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Library 2.011 Virtual Conference: A global conversation on the future of libraries

square3 Library 2.011 Virtual Conference: A global conversation on the future of librariesPlease add this exciting new, free, virtual conf to your calendar and consider writing a proposal for a session:

We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 – 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend.

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join the Library 2.0 network.

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.

We are looking for conference volunteers, commercial and non-commercial partners, and conference advisory panel members! You can let us know of your interests when you sign up. Potential partner organizations can contact Steve Hargadon immediately at the contact information below.

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University 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. Dr. Hirsh has been a faculty member at several academic institutions, as a librarian in academic and special libraries, and more than a decade in leadership positions with Silicon Valley’s leading global companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She is a recognized advocate for library services, has an extensive record of research in the field, and has been actively involved in leadership roles with professional associations.

Steve Hargadon, the founder of Classroom 2.0 and the Global Education Conference, is the founding co-chair of the Library 2.011 conference. Steve hosts the popular FutureofEducation.com interview series, and has consulted on social media and education for PBS, Intel, Ning, Microsoft, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, MERLOT, the U.S. State Department, the and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology.

We are looking forward to this momentous event, and your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University
More Information: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/hirshs/hirshs.php

Steve Hargadon
Web 2.0 Labs
Email: steve@hargadon.com
Phone: 916-283-7901
More Information: http://www.stevehargadon.com

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Comments

  1. Laurie Dias-Mitchell says:

    … looking forward to this, as I am tired of being in professional and social settings and being asked if I think that libraries are an anachronism. I will be there November 2 – 3, 2011 [virtually, of course].

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