2 Free Online Conferences to Attend in October

ImagePlan to attend these free continuing education opportunities; you may attend a full day or choose just the sessions that interest you.

1. The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities
October 14, 2015
9am - 4pm CST
Register here
Schedule of presentations
It will feature thought-provoking keynotes from John Palfrey, author of BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google and Denise Jacobs, tech leader, author, and creativity evangelist.
Four high content learning tracks for and from libraries will be offered in key areas:
Creation, Curation, and Connection will look at how libraries connect people to content, and the many ways libraries and their users are embracing digital tools to create, curate, discover, and deliver information.
• Outreach And Engagement will examine how libraries are using digital tools to facilitate connections and help support strong communities.
Fast Learning 10-minute presentations will tackle a wide range of topics demonstrating how libraries and librarians are engaging with and through technology.
Poster Sessions will feature a suite of vendor/partner curated sessions focused on practical solutions to specific challenges and visionary ideas with practical applications.
Conference sponsors: Library Journal & School Library Journal

2. Library 2.015 Worldwide virtual conference
October 20, 2015
9am - 10pm CST
Schedule of presentations
Registration not required; just join a session that interests you.
Here's a few examples of sessions you can attend:
• Building Stronger Communities: Connecting Your Library and the Nonprofit World
• Become Your Library's Technology Futurist
• Making Library Service Visible in the Information Ecosystem
Conference website
Conference sponsor: The School of Information at San José (CA) State University