ERIC Number: ED405899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Interconnections: An Information Technology Conference Series. Final Report.
Lincoln Trail Libraries System, with cooperation from Rolling Prairie Library System, was awarded a LSCA (Library Services and Construction Act) Title III grant to coordinate a series of four statewide "Interconnections" information technology conferences. These conferences were planned cooperatively by and aimed at attendees representing a wide range of library, business and agriculture, community agency, educational institution, telecommunications industry, and governmental bodies. Three major goals for the project were met: (1) increase public/private interagency continuing education cooperative planning efforts among libraries, educational institutions, community agencies, and business and technology representatives; (2) plan and present a coordinated series of four information technology workshops held in central Illinois, open to statewide attendance; and (3) assess impact on conference participants and identify ongoing library and information agency continuing education needs in the areas of new information technologies, based on conference attendee evaluations, selective participant follow-up survey activities, and advisory group summary review. The all-day conferences featured nationally recognized leaders in information technology, library, and public policy arena and topics focused on: Telecommunications: Getting Connected for Information Access; Navigating the Internet: New Tools and State-of-the-Art Access; Electronic References: Meeting Information Needs via the Internet; and National Information Infrastructure: Policies and Issues. This final narrative report includes detailed evaluations, survey results, and copies of newsletters. Appendices include publicity materials, list of conference presenters, evaluation documents, and project products. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Trail Libraries System, Champaign, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act