Call for Proposals

This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries.

Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal and participate in this free event. There are no registration fees and no travel requirements. The entire conference will be held online via web conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate), with presentations held in multiple languages, across multiple time zones on October 20th, 2015.  

The Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations will cover four subject strands, addressing a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, 21st century leadership, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! 

Library 2.015 Conference Strands

  1. Digital Services, Preservation, Curation, and Access
  2. Emerging Technologies and Trends
  3. The User Experience
  4. Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century


To view examples of presentation topics for each of these content areas, click here. Your presentation does not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered – the strands exist for the convenience of those interested in finding particular themes. 

Call for Proposals Open May 1st, 2015

Proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting May 30th, 2015. This year, the conference will be limited to 50 crowd-sourced presentations, so you are encouraged to get your proposal in early! If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early proposal submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is October 1st; proposals received after that date, up until a final deadline of October 10th, will be accepted on a space-available basis. For presentation requirements, please visit: http://www.library20.com/page/proposal-submission.

Click Here to Submit Your Proposal

The Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference is our fifth installment of the Library 2.0 conference series, with the nationally ranked San Jose State University School of Information as the founding partner. Last year’s Library 2.014 conference featured 150 fully online presentations given by scholars and information professionals worldwide. If you missed any of the presentations, you can still access recordings of the presentations. You can also view the archives of Library 2.013, Library 2.012, and Library 2.011.


For more information about the conference and how you can get involved as a partner, sponsor, volunteer, and advisory board member, please visit: http://library20.com

Please share this call for proposals with your colleagues and friends. We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals!

Sincerely,

Steve Hargadon
Library 2.0 Co-Founder
http://www.stevehargadon.com
http://library20.com

Sandra Hirsh, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Information
San José State University
http://ischool.sjsu.edu

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