Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Let's Go Library Expo: Books, Ebooks and Audiobooks


On Thursday, July 28, 2005 the first of an ongoing series of online conferences about hot topics in librarianship and information technology will be held. The series is called “Let’s Go Library Expo” and the July 28 online conference will focus on “Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks.” The keynote speaker will be author Asra Nomani (Author of the new book Standing Alone in Mecca, one woman's pilgrimage to reclaim the rightful role of women in Islam).

Participation in this inaugural conference is free of charge for conference attendees. All you need to participate is a computer with a sound card, speakers, and an Internet connection. If you want to speak using Voice-over-IP (in addition to text chat) you need a computer microphone.

The Let’s Go Library Expo series of online conferences will offer the things you value from in-person conference, such as:

Thought-provoking keynote speeches
Informative panel discussions
Exciting vendor exhibits and demonstrations
Ample opportunities for informal networking
Great handouts and other takeaways

Online conferences avoid the less-lovely aspects of in-person conferences, such as:

Outrageous travel expenses
Long walks in cavernous convention centers
Crowded, stuffy meeting rooms
Shuttle buses
Lost travel time
Uncomfortable beds

For more information about “Let’s Go Library Expo: Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks,” the July 28 online conference, please visit http://www.planetlibrary.info/lgle200508.htm. This online conference is supported by the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center (http://www.mitbc.org/), the North Suburban Library System (http://www.nsls.info/) near Chicago, and the Alliance Library System (http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/) in central Illinois.

Fees for exhibitors and sponsors are very reasonable, and you avoid all of the related travel expenses. For more information about sponsorship and exhibition options within the “Let’s Go Library Expo” online conference (either for single events or the entire series), please contact Tom Peters (816.228.6406 or tpeters@tapinformation.com).

For additional information about the entire “Let’s Go Library Expo” series, please visit http://www.planetlibrary.info/lgleindex.htm.

“Let’s Go Library Expo” is a service of Planet Library (http://www.planetlibrary.info/index.html), an emerging full-service online library that will provide a wide variety of content and services for library users worldwide.

A Yahoo Group has been created to facilitate discussion and announcements regarding Planet Library and its services, such as the Let's Go Library Expo series of online conferences. All library users worldwide are welcome to join this Yahoo Group.
To join the Planet Library Yahoo Group, please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PlanetLibrary/join

The “Let’s Go Library Expo” series and Planet Library are sponsored by TAP Information Services (http://www.tapinformation.com/), which provides a wide variety of high quality planning, consulting, research, and assessment services supporting libraries, consortia, government agencies, publishers, and other information-intensive organizations.


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