[Libs-Or] Library 2.015 Conference Keynote Presenters Confirmed

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Tue Aug 11 09:30:49 PDT 2015

Technology Tops Agenda for Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference 


The agenda for the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference
<http://www.library20.com/2015>  is taking shape with three keynote sessions
confirmed, as well as insightful presentations by distinguished speakers and
information professionals from around the world. The fifth annual conference
about the future of libraries will be held on October 20, 2015, from 7 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7), and is free to attend.


Joining the ranks of noteworthy Library 2.0 keynote speakers is technology
expert Norman Jacknis, president of the New York Metropolitan Library
Council. A renowned speaker at international technology industry events,
Jacknis' Library 2.015 conference keynote will cover "how trends in
technology, society, the economy and government provide new opportunities
for libraries."


Jacknis is the most recent addition to the keynote lineup that includes
Sandra Hirsh, director of the San Jose State University (SJSU) School of
Information, and Toby Greenwalt, director of digital strategy and technology
integration at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Hirsh, who also serves as
Library 2.0 conference co-chair, will open the highly anticipated conference
with her keynote address. Keeping to the conference theme of Tools, Skills
and Competencies, Greenwalt's talk will focus on "how the library makes
itself visible in an always-connected world."  


Once again, previous speakers have been invited back as distinguished
speakers <http://www.library20.com/page/keynotes2015>  for the international
conference. Michael Stephens, an assistant professor at the SJSU School of
Information and Library 2.0 conference veteran speaker, will be sharing some
of the insights published in his monthly Library Journal column "Office
Hours" and leading a discussion of "the challenges and promise of a changing
LIS workforce" in a session titled "Full Stacks, Introverts,
rians-notes-from-office> & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours."


Following her Library 2.014 conference keynote on "Librarians and Social
rary-2014-worldwide-virtual-conference/presentations#2014_valenza> ," Joyce
Valenza is returning as a distinguished speaker for the Library 2.015
conference. Valenza, an assistant professor and director of the MLIS program
at Rutgers University, "speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries
and thoughtful use of technology."


During his session titled "Library as Platforms: Lessons from News Media
s-media> ," distinguished speaker David Weinberger will look at why "three
news organizations developed APIs, where they succeeded and failed, what
they are currently used for, and how they might develop, to see what
libraries can learn." Weinberger is a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman
Center for Internet & Society and an author. 


Rounding out the conference schedule will be up to 50 crowd-sourced
listForCategory> . Everyone is invited to join the global conversation and
submit a proposal <http://www.library20.com/page/proposal-submission>  for
the October event. Suggested presentation topics
<http://www.library20.com/page/strands2015>  include digital services,
emerging technologies, user experience, and management in the 21st century. 


The annual Library 2.0 conferences were co-founded in 2011 by the SJSU
School of Information, and this year the school helped expand the experience
for information professionals worldwide with the Library 2.015 Spring Summit
<http://www.library20.com/spring2015>  and the Library 2.0 Webinar Series
<http://www.library20.com/webinar> .


More information on the 20,000 member international Library 2.0 network, and
on attending the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, is available on
the conference website <http://www.library20.com/2015> . 



The San Jose State University (SJSU) School of Information
paign=Library2015>  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
=email&utm_campaign=Library2015> . For more information about the school,
please visit: ischool.sjsu.edu
=Library2015> . 




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Information

San Jose State University

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0029

nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu





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