FEDLINK is pleased to announce it is hosting a remote broadcast of  

Digital Information and User Behavior: Transforming Libraries, Content and Learning from NFAIS, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services.  (To view the NFAIS agenda, point your browser to


Those interested can attend the virtual conference at no charge at the Library of Congress or watch the broadcast via a Web URL on an Internet-connected computer offsite.  FEDLINK has purchased an access license for this broadcast.

To attend the virtual conference (Web cast) at the Library of Congress, join your colleagues on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room.  The URL for offsite viewing will be sent to registrants 48 hours prior to the event.

To attend in person or via the web, you must register at

For more information on this event, contact FEDLINK at 202-707-4813.

Program Description

The emergence of e-content, search engines and the Web more than twenty years ago has shaped a new generation of information seekers.  How they access, read, and use information is fundamentally different from the behavior created by the print medium. This new behavior is transforming library infrastructures and services, is driving the conversion of books and textbooks into innovative tools for education and is changing how traditional reference information is accessed and delivered.

How has information behavior changed in academia? What new library infrastructures are being tested? Is a totally virtual library on the horizon?  Are library collections changing and if so, how should the return on library investment being measured? Is the use of e-books and e-textbooks increasing significantly? How is the use of all this digital material changing the educational experience? And how are traditional reference works being delivered to meet the needs of today's academic libraries and the users that they serve? This workshop will attempt to answer these questions and more as we take a look at the ongoing impact of digital information usage behavior on those who serve the information seeker.