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E-Info Global Symposium

I’m going to go ahead and point to something I’ve been somewhat involved in since my first week of working here:

On Friday, Nov. 30 & Saturday, Dec. 1 2006, we’ll be holding a library-related symposium here at the University of Alabama in Huntsville! The topics are loosely focused around transitions from traditional resources to electronic.

Speakers include:

Stephen Abram, VP of Innovation for SirsiDynix
Andrew Dillon, Dean of Univ. of Texas’ School of Information
Chris Jasek, manager of Elsevier’s User Centered Design Team
Danuta Nitecki, Associate University Librarian, Yale University
Bernie Sloan, Univ. of Illinois
Sue Medina, director of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
Mona Klausing, VP of marketing for Blue Mine Group
And more we don’t have full details on yet.

We’ll also have brief presentations from the CEOs of Kaplan, Auto-Graphics, SirsiDynix, EBSCO, and LSSI.

(of course, more details are either on the site now or will be going up shortly. The full PDF agenda is here.)

We also have a symposium blog, which I’ll be maintaining: (hooray! our first official blog!)

One of our main concerns has been to make the symposium accessible to everyone. Until September 8th, registration is $99 (including a Friday night buffet/reception). We’ve also struck a deal with a few local hotels, including one that is campus-run and directly next door to the symposium site, for around $60/night. More details on hotels will be online pretty soon. We’re also in the process of arranging free registration for some library school students.

I’d be glad to answer any questions I can, or point you to those more in the know than I!