[Libs-Or] Clear Your Schedule. Library 2.013 Conference Kicks off Friday!

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Thu Oct 17 10:16:03 PDT 2013

Ten Keynote Addresses, 147 Conference Sessions, and Eight Subject Strands:
Yep, this is the Library 2.013 Conference, and it Starts Tomorrow 


If you haven't been on the  <http://www.library20.com/2013> Library 2.013
Worldwide Virtual Conference website in a while, now is the time to check it
out. The conference program is posted, and there are
<http://www.library20.com/page/2013-keynotes> 10 keynote addresses and
-presentations/listForCategory> 147 conference sessions scheduled over the
course of two days, beginning tomorrow, October 18, 2013. 


This participatory conference will be held entirely online in multiple
languages and time zones. You do not need to register or
library20.com%2Fpage%2F2013-keynotes> join the Library 2.0 network to attend
the sessions. All the sessions are free and open to the public. 


This open online conference kicks off with a welcome address at 6:30 am
Pacific Time (9:30 am Eastern Time) followed by the opening keynote at 7 am
Pacific Time (10 am Eastern Time), with
<http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=hirshs> Dr. Sandra
Hirsh, professor and director at the  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> San Jose
State University School of Library and Information Science.  


In her keynote presentation titled,
GcgNGhpdmQwdGhtY3VjaHRxYmJ1czIzNmlzdm9AZw&ctz=America/Los_Angeles> "The
Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals,"
Hirsh will summarize the global and technical trends impacting all sectors
of the library and information field, highlight the role libraries can serve
as the technological and educational hub for their communities, and define
the new roles and skills that will be required of LIS professionals to help
their organizations thrive in today's global information market.


Beginning at 8 am Pacific Time (11 am Eastern Time), several sessions will
be happening simultaneously, covering diverse topics such as big data, RDA,
information literacy, and more! The sessions continue throughout the day and
night, concluding Saturday evening with a closing party after
GcgNGhpdmQwdGhtY3VjaHRxYmJ1czIzNmlzdm9AZw&ctz=America/Los_Angeles> Dr.
Jocelyn Cranefield's keynote, which is scheduled for 8 pm Pacific Time (11
pm Eastern Time). In her closing keynote, Cranefield, a senior lecturer in
Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will
discuss the role and value of knowledge brokers in today's information-rich,
tool-intensive world.


You can view the  <http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule>
hour-by-hour schedule on the Library 2.013 conference website. Simply select
your time zone and view the presentation titles and abstracts, and
presenters' biographies. The session links will go live when the conference
begins. Anyone can access the live sessions - there is no pre-registration
for the conference. As a reminder, all sessions will be held via Blackboard
Collaborate. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard Collaborate, a
aborate/blackboard-collaborate-web-conferencing> tutorial is available. Make
sure your computer is ready now, so you don't miss any sessions during this
global conference! 


For more information about the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference,
please visit:  <http://library2013.com> http://library2013.com


Follow the conversation on Twitter at #lib2013



The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Library and Information
Science is a founding partner of the Library 2013 Worldwide Virtual


The SJSU information school prepares individuals for professional careers in
the information profession and offers the following
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/prospective-students/choose-your-program> online
educational programs: 


*	Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
*	Teacher Librarian Program
*	Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA)
*	Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science
*	San Jose Gateway PhD Program


For more information about the nationally ranked school, please visit:
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu


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