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                                                         Library and Information Science
                   DATES                                 Conferences Prominent in March
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                                                         by DONALD T. HAWKINS   |                                       Library Conferences
                         April 12–13

           Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.             s winter and summer give way to spring and fall           The 4th Leipzig Library and Infor-
                                                                  (in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, re-        mation Congress (www.bid-kongress
                                                                                                                                                                     Donald T. Hawkins
                  Computers in Libraries                          spectively), a number of conferences on library       2010.de), March 15–18, will be a con-
                       April 12–14                       and information science will begin to appear on the agenda.    venient venue for many information professionals because
         (Preconference workshops begin April 11;        Several book fairs have also been scheduled this spring:       it immediately precedes the Leipzig Book Fair. The theme
       postconference workshops will be held April 15)   March 18–21 in Leipzig, Germany (www.leipzigermesse            is Knowledge for the People!—Libraries in the 21st Cen-
          Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.     .de/LeMMon/buch_web_eng.nsf), March 2–7 in Abu Dhabi,          tury, and topics on the program include knowledge and
                                                         United Arab Emirates (ADIBF; www.adbookfair.com),              knowledge generation, libraries as a resource for media
                 Buying & Selling eContent
                                                         March 4–8 (www.flb.be) in Brussels, and March 26–31            and information literacy, and knowledge gaining and
                        April 18–20
         Marriott’s Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Ariz.     in Paris (http://2009.salondulivreparis.com). A list of the    maintaining knowledge.
                                                         world’s book fairs, along with dates, locations, organizers,       With the attention-getting title Academic Librarian 2:
                Customer Executive Forum                 and URLs, appears on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.          Singing in the Rain, the second Academic Librarian con-
                        April 19–20                      I monitor that list regularly and will continue to add up-     ference (ALSR; www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/ALSR2010) will be
         Marriott’s Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Ariz.     dates about the book fairs to ITI’s 2010 Calendar of events    held March 11–12 in Hong Kong. ALSR will focus on the
                                                         (www.infotoday.com/calendar.shtml).                            skills and positioning of academic librarians, encompass-
                  Search Engine Meeting                                                                                 ing four major themes: the librarian of tomorrow, quality
                        April 26–27
                                                                                                                        enhancement, collaboration and networking, and new tools
          (Preconference workshops begin April 25)
                                                                                                                        and culture. All of these topics are important for academic
               Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston
                                                                                                                        librarians as they face the challenges of the current times.
                WebSearch University Spring                                                                             This conference will help them hone their skills and en-
                        April 26–27                                                                                     hance interactions with their communities.
          (Preconference workshops begin April 25)
               Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston

                   Content Delivery Summit
                            May 10
                   Hilton New York, New York

                  Enterprise Search Summit
                          May 11–12
           (Preconference workshops begin May 10)
                  Hilton New York, New York

                    Streaming Media East
                          May 11–12
           (Preconference workshops begin May 10)
                  Hilton New York, New York

                     SpeechTEK Europe
                         May 26–27
           (Preconference workshops begin May 25)
                Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

                         CRM Evolution
                            Aug. 2–4
                   Marriott Marquis, New York
                                                                                                                           As the nature of libraries changes and more of their
                         SpeechTEK                                                                                      resources become electronic, many librarians are feel-
                          Aug. 2–4                                                                                      ing a need to redesign and remodel their physical spaces.
           (Preconference workshops begin Aug. 1;                                                                       That’s where the Academic Library Planning and Revi-
           postconference workshops begin Aug. 5)                                                                       talization Conference (www.academicimpressions.com/
                 Marriott Marquis, New York                                                                             pdf/0310-library-plan
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