Library 2.013, a worldwide virtual conference that was co-founded by the San José State University School of Library and Information Sciences, and Steve Hargadon, the director of Web 2.0 Labs, goes online Friday. The virtual conference is free to attend and will run around the clock starting on Oct. 18, at 6:30 a.m., standard pacific time, until Oct. 19 at 9 p.m., standard pacific time.
The conference is geared toward library and information specialists and is a free forum “designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide,” according to a welcome letter on the conference’s website (http://www.library20.com/2013.) The schedule will run around the clock to accommodate virtual attendees from around the world. Visitors can click on their nearest timezone to get a schedule of events that will match their clocks.
Those who participate will have a chance to discuss such topics as:
- maker spaces
- mobile services
- embedded librarians
- green libraries
Dr. Sandy Hirsh, the director of the School of Library and Information Sciences in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San José State University said University President Mohammad Qayoumi recorded a welcome address that will start the conference off Friday morning. She said in past years participants have also been in attendance for the closing reception.
“People actually like to attend to debrief,” Hirsh said.
For more on the conference, visit http://www.library20.com/2013. For more on the School of Library and Information Sciences, visit http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/
Dr. Sandra Hirsh
Director, School of Library and Information Sciences
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, the director of the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Sciences, was interviewed for the teacher’s blog “Teacher Certification Degrees,” about her move to full-time academia. Hirsh oversees the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Archives and Record Administration programs, two exclusively online degrees offered at the university. Hirsh is also involved in the San Jose Gateway Ph.D program, which offers a part-time, online doctoral program in partnership with Queensland University of Technology.
In the interview with the blog, Hirsh shares some of her job history, which includes teaching at the University of Arizona before moving her career to Silicon Valley. She worked for technology firms including HP Labs, Microsoft and LinkedIn before she took the position as a full-time director of the SLIS programs.
Read her answers on how her experience in the private sector influences her role as director of SLIS and more at http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/interviews/sandra-hirsh/
“Teacher Certification Degrees” is a resource to those looking to explore, start or expand a career in education, with interviews from current educators on their experiences.