[Libs-Or] Demystify the Future of Libraries: Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Mon May 11 13:16:02 PDT 2015

21st Century Tools, Skills and Competencies Take Center Stage at Global
Library Conference 


“How can we delight our users and customers?” That is one of five questions
libraries should ask according to author Steve Denning in his recent Forbes
article about the future of libraries. Denning goes on to say, “Libraries
must imagine a future that users will truly want, even though users
themselves don’t yet know what that is.”


What are your thoughts about the future of libraries? Join the global
discussion during the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference
<http://www.library20.com/2015> , a free online conference co-sponsored by
the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information. The fifth annual
conference will take place on October 20, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PDT,
and presentation proposals
<http://www.library20.com/page/call-for-proposals>  are welcomed on a
variety of topics addressing the ever-changing field of 21st century


The completely online conference offers an excellent opportunity for
graduate students, doctoral candidates, scholars, and information
professionals worldwide to network and present cutting-edge ideas and
research on contemporary practices and emerging trends in the information


Choose Your Topic

Four thematic subject strands <http://www.library20.com/page/strands2015>
are planned for this year’s conference:

1.	Digital Services, Preservation, Curation, and Access
2.	Emerging Technologies and Trends
3.	The User Experience
4.	Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century


Submit a Proposal

Proposals can be submitted now through October 1, 2015. Presentations should
be at least 20 minutes long, and sessions must be completed within one hour.
Free training <http://www.library20.com/page/training>  on Blackboard
Collaborate will be available for all presenters. Proposals will be reviewed
in the order in which they were received, and a total of 50 proposals will
be chosen for the day-long conference. Complete information on how to submit
a proposal <http://www.library20.com/page/proposal-submission>  is available
on the Library 2.0 website.


Get Involved

The Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference is free to attend thanks to
the support of partners, sponsors, advisory board members, presenters, and
volunteers. Get involved
<http://www.library20.com/main/authorization/signUp?>  and reap the benefits
of the global pool of information.


Learn More

Get the latest conference news and updates at library20.com/2015
<http://www.library20.com/2015> . The Library 2.0 virtual conference series
was co-founded by Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the SJSU School of
paign=Library2015> , and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution, in 2011.




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Information

San Jose State University


nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu

http://ischool.sjsu.edu <http://ischool.sjsu.edu/> 




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