Join the global conversation about the future of libraries.
The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference will connect information professionals worldwide for two days of engaging, interactive presentations. The conference will be held entirely online via web conferencing, with sessions scheduled around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. The global conversation about the future of libraries begins October 18, 2013.
Information professionals are encouraged to participate in this global forum designed to foster collaborative learning and provide professional development opportunities. Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal and participate in this virtual event. Presentation proposals will be accepted from April 9 to September 30, 2013. Thanks to the dedication of conference partners and volunteers, the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is FREE to attend.
The virtual conference will cover eight thought-provoking subject strands, addressing a wide variety of topics, such as building sustainable digital collections, evaluating the user experience, serving distance users, and more.
Library 2.013 Conference Strands
- Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
- Emerging Technologies and Trends
- Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
- Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
- User Centered Services and Models
- Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities
- Doctoral Student Research
- Library and Information Center “Tours”
Conference attendees can choose which live sessions they want to attend, and view all the sessions at their convenience after the conference. All the Library 2.013 conference presentations will be recorded.
The first two conferences in the Library 2.0 annual conference series (Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference and Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference) had more than 150 presentations each, and this year’s conference is expected to offer a similar number of presentations, spanning topics that are relevant to information professionals who work in a range of library types, including public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries.
Library 2.013 Conference Snapshot
- October 18-19, 2013 – Sessions are scheduled around the clock over the course of two days.
- Fully Online – The conference is held via Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing.
- Free to Attend – All you need is an Internet connection to join the live sessions. Session links will be posted on the conference website.
- Multiple Languages – Everyone is encouraged to present in this global conference. The call for presentation proposals will be going out in April 2013.
- Multiple Time Zones – Regardless of where you live or time of day, you can join the live sessions.
- Eight Conference Strands – Sessions cover timely topics on the minds of information professionals. See examples of topics.
- Flexible Format – Mix and match your sessions and attend when convenient for you. The conference schedule will be posted on the conference website in the fall.
- Registration Not Required – The Library 2.013 conference is open to the public. Everyone can join the sessions starting on October 18.
How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? As new technologies emerge, so do new ideas. Join us for the Library 2013 Worldwide Virtual Conference!
This year’s conference is the third installment of the Library 2.0 annual conference series founded by co-chairs Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science, and Steve Hargadon, director of Web 2.0 Labs.
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