WebSearch University presents Searchers Academy

Monday, October 19, 2020

Join our industry experts as they share their ideas and expertise during this full-day workshop at Internet Librarian 2020. You'll come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching. Check back in late-May for a list of speakers and session topics to be covered!

Registration includes

  • Light continental breakfast
  • Attendee lunch
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • PLUS complimentary access to the Internet Librarian Sponsor Showcase October 20-21


W1. Searchers Academy: Futurizing Search

09:00 AM2019-10-202019-10-20

Monday, October 19: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Search is ever-evolving. From Google’s frequent algorithm changes that affect our search results to new sources of information appearing on the web, innovative approaches by information professionals are necessary. Info pros have a unique set of skills that give us the ability to own the search space. But equally important is the ability to challenge our assumptions about search and hone our search skills. This practical full-day workshop provides the latest tips, tricks, and techniques for unlocking the “black box” of search. With search engines adding, altering, and removing functionality on a regular basis, it’s difficult to keep up. Our search experts reveal what you need to know to perform better and more effective searches, analyze search results to surface value, teach others good search practice, and remain on top of search innovations. There’s always something new to be learned from these leading-edge info pros. Whether you’re a novice or expert searcher, you will come away with a new appreciation of innovations in search, new resources to share with colleagues, and more search tools for your professional toolkit. Topics our experts cover include the following:

  • Getting More From Web Search: Learn about recent developments in web search engines that affect how, why, and where to search to get the best results.
  • Savvy Search Strategies: Strategize your research to accommodate new technologies and techniques for increasing sense-making.
  • Resourcefully Yours: So many resources, so little time! We introduce a number of new, different, and changed resources to turbocharge your research.
  • Increasing Value: Make your search results decision-ready by transforming data into insights and actionable information.
  • SWOT for Search Professionals: Take a fresh look at where search professionals can make the biggest impact and most effectively leverage your expertise.


, Editor-in-ChiefOnline Searcher Magazine

, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

, Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian, Montana State University

, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports