Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences


Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences
Library 2.021 Worldwide Virtual Conference

The San José State University School of Information presents three mini-conferences for 2021 to be held in March, June and October. 

Who Should Attend: Librarians, library staff members, and library school students and educators from around the globe 

Seguimos Creando Enlaces (Creating Connections) Conference

Seguimos Creando Enlaces: Civic Engagement in Action – Recordings Available

The March conference was held March 25 and 26, 2021, and brought the long-running bilingual (Spanish and English) Seguimos Creando Enlaces (Creating Connections) conference online. This event fosters community connections and cultural diversity in public, academic and special libraries,” said Steve Hargadon, who co-founded the Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series with Dr. Sandra Hirsh in 2011, as a way to facilitate topical discussions among information professionals worldwide. “In past years the event has welcomed library workers from both sides of the California-Mexico border to share best practices and work towards more inclusive library spaces for all.”

Seguimos Creando Enlaces 2021 was presented by the Southern California Library Cooperative in partnership with the SERRA Library Cooperative, California State Library, Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference Series, and the School of Information at San José State University. This conference was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Library 2.021 Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World

Library 2.021 Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World – Recordings Available

On June 17, 2021, the second of three Library 2.021 web conferences was held. The presentations addressed the challenges faced by librarians during the COVID-19 pandemic as they worked to bring their services, resources, and events into the virtual realm. They not only met these challenges but thrived in bringing dynamic digital content and engaging virtual programming and instructional events, such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons. Learn about some of the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post-COVID world. Sessions were recorded. Please visit the Library 2.0 conference website for more information. 

This event was organized in partnership with Ellyssa Kroski, the director of information technology and marketing at the New York Law Institute, as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books.

Library 2.021 Libraries as Community Anchors

Library 2.021: Libraries as Community Anchors

Join us from noon to 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 21, 2021, for the third and last Library 2.021 mini-conference on the theme of Libraries as Community Anchors. 

Abstract: Libraries are important Community Anchor Institutions, as defined by the FCC. They provide universal computer and Internet access to the public. And this access has become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, such as floods, drought, firestorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Beyond Internet access, libraries increasingly have an important role to play as second responders in large scale events, working to develop strategies to bridge technological digital divides and to promote digital access, equity, opportunity, and inclusion.

This free event is being organized in partnership with Don Means, director of the Gigibit Libraries Network, and Kristen Radsliff Rebmann, professor at the School of Information at San José State University.

Please register in advance to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.

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More information about the Library 2.021 Worldwide Virtual Conference series will be posted as it becomes available. Join the Library 2.0 network (it’s free) to stay updated about these conferences and other professional development options.