description of the Web Conference:

Trainer Michael Sauers applies the super-search strategies he is known for to the latest generation of Web tools. Blogs, RSS, wikis, Flickr, podcasting, mashups, the read/write Web, kartoo, BitTorrent, Google Book Search, the WayBack Machine, visual search engines, folksonomies, Firefox Search Plugins, Del.icio.us, and more. If you aren't intimately familiar with these tools and how to fully exploit them in your daily reference work, then this presentation is for you. Irreverent and fun, this presentation will expose you to some of the more recent tools that make the most of the Web 2.0 environment: from improving basic search skills and evaluating search results to making the best use of search engines, both common and cutting-edge. Sauers will also show you how best to organize your resources for quick access at the reference desk. (Mr. Sauers will cover as much as he can in the time allowed. Due to time limitations, there is a chance that not all of the services mentioned in this description will be covered.)

Who Should Participate:
The Key Benefits For Participants:
There are many new services and searchable materials on the Web today. Reference librarians need ways to find these materials and to organize the services they use. This session will give attendees an overview of as many of these as possible and leave them with many wonderful starting points.

Key Topics to be Explored:
Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, NE. For nine years prior to moving to Nebraska, Michael was the Internet Trainer for the Bibliographical Center for Research in Aurora, CO. He has been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, consultant, bookseller, and has worked with the New York State Assembly. He is also the Webmaster for the Greece, NY Historical Society and for the fan site of the SF/Fantasy author L.E. Modesitt, Jr. As an amateur photographer, Michael has had his photographs published in both domestic and international publications. He earned his MLS from the University at Albany's School of Information Science and Policy in 1995, and has a BS in American Studies from SUNY Brockport. Michael's ninth book, Searching 2.0 was published in March 2009. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines.

Darlene Beck
APLA VP Nova Scotia

Regional Reference Services Manager/ Branch Manager, Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Halifax Public Libraries
Tel: (902)-490-5804
Fax: (902)-490-5747