Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference

repost from SLIS Library 2.0 Website.

The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please 
join the Library 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.

NEW for 2013! The Library 2.013 conference will feature two additional themed conference strands: 1) Doctoral Student Research and 2) Library and Information Center “Tours.” We encourage doctoral students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present their research and hone their online presentation skills. We also heard that many of you want to “see” libraries from around the globe. Presenters will take conference attendees on virtual tours of their libraries or information centers. We will post more information soon on the format of these tours.

Altogether, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Presenters may also submit presentations that cover LIS-related topics not included in the themed strands. The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a great opportunity for professional development and networking. View the Conference Strands. (As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience.)

We are looking forward to the third year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University
More Information:

Steve Hargadon
Web 2.0 Labs
Phone: 916-283-7901
More Information: and

  • The call for presentation proposals goes out early April.
  • The conference begins: October 18, 2013
  • International Advisory Board: Anyone can apply to be a member of the international advisory board. Advisory board members are recognized on the website and are asked to:
    • Promote both participation and attendance at the conference
    • Help us find additional partner organizations in their region(s)
    • Help support and potentially train presenters in their geographical region and local languages
    • If possible, help moderate sessions during the actual conference

    As a conference that is focused on being “inclusive,” our desire is to have international attendees see this as a truly world-wide and not a North-America-centric event, and to see themselves as full participants and presenters, not just the audience. To sign up for the advisory board, please make sure you have joined the Library 2.0 online network, and then join the advisory board group specifically at

  • Conference Partner Organizations:  Whether you are a small school library or a multi-national organization, we want to encourage you to become a conference partner. You must be non-commercial and primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to be approved. Once approved, your organization will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description; and you will be provided with a “spotlight” speaker session in the conference.Our goal for the conference is to have it continue to be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world. We recognize that much (if not most!) of the outreach for this conference will come from libraries, schools, or organizations who advertise the conference to their memberships, and we want to recognize and “reward” those who do this!

    There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization–all we ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network, and encourage participation as well as presentations and submissions. To apply to be a conference partner organization, please make sure you have joined the Library 2.0 online network, and then join the partner group specifically at

  • We’ll also be looking for volunteers and sponsors. Join the Library 2.0 network to receive updates, or contact Steve Hargadon ( for more information.
  • The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 conference series. Follow SJSU SLIS on Pinterest, including the Library 2.013 board.

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Library 2.013 Conference Presents Open Forum for Knowledge Sharing

repost from SLIS

We’re received many nominations for keynote presenters, and now it is your turn to join the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference lineup. This is the official call for presentation proposals.

This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries.

Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal and participate in this free event. There are no registration fees and no travel requirements. The entire conference will be held online via web conferencing, with presentations held in multiple languages and scheduled around the clock over the course of two days, starting October 18, 2013.

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations will cover eight subject strands, addressing a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Doctoral students will also have their own strand for presenting their research. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours.

Library 2.013 Conference Strands

  1. Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  2. Emerging Technologies and Trends
  3. Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
  4. Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
  5. User Centered Services and Models
  6. Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  7. Doctoral Student Research
  8. Library and Information Center “Tours”

To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here.

Your presentation does not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered – the strands exist for the convenience of those interested in finding particular themes. Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 15. If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early proposal submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is September 30. For presentation requirements, please visit:

Submit Your Proposal

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is our third installment of the Library 2.0 conference series, co-founded by the nationally ranked San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science and Web 2.0 Labs. Last year’s Library 2.012 conference featured 150 fully online presentations given by scholars and information professionals worldwide. If you missed any of the presentations, you can still access recordings of the presentations. A wealth of information was also shared during the inaugural Library 2.011 conference. A list of recordings can be found here.

For more information about the conference and how you can get involved as a partner, sponsor, volunteer, and advisory board member, please visit:

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University Scholars Series presents Natalie Boero

by Office of the Provost

Please join us for a presentation by Natalie Boero, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department.

The Office of the Provost, the University Library, and the Spartan Bookstore cordially invite you to attend the University Scholar Series. This series provides a unique opportunity for showcasing the important research and scholarly activities of SJSU faculty members. The second presentation of the Spring semester is next Wednesday, March 20th from Noon to 1pm in The Martin Luther King Jr Library, rooms 225/229.

Natalie Boero’s book, Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American “Obesity Epidemic,” examines how and why obesity has emerged as a public health concern and national obsession in recent years.  The book enters the world of bariatric surgeries and diet programs to show how common expectations of what bodies should look like help determine what interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this epidemic.  This book offers an alternate framing of obesity based on the insights of the “Health at Every Size” movement.

The final speaker for the Fall semester is:

  • Joel Franks, April 24th, The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to attend these events. Members of the public are welcome as well!

Please view the University Scholar Series website for more information.

We hope to see you there!