April 17-19 hyatt regency crystal city
arlington, va

Registration Open

Interact with search experts sharing their ideas and expertise during this full-day workshop. You'll come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching.

Program Director

Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher

Registration includes

  • Light continental breakfast
  • Attendee lunch
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • PLUS complimentary access to the Computers in Libaries Exhibition, April 17-19.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Full Day Workshop

W1: WebSearch University presents Searchers Academy: Digitally Transforming Search

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.
Daniel Lee, Director, Enterprise Information Solutions, ARC Business Solutions Inc.
Greg Notess, Professor Emeritus of Librarianship, Montana State University
Marydee Ojala, Editor, Online Searcher
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

Now that our smartphones can not only search the web for us but also predict the fastest route to work, how do info pros set themselves apart from anyone with access to Google? This full-day workshop looks at what is innovative, creative, and digitally transforming in advanced web search, research, and analysis. Searchers Academy allows you to interact with a series of industry experts who share their ideas and expertise in the field of research on the web and in social media. There’s always something new to be learned from these leading-edge info pros. Participants should have basic experience with web searching, but even searchers with an extensive searching background will come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching. Expect to have your assumptions challenged about effective search techniques, strategies, and approaches. Academy topics include the following:

  • Getting More From Web Search: Learn about today’s search engine features and techniques that enable you to out-Google anyone … even your clients.! 
  • Digging Deeper: Find out how and where to look for rich content within the deep web and open access content. 
  • Savvier Search Strategies: Forget the tricks from a year ago and learn new search approaches that work today. 
  • Increase Value: What can you do with your search results to make your deliverables decision-ready? 
  • Digital Transformation: How to use artificial intelligence and chatbots to transform search and research and streamline your processes.


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