A special message from Ellen Junn:
As the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at San Jose State University, I am very excited to be part of the Library 2.013 conference. This fully online global conference fits in well with the direction of the university which is increasingly focusing on online education. Additionally, the themes of the conference — such as those focusing on physical and virtual learning spaces -- are addressing important issues of great interest to the academic and professional communities. I wish you a successful and productive conference!
The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.
To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join the Library 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.
NEW for 2013! The Library 2.013 conference will feature two additional themed conference strands: 1) Doctoral Student Research and 2) Library and Information Center “Tours.” We encourage doctoral students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present their research and hone their online presentation skills. We also heard that many of you want to “see” libraries from around the globe. Presenters will take conference attendees on virtual tours of their libraries or information centers. We will post more information soon on the format of these tours.
Altogether, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Presenters may also submit presentations that cover LIS-related topics not included in the themed strands. The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a great opportunity for professional development and networking. View the Conference Strands. (As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience.)
We are looking forward to the third year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University
More Information: http://ischool.sjsu.edu
Web 2.0 Labs
More Information: http://www.stevehargadon.com and http://www.web20labs.com
- The conference hashtag (Twitter) is #lib2013
- The call for presentation proposals goes out early April.
- The conference begins: October 18, 2013
International Advisory Board: Anyone can apply to be a member of the international advisory board. Advisory board members are recognized on the website and are asked to:
- Promote both participation and attendance at the conference
- Help us find additional partner organizations in their region(s)
- Help support and potentially train presenters in their geographical region and local languages
- If possible, help moderate sessions during the actual conference
As a conference that is focused on being "inclusive," our desire is to have international attendees see this as a truly world-wide and not a North-America-centric event, and to see themselves as full participants and presenters, not just the audience. To sign up for the advisory board, please make sure you have joined the Library 2.0 online network, and then join the advisory board group specifically at http://www.library20.com/group/advisoryboard2013.
- Conference Partner Organizations: Whether you are a small school library or a multi-national organization, we want to encourage you to become a conference partner. You must be non-commercial and primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to be approved. Once approved, your organization will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description; and you will be provided with a "spotlight" speaker session in the conference.
Our goal for the conference is to have it continue to be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world. We recognize that much (if not most!) of the outreach for this conference will come from libraries, schools, or organizations who advertise the conference to their memberships, and we want to recognize and "reward" those who do this!
There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization--all we ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network, and encourage participation as well as presentations and submissions. To apply to be a conference partner organization, please make sure you have joined the Library 2.0 online network, and then join the partner group specifically at http://www.library20.com/group/partners2013.
- We’ll also be looking for volunteers and sponsors. Join the Library 2.0 network to receive updates, or contact Steve Hargadon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 conference series. Follow SJSU SLIS on Pinterest, including the Library 2.013 board.