Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference

library2017The San Jose State University School of Information excitedly announces the Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference. There will be three topic-specific conferences held throughout the year, with each three-hour event featuring an opening and closing keynote session and crowd-sourced presentations. Registration is free. 

The first date is set for March 29, 2017, and will cover expertise, competencies and careers. The other two web conferences will be held in June and October and cover the topics of digital literacy and makerspaces.


Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies and Careers


All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators from around the world are invited to attend and participate in the March web conference sponsored by the American Library Association's "Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library" campaign.

  • What: Library and Information Experts Succeeding in the 21st Century: A Town Hall Dialogue on Competencies, Careers, and Successful Practice
  • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • Time: 12 - 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (Opening Keynote from 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: None

Moderated by Dr. Julie Todaro, ALA president, the opening keynote panel of thought leaders will explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st century information professionals.


The keynote panel dialogue will be followed by 10 to 15 crowd-sourced 30-minute presentations. The online and participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the research, work, or thinking on the skills and knowledge needed to support libraries of the future. The call for proposals is now open.


Held entirely online, the Library 2.017 web events are free to attend. The global conference was co-founded in 2011 by Dr. Sandra Hirsh of the San Jose State University School of Information and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution. Recorded sessions from past conferences are archived and available to download.


Please visit the conference website at for more information, including speaker biographies, proposal guidelines and registration.


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