MidAtlantic News Research Conference

Chapel Hill, NC
July 18-19, 1997

The MidAtlantic News Research Conference is designed to provide educational programming to news library and research department staffs in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. It also provides an opportunity for news research professionals from all sizes and types of newsrooms to meet and discuss common issues. There is no charge for this two-day program, which will be held at the School of Information and Library Science in Manning Hall on the UNC-CH campus.

Hotel Information
Maps, Parking, and Other Useful Information
Who's Coming
A Day in the Life



9 am
Coffee and Welcome -- Teresa Leonard
Barbara Moran, Dean, School of Information and Library Science

9:30 am
How to Search My Newspaper
Diana Diehl, Lee Hemphill, Jim Thompson, Colline Roberts, Maureen Watts, Maria Wygand
Newspaper database secrets from those who know them best. Let the creators of online newspaper databases give you the keys to more efficient searching.

10:30 am
Evaluating Internet Resources -- Michelle Harmon
The Web brings a wealth of information sources right to our desks, but which of those sources are truly useful? How do you know? Get a tour of some of the best sites along with a source list for many,many more.


2 pm
Intranets A to Z -- Sperry Krueger
Condensed from the SLA News Division's CE course on Intranets, a look at how to build one, what to include, and how to maintain it.

Learn HTML -- Carolyn Edds, Andrew Fiore
Be the HTML guru in your newsroom. Simultaneous training sessions for the beginner and for the accomplished html author looking for some new impressive tricks. Followed by open lab time for practice.

5 pm
Tours of newspaper libraries: The N&O, Raleigh. -- Chris Hardesty
Carpooling and maps available. Meet afterward for a nice dinner.


9 am
Tours of newspaper libraries: UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication -- Barbara Semonche
Meet at the J-School for a Continental Breakfast and tour of the library. The program will continue with A Day in the Life: How do we spend our time, how are we all alike and different. A chance for informal discussion and questions.

10:30 am
Photo and Image Archives
Carolyn Edds, Kimberly Kent, Marion Paynter, Jim Thompson
What's available, what to look for in image archiving systems. Hear from those who've been through it.

11:30 am
Wrapup and plans for next time. -- Barbara Semonche


1 pm
Tours of newspaper libraries: The Herald Sun, Durham -- Janet Sammons

Open lab Back in Chapel Hill, the computer lab will be open until 4 p.m. for anyone who wants to continue practicing with HTML.

For more information, contact Teresa Leonard at The News & Observer.

Who's Coming
Macon Telegraph Macon GA R.J. Petrovich
Macon Telegraph Macon GA Harriet Comer
Savannah Morning News Savannah GA Julia Muller
JOMC Chapel Hill NC Barbara Semonche
SILS Chapel Hill NC Lisa Peterson
Charlotte Observer Charlotte NC Marion Paynter
Charlotte Observer Charlotte NC Maria Wygand
Fayetteville Observer-Times Fayetteville NC Daisy Maxwell
The News & Record Greensboro NC Jill Ford
The News & Record Greensboro NC Jim Thompson
The Herald Sun Durham NC Janet Sammons
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Teresa Leonard
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Colline Roberts
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Sperry Krueger
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Chris Hardesty
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Denise Jones
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Becky Dillner
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Peggy Simmons
The News & Observer Raleigh NC Brooke Cain
Wilmington Star-News Wilmington NC Mary MacCallum
Winston Salem Journal Winston Salem NC Ginny Hauswald
Winston Salem Journal Winston Salem NC Diane Lamb
Post and Courier Charleston SC Michelle Harmon
The State Newspaper Columbia SC Lee Hemphill
USC-CLIS Columbia SC Chandra Pierce
USC-CLIS Columbia SC Glynda Christian
The Sun News Myrtle Beach SC Bradley Hawkins
The Sun News Myrtle Beach SC Barbara Horner
Herald-Journal Spartanburg SC Carolyn Edds
The Chattanooga Times Chattanooga TN Mary Bonine
The Journal Newspapers Merrifield VA Lon Slepicka
Virginian-Pilot Norfolk VA Diana Diehl
Virginian-Pilot Norfolk VA Kimberley Kent
Virginian-Pilot Norfolk VA Maureen Watts
Potomac News Woodbridge VA Jane Hall

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