Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4

We’re counting down the days until the inaugural (and free) Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference begins on Wednesday, November 2nd. More than 4,000 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!

The schedule of all sessions, in customized schedule pages for each of the world's 36 time zones, is now available at the Sessions and Schedule page. 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.  All sessions will also be recorded for later viewing. Keynote addresses will be scheduled over the course of the two-day conference, and the 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)

To register for the conference, join the conference website at The conference welcome will start at 6:30 a.m. US-PDT on Wednesday, November 2nd, followed by the opening keynote by Library 2.011 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). All conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer following instructions on the Sessions and Schedule page.

Participants, presenters, and volunteers are encouraged to share your excitement for this global event. The conference Twitter hashtag is "#lib2011" and to download a variety of badges, please visit: Those interested in volunteering will find information on the Volunteer Page, and potential sponsors still have time to sign up by contacting me directly.

As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online, is FREE to attend, and will be recorded. For more information, please visit:

See you online!

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