SJSU SLIS Faculty Presenting at Library 2.012 Conference


Faculty from the San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) will be among the vast lineup of global presenters, who are leading the conversation about the future of libraries in our hyperlinked world at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference.

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, SJSU SLIS professor and director, will open the Library 2.012 conference with her keynote presentation about how information professionals can take charge of the ever-changing information landscape. Following Dr. Hirsh’s opening keynote, SJSU SLIS faculty will share their research and knowledge with the worldwide audience of information professionals.

Join SJSU SLIS faculty online for the following presentations:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Title: How to be a Catalyst for Change: Redefining the Library 2.0 Information Professional
Abstract: This talk explores some of the perceptions of our profession, and what we can do as information professionals to change them.
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Hirsh
Time: 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Pacific Time

Title: Cutting, Polishing, and Displaying: Preparing Jewels from Your Thesis for Presentations and Publications
Abstract: The three presenters will discuss their processes for identifying and editing parts of their theses/dissertations for conference presentations and publications, as well as selecting appropriate venues for presenting and publishing.
Presenters: Diana K. Wakimoto, Clarence Maybee, and Virginia Tucker (SJSU SLIS)
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pacific Time

Title: Our Common Purpose: Libraries and LIS Education in Flux
Abstract: This session explores the impact of emerging technologies on library and information center missions and goals.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Stephens
Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pacific Time

Title: “23 Things” as Transformative Learning: Promoting Confidence, Curiosity and Communication via Library Staff Professional Development
Abstract: This presentation will provide updates about new models and delivery of “Library 2.0” style of learning and include suggestions for exemplary practice based evidence for those seeking to enhance their professional development offerings.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Stephens
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pacific Time

Title: Circle of Learning: Virtual Indigenous Community Development for MLIS Students
Abstract: Learn more about the Circle of Learning (COL), a distance-learning grant project developed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native librarians who understand tribal culture and are committed to addressing the challenges faced by libraries serving Native patrons.
Presenters: Jane Fisher (SJSU SLIS), Liana Juliano, Valarie Kingsland, and Tawa Ducheneaux
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pacific Time

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Title: Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience: “Futures Thinking” for Librarians and Information Workers
Abstract: This presentation will address the evolving and multiple roles that information professionals and librarians can play in crisis/disaster resilience and response when communities face a crisis/disaster.
Presenter: Dr. Chris Hagar
Time: 3 a.m. – 4 a.m. Pacific Time

Title: Cheaper or Faster: Who Benefits when Cities Manage the Public Library’s Information Technology Services?
Abstract: This presentation will share findings of the benefits of operational relationships between city information technology departments and public libraries.
Presenters: Cheryl Stenstrom (SJSU SLIS) and Ken Roberts
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pacific Time

Title: Finding the True Teen Behind the Mask
Abstract: This session will cover the developmental stages of adolescence and the way that physical, social, and psychological development impacts teens’ thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
Presenters: Dr. Joni Richards Bodart and Beth Wrenn-Estes
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific Time

Title: Who is the Distance Learning Librarian? Exploring Job Announcements to Understand Evolving Professional Roles
Abstract: This presentation presents an analysis of a rich dataset so that a more detailed articulation of the distance librarian-as-professional may be obtained.
Presenters: Kristen Radsliff Rebmann (SJSU SLIS), Donna Frederick, Stacey Nordlund, Elaine Hall, and Rachel Foote
Time: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pacific Time

Including the presentations by San José State University SLIS faculty members, there are 150 presentations and 11 keynotes scheduled for this global event that will be held in multiple languages and time zones.

To view the full hour-by-hour conference schedule, please visit: Once on this page, choose your time zone and click on the links to the individual sessions. (Links to the virtual rooms will go live in the schedule when the conference starts.) The conference kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, and runs until 10 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 4, 2012. All sessions will be recorded for future viewing.

The Library 2.012 conference is free to attend, and registration is not required.

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The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference.