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Friday, March 1, 2002
Eugene Hilton
Eugene, Oregon



Session Two
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Creating Web Portals for a multi-type library system
Francis Kayiwa, Peter Hepburn -University of Illinois at Chicago

Until now, customized Web portals have primarily been adopted by higher education institutions. We are targeting a larger audience by creating a customized Web portal accessible to library patrons throughout the Chicago area, whether they be academic, public, school or special library users. Having conducted a series of focus groups with librarians from diverse settings, we are in the process of creating web portals tailored to the needs of each of these library types. Once completed, we will offer the configured software to members of the Chicago Library System in the form of a toolkit that they can modify, install and house on their library's server.

Francis Kayiwa is a Resident Librarian and Visiting Instructor in the Systems department of the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his BA from St. Bonaventure University in 1997 and his MLS from SUNY-Buffalo in 2000.

Peter Hepburn is a Resident Librarian and Visiting Instructor in the Reference department of the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned is BA (Honours) from the University of Victoria in 1992 and his MLIS from McGill University in 2000. Peter is an occasional contributor to Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association.

One Stop Shopping (Almost): SFX at WSU
Janet Chisman, Sarah McCord, Ryan Johnson, and Joel Cummings -Washington State University

Librarians from Washington State University will demonstrate and discuss their experiences with ExLibris' SFX software. SFX creates a dynamically generated list of links to library resources and services based on metadata from a patron's search. The SFX software is based on the Open URL Metadata Standard and interfaces with many major library resources.The session includes:overview and introduction with a demonstration of SFX software; brief discussion of how similar services compare and contrast with SFX; summary of staffing, training, and technical requirements; usability testing and public response; implications for the future of library services and patron expectations

Janet Chisman is a systems librarian at Washington State University Libraries. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She worked as a public services librarian in a variety of academic libraries until her move to the WSU Libraries' Systems Office five years ago. She is principally involved in providing access to electronic resources, Web design, and computer training for library personnel.

Sarah McCord is the Electronic Resources Librarian and liaison to the College of Pharmacy at the Washington State University Health Sciences Library. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her research interests include evaluation criteria for complementary and alternative medicine resources, digital reference services, and accessible web page design.

Joel Cummings is an Electronic Resources Librarian at the Washington State University Libraries. He received his Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia. He has worked in public services for special and academic libraries. His research interests include, usability testing, web design and public services and collection development issues for sciences and agriculture libraries.

Web sites for Business
Kaiping Zhang, Andrew Nicholson -University of Oregon

This presentation explores the best websites for finding business information in areas of company and industry, business ethics, e-commerce, economics, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and statistics. Using geographic information for marketing research is a unique part of this presentation. Economic & demographic sites are useful for business marketing purposes. By extracting census and consumer spending data from the web, business can then use geographic information systems to identify potential markets. This presentation also discusses sites that can answer specific questions such as what the registration fee is for opening a business in Oregon; what the current copper price is; how to find the production price of a film, etc. These websites have proven to be invaluable in answering business reference questions.

Kaiping Zhang is the Business / Economics Reference Librarian at the University of Oregon. She obtained her MLS from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1992. She also obtained a Master of Science in Developmental Reading in May 1988. She has worked as a reference / Instruction Librarian at Pittsburg State University at Kansas, Marietta College at Marietta, Ohio, and Mohawk Valley Community College. Her collection development focus is in the areas of business and economics.

Andrew Nicholson is the Map/GIS Librarian at the University of Oregon. He obtained his MLS from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) in 1998 and certificate in Business Geographics from the Center of Geographic Sciences in 2001. He has worked as a Librarian for Dalhousie, Trent University (Ontario,Canada) and the Halifax Regional Library.

Adapting TILT: Implementing the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial at Lewis and Clark College
Jennifer Dorner, Mark Dahl -Lewis and Clark College

Librarians around the world have eagerly anticipated the Open Public License version of the award-winning TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial). Benefit from Lewis & Clark College's experiences of downloading, installing and adapting yourTILT for our first year core curriculum class. We will address how we modified the content to meet our information literacy learning objectives and the various technical issues that arose, including adapting the javascript, PHP, and PERL scripts for our local server.

Jennifer Dorner is Information Literacy Coordinator at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She works with faculty, staff and administrators to establish a program of faculty development that will incorporate information literacy within the general curriculum of the College. In her previous position at Ball State University, she taught information skills to undergraduate and graduate students and designed interactive instructional tutorials. Jennifer received her M.L.S. from the University of Washington in 1994 and a B.A. in English from Whitman College in 1986. She is the editor of the professional journal Public Services Quarterly and her own articles have appeared in Nurse Educator, Computers in Nursing, Reference Services Review, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship. She also co-authored the book chapter "Evaluating WWW Information: Instruction Methods in the Electronic Classroom," in All that Glitters: Prospecting for Information in the Changing Library World (JAI Press, 1999). Her presentations include a panel session at the Internet Librarian International conference in London, England. She has served on a variety of ALA committees, though her heaviest involvement has been with the ACRL Instruction Section.

Mark Dahl is currently the Library Technology Coordinator at Lewis & Clark College. He is an experienced library system administrator and web developer. He has previously presented on topics related to library technology including the PHP scripting language, database driven web sites, and library acquisitions processes. Prior to taking his current position in August 2001, he was Systems and Technical Services Librarian at Central Oregon Community College.

Where's the Article? Designing an integrated interface to Dynamic Journal Holdings Data
Layne Nordgren, Francesca Lane Rasmus -Pacific Lutheran University

Since journal holdings for print, microform, and full-text online resources often change daily, how can we provide the most up-to-date information to our patrons about our library's journal holdings? How will they know whether or not we have a particular journal and where will they find it? This presentation describes strategies used at Pacific Lutheran University for integrating dynamic journal holdings information, our library catalog, and user authentication into a single web-based user interface to journals: "Journals at PLU"

Lane Nordgren is Director of Multimedia Services/Library Systems at Pacific Lutheran University.

Francesca Lane Rasmus is Electronic Resources Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University.

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