The dates are set for the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 7am - 8pm US Pacific / 10am - 11pm US Eastern (International Time Zone Converter). The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open 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.
We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Information at San José State University
More Information: https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=hirshs
More Information: http://www.stevehargadon.com and http://www.learningrevolution.com
- The conference hashtag (Twitter) is #lib2015
- The call for presentation proposals opens May 1st, 2015.
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 the Global Advisory Board Group, and then apply at http://www.library20.com/page/advisory-board-application.
- 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 and information centers, information professionals, 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 apply at http://www.library20.com/page/partner-application.
- 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.
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