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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4</span></b><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We’re counting down the days until the inaugural <a href="http://www.library20.com/page/2011-conference">Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference</a> begins on November 2. More than 3,500 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The groundbreaking event will be a whirlwind of information with 160 presentations scheduled over two days! <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Participants can view the schedule of all 160 sessions in customized pages for each of the world's 36 time zones. Presentations will cover a variety of pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles of libraries and librarians in our digital world. Keynote addresses will be scheduled over the course of the two-day conference. Keynote speakers include:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><ul style='margin-top:0in' type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Sandra Hirsh (USA)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Lennart Bjoerneborn (Denmark)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Michael Stephens (USA)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Christine Bruce (Australia)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ms. Ellen Tise (South Africa)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Mr. Stephen Abram (USA)<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The conference welcome will start at 6:30 a.m. US-PDT on Wednesday, November 2, followed by the opening keynote by Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference Co-Chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Josť State University. The conference will conclude with a final conference gathering at 9:00 p.m. US-PDT on Thursday, November 3 (November 4, in some parts of the world). The full schedule is posted on the conference website at <a href="http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule">http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule</a>. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Participants, presenters, and volunteers are encouraged to share our excitement for this global event and download online badges to let everyone know about the Library 2.011 conference. To download badges, please visit: <a href="http://www.library20.com/page/press-promotional">http://www.library20.com/page/press-promotional</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online and is <b><span style='color:#1F497D'>FREE</span></b> to attend. For more information, please visit: <a href="http://www.library20.com/">http://www.library20.com</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We’ll see you online November 2!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Sandra Hirsh<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Professor and Director <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/">School of Library and Information Science</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=M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