Attend Free 2-Day Online Library 2.012 Conference Oct. 3-5

Attend any of hundreds of 1-hour online conference programs during the ImageLibrary 2.012 worldwide virtual conference on October 3 - 5, 2012.

Full schedule of all presentations in our time zone
Links to the live virtual rooms will be available October 3rd.

Conference sessions can be accessed from any personal computer that's connected to the internet; no phone or microphone needed. You can check to confirm your computer is ready for their online conference software.

Here's a sample of presentations you can attend:

  • Telling Your Advocacy Story with Digital Tools
  • Connecting Teens to Titles
  • Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for Libraries: Capturing the Talent of Baby Boomers and the Generations that Follow
  • The Space *Is* the Service: Assessing the Physical Library in 2.012
  • The Website-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Using Wikipedia to Teach Information Literacy

All sessions will also be recorded and posted quickly after the conference.

Note: you don't have to join the Ning Library 2.0 Network to attend the conference, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.

Examples of topics that will be covered:

Strand 1: Libraries – Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces. Example topics:

  • Community centers
  • New literacies: digital literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, information literacy
  • The library as a space versus the library as a service
Strand 2: Librarians & Information Professionals - Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World. Example topics:
  • Advocacy and building influence (professionally and institutionally)
  • Kinds of leadership skills needed in libraries in the 21st century
  • Retooling/continuing professional development
Strand 3: Content & Creation - Organizing and Creating Information. Example topics:
  • From information consumption to digital  co-creation and production
  • Library automation / management software / integrated library systems
  • Open Source Software
Strand 4: Changing Delivery Methods. Example topics:
  • e-Books
  • Social networking media for outreach and service promotion
  • Measuring and assessing: determining the effectiveness of new service delivery methods
Strand 5: User Centered Access. Example topics:
  • Multilingual populations/services
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Conflicts between privacy and freedom of speech in a hyperlinked world
Strand 6: Mobile and Geo-Social Information Environments. Example topics:
  • QR Codes
  • Augmented reality
  • Smart Objects
Provided by The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University.