Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Register Now for the (Online) Library 2.0 Spring Summit - "The Emerging Future"

Join us on April 30th, 2015 for the free, online Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, a three-hour conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services. The Spring Summit will be held from 12pm - 3pm US Pacific / 3pm - 6pm US Eastern.

The Spring Summit has been inspired by and orchestrated in partnership with Library 2.0 founding sponsor, the San Jose State University School of Information. In order to attend the summit or watch the recordings, you need to RSVP at

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations.

This interactive session on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally.
Part 1: Chasing Storms or Rainbows?
Panelists: Dan Cohen, Miguel Figueroa, Mark A. Matienzo, and Jason Swanson

An opening panel looks at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends.

Part 2: In the Know
Mary Alice Ball: How to plan and fund new technologies
Tina Jagersen: How to stay up to date with new technologies
Samantha Adams Becker: A drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies

Part 3: The Here and Now
Panelists: Jen Jumba, Sarah Gillespie Swanson, and Joyce Valenza

A closing panel discussion on technology and social media trends.

The Spring Summit is designed to complement the fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, which will be held on October 20th, 2015.

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