Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
The Invisible Web
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$60 CAMLS Members
$180 Affiliate Members
$70 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 19
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

If you've been reading Web-related magazines or been watching technology-related programs on TV, you've probably heard the phrase "The Invisible Web". If you'd like to know what this mysterious phrase means, and more importantly like to learn how to find the invisible when searching for information, then this course is for you.

Learn how to use the “Invisible Web” and “semi-invisible” web content. Know what is searchable and unsearchable when using search engines and quickly identify unsearchable Web content. In this learn-by-doing class, you will be able to practice identifying searchable and unsearchable information and unveil the mystery of the “The Invisible Web.”

This course is a follow-up course to both the Master Searcher and Web Triage courses. Participants should have taken one of these courses or be thoroughly familiar with Web searching.

Key Takeaways

  • Search tools and information visibility/invisibility
  • Search limitations of current search tools
  • Why and how search tools see the invisible content
  • Opaque web, private web, and proprietary web
  • Direct and indirect URLs
  • Navigating the Invisible Web
  • Why and when to use the Invisible Web
  • What's not on the web at all
  • The future of the Invisible Web
Audience: Public, special, academic, and school librarians, reference librarians, supervisors, Web techies, and anyone who has to search for in-depth information on the World Wide Web.
Gail Junion-Metz has been having a wonderful time the last eight years teaching librarians, teachers, and kids about the Internet, World Wide Web, and information resources available online. As a librarian, she developed Internet workshops for faculty, staff, and students. As head of her own training and consulting firm, Information Age Consultants, Gail instructs public and school librarians, patrons, K-12 teachers, and students of all ages and interests.

In addition to teaching Internet workshops all over the U.S. and Canada, Gail also likes to write about the Net. She is most widely known for her "Librarian's Internet" column which is featured monthly in School Library Journal.

Gail has also written a number of books including Coaching Kids for the Internet: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for School Librarians, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Academic Libraries, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Public Libraries, Creating a Power Web Site, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and K-12 Resources on the Internet.

She has also had articles published in public Libraries, School Library Journal, The Internet Business Journal, College and Research Libraries, Library Resources and Technical Services and the Ohio Media Spectrum

A native of Racine, WI, Gail holds a Master of Arts degree in Library Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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