Master Searcher
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2022
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
Register Below:

Fee includes materials

CEU Credits:6
Deadline: Wednesday, April 03, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 14
If you’re already familiar with web indexes, search engines, and meta-search tools, or have already attended previous CAMLS web searching courses, and are ready to take the next step, then this course is for you. The workshop will cover advanced search techniques, field specific search techniques, and spend time on every available variation of delivering information to patrons once you’ve located it. You will be introduced to an exciting new category of search tools – web agents.
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in learning about more advanced search tools and methods. Participants should already be familiar with search engines and meta-search engines.
Key Takeaways
  • Learn advanced search techniques and many different ways to deliver information to patrons.
  • Understand the inter-relationship between your browser and Windows when delivering information to patrons
  • Begin to investigate the world of web agent software
  • Be able to verify where a URL comes from and who is responsible for it, anywhere in the world
Course Content
  • Search techniques
  • Field searching
  • Delivery options
  • Hands-on practice
  • Checking/verifying domain names
  • Web agents
Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian by training and an instructor by choice. For the past five years, she has been president of Information Age Consultants. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and Creating a Power Website. Gail writes the monthly "Surf For" column for School Library Journal. She has served as webmaster for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) children's website, "Oh! Kids." She has given presentations for teachers and librarians all over the United States and Canada. Gail's goal is to make learning about the Internet interesting, easy, and most importantly, fun!