2.012 Partners

Founding Partner:

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University (http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/) is the founding conference sponsor. SLIS is the largest accredited library and information science program in the world. With their office located on the San José State University campus, and through their online program, they serve students throughout the entire state of California as well as other states and nations. Dr. Sandy Hirsh, the director of SLIS, is co-chair of the conference. MORE INFORMATION.



Sponsoring Partners:

Destiny® Library Manager™ is built specifically to help K-12 libraries thrive in the ever-changing education market. Trusted by more than 50,000 customers to expand the vital role of the school library in the digital learning age, Destiny Library Manager is the leading library management software for K-12 schools and districts. With access to curated, educator-reviewed digital content and integrated tools to help students and teachers find, share and use print, digital and media resources, Destiny Library Manager makes the library not only more efficient, but more effective at supporting active student learning and collaboration. Destiny® Library Manager™ library software is a centralized K-12 resource management tool that helps libraries in your district work more efficiently, while creating engaging and collaborative learning environments that promote and support student achievement.


To be considered as a conference sponsoring partner, please email steve@hargadon.com.




Partner Organizations:

Partner organizations are listed below. Our goal for the conference is to have it be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world. We recognize that much 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.

Whether you are a small school library or a multi-national organization, we want to encourage you to become a conference partner. You apply at http://www.library20.com/group/2011conferencepartners and 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.

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.



#uklibchat is a fortnightly discussion group that takes place on Twitter, usually from 6.30-8.30pm (UK time) on a Tuesday.It is open to everyone, and we discuss topics related to the field of librarianship such as Open Access, Job hunting, and space management. Topics for discussion are proposed by participants and are added to an agenda circulated in an open document format and twitter the week preceding the talk. The document is available for editing by anyone. You don't have to be based in the UK and over 20% of our Twitter followers are not based in the UK. To find out more about us, follow us on twitter @uklibchat or visit our website: uklibchat.wordpress.com

American Library Association
American Library Association (ALA): The global, regional, and local association that connects tens of thousands of librarians, their ideas, and their innovations, providing a comprehensive gateway to library-related resources, opportunities, and communities. ALA is proud to join the Library 2.012 celebration of innovation, sharing content and expertise. ALA’s mission is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. You can keep up with ALA and other library-related news and information by subscribing to the free award-winning weekly e-newsletter AL Direct: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect.

American Library Association International Relations Round Table (ALA IRRT)
The mission of ALA IRRT is to promote interest in library issues and librarianship worldwide; to help coordinate international activities within the American Library Association, serving as a liaison between the International Relations Committee and those members of the Association interested in international relations; to develop programs and activities which further the international objectives of ALA; and to provide hospitality and information to visitors from abroad.

American School of Bombay
The American School of Bombay (ASB) was founded as an independent, coeducational day school in 1981. The school offers an educational program from early childhood through grade 12 for approximately 800 students representing over 40 nationalities. ASB serves the international and expatriate community of Mumbai and is recognized with full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. ASB has been an IB World School since 1998 and is authorized to offer both the Primary Years and Diploma Programs. While focusing on the development of the whole child, the school offers a college preparatory curriculum that awards graduates an American high school diploma and/or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school’s curriculum is enhanced with a widely-recognized 1-to-1 laptop program for all students in grades 3 through 12 focusing on technological fluency from the earliest years.

American Society for Information Science and Technology
Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. ASIS&T brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. ASIS&T bridges the gaps not only between disciplines but also between the research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments. ASIS&T counts among its membership information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education; individuals who share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit.

Association for Library and Information Education
ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of university faculty in graduate programs in library and information science in North America. Its mission is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service and to provide an understanding of the values and ethos of library and information science. ALISE serves 700 individual members and more than 60 institutional members throughout the world.

Australian Library and Information Association
The Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA] is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. It seeks to empower the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support.

Bauder College
At Bauder College in Atlanta, Georgia, we strive to provide a quality education to those wishing to pursue careers fashion design, graphic design, interior design, health care, nursing, business, and information technology. We offer quality bachelor's and associate's degrees and certificate programs that integrate general education, professional skills, and career-focused education, empowering you to develop and achieve your personal and career potentials. Our mission is to meet the needs of our students by offering a wide variety of program choices that could lead to successful future careers.

Beit Berl Information and Library Studies Department
The Beit Berl Information and Library Studies Department, part of the School of Government and Social Policy, trains information specialists for work in a variety of positions in academic libraries, information centers, and educational institutions. The academic curriculum emphasizes professional achievement in the library and information science spheres.

Blended Librarians Online Learning Community
The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community is librarians, faculty, instructional designers and technologists, and other academic support personnel working collaboratively to fully integrate the library into the teaching and learning process. It is designed to encourage and enable academic librarians to evolve into a new role that blends existing library and information skills with those of instructional design and technology. To that end, the Community leverages innovation, collaboration, and communication to bring together its members in a virtual environment for professional development and learning opportunities.

California Library Association
Founded in 1895, CLA is California's Leading Library Advocate & Professional Development Provider. The Association provides leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library services, librarianship and the library community.

California School Library Association
The California School Library Association advocates, educates, and collaborates to ensure that all California students and educators are effective users of ideas and information.

Department of Library and Information Science, University of Debrecen
The Library and Information Science Department of the University of Debrecen works in the Faculty of Informatics. The Department cooperates with the University and National Library University of Debrecen in the training of our students. We are the leading LIS institution in the region at BA, MA and PhD levels as well as. The strength of our training is in library science and IT. Our department was founded in 1989, at this time it was the second university where LIS training was possible in Hungary. Over the past twenty years many of our graduate students held a leading position in Hungarian libraries.

FEDLINK/Library of Congress
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress is an organization of federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and providing continuing professional education for federal library and information staff. FEDLINK serves as a forum for discussion of the policies, programs, procedures and technologies that affect federal libraries and the information services they provide to their agencies, to the Congress, to the federal courts and to the American people.

Health Libraries Benchmarking Group
Australian clinical library group focused on improving services through sharing of operational statistical data and benchmarking.

Hudson Valley Library Assn.
HVLA brings together librarians primarily from independent K-12 schools in the New York City, Long Island, Westchester and nearby New Jersey and Connecticut communities.

Information Architecture Institute
The Information Architecture Institute supports individuals and organizations specializing in the design and construction of shared information environments.

International Academy of Design and Technology - Vegas
For more than 30 years, IADT has inspired students from across the country to think outside of the box when it comes to tapping into their talents and turning them into marketable assets in today's competitive job market. Our students are immersed into a stimulating academic community dedicated to fueling their imagination and helping them maximize their creative potential. Best of all, our experienced faculty understands creative types because they are creative types who have been there, done that and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and firsthand experiences.

The Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) was established on 10 July 1997. LIASA is a professional non-profit organisation, uniting and representing all institutions and people working in libraries and information services in South Africa. It strives to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field into an organisation that provides dynamic leadership in transforming, developing and sustaining library and information services for all people in South Africa. LIASA's membership consists of individuals interested in or working in libraries and information services and institutions or organisations that maintain or are interested in libraries and information services. The mission of LIASA is to be the association driving LIS for the growth and development of South Africa

Librarians Without Borders
Librarians Without Borders (LWB) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.

Libraries Thriving
Libraries Thriving is a collaborative space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment. Members of the community are librarians, faculty, publishers, library vendors, researchers and other educators interested in sharing ideas and working together towards the common goals of increasing innovative use of e-resources and promoting information literacy.

MyOpenArchive, founded in September 2007, is an international Non-Profit Organization that advocates Open Access for never-before-published research papers on the web and provides Self-Archiving platform to enable better knowledge sharing in a way that's easy to publish.

Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization
Pakistan Librarian Welfare Organization (PLWO) is a non-profit body working for the promotion of library & information professionals in Pakistan. PLWO is dedicated to transform professionals from librarian to “teacher of teachers”. Organization’s multidimensional approach equips librarians with adequate professional skills to bring them at par with modern library management practices of the modern world.

Pakistan Library Club
The Pakistan Library Club is established to provide a platform to professional librarian working in various libraries in Pakistan. PLC’s main aim is to provide professional leadership and support to working librarians in order to enhance their potential. A team of young energetic professionals would train you how to become successful in your career and profession. Question arises that in the presence of other professional groups, why this platform is needed. The answer is quiet simple “to provide a knowledge environment” and support to working professional in Pakistan. Pakistan Library Club would emphasize on raising professional and personal capabilities of working librarians through interactive workshops, informative seminars and personal counseling.

Queens Library
Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org

Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane Australia, with a global outlook, it has 40,000 students, including 6000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$500 million. QUT's Information Studies group is one of the most active in Australia. The group has a dynamic and active teaching and research culture. It offers both face to face and online degrees that can be tailored to meet your individual needs. With over 25 research students and strong connections with partners internationally the group provides the ideal environment to develop your research skill and knowledge.

San Juan Memorial Library

School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington
The School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington offers New Zealand's only postgraduate qualifications in library and information studies. The programmes allow students to specialise in library science, or in archives and records management. In addition to the taught postgraduate qualifications, the School also offers an MA and a PhD in Library and Information Studies.

The SLA (Special Libraries Association) is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. Founded in 1909 SLA represents the interess of thousands of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide. Each member may also affiliate with one chapter in their geographic proximity and one division focusing on their subject interests, fields, or types of information-handling techniques.

Among the seven colleges run by Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Sri Sarada College, Tirunelveli, was started in 1986 to cater to the educational needs of the women of the southern district of Tamil Nadu. It is a self financing college, affiliated to Manonmanium Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli. Character-building and cultures inculcation are the basis upon which the superstructure of modern education is raised here. The educational vision and mission of the college are reflected in the motto of the college . The Harmonious Development of the hand, the heart and the head.

Uganda Bureau of Statistics
The Uganda Bureau of Statistics is a semi-autonomous government agency established under the 1998 UBOS Act of Parliament to spearhead the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System (NSS). It is the principal data collection an dissemination agency responsible for coordinating monitoring and supervising the National Statistical System of Uganda.

WLMA Washington Library Media Association
The Washington Library Media Association is a volunteer organization that provides networking opportunities and professional support for teacher-librarians, library paraprofessionals, parents, teachers and administrators. We work to ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of ideas and information by providing: Support for information and technology literacy instruction; Reading advocacy for lifelong learning and enrichment; Equitable access to information resources and services.