Meeting Announcement MA 98-21

Assessing Information Technology in Federal Libraries

The FLICC Information Technology (IT) Working Group is unveiling
its online instrument for librarians to assess the state of
information technology in their federal library or information
center. Join us for a discussion of how the IT Working Group
created the interactive survey, what topics it covers, how best to
complete it, how to use it to demonstrate your library or
information center's technological sophistication, and get more
agency support to expand your efforts.

Those who complete the online IT Assessment through the FLICC Web
site will join a national database of other respondents. This new
database will help you compare your library's hardware, software
and systems with other federal libraries whose size and mission
are similar to yours. You will also be able to use a set of
standard reports to see which integrated library systems other
libraries are using, who has a Web site, who has completed a
requirements analysis, and more!

Date: Friday, May 8, 1998

Time: 1:30 p.m. # 3:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.)

Place: West Dining Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, Library of
Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

Metro: Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)

Sponsor: FLICC Information Technology Working Group

Registration: Free--but registration is required. Call the FLICC
Office to register (202) 707-4800.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing,
Oral and/or Tactical) will be provided if requested five (5)
business days in advance of the event. For other ADA
Accommodations, please contact the Library's ADA Coordinator at
(202) 707-9948 TTY or (202) 707-7544 VOICE.

Information: Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995.

Cancellations: Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4800 if you cannot
attend so those on the waiting list have an opportunity to