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24 InformationToday February 2010 www.infotoday.com Library and Information Science CONFERENCE DATES Conferences Prominent in March Internet@Schools East by DONALD T. HAWKINS | Library Conferences April 12–13 A 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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