Looking for a great way to connect with information professionals around the world? (Well, besides being a member of this group!) You’ll have an amazing opportunity to do just that this November by participating in the first library-focused worldwide virtual conference, to be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days.
Hosted by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose State University, the conference will be free for all attendees. Conference co-chairs Steve Hargadon and Dr. Sandy Hirsch, SLIS Director, are encouraging the broadest possible range of ideas and geographic representation in the call for proposals, currently open.
Here’s the official announcement:
“The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands will include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world.”
The call for presentation submissions went out July 5 and will be open for several months. In addition, the conference organizers are looking for conference volunteers, commercial and non-commercial partners, and conference advisory panel members. To find out more about Library 2.011, go to www.library2011.com/; you can indicate your particular area of interest by signing up for the network. In addition, potential partner organizations can contact Steve Hargadon immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.