Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Free Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference Promotes Global Information Sharing

The date is set, proposals are accepted, and presentations are being prepared as the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference draws near. 

On Tuesday, October 20, 201, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.U.S. Pacific Daylight Time, the free international conference will be held online via Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing and accessible from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Scholars, researchers, information professionals, and students are encouraged to attend and benefit from the global exchange of knowledge.

The conference theme of Tools, Skills and Competencies is at the core of the opening keynote address by Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director of the San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information. Hirsh will discuss the evolution of information services and address what it means to be an information professional today. Her keynote starts at 7 a.m. U.S. Pacific Daylight Time.

The day-long event is packed with keynote and distinguished speaker presentations and 50 crowd-sourced presentations. The full conference schedule is available by time zone on the conference website. All sessions will be recorded and freely accessible for future viewing.

Founded in 2011 by Hirsh of the SJSU School of Information and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution, the Library 2.0 conference series promotes inclusivity with the goal of creating open dialogue about the future of libraries. More information on the 21,000 member international Library 2.0 network, and on attending the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, is available on the conference website

About the SJSU School of Information
The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information prepares individuals for careers as information professionals. Graduates work in diverse areas of the information profession, such as user experience design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic records management, information governance, digital preservation, and librarianship. The SJSU School of Information is a recognized leader in online education and received the Online Learning Consortium’s Outstanding Online Program award. For more information about the school, please visit ischool.sjsu.edu.

Nicole Purviance
Director of Marketing and Communications
School of Information
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0029

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