Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference – Call for Presentations and Involvement

Join the Global Conversation

The Library 2.011 conference presents a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The conference will be held online November 2-3, 2011, inmultiple time zones and languages and is free to attend!

This is the official call for presentations.

Subject Strands

There are six subject strands including the changing roles of libraries in today’s world, digital age learning cultures, and changes in accessing and organizing information. To view the complete list of conference strands, click here.

Presentation Proposals

Presentations shall be noncommercial and between 20 and 60 minutes including Q&A. Sessions will be held in the web conferencing platform Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Sessions will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, and presenters will automatically agree to these terms when submitting their presentations.

Presentation proposals are due September 15, and presentation acceptances will be communicated by September 30.

Click here for submission instructions.

Get Involved

In addition to presenting, there are many other opportunities to participate in this global event.

Volunteer – Join the volunteer group at Volunteers will assist in promoting the conference as broadly as possible. Moderators for conference sessions are also needed.

Advisory Board Member – Sign up for the international advisory board at The advisory board members will promote conference participation and attendance, find partner organizations in their regions, train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible, moderate sessions during the conference.

Partner – Apply to be a conference partner at Noncommercial organizations that are primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs are encouraged to become conference partners. Organizations will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description and will be provided with a “spotlight” speaker session in the conference. Conference partnership is free.