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 ofÂ 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, 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
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.
Computer Manual Indexing
General Topic Discussions
Managing Your Time
Networking Feast or Famine – How to Survive
AOL – INDEX-L – Internet – What are They?
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.
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