Friday, February 24, 2017

Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference announcement and call for proposals

The San Jose State University School of Information has announced the Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference. There will be three topic-specific conferences held throughout the year, with each three-hour event featuring an opening and closing keynote session and crowd-sourced presentations. Registration is free.

Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies and Careers will be held on March 29, 2017, 12-3pm Pacific Daylight Time.
All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators from around the world are invited to attend and participate in the March web conference sponsored by the American Library Association’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” campaign.

Moderated by Dr. Julie Todaro, ALA president, the opening keynote panel of thought leaders will explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st century information professionals.
The keynote dialogue will be followed by 10-15 crowd-sourced 30-minute presentations. The call for proposals for these sessions is now open.

The two additional web conferences will take place in June and October and cover the topics of digital literacy and makerspaces.

Held entirely online, the Library 2.017 web events are free to attend. The global conference was co-founded in 2011 by Dr. Sandra Hirsh of the San Jose State University School of Information and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution. Recorded sessions from past conferences are archived and freely available.                                 

More information, including speaker biographies, proposal guidelines and registration, is available on the conference website at

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