Information on Participating in the “Library as Classroom” Mini-conference on June 15th

Thank you for registering for the Library 2.016 virtual mini-conference, “Library as Classroom,” on June 15th from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US Pacific Daylight Time (find your local time here). Please retain this email is it gives instructions to participate live on June 15th or to watch the recordings afterwards.

This is a free event, thanks to our sponsors: School of Information at San José State University (the founding conference sponsor) and Follett.

To attend the conference live please go to our conference schedule page, choose your specific time zone, then expand the calendar events to see the links to join each session through Blackboard Collaborate:


If you have friends or colleagues that wish to attend, this is a free event and we encourage you to share our information widely. However, please send them to the conference registration page ( rather than giving them the above link directly, as this will allow us to track participation.

An abbreviated schedule of sessions is below. For more information, follow these links:

Conference Platform

The conference software platform is Blackboard Collaborate, and the sessions can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Please verify that you are using a compatible version of Java (Complete Steps 1 and 2) to use Collaborate. For troubleshooting see Behind the Blackboard Support or join the Conference Chat.

Please use #library2016 on any social media posts leading up to and during the event. And do encourage others to register in order to attend!

Abbreviated Schedule

Full schedule and links are at All times below are Pacific Daylight Time.

12:00 pm (PDT):

  • Opening Keynote Panel: Defining the Library as Classroom
    Michael Stephens, Michael Casey, Brian Kenney, Joyce Valenza, and Jessamyn West.

1:00 pm (PDT)

  • Fast and Fit Brain Training: Through a Library Service Delivery Model, Year Two
    Patricia Shepard Sohmer, M.A., Park County Public Library Manager

  • FutureForce: A new type of education for a new type of student
    Megan Egbert, District Programs Manager, Meridian Library District

  • Special Collections in the Classroom: Embedding Special Collections in an Undergraduate History Course
    Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, Vanderbilt University

  • The Library Makerspace as Classroom
    Lauren Di Monte, Librarian & NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries

1:30 pm (PDT)

  • Beyond the Library as Classroom: Two-Generation and Family Learning
    Lorette McWilliams, Research Analyst, Harvard Family Research Project

  • Building a Learning Community Through Public Libraries
    Margaret Penn, Branch Manager, Gwinnett County Public Library

  • OERs (Open Educational Resources) at the Junction of Library and Classroom
    David V. Loertscher, Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University

  • Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamificiation
    Tasha Squires - Learning Resource Center Teacher (School Librarian),  O'Neill Middle School

2:00 pm (PDT)

  • Incorporating Making Culture into the Curriculum-Wilson Library's Journey
    Amy Jiang, Coordinator of Library Technology, Wilson Library, University of La Verne

  • Library as a Classroom for Library Staff
    Sally Pewhairangi, Director, Finding Heroes

  • Thinking outside the curriculum: Education throughout the research lifecycle
    Joshua Sadvari, Research Commons Program Manager & GIS Specialist, The Ohio State University Libraries

  • When It Comes to Curriculum, One Size Does NOT Fit All:Follett’s Lightbox is the Interactive, Fun Resource for All Teaching and Learning Styles
    Mitch Coulter, Senior Product Manager, Follett School Solutions

2:30 pm (PDT)

  • Closing Keynote: Sean Casserly

See you online!


Steve Hargadon
Co-Chair, Library 2.0


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