28th Annual Conference

Professional Development Workshops

Thursday, May 16: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Indexing for Beginners

Ann Hall, Registered Indexer since 1978, Book Indexing Postal Tutorials Indexing Course Coordinator, Moffat, Scotland. The basic principles of indexing will be covered in this workshop. Participants will concentrate on ways in which to make an index accessible to the user. Practical exercises will be part of the workshop, and there will be as much opportunity as possible for discussion and participation

Weaving Your Own Small Web: ASI Did It, So Can You!

Kari J. Bero, Bero-West Indexing Services, Seattle, Washington
Jan C. Wright, Wright Information Indexing Services, Seattle, Washington

This workshop, prepared by the developers of the ASI Web Page, will teach indexers how to create a Home Page by reviewing and understanding the process used to create the ASI Web Page. We will cover Web philosophy, aesthetics, and practical HTML tagging. Attendees will leave this workshop with paper copies of working Web page they create, ready to be transformed into their own Home Page.

Thursday, May 16: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Marketing Your Indexing Services

Anne Leach, Freelance Indexer, Bermuda Dunes, California, Editor of Key Words

This workshop will cover the important aspects of marketing yourself as a professional indexer: (1) what marketing really is; (2) why marketing is necessary for established indexers as well as novices; (3) why we all have negative attitudes about selling ourselves, and how to overcome those attitudes; and (4) successful strategies for obtaining clients.

The Structure of Book Indexes

Bella Hass Weinberg, Professor, Division of Library and Information Science, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York

Three topics relating to the structure of book indexes will be discussed: (1) the organization of a reference book or technical manual in relation to its index; (2) alphabetical indexes as complements to the logical/classified order of information in a narrative text; and (3) chain indexing vs. analysis of clocks of text. This workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced indexers; however, students of indexing may find the discussion challenging and are welcome to attend.

Friday: Roundtable Discussions and Social Events

Friday, May 17th: 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Chapter Leaders Breakfast Discussion

Friday, May 17th: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables will be limited to 12 participants. Each table will be moderated by a professional knowledgeable in that field. All roundtables will run both morning and afternoon sessions.

Subject Discussions

Medical Indexing
Legal Indexing
Scholarly Indexing
Cookbook Indexing
Indexing Biographies
Computer Manual Indexing

General Topic Discussions

Getting Started
Finding Work
Managing Your Time
Networking Feast or Famine - How to Survive
AOL - INDEX-L - Internet - What are They?
Mentor/Trainee/Assistant Relationships

Friday, May 17th: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wine & Cheese Reception

Hosted by The Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek

All conference Participants are invited to attend. Buses will be provided to transport conference registrants to Cherry Creek. There are many fine restaurants at Cherry Creek for dining following the reception. Everyone is "on their own" to get back to the hotel, but this area is only a short cab ride from the conference hotel.

Saturday: All Day Conference

Keynote Address: The Tattered Cover: A Journey of Service and Selection

Linda Millemann, General Manager of The Tattered Cover, Denver, Colorado

Specialty Indexing Panel

Birdie Monk Holsclaw, Indexer of National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Longmont, Colorado
Edythe C. Porpa, Freelance Indexer, Boulder, Colorado
Charlene Stickland, Technical Editor, Science Applications International Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Medical Indexing Panel

Donna Balopole, Editorial Resources Manager, Churchill Livingstone, New York, New York
Angela Holt, Supervisor of Indexing Services, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maria Coughlin, Editorial Services, Annapolis, Maryland
Irving Conde Tullar, Freelance Indexer, Brooklyn, New York

Creating Great Indexes for Technical Documentation

Lori Lathrop, Lathrop Media Services, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Skills Transfer: Raiding the Pantry
A Grants Classification Project

Terri Hudoba, Freelance Indexer, Edina, Minnesota
Suzanna Moody, Freelance Indexer, Shoreview, Minnesota

ASI's New Frontier: The World Wide Web

Lynn Moncrief, TECHindex & Docs, Tustin, California

How to Make Your Work Station More Comfortable

Inger Williams, Ph.D, Office Ergonomics Consultant, Fairport, New York