NEWS: Save the Dates – Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference, November 2-3

We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 – 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days, and will be free to attend.

The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands will include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world.

The conference website will be hosted at Please sign up at the site to receive email updates as conference plans move forward. The call for presentation submissions will go out July 5. We are looking for conference volunteers, commercial and non-commercial partners, and conference advisory panel members! You can let us know of your interests when you sign up. Potential partner organizations can contact Steve Hargadon immediately at the contact information below.

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University ( is the founding conference sponsor. SLIS offers a nationally ranked Master of Library and Information Science degree, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association. The School’s online delivery model allows students to live anywhere while earning their degree. SLIS also offers a fully online Master of Archives and Records Administration degree for students who are interested in pursuing a career in electronic records management. Additionally, the School partners with Queensland University of Technology to offer a doctoral program in Library and Information Science.

SLIS Director Sandra Hirsh is co-chair of the conference. Dr. Hirsh has been a faculty member at several academic institutions, was a librarian in academic and special libraries, and has more than a decade in leadership positions with Silicon Valley’s leading global companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She is a recognized advocate for library services, has an extensive record of research in the field, and has been actively involved in leadership roles with professional associations.

Steve Hargadon, the founder of Classroom 2.0 ( and the Global Education Conference (, is the founding co-chair of the Library 2.011 conference. Steve hosts the popular interview series, and has consulted on social media and education for PBS, Intel, Ning, Microsoft, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, MERLOT, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology.

We are looking forward to this momentous event, and to your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director

School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University


Steve Hargadon

Web 2.0 Labs

Email: Phone:  916-283-7901

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