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The April SirsiDynix Institute

We just heard Lee Rainie’s excellent speech at the SirsiDynix Executive Session at SirsiDynix SuperConference here in Detroit. I can’t wait for the SDI on April 18th and you’re all invited. Sign up soon. It’s free.
You are invited to attend the upcoming SirsiDynix Institute webinar – Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. EST.
Please follow the link to register for this webinar:
April 18, 2008 – 11 a.m. EST
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project and Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix Vice President of Innovation
Maximizing the Power of the Web: Pew Internet & American Life Project’s 2007 Findings
Lee Rainie will share with attendees the latest from his research into how individuals are using the internet and being affected by it. For library leaders seeking to maximize the power of the Web, Lee will bring to light valuable findings, theories, and arguable conclusions based on his project’s research.
Attendees will no doubt be interested in discussing one of Pew’s latest studies, which revealed just how much young adults and others in the U.S. continue to use public libraries for the Internet and also books. “The age of books isn’t yet over,” Rainie told the Associated Press. His project’s study paid particular attention to the information-seeking activities of lower-income citizens and where libraries fit into their worlds.
During this session, Stephen Abram will interview Rainie about the year’s findings, upcoming trends for libraries and Internet, and much more. Take this opportunity to listen on two of the luminaries in the library and technology communities discuss what’s next for the library world.
About the Presenters:
Lee Rainie —Director Pew Internet & American Life Project
Lee Rainie is the founding Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people’s Internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places.
The Project has issued more than 80 reports based on surveys and other research on these social issues and important public policy questions such as trust and privacy online, e-government, intellectual property, broadband adoption, and the digital divides.
Prior to receiving the grant, he was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.
Stephen Abram —VP of Innovation, SirsiDynix
Stephen Abram, MLS, is President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian and Ontario Library Associations. He is Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, and SirsiDynix OneSource and he is the author of ALA Editions bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram.
Register today to receive your webinar log in information and to hear Lee and Stephen’s presentation Friday, April 18!
I’ll be calling in from Dallas where I am participating in the Great Debate at TxLA.

Posted on: April 7, 2008, 9:47 am Category: SirsiDynix Events

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