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Free 3 Day Conference: Web 2.011

I am excited to be one of the many keynotes for this amazing conference from San Jose State University SLIS.  I can’t imagine a library land web conference that has over 3,500 registrants from 149 countries!

Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4

We’re counting down the days until the inaugural Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conferencebegins 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!

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:

  • Dr. Sandra Hirsh (USA)
  • Dr. Lennart Bjoerneborn (Denmark)
  • Dr. Michael Stephens (USA)
  • Dr. Christine Bruce (Australia)
  • Ms. Ellen Tise (South Africa)
  • Mr. Stephen Abram (Canada)

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 José 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 athttp://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule.

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: http://www.library20.com/page/press-promotional

As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online and is FREE to attend. For more information, please visit: http://www.library20.com

We’ll see you online November 2!

Dr. Sandra Hirsh

Professor and Director

School of Library and Information Science

San José State University

More Information:  http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/hirshs/hirshs.php

Steve Hargadon

Web 2.0 Labs

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  916-283-7901

More Information:  http://www.stevehargadon.com

This is a truly mazing endeavour.  The global family of information pros and librarians just keeps getting closer despite great distances and borders.

Check it out.  You can pick and choose your sessions.

 

I hope we begin a series of these.  Here’s to Web 2.012.

Stephen

 

Posted on: October 27, 2011, 7:36 pm Category: Uncategorized

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