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Friday, March 1, 2002
Eugene Hilton Hotel
Eugene, Oregon

Keynote Speaker:
Mike Eisenberg

Mike Eisenberg is Dean of the Information School of the University of Washington. Under his direction, the School has transformed into a central player on campus and in the information field with three new degree programs (PhD in Information Science, Bachelor of Science in Informatics, Master of Science in Information Management), an expanded Master of Library and Information Science degree program, and an impressive research profile including 18 funded research projects. The School offers professional development and service courses and will be launching a distance Master of Library and Information Science in 2002.

Prior to his role as Dean, Mike Eisenberg worked for many years as Professor of information studies at Syracuse University and as Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse (including the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, AskERIC, and GEM). Mike and his co-author Bob Berkowitz created the Big6 approach to information problem-solving, and he has worked with thousands of students-preK through higher education-as well as people in public schools, business, government, and communities to improve their information and technology skills. Mike has written numerous books and articles on aspects of information science and librarianship, information literacy, library media work, and information technology.

Mike earned his Ph.D. in Information Transfer from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and his Master of Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany.

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